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.

Join the RSGB

Join us!

One of our main aims is to provide FREE lifetime membership to all who are interested in Amateur Radio, locally in and around the Sheffield area. What local club or society for you know that charges no membership fees and no subscription fees? The Rutland Hotel generously offered us a free room up to late 2018, after which the new management asked us to pay a room hire charge of £50 per night. As a result we have had to reduced our formal meetings to one a month. Since we do not have a membership subscription we now rely on voluntary donations to fund the room hire.

Since the room hire charge is a firth of the hotel’s normal charge, all we ask is that you buy a drink or two from the bar, or coffee & teas, and even join some of the members who choose to have a regular snack or a meal as a thank you to the hotel in what are very nice surroundings!

We do not offer a shack as this in itself costs funds, and additionally, we often found that club equipment was rarely used. This appeared pointless to us. Instead, we decided that as many of our members with equipment are always happy to share their views, discuss equipment that this was the right sociable way forward. Making friends is also a key part of the hobby in any case. Many members will even support you physically or with advice in helping you to set up your station. Taking part in our regular field days will also give you a great opportunity to try out some expensive highly rated equipment that some members might never get to use due to affordability.

The purpose behind limiting costs and fees is to give everyone who wants it, a chance to be a part of an Amateur Radio Society. Not everyone can attend each week and not everyone lives locally, and often a subscription fee is the main barrier for membership of any organisation.

We took a relaxed view and decided that any member can join us, as we find that those who do, tend have an interest in adopting our main Aims and Objectives of friendship, mutual respect and no politics or baggage. We have no membership numbers as the callsign is the identifier of club membership.

To register, send us an email, or ask to join our Member’s Hub on Facebook by clicking the request link.

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SDWS Committee 2022-2023

Chair: Andy Burton, M0GAV
Vice Chair: Dave Shaw, M5DWI,
General Secretary: Krystyna Haywood G5YL
Programme Secretary: David Hayes, M0GDX
Treasurer: Richard Thomas 2E0YTB
Contest Manager: Dave Shaw M5DWI
Ordinary Members: David Wright G8EQD, Tim Jones 2E0TJX, Steve Collins M0USX, Andy France G0VUH, Andrew Bennett G0HSA

Ancillary helpers:
QSL MANAGER — Peter. Day, G3PHO
SDWS Club Callsign (G5TO) N.o.V Holder: Peter Day G3PHO
MEAL OUT ORGANISER — for the fifth Wednesday of the month meal-out-evening ... VOLUNTEER NEEDED!
PUBLICITY OFFICER … working with the General and Programme Secretaries to promote SDWS,national and world wide via printed matter, events, website and Facebook. KEIRAN, M6AYW has
offered his services towards the SDWS website.

FACEBOOK GROUP ADMINSTRATORS:
Presently G3PHO, 2E0TJX and M0USX …. All are willing to continue. The new General Secretary and Programme Secretary will also be made Admins or moderators so they can post & edit Society business.

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In addition to, but outside of the above committee, Peter Day G3PHO acts as the Society’s Liaison Officer with the RSGB.

Click the link below to view the  S&DWS Constitution

Sheffield & District Wireless Society Constitution 2013 V2