|Memories of Oxford University Radio Society|
|QSL Card created by Richard Russell, G4BAU, circa 1971|
Having started, it seemed like a good idea to extend the subject to include as much of the history of OURS as I could remember. So this is what I have done. The story started by being very selective, based on my own recollections of a brief window in the life of the society, during the period 1963 to 1971. Within few days of the page first appearing, I had received feedback from other past members of OURS, who corrected some of my errors of memory and added their own stories. Further contributions have been added as other former OURS members have discovered the site and provided their own memories. By 2003 the site had grown considerably and so I reorganised it into its present form, with a number of separate smaller pages, as listed below.
|Index of Oxford University Radio Society Pages|
|The Early Years||Whatever information anyone can recall.|
|1963-1971||Recollections from my own era.|
|JOTA 1968||A collection of pictures from the 1968 Jamboree on the Air.|
(Until recently, wrongly described as happening in 1967).
|1975-1979||Recollections from Dave Lawley G4BUO and Steve Bevan G4GFX.|
|CUWS/OURS Dinner, 2004||Revival of a tradition of joint dinners between the two societies.|
|Miscellaneous Memories||Short snippets from various contributors.|
|Who Are These People?||I took these pictures, but they are not who I thought they were!|
|Where Are They Now?||Names of former OURS members, with contact details where known.|
By the 1990 RSGB Callbook, the G3OUR call had been registered to someone with an address away from Oxford (possibly the last member acting as licence holder?) and by 1993 it had disappeared from the callbook altogether and the licence had lapsed. As to what had happened to the clubs equipment and in particular the log books, I had no idea and I appealed for anyone knowing anything of their fate, to contact me by email at Alan Simpson, G3UMF
Sporadic attempts on my part to locate any currently active amateurs amongst the undergradute population have so far been unsuccessful. Richard Horton G3XWH took up the baton in 2018 and published a letter in the January 2018 issue of RadCom to see if interest could be aroused via that route. Richard also established a G3OUR Google Group so that everyone with an interest in OURS might keep in touch. Send Richard an email to email@example.com to pass on your news and to be added to the G3OUR group. Sadly this initiative too seems to have fallen on stoney ground and whilst we established contact with a few more former members, no one was forthcoming from the present university population. We still live in hopes and if anyone reading this is currently in or near Oxford please contact me by email at Alan Simpson, G3UMF
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