NWARG Auction and Table Sale

On the 1st of November 2022 NWARG held an Auction and Table Sale. It went remarkably well given the awful weather people had to turn out in! Pictures are a taster but there was loads more equipment there for sale. We made a tremendous profit of £118.60 for club funds and everyone had a great time. Thank you to everyone who turned out to support this.

A huge thank you to Stuart who has put hours and weeks into this. Also to our “catering” team Caz, Louise and Leo.

We also launched the Christmas Raffle, pic attached. This one is for Repeater Funds. Looks like some nice radios there!

NWARG Talk on the Special Operations Executive 4 Oct 2022

On Tuesday the 4th Oct we had a great talk by Peter UDW on SOE, Special Operations Executive.
The talk was all about communications, being dropped into occupied Europe to organise and assist in destabilising the Nazi war machine, usually with only a six week life expectancy before being caught!

Peter has put a huge amount of work into this so it was great to see such a huge turn out ,

We were joined by some of our friends from WARS, the Wirral and district radio club.

Photographs and report by Stuart Armitage

NWARG Summer BBQ 2022

The North Wales Amateur Radio group held its annual summer BBQ and raffle at our clubs HQ in Mochdre on the 9th of August 2022! The weather was fantastic, the food was delicious and the company was sublime as ever.

The BBQ was a huge success but without the hard work of some of our dedicated members the BBQ simply could not have happened. Thanks to :-

  • Tony and Carol for all their tremendous hard work preparing and cooking the food in the heat of the mid-day sun.
  • Debbie and Louise for the beautiful cakes
  • Marina and Peter for the stunning “radio” cake
  • Ted and Sandra for all the work put into planning and organising the BBQ
  • All of the willing helpers for putting up and taking down tents and generally doing all the work!
  • And of course to our good friends from the Wirral Amateur Radio Society for traveling down to join us for our BBQ.

The Raffle was also a massive success with some superb prizes that had kindly been donated by Cara Chen from Retevis Radio, Sam from Radio World, Mike – G3SED, Mike Devereux from Nevada Radio and Lee from Lamco.
The raffle raised £440 which was a fantastic result.

How many NWARG members does it take to erect a 9×9 tent!

NWARG now has it’s very own ex Army 9×9 tent. These tents were extensively used in the British Army as command post tents and for attaching to Army Landrovers. The tent is designed to be erected quickly and easily by no more than 2 soldiers and was often erected single handed. However, how many NWARG members does it take to erect a 9×9?

Fox Hunting with WARS

A huge thanks to Dave, Kieran  and the lads from Wirral amateur radio society for coming down to demo some fox hunting antennas and fox hunt transmitters and for planting the fox box for our members to find was great fun seeing everyone looking and well done to Nigel for finding it , also to Tony tmq for his original dress sense 😂

Special Event Station GB1QJ celebration the Queens platinum jubilee

On Saturday the 4th of May 2022 the North Wales Amateur Radio Group held a special event station on the Colwyn Bay promenade adjacent to the new pier and on Moel Famau which is is the highest hill in the Clwydian Range to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II platinum jubilee.

The special event station was attended by members of NWARG and attracted interest from several members of the passing public who were curious what amateur radio was all about.

Club night 31 May 2022

Although it was a relatively quiet night at the club tonight there were plenty of activities going on including Peter GW4UWD demonstrating his Elecraft CW setup and Martin 2W0NKS putting on a show of his model dioramas and Subaru RC car.. As always everybody enjoyed some good chatter, coffee and wagon wheels!

Congratulations Mr & Mrs Harper

Our member Pat Harper 2W0HUU tied the knot with his lovely wife Deborah on the 20th of May 2022 at the Kinmel Manor Hotel in Abergele. The ceremony was witnessed by NWARG members Martin Moyse 2W0NKS, Tony Mottram MW6TMQ, Caz Mottram, Sandra Pierce MW6ACZ, and Ted Pierce MW6ADF. In the evening more NWARG members, Zena Pugh MW7NZP, Nigel Pugh GW0TPF, Chris Jaggard GW1OIK, and Stuart Armitage GW4EHZ arrived to celebrate the couples joining in holly matrimony.

The committee and members of NWARG would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Pat and Deborah and wish them all the best as they embark on this next chapter of their lives together.
May the years ahead be filled with love and joy

NWARG Special Event Station – Mills on the air, Parrys Mountain, Anglesey

On the 15th of May 2022 NWARG held another successful special event station to celebrate “mills on the air”. To find out more about the windmill click HERE

We used the callsigns GB0PM & GB1PM for the event, you can visit the event station QRZ page HERE.

Video (to follow soon) by Tony Mottram MW6TMQ

17th May 2022 at the club

Another great night at the club HQ. There were lots of activities going on including soldering ,CW & HF radios in use. Of course the coffee and tea was flowing well as always!

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