Tag: Ireland

Kingstown Regatta Centenary

In the late 19th century the Kingstown Regatta was a big annual social event in Dublin. Wireless telegraphy was in its infancy when in July 1898 the Dublin Express newspaper invited Marconi to set up a wireless station aboard the Flying Huntress anchored at the race finish line

EI8GQB – EI7T next activation

After many European SSB successes during the CQ WW WPX, CQ WW DX and the IARU World Champions contests in single operator low power category, Olivier ON4EI is back again to activate EI8GQB (8th-18th July) and EI7T (14th-15th July) during the IARU World Championship

Upcoming IRTS Meetings

The Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) would like to remind all affiliated clubs to nominate a member of their club who is also a member of IRTS to act as the club’s representative for this year

Additional Spectrum in EI – Clarification

Seán EI7CD writes: Thank you for publishing in full our news release of 30 April regarding additional spectrum in EI. The analysis of the situation published in your issue of 1 May perhaps has caused some confusion and the following is an attempt to ‘clarify’ the situation

Additional frequencies for Ireland

In December 2015 ComReg (Ireland’s regulator) published a Draft Radio spectrum Management Strategy 2016-2018. The Society responded with a comprehensive submission to this draft and a summary of this was published in the March 2016 edition of Echo Ireland

Licence Examination Report

The IRTS Examination Board publishes reports from time to time, incorporating observations on the standard of answering in the HAREC exams, along with advice for those studying for future exams or tutoring exam candidates

EI100MCV – Operators required

EI100MCV is the call sign issued by ComReg to the National Maritime Museum Radio Club in Dunlaoghaire for the year 2018. This call sign which includes the letters of the original call sign ‘MCV’ of the RMS Leinster is to commemorate the Centenary of the sinking of the RMS Leinster in…

IRTS Counties Contest

A reminder that the IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest is on Tuesday, 20th February [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/irts-counties-contest.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button] [su_button url=”https://thehamradio.website/event/irts-80m-evening-counties-contest/”]Contest Calendar[/su_button]

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group AGM

A date for your calendar. The 2018 AGM of the group will take place on Monday the 26th of February 2018 in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford, Ireland at 8.00 p.m. sharp [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/south-eastern-amateur-radio-group-agm.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

IRTS Annual General Meeting

The IRTS AGM will be taking place in the Galway Bay Hotel overlooking the sea front and popular holiday resort over the weekend of 14/15 April 2018 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/irts-agm.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

Kerry Amateur Radio Group AGM

The Kerry Amateur Radio Group held their AGM on Saturday 27th January in Castleisland, Co. Kerry [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/february/kerry-amateur-radio-group-agm.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

IRTS QSL Outwards Manager

Important reminder that Tony Baldwin EI8JK is stepping aside as QSL Outwards Manager after many years of sterling service. The Irish Radio Transmitters Society is indebted to him for all his work and sends him sincerest thanks [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/irts-qsl-outwards-manager.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button]

EI100MCV Irish Special Event Call

EI100MCV is the call sign that has been issued by ComReg to the Maritime Museum Radio Club in Dúnlaoghaire, Ireland, for the year 2018 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/ei100mcv.htm”]Full Original Article[/su_button] [su_button url=”https://thehamradio.website/event/ei100mcv-special-event-call/”]DX Calendar[/su_button]

Southern Ireland Repeater Group

It recently became necessary to relocate the 70cm repeater EI7BWR on 430.875 to an alternative site due to a change of site owners who were not as accommodating to amateur radio [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/southern-ireland-repeater-group.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Turn the bands green for St Patrick’s Day

In Ireland we traditionally celebrate St Patrick’s Day on the 17th March. But with radio we go world wide by getting on air following the time zones as people celebrate across the globe from 12 noon on 16th March till 12 noon on the 18th March [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/turn-the-bands-green-for-st-patricks-day.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Leinster remembered

EI100MCV will be active throughout the year 2018. During the year there will be particular attention drawn to dates of special significance relating to the sinking tragedy. There will, however, be particular activity in the weeks around 10th October 2018 [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/sinking-of-the-royal-mail-ship-leinster-remembered.htm”]Original Article[/su_button] [su_button url=”https://thehamradio.website/event/ei100mcv-special-event-call/”]DX Calendar[/su_button]

Contest today 1/1/18

We start the New Year with the IRTS 80 metres Counties Contest. It’s on today, New Year’s Day, from 15:00 to 17:00 UTC For the full article, [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2018/january/contest-today.htm”]Original Article[/su_button] [su_button url=”https://thehamradio.website/event/irts-80m-counties-contest/”]Contest Calendar[/su_button]  

Cork Radio Club mentoring sessions

Cork Radio Club will hold the first of their planned mentoring sessions for people studying for the radio amateur examination on Saturday December 2nd in Carrigtwohill Community Centre with an 11am start [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/cork-radio-club-mentoring-sessions.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]

Kerry Science Festival a great success for the Kerry Amateur Radio Group

Saturday 18th November saw the Kerry Amateur Radio Group exhibit at the Kerry Science Festival. This was a great success with much interest being shown in the club stand by the many visitors to the STEM Showcase [su_button url=”http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2017/november/kerry-science-festival-a-great-success-for-the-kerry-amateur-radio-group.htm”]Original Article[/su_button]