Archive for May 2012

IOMARS events. Saturday 02/06/2012 – Sunday 03/06/2012 – Sunday 10/06/2012   1 comment

Saturday 02/06/2012   Worked All Britain – Follow The (Olympic) Torch Award

The Worked all Britain (WAB) group have asked the IOMARS to run a station, call sign GT4WAB on Saturday 02nd June 2012. The WAB are running an award timed to coincide with the Olympic torches tour of the British Isles.

We will be active for the whole day as GT4WAB.

We need volunteers to help out, both operators and those willing to ‘build’ the temporary station.

We will be based in the Coastguard station at the Shipyard Road in Ramsey. Help is needed to set up on the Friday evening (1st June) to run the station on the Saturday as we take over from the Bolton Wireless Club operating as GX4WAB through to handing over to the Glengormley E & ARS in Belfast (GN4WAB) at midnight on Saturday.

Please volunteer to the secretary Andy Morgan  email GD1MIP@manx.net

WWW of interest…

http://wab.intermip.net/Follow%20The%20Torch%20Award.php

http://www.boltonwireless.org.uk/

http://www.gearsradioclub.org.uk/

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Sunday 03/06/2012   Mad Sunday special event station

Given the fact that we are running the SES for the WAB group on the Saturday we have decided to run the Mad Sunday SES from the same venue.  So GB2MAD will take place from Ramsey Coastguard Station operating all day with closure around 17:00 hours.

Again it is hoped to use the HF bands dependent on propagation, and maybe some higher frequencies and we need volunteers to help out, both operators and those willing to ‘build’ the temporary station.

Please volunteer to the secretary Andy Morgan  email GD1MIP@manx.net

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Sunday 10/06/2012 Practical wireless 2m contest

All day from approximately 09:00 to 17:00 hours (local).

Obviously 2m is the target. Two members are currently preparing some yagi’s for the event. We aim to be on a hill in the central area of the island. Clearly post TT events may cause us to relocate dependant on the TT clear up. Watch this space for the location once the land owners permission has been granted.

Again we need volunteers to help out, both operators and those willing to ‘build’ the temporary station.

Please volunteer to the secretary Andy Morgan email GD1MIP@manx.net

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Posted May 25, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

UnUN ‘s by G3TXQ   Leave a comment

If you keep hearing of people using UnUn’s as a way of attaching a non resonant antenna and wanted to know more have a look at this link.

 

http://www.karinya.net/g3txq/unun/

 

 

Posted May 25, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Amateur radio training & exams / Foundation / Intermediate   Leave a comment

For information. The society plans to run training and exams in the comming months. If you or any person you know wants to do any of the exams tell them to get in touch ASAP.

In the meantime a Foundation candidate will need a copy of the course book ‘Foundation now’ at a cost of £4.99   (see RSGB web site http://www.rsgbshop.org/acatalog/Online_Catalogue_Training_19.html ) It is worth getting the book from the RSGB as they have just revised it and the ones for sale elsewhere are often old stock.

The below links will help too. The ham tests one is a set of mock exam questions and will help candidates know what they are getting themselves into.

http://www.hamtests.co.uk/      http://www.rsgb.org/clubsandtraining/  http://www.rsgb.org/arls/foundation_licence.php

 Email any questions etc to   GD1MIP(at)manx.net

Hope that covers it for now

Andy,  GD1MIP

Posted May 14, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Interested in 4m? try this Dutch based web SDR   Leave a comment

From  Rob PE1ITR

The maxwell foundation has set up a 4m websdr receiver on University of Technology Eindhoven (JO21RK). Frequency range is about 70.150 to 70.250. The antenna is an 4 element yagi @ 65m agl direction south. The LX0FOUR beacon on 70.161 can be heard. This is a great tool to monitor Es propagation.
This is the link: http://lindsey.esrac.ele.tue.nl/
Select the 4m band in the window left just below the waterfall screen.
The freq readout has at the moment a +4,5 kHz offset but that will be corrected later.
73

Posted May 11, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Worked All Britain – Follow The (Olympic) Torch Award   Leave a comment

The Worked all Britain (WAB) group have asked the IOMARS to run a station, callsign GT4WAB on Saturday 02nd June 2012. The WAB are running an award timed to coincide with the Olympic torches tour of the British Isles.

We will be active for the whole day as GT4WAB.

It is hoped to use the HF bands dependant on propagation, and maybe some higher frequencies.

We need volunteers to help out, both operators and those willing to ‘build’ the temporary station.

We will be based in the Coastguard station  at the shipyard in Ramsey. Help is needed to set up on the Friday evening (1st June) to run the station on the Saturday as we take over from the Bolton Wireless Club operating as GX4WAB through to handing over to the Glengormley E & ARS in Belfast (GN4WAB) at midnight on Saturday.  After that we plan to operate on Mad Sunday from the same location under our own Special Event Station callsign GB2MAD

please volunteer to the secretary  Andy Morgan

email GD1MIP(at)manx.net

http://wab.intermip.net/Follow%20The%20Torch%20Award.php

http://www.boltonwireless.org.uk/

http://www.gearsradioclub.org.uk/

Posted May 11, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

RAYNET – The Official Decision   4 comments

At a meeting held this evening regarding the future operation of RAYNET Isle of Man, the decision was made to cease all activity from this moment on until such time as there is adequate and sufficient support for the group from Society members, local Amateurs and interested parties.

The decision was made by a show of hands of those present in which the vote was split 28% for continuing against 72% mothballing RAYNET.

I would like to thank everyone for turning up and speaking. It was especially nice to see some new faces at the meeting.

Dave Cain 2D0YLX, Chairman IOMARS

EDIT by GD1MIP. 22:40 hrs 09/05/2012

Posted May 8, 2012 by David Cain in Uncategorized

Meeting Poster   Leave a comment

If anyone would like to display this poster in their local shop window please email me dave_at_rallyiom.com (please substitute the _at_ for a @ sign) and I will forward you a copy. I have a limited number printed off if anyone would like a copy that way instead.

Dave Cain 2D0YLX

Chairman, IOMARS

Posted May 3, 2012 by David Cain in Uncategorized