Martlesham Radio Society - G4MRS
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History and Location
The Martlesham Radio Society was founded in the
distant past of the British Post Office
Research facility in the 70's. The Post Office was left behind in the early eighties and
now is known as BT plc. The then Radio Society left its old
call sign of G4BPO (British Post Office) and took up G4MRS in honour of the
change to the Martlesham Radio Society.
Club Shack is located at the BT Adastral Park site
(until recently, BT Labs), with a locator of JO02PB. The Worked All
Britain (WAB) square is TM24.
Club meetings are held at 19:30 on occasional Wednesdays at various locations around
the now BT Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK. The Club Committee also
meets on occasional Mondays.
The Club Shack
The shack has two permanent 80 foot Versatowers. The main tower has a
TH5 with a 13 element yagi for 2m. The second tower has a Cushcraft
402CD with a Cushcraft A3 on top. For LF it has a dipole and delta loop for 80m
plus an inverted dipole for 160 metres.
Transceiver and Linear equipment varies
according to whatever club members are currently interested in.
Most of the
more modern equipment is on a loan basis from one or two key members, although the towers are club owned.
The Society is active in some National Contests (RSGB) with some of its key members
taking part in CQ WPX, ARRL 160 and ARRL DX as well as CQWW as G0KPW
The 2022 event is still planned to take place in the spring.
Note: This site is run by the voluntary membership of the BT
Martlesham Radio Society, affiliated to the
Martlesham Research Sports and Social
Committee. It is a non-commercial organisation and is not representative of
or any of its other ventures or companies.
Last updated 09/03/22 - © 1996-2022