Isle of Wight Radio Society

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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.

Latest Club News

Friday Night’s Zoom Talk

Don't forget the Zoom talk by Roger this Friday Night. Members and affiliates will receive their personal invitations by email, so if you haven't received anything check your spam folder. Launch 7:25, talk starts at 7:45 and lasts about 30 minutes. Please do not...

Ofcom’s new EMF licence condition

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...

Isle of Wight Radio Society 11m Group.

John (G7MAR) suggested to the AGM that an 11m (aka CB) group would be popular and widen the appeal of the society.   The meeting agreed it would be a good idea, knowing that some of us use them on nets. So who wants to get involved?  We will be discussing this at the...

AGM 18th April 2021

The Isle of Wight Radio Society held its AGM over Zoom on Sunday 18th April.   Voting was by post, email, and Zoom. 17 attended. Joly (G6RTE) is chairman, Graham (2E0IIT) is Secretary, Jan (M7JMK) is treasurer, and Wendy (G7IRH) is the Child and Vulnerable Adult...

ICNIRP compliance confusion.

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...

Thinking ahead – The Bramble Bank Net!!

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.”

Contact us

Graham Coleman M5IIT

Club Secretary

07976 328016

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