What’s On 2019


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.
 

 

2019

   
January  
8/1 QCX KIT pros & cons.
15/1 Committee Meeting Waverton Institute
22/1 Baker Island DXpedition
29/1 Brains trust - send your questions to our Secretary Keith GW4OKT
   
February  
5/2 Surplus sale
12/2 Committee Meeting Waverton Institute
19/2 TBC G3UFO
26/2 Talk by Bill Silversides
   
March  
5/3 Receiver shoot out. The Elecraft K1, 2 & 3 versus an Icom 7300 - don't miss it!!
12/3 Committee Meeting
19/3 Pre AGM Meeting - your club needs you!
26/3 Keith GW4OKT reveals the new syllabus for the Advanced Amateur Licence - would we still pass?
   
April  
2/4 Annual General Meeting
9/4 Committee Meeting
16/4 Radio Clinic - need a question answered or advice on operating a specific piece of equipment. Bring it along and we'll try and help.
23/4 Videos of the Heard Island and Kiribash DXpeditions (T32)
30/4 Chris G0PJX on the Battle of Jutland - not to be missed!
   
May  
7/5 Mills on the Air planning meeting at the Plough Waverton 19.30 hrs.
8/5 (Weds) Quiz with the the Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club at Irby Cricket Club 20.00hrs NB This is a Wednesday
10/5 We will meet at Stretton Mill at 10.00 am to erect antennas and the club tent and do necessary transmission checks.
11/5 (Sat) Mills on the Air operation from Stretton Water Mill. We will be using the call GB2SWM. Arrival from 09.00 hrs.
12/5 (Sun) Mills on the Air operation from Stretton Water Mill. We will be using the call GB2SWM. Arrival from circa 09.00 hrs.
14/5 Committee Meeting
21/5 Morse Classes at 7.0pm followed by "Bring & Tell". NB. Members coming for the morse should bring paper and pen and should get there 10 minutes before time as late arrivals will disrupt proceedings.
28/5 Morse Classes at 7.0pm followed by a "Grand Surplus Sale" - there really will be some good stuff I'm told! NB. Members coming for the morse should bring paper and pen and should get there 10 minutes before time as late arrivals will disrupt proceedings.
  If the Morse Classes are well supported it is intended that they will continue on a regular basis.
June  
4/6 UKAC 2m Contest Activity Night at the Burley Hall
11/6 Committee Meeting
18/6 Videos - New & exciting videos promised for this evening.
25/6 Fox Hunting - Phil G8IPT (something for the warm days of Summer)
   
July  
2/7 UKAC 2m SSB Contest Activity Night at the Waverton Institute (SSB Section starts at 8.0pm)
9/7 Committee
16/7 Morse Classes at 7.0pm followed by Brian Austin G0GSF - "The Jodrell Bank Story".
23/7 Morse Classes at 7.0pm followed by Visit of RSGB President Dave Wilson M0OBW to present RSGB Region 3 "Club of the Year Award". Dave will also update us on all matters RSGB.
30/7 Pie & Pint Evening at the Plough Waverton 7.0pm for 7.30pm. XYL/YLs welcome/recommended!
   
August We don't meet formally in August but check back here for any details of portable operating/ radio picnics.
   
22/8 Daytime Ops from Stretton Water Mill. Times approx 09.30 - 1600. The more the merrier!
   
Sept  
3/9 UKAC 2m Contest Activity Night at the Waverton Institute
10/9 Committee
17/9 Annual Construction Competition
24/9 Video's - some good one promised.
22/9 (Sun) Cancelled due to weather.
   
October  
1/10 Construction Competition reprise - the proud entrants describe their projects.
8/10 Committee
15/10 Baluns - A practical approach by Bruce M0CVP
22/10 Bring & Tell
29/10 Grand Surplus Sale including sale of all items from the shack of Jim G1KEP. Not to be missed. A list of the main items can be accessed by clicking here. This list does not include antennas, cables, mast parts and a wide range of hard to find hardware & components. Abbreviations used: HB (Home Brew) ATW ( Appears to work OK)
   
November  
5/11 Clandestine Communications - the Radios of the Spies - Brian Austin G0GSF
12/11 Committee - 8.0pm Waverton Institute
19/11 Quiz with the the Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club at the Burley Hall Waverton - with light refreshments
26/11 Prelude to and subsequent First World War Sea Battles of Coronel and First Falklands (Part 1)- a follow on by Chris G0PJX to his very well received talk on the Battle of Jutland. Part 2 will follow inthe new year.
   
December  
3/12 Part 2 of Grand Surplus Sale of items from the shack of Jim G1KEP. A list of the main items (less those sold at the earlier sale) can be accessed by clicking here.
10/12 Xmas dinner at Cheshire View. The menu is available by clicking here. Menu choices should be advised to G3TZO by 30th November please. It would be be great to see as many members (past and present) and friends at this festive time of the year. If you would like to come please email G3TZO as soon as possible with names. The meal is a 7.0pm for 7.30pm start - dress smart casual.
17/12 Xmas Social and natter night at the Burley Hall with Mince Pies & Sherry!!
   
  2020
January  
7/1 Quiz with Wrexham Club at the Burley Hall
14/1 Committee - 8.0pm Waverton Institute
21/1 Practical soldering demonstration by Bill G6ATO
28/1 Part 2 to the talk by Chris G0PJX on "First World War Sea Battles of Coronel and First Falklands".
   
February  
4/2 Test Equipment & how to use it. A practical demonstration by Phil G8IPT
11/2 Committee - 8.0pm Waverton Institute
18/2 "Ask the Team" - get the answer to those questions you were always itching to get an answer to. All questions will be read out anonymously on the night. Hopefully we will get more than one answer!! Pop your question to any Committee Member before 11th Feb.
25/2 Bring & Tell