Friday, July 28, 2006

ISS Information from Matty!

SSTV test from the ISS

The ARRL reports that a test of the ARISS SSTV system aboard the International Space Station may be conducted over Russia the weekend of July 29th. This news was released by the ARRL Amateur Radio News, July 26, 2006. Expedition 13 Commander Pavel Vinogradov, RV3BS is expected to test the SSTV system over Moscow using the downlink frequency of 144.49 MHz. All amateurs within range are encouraged to receive the FM broadcast.

Those of us in other parts of the world eagerly await further testing of the amateur radio SSTV system and look forward to receiving pictures from the ISS. Additional information about the SSTV system can be found on the MAREX-MG site.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society

5MHz access extended until 2010!

Use of 5MHz channels has been extended until 2010. However, all NOV's
expire on 31 July 2006 so those interested in continuing with the 5MHz
experiment will have to apply for a new NOV. Apparently two extra channels
will be available. For further details see RSGB and OFCOM websites.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Have you any comments to make?

The Blog has now been reset to allow comments to be made, it would be good to hear your views on having an IOMARS cap/badge made??

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society

Embroidered IOMARS badge for baseball cap/polo shirt.

I have had a word with Promenade T-Shirts in Douglas and have learned that
such a badge is possible and that the primary cost is the 'setting up'. For example
an order for one badge would attract the whole 'setting up' cost! Apparently, an order for at least 50, preferably 100, badges would be more economical. We shall have to decide on a number and then get a proper quotation.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

CEPT Foundation Licence

Europe are talking about an all Europe Foundation licence.
Have a look at this draft report -

GD0NFN Tutor.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

For Sale

Yaesu FT-767GX offers to 2d0heb (

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Full Licence training

Wednesday 19th in the shack at Foxdale is another Full Licence training session. 19:30 ish.
John GD0NFN.

WAB Activation

The following people have agreed to activate WAB squares during the activity week.

If you are not on this list and would like to commit to activate a square please

Send an e-mail to and let us know.

John Parslow and Phil Parker - SC27 and SC28 (Towns, Villages and Parishes).

Nigel and Paul with Myles and Jason - SC49

Dave Corkish - NX40 (principally Smeale area).

Hadyn and twins - NX30 (the Lhen); possibly SC38 as well.

John - SC48.

A N Other(s) - SC27 (at the Shack ).

Frank Goldsmith and Harry Blackburn - SC26 (PSM, Castletown)

Alan - SC16

Martyn GD3YUM - the difficult ones at SC17 and SC36 and SC47.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

WAB Map of the Isle of Man

In preperation for WAB activity week (19-26th August) on the Isle of Man, this link will provide you with a WAB map of the Island in pdf format. (many thanks to the IOM Government for permission to use this map).