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

For Sale: Mini VNA

For sale is a Mini VNA, it covers 0-250MHz.

This item has seen very little use with the owner, hence the reason it is up for sale. The VNA comes complete with original box.

Asking price is £175.

Contact Godfrey, GD4EIP on 07624 413036


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.