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1987 GB2SM (08)

1987 GB2SM (08)
Photo of the former amateur radio station GB2SM at the Science Museum, London, 1987. The station was set up by Gerald Garratt, G5CS, in 1955. Unfortunately the station was disbanded sometime in 1994, as the Museum believes that there is no future in radio communications! Currently the Science Museum callsign GB2SM is available for occasional use by the Swindon & District ARC (G8SRC).

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GB2SM to close


Post by Yves Remedi » Thu, 04 Aug 1994 15:48:04

The following from G0LAM:

Hi There,

I have been advised by the Station Manager of GB2SM, Geoff Voller, G3JUL, that it has now officially been decided today that this station will close down as from 7th November 1994 and will be disbanded.

The reason for the closure was given as, "There is no future in radio communications and therefore it is unlikely that the youngsters of tomorrow will be interested in it as a hobby". It is understood that the person directly responsible for this department of the Science Museum was not at the meeting to decide it's fate and therefore did not defend it!!

I, personally, feel that a considerable loss will be felt by the Amateur Radio fraternity as well as the many visitors to the Museum. I have suggested in the past that any of you who feel strongly enough about this closure, after 40years, of a window into the world of radio communications, write to the Director of the Science Museum, direct, and express your feelings. Many of you have already done so but obviously not enough. To those of you who have already written, I have already expressed my thanks, even if the Museum has not done so! But to those of you who have yet to lift a pen, (A PEN is one of those old fashioned non electronic plastic writing sticks that makes marks on paper without the aid of computer or printer!!), then now is the time to do so.

As one of the operators of GB2SM, I am expecting official notification of the above information any day now, when they get around to it!! When I receive a copy of the notification I will circulate it for your information. If you require any more information, please don't hesitate to packet me a message at the BBS shown below. I should add that protestations by packet have little or no effect on the powers-that-be and the only way to bring your disapproval to their notice is to deluge them with snail-mail! The address for those of you who have not got it is below:-

The Director,
The Science Museum,
Exhibition Road,
South Kensington,
London SW7-2DD.

73 one and all. De Geoff, G0LAM, pp GB2SM.

Yves Remedios
12 months ago. Edited 12 months ago.

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