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A group of radio 'hams' in north Norfolk is celebrating a hat-trick of top national awards for charity money-raising.The Bittern DX group raised the most sponsorship money during an annual transmission competition run by the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, which raises funds to provide specially-adapted radio equipment for blind and partially-sighted people in need.

A group of radio 'hams' in north Norfolk is celebrating a hat-trick of top national awards for charity money-raising.

The Bittern DX group raised the most sponsorship money during an annual transmission competition run by the British Wireless for the Blind Fund, which raises funds to provide specially-adapted radio equipment for blind and partially-sighted people in need.

The event sees radio amateurs from across the UK making as many sponsored contacts with fellow amateurs across the world as possible over a period of 48-hours.

There is a prize for the most money raised by a club, and the Bittern DXers took it for the third year running with their total of �1,287, during their session staged at the Emcy Garden and Leisure at Kelling near Holt.

Group chairman Steve Balding said: 'We're delighted to have made it three in a row. The BWBF is a very worthy cause that provides a vital service to people who are visually impaired.'

Any radio amateur who would like to take part in Transmission 2009, on September 19-20, can find the details on the BWBF website www.blind.org.uk

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