Archive for March 2017

EGM meeting result from 14th March 2017.

Following the resignation from comittee posts by Dave Cain 2D0YLX an EGM was held.


John Bean 2D0KTY was co-opted into the position of secretary.

Andy Morgan GD1MIP was elected as the society Treasurer.



Thanks to those who attended for your input.  Full details will follow shortly.



Andy Morgan GD1MIP


Posted March 15, 2017 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

SOLD: Icom IC-725 with matching AT-150 ATU

Icom IC-725 with matching Icom AT-150 ATU.

Both in very good condition with user manual and service manuals for both.

I don’t have a box for the radio but it will come with a fist mike and DC power cable.

The ATU will be boxed and comes with the radio to ATU cable as well as the manuals above.

Official specs are as follows…

The Icom IC-725 covers all 9 ham bands for TX 160 to 10 meters. There is a sensitive 500 kHz to 30 MHz general coverage receiver built in. Power is 10 to 100 watts SSB/CW. The 725 is ideal for base, portable or mobile operation. It features dual digital VFOs, all-mode squelch, built-in speaker, snap-down tilt-bar, built-in 10 dB pre-amp, a 20 dB attenuator. Enjoy 26 memories and three types of scanning. This radio requires 13.8 VDC at 20 amps.

The Icom AT-150 is an automatic external antenna tuner for 160 through 10 meters. It provides autoband switching with select Icom transceivers including the IC-725/735. The rear panel features 3 SO-239 antenna inputs and one Hi-Z long wire antenna input. Controls in the top panel allow programming of the antenna inputs to specific bands. There is one preset frequency per band for even faster tuning. Power capacity is 100 watts (200 watts PEP). Minimum drive power is 8 watts. Tune-up time is typically 3 seconds. The power requirement is 13.8 VDC at 500 mA. 180x94x239mm 3.1 kg.

Please see the following link with a photo and video showing the setup working.

I’m asking £400 for the two items together.

Please contact Mark MD6IMX via email on

or Tel / text on 410920

Posted March 5, 2017 by mattymd0man in Uncategorized

New licence holder day

Post from Nigel Bazely GD6AFB

Dear All

Now that we have completed two Foundation courses, with a third on the way, the team thought it would be a great idea if we invite you all to a new licence holder day at Barrule House, on the Ronaldsway Industrial Estate this Saturday.

We plan to have a few transceivers setup, both in the building and in cars, there will be an opportunity to have a practice on the air, and try out some of the different options – handheld, base or mobile, covering HF through to UHF.

Also, we plan to have dummy loads available, so those of you who are a bit nervous can limit your range to the building, should you wish to practice among yourselves. If you’ve already bought some kit, then bring it along and let us see, should you need help setting up, we would be delighted to assist you. If you’re having problems enrolling with Ofcom or applying for your new callsign, we are here to help.

There will also be some SDR (Software Defined Radio) software and hardware on show that you can try. Additionally, those of you who have passed the practical and have their completed assessment sheets, can operate under the Club callsign with supervision.

It would be great if you could come down and see us between 16:00 to 18:00 on Saturday 4th March, we’d love to see how you’re all getting on.

Those of you you fancy talking on the way in we will be monitoring 145.550 and GB3IM

Posted March 3, 2017 by mattymd0man in Uncategorized

EGM 14th March

1st March 2017

Dear IOMARS  Members

As per the letter sent to all club members dated 18th February 2017 (contents included below for convenience).

“All members are asked to volunteer and or nominate a committee member for either role as Secretary or treasurer by the 1st March 2017.

If there are more candidates than positions then an extra ordinary meeting will be called to be held on 14th March 2017 to elect a new Secretary and Treasurer.

If, by the 1st March 2017 the committee hasn’t received any nominations then the committee will appoint a new Secretary and Treasurer during its next meeting on the 6th March 2017”

The Committee has received only one volunteer for the position of Secretary and two Nominees for
Treasurer. The Nominees for Treasure are Andy Morgan and John Dowling.

No other nominations or volunteers for either post  have been received by the acting Secretary and or the Chairman.

As there are two volunteers for the  position of Treasurer,  the Committee, calls all IOMARS members to attend an EGM on the 14th March, prior to the bring and buy, for the purpose of voting in the new treasurer

As per the constitution “No other business may be transacted at the EGM.”, so as soon as voting for Treasurer is dispensed with, the EGM will be closed and the bring and buy can be opened for business!

The EGM will begin at 8:00 pm on Tuesday 14th March and only fully paid members will be eligible to vote.

Best Regards

IOMARS Committee

Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society

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Posted March 1, 2017 by mattymd0man in Uncategorized