Waters and Stanton Open Day July 2013 Report

Today, Sunday the 28th of July 2013 was the get-together that is the “Waters and Stanton Open Day”

Waters & Stanton Open Day 28 July 2013
Waters & Stanton Open Day 28 July 2013

Local amateurs gathered at “the Emporium” from 10am for this year’s event, which celebrates the 40th anniversary of Waters and Stanton.

Here is our short video montage of photos and video recorded at today’s event:

 

As well as the presentations and lectures, there were plenty of free refreshments, and a number of suppliers in attendance, including Yaesu, Icom, Kenwood and InnovAntennas. Also there was the RSGB book stall and representatives from local groups including the Essex Repeater Group, the Chelmsford ARS training team, the Thames ARG team, and of course, Essex Ham.

Today’s event also saw a presentation to the West Kent Amateur Radio Society – this year’s Region 12 Club of the Year. Well done lads!

Region 12 Club of The Year - West Kent ARS
Region 12 Club of The Year – West Kent ARS

The Raffle was a huge success, with the five top prizes being a Kenwood HF base station, a Yaesu handheld, an Icon D-Star handheld, and a 2 metre InnovAntenna beam. Profits go to Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Three of the lucky raffle winners
Three of the lucky raffle winners

Here was the schedule of events for the day:

  • 10:00 – Opening by Rob Mannion G3XFD – Editor Practical Wireless
  • 11:00 –  “Digital & VHF DSTAR & Beyond” by Murray Niman G6JYB
  • 11:30 – “My Years As Editor of PW”, by Rob Mannion G3XFD
  • 12:00 – Presentation of Regional Club Of The Year Trophy to West Kent ARS
  • 12.30 -“The Future of Radio Licensing/Training”, by Murray Niman G6JYB
  • 13:00 – “My Antenna designs – Innovantennas” by Justin Johnson G0KSC
  • 13:30 – “Elecraft” by Peter Waters G3OJV
  • 14:30 – Charity Raffle Draw

Well done to Pete Waters and Jeff Stanton for 40 years of W & S in Hockley, and well done to all of the hardworking staff today.

Pete Waters and Jeff Stanton - 40 years!!
Pete Waters and Jeff Stanton – 40 years!!

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