Manx repeater information

Manx repeater supporters…..

Just to keep you all updated, I have today paid the annual insurance premium of £70 for the seven Manx repeaters namely GB3GD, GB3IM-C, GB3IM-R, GB3IM-S, GB3IM-P, GB7CA, GB7BR.

This insurance is primarily for 3rd party risks.

This is one of the ways the IOMARS support our repeater keeper David Osborn GD4HOZ.

Andy GD1MIP IOMARS Treasurer.

70cm contest, Sunday 4th February 2018

Don’t forget. This Sunday the 70cm RSGB AFS contest. 9am till 1pm.

Go on, give it a try and add your score to the IOMARS total.

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.


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.

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

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

Nollick ghennal as blein vie noa.


On behalf of the Committee I would like to wish all our members and friends an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas and New Year and lots of contacts in 2018!

JohnD IOMARS chairperson.

AGM update

Well the 2017 AGM has been and gone, a well attended evening given the inclement weather.

Dave Williamson and Hadyn Glaister decided to stand down,  thanks for your time and efforts gents. The new committee are listed on the front page of this blog.

So what’s next?

A club meet is at Ballasalla on Wednesday 20th December 2017 from 7pm.

Annual membership fees are now due. Please get them to the treasurer (me) either via the postal service, personally at a club meeting or via another member.


Thanks Andy GD1MIP,  IOMARS Treasurer