Latest News and Activities

Cycling heroes!

While several of us were at the Ranskill Scarecrow Festival on Saturday, 9th June, one of our members, Scott, and his friend Gary, did a sponsored 75 mile cycle ride for our local hospice, starting and finishing at the Club’s HQ in Worksop

There was no Saturday morning sleep-in for Debbie, Fundraiser for Bassetlaw Hospice or David, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council who came to see them off at 8.15am – pictured here with the cycle ride support team.

Scott and Gary completed the ride in 6 and three-quarter hours having made 2 stops along the way one of which was to call in to see us at the Ranskill Scarecrow Festival.

 

 

Big Red Tent on Tour – part 2

Our Big Red Tent had its second outing of the year on Saturday, 9th June when we attended the Ranskill Scarecrow Festival to promote Amateur Radio as a hobby for all.  We had a fantastic day. The weather, unlike last year, was perfect – warm and sunny all day, and we had  lots of visitors.

Big Red Tent on Tour!

Saturday, 26th May 2018 saw the first outing of the year for our Big Red Tent  when we attended a Family Gala organised by the Doncaster Central branch of the Royal British Legion. Tom, who is currently their Chairman (and also one of our members) asked if we could take along our gazebo and some radios. We never need asking twice! The weather was kind – warm and sunny for a change – and we had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day. We’ll be out doing it all again on 9th June, this time at the Ranskill Scarecrow Festival

This year is the 30th anniversary

This year is the 30th anniversary of the official opening of the Worksop Amateur Radio Society Clubhouse.

We are asking members how they would like to mark the occasion? Suggestions please! sent details to info AT g3rcw.org.uk.

You can read about the renovations and view some old photos on the Club’s website www.g3rcw.org (under the ‘Information’ tab) http://g3rcw.org.uk/information/history/

 

If you were a former or a founder member of the Radio Society, we would love to hear from you – please use the contact us section of the website to get in touch or please come and visit us on a Tuesday or Thursday Evening.

Christmas Party 2017

Our Christmas Party will be on the evening of the 19th December, Please Note!

Entry is by ticket only and the tickets will be on sale for members soon.

As in previous years, members may bring a guest who will also require a ticket. There will be the usual raffle on the night for larger prizes and there is a free buffet (Yum!).

Harold Chadwick (G8ON) Cup

Peter Nettleton (M0XKF) Receives the Harold Chadwick (G8ON) Cup from the Society Chairman Martin Fearn (M0ZMF). The Harold Chadwick Cup is awarded to a Society member of outstanding service to the Society.

Peter has been a long term Treasurer and then Trustee of the Society, many members would say if it wasn’t for the Partnership of the Late Roy Frettsome (G4WPW) and Peter there wouldn’t be a Worksop Amateur Radio Society. We are all very grateful for all Peter has done for the Society.

Peter has retired from the Trustee role at the AGM in October 2017, and will remain a life member of Worksop Amateur Radio Society.

Harold Chadwick , who the cup is named after was one of the founder members of North Notts. Radio Society, from which came the Worksop Amateur Radio Society, Harold was well know in the Town, and a keen member of the Rotary Club.

Amongst other things, in 1961 Harold gave a demonstration of Amateur Radio at a ‘Hobby Fair’ in Worksop organised by the Rotary Club.

Many local people in Worksop may also remember Harold as the manager of the Labour Exchange. Harold’s son Peter Chadwick (G3RZP) went on to become a President of the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB).

Worksop’s National Winners

Two members of Worksop Amateur Radio Society have won National Awards, in Amateur Radio Contesting. Tony (M6KTP) from Sheffield and John (2E0DXK) who is from Chesterfield, have won Awards from the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) for the Leading Foundation and Intermediate Licence holders in the National UK activity contests, being the highest in the league table at the end of the contest Year.

These Amateur Radio Contests take place weekly, and involve member finding and making contact with other Radio Amateurs in the UK and Europe.

Tony (M6KTP) accepting his award from Martin (M0ZMF) Chairman of Worksop Amateur Radio Society. These awards were given out at the RSGB Convention, unfortunately neither Tony or John were able to make that occasion.
Martin says that “its great to see Society members picking up National Awards. Worksop Amateur Radio Society has only been taking part in the UK Activity contests for a few years, but has been quite successful”.

 

John and MartinJohn (2E0DXK) picking up his award from Worksop Amateur Radio Societies Chairman. Both Tony and John, gained their Foundation Licence in 2015. Following an Exam their Call Signs are issued by Ofcom.

 

There are three levels of Amateur Radio Licence in the UK currently, these are Foundation, Intermediate and Full. Each Licence requires a Radio Amateur to Study for and take exams.
Both Tony and John received training and took there exams at Worksop Amateur Radio Society.