A major part of our activities is our social gatherings.
We meet on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of the month, with two sessions being held at our Walthew House HQ (usually the 3rd & 4th) and a third (usually the 1st) online using the Webex meeting system. A monthly Sunday session has also recently been introduced.
We aim to provide a means by which members can come together in a social atmosphere to discuss aspects of the hobby of mutual interest. At Walthew House, refreshments in the form of tea and coffee are available along with something from the resident biscuit tin.
However, it’s not just a place to come and chat as each session usually comes with a theme whether it be a radio related presentation, a practical session or an evening focused on our well equipped HF/V(U)HF station.
Delivered both in person and/or online, presentations have featured many diverse subjects ranging from Meteor scatter on 6 Metres, through FT8 and digital modes operation to Morse code. Speakers have included society members and guests from further afield.
Sometimes referred to as “Burnt Fingers Evenings”, these sessions involve construction where kits and other pieces of equipment useful to the radio enthusiast are put together. Soldering tuition and advice is provided by our experienced members and usually a fun evening is had by all.
Always popular sessions, members are able to use our fully equipped HF and VHF/UHF stations through a range of antennas situated on the roof of Walthew House.
Recently, the station has received considerable enhancement with addition of a new Icom IC7610 acquired from Lamco in Barnsley. The investment has been possible thanks to a considerable legacy left by our late former President Harry Arnfield G3LX in whose memory the station has been dedicated.
Morse Code Sessions
Our evening Walthew House meetings also feature a Morse code training session from 7pm (local) usually led by Evan M0TJU. There are a number of interested participants and if you’d like to join them please come along.