Even though the North Wales Amateur Radio Group is only a few weeks old we all enjoyed a superb Christmas bash in our HQ, the Northwood Hotel in Rhos on Sea thanks to our host and member David Morgan and his lovely wife Sandy. As you can see, the spread that David and Sandy put on was really something spectacular and was enjoyed to bursting point by all of our members.
We also had a Yeasu FTDX1200 setup thanks to John Pritchard (MW0JWP) and even through the noise of the ongoing Christmas festivities John and Vince Fletcher (GW0NEC) managed some impressive first QSO’s from the groups HQ into Italy, North America, and even the Dominican Republic! Not bad going if you ask me!
All of the members enjoyed a spectacular evening in good company with good friends, we also signed up 6 new members and had time for the customary raffle with some excellent prizes being won.
Our chairman, Martin Moyse (2W0NKS) made a small presentation to David Morgan and his wife Sandy as a gesture of our appreciation for all of the work he had put into providing us with a superb buffet. Martin commented that 2020 would be a busy year for the group with some event stations already in the early stages of planning and announced that we would be entering the RSGB club of the year award in the new year! Martin went on to wish everybody a happy Christmas and New Year.
Photos by Tony Mottram (MW6TMQ)