Welcome to the Isle of Wight Radio Society

The Society meets every Friday evening around 7:00pm at Haylands Farm, Salters Road, Ryde, IW. PO33 3HU. Anyone with an interest in radio is most welcome. The society has a shack and a hall for tea, biscuits and natter, with space for practical demonstrations and radio related talks.
On-line chat takes place on Facebook - see https://www.facebook.com/groups/IOWRS
The club runs a Thursday Night Net on the local repeater (GB3IW) from 8pm to 9pm, open to all amateurs using 70cm and Echolink. 


Haylands Farm is on Salters Road. Slalom down the hill, and at the bottom you'll see the Farm on the left. There is an open space in which to park.

Education & Training

The Society exists for anyone interested in radio and digital communications.  It is not exclusively for licenced amateurs, but the club runs courses for those who would like to be licenced. A foundation amateur radio qualification can be obtained with suitable training, a practical, and brief test.  The club can provide training and administer the computerised tests, which are organised by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) on behalf of Ofcom.  Courses and examinations for "intermediate" and "full licences" are also provided for those wishing to advance their knowledge and use higher power transmitters.  People from all walks of life are qualified radio amateurs. Mail [email protected] or come and see us to talk it over.


GB3IWGB3IW, 70cm Repeater above Ventnor IW
FacebookThe Society's Facebook Page
QRZQRZ.COM - look up call signs
Thursday Night Net