Wednesday, August 29, 2007

YUPITERU MVT-7100 Scanner for sale

This scanner is like new and is in first class working order.
530khz to 1650mhz - WFM, FM, AM, LSB, USB
1000 channel memory
Complete with mains power supply; just needs 4 NiCad’s.
Offers between £80-100 will be considered.
Contact Steve GD7DUZ on 478547

European Vintage Ploughing Championships 2007 (GB8EVP)

The Isle of Man is set to host the 10th European Vintage Ploughing Championships, with competitors using tractors & ploughs that were built prior to 1959.
The event is to be held over the weekend of the 1st & 2nd September 2007 on land at Great Meadow, Castletown and will attract champion ploughmen from all over the British Isles & Europe.
The site is more usually associated with the Southern Agricultural show and can be found approx ½ mile outside Castletown on the main A3, Castletown to Foxdale road.

Isle of Man Post Office is pleased to present a set of six stamps which features various aspects of Ploughing on the Isle of Man. The stamp issue marks the commencement of the European Vintage Ploughing Championships which take place on the Isle of Man on 1st September 2007.

The IOMARS is pleased to be running a special event station using the callsign GB8EVP. Please come along (Sat / Sun) and give your support, do some operating, talk to the visitors etc. Your assistance at this important event will be very welcome.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Foot and Mouth Restrictions

From 8am on Friday 24th August public ramblage restriction imposed on the Island as a result of the UK outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease have been lifted.
This means that SOTA activity can once again commence on the Isle of Man.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Use of the Blog

Blog activity during the last month
242 visits by 97 unique visitors
237 from UK, 3 from Switzerland, 1 from Belgium, 1 from Lithuania.

The UK visitors were from Douglas, Castletown, Edinburgh, Maidenhead, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Blackpool.

72% used IE
15% used Safari
12% used Firefox

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Interesting Web Pages!

Here are a couple of sites worth looking at.


These are excellent sites for those interested in learning about or making antennas of any type.
Just enter these call signs into your search engine.
Thoroughly recommended!
Mike G0HYM

Saturday, August 11, 2007

HF Convention

This years HFC takes place at Wyboston Lakes Centre, Bedfordshire on 12-14thOctober.
Early booking reduced price tickets are now available, have a look on for further information.

Technical Headlines
*GB3SSS Marconi experiment - 160 metre experiment exploring Marconis 1901 trans- Atlantic success. Presenter – Steve Nichols, G0KYA.
*Elecraft K3, an in-sight into the background of this latest modular, no-soldering kit. Internet presentation by Wayne Burdick, N6KR.
*Software Defined Radio – presenting will be Olaf, SM0CVK
*Digital Modes by Simon Brown, HB9DRV
*Alan Melia, G3NYK, a member of the Propagation Studies Committee will present some ideas on 500kHz propagation and data on aerial tests on 136 and the new 500kHz allocation.
*Satellites – presented by Terry Genes, G6CNQ

Operating Headlines
*Experiences of a newcomer to CQWW Multi-Multi from West Africa -Voodoo contesting by John Warburton, G4IRN
*Contesting for beginners

*HF Contest Forum
*HF Contest Trophy Presentations
*DXCC Card Checking
*HF Forum, including 5MHz and/or 500kHz Forums
*Full suite of RCF exams
*VHF Contest Trophy Presentations
*Demonstration Stations

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Foot and Mouth restrictions (SOTA Activity)

Please be advised that there are currently severe restrictions on the Isle of Man with regard to 'Public Ramblage' and this means that access to the Islands SUMMITS on the AIR activation locations is not at the moment possible.
The IOM is free of foot and mouth disease but precautionary restrictions are in place; “” gives further information.
This information will updated once SOTA activity becomes possible.
If you need to make direct contact with the Islands Radio Society, please email “”, we check this email each day.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend

00:01 UTC Sat 18-Aug-07 to 23:59 UTC Sun 19-Aug-07

This weekend radio activity is sponsored by the Ayr Amateur Radio Group and participants from around 51 different countries join the event.
The IOMARS will have a station operating from the Point of Eyre (WAB NX40, IO74TB).
This is not a contest but has been developed to “Promote Public awareness of lighthouses and lightships and their need for preservation and restoration. Also to promote Amateur Radio and to foster International goodwill”.
To see the registered participating list go to
This is always a good weekend for radio activity so why not offer your help and support to our members working from the most northern point of the Island.