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
The Science Museum,
73 one and all. De Geoff, G0LAM, pp GB2SM.