Facilities

 The Isle of Wight Radio Society operates its own radio station, its shack, with the callsign G3SKY and it is available for use by any licensed member of the Club.

G3SKY – the Club shack 

The Isle of Wight Radio Society operates its own radio station, its shack, with the callsign G3SKY and it is available for use by any licensed member of the Club.

The two principal pieces of equipment are the Yaesu FT847 and FT897D transceivers

The FT847 is a multiband, multimode main station transceiver covering the 160-10 meter bands plus the 6m, 2m and 70cm bands, offering SSB, CW, AM and FM modes at up to 100 Watts at HF or 50 Watts at VHF/UHF.

The FT-897D is a multiband, multimode mobile transceiver providing coverage of the 160-10 meter bands plus the 6 m, 2 m and 70 cm bands, offering SSB, CW, AM, FM, and Digital modes at up to 100 Watts. 

The aerials and antennas consist of a general purpose long wire and a 4 band 4 element rotating HF beam aerial on a pump-up mast for HF.

For VHF/UHF, the Club has a 2m/70cm collinear and a trailer mounted wind-up mast supporting 2m and 70cm crossed Yagis plus rotators.

There are VSWR meters, a smart ATU for HF and numerous switches for cross connecting the aerials and antennas.

The Club also has a satellite working capability.

Facilities 

The society is fortunate in having a large meeting room, a training room and kitchen to use for our meetings. The club shack and workshop is in a large Portakabin. The portacabin is divided into two rooms to provide a more intimate space for small meetings and demonstrations and a private area for the shack and workshop.

 

Contact us

Graham Coleman M5IIT

Club Secretary

07976 328016

iowradsoc@gmail.com

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