Friday, May 30, 2008

Young Biker takes up Amateur Radio!

This Amateur was found outside the Foxdale shack waiting to have an antenna fitted to his Rig!

Play Radio on Mad Sunday

The Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society is running a special event station on MAD SUNDAY (01-Jun-08), in conjuntion with the Southern Vintage Engine And Tractor Club using the callsign GB2MAD.

The station will be located on Ballacreggan Farm, Plantation Road, Port St Mary (on the cross roads next to the school). Operation will be from 10:00 until we finish. Why not visit the station and give us some help, we need operators and willing workers!!

We did this last year and it was very successful with plenty of visitors.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

RSGB announces direct dial number

Responding to the requests of members, the RSGB is pleased to announce that it now has a 'normal' phone number. The new number is 01234 832700, although the old 0870 number will continue to be valid for the time being. Many people will find that calls to 01234 832700 come within their free call allowances, rather than being chargeable. Please listen carefully to the choices available in the initial message to ensure you speak to the correct department.

©2008 Radio Society of Great Britain

Saturday, May 10, 2008

New Society Constitution

The IOMARS now have a new constitution which was agreed by Society members at the April Tromode meeting. It is available in PDF format by going to the following site:


The RSGB is pleased to announce new contact details for the RSGB QSL Bureau. With immediate effect QSL cards should be sent to the QSL Bureau at the following address.

P.O. Box 5
Halifax HX1 9JR

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Telphone calls to RSGB

The RSGB have moved to a new headquarters and advertise the telephone contact number as "0870 9047373". This can be an expensive number to ring as the RSGB make money out of your call. It is better to use the alternative cheap telephone number "01234 831496"
For further information goto '' and search for Radio Society of Great Britain; this web site can also give you alternative cheap to dial numbers for a large number of companies/organisations.
Example - Steam Packet reservations advertise "0871 2221333" use "01624 661661" it's cheaper.

Good Radio Housekeeping

Next Tuesday (13th May) at Tromode; Godfrey GD4EIP will give a talk about setting up a station in order to have trouble free radio operation. He will have various filters, home made and a commercial one and look at aspects of EMC. Come along and enjoy an interesting evening (19:30 for 20:00hrs)