The RADARC Construction Contest 2022 was great success with so many brilliant entries it was almost impossible to choose a winner.
Joint second prize winners where Chris G0JTN with his SINAD meter and Denis G4KWT with his 70cms repeater for RayNet.
First prize went to Mike G8GYW for his HF QRP Power and SWR meter.
All the other entries where of a very high standard, a frankly all deserved a prize – thank you to Loz G2DD for organising it and to all those who entered and came along, it was a very enjoyable evening.
I am sad to say that once again I have to announce the cancellation of the 2021 McMichael Rally.There are many factors involved, but the main one is the delay in ‘unlocking’ the government announced on Monday, which means the government rules which will be in force at the time of the rally do not allow the event. The committees involved cannot with all conscience continue planning the event for 2021.
The rally is a unique type of event which is both social and commercial, and attracts a large number of people from all over the UK and this number would have been likely to be increased further by the lack of similar events for some time. Safety has to be the foremost consideration.
Myself and the committee are very disappointed as I am sure many of you are, but let’s look forward to next year.
The topic of Crystal Sets came up in a club meeting last night, and Chris Smith G0JTn kindly shared this interesting article he wrote. Chris has built many beautiful sets. Thank you to him for allowing us to post his article.
We were sad to hear of the passing of Andy Levy M5ALG on December 27th 2020.
Andy was a major factor in the McMichael Rally Committee for over 15 years as Booking and Organising Manager, with his cheerful welcome to all, he was in to contesting being first licenced in 1995 as G7UET.
His other interests were the Christian Aid Walk, Motorcycling and Sea Cadets.
Our thoughts are with his wife Maureen M3AGI and family.