Open Day: Charity Raffle   May 26th, 2010

As usual we’ll be holding a Charity Raffle at our Open Day this coming sunday, with ALL proceeds going to our designated charity, which this year will be Marie Curie Cancer Care.

Tickets cost just £1 per strip, and could win you one of these 10 fantastic prizes!

1. Kenwood TM-V71E Dualband Mobile Transceiver
2. Yaesu FT-7900E Dualband Mobile Transceiver
3. Icom IC-T70E Handheld Transceiver
4. Watson W-8682 Wireless Weather Station
5. Watson W-2001 Wireless Weather Station
6. Watson W-620 SWR & Power Meter
7. Watson Multiranger-200 Multiband Mobile Antenna
8. Icom Goody Bag
9. Yaesu Goody Bag
10. Kenwood Goody Bag

What’s more you can even buy your tickets in advance this year, by clicking below and buying tickets from our website. Remember every £1 paid will go directly to Marie Curie Cancer Care and could win you a fantastic prize! Click Here

Other Open Day News: New RSGB Area Manager, Mark Sanderson, MøIEO will be attending the Open Day on Sunday.

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Open Day Update!   May 20th, 2010

Ailsa from Yaesu will be bringing the first Official FT-5000 in the country along to our Open Day on Sunday 30th May, and putting it on display for you to feast your eyes upon! Another exclusive for W&S!

Congratulations to Steve Richards, G4HPE, who purchased the 500th Kenwood TH-F7E that we have sold, and courtesy of our friends at Kenwood there is goodie bag winging it’s way to him as we speak.

Steve said that the TH-F7E is “a fantastic radio & working great” which is good to hear. Steve is a BBC engineer and will soon be departing to work on the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup in South Africa! He has promised to send us a picture of himself using the TH-F7E at one of the stadiums, where he’ll be using the ZS10 callsign for the duration of his stay.

Update 25/5/10: Steve has now received his goody bag, and sent us this lovely email;-
Hi Jeff,
Good to talk to you and I returned home to find the goodie bag! Thank you very much for this, a complete surprise and plenty to adorn the shack here.
I head off to Johannesburg on 30th May and will be there until 14th July, so plenty of time to get the manual out for the TH-F7E and learn some of its advanced features. Being until now the owner of the ‘classic’ but rather outdated FT290, I am amazed at the advances in the design of handies and on a recent Raynet event I was particularly impressed by the battery life.
Through my involvement with the IRESC organisation, I have several good ham friends in South Africa who I hope to keep in touch with via their repeater networks, so I should give ZS10/G4HPE a good airing in my few hours of downtime a day. I will try to get a decent photo of a bit of operating with a World Cup back-drop although it may not be straight away as I am spending a lot of my time in the International Broadcast Centre which is a very dull technical bunker. I can’t promise to put it into Beckham’s hand, either!
Thanks again for the bag of goodies and for the first rate service all round.
Steve G4HPE

W&S Annual Open Day   May 13th, 2010

Urgent Open Day Information!   May 10th, 2010

The Waters & Stanton Open Day article on page 11 of the June 2010 issue of PW magazine, gives the incorrect date!!! The open day is NOT being held on Sunday 24th May (the 24th is actually a Monday!). The correct date does appear on our advert in the inside front cover.

The W&S Open Day takes place on Sunday 30th May, the bank holiday weekend as per usual.

We hope to see you all there, please make sure your friends are all aware of this mistake. Many thanks for your understanding.

Donation to Little Havens   May 6th, 2010

Due to the excellent performance of the W&S team in finishing second in the recent GoKarting Charity event, we have just received a cheque from the organisers to go to the charity of our choice.

So Waters & Stanton will be donating our £306 to the Little Havens Childrens Hospice, an excellent local charity that provides respite breaks and care for youngsters living with serious conditions. You can find out more about them here: