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LATEST CLUB NEWS...


  • 2019 Red Rose Summer QRP Rally ...
    Manchester's best is bigger! The summer event is expanding, more tables, more bring & buy. This take place at St Josephs Hall in Leigh, owing to the success of our winter event at this venue.
    It is set for July 14th 2019.
    Details will be updated here when available.
  • ***SILENT KEY SALE***
    Members only. Information on the Club facebook page, or ask a committie member.
  • AWARDS FOR SERVICES DURING 2018 ...
    President's Award: Tony Adams and Jim Brett
    Jerry Coupe award for service to members: Trevor Buckle
    Bob Lowe award for Service to Radio: Jim Brett
    Paul Sargeant award for service to the club: Stan Harrison.


Pictures on the gallery here in AGM 2019 folder

  • NEW COMMITTEE MEMBERS ... With the AGM complete, we would like to thank the outgoing Secretary David Gordon for his work during the past year and for his work as special events organiser. And welcome David Forshaw to the role of secretary along with his role as shack and equipment officer. Also thanks to Colin Cromie for stepping into the special events role, as well as his role as rally manager.
    New committee can be seen here.
  • IMPORTANT MEMBERS ANNOUNCMENT ... The AGM of the club is taking place on 31st January at 8.30pm. members are requested to make every effort to attend.
    Also it is important to get your choice of officers in place on the committee. All nominations for committee positions are open and must be submitted to the club secretary by 17th January 2019 As Stan has indicated he would be interested in someone stepping up for his role, please consider yourself or a colleague for nomination. (This goes equally well for all positions).
  • It's back on.....
    2019 Red Rose Rally ...
    Manchester's best is back on! This will now take place at St Josephs Hall in Leigh.
    The home of our Summer QRP festival, only bigger. It is set for February 24th 2019.
    Details will be updated here when available.
  • Rally Manager (interim) appointment ...Many thanks to Colin M0IQY who has stepped in as our Rally Manager just in time for our primary event.
    We are looking to host the local amateurs at St. Josephs Hall, Leigh in February. Date to be announced very soon.
    Those seeking tables please apply to Colin, whos details will appear on the rally page very soon.
  • Christmas Party ... This is a ticket only event (£5) taking place on Thursday 13th December at club headquarters. Food and Entertainment. Last chance to buy tickets is Thursday 6th December.
  • Congratulations yet again!... To Colin, this time an advanced exam success. Well done for following the process through.Colin
  • EGM ...The Extraordinary general meeting was convened on Thursday 2nd August 2018 and a lively discussion about recent changes to the membership fees was conducted. In the absence of the club Treasurer the Secretary will provide figures for further discussion as requested by some members
  • EGM ...An Extraordinary general meeting has been requested by members who wish to discuss the recent rise in members fees.
    All members are requested to attend.
    This will be held on Thursday 2nd August 2018 at the WMRC QTH.
  • Bowls & BBQ ... This regular summer event is now scheduled for 21st July 2018.
    This takes place at the WMRC QTH, please contact a committee member for tickets in the usual way.
    All welcome.
  • It's back on.....
    2018 Summer QRP festival ...
    this will now take place at our new summer venue. St Josephs Hall in Leigh.
    It is set for 15th July 2018. Details will be updated here when available.
  • Red Rose Rally news ... It looks likely that we will be using George Carnall for the next (18/19) Winter rally again. However due to booking constraints the rally may have to be run in December. Not ideal. watch this space for updates.
  • 2018 Membership renewals ... Following the AGM and subsequent meetings the committee have reviewed the cost of membership. As leaving the current rate unchanged was not an option as it would lead to a steady decline in funds. A new rate has been agreed and passed.
    This new rate still leaves WMRC as the overall cheapest (and best!) club in the surveyed area.
    New joining membership fee will be £30 and the ongoing annual fee will be £20. As previously, those under 18 years of age will enjoy free membership. Those over 60 years of age will have the annual onging renewal fee reduced by 50%.
    (Please remember a sizeable portion of this goes to A&T)
  • AGM and committee news ...As result of the AGM we welcome new committee members to their new posts.
    Tony Adams G7OHA takes over the post of Treasurer from Bob G0FRL. We would like to take the opportunity to thank Bob for all his hard work over many years.
    David Gordon 2E0EMH takes over Tonys old job as Special Events Organiser and has also kindly offered to fill Trevor G0TEEs job as Secretary for an intrim period. We wish Trevor well with his recovery.
    http://www.wmrc.co.uk/committee.htm

 

  • Congratulations... To Colin, another foundation success. Passed on 21st December, nice early Christmas present.
  • Local repeater news ...GB7HN Repeater is now on air 430.875 +7.6 shift ctcss 82.5 QTH i Lowton
  • Picture gallery ... Most of the pictures from the old website server are now back on the gallery. We have attempted to make them a bit more user friendly with more albums (folders). There are still duplicates, if you spot any, they may be in the same folder or adjacent ones, please report them to Peter and we will eventually tidy up.
  • Congratulations... Education Officer and Tutor Jim with his 2E0 amateurs! Dave, Eddie, Garry, Nick, also William and and Eric passed intermediate on 5th October, hard work paying off.
2E0 candidates
  • Website - The domain wmrc.org.uk and wmrc.co.uk are now both working, as are both domains mailboxes. [Please note members personal email forwarders are still name.co.uk]
    anyone with material for the website please see Peter at the club.
  • Webmasters news - We have been having some trouble with the domain wmrc.org.uk and it's associated mail boxes. We have recently acquired the domain wmrc.co.uk and will be hosting the web site and mail boxes here until we have this resolved. In future both domains should point to the current site.
    Please update your email contact information with the new domain (.co.uk instead of .org.uk)

    Recent updates like new members, examination successes will be posted soon as the site is stable and functioning correctly.

  • Committiee News - We have two recent changes to announce.

    Many thanks to Dave Forehaw M6TFV, who has taken over from George Whittle as shack and equipment officer. George has retired from the post due to recent poor health, we wish him well in his recovery.

    Also the roll of education officer has now been filled by Jim Brett G0TFP. Jim is a seasoned veteran of the Radio Amateurs examination system and a returning WARC member.
  • AGM -The AGM was held on 26th January 2017 at The Astley and Tyldesley Miners Welfare Club (HQ), With 24 members attending. Minutes are downloadable here
  • Constitution - The ammendments are complete. The new revised constitution can be viewed here.
  • EGM - The committee propose amendments to the constitution, to be put to the membership at the EGM scheduled for 3rd Nov 2016.
  • Committee News - Tony G7OHA has kindly offered to help in the role of Special Events Manager for the remainder of this year.
  • 3 exam candidatesCongratulations... to our newest amateurs! Garry, Peter and David passed foundation on 7th July, hard work paying off.
  • C. R Parthasarthy 1939-2016........ From Hyderabad to Tyldesley
    We are sad to report that our friend, colleague, and past Treasurer, "Partha", has passed away.
    His funeral was at Howe Bridge Crematorium  on the 20th May 2016 and the wake was held back here at the club where we exchanged our fond memories of a lovely man. Our condolences to Winefride and all of the family. In his memory we have sent a donation to the dialysis team at Salford Royal Infirmary.
  • Advanced Exams - From 1st June 2016 the advanced exams are no longer timetabled and can be applied for 'on demand' similar to the foundation and intermediate exams.
  • We are holding a silent key sale (G7VEM) on Thurs 7th April for members ONLY.
    Equipment will be sold as seen and untested (lists already distributed to members).
    Payment will be cash only, (please remember what you have in your pocket is all you have to spend).
  • Members are reminded that membership fees are due in April, payable no later than Thurs 28th
  • George Whittle 2E0GLW has kindly stepped into the recently vacated position of Shack and equipment officer
  • Sadly, our good friend and active member Ken, G7VEM became silent key on December 7th 2015.
    All the members of West Manchester radio club send our sincere condolences to his family and friends. His funeral was on 22nd December.
  • We are on Facebook, for members only. Just do a search for WEST MANCHESTER RADIO CLUB.
  • Not really news, but an amusing amateur radio video. Watch it
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