Welcome to IOMARS. The official site of the Isle of Man Amateur Radio Society.

Member Notice

The IOMARS weekly meetings are suspended until after the TT 2019.

Our next meetings will bre at Tromode on Tuesday 11th June 2019 and Ballasalla on Wednesday 12th June 2019.

Have a safe and enjoyable TT fortnite.

Club Meetings (19:00 to 22:00 hours approx)

Club meetings take place on the evening of the second Tuesday of the month at the Sea Cadet Training Ship “TS Manxman” just off Tromode Road in Douglas.
We also meet every Wednesday evening at our club shack within the Scout building Mill Road Ballasalla.


We are able to offer assistance with all three amateur licence exams. Click here for more information regarding training courses for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced  licence courses.


A membership form may be obtained by request from the secretary either in person, emailing info@iomars.im or by downloading from here.

Each year we ask everyone to complete a new form, this ensures our records are accurate.

Annual membership fees:
OAP (above state retirement age) – £15
Student (in full time education) – £5
Adult (neither of above) – £20
Family membership – £20 for first member £10 each per additional member.
Over 80yrs – free!

Membership application forms can be downloaded from here.


From “GD” land, the Isle of Man.
Club call signs GT1IOM, GT3FLH & GT4IOM.

The content of and views expressed on this site are that of the individual contributors and not necessarily that of IOMARS Committee or members.

Events appearing on this site may from time to time include those of other Radio organisations or individuals and may not necessarily be organised or arranged by IOMARS.

We have club meetings on the following days,

The evening of the second Tuesday of the month at the Sea Cadet Training Ship “TS Manxman” just off Tromode Road in Douglas.

Every Wednesday evening at our club shack within the Scout building, Mill Road Ballasalla.

Each meeting takes place between 19:00 and 22:00 hours.

Our Club Constitution Document can be viewed here.


WSJT-X 2.1 RC5 released

WSJT-X 2.1 RC5, the first one to support JT4 contesting mode has now been released for download. The home page for the software is here: https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx.html Direct download for Windows: https://physics.princeton.edu/pulsar/k1jt/wsjtx-2.1.0-rc5-win64.exe

New experimental digital mode, FT4 for digital contesting.

Introduction: FT4 is an experimental digital mode designed specifically for radio contesting. Like FT8, it uses fixed-length transmissions, structured messages with formats optimized for minimal QSOs, and strong forward error correction. But with 6 second sequences. Further information regarding this new mode is attached. General relaese of WSJT-X RC5 thats supports this mode will be …


Chairman – John Dowling: GD0TFG
Treasurer – Richard Kissack: 2D0WFK
Secretary – Andy Morgan: GD1MIP

Committee Members:

Gavin Wilby: 2D0PEY
Stuart Hill: GD0OUD RSGB DRM
Matty Cunningham: MD0MAN

President: Mrs. Jeanie Hill 2D0JEA

Email enquiries to info@iomars.im