Shack Meetings to restart

After the announcement yesterday by the Chief Minister that lockdown would end on Monday 19th April 2021 the committee at last nights meeting decided to commence meeting at the shack form Wednesday 21st April 2021 at 19:30 . Look forward to seeing you there.

Announcement from Dave GD4HOZ the repeater keeper

We have been regularly linking with the FreeStar network for almost a month and it’s been a Marmite experience from what I can gather; some like it, some don’t.Personally, I approached it with caution and, in my conversations with the FreeStar admin who reached out to us, I made that known. However, I felt that we at least should give it a fair shot.After a number of conversations in various quarters, and seeing my fears of users de-camping to simplex frequencies being realised, I have come to the conclusion that we are better served with an “Opt-In” link to off-island networks.I have asked the FreeStar admin to change the connection schedule such that we are linked to the network overnight, between 10pm and 7am.Hopefully that will give the “night owls” someone to talk to and it will keep the local network clear during the day.Again, I draw your attention to the linking guidelines on the main website.[GD4HOZ]

New Net created for Covid Lockdown

Following the Wednesday night net at 19:30 on GB3IM with Arthur as controller it has been decided to try start a net on Simplex. The idea is to hold this on Sundays at 16:00 hours (local time) on either 145.475 or 433.475 or possibly both. We ask as many people to listen on both Frequencies and join in . For more information email info@iomars.im

APRS Update

As an update there are now 3 APRS receiving station based on the Island. Thanks to Matty Cunningham we now have one at Carnane MD0MAN-10, One at Glen Vine kindly hosted By Gavin Wilby 2D0PEY-10 and one in Ballasalla GD6AFB-10 hosted by Nigel Bazley. If you would like to host one or get involved please get in touch and we will be happy to help.