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!

WARS talk on ATV

On the 3rd of May 2022 Dave Rimmer and members of the Wirral Amateur Radio Society gave an excellent talk and demonstration on Amateur TV (ATV).

Amateur radio encompasses a wide variety of modes and innovation. One of these fascinating areas is amateur television which covers all aspects of video production, editing, transmission and reception of television. It has often been at the forefront of the technology developments. Many amateur stations are now transmitting digital pictures (DATV) using the DVB broadcast standards; and using video streaming technologies to exchange pictures with ATV operators around the world.

Thanks to Dave Rimmer and the lads from WARS for coming and giving us this fantastic talk.

To find out more about the Wirral Amateur Radio Society please click HERE


On Tuesday the 26th of April 2022 NWARG held our AGM which was well attended by our members. The previous committee was voted back on with the addition of 3 new members to the committee…

The committee members are: Chairman: Martin P Moyse 2W0NKS, Vice Chairman: Tony Mottram MW6TMQ, Secretary: Sandra Holmes MW6ACZ, Treasurer: Peter Roberts GW4UWD, Exams Officer: Pat Harper 2W0HUU, Training Officer: John Pritchard MW0JWP, Equipment’s Officer: Phil Hughes 2W0PWH, Events Officer: Alan Beardow MW7PWH, Committee Member: Ted Pierce MW6ADF: Committee Member: Carl Kibblewhite MW6PQQ, Nets Manager: Stuart Armitage GW4 EHZ

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