isle of Wight Radio Society.

We exist to promote and encourage all aspects of radio – not only Amateur Radio but also Short Wave Listening, Broadcast, PMR and Citizens Band.

Latest News

What is this EMF business all about.

Ofcom recently changed our licence conditions to include an obligation for us to comply with the EMF guidelines as published by ICNIRP. Whilst these conditions apply to all licensed transmissions, not just the Amateur community, its unfamiliarity has led to confusion...

The RSGB Beyond Exams initiative.

Earlier this year the Committee voted to support the RSBG Beyond Exams initiative that seeks to expand our experience and further our interest in the hobby. As its name suggests, the program is designed to encourage licensees to have a go. Whilst some preliminary work...

TROPOSPHERIC PROPAGATION

A presentation to the IOWRS by Rod Angel G4ZUP 9 July 2021 Rods talk on Tropo last night stimulated a lot of interest and questions, members have asked for the references Rod gave in his talk to be made available so that they can improve their understanding of the...

QSO’s this Weekend?

Update Gary has cancelled Saturdays activity because of bad weather, he intends to be QRV on Sunday 11th July. Gary M5YRG is planning to go portable at Devils Dyke NW. Brighton on thew’end of the 10/11 July weather permitting. He tells us he will be using a...

Friday Night Zoom Talk 9th July

The Zoom Talks continue this Friday with a presentation from Rod (G4ZUP) who will be talking about tropospheric propagation and radar. This replaces the normal zoom that runs parallel to the Joint club net. Anyone wishing to have an RF conversation on GB3IW at that...

Bob Cutbush G4ADK: Equipment

Sorry to say that Bob, due to declining health has had to take up permanent residence at a care home. He recently had a fall, and broke his hip, but has had a replacement and is recovering in hospital. Bob’s brother has been talking to Bob about all his equipment, and...

Club Meetings

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...

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...

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. “

Di M6NBV

“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

iowradsoc@gmail.com

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