Isle of Wight Radio SocietyFor the advancement of Amateur radio, Short wave listening and CB radio on and around the Isle of Wight
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Members of the club attended the Needles attraction for the presentation of an award to the Needles for being an origin site for the initial transmission by Marconi. It was a bit chilly!
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The preliminary results indicate that we came 78th out of 221 entrants so for a first effort that's a really pleasing result. Its the clubs goal to get an 80m dipole in place for next years contest to try and improve that. A full report will be forthcoming.
The Isle of Wight Radio Society The Society, the oldest radio club on the Island, has now passed its 60th year. It was founded by Arthur Wakeley G3MAD,
later to become our President, now sadly silent key, and Eric Jolliffe G3IMX, together with several other amateurs to give encouragement to those wanting to qualify for the RAE examinations and to ensure help was available after obtaining the licence. The inaugural meeting was held on the 9th October 1959 when the constitution was drawn up.
Silent Keys, in memoriam
The Isle of Wight Radio Society would like to thank the friends and relatives of silent key Radio Amateurs for the donation of their equipment. Such equipment will remain within the Amateur Radio community either used by the Club or through onward sale to other Radio Amateurs. Any moneys obtained will be used by the Club to improve its facilities for the benefit of its Members.
Specifically we would like to remember:-
Mick Buckland 2E0BUK
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