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2019 Awards Evening

2019 AWARDS EVENING…

Wednesday evening, 6th March 2019, saw a full room of SDWS members attend the Annual Awards Evening. You can view the Power Point presentation (in PDF format) by clicking on this link. Be aware that this is a large 29MB file so it could take some time to download if you have a slow internet.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/dcbpxw6vmsikwa1/SDWS_AWARDS_EVENING_2019_final_edition.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1cZf_sbyBZdFNOAq2Tx4e5Q-4QfZ80lMEQW_Y41Uc4z00kUUhdpH-I2F4

The evening began with an introduction by Andrew, G0HSA, the SDWS Chair, followed by the Secretary’s Power Point presentation of the past year’s Society activities. It was obvious that SDWS is going strong, thriving and doing very well in all the various contests we enter. Finally the awards were presented to those who were able to attend. Only a few could not be there and it’s proposed they will receive their awards at the April meeting, just before the main speaker begins his talk.

Bill, G4ZVB, receives his certificate for the leading SDWS member in the SSB section of the 2018 RSGB 80m Club Contests

It was a special pleasure to see John Raynes, G0BWG at the club last night. He has been a very loyal member supporting the club contest programme year after year, running just 5 watts QRP. It was also very good to see John M6JIJ, now 2E0RVX, back at the club again after a few month’s absence. We were also graced by Marcus, M6RUK’s presence as apparently the fish were not biting that evening 🙂 Good to see you Marcus!

The photos show most of last night’s action and are individually titled.

Many thanks to Bill, G4ZVB for most of these pictures.

Barry, G8AGN (right) receives the SDWS Home Construction Trophy for 2018 from the Society’s Chair, Andrew Bennett, G0HSA

G0BWG wins several awards for outstanding results in the QRP section of the RSGB 80m CCs

Andy, M0GAV won a whole clutch of SDWS Contest Awards for his outstanding performances in the RSGB UKACs last year


Graham G3YJR (right) was the leading SDWS member in the 2018 UKACs on 2.3GHz


John, M6JIJ (now 2E0RVX) was leading Foundation licencee in the UKAC contests last year


Steve, 2E0FST, won a Highly Commended Award for his entries in the Beginner’s Section of the 2018 Home Construction Competition

Dave, M5DWI (left) presents G3YJR with the DWI 144MHz QRP DX Trophy and certificate for 2018


Barry, G8AGN (right) receives the Award for Best Society lecture of 2018
The subject of the lecture was Arduinos



Russell, M6URH (left) receives the Society Award for Progress in Amateur Radio during 2018.
In spite of some difficulties he persevered and passed his Foundation examination with us last year. He is now active on HF running 10 watts of SSB and has already made many contacts outside the UK.



Jayne, M0JNE, has put in a lot of work as course tutor and was rewarded for her efforts with a special award for Service to Society




Andy, M0GAV (left) has for years been our most successful contester, especially in the RSGB UKAC series. He was awarded a special Certificate of Appreciation for his efforts, which include week after week of portable operations on Houndkirk Moor and Wharncliffe often in severe weather. His efforts not only ensured SDWS won the UKAC Local Club league in 2017 but got us (operating as 93 Group then) to second place in 2018!


John, G0BWG( right) was formally recognised for his consistent support of SDWS in both VHF and HF Contests. Running 10 watts or less, he enters logs in the RSGB UKACS, 80m CCs and the Autumn 80m Series week after week. He is an invaluable member of our contest team.

Other awards could not be collected as the recipients (listed below) could not attend the awards Evening:

SDWS Home Construction Competition:
Beginner’s Trophy: Iftikhar Ahmed, 2E0LVP
Advanced Highly Commended Certificate: Colin Shaw, M5FRA

Certificates of Appreciation for Service to the Society:
Steve Hambleton, G0EAK for work in organisation examinations

Outstanding Progress in Amateur Radio:
Iftikhar Ahmed, 2E0LVP

UKAC and RSGB 80m CC Contest Awards:
Tim Jones, 2E0TJX
Andy, 2E0RET


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