December 17, 2008

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Members of Sands Contest Group would like to wish all of you Seasons Greetings and all the best for 2009. We hope next year is a peaceful one and look forward to working some of you on the air in next year's contests.
This last year has been a very busy one for Sands. We have welcomed several new members, enjoyed a fantastic trip to the Isle of Jura and improved our standing in all the contests we have taken part in. Sands now look forward to our fifth year with high hopes for 2009 and one or two surprises in store. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and taken the time to have a contact with us on the air. Have a good holiday and see you in the New Year!

December 10, 2008

Welcome Barrie

A big welcome to our newest member Barrie G1JYB who has foolishly decided to join our merry band, a decision taken whilst he was sober as well! On another note, the exam that Mike and Matt took on Monday evening seemed to go very well and the results should be out shortly before Christmas. We also hope to be tackling the rest of the QSL cards this weekend and hope to get them off to the Bureau before the New Year.

December 08, 2008

Good Party!

Everyone had a good Christmas Party .Good food, good company, what more can you ask for? Thanks again to Frank and Brian for the excellent organisation.

Good luck Guys!

Just to wish two of our members good luck with the "full" licence examination that they are sitting this evening. Both Matt and Mike have studied hard for the last few months as have Sam and Faris, who have decided to wait until after the New Year before sitting their exams.

December 06, 2008

Happy Sticking!

Had a marathon session today sticking labels on the QSL cards for Jura. It takes a while to get everyone working like a well oiled machine but we managed it and got at least 3000 cards ready to go! Refreshments in the form of Scottish Shortbread, hot mince pies and choccy biccies were provided by Frank and Brian! Just need to get some more time together to get the rest done.
On another note it is Sands Christmas party tomorrow with over twenty of us in attendance in our best party attire. A new venue for this year, we will have a full report and photos for you shortly.........