Archive for January 2018

TYT MD380 / Retevis RT3 users?

I have just uploaded the latest firmware from here…

There are many new features over the stock firmware. Which has improved greatly. The main one for me is the fact that I can now reduce the brightness of the display.

Make sure you read the instructions carefully. Mistakes will stop the radio working.



Posted January 16, 2018 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Bring And Buy At The IOMARS Monthly Meeting….



It’s time to sell off your unwanted equipment / items or buy more.

All we ask is that sellers make a donation to the Sea Cadets organisation via a collection box on the evening.

Tuesday 13th February 2018, 19:30 hours onwards at the Sea Cadet hall Tromode Road Douglas. 


Posted January 15, 2018 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Do you have 70cm equipment?

The RSGB 70cm AFS contest runs between 09:00 and 13:00 hours GMT on Sunday 4th February 2018.
If you have some time to spare you could help the IOMARS club score.
See… for more details.

Any activity would help, even half an hour at 10 watts. Go on you know you want to.

Posted January 15, 2018 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

Fancy looking at the stars?

The Isle of Man astronomical society are inviting you to visit their event this weekend 19th, 20th and 21st January 2018.

Please see the attached for full details…IOMAS Jan 2018

Posted January 15, 2018 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized

VHF Antenna Construction

I found this  pdf on constructing vhf antennas while trawling on the interweb. Click on the link below for a look, you may find it to be useful.

Stuart, GD0OUD.



Posted January 5, 2018 by Stuart GD0OUD in Uncategorized

Happy new year.

Well, the new year is here.
Your IOMARS membership for 2017 has expired.

In 2018 the society will move forward in our new shack in Ballasalla.

If you intend to renew your membership this year please forward an application form to any committee member for forwarding to the treasurer.

Thanks Andy GD1MIP

2018 Committee
Chairman – John Dowling GD0TFG

Committee Members:
Stuart Hill GD0OUD
Jeanie Hill 2D0JEA
Nigel Bazely GD6AFB
Matty Cunningham MD0MAN
Treasurer Andy Morgan GD1MIP
Secretary John Bean 2D0KTY
President – Mrs Jeanie Hill 2D0JEA

Contact Details:
In the first instance please email

Posted January 1, 2018 by Andy GD1MIP in Uncategorized