Sunday, December 24, 2006


Well done Keith and Matty!
I like the structure which you have offered to put up at Foxdale!
I hope it won't be a hazard to a low flying space-station.....

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Congratulations !!!

Congratulations to Matty and Keith who have been advised today that they passed the full licence.
New call signs should be available in the New Year when Ofcom return to work.

What comes next!


Some general information: RSGB HQ will be closed until 09.15 on Tuesday 2nd January 2007.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Committee Meeting

The new committee will meet for the first time on Tuesday 16th January - 19:30hrs at Fort Street, union building.

Please set this date in your diary.

John (gd0nfn) Secretary


On Sunday 24th December @ 11:00 hrs (local time) tests will take place to establish a net on 10 meters.
29.600 FM will be attempted first of all; if this is not sucessful 28.500 SSB will be used.

Why not join in and see how many simplex local contacts can be made.


Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Items For Sale from the Foxdale Shack

The following items are for immediate sale on a sold as seen basis. They can be viewed at the Foxdale Shack.

FT101e + spare valves £50 ono
KW2000 + KW2000b + Power Supply available to collect at no cost.
FT221r 2mt multimode £25 ono
Matching 200w valve linear NAG 144XL £50 ono
FT726r multimode 2mt + 70cm + 6mt offers around £150 needs some servicing.
Trio TR7200g 2mt FM (CAR Trans.) £5 ono

Contact for further information

Tuesday, December 12, 2006


The 58th AGM of the IOMARS took place tonight and the following was agreed.

President -- Alan Crowther GD0MWL

Chairman -- Mike Dunning GD0HYM

Treasurer -- Harry Blackburn 2D0HEB

Secretary -- John Butler GD0NFN

North Rep. -- Hayden Glaister GD0BNC

South Rep.-- Dave Corkish 2D0RGW

East Rep. -- Steve Kelly GD7DUZ

West Rep. -- John Parslow GD4UHB

Tutor -- Keith Holland 2D0OHM

The annual club membership was set at:- £10 over 65yrs of age - £15 general membership

£17.50 Family membership £5 students and overseas members

Voice contact with space station astronaut

Matty 2D0BCR reports the following:-
"I was listening this morning (Monday 11-Dec-06) for packet (pass started around 00:30), and heard RS0ISS calling CQ, so I hurriedly unplugged the TNC, plugged the mic back in, set the repeater shift and called, - was very, very chuffed when Thomas Reiter returned the call, had a quick chat as there were other stations calling and got 5+9 for an antenna up in the loft!
Very happy to have my first astronaut in the log!"

A 2mt contact
from the IOMwith the space station can only be described as a great contact.

Friday, December 08, 2006

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society

IOM - Department of Home Affairs - new website.

Worth having a look at the website: .
Especially the Emergency Planning/Civil Defence and
Communications sections.


Tuesday, December 05, 2006

International Space Station

Hi, Chaps

The packet digipeater is back on again on the ISS, it's running simplex at the moment on 145.8, instead of the usual uplink on 145.990.
Can see stations heard on ISS and maps here:-

Best wishes & 73's