Due to road closures making access to the South difficult and some members marshalling, it has been decided that we will cancel next Wednesdays meeting at the Ballasalla shack.
Lighthouses on the Air this weekend, being organised by overseas member Dale EI7HDB at the Point of Ayre Lighthouse
Club members will be there from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening, although MGP will require me to depart at midday Sunday.
Few can devote the whole weekend to the fun, so we are arranging a schedule for operating, so come up just for a few hours and see how many other lighthouses we can work. Dale has brought numerous HF aerials, I’ll bring 2M and 70cm yagis, we have a pulley at the top of the tower to hoist real long things. There is power and ablutions and an indoor operating room, along with pergolas, tables etc. If you have an aerial you want to try, bring it along, bring your rig. We will be operating on HF, 2M, 70cm, SSB, CW, data indeed what ever you like.
See you there!
Regrettably we have had to cancel the station at Government House tomorrow due to forecast high winds and day-long rain. If members would like to use the GB70D callsign to get the IOM on the air we have its use to midnight Tuesday. Please submit your log to the RSGB direct or as a spreadsheet to me; there is a commemorative card for participants.
John and the committee.
Despite the weather there were excellent results from the Jubilee station on 3rd June, with pileups from stations eager to work the Isle of Man’s unique callsign GB70D. We have arranged another, on the last day available, Tuesday 28th June.
It will be on a big field at Government House, courtesy the Governor, who hopes to be able to attend at times and pass messages to the other Jubilee stations. We plan to be there from 8:30 to set up and then be active until late afternoon on CW, SSB and data. Club members are welcome to attend, and do some operating if they wish. Bring a picnic, and hope for better weather! We will be discussing more details at Club tonight, but watch this space for further news on this exciting event.
73 John and the Committee
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We are getting stuff together for the Jubilee station to be on the air tomorrow. If you want to bring an aerial or whatever to play with it is a big field! If you are planning to attend please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or ring 483246 today so we will have some idea as to numbers 73 John
Club meetings have been suspended over TT fortnight, resuming at Tromode on 14th June and Ballasalla 15th. The club will be operating the Jubilee station GD70D on Friday 3rd June, members are invited participate or just visit (picnic?). 73 John
The RSGB is organising radio activity days in conjunction with the various nations in the British Isles. The Isle of Man has a designated callsign. We intend operating from the mobile shack in Neil’s field off the Ballamodha Straight on Friday June 3 which is the public holiday for the Jubilee. It coincides with Mad Sunday weekend of course, hence on private land with no spectators. Club members are of course welcome to participate or just attend, if only for a while. Also, we are finishing the fitting out of the shack tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon in preparation. Anyone who would like to come along for an hour or two to give a hand will be welcome. 73 John
Hi Guys, with the current level of COVID, please can everyone attending shack tomorrow do a LFT beforehand, and if you wish to wear facemask then by all means do so.73
With the lifting of all COVID restrictions our amateur radio activities can re-commence. The shack in the Scout Hut in Ballasalla will therefore be open for our usual Wednesday evening meeting as from 3rd February. Thanks to Arthur GD3TNS for hosting the net over these several weeks keeping us all in touch. Look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday. Richard GD8EXI will also be schooling his students upstairs ready for the upcoming Advanced exam.