Bring and Buy Sale 12th March 2019

Dont forget the annual bring a buy sale at our Tromode site. A good chance to buy something new or offload something unused.

Starts at 19:30 12th March 2019 at the Sea Cadet Training Ship “TS Manxman” just off Tromode Road in Douglas.

Shack Night 30th January 2019

Gents Just a reminder its Shack night tonight with Richard GD8EXI running a testing and calibration night .I would like to remind prospective candidates that all application forms for the Advanced Exam have to be in by midnight 31/01/2019 and that tonight is the last club night before the deadline. So far we have 6 Candidates registered.
73’s
Nigel (GD6AFB)

Full licenses Exam to be held

IOMARS is pleased to be able to announce we will be conducting an Advanced License Exam on Sunday 17th February 2019 at the shack in Ballasalla at 14:00 hours . There is obviously a course running at present by Richard GD8EXI with a refresh on the Saturday and Sunday . The exam is open to all who have passed the intermediate and the costs are as follows. Members who have paid their subscritptions on or after the AGM in December 2018 £37.50 non members £47.50 to cover the cost of the hall. Application forms and payments must be received no later than the 30th January 2019 cheques should be made payable to IOMARS. Any issue get in touch with any member of the committee or drop down to the shack on Wednesday nights. Look forward to hearing a whole new bunch of A class licensees.

Bannaghtyn y Nollick / Seasonal Greetings

Christmas is here (nearly) and the final IOMARS Ballasalla meeting has just finished.
We won’t be meeting next Wednesday as it’s boxing day.
So see you all next year.

The next IOMARS meetings are, Wednesday 2nd January 2019 at Ballasalla or Tuesday 8th January 2019 at Tromode.

Lesh yeearreeyn share son y Nollick as y Vlein Noa
or
With best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

From your committee.

IOMARS membership notice.

Members, If you have renewed your membership for the comming year you should have now recieved an email acknowledgement.
If not please email me at IOMARS(AT)manx(DOT)net
thanks Andy GD1MIP(secretary IOMARS)

70th AGM

The 70th AGM is over.

A full update will follow as soon as possible.

But for now the elected committee are…..

Chair John Dowling GD0TFG
Secretary Andy Morgan GD1MIP
Treasurer Richard Kissack 2D0 (TBA)
Stuart Hill GD0OUD, Matty Cunningham MD0MAN, Gavin Wilby 2D0PEY, & Mike Webb GD6ICR.
President Jeanie Hill.

Contact us in person or via the email IOMARS@manx.net

Exam papers have arrived

Just to advise candidates that the exam papers for this weekend have arrived. Please make sure your at the shack for the exam by no later than 13:30 to ensure we get everyone settled. The foundation candidates I expect will already be there finishing the course. Please remember all practicals must be completed so if there are any outstanding please make sure your at the shack this Wednesday to get them completed. Good Luck and i am looking forward to working you on the air by end of the following week.

N-phobia

I recently had the need to purchase a new 2/70 colinear antenna. The previous one had lasted 28 years, and survived being erected at three different properties.

I ordered one from a very well-known emporium (no advertising, I’m not on commission). I spoke to a very helpful person in the sales department. She took my order, and said she would include an N-type to SO239 adapter for free. She was quite taken aback when I said I would not need one as I would be fitting an N-type plug to the coax.

She said every antenna left the store with an adapter as using a PL259 on the coax was almost universal.

Is this the case? Is there something difficult about fitting the N-type plug? Please let me know what I am missing.

Stuart, GD0OUD

P.S. I was still sent an adapter. This is of such poor quality I would insult the bin if I threw it away. If I remember, I’ll bring it down to the shack so everyone can go “OOOOOOOH” at it.