midlands round table event

Saturday 2nd december 2023

This year’s Midlands Round Table event will take place on
Saturday 2nd December 2023 at Eaton Manor

The event will follow much the same format as previous events, with the day having a relaxed schedule of talks aimed primarily at UKuG, BATC and AMSAT interests and other innovative areas of amateur radio.

Test and fix equipment will be available, together with tables of goodies to get your hands on, or that you want to part with, and there will be a QO100 satellite demonstration station as well.

Location and Times

The event is being held at:
Eaton Manor
Church Stretton
SY6 7DH.

The event venue is wheelchair accessible and will be open from 9:00 am, proceedings will start at 10:00 am.

Details of location and estate plan can be found here:

Food and Drink

There is an admission charge of £18 per head to cover the venue hire, lighting and heating. 

Admission includes a two course sit down lunch (vegetarian option available on request at time of booking), all day teas and coffees etc. 

This must be paid in advance to Paul G8AQA but will be refunded if you have to isolate due to Covid.

Event Information

Test & Fix

Test equipment will be available for noise, power and spectral measurements.

There will be soldering facilities including hot air systems for work on SMD. 

The ‘Portsdown clinic’ will help people get things working.


There will be tables provided free of charge for the junk sale and for any free stuff you wish to give away. 

A sack truck will be on hand so don’t be shy! 

The BATC shop will be open for business, offering PCBs and hard to find components.

Demonstration Station

Throughout the day there will be a QO100 ground station setup to demonstrate the use of this satellite and for on-air testing of receiver and transmitter components.

Booking & Payment

To book: Please contact Paul G8AQA on: 01694 771441

Payment: Day admission and accommodation is by the same means:

Preferred payment method is by bank transfer to:

Paul Nickalls                20-53-22                      53708810

PayPal: paulnick@btinternet.com  (please use friends and family to avoid fees)

Day 2 – Sunday 3rd December (optional)

There is no formal activity planned for the Sunday and depends on the mood of the masses (few intrepid souls). Previously we have operated from the Long Mynd and the Brown Clee (the highest point in Shropshire).  At this time of year a lot will depend on the weather.  

There is no scheduled activity planned for that day, so please indicate if you have a band of interest that you wish to air so that reciprocal stations can be organised if possible.

The venue will also be available at no additional cost for continued construction, fault finding and further chat while finishing the last of the biscuits and mince pies. 

Tea and coffee will be available, but no food is being served, pub lunch anyone…?

Photos of Recent Round Table Events


To book, or if you have any questions or requests, please contact:

Paul Nickalls G8AQA
Holy Mill
Much Wenlock
TF13 6ED

Tel: 01694 771 441

The contact on-site at Eaton Manor is:

John Cariss G7ACD

Tel: 07816 643925

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