Page altered 13 July, 2011 Just to say we are still alive! These pages on QSL net are archives. Our 50th Anniversary 2009!
This archive site for old news etc.
We have been at Haylands Farm from 3rd August 2007 to present . This puts us back in IO90jr The meetings start after 19.30.
|Nearest Post Code||PO33 3HU|
|Lat (WGS84)||N50:43:03 ( 50.717479 ) Approx!|
|Long (WGS84)||W1:10:38 ( -1.177201 ) Approx!|
|OSGB Reference (From postcode SZ58250,90750)||SZ 58095 91169 Taken on Site|
From www.streetmap.co.uk Enter Post code for map Salters Road Ryde. Haylands Farm is signposted from Upton Road. It is on the left near the end of Salters Road, not too obvious, drive slowly - look for the yard as you reach the entrance. As is usual the Postcode reference is only approximate. Google Earth .KMZ file Right click on this link and "Save As" If you have Google Earth on your computer double click on the saved file.
A Guest has pointed out that an "easy to use" Sat Nav may not have a facility to input coordinates other than postcodes. Notes on GPS
It is still hoped that this will be a temporary location until another group gets their building constructed.
Use contact details for more information.
Click link to email me. If you see no link or it does not work Click HERE Or telephone 01983 240340
3rd August 2007 The first meeting at the new venue, time for the few who have worked hard to clear the old hut to relax.
27 July 2007 The last meeting at the hut at Whitecliff Bay. Lots of junk still needs moving.
May 4th 2007 The AGM. The committee is little changed. We were informed of progress in the search for new premises. It is hoped to release the details as soon as a definite arrangement is made.
I will keep this site here and post various details, There are still things here that do not appear on Zak's site. When I get news I will add it here but this is more an archive, although I will ensure everything is relevant.
Please note we meet regularly each week now at Haylands Farm. Meetings Friday 7.30 PM. Net Wednesday 20.30 local 145.375+/-
Isle of Wight Maidenhead QRA WAB locator maps and info.
Full Details of the Isle of Wight Radio Society
July 2006 Open Days - Special Events - Meetings - See Zak's site.
21 April 2006 AGM. The Club's FT847 on display, intended for use in the new Satellite/VHF shack. The Committee was elected almost unchanged from last year. They are expected to serve us as well this year as they did last!
CLUB DINNER OCT 15th 2005,
The club 46th Anniversary dinner was held at the Appley Manor Ryde on the 15th of October 1900hrs at 19.30hrs. Was a very successful event.
20 August 2005 Special event at Bembridge Lifeboat station
July 2005 Special event at Northwood.
June 2005 Peter, 2E1PHW is now Chairman.
May 28/29 2005 The Club setup their station at Bembridge airport for the Schneider Trophy Races. A good time was had by all. More to come.
May ** 2005 A combined Special Event at Bembridge Windmill. IWRS and Brickfields Club operated for "Mills on the Air"
Amateur exams/foundation/intermediate/full licence
Thanks to the efforts of Alan G3PZB many members have passed the foundation course exam/morse assessment and carried on to the the intermediate and advanced exams.
The foundation course takes a minimum of 12 hours, split into sessions of 2 hours per week.
The intermediate course exam, 50 watts on VHF, with the 5 WPM morse 50 watts and 10 metres on HF.
Courses for the full licence are arranged when required.
The new foundation licence will enable anyone to use the amateur bands with a power of 10 watts. Most modern sets are able to be turned down to this level. Some older rigs are not suitable, contact us for advice. See June 2002 Radcom for details of a suitable attenuator for these rigs
We can offer "morse assessments" for the foundation licence. Contact us for details of this and any other developments, things are proceeding now.
The intermediate exam includes a simple practical constructional test.
The old single RAE no longer exists, it will be necessary to complete all sections. Although most study will be able to be done at home some sort of liaison with an exam centre will be required for the practical requirement.
A recent addition to the Club's equipment is a trailer mounted telescopic mast. We tried this at the Clubhouse with the 3 ele HF beam and were pleased with the results compared with the long wire, reports of 3 S points and 20db improvement were noted. This will give us good results going portable.
Look here for old news, newsletters, events etc.
Full Details of the Isle of Wight Radio Society......... Some of my Favourites a few additions 19 March 2004
How to get there with maps........................................Making a simple web site -Have a go!
.....................................................................Talk via internet/remote repeater iphone info
Member's Web Sites
David G0VZV His site:- a lot more than just amateur radio! I doubt you will read it all, but be amazed at how much is known about his family. Hear some of his musical compositions.
Barry M0IOW Another Ex-member Amateur radio, CB Club, lots of links!
Brickfields ARS another IW Club.
Alan G4ZFQ (Me) The Club's first Webmaster!
GB3RAL Monitoring. Hopefully this will be useful in "The Five Megs Experiment" See the G4ZFQ link above
Isle of Wight Maidenhead QRA WAB locator maps and info. See the G4ZFQ link above
FT847 Data/CAT connections See the G4ZFQ link above
Click link to email If you see no link or it does not work Click HERE