Our Meetings

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

2nd,3rd & 4th Wednesdays
are 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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…. an update


At the time of writing this post (mid March 2021) we are yet to decide on a firm date for when we can resume our “in the flesh” meetings in Sheffield. It is now one year since we met at the Rutland Hotel in […]

G5YL , Krystyna Haywood, appointed RSGB Region 4 District Representative

SDWS |are proud to announce the appointment by RSGB of our former Chairperson, Krystyna Haywood, G5YL to the office of Region 4 District representative

Sheffield and District Wireless Society is delighted and proud to announce that founder member and former Chairperson, Krystyna Haywood, who recently qualified for her Full Licence as G5YL, has […]

Celebrate 100 years of SDWS during September’s RSGB SSB Field Day

It’s that time of year as a society to start coming together to quickly prepare for a fabulous weekend of fun with competitive contesters working with newer members to have a great fun weekend, teaching contesting, learning how to log and getting to grips with the real excitement of radio sport contesters with members […]

The way forward with Foundation & Intermediate Licence Training

For several years I have been the Wireless Society’s main Trainer for Foundation and some intermediate, with support from a range of members pitching in to help out.

I have in the past year taken much needed time out to learn for, and gain my full amateur radio licence. I am looking forward […]

Retiring Chair’s Statement for our AGM on 5th September

This is a positive statement looking back and looking forwards for Sheffield Wireless; prepared arising from my planned absence for the AGM.

SDWS started back in October 2013 as a result of an exciting meeting at the University Arms planning the formation of a new group and a new contesting team. It was a fantastic […]

A message to the GB3EE persecutors regarding children & families

It is clear to the local Amateur Radio fraternity that there are a group of individuals on the GB3EE repeater with a goal to seek to persecute and oppress a certain M3 individual, to prevent that person using GB3EE, and also prevent anyone who is in communication with the said person, as well as to […]

Five Intermediate 2E0 Successes

We’re a bit late at announcing this, but non the less we are delighted at Sheffield Wireless to announce a 100% pass rate of 6 foundation holders who tonight passed their exam to become 2E0 Intermediates only a few months ago..!!

We’re even more delighted that it was a woman, Jayne M6KLE, with the highest […]


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 […]

Foundation Licence Now YouTube Video – Module 3 on Safety in Amateur Radio

We’re pleased to announce the next video installment for the Foundation Licence Now course on the theme of Safety in Amateur Radio.

Foundation Licence YouTube Video – An Introduction

Sheffield Wireless is delighted to provide an Introduction YouTibe Video as to what’s involved in the Foundation Licence Now Course.  Created by and led by Trainer Krystyna 2E0KSH, we are offer this as part of a distance learning initiative, becoming one of many amateur radio societies up and down the UK who provide training to […]