Thursday, May 28, 2009

New IOMARS Web Site

We are developing a new IOMARS web site ( which will enable the Society to promote Amateur Radio and all our activities. The web site will become the centre for information about local Amateur Radio and naturally will give all our members the chance to contribute to the web pages as they grow.
We are also now able to provide all members with their own unique e-mail address encompassing your callsign as the prefix followed by There is no charge for this service and it is available to all paid up members.
Interested - then send an e-mail to giving your callsign and current e-mail address, we will then send you details about how to setup your new e-mail address.
One of the advantages of this arrangement is that other members will have an easy way to make contact if they know your callsign. A list of these e-mail addresses will be available on the web site.

The Latest News.

There will be no Society meeting at Tromode on Tuesday 9th June (TT gets in the way!). The next meeting will be on Tuesday 14th July.

There are a number of Society events happening in the next few weeks and we need your support and assistance to make these a success.

Peel Lifeboat Station will be on the air on Thursday 4th June please come along an offer your support. Contact Mike GD0HYM ( for further information.

Mad Sunday (7th June) will be the day when GB2MAD operates from the Southern Vintage and Tractor Club Show. This takes place at Port Erin and again we need your support.

Museums on the Air takes place on 27th and 28th June from the Old Grammar School in Castletown GB4MNH (Manx National Heritage) will be operating all modes all bands.

Please also remember that we need your commitment and money to book the next weekend at Eary Cushlin. This week end event is planned for 19-20th September and will cost each member £20 for the week end (inc. overnight stay) and just £10 if you would like to stay for one of the days. Payment to Mike GD0HYM or Steve GD7DUZ - ASAP so that the venue can be booked.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Radio Magazine stops publishing

Monitoring Monthly magazine appears to be the latest casualty of the economic downturn, and is reported to have closed.

In a letter sent to the magazine's subscribers, Kevin Nice, G3UNR, the Managing Director of Nice One Publishing Limited, announced the magazine's closure, citing financial problems for its demise.

(Southgate ARS)

Tuesday 12th May 2009

Alan GD0MWL will be giving a talk on "International Amateur Radio and its Organisation" at the next Society meeting.

This will take place at Tromode 19:30 for 20:00 hrs.
Member's guests will be very welcome to attend.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

RSGB Increase Examination Fees

Advance notice of changes to the Amateur Radio Examination fees. From 1 September 2009, the fees will be rising by £2.50 in each instance. The new fees for the Foundation exam will be £22.50, the Intermediate exam will be £27.50 and the Advanced exam fee will be £32.50. Please note these changes don’t take effect until 1 September 2009.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Douglas Lifeboat Station

Just a reminder that Douglas Lifeboat Station is on the air this Sunday (09:00 to 17:00hrs) and we need operators to work GB5LB. Please come along and help make this day a successful event.