Win A Receiver In Our Raffle For Little Havens! December 23rd, 2011
Win a Yaesu VR-160 handheld scanner
Tickets are £1 per strip
All proceeds raised go to Little Havens childrens hospice
Raffle closes 31st Dec 2011. Come into our Hockley store or call 01702 206835 to buy your raffle tickets.
W&S Christmas Party 2011 December 16th, 2011
We had our Christmas party last Wednesday 14th at the Chichester Hotel near Rawreth, and as always a great time was had by everyone.
This year we sadly lost Mike ‘ZIPY’ Wheaton a much loved member of our team, he was always the first to dress up for the annual party so we organised a silly hat competition in his memory, with John Southee our Despatch Manager claiming the prize, a bottle of champagne.
John Southee our Despatch Manager in his winning hat.
Sian (Admin) & Steve (IT Manager)
James (Service Admin) & Sarah (Admin)
Kevin, Chas & John (Despatch)
W&S Christmas parties also provide the chance for us to catch up with old colleagues like Robin and Fred with Derek (Service Engineer).
Jeff Stanton (Director).
You can see more pictures from our Christmas party on our facebook page here.
Christmas Opening Times December 14th, 2011
Main Store, Hockley
Closed Sun 25th – Tues 27th Dec
Closed Sun 1st – Mon 2nd Jan
Open regular hours 9am – 5.30pm all other days, except Saturday 24th Dec when we will close early.
Closed Sat 24th – Tues 27th Dec
Closed Sat 31st Dec – Tues 3rd Jan
Open regular hours all other days 9.15am-5pm Tues-Fri, 9am-4pm Sat, Closed Mondays.
W&S EME Array Installed! December 8th, 2011
On Wednesday 8th December we completed the installation of an EME antenna system comprising 4 x 6 element 144MHz LFA Yagis made by G0KSC. This was the original pre-production antenna system that G0KSC used for his EME tests when developing the VFA system. We are encouraged that we can regularly hear beacons over 500km to the east. We need to do more tests to establish the propagation for terrestrial contacts from here in Hockley. This is part of our program towards the sponsorship of the World EME Conference next August in Cambridge. Hopefully we will be able to begin EME tests once the necessary software and Linear Amplifier is installed. Currently we are running 50 Watts under the call G0PEP. Anybody wishing to check their path back here to Hockley should e-mail us for a test.