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.

IOMARS bring and buy

Fellow Radio amateurs

Fed up with tripping over stuff on the floor?

Cupboards bulging?

Looking for that elusive spare/component/rig?

The IOMARS is running a bring and buy sale at Tromode on the second Tuesday in February, the 14th, from 19:30

Bring along your surplus gear, bearing in mind that one person’s junk is another’s treasure and maybe someone else is just looking for that item.

Be someone’s Valentine!

It would be nice if some small portion of the riches raised from your sales could be donated to the Club to help the finances.


The Committee

Club AGM

Our club’s AGM was held last night at the Tromode Sea Scout hall, many thanks to the hardy members who braved the cold, over half our membership attended!

Your committee for 2022/2023 is as follows;

Chairman Matty MD0MAN

Treasurer Stuart MD0OUD

Secretary John GD0TFG

Committee members;



Simon MD0RTZ

Stuart 2D0STL

The very best Christmas wishes for the festive season and the New Year.😂😂😂.

It is also time for renewal of memberships, support your club and Amateur Radio in the Isle of Man, it’s very cheap! Forms available from any Committee member or downloadable from the website.

Lighthouses on the Air

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!



Jubilee Station GB70D

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.

Queen’s Jubilee Station Mk2

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 ( or ring 483246 today so we will have some idea as to numbers 73 John

TT fortnight

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