It has been proposed by several Falkland Island hams that a new amateur radio society should be formed in the Falkland Islands that would be open to membership from any resident or non-resident individuals interested in amateur radio. A proposed name could be the ‘Falkland Islands Amateur Radio Society’ (FIARS).
Most countries have a national amateur radio society and many local clubs to get together socially or represent them with the regulatory authorities. In the UK the national society is the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) and most UK ‘hams’ are a member.
The RAF Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS)
whose members hold many VP8 licenses.
The society would act as a group whereby anyone interested in amateur radio – whether they hold a VP8 licence or not, to get together to talk about radio and provide support and help to anyone that would like to gain a VP8 licence.
More importantly, it would create an authoritative and knowledgeable body that could truly represent Falkland Islands radio amateurs and is a body that the Communications Regulator could formally liaise with when considering amateur radio issues.
Anyone interested in forming such a society is asked to contact John Clifford, VP8CWQ. so John can gauge the level of interest, and arrange a meeting in the near future to discuss the ways this could be taken forward.
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