IOMARS Sunday

Good morning lots going on Radio wise for IOMARS today. Starting at 09:30 with John (GD0TFG) and the crew for the 80 meter net on 3.715MHZ. Followed at 11:00 by the GB2RS news on the GB3IM repeater network read by yours truly. Then to finish the day the 80 meter net part deux on 3.715 Mhz at 22:00 hours.Then in between all that you could try the 144MHz AFS contest between 10:00 and 16:00. Have a great day hope to hear you on the net after the News

Urgent announcement regarding the AGM and Covid

Given the rising Covid cases and the uncertainty of the Omicron variant, coupled with the Government mandating face masks on all Transport, the committee have reluctantly decided to postpone the AGM.  Along with this, there will be no further meetings at the shack or Tromode until the government specifies that face masks are no longer required anywhere,  notice will be posted on social media to confirm re-opening.  Arthur, GD3TNS, has kindly stepped up to be net controller on the Wednesday night net, to be held at 19:30 every Wednesday on GB3IM until things are back to normal.  All memberships will be extended until the AGM is held. Should you have any questions please contact any committee member or email info@iomars.im.  Stay safe.

IOMARS Sunday

Good morning lots going on Radio wise for IOMARS today. Starting at 09:30 with John (GD0TFG) and the crew for the 80 meter net on 3.715MHZ. Followed at 11:00 by the GB2RS news on the GB3IM repeater network read by yours truly. Then to finish the day the 80 meter net part deux on 3.715 Mhz at 22:00 hours.Then in between all that you could try the 144MHz AFS contest between 10:00 and 16:00. Have a great day hope to hear you on the net after the News.

Morning all its Sunday and with a light sprinkling of Snow on the mountain its sounds like a great day to stay in the shack and play radio. So why not start at 09:30 and join John (GD0TFG) and the crew on 3.715Mhz for the IOMARS 80 meter net.Then at 11:00 join me for GB2RS and a net after the news on the GB3IM repeater network Then finish the day off at 22:00 withJohn and the 80 meter net part Deux on 3.715MHZ.

IOMARS Sunday

Morning its Sunday which means lots of chances to play Radio. At 09:30 Join John (GD0TFG) and the crew for the IOMARS 80 meter net on 3.715Mhz. Then at 11:00 catch up on the news with Gavin (2D0PEY) on the GB3IM repeater network followed by a net . To finish the day why not join John (GD0TFG) and the crew at 22:00 with the IOMARS 80 meter net part deux on3.715 Mhz

IOMARS Sunday

Good Morning on this sunny yet windy day . Don’t forget to join John GD0TFG and the gang at 09:30 for the IOMARS 80 meter net on 3.715Mhz. Then at 11:00you can Join Gavin 2D0PEY for the GB2RS news on the GB3IM repeater network followed by a net. Then you can finish the day with John and on 3.715 Mhz for the IOMARS 80 meter net part deux.

IOMARS Sunday

Good morning on this wet and Windy Sunday. Don’t forget the clocks went back 1 hour this morning so we are now back in UTC/GMT. So why not stay in and start the morning off with the IOMARS 80 meter net on 3.715 Mhz hosted by JohnGD0TFG. The at 11:00 join me on the GN3IM repeater network for the GB2RS news followed by a net, Then to finish the day of there is the IOMARS 80 meter net part deux again hosted by John on 3.715 MHZ. 73’s catch you later hopefully.Nigel GD6AFB

RSGB Clarifies Candidates use of Radio under supervision

With the practicals being dropped recently just wanted to clarify the position on allowing foundation candidates to use an Advanced license call sign and equipment. This statement has been released by the RSGB to clarify Supervised operation of Foundation candidatesCommunications Manager | October 29, 2021We wish to retain the possibility for Foundation candidates to receive practical on-air training, under supervision, to illustrate the operating and licensing parts of the syllabus, although there is now no necessity to formally assess this.Before any Foundation student is allowed to operate a station under supervision, in accordance with Licence clause 3(3)(a), they must be registered on a recognised Foundation Licence Training Course, with a planned exam date.Licence clause 17 (dd) defines what a recognised Foundation course is i.e.“Recognised Foundation Training Course” means a training course which, if successfully completed, will lead to the person attending the course being issued with a Radio Amateurs’ Examination Pass Certificate which confirms that that person has achieved the level of competence required by Ofcom to be issued with a Foundation Licence;”Ofcom’s “Amateur Radio Licence – guidance” document in clause 2.50 further states:“If the Licence is an Amateur Radio (Full) or a Full (Club) Licence, a person on a Recognised Foundation Training Course as defined in clause 17(dd) of the licence, may use the station. This relates to the period of formal instruction. It is not intended to cover a licensee who decides to allow an unqualified person to use the station at any other time that they may choose.”It will be the responsibility each licensee (club or individual) to satisfy themselves that the supervised operation complies with the terms and conditions of the licence. Examples of how they might do this are to see evidence of a confirmed exam booking or evidence (e.g. an email from the course organiser) that the candidate is registered on a recognised training course as defined above.Tony Kent, G8PBHChair, Examination Standards CommitteeBasically nothing has changed and if a candidate is on a registered course with an exam date set then he/she can operate a radio under supervision.

IOMARS Sunday

With Strong winds predicted untill around 10 and rain all day why not join in the IOMARS Sunday activities on the air. Starting at 09:30 with the 80 meter net hosted by John on 3,715 Mhz. Then at 11:00 catch up with whats happening in the Amateur Radio world with GB2RS at 11:00 on the GB3IM repeater network read this week by Gavin 2d0PEY. This is followed by a net.Then spend the afternoon with the family or playing Radio before finishing with the 80 Meter net part deux at 22:00 hours on 3.715Mhz hosted by John GD0TFG. Have a great Radio day.

The IOMARS AGM 2021

One for your diaries .THE AGM this year will take place at Sea Cadet Training Ship “TS Manxman” just off Tromode Road in Douglas on Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 19:30 hours. If there is one meeting you should make its this one. Remember you can stand and elect a new committee which will decide the way the club goes for the next 12 months. Memebership is due on this date and I hope all who are currently members will renew and maybe some new members will join the Society. Look forward to seeing you there .