Archive for May 2016

Foundation and Intermediate examinations Sunday 22nd May 2016


Congratulations to the successful candidates.

We await confirmation of the results by the examination authority.


For now the indicative results are…..

One person sat and passed the intermediate exam.
Eleven people sat the foundation exam, with eight passes.

We look forward to hearing some new callsigns on air soon.

If you were unsuccessful this time and want to resit the examination please get in touch.

Thanks to all the people who gave up two weekends of their time to assist in the course / exam. Thanks also to the Isle of Man Civil Defence for the support / venue.



Posted May 23, 2016 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Foundation Training Begins 09:30 Saturday 14 May

Please bring; pens, paper, calculator and your copy of “Foundation Licence Now!” book with you.
Lunch: You will need to bring a packed lunch or nip to a local chippy. A microwave and kettle are available for use, and there is a small fridge if you want to bring anything cold to eat/drink.
Please remember that our training format has changed and you must now attend both weekends due to the number of candidates.
We are hoping to finish around 4pm each day, apart from Sunday 22nd May when training will end earlier to allow the exam to be sat at 3pm.
Good luck all!
Dave 2D0YLX
Saturday 14 May… Training Session 1: 0930-1600
Sunday 15 May… Training Session 2: 0930-1600
Saturday 21 May… Training Session 3: 0930-1600
Sunday 22 May… Training Session 4: 0930-1400,
                         Exam (Foundation and Intermediate) starts 15:00

Posted May 13, 2016 by David Cain in Uncategorized

Valve amplifiers for sale.

Two HF Linear Amplifiers for sale. 
1x  YAESU  FL2100z,  and 1x Challenger 2 by Linear Amp UK. 

Both must go, and no reasonable offer  refused.  The Fl2100z uses 2x 572B Valves/ Tubes.   The Challenger 2 uses a single 3CX 1500A7  ceramic triode. And will give 1500 Watts on 1.8 to 29.7 mhz. Both Amps are in good working order.

Contact Dougie GD3RFK for more details.  

Posted May 9, 2016 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Foundation Course / Exam – UPDATE May 2016

We have 12 candidates for the training course and foundation exam. We would ask that all cacndidates attempt to attend BOTH training weekends, rather than a “pick and mix” of the days. There is a fair amount of topics to cover and with such a large group we want to make sure that all the practical sections have been completed and everyone is confident of passing the exam.
If this has put you off you may retract your request to course and exam and we will refund you, otherwise we go ahead with 12 candidates.

Course dates: Saturday & Sunday 14 & 15 May, and Saturday & Sunday 21 & 22 May.

Exam: Sunday 22 May at 1500 hrs.

Reminder – for the exam you must bring photographic ID with you.



Dave 2D0YLX

Posted May 4, 2016 by David Cain in Uncategorized