Once again Waters & Stanton supported the local Greensward Academy Annual Industry Day on Friday, 29th June.

 Our staff-members Steve Hoy and David Smith gave talks to the students during four sessions on latest electronic products assisted by Icom UK Sales Director, Sam Taylor-Nobbs who brought the Icom demonstration vehicle along to the event, which was a popular attraction.

 Academy principal Debbie Stokes said “we were delighted by the support received from local businesses once again”.

On 16th-18th August 2012, Waters & Stanton will sponsor the 2012 International EME Conference to be held in Churchill College Cambridge.

As the title suggests, it will focus on moonbounce communications, but also has applications for those interested in other forms of weak signal DX communications. For the period of the conference, a special remotely controlled moonbounce station will be in operation under the callsign of GB2EME. 4 x 17 element 2m Yagis will form the antenna array and those interested in moonbounce are urged to monitor and listen for the signals.

Icom will be in company with Waters & Stanton to offer a display of amateur radio equipment and InnovAntennas will be on hand to discuss their wide range of antennas.

There will be a £500 raffle prize that can be used against the purchase of Icom equipment from Waters & Stanton.

For full details, please go to www.eme2012.com.

W&S 22nd Annual Open Day   May 2nd, 2012

Waters & Stanton’s 22nd Annual Open Day will this year be held on Sunday 3rd June at our Hockley store.

Our open day is a great place to find a bargain and talk radio, with huge discounts on big name brands aswell as our famous Service deptartment clear out. All the big name manufacturers will be there, Icom, Kenwood, Yaesu, along with newcomers InnovAntennas plus groups like Essex Repeater Group and Chelmsford ARS making it a great place to talk about amateur radio.

As always there will be free refreshments, and a charity raffle with some fantastic prizes, which we’ll announce nearer the time, and we’ll also be presenting the Regional Club of the Year!

Below you will see the posters for this year’s event, and you can download them below to decorate your shack!
Download Poster #1, Poster #2, Poster #3

Friedrichshafen 2011   June 30th, 2011

Zeppelin flights at airport next to the Showground.

June 24th-26th 2011 saw W&S attend the 35th Annual Friedrichshafen Ham Radio Exhibition in Germany. Jeff Stanton, Mark Francis & Steve Hoy drove all the way with a van full of products and were kept busy on our stand all weekend, as you can see below.

At the show Icom previewed their new UHF D-Star Digital transceiver, the ID-31E. This smart looking handheld shows the importance that Icom place on D-Star. It’s only a mock up at this stage but will feature: 

• Built in GPS Receiver
• D-Star DV/Analogue FM Mode
• DR Mode User-Friendliness

and Improved…
• Directional Keypad Navigation
• Full Dot Matrix Display
• Slim Compact Design
• IPX7 Waterproof Construction
• Free Download Cloning Software
• Micro SD Slot

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Every year we see many friends of W&S whilst in Germany and it’s always a good opportunity to catch up. This year we had a dinner with AOR, bhi and Kent Morse Keys, as you can see in the picture below. Pictured from left to right are: Jeff Stanton,  Peter, Andrea & Bob Kent (Kent Morse Keys), Toshi Totsuka (Vice-President of AOR Japan), Graham Somerville (bhi), Steve Hoy and Mark Francis.

Peter Waters Drums Up Business!   June 22nd, 2011

Back in May W&S were invited to the Icom Dinner, in Dayton, Ohio, on the eve of the 2011 Hamvention. During the evening there was live music, and Icom invited anybody among the guests who would like to play with the band. Peter Waters, G3OJV, is a drummer in his spare time, and he volunteered. Peter played one of the evening sets with the band and here he is in action in the photo. A lot different from his day job!