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SDWS … FLYING HIGH IN THE CONTEST SCENE

Another big pat on the back to our SDWS Contesters…

Sheffield and District Wireless Society is making a real impact on the UK Amateur radio Contesting scene these days and it’s all due to a keen and enthusiastic band of members who are prepared to devote a large amount of time […]

Arran IOTA DXpedition Video 2016

At last, we have great delight in presenting you with our Arran IOTA DXpedition video for 2016. Sheffield & District Wireless Society, together with friends from the Worksop Amateur Radio Society, The Sheffield HF DX Group and the 93 Contest Group, made their second joint Dxpedition to the Isle of Arran in Scotland, EU123. Callsigns […]

CONGRATULATIONS SDWS CONTESTERS!

CONGRATULATIONS SDWS CONTESTERS !

It has just been announced that our contest team has reached the top ten in the RSGB Affiliated Societies Super League. 104 clubs took part over the past twelve months, entering the AFS trophy contests on the 160m, 80/40m, 6m, 2m and 70cm bands. The results were entered into a nationwide […]

DO YOU LIKE CONTESTING?

DO YOU LIKE CONTESTING? WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE IN A CONTEST GROUP?

Yes? … then look no further for you’ve found one!

Join SDWS and enter amateur radio contests for us! The Society already has a very keen and capable core of contesters but we are always on the look out for more […]

ANNUAL AWARDS EVENING : January 2016

Every year certificates are awarded to members who have excelled in various contests and in service to the Society. A short video of the recent awards evening, held on January 6th 2016, can be found here:

https://youtu.be/YVnn47jsF6M

On the same evening, Sheffield Wireless Society members were delighted to present a special award to Colin Wilson, […]

SSB FIELD DAY REPORT 5-6 SEPTEMBER 2015

SSB FIELD DAY REPORT: It was a great weekend with excellent weather (though cold overnight!), a great social atmosphere as well as a serious attitude to the contest. Band conditions were very poor indeed and the hourly contact rate was very slow and only exceeded 50 an hour at the end of the contest.

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SDWS & LOCAL CLUBS JOIN FORCES FOR THE IOTA CONTEST

The weekend of the 25-26th July this year, 2015 saw members of four local groups join up to field a strong contest team in the annual RSGB Islands on the Air (IOTA) Contest. They travelled independently up to the beautiful Isle of Arran in the Scottish Clyde estuary and stayed at the excellent Seal Shore […]

SDWS MEMBERS RECEIVE RSGB CONTEST AWARDS

SDWS MEMBERS RECEIVE AWARDS IN RSGB 5OMHz TROPHY CONTEST…

Two of our members, G3YJR and M6JIJ have received certificates for their entries in the June 2015 RSGB 50MHz Trophy. Graham, G3YJR for the Highest Placed 25W/Single antenna station and John M6JIJ for the highest placed Foundation Licensee.

John used a very modest vertical antenna and […]

VHF FIELD DAY 4-5 JULY 2015

G5TO/P: VHF NATIONAL FIELD DAY 4-5 JULY 2015

The Society has completed its second successful VHF NFD over last weekend. Despite average to mediocre conditions, the operating team made contact numbers comparable or better than many clubs in their sections.

Our entry is in the Mix ‘n Match section. For details see the RSGB […]

Contest calendar for 2015

The contest calendar for 2015 can be downloaded from here: Calendar

You can see that not a week goes by without a contest of some sort. Please feel free to enter as many or as few as you wish. This coming year the Society will once again be aiming to reach the top of the […]