BWC Awards 2024
The BWC HF Trophy was presented to Tom M7MCQ, for great effort with the “Back Pack” and working HF on low power.
The winner of the G3EGC Award was Dave G4JLG, for once again for activating Winter Hill on the SHF UKAC events.
The M3OTT Memorial Shield was presented to Alan M7RFS, in recognition of his impressive dedication to learning Morse.
Another award was the Construction & Renovation Cup, which was won by Stephen M0KSE, for taking on the total restoration of a Clark “SCAM” mast, obtained from Bob G8DTF
The 2024 winner of the BWC VHF Trophy was John G4NTY, our overall top scorer in the year's UKAC events.
The M3RNX Memorial Shield went to Steve M7HME, as a newcomer to amateur radio and with excellent skills in getting on the air.
BWC Awards 2023
The BWC HF Trophy was presented to Chris G4HYG, for his HF Antenna projects (including NVIS) , activity over the years at our events at Smithills and also operating the G6ZZ transatlantic station in Dec 2022.
The first winner of the new G3EGC Award was Dave G4JLG, for his SHF exploits on Winter Hill throughout the year, often in awful conditions.
The M3OTT Memorial Shield was presented to Stephen M0KSE as our best newcomer in the UK Activity events and home construction of VHF antennas.
Another new award for 2023 was the Construction & Renovation Cup, which was won by Steve G4AQB for his outstanding skills in design, construction and restoration: his "Repair Shop" on restoration of old equipment and "pie-dish" antenna for 9cm.
The 2023 winner of the BWC VHF Trophy was John G4NTY, our overall top scorer in the year's UKAC events.
The newly-established M3RNX Memorial Shield went to Jason M0WJG for his work on digital modes such as JS8CALL, WSJT, WSPR and building magnetic loop antennas.
And a special individual award was made to Ian G0CTO, in appreciation of his stalwart service on the Committee over the last decade.
Smithills Hall 2022
Among the attractions was a microwave antenna-testing range, built and operated by Ross G6GVI
Testing the "pie-dish" 3.4GHz dual biquad antenna by Steve G4AQB
An RFExplorer Signal Generator acts as the source
A Celestron LCM telescope mount is used as a positioner for the receiving Antenna Under Test
Visit to ROC bunker at Brindle, 2022
Back above ground: Bill G4CFP, Mike G4WYZ, Dave G4JLG and the landowner.
Previous visits to Smithills Hall
A real "antenna farm" of HF aerials!
Chris G4HYG operating on digimodes
Previous BWC Awards winners
Tim M6SEC (lt) receives the BWC VHF/UHF Trophy for joining in the Club's microwave activities in 2017.
Alfred M3RNX (lt) receives the BWC HF Trophy for regular appearances on the 160m net. Presented by Chairman Glenn G6HFF in 2017
Gary 2E0GXC (rt) is presented with the M3OTT Memorial Shield by Chairman Dave G4JLG in 2018
Gary M0XGS (lt) receives the M3OTT Memorial Shield for home-grown progress through the examinations. Presented by Chairman Glenn G6HFF in 2017