National Radio Centre Opens   July 19th, 2012

The new National Radio Centre at Bletchley Park, Bedford was officially opened on Wednesday 11th July by Govt Minister Ed Vaizey.

Waters & Stanton were invited along to the ceremony as supporters of the new venture, having donated Heil headsets to the radio station at the venue. Jeff Stanton was very impressed with what the RSGB has built to showcase Amateur Radio & communications technology.

Bletchley Park was of course the home of code-breaking work during the Second World War and now boasts an increasingly popular museum, which the new NRC compliments superbly. 

Below are some pictures that Jeff Stanton took during his visit to the National Radio Centre.

The National Radio Centre is currently open to the public from 11am to 4.30pm on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday each week.

Find more about the NRC here:

Find out more about Bletchley Park here:

We received a very nice letter from Telford & District Amateur Radio Society this week, the winners of the RSGB Club of the Year which W&S sponsor, you can read the letter below. You can find out more about the Club of the Year winners at their website

“Dear Sir,

At a recent meeting I was asked to write to you, on behalf of the committee and members of TDARS, on order to thank you for the very generous prize of £1000 from your company, presented to us at the recent RSGB AGM.

Our members knew that we had won the Region 5 Club of the Year but were so very pleased to have come out the overall winner in the UK. This will take some living up to. We are all certain here that the COTY competition, with it’s support from you, has greatly encouraged more activity around the country.

The committee are now in the process of Deciding what to do with the money. A replacement generator for VHFNFD looks to be a hot favourite at the moment.

Again, many thanks for the prize. It will be put to good use.

With best wishes, Yours sincerely,

Mike G3JKX.”

W&S 2012 Open Day Report   June 11th, 2012

A big thank you to all who came and made our 22nd Annual Open Day a big success, despite the rain! Customers, Manufacturers, Groups & Staff made it a day to remember, and was great to see so many familiar faces and some new ones too. We’ll be putting up more pictures later this week, in the meantime, here are a couple of excellent reports from LEFARS & both with some great pictures, thanks!

LEFARS Report Report

LEFARS collected their RSGB Regional Club of the Year Award, sponsored by Waters & Stanton and Jeff Stanton was full of praise:

“It was our great pleasure to welcome John & John from LEFARS to our Open Day on Sunday. Our whole motive in sponsoring both the Regional Club of the Year and now the whole National Competition is to encourage those selfless radio amateurs who do all the hard work at their local Clubs and to grow their membership. The representatives who have come along from Essex CW Club, Chelmsford ARS and now Loughton & Epping Forest ARS over the past 3 years are shining examples to us all!”

Shop Local & Get The Benefits!   October 15th, 2009

If you live near our Hockley store or are planning to visit us from further afield, there are a couple of websites it’s well worth you checking out before you come and see us.

Hockley Chamber of Trade:

Shop At My Local:

In the coming months we’ll be putting up money saving vouchers on both these websites which you can redeem when you come into our Hockley branch, there are also vouchers for many other local shops & businesses so why not take a look?