Welcome to the IoWRS’s website.
The site includes a history of the society and an account of current activities. We exist to promote and encourage all aspects of radio – not only “Ham” but also Short Wave Listening, Broadcast, PMR and Citizens Band. Do please browse the site. If you are an islander, resident or visitor, you would be most welcome to come and see us in the flesh (when covid restrictions permit!) Scroll down to see Latest Club News.
Program of activities
The Club likes to maintain a tentative program of events, it’s a kind of rolling calendar. This years program has been hit by Covid, so a number of the early events could not take place, but they are still shown and will be re-scheduled (tbr) when the Covid restrictions allow.
tbr Constructing a VHF/UHF Slim Jim antenna. Materials supplied. Roger, G8NHG
tbr Constructing an HF Balun. Materials supplied. Ian, G4MBD
tbr The Kempton Park Rally.
25th April International Marconi Day.
9th June Practical Wireless 2 metre QRP contest.
21th/22nd June Museums on the air.
4th/5th July VHF Field Day plus Club BBQ.
Other annual events cancelled due to Covid and/or currently without dates:-
June 2022 Newbury Amateur Radio Rally
Flight Refuelling Rally, normally in August.
Bembridge Lifeboat open day, normally in August.
Practical Wireless 70MHz contest, normally in September.
Nevada Open Day, normally in November.
Club Christmas party, around the 17th of December.
Latest Club News
Members are meeting outside on Brading Downs in the carpark with the ice cream van at 14.00 hrs on Friday afternoons. Recently holding our AGM and committee meetings via Zoom and we have an on going programme of talks which we have shared via Zoom with other clubs in...
We are very short of photographs for the website. I you have some images of the Isle of Wight or radio related photos we could use please send them to me. Please make sure that you give them a descriptive name not just a number or tell me where they were taken. The...
The recent change to the licence conditions requires the management of radiated RF, the EMF issue. It is intended to meet the ICNIRP Guidelines and we discussed it at the AGM under AOB. Paul has already mentioned this in the news. As you know a quick summary of what...
At a recent committee meeting the question of ICNIRP compliance was discussed, because a lot of confusion surrounds this requirement by OFCOM it was decided that the society would publish some clear guidelines for members trying to conform. We have created a new space...
Those involved in the Joint Club Net held on GB3IW have been consideringwhat should happen once the Clubs and Societies emerge from lockdown andcan resume regular meetings. So much has been gained from liaisons between the clubs, especially thesocial opportunities and...
What our Members Say
“I didn’t realise until I joined the Isle of Wight Radio Society how much amateur activity there was on the island.
I hope this new website will allow us to communicate our enthusiasm for our hobby to others. “
“A whole new world opened up to me. I hadn’t realised there were so many people involved in amateur radio and so many different things to do, such as long-distance communication (DXing) with its own language (Q codes), contesting, PC software, and even morse. Then there were all types of radio from relatively cheap handhelds to expensive ‘base’ radios, as well as mobile ones. Not forgetting, of course, aerials, or rather antennae, of which there are a great variety according to the frequency being used.”
Graham Coleman M5IIT