Sunday, January 28, 2007

Silent Key

We are very sad to hear of the tragic, sudden loss of Chris Qualtrough MD1EUJ who passed away on the 27th of January. We offer our deepest sympathy to his family and know that he will be missed by his many friends and colleagues.

Manx Radio Broadcast

Manx Radio have recorded a programme with the IOMARS about Amateur Radio as a hobby. A group of members spent Thursday evening in the Foxdale shack recording with the programme producer John Hines.

The broadcast will last about 26 minutes and be transmitted on Friday 2nd Feb @ midday (after the news) on AM and @ 20:30hrs on FM and AM.

For those Blog watchers who would like to learn more about Amateur Radio tune in and enjoy.

The programme will also be available via the Manx Radio Internet link

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Good Music !!

I just thought you would all like to hear some great amateur radio sounds. (press space bar when you get to the web page)

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Radio Tests

To continue the around Island radio tests this Sunday (21-Jan-07) we are going to use 70cms simplex. Initial CQ calls will take place @ 11:00hrs (local time) on 433.500mhz (U280 calling Frequency).

Please join in and enjoy radio.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Membership Subscriptions

The committee wish to advise those members who have yet to pay the annual membership subscription that this payment is now overdue.
Harry 2DoHEB the treasure will be pleased to hear from you, subscriptions can be sent to:-
Harry Blackburn
32 Close Rushen

(£10 oaps, £15 General membership, £17.50 family membership, £5 student/overseas).

Make your treasurer a happy man!

Lecture by Simon Brown (author of “Ham Radio Deluxe” software)

Simon will be giving a talk to members of the IOMARS on Wednesday 7th March @ 19:30hrs in the trade union building, Fort Street, Douglas.

The talk will be about digital modes and his new software; put the date in your diary.

RSGB News and RadCom

There are several items of interest for the coming weeks.
For details look at the RSGB website and the February
issue of RadCom(which should be with members during
the next few days) eg.:

RNLI SOS Weekend
Marconi International Weekend
International Museums Weekend
Mid Cheshire Radio Rally at Nantwich in April


Sunday, January 14, 2007

IARU - The International Amateur Radio Union

Worth having a look at the IARU website:
A lot of interesting information.


Saturday, January 13, 2007

Special Event Callsigns

There has been a lot of discussion recently about obtaining a Special Event Callsign to commemorate the
100th Anniversary of the TT Motorcycle Races. However, there seems to be some confusion about what is
involved, ie. the advantages, disadvantages, procedures and responsibilities of having such a callsign.

To begin with full details can be found on pages 75 to 77 of the 2007 RSGB Yearbook which, in some respects,
are quite onerous. It is recommended that anyone contemplating the use of a GB callsign read these carefully!
In addition, as there will probably be a significant demand for QSL cards pages, page 17 should also be read.

In brief summary, a Special Event Callsign is issued by OFCOM for a maximum of 28 consecutive days and is by
Notice of Variation to an INDIVIDUAL who holds an Advanced Licence. This individual undertakes to be responsible
for the Special Event Station and is required to be present to supervise its correct operation. The station should
normally be open to viewing by members of the public and may only be established and operated at ONE specified
location. This must be the address stated on the application form and must be detailed enough for anyone to
find easily.

Those interested in a TT Special Event Station will be aware of the problems of finding a suitable location, getting
enough support operators, deciding on how many days and for how many hours the station will operate and
funding and ultimately sending off the special QSL cards!

Don't forget the IOMARS club callsign can be used throughout the year, at any time and place and by any suitably
qualified member!


Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Play Radio on Sunday 14-Jan-07

More Sunday morning radio tests around the Island:

11:00hrs (Local Time) Sunday 14-Jan-06 6mt FM will be tested.
Tune in to 51.510 MHz FM and listen for a CQ call – nothing heard call CQ yourself.
Once contacts are established an available frequency will be found.
Failure on that frequency will result in CQ calls on 50.150 MHz SSB

Just to add to the fun 70 MHz FM will also be monitored give a call on
70.45 MHz FM and see who does or does not reply!
The purpose of these tests is to establish simplex round Island communications on the most suitable and stable frequencies/modes, please join in and enjoy the tests.


Monday, January 08, 2007

IOMARS - January 2007 Meeting at Tromode.

Just to remind everyone that tomorrow (9th January)
is the second Tuesday of the month!
See you there.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Sunday Communication Tests

Sunday 7th January 11am Tx/Rx tests will take place on 3.7120 MHZ (+-QRM). We would like to establish round Island communiation if possible so why not give a call and join the net.