What’s On 2018

Below is the latest programme for meetings which in most cases commence at 19.30 hrs in the Burley Memorial Hall, Common Lane, Waverton, Chester, CH3 7QN. Please note that Operating Evenings and Committee Meetings are normally held at the Waverton Institute which is immediately adjacent to the Burley Hall and which has its own large free car park. Check back frequently for updates and changes to the programme.



2/1 Bring & Tell. We want to hear all about your Xmas Goodies and new acquisitions!
9/1 Committee Meeting Waverton Institute
16/1 Due to the late postponement of the Annual construction Competition we will take the chance to look at some very interesting videos recommended by members and have a general discussion on the future of the society.
23/1 Surplus Equipment Sale
30/1 The Other Mans Shack - another chance to see the Shack of Howarth GW3TMP
6/2 7.0pm start for a contest night at the Burley Hall. We will operate in the UKAC 2m contest using a portable mast/antenna.
13/2 Committee Meeting Waverton Institute
20/2 Dave GW4GTE with an SDR update and an intriguing talk entitled "Remotely Possible" - not to be missed.
27/2 Dave Flanagan GW4ZAR - Anecdotal talk on competitions & contests such as UKAC
6/3 8.0pm start for a contest night at the Burley Hall. We will operate in the UKAC 2m contest using a portable mast/antenna.
13/3 Committee meeting
20/3 Paul Darlington M0XPD - 'Radiophony: a jaded ham's delight'
27/3 Graham G7NEH and Paul 2E0SQK give us an update on GB7WX and all things DMR
3/4 Annual General Meeting Burley Hall
10/4 Committee Meeting Waverton Institute
17/4 Keith GW4OKT on John Swinnerton, G2YS, one of the founding members of the Society - a reminiscence.
24/4 HF & VHF Operations Operating Evening from the Waverton Institute - setting up from 18.00
1/5 UKAC Contest Night
8/5 Committee Meeting
15/5 Dave G4JMF on his refurbushmwent of the WS46
22/5 Paul Henry 2E0SQK follow up talk on DMR
29/5 Quiz with the WADARC at Burley Hall at 7.30pm
5/6 UKAC Contest Night from Waverton Institute at 7.30pm. NB Not Burleigh Hall. The Institute is next door.
12/6 Committee Meeting
16/6 Saturday June 16th - 70th Anniversary Dinner, cost circa £25 head
19/6 Surplus Sale
26/6 VHF Field Day Planning Meeting
3/7 UKAC Contest Night TBA
7/7 VHF NFD - No club activity but members can always participate individually.
10/7 Committee Meeting
17/7 Annual Asset review. Please either bring in or provide details of all Society Assets you are currently holding so that we can update our inventory. This way we all know what the club owns and who has it.
24/7 Brian Austin G0GSF - A follow up talk from his ZS6BKW Mk2 lecture focusing on the use of Smith Charts.
31/7 Pie & Pint Night at the Ring O'Bells in Christleton. Meet 7.0pm for a 7.30pm meal. Note Venue change!
August No formal meetings but check back regularly for details of special events and portable outings.
  Radio Picnic at Llyn Brenig - Date TBA
4/9 Keith GW4OKT - Morse & More
11/9 Committee Meeting
18/9 Dave Roberts GW4NZN - Battle of Britain and its relevance to Amateur Radio.
25/9 HF Operating Evening from the Waverton Institute.
2/10 UKAC Contest Night
9/10 Committee Meeting
10/10 Inter-Club Quiz with the WADARC at Irby Cricket Club 7.30pm. (NB This is a Wednesday)
16/10 Back to Basics - Brains Trust. A chance to pose those very basic questions to our resident experts.
23/10 An introduction to "split frequency working" by Glynn GW4MVA.
30/10 Dave G4JMF on the new ICOM IC-7610 plus Dave G3UFO on his new Microwave Transmitter.
6/11 Surplus Sale
13/11 Committee Meeting
20/11 FT8 is the latest bright shiny object in the digital world - what is it? Glynn GW4MVA
27/11 Electrically Small Antennas - Brian Austion G0GSF (As usual not to be missed!)
4/12 Christmas Social Event at Cheshire View - Click here for Menu & check Noticeboard for details
11/12 Committee Meeting
18/12 Bring & Tell with festive Mince Pies & Sherry!
25/12 No Meeting