Yahoo! Groups closing

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, RonF, who writes:

Hi Thomas,
Thought you might like to give a heads-up to any readers using Yahoo! Groups that they plan to shut them down soon. I know there’s a lot of older hams & SWLs who rely on groups there, and Yahoo! have done a terrible job of notifying group admins and members of the upcoming change – while there’s a banner at the top of group pages announcing the members & admins of the shutdown, there’s been no contact with group admins, and the groups there I’m still on knew nothing of it until I mentioned it to them and pointed them to

Shutdown is due to start on 28th October – but I’ve been told that for European services it’s the 21st of October. Less than a week away…

After the last Yahoo! Groups outage/debacle most groups I followed moved over to Groups.IO. Very similar features, with free & paid service levels depending on the level of service/storage/etc/ required. As far as I know, all the groups I’m on that moved from Yahoo last time are existing happily on the free tier. Not an ad, not a recommendation, just an observation. 😉

Thank you for the heads-up, Ron! If you belong to an active radio discussion on Yahoo! Groups, contact your admin if you haven’t already been moved to Groups.IO.

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1 thought on “Yahoo! Groups closing

  1. espectra

    Long shot here, but did anyone archive the Yahoo Shortwave groups?

    I’m seeing some promising links to “Broomstick” antenna posts on the SWL-AM-FM-Antenna group, but of course they’re gone forever if they weren’t archived.

    Example that a user named RHF occasionally posted to other forums/groups.

    > READ: Understanding the “BroomStick” Antenna
    > and its Coil

    Asking as someone who personally archived one of the robotics groups and noticed a flurry of activity to archive other groups at the time.


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