G5MS

THE MANCHESTER WIRELESS
SOCIETY
ESTABLISHED FEBRUARY 1911

G5MS G3HOX AND G7ABC


THE MANCHESTER WIRELESS SOCIETY
Formed in February 1911 as 5MS,
It is one of the oldest radio societies in the world and recognized nationally as the second oldest in the UK.
After the birth of amateur radio in this country and as time progressed 5MS was looked upon as a leading voice in amateur radio around the U.K. When amateurs decided that it was time they had some representation in government 5MS (which was taking on amateur cause's nation wide) was regarded by most amateurs as the obvious choice but, was over looked in favor of the very much newer "London radio club" (Later known as the "London radio society", Now known as The R.S.G.B.) because of its (then) closer proximity and influential ties within the capital.  
One of 5MS most recognized achievements was in 1919 when it came first in a transatlantic contest. Using a home built 1kw radio costing 100.15s.03d (100.77p) and paid for by the society members, After permission was given by the land owners, members of 5MS operated it from Heaton hall,

Heaton Park Manchester (SD80) (IO83VM)
Government legislation in the thirties meant that all UK amateur radio stations would have to use the prefix "G". From now on 5MS would now be known as G5MS. Until lately it boasted a membership of over 200 but has thinned out with the opening of many more clubs across the country. Through out the early years and up to the end of WWII and not having a club house, One of its regular meeting places has been the famous Llyons cafe's which up to the end of the 1950's had outlets all over the world.
On the last Tuesday in February 1957 a second club(G3HOX) was formed at
"THE DOMMET STREET SCHOOL, BLACKLEY, MANCHESTER."
Three of the founder members being G2ALN ERIC TAYLOR, G2HW HARRY and G2AKR DON (silent key). It was not seen as a rival but as a more convenient club house for those living around the north of the city.
In 1996 G5MS & G3HOX amalgamated and became G5MS.
There are still a few dedicated members like G2ALN and G3DUI who seem to have been around for ever and with other members like Eric Sledge G0ICY wish to keep alive & kicking, G5MS.  G0SNZ Arthur Flood  

joined G5MS as a youngster and recons he's been a member for over 40 years ,
even though it took him 35 years to get licensed.
G5MS is still the only amateur radio club in Manchester


     


Members of G5MS meet at the Simpson Memorial Civic Centre,
Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester, England. SD80..IO83VM
Every
Tuesday evening at 19.30 hours (local time). All Radio Amateur and
Short Wave Listeners are assured of an enjoyable evening and a warm welcome.
(a map
display),


RAE (Radio Amateur Examination),

Novice RAE and Morse classes are free to members.
The Society is registered as a City & Guilds examination centre.
For details contact the club chairman Steve (G7JTL) on
+44 (0)161 330 0914. Or email emma@hothog.net

Hear the voices of the
MANCHESTER WIRELESS SOCIETY
at 20.30 hrs (local UK time), Every MONDAY evening on 2mtrs
close to 145.500 MHz. For the club net, and on
Tuesday
evenings from
20.00hrs-22.00hrs (UK local time) from the G5MS shack


Regular lectures/talks take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month.
The G5MS diary of events.

G5MS activities include holding Special Event Stations, 'Fox' hunting,
Slow Scan Television, G5MS Radio Station,
HF, DX, VHF, UHF and CW contests.
Some members are experts in particular aspects of amateur radio
eg. morse transmission, packet radio, slow scan television,
low power transmission, (DX), satellites,
HTML & java documents.

A map showing the
approximate
locations of all the
British 2 meter repeater sites locations & frequencies.

A comprehensive list of world wide 6 meter beacon sites .
Including Iceland, Greenland & Morocco

Click here for a list of U.K. RADIO RALLIES including QRP
Some of these rallies will sell computer accessories

A full copy of the D.X.C.C. list for 1996 is
available on this site

A list of reputed famous amateurs from around the world,
Famous
radio amateurs list.

Click here for a list of links to U.K. amteurs , clubs and
sites of interest to amateurs including (UK weather) satpics
Click here for links to U.K. COMMERCIAL sites
Includes Main dealers of Components, Antennas, Accessories & Equipment

    


For information on G5MS activites nearer to the dates shown, question on the RAE , NRAE and MORSE classes or about any of the TEST if you need one.
Call ...

The CHAIRMAN G7JTL Steve on +44 (0)161 330 0914.   If he's not broken it again Beware there is usually an answer machine on, or e-mail enquiries to emma@hothog.net

R.A.E. RALLIES G5MS CLUBS DEALERS FAMOUS REPEATERS BEACONS DXCC FORM