Valentine’s Bring & Buy Sale 


IOMARS are hosting a bring and buy sale, Tuesday 14th February, if you have any unused / unwanted / unloved equipment you would like to move on to pastures new, or if there’s something you might fancy that someone else maybe getting rid of, come down to Tromode.

APRS iGate addition

Gavin (2D0PEY), has added an APRS iGate at his QTH in Glen Vine.

It seems to be picking up signals very well and getting reports from Douglas in one direction and St Marks in the other.

Check it out on

2020 Annual General Meeting / AGM

When: Wednesday 9th December 19:30
Where: Ballasalla shack, (scout hut) Mill Road Ballasalla.

The clubs AGM. Time to look back at 2020 and hopefully plan for a better 2021.

19:30 hours start. Light refreshments will be provided.

Note this is a replacement for the previously advertised AGM at Tromode on 8th December 2020. Unfortunately we have still not been granted access to the sea cadet venue due to Covid-19.

Silent Key Auction – 2D0RGW

Silent key sale – equipment list – all offered as seen for spares or repair.
Wednesday 22nd July 2020 at the club shack Mill Road, Ballasalla.

Lot 1. Yaesu FS902 ATU 500W
Lot 2. Altai PSU 13.8V 10-14A
Lot 3. PSU 13.8V 5-7A
Lot 4. Altai PSU 13.8V 5A
Lot 5. Elman PSU 13.8V 3A
Lot 6. Daiwa CN620A SWR and power meter
Lot 7. Osker SWR-200 SWR meter
Lot 8. Amteck 300 ATU
Lot 9. Zetagi TM999 SWR meter
Lot 10. Icom BC-162 VHF marine handheld
Lot 11 Alkai microphone
Lot 12. AOR AR8000 RX. Note – corroded battery compartment.
Lot 13. Yaesu FT757GX HF TX/RX with PSU and ATU. Note ATU not functioning 100%
Lot 14. Sony active telescopic antenna
Lot 15. Yaesu 1500M 2m TX/RX
Lot 16. Alan K160 SWR meter
Lot 17. Ham International Multimode 11 all mode CB
Lot 18. Variable PSU home brew
Lot 19. Storno CQL612 (Probably marine VHF)
Lot 20. Sony airband RX
Lot 21. CIS 400 earphones
Lot 22. Zetagi SWR Mod 500
Lot 23. Yaesu VX-7R TX/RX. Note – Corrosion present
Lot 24. Yaesu FT290R. Note LCD screen may be defective.
Lot 25. Uniden Bearcat BC700A scanner
Lot 26. Trio TR-2600E TX/RX 2M handheld
Lot 27. Alinco DJ 580 dual band RX/TX
Lot 28. Netsel PRO232 scanner.
Lot 29. CW key and practice oscillator
Lot 30. Vibroflex CW key
Lot 31. Rotator controller
Lot 32. Euro TM100 low pwr SWR/ATU
Lot 33. CB1101 SWR meter
Lot 34. RAMA SW 005 SWR meter
Lot 35. Microphone / echo chamber
Lot 36. UNIDEN handheld (probably licence free band)
Lot 37. Satellite finder
Lot 38. BIG ATU
Lot 39. BIG ATU
Lot 40. 3-way RF switch
Lot 41. Zetagi dummy load
Lot 42. Zetagi TVI filter
Lot 43. SL259DX CB linear amplifier 200W
Lot 44. Yaesu FT901 RX/TX valve PA Lot 45. Icom 2725E Dual band
Lot 46. Vintage crystal set
Lot 47. Vintage crystal set

Additional items for sale at the conclusion of the auction – Sundry loudspeakers, microphones, connectors.
List compiled GD0TFG J Dowling, 15th July 2020.

IOMARS meetings will restart on 24th June 2020

Following government advice on gatherings the IOMARS committee are pleased to announce that the weekly Ballasalla meetings will restart on Wednesday 24th June 2020 at 19:30 hours.All attendees are asked to use the hand sanitiser provided and remember that some of those in attendance may prefer to maintain a social distance.

Tromode meeting. Authorisation to use the building has not yet been granted by those in control of the property. You will be advised as soon as this meeting can restart.

If you have not visited the Ballasalla meeting before it is held in the Mill Road Scout hall. On street parking is available outside however we ask that those able to walk should park further away.

Directions.The Scout hall is an old stone school building on the left as you enter Mill Road from Ballasalla.Mill Road runs from the mini roundabout near Ballasalla post office, across the ford on the Silverburn (river) towards the Abbey pub / restaurant. Follow this link for a map

Hope to see you all soon.

Andy Morgan GD1MIP, IOMARS secretary for and on behalf of the IOMARS committee.

Suspension of all IOMARS meetings / gatherings until further notice.

Suspension of all IOMARS meetings / gatherings until further notice.

The committee have reluctantly taken the decision to suspend all IOMARS meetings / gatherings until further notice.

Why are we doing this? The risk of catching or spreading the coronavirus / Covid-19 illness.

How long will this last? Until 15th April 2020, or until government / medical advice suggests otherwise.

The committee will monitor the situation and advise the membership accordingly. If you have any questions please ask a committee member by phone / radio.

Don’t forget we have an excellent repeater system on island

Whilst meetings are suspended it has been suggested that we ‘meet up’ on the 70cm repeater GB3IM on a Wednesday evening.

Andy Morgan GD1MIP
Secretary IOMARS


The society will be holding it’s annual general meeting on Tuesday 10th December 2019 at the Sea cadet hall, Tromode Road, Tromode. The meeting will start at 8pm.

During the meeting we will discuss the last years radio based activities, plan for next year, and elect a committee. Light refreshments will be served.

Please note that any person may attend the meeting. However votes may only be cast by current (year 2019) members.

If you wish to discuss any matters prior to the meeting or wish to be considered for election to any post please contact me via this email address or personally at club meetings.

Thank you, Andy Morgan  GD1MIP

Secretary IOMARS 
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Scout Jota – Saturday 19th October 2019

On Saturday 19th December 2019. We will operate a Jota station for the benefit of the 5th Douglas scout group.

This will operate between 10am and 1pm at the TT grandstand.

Richard Kissack 2D0WFK is part of the team at this scout group and has been instrumental in making the arrangements.

IOMARS members are be invited to attend and assist in setting up and running the station.

A work party will meet at 8am that morning to assemble the station/s.

Please comment below or email, if you can attend and for what period.

Thank you.