Archive for April 2016

Activity in the VHF and above world

Do you have VHF,  UHF or higher equipment?   There is activity on the higher frequencies. The below are time being used around the British Isles.

Monday’s….. 2m and 23cm and above.

Tuesday’s…..  UKAC competitions (different frequency each week see below links).

Wednesday’s…..  2m mid morning. 70cm evenings.

Thursday’s…..  23cm evenings.

Friday’s…..   2m evenings.

Sunday’s…..   70cm mornings.

See  and     for more information.


Posted April 22, 2016 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Foundation Course/Exam UPDATE!

FOUNDATION TRAINING UPDATE (Revised due to incorrect dates sorry)

Training course dates: Saturday and Sunday 14 – 15 May
and Saturday and Sunday 21 – 22 May 2016. Please arrive around 9.30am for a 10am start.

The Foundation Exam will be on the afternoon of the 29 May. (Approx. 4pm)

The venue for training and exam will be the Civil Defence Training Rooms at the Civil Defence HQ in Douglas (88 Woodbourne Road). Please bring a copy of “Foundation Now!”, a packed lunch, and pens/paper. For the exam – you must also bring photographic ID (Driving Licence, Passport, etc. which should show your home address.

No candidate will be allowed to sit the exam without ID and payment in full of the exam fee of £27.50

We currently have 15 candidates for the Foundation course and exam. Training will take about a day and a half, but those who wish may attend both training weekends if desired. On Sunday 22 when coming for the exam please aim to be at the CD HQ for 3pm in order that we can check ID and prepare the exam room.

If you have any questions please phone Andy or Dave. Good luck!

Dave 2D0YLX -.-

Posted April 13, 2016 by David Cain in Uncategorized

Foundation Training / Exam

Anyone who has expressed an interest in sitting the training and or sitting the Foundation Exam are asked to please attend the next Club Meeting at Tromode on Tuesday 12 April.
We will be making an announcement of a fixed date for the Foundation exam and hopefully flexible dates for training.
We know of at least 10 possible candidates, so attendance at the meeting to confirm and pay for the exam (if you haven’t already) is vitally important.
Please remember that training is given by RSGB Approved Volunteer Assessors and invigilators who give their time up free of charge. Venues for exam use must be approved by RSGB who may send a representative to confirm suitability and ensure compliance with their regulations.
Dave Cain 2D0YLX
RSGB Approved Assessor

Posted April 5, 2016 by David Cain in Uncategorized