Archive for December 2012

Items for sale

144 to 28Mhz receiver converter

432 to 28Mhz receiver converter

28-144mhz Transverter 10 watts out needs minimum of 10mw drive up to 10w with attenuator

28-432mhz Transverter 10 watts out needs minimum of 10mw drive up to 10w with attenuator

SOLD 19 ele Tonna for 70cms good condition SOLD

SOLD Brand New Dual band 2/70cms Beam 4+4

Microwave modules 2m linear 10w in 100w out

Microwave modules 2m linear 3-10w in 100w out with preamp

Microwave modules 6m linear 3-10w in 100w out with preamp

2x Kenwood KR250 rotators (One a Yaesu copy)

All open to offers.

Wanted 70cms, 70MHz and 23cms Linears

Much more to come.


Contact Mike Webb  GD6ICR9at)  

Posted December 28, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Merry Christmas from the IOMARS

Hello all.
Firstly on behalf of the society committee may I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy new year.
The societies AGM took place on Tuesday the 11th December 2012. So that means it’s time to renew our memberships.
The year 2012 committee were re elected by those present at the AGM and will stay in post until the 2013 AGM.
The constitution was altered slightly to reflect the current position the IOMARS finds itself in (copy above).
Membership costs and a membership application may be found on this blog (above).
Don’t forget the  GD100RSGB special call sign. It will be in use on 19th, 20th & 21st January 2013 to help celebrate 100 years of the RSGB. We will operate from the Sea terminal Douglas. Contact Mike Dunning or a committee member for more details.
regards   Andy
Secretary IOMARS

Posted December 24, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

SOLD Possible swap (I want an) FT897D for (I have an) FT817ND

SOLD   I have an FT817ND, It hardly ever gets used as I operate from home 99% of the

Would anyone be interested in a swap for an FT897? Exact details
would need to be ironed out. But basically I want rid of the 817 and want a 2nd  897.
It is boxed with case, peg legs, Kranker handle VFO knob (and original), portable BNC antenna, charger and
AA battery holder.


tel 412711  or email  GD1MIP(at) SOLD

Posted December 19, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized



worthy of note as this was a special event station at a school in the USA. All the children who worked Mike Webb GD6ICR have signed the QSL.

Posted December 12, 2012 by David Cain in Uncategorized

2013 IOMARS Calendar

You may notice a new page link at the top of the menu… I have created a Calendar for next year which has been based on previous stations tht we have run and events attended. It is not a full list by any means, and will be constantly updated to reflect chages due to dates or venues being amended. For this reason, please treat it as DRAFT at all times. For full information contact the event organiser listed on the calendar…or why not come along to a club meeting? 🙂

The dates of all committee meetings has also been listed, so if there is anything that you would like the committee to discuss on your behalf, give the information to any committee member please bear the dates in mind.

Dave Cain 2D0YLX

Chairman, IOMARS

Posted December 7, 2012 by David Cain in Uncategorized

John Dowling presented with an award by HRH the Pricess Royal

John Dowling GD0TFG has recently been presented with a Royal Yaching Association lifetime commitment award by HRH the Princess Royal. This was in recognition of his activities as a yachting instructor.

Congratulations John from us all.

To see more take a look at….

Posted December 5, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Kranker knob for FT817 FT857 etc

If anyone is struggling with big fingers / little VFO knobs have a look at the kranker design.  I have just fitted one to my FT817D and it has transformed the radio. One now ordered for my 857.

Andy  GD1MIP

Posted December 5, 2012 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized