Archived Posts 2023

Tales from the Farm – Part 1 (July 2023)

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Posted: 11th July 2023

Walthew House Open Day

Thanks to everyone who came to our open day on Saturday and it was nice to see some faces we haven’t seen for a while.

A fabulous day helped with delicious bacon and sausage butties cooked expertly by Tony’s daughter and son in law.

Posted 2nd July 2023

GB23C comes to SRS

Tuesday evening saw Evan activate this special callsign from Walthew House using mostly CW.

A successful evening with around 40 stations from Europe and further afield entering the log.

For more info re the special call follow this link.

Posted: 28th June 2023

G5O/P wins the Bristol Trophy

With June 2023 nearly done, congratulations are due to the society’s contest team who once again secured top spot in their section in this year’s NFD.

For the full story of the weekend prepared by Tom M0DCG please click on the certificate.

Posted 27th June 2023

How to make short distance contacts using HF with Evan M0TJU

Evan M0TJU delivering his presentation to members present @ Walthew

Tuesday 6th June saw Evan deliver his latest propagation presentation this time aimed at making contacts locally with HF.

A fully illustrated presentation entertained the select band of members who’d ventured to Walthew House and joined in via Webex. An interesting discussion followed with online real time examples which helped to enhance further the discussion.

Thank you Evan, and we’re already looking forward to the next episode.

If you were not able to attend, or did so and would like to view the presentation again it is available on the society’s YouTube channel, or a pdf can be obtained from a librarian.

Updated: 10th June 2023

The CW leg of this year’s series of contests took place over the weekend of the 27th & 28th May 2023.

This year for a change, our group entered two of the society’s callsigns, G8SRS & M5MDX from the hilltop site near Rainow.

For details of the stations and how the group got on, please visit the dedicated page.

Posted: 31st May 2023

GB0DBA Dambusters Raffle

Our latest raffle was drawn at 12 midday on Monday 22nd May 2022 and as usual the winner was chosen by a strait race of competing ducks over a one minute course.

The prize was an MFJ-261 Dummy Load supplied by MFJ for which we offer our thanks.

Click on the photo above to view the race and congratulations to the winner.

Posted: 22nd May 2023

Bramhall Park Duck Race

Thank you to everyone who joined us at the 2023 Bramhall Park Duck Race once again organised by the Bramhall & Woodford Rotary Club.

Please follow this link for a brief story of the event from SRS’s point of view.

Updated: 21st May 2023

GB0DBA @ Walthew House Day 2

Another successful evening with plenty of stations entering the DBA log on HF, VHF and digital.

The photo shows Nigel M0VNL operating on 2 Metres with Roy G6RSU listening in.

Posted: 17th May 2023

EJ6KP – Great Blasket Island Dxpedition 2023

EJ6KP/p 16th May to 18th May Dxpedition to Great Blasket Island EU-007

Three members of Stockport Radio Society, Pete M1PTR, Tom M0DCG and Kieron M5KJM/EI6KP are planning on operating SSB during daylight hours. All subject to weather for the crossing.

We have planned day trips to the island on Tues Weds Thurs 16th 17th & 18th May.  We hope to be QRV between 1130 and 1530 on SSB using 10m – 40m.

At other times back on the mainland we will use EI6KP in the evenings 40m & 80m.
Please give us a call.

I’ll try to post our daily plan on Twitter  Hash tag #EJ6KP

73 de Pete, M1PTR

GB0DBA @ Walthew House

A fun day was had by all at Walthew House.

Many stations entered the log whether they be HF, V(U)HF, digital or via the QO100 satellite.

The pick of the bunch? Too many to mention but the QSO with GB3RS through QO100 did stand out.

We’ll be back again on Tuesday evening, so listen out for GB0DBA.

Please see our dedicated page for more information.

Posted: 14th May 2023

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Posted: 11th May 2023

John Elliott G3WFK SK 18.4.2023

It is our sad duty to report the loss of John who passed away on Tuesday 18th April 2023 after a long illness.

Our thoughts and sympathies go to Elaine 2E1BVS and john’s family at this difficult time.

Posted: 24th April 2023

QO-100 at Walthew House

Posted: 8th April 2023

My Adventures in Amateur Radio – The Moon and other Satellites’ with Peter Taylor G8BCG.

In a nod to the long gone TV programme “This is your life”, Tuesday 4th April saw an enthusiastic audience gather at Walthew House and online to hear Peter recount his adventures in amateur radio here in the UK and overseas.

A fascinating and very entertaining evening Peter, thank you.

Posted: 5th April 2023

The results of the 2022 CQ WW DX SSB contest have been announced and our contesters have achieved third place in the 48 hour event. Eagerly awaited are the results of the CW event which took place in November 2022.

Please click on the certificate for more information.

Posted: 5th April 2023

March, the month which sees the dawn of Spring in the northern hemisphere and for our contesters the month which sees the start of the contesting season with one of the planet’s biggest events occurring over the weekend of the 25th & 26th. Click here to keep up with the story.

Just before the plug was pulled, the final scores on the doors was:

Updated: 27th March 2023

Sunday @ Walthew House

Some photos taken during today’s “Sunday @ Walthew House” meeting. Great to hear Bob G4GDG, Simon M0TYY, Neil M6NAE, Stephen 2E0SUG and Roy G6RSU on the 10 Metre net, and Carsten G0SYP via Q0-100.

Posted: 12th March 2023

SRS in the spotlight

During our visit to the TAS Mermorabilia Fair we were very pleased to welcome many visitors to our display.

One such visitor was Tom 2E1FUE from Buxton who spent a bit of time with us discussing our activities and amateur radio in general from which has produced a short video which is available to watch on Tom’s YouTube channel.

Thank you Tom and it was really good to meet you on the day.

Posted: 2nd March 2023

TAS Aviation Memorabilia Fair

The final weekend of February 2023 saw this popular event held under the wings of Concorde “Alpha Charlie” at the Runway Visitor Park, Manchester Airport.

With a prime location by the hangar window with a clear view of passing planes, the team had a fabulous weekend with many visitors to the event stopping by to say hello. It was also pleasing to meet Lewis M3HHY of Ringway Manchester YouTube fame as well as Martin, Andy and the team from Airliners Live.

The weekend of the 22nd and 23rd of July sees the summer event with plans already being made.

Posted: 28th February 2023

SRS Net via QO-100 Satellite

Sunday 19th February 2023 will be remembered by members as the day in which the first club net via the QO-100 satellite was completed.

A project which began in 2022 came to a head in the afternoon of a cool February Sunday when contact was established between our Chair Tony M0SAV in Stockport and members Carsten G0SYP in Stretford, Manchester and Peter G8BCG in Cornwall.

Using a Ground Station supplied by DXPatrol of Portugal, Tony finally connected all the pieces of the jigsaw and successfully completed the contact.

Sunday @ Walthew House

A fun Sunday morning at Walthew House – Stockport’s Centre for the Deaf and Blind was had by all with many activities taking place. Thanks to Slawek Kubecki for running this morning’s 10 Metre net portable in Styal.

Posted: 12th February 2023

Audio Special “Helping us Hear’ by Mark Bryant M0UFC

We were pleased to welcome to Walthew House Mark M0UFC from Bolton Wireless Club who presented an evening focussed on audio and hearing and what help is out there for those who need it.

Mark for many years has produced magazines and literature in an audio format for the Radio Amateurs Invalid and Blind Charity (RAIBC) which are of help to many. For information about the charity and its services, please follow the link above.

Thank you Mark for a very interesting presentation which was enjoyed by all those present, both at Walthew House and online.

Posted: 8th February 2023

Burnt Finger Evening

Time for an old favourite to make a return, the practical construction evening which has over the years in SRS circles acquired the nickname “Burnt Fingers” Session.

Tuesday 24th saw a fair throng of members braving a cold winter’s night, many warming themselves with a hot mug of tea and a slice of Ginger and Plum Jam Cake (thanks Neil) before firing up the soldering irons to get stuck in to building one of the many kits available on the night.

A fun evening was had by all with the promise of many more to come. Oh, and by the way our ready to hand first aid box was not troubled as we are pleased to say there were no burnt fingers!

Posted: 25th January 2023

RSGB AFS 40/80 Metre SSB Contest 2023

The third of this year’s AFS series of contests took place in the afternoon of Saturday 21st January with Tom M0DCG (189 QSOs), Andrew M0AQM with callsign G1D (55 QSOs) and Kieron M5KJM (80 QSOs) joining the throng.

Further details with operating tips and help with setting up N1MM can be found on our dedicated page.

That’s it for this year’s 40/80 Metre events with the results of the digital and SSB legs eagerly awaited. Next up on the contesting front is the CQ WPX Phone contest at the end of March.

Posted: 23rd January 2023

RSGB AFS 40/80 Metre CW Contest 2023Results announced

The results of this year’s contest have been announced with our team of G3SHF, M0DCG and M0TJU finishing in 18th place overall out of 49 entries in the local clubs section.

More importantly, of the 3 station teams entering the contest our entry lead the way. Well done Bernard, Tom and Evan. For a full write up of this year’s CW event please follow this link and don’t forget to visit our dedicated AFS Contest page.

The SSB Leg of this year’s 80/40 Metre AFS contests takes place this coming Saturday the 21st January. Anyone wishing to enter on our behalf should also visit our dedicated page for information and a guide as to entering and use of the N1MM logging program.

Posted: 19th January 2023

RSGB AFS 80/40M Datamodes Contest – Sunday 15th January 2023

The 2nd in this year’s series of AFS contests takes place on Sunday this weekend.

Please follow this link to our dedicated page where you can find details of the contest and a helpful setup guide for those using N1MM logging program.

Update: Well done and thank you to Evan M0TJU for competing on our behalf with 12 Contacts in the bag.

Updated: 16th January 2023

Thank you from Walthew House

Posted 10th January 2023

Sunday @ SRS (8th January 2023)

Also active was Nigel M0VNL who tuned into some FT8 on 2 Metres using our FT897. Stations in the G8SRS log included Adrian G0EHG, a strong signal from down the road in Alderley Edge.

Posted 10th January 2023

RSGB AFS 40/80 Metre CW Contest 2023

The first of this year’s AFS series of contests took place in the afternoon of Saturday 7th January with Bernard G3SHF (235 QSO’s), Tom M0DCG (134 QSO’s) and Evan M0TJU (178 QSO’s) joining the throng.

The next in the series is the datamodes event on Sunday 15th January followed by the SSB event on Saturday 21st January. All events start at 13.00UTC lasting for 4 hours finishing at 17.00UTC.

Further details with operating tips and help with setting up N1MM can be found on our dedicated page.

Posted 10th January 2023

Andy Finn 2E0GCL (1962 – 2022) Tribute

This site is a tribute to Andrew Finn. He is much loved and will always be remembered.

Andrew, my big brother, was taken ill while in Scotland visiting family at the end of October, and passed away in Edinburgh on 13th December. He was peaceful and I was with him. He was a loving son to parents Joseph and Ellen, Brother-in-law to David, Uncle to Robert and Euan and Great Uncle to Samuel and Joshua. He will be greatly missed. Janice.

HF Airband 2022

Tuesday saw us entertained by Evan with his latest presentation which was attended by members at Walthew House and online allowing plenty of interaction.

Posted: 4th January 2023

A trio of operators for G3LX

The Tuesday between Christmas & New Year has been traditionally a day for some fun at Walthew House. So after a few baron years, Tuesday 27th December saw Evan M0TJU, Tony M0SAV and Simon M0TYY take the opportunity to air the club callsign on a variety of bands and modes.

Also in the room was Nigel M0VNL who fired up our FT897 for some digital QSOs.

Posted: 28th December 2022