Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Full Licence Training Course

Due to Holiday commitments there will be no training on Monday April 16th & 23rd.
Training will recommence on Monday April 30th at the 'Smithy' Castletown.


Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Your licence details are up for sale!

Readers may be interested to hear that RSGB are in the process of sending out a mail shot to all non RSGB (some 40,000) licenced Amateurs.

There has been great concern about this process particularly as your personal data has been purchased from a company called “UK Amateur Mailing” which became established on 16-Mar-2007. The RSGB General Manager has written about this to other lead RSGB officers.

It is possible to have your details removed from this commercial mailing list by visiting but to do so will probably require you to submit more Personal information than the company already has. A better option may be to contact the company 07847 118121 or via Mark Webster

The URL for this company has only one page and very little information is available about the organisation and its intensions, I have therefore written to Mark Webster for a little more information.

Amateur Radio callsigns and personal details have been used by the hobby for many years; indeed this information can be of great technical help and has always made the hobby one of friends working together, now our details are for sale on the mail shot market I dread to think how this will cripple the hobby.

Your comments would be most welcome to

John GD0NFN Secretary IOMARS

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Happy Easter from Italy

Giorgio Romanin one of our SWL from Italy would like to wish everyone a very happy Easter.
"Buona Pasqua" to Giorgio and familiy.