Saturday, May 27, 2006

Foundation Licence Examination - Thursday 25 May 2006

Congratulations to all the succesful candidates - and looking forward to seeing you at the
Intermediate Licence exam in the not too distant future!
73 de Alan GD0MWL

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Foundation Examination

We are delighted to announce that 6 candidates passed their Foundation examination tonight:-
Breeshey Glaister, Kirree Glaister, Wayne Ali, Simon Holland, Keith Holland, Rhett Britton.
Well done! We look towards new MD3s on the air.
The photo shows candidates and IOMARS members who helped with teaching and the examination.


The next Full licence training session will be held on Thursday 15th June in the shack at Foxdale 19:30 hrs.

All at the IOMARS wish good luck to the 7 people sitting the Foundation examination tonight - if you are sitting the examination please be at Ford Street by 19:15 hrs and remember to bring with you photographic ID.

Sunday, May 21, 2006

GD and IM Repeaters

Took the tram up Snaefell yesterday afternoon(20 May). Poor visibility due to low cloudbase. From what I
could see nothing has changed on the tower. Quite windy and the thrumming noise of the wind around
the antennas and tower gave some idea of what it must be like when weather conditions are really bad......
Enjoyed a nice cup of tea and a slice of apple pie in the summit cafe...

Monday, May 15, 2006

GD and IM repeaters

I forgot to mention on my previuos message that I understand that on a couple of occasions wind speeds in
excess of 90mph were recorded at the Air Traffic Control tower since my last trip up the mountain on 16 April.
This could contribute to the lack of progress on the replacement of aerials. By the way the Snaefell Mountain
Railway is now in full operation.

GD and IM repeaters

I went to the top of Snaefell onFriday 12May. Nothing seems to have changed with regard to the installation/replacement
of aerials. On the first platform from the ground on the tower a yellow notice can be seen, which read through binoculars,
appears to forbid higher access.... GD/IM aerials are higher than this!

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Training (Full Licence)

The next date for Full Licence training is Wednesday 24th May, 7:30 at the Foxdale shack.
Please remember to bring your completed homework with you!

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Foundation Licence Additional Frequencies

A new document can be found on the Ofcom website
It says that Foundation Licence holders will be allocated 28.000 to 29.700 mhz from 01-Oct-06.