World Cup Radio!   June 14th, 2010

You may remember us reporting a short while ago that Steve Richards, G4HPE, purchased the 500th Kenwood TH-F7E that we have sold, and received a Kenwood goodie bag. Steve was a BBC engineer and heading out to work on the BBC’s coverage of the World Cup in South Africa, he  promised to send us a picture of himself using the TH-F7E and has lived up to his word, sending us this picture from the media centre:

Hi all from Johannesburg,

Well the football is at last under way and as I battle with the technology I did find time to get a couple of snaps of me working Francois Botha ZS6BUU in a brief moment.  I’m afraid they are not all that good, but maybe OK for a blog! Now I’ve actually aired ZS10/G4HPE, I’d better get around to ordering some QSL cards!

Steve Richards G4HPE

That’s right, we here at Waters & Stanton in Hockley want to know what you think of us.

We want to know what you think we do well, what you think we could do better, your ideas on how to improve our service, the successes and complaints, any products you would like us to stock that we currently don’t.

Whatever you have to say just send your feedback to our Sales Director, Mark Francis by email. His address is

We look forward to hearing from you!

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W&S @ Dayton Hamvention 2010   June 10th, 2010

Back in May, Jeff Stanton & Peter Waters headed to Dayton, Ohio in the United States for the annual Hamvention, and came back with lots of information on new products that we’ll be seeing in the coming months. While they were there they also caught up with many of the amateur manufacturers as you can see below!

Jeff Stanton & Peter Waters with Martin Jue (centre), boss of MFJ Enterprises at the 2010 Dayton Hamvention.

Gerald Youngblood (left) presents Jeff with the first Flex-1500, we’re expecting them in stock next week!

A selection of New radios first seen at Dayton Hamvention!

Yaesu FT-DX5000 on display (top) and inside (above).

Yaesu FTM-350E

Icom IC-9100

New Kenwood Handheld

Kenwood TS-590

Open Day 2010 Report   June 2nd, 2010

There was a great turn out for our 20th Annual Open Day last Sunday, and more exhibitors than ever with Yaesu, Kenwood, Icom, bhi, Essex Repeater Group, Colchester Amateur Radio Society and Mark Sanderson M0IEO (RSGB Area Manager) all in attendance. The weather was excellent, and the Service Deptartment sold all their bits & pieces on the outside stalls. We were very pleased that there was lots of interest in the new FT-DX5000 which we had on display courtesy of Yaesu, and this will remain on display in our shop for the next few days. We sold plenty of tickets for our Charity Raffle, raising £310 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the prize winners are listed below. Everyone, staff & visitors had a great day, and we’d like to thank everyone who came along.

Charity Raffle Winners

  1. Rob M0VFC – Kenwood TM-V71E
  2. G7FBI – Yaesu FT-7900E
  3. Mark G0GBY – Icom IC-T70E
  4. Peter G1RVP – Watson W-8682
  5. Mr J Frost G0DCR – Watson W-2001
  6. Mr Hawes (mail order) – Watson W-620
  7. Jack SWL – Watson Multiranger-200
  8. Paul M3XLD – Icom Goody Bag
  9. Murray G0ODY – Yaesu Goody Bag
  10. Robert G4OBE – Kenwood Goody Bag

 Below are a selection of photographs from the day, but you can see more if you become a fan of W&S on facebook.

Mark Francis with the queue waiting to get in at 10am

Yaesu’s Kumi (right) presenting Jeff with the New FT-DX5000. In the centre is Mikiko.

Kenwood’s Dave Wilkins presenting Rob M0VFC with his prize – a TM-V71E!

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