As originally published in Radcom Feb 2005.
The Duxford Radio Society (DRS, www.duxfordradiosociety.org) is seeking to attract new members to work on the conservation of millitary communications equipment and to operate permanent special event station GB2IWM.
The Imperial War Museum [IWM, www.iwm.org/duxford/index.html] at Duxford, Cambridgeshire, is well known for its spectacular flying displays, but there is always a significant amount of other conservation and restoration work going on behind the scenes.
DRS is the radio section of the Duxford Aviation Society (DAS), the organisation which supplies a volunteer workforce of over 600 specialists for the IWM for the restoration of aircraft, vehicles and radio equipment.
Applications for membership of DRS are welcomed from those actively interested in military wireless communications, radio navigation and radar, and who wish to contribute to its conservation, operation, and display.
DRS particularly seeks those who are competent to work safely on high voltage valve electronic equipment, especially those who worked on similar equipment in the armed services or radio communications companies.
DRS also seeks licenced amateurs who can operate GB2IWM on a regular basis.
For details of how to become an associate member of DRS, contact:The Secretary, Duxford Radio Society, c/o The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambs. CB2 4QR or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
It is also possible to become a DRS/DAS 'working volunteer' at IWM Duxford. Details from the Volunteer Co-ordinator, The Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambs CB2 4QR