Castletown Vintage Tractor Show 17 June 2023

The Vintage Tractor Show in Castletown (just down from the S100 pits) opens at 09:30, we are setting up a station on Saturday so if anyone would like to come somewhat earlier to help put up the aerial, shelter and stall would be most welcome. We could do it again on Sunday if we have

Coming up

A couple of events coming up - we were donated an oscilloscope (open to offers) so I thought to give an intro into use of same next Wednesday 19th July at the Ballasalla clubhouse; a very useful tool for circuitry measurements. Supper at the Hawthorn Inn, a most esteemed hostelry, is suggested on Wednesday 9th

Change to next week’s club night

Due to the Scouts entertaining a visiting Scout Group from across there will be no meeting at Ballasalla next Wednesday 2nd. We are proposing an aerial event at Neil's field on that evening instead so if you have an aerial project bring it along, there is plenty of room!

Talk by Brian King on the “Mary Rose”

Sea Cadets - Tromode

A date for your diary; Brian King will give another talk on his underwater exploits, this time on King Henry VIII's sunken battleship the "Mary Rose". This talk will take place at Tromode at 19:30 on 12th September 2023 and going by interest in his previous presentation will likely be popular so arrive early for

Visit to Harbours Division at the Sea Terminal

Sea Terminal

Jon GD0BFN has kindly arranged a visit to the Harbours Division at the Sea Terminal at 19:15 on Tuesday 10 th October. Due to limited space, we need to know how many people are planning to attend so we can plan the visit. Please advise John GD0TFG at if you plan to attend, preferably

IOMARS AGM 13th December in Ballasalla

Ballasalla Shack

Ladies and Gentlemen, A reminder that the AGM for the Society will be held at the Scout Hall, Mill Road, Ballasalla on Wednesday 13th December at 19:30. Minutes of the 2022 AGM and an agenda are in your email. Any and all suggestions as to how the Society will proceed in 2024, how best it

Last IOMARS meeting of 2023

Ballasalla Shack

With the last club night this coming Wednesday mince pies, sausage rolls and maybe a wee drop of mulled wine will be on the menu. 73 to all and look forward to seeing you there.   John GD0TFG

Change in GB2RS News Schedule

The GB2RS news team hereby announces a forthcoming alteration in the schedule for the Sunday news bulletin. Effective January 7th, 2024, the time slot for the bulletin will be adjusted from 11 AM to 4 PM. The format of the bulletin remains unchanged, retaining its existing structure and content. Notably, the assistance provided from the

IOMARS meetings restart on 10th January 2024

As we enjoy the Christmas festivities please be advised Club meetings restart at Ballasalla on Wednesday 10th January. Don't forget there are still competitions over the period!   best wishes from your Committee   Nollick Ghennal as Blein vie Noa errui.

Update to Testing evening January 31

Testing Night 31th Jan 2024 I plan to bring the following test equipment to the Malew Scout Hut on the evening of the 31th Jan. A Signal Hound SB44B spectrum analyzer which covers 1Hz to 4.4GHz complete with TG44A signal tracking generator. A signal Hound VSG25A vector signal generator. Directional couplers good to 3GHz. Peak

Testing evening with Richard GD8EXI

Ballasalla Shack

This month on the 31st January  Richard GD8EXI will bring his analytical equipment along to the shack for a testing evening so bring along anything that might do with a check; cables, equipment, aerials (with limitations, of course). 73 The Committee

70cm AFS contest 4th February

A team contest, fly the flag for the IOMARS, we have finished quite high previously; we need a minimum of 4 stations to count to towards the Club score. If more than 4 enter, then we can have a second team. Get the details from the RSGB VHF contest calendar. Runs from 0900 to 1300.