Saturday, March 29, 2008

Mock Full Licence Examination

Those people taking the full licence may wish to try the attached mock examination. It has just been submitted to the Tutors Forum. Why not send your answers to and we will send you back your mark.

RAF 90yrs old - RAFARS 70yrs old

On Tuesday 1st April the RAF will celebrate its 90th anniversary. The RAF Amateur Radio Society (RAFARS) will be celebrating its 70th anniversary. A number of special event stations will operate on that day and GB0AOA will be on the air from the Isle of Man (mainly on 80mt). Why not give them a call to celebrate such an important event.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Order your equipment via IOMARS - no postal costs.

The IOMARS offers purchasing facilities to members from the CPC catalogue. We regularly place orders and members can purchase at very good prices with no postal costs.
Have a look at the latest Bargains.

CPC Latest Sale

If you would like to order anything the best way is to pop down to the Foxdale shack on a Wed evening and let us know what you wish to order.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

RSGB Membership

RadCom - April 2008 issue - page 89 'Congratulations'.
IOMARS is mentioned as completing 60 years continuous
membership of the RSGB.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Manx Emergency Communications

The IOMARS are pleased to announce the establishment of “Manx Emergency Communications” a group of radio amateurs who will be available as requested to provide on Island effective manned radio communication systems.
The group will meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Foxdale shack and establish radio communication where possible on a Sunday @ 18:30hrs local time on 144.6125 MHz. If that frequency is occupied, 144.775 MHz will be used. Stations unable to make contact on these simplex frequencies should call on the GD repeater.
As the group develops it will offer training and live communication exercises which should be of interest to all Amateurs what ever communication mode they like to use; all IOMARS members are welcome to join this group.
Please send your details to with “MEC” in the subject line.

Emergency Communications UK frequency planning has allocated 144.6125, 433.750, 70.400 and 51.970 for use by IOM operators.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Emergency Communications Group

The first meeting of the Emergency Communications group will take place at the Foxdale shack tomorrow evening (Tuesday 18th March). 19:30 for 20:00hrs. This will be your chance to help establish this new facility on the Island.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Problems with Amateur Radio Equipment Insurance

The RSGB advise that there are problems with their recomended equipment insurance company - follow this link for further information.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Morse Code

Morse code remains a very popular form of radio communication.

GD3TNS and GD0OUD (with help) will be talking about and sending Morse code at a presentation to take place on Tuesday 11 March @ Tromode.

Why not come along (19:30 for 20:00hrs) and enjoy another interesting evening at the IOMARS.

Visit to Pulrose Power Station

Member made a very interesting visit to Pulrose Power Station and were given and interesting view of this state of the art facility. James MD3WSP took some great photos and the trip was enjoyed by all.

Thanks to the MEA and their staff for a good evening.