Wirral & District Amateur Radio Club

Calendar of Events

(This page of Calendar Events last updated Friday 2nd June 2023)

Club Meetings
(Normally, but not always 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month) held at Irby Cricket Club starting at 8pm.

 (Drink & Waffle Normally 1st & 3rd plus 5th Wednesday of some months) - usually meet up just after 9pm.

UK RSGB Activity Contests
Click on 'UKAC Contests' on the left hand menu for full details

The D&W (Drink & Waffle) is an opportunity to meet with like minded people to ask questions about amateur radio and discuss the latest trends in electronics and communications in general in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. Many of which are often still in research or development stage. 

They regularly prove most interesting and rewarding to those who attend.  If you are interested, there is an open invitation waiting for you to accept.  It is an especially suitable forum to anyone thinking of Amateur Radio as a hobby whatever your age or background and you will be made most welcome.

Always check the website regularly for the latest information and any changes to our programme. Meeting just after 9pm




Calendar Dates for May, June & July 2023


Change to Our meeting Policy


For many decades we have followed a Club Policy of meeting for a Club Talk on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month, while for the 1st, 3rd plus 5th Wednesday on some months, we meet up at a different public house on Wirral for what we call a D & W (Drink & Waffle). (Preferably with no music or Quiz so we gather around a table and chat easily).

This has worked well integrating DF Hunts and a BBQ into our summer evening schedule as generally Irby Cricket Club did not require use of their premises on Wednesday evenings and so we both enjoyed full use of their facilities.


This year, unfortunately, things have changed slightly.  We find that for the first time Irby Cricket Club are active in a new league which requires they play a handful of matches at home on a Wednesday evening during the summer months.

With ICC being such an ideal location for our hobby, we are going to experiment by changing our Club Nights to fit in with  each others needs where possible and our original policy therefore may no longer follow, although it will stay pretty close.


Our calendar will continue to be sent out regularly by email to all club members by Simon our Secretary and also as full a calendar as possible displayed here on our club website for advanced notice.

We apologise for this change to our routine which is clearly beyond our control. Your committee is working with Irby CC in an effort that we can all share the excellent facilities to the full.  Our thanks to you for your cooperation.


Wed  3rd May 23 - D&W  Nags Head Willaston CH64 1SJ Meet just after 9pm, see you there !

Wed 10th May 23 - Practice DF Hunt. 145.325 FM Meet 8pm at the Lay-by just North of Heswall on the A540

                              DF Start What Three Words location  labs.regard.froze

Wed 17th May 23 - Club Talk "Volunteers and Radio Amateurs in an NPO or Power Shedding"

                              Exercise Mighty Oak. by Alec Wood G8WHR

Sun 21st May  This Sunday, GB3RVW will be operating at the Rhydymwyn Valley Works which used to be

                        an old WW2 Mustard gas factory just outside Mold off the A541.  As well as the special event

                        station, this fascinating site will be open for guided tours (at a small fee) from 11am until 3pm

                        The location is Visitor Centre, Nant Alyn Road, Rhydymwyn, Flintshire CH7 5HQ

                        O.S. Reference SJ204668  What3Words - visitor.difficult.ritual

                        Checkout the you/tube video   https://youtu.be/KBXSHz9_ots

Wed 24th May 23 - D&W Hoylake Lights, Hoylake CH47 3BB Meet just after 9pm, see you there !

Wed 31st May 23 - Club Talk "Hot Spot Digital Radio", Pt 1 by Gail G4XCP Changed to zoom evening.


Wed  7th June 23 - D&W Fox & Hounds, Barnston CH61 1BW Meet just after 9pm, see you there !


Wed 14th June23 - Visit to the Arquiva transmitting station at Moel Y Parc.  Meet on site at 7.00 for 7.30

NOTE The site is steeply sloping with some uneven ground and several sets of steps, so this visit will NOT

              be suitable for everyone. Further details from Simon.

Wed 21st June 23 - D&W The Wheatsheaf, Raby, CH63 4JH Meet just after 9pm, see you there !

Fri   23rd June 23 - Friedrichshafen Rally

Sat  24th  June 23 - Friedrichshafen Rally

Sun 25th  June 23 - Friedrichshafen Rally

Wed 28th June 23 - Eileen Medley DF Hunt

Wed   5th July 23 - D&W Halfway House, Childer Thornton. CH66 1QN Meet just after 9pm, see you there !

Wed 12th July 23 - Revenge DF Hunt

Wed 19th July 23 - Family BBQ

Wed 26th July 23 - D&W Jug & Bottle, Heswall, CH60 4RH Meet just after 9pm, see you there !

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Do check our WADARC Facebook page, looked after by Phil G6IIM who is always glad to receive news items



Visitors and prospective new members are welcome to join us on any evening we meet up whether it be a club night or a D&W

 Every effort is made to ensure the Calendar is correct, it may on rare occasions be necessary to make a late change due to circumstances beyond our control,
Please do check our website regularly.


For further details on any of our Club Activities, please contact any committee member via our 'Contacts' page.