Archive for March 2013

GD8EXI… Snow Mobile?   3 comments

Rushen Winter? Richard can't make the shack this week... I wonder why??

Rushen Winter? Richard can’t make the shack this week… I wonder why??

A photo sent by Richard Baker GD8EXI as an attachment to an email earlier this week – maybe we are in the middle of a Rushen Winter???

Thanks Richard, a great shot! Well done to the local IOMARS members who helped search for snowbound sheep with the local farming community – you all deserve a huge pat on the back.

Dave Cain 2D0YLX
Chairman, IOMARS

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Posted March 27, 2013 by David Cain in Uncategorized

Foxdale Shack – Wednesday 27 March   Leave a comment

The shack WILL NOT be open tonight due to the current weather conditions making the Lhoobs Road particularly tricky for driving and the lack of parking spaces on the road outside. Sorry for any inconvenience… normal business will be resumed as soon as possible! 🙂

For anyone coming along ext week we plan on utilising Richard Baker GD8EXI and his spectrum analyser to bench test equipment; i.e. preamps, swr meters, etc.

Dave Cain 2D0YLX

Chairman, IOMARS

Posted March 27, 2013 by David Cain in Uncategorized

GD100RSGB – Final Station Statistics   2 comments

Special Event Station – Summary Sheet

Start Date : 2013-01-20 + 2013.03.04 + 2013.03.11

CallSign Used : GD100RSGB
Operator(s) : 2D0YLX GD0OUD GD4IFU GD3TNS GD7DUZ GD1MIP MD0CCE
GD6ICR MD6IOM GD0TFG MD0MAN GD0HYM MD6TSW GD1VIK

Operator Category : MULTI-OP, MULTI STATION
Band : ALL
Power : HIGH
Mode : MIXED
Gridsquare : IO74SD & IO74SE

Name : ISLE OF MAN AMATEUR RADIO SOCIETY
Address : IOM Sea Terminal & TT Grandstand – Peter Kneale Press Centre
City/State/Zip : Douglas
Country : Isle of Man

ARRL Section : DX
Club/Team : IOMARS
Software : N1MM Logger V11.9.4

Band Mode QSOs
1.8 LSB 13
3.5 LSB 41
7 CW 67
7 LSB 418
14 CW 29
14 USB 160
18 CW 622
18 USB 61
21 CW 75
21 USB 2
28 USB 1
50 USB 1
144 USB 3
430 USB 1
Total Both 1,513

Rig : YAESU FT-897D x2, ELEKRAFT K3

Antennas : 40m G5RV, 18m DIPOLE, 80m G5RV

Soapbox : Furthest contacts Falkland Islands, (17m CW) Asiatic Russia
(80m SSB, 17m SSB & 20mSSB) and Botswana (40m SSB).

Countries Worked : 45
AUSTRIA
BALEARIC ISL.
BELARUS
BELGIUM
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
BOTSWANA
BULGARIA
CANADA
CORSICA
CROATIA
CZECH REP.
DENMARK
EIRE (S.IRELAND)
ENGLAND
ESTONIA
FALKLAND ISL.
FINLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
GREECE
HUNGARY
ISLE OF MAN
ITALY
KAZAKHSTAN
LATVIA
LITHUANIA
MOLDOVA
NETHERLANDS
NORTHERN IRELAND
NORWAY
POLAND
PORTUGAL
ROMANIA
RUSSIA (ASIATIC)
RUSSIA (EUROPEAN)
SERBIA
SCOTLAND
SLOVAK REP.
SLOVENIA
SPAIN
SWEDEN
SWITZERLAND
UKRAINE
USA
WALES

Date : 2013-03-23 Signature : D J Cain, 2D0YLX

Posted March 23, 2013 by David Cain in Uncategorized

5MHZ NOV – Clarification from OFCOM   Leave a comment

http://licensing.ofcom.org.uk/radiocommunication-licences/amateur-radio/licensing-updates/full-licence-jan-2013/

Follow the link abov to OFCOM Website

Posted March 22, 2013 by David Cain in Uncategorized

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2D0YLX David Cain

A useful A4 or A5 “at a glance” Band Plan for the HF to UHF bands. I prepared this for myself some time ago for use when /p or /m and found it really handy (as I have a brain like a sieve) for making sure I was in the correct portion of the band for whatever I was getting up to.

Please feel free to down load it and print it off for yourself…

Bandplan A4 or A5

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Posted March 19, 2013 by David Cain in Uncategorized

Clarification due on 5MHz NoVs   Leave a comment

Clarification due on 5MHz NoVs
Ofcom is shortly expected to make an announcement concerning the validity of 5MHz Notices of Variation on Club and Reciprocal licences. The details are expected to appear first on the Ofcom website, and on the RSGB site shortly afterwards. This announcement is prompted by a number of enquiries by clubs and individuals.

from RSGB Website

Posted March 15, 2013 by David Cain in Uncategorized

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Ham Radio Blog PD0AC

We did quite a few measurements on earlier models (BFB231, BFB239) of the Baofeng UV-5R. These radios did a fine job. According to the measurements of other operators, more recent models appear to be less perfect. Unfortunately I don’t own one of these newer versions, but I’ll try to borrow one. Did anyone else measure one recently and care to comment on this?

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Posted March 14, 2013 by David Cain in Uncategorized