Our Meetings


1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Formal Nights for talks, demonstrations, lively discussions and activities: 7:30pm at the Rutland Hotel, 452 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2PY.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Training Nights as well as our friendly "Cheers n Beers" gatherings in the public bar at the Rutland Hotel, 452 Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2PY.

5th Wednesdays in a month
Check out our events and Member's Hub on Facebook, as we either go out for meals and socials, or we do portable evenings.

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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 […]

SDWS FOUNDATION LICENCE EXAM SUCCESSES

**** STOP PRESS ****

….. Five new “home grown” licenced radio amateurs ! …..

Sheffield & District Wireless Society congratulates its first successful candidates in the Amateur Radio Foundation Licence examination, held on 15th April 2015, at the club premises (which is a registered examination centre). The five candidates were taught by Krystyna, 2E0KSH, who […]

Islands on the Air (IOTA) Contest 2015

We are making a strong commitment to the Islands on the Air Contest (IOTA) this coming year! We have booked 15 camping pitches at Seal Shore Campsite on the Isle of Arran for the period 23- 27 July 2015 as well as some rooms in the nearby hotel. We will have sole use of […]

We just can’t contain ourselves!

Yes, we have a website, we have the domain, we have a great Society and some excellent people amongst us, but we’re still tweaking here and there in the background. Don’t worry, just as soon as we’re finished with the chip butties, and got some good scores in the latest contests, then we’ll be back […]