Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

ARRL first digital edition of QST magazine

The ARRL have issued their first digital edition of the monthly QST magazine.
The edition is displayed using Adobe Air and looks very nice on the screen, easy searching is available and it is possible to see archived editions of the magazine.
A first for ARRL, I wonder if the RSGB will follow?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

New Radio from China.

New Radio

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

GT8IOM and the CQWW WPX Contest

GT8IOM will be operating in the CQWW WPX Contest on 26th May (00:00z) to 27th May (23:59z).
They will be using all bands and a number of Manx operators will be warming up their keys.
This CW element of the contest is supported throughout the World and is very busy every year.
The blog is advised that Mike GD4WBY will be in charge of brewing the tea!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Follow the Olympic torch as it makes it trip around the countries.

Worked all Britain (WAB) are offering a special award for working G4WAB and G7WAB as the stations operate around the route of the Olympic torch.

Have a look at WAB
for more information.

New RSGB General Manager


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Yaesu FT-1d Digital Handheld Radio

This new Yaesu radio is to be launched at Dayton.
2mt/70cm - GPS - APRS etc.

New Radio

Monday, May 14, 2012

Blog access statistics today (14.05.12).

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

RAYNET Isle of Man

At a meeting of the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society last night (08-05-12) it was agreed to cease RAYNET activity on the Island until such time that significant interest was generated from Amateurs on the Island and/or the first responder services.
The meeting had been very well advertised and was open to the general public, a small number of individuals attended and it was very clear from the discussion that it was not possible to established a viable RAYNET on the Island able to provide a well trained and organized service which could ensure an adequate response from individuals as required.
Interesting discussion also took place about the possibility of litigation against the organization or it’s individuals in the event of things going wrong when RAYNET participates in an activity or emergency situation; clearly the risks for a voluntary organisation getting it wrong are much greater in today’s society than was previously the case.
The Society will continue to review this matter and remains willing to reopen discussion if required.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Tynwald Day

The IOMARS will not be present at Tynwald day this year; for  many years this has been a fine opportunity to demonstrate Amateur Radio to the public, but as a result of changes recently made by Government to the funding and arrangements for the day it is no longer possible for the Society to participate. 

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

RAYNET Isle of Man

The IOMARS would like to review RAYNET on the island as it has been some time since RAYNET  was active. To gauge local interest the Society invite all interested parties (irrespective of membership of the IOMARS) to a meeting at the Sea Cadet Hall Tromode Road, Tromode on Tuesday 08th May 2012 at 19:30 hours.