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Club:Amateur Portable Group
Call Sign:EI0Z
Contact:John Satelle EI6GHB
Updated:31-Jan-2011

Club:Avondhu Radio Club
Call Sign:EI1E
Meetings:As required
Contact:Gerard Scannell EI5KF at Club email address
Additional Information:IRTS Contests and portable operations
Updated:3-Jun-2014

Club:Ballymena Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:GI3FFF
Meetings:Every Thursday with limited meetings in June, July August in 70 Nusery Road, Gracehill, Ballymena at 20:00.
Contact:Hugh Kernohan GI0JEV Secretary
Additional Information:Chairman:Tom Herbison (MI0IOU)
Web: GI3FFF.synthasite.com
Club Established 1947
Updated:2-Jan-2015

Club:Bangor and District Amateur Radio Society
Call Sign:GI3XRQ
Meetings:First Thursday of every month in The Boathouse, Groomsport at 20:00.
Contact:Mike Stevenson GI4XSF
Additional Information:www.bdars.com
Updated:7-Feb-2011

Club:132nd Bayside Scouts Radio Group
Call Sign:EI4BST
Contact:Seán Ó Súilleabháin EI3IP
Updated:13-Mar-2006

Club:Bushvalley Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:MN0GKL
Venue:Last Thursday of each month in The United Services Club, 8 Roe Mill Rd, Limavady,
Co. Londonderry, BT49 9DF. Tel: 07957656940
Contact:Sam Quigg MI0GGB or Jim Bob Traynor MI0JBT
Additional Information:www.bushvalley-arc.co.uk/
Updated:31-May-2014

Club:Carndonagh Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:EI0CAR
Venue:Tullyarb, Carndonagh, Co. Donegal
Meetings:First Tuesday of every month at 19:00
Contact:Peter Homer EI4JR
Updated:23-May-2008

Club:Causeway Coast & Glens ARC
Call Sign:MN0CCG
Venue:Bushmills Community Centre, 14 Dunluce Road, Bushmills, Co. Antrim BT57 8QG
Meetings:Every other Wednesday or as required
Contact:Club email address MN0CCG
Additional Information:Web: Causeway Coast and Glens ARC
Updated:10-Mar-2017

Club:Church Island Radio Group
Call Sign:MN0LBA
Venue:Parochial Hall, Ballynease Road, Bellaghy, Magherafelt, Co Londonderry
Meetings:Second Thursday of each month
Contact:John McVeigh MI0MIO
Additional Information:www.radioclubs.net/ciarg
Updated:10-Dec-2012

Club:City of Belfast Radio Amateur Society (CoBRAS)
Call Sign:GI2BX
Venue:Shorts Recreation Club, Aircraft Park, Holywood Road, Belfast BT4 1SL.
Meetings:First Monday of each month at 20:00.
Contact:Paul Irwin GI6FEN
Updated:01-Mar-2016

Club:Cork Radio Club
Call Sign:EI5CRC / EI1C
Venue:Community Centre
Carrigtwohill
Co. Cork
Meetings:Usually monthly on first Tuesday
Contact:Dave Moore EI4BZ
Updated:20-Dec-2015

Club:Craggy Island DXpedition Group
Call Sign:EI0TED / EJ0TED
Meetings:Fortnightly
Contact:Stephen Wright EI5DD
Additional Information:Galway VHF Group
Updated:14-Aug-2014

Club:Dublin QRP Radio Amateur Club
Call Sign:EI2MIE
Venue:Marino Institute of Education
Meetings:20:00. Every Friday
Contact:Ronnie Hall EI4AR
Additional Information:All correspondence and QSLs via EI4AR
Updated:28-Mar-2007

Club:Dundalk Amateur Radio Society
Call Sign:EI7DAR
Venue:Larkin House, 113 Castletown Road, Dundalk
Meetings:Club Business Meeting on the first Wednesday of the month. Start 20:30

'Open Night Meeting' - lectures, talks, demonstrations, etc., held on the third Wednesday of the month. Start 20:00
Contact:Thomas Caffrey EI2JD
Club email address EI7DAR
Additional Information:www.ei7dar.com
Updated:11-Dec-2015

Club:East Cork Radio Group
Call Sign:EI7M
Venue:Club Station, Carrigtwohill, Co. Cork
Meetings:As required
Additional Information:Club Email address: EI7M
This group is dedicated to contesting and all activities are contest related.
Updated:13-May-2013

Club:Foyle & District Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:MN0AKU
Venue:159 Victoria Road, Bready, Strabane, Co. Tyrone BT82 0DZ
Meetings:Meetings are the first Monday of every month with the exception of December and January
Contact:Aidan MacIntyre EI2CW at Club email Address
Additional Information:www.fadarc.co.uk
Updated:16-Jan-2017

Club:GMIT Radio Club
Call Sign:EI2GRC
Venue:Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Dublin Road Campus 
Meetings:Once per semester 
Contact:Tom Frawley EI3ER
Additional Information:The club facilitates college students with their telecommunications studies.
Station consists of HF, VHF 2m/70cms and satellite tracking.
Updated:3-Mar-2006

Club:Galway Radio Experimenters Club
Call Sign:EI4GRC
Venue:Menlo Park Hotel, Headford Road, Galway
Meetings:First Monday every month at 20:00
Contact:Damian Commins EI2HG at EI4GRC
Additional Information:www.galwayradio.com
www.facebook.com/GalwayRadioClub
www.twitter.com/EI4GRC
Updated:20-Dec-2016

Club:Galway VHF Group
Call Sign:EI4ALE
Meetings:Fortnightly
Contact:Stephen Wright EI5DD
Additional Information:galwayvhfgroup.blogspot.ie
Updated:14-Aug-2014

Club:Howth Martello Radio Group
Call Sign:EI0MAR
Contact:Howth Martello Radio Group EI0MAR
Additional Information:This group was formed for the purpose of having a permanent amateur radio station in Ye Olde Hurdy Gurdy Vintage Radio Museum, located in the Martello tower overlooking Howth harbour. The group hopes to operate the station regularly at weekends.
See web site
Updated:13-Dec-2012

Club:Irish Air Corps Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:EI2V
Venue:Baldonnell
Meetings:Quarterly
Contact:Paddy McGrath EI1DG
Additional Information:Station equipment includes an Icom-746, two broadband dipoles suspended on three 80ft towers.
Updated:2-Mar-2006

Club:Irish Amateur TV Club
Contact:Ronnie McGrane EI9ED
Additional Information:www.IATC.ie
Updated:16-Dec-2010

Club:Kerry Amateur Radio Group
Call Sign:EI1KARG / EI1K
Venue:Upstairs Cafe, Manor West Retail Park, Tralee
Meetings:Last Saturday of the month at 10am
Contact:John Gill EI9JO
Billy O'Connor EI7CQB
John Costello EI9ESB
Email: EI1KARG
Additional Information:www.kerryamateurradiogroup.com
The Kerry Amateur Radio Group is based in Tralee, County Kerry, in the south west of Ireland. We have a small but growing membership with interests in a wide range of amateur radio activities including:
  • HF and VHF Portable Operations
  • Antenna and Equipment Construction
  • Public Service Communications
The club have an active calender with the monthly field days being well attended and very popular with members. These field days are as much about the social occassion as the operating, with room for all interests in the hobby.
Updated:14-Aug-2014

Club:Kinsale Radio Club
Call Sign:EI3HB
Contact:Jeremy Sheehan EI5GM
Updated:22-May-2006

Club:Limerick Radio Club
Call Sign:EI4LRC
Venue:Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish
Meetings:19:30, second Thursday of the month except Summer months
Contact:Harry O'Loughlin EI2KL
Additional Information:www.limerickradioclub.ie
Updated:21 February 2017

Club:Lough Erne Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:GI0LEC AND MN0RCF
Venue:Share Village Smith's Strand, Lisnaskea, Co. Fermanagh.
Meetings:19:00, most Tuesdays
Contact:Secretary: Michael Clarke MI5MTC
Additional Information:www.learc.eu
LEARC won the RSGB Northern Ireland Club of the Year Award twice and then the UK Runner-up Club of the Year Award with £500 at RSGB AGM in May 2011.

The Club's 2m Repeater GB3CP was set up and is maintained from Club funds as a service to all radio amateurs mobile in Fermanagh and surrounding counties - RV59 Output 145.7375MHz, Input 145.1375MHz

The Club welcomes new licensed members and others interested in getting a licence. Recent courses and examinations held in SHARE have produced so far 26 new Foundation licensees, 9 Intermediate and 4 Full Licence holders
Updated:13-Oct-2011

Club:Marconi Radio Group
Call Sign:MN0MRG
Venue:71 Whitepark Road Ballycastle Co Antrim BT54
Meetings:First and Third Thursdays of the Month at 20:00
Contact:Kevin McAuley MI0CRQ
Updated:27-Oct-2013

Club:Mayo Radio Experimenters Network
Call Sign:EI7MRE / EJ7MRE
Venue:Welcome Inn Hotel, Castlebar
Meetings:21:30, first Wednesday of each month
Contact:EI7MRE or Jimmy Kelly EI2GCB, Club Chairman
Additional Information:The club operates the Mayo 2 metre Voice Repeater on R0
Activities include contest operations, e.g., VHF/UHF FD, SSB FD, CQ WW SSB contests, other club field days and special activations.
The IRTS and local weekly radio news is broadcast by MRE every Sunday evening at 21:00 local time simultaneously on the following bands:
2m Band - 145.600 MHz FM (Mayo Repeater)
6 m Band - 51.450 MHz FM
4 m Band - 70.350 MHz FM
70 cm Band - 433.450 MHz FM
www.ei7mre.org
Updated:29-Jan-2012

Club:The Mayo VHF Group
Call Sign:EI2MRG
Meetings:Bi-monthly
Contact:EI2MRG or Joe Fadden EI3IX
Updated:2-Aug-2014

Club:Mellary Radio Club
Call Sign:EI5MRC
Venue:Scout Den, Mellary
Meetings:Special events, e.g. JOTA, foreign camps and when required by Scouts
Contact:David Stearn EI7FYB
Additional Information:Station includes HF, 2 metres, IRLP and Packet
Updated:1-Mar-2006

Club:Mid-Ulster Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:MN0VFW
Venue:Brownlow Resource Centre, Craigavon, Co. Armagh
Meetings:Second Sunday of each month
Contact:Secretary: Brian Burns MI0TGO
Additional Information:Club web site
Updated:1-May-2013

Club:Network Southern Area Radio Experimenters Club
Call Sign:EI9E
Venue:Spur Hill, Cork
Meetings:Only as necessary
Contact:John Hearne EI2FG
Additional Information:Activities include contest operations, e.g. VHF FD, SSB FD, CQWW SSB & ARRL DX
Updated:2-Mar-2006

Club:North Cork Radio Group
Call Sign:EI1NC
Venue:The old Halfway House, Mallow Road, Rathduff, Co. Cork
Meetings:20:00 Fortnightly on a Wednesday. Dates for Meetings are advised on the banner acros the group website www.ei1nc.com
Contact:Lisa Cummins EI9GSB
Additional Information:Home page
Facebook page
North Cork Radio Group represents the interests of radio enthusiasts in the North Cork region. Our aim is to generate an interest in amateur radio awareness and to introduce newcomers to our hobby while enjoying the benefits of group and co-community activities.
Updated:22-Oct-2011

Club:North County Radio Club
Call Sign:EI2NCR
Venue:Club Rooms, North Beach, Skerries
Meetings:19:30, every Tuesday
Contact:Derek McGonagle EI7CHB
Updated:23-Jan-2012

Club:North Dublin Radio Club
Call Sign:EI0NDR
Venue:(Temporary venue) Artane Beaumont Recreation Centre, Kilmore Road, Artane, Dublin 5 (opposite Artane Shopping Centre)
Meetings:20:00, every Saturday
Contact:Dermot Madsen EI4ESB
Additional Information:www.iol.ie/~fammads/ei0ndr.htm
Updated:3-Mar-2006

Club:Papa Lima - DX & Contest Group
Call Sign:EI0PL/EJ0PL
Venue:Naas Area
Contact:Adam Kolodziejczyk EI5JQ
Updated:24-Nov-2011

Club:Phoenix Amateur Radio Club
Call Sign:EI2PAR
Venue:Coolmine Community School, Blanchardstown
Meetings:20:30 for 21:00, every Thursday
Contact:Tony EI7GI
Updated:31-Mar-2012

Club:Raynet Ireland
Call Sign:EI1465
Contact:P.O. Box 469, Belfast, BT15 5YD, Northern Ireland
Joe McGuinness Tel: (02893) 355951
Email: Raynet Ireland
Additional Information:Web site
Updated:27-Aug-2006

Club:Shannon Basin Radio Club
Call Sign:EI2SBC / EI3Z
Venue:Hannon's Hotel, Roscommon Town
Meetings:See website and IRTS News
Contact:Pat EI9HX, Brian EI8IU or Fergus EI6IB
Additional Information:www.shannonbasinradioclub.com
Updated:3-Feb-2011

Club:South Dublin Radio Club
Call Sign:EI2SDR
Venue:Ballyroan Community Centre, Marian Road, Rathfarnham
Meetings:20:30, every Tuesday
Contact:Daniel Cussen EI9FHB
Additional Information:www.southdublinradioclub.ie
Updated:31-Aug-2015

Club:South Eastern Amateur Radio Group
Call Sign:EI2WRC
Venue:Roanmore Social Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford
Meetings:20:30, Last Monday
Contact:EI2WRC Mark Wall EI7IS
Additional Information:www.searg.ie/home.php
Updated:1-Jul-2016

Club:Terenure College Radio Club
Call Sign:EI2BY
Venue:Terenure College
Meetings:20:00, every Monday
Contact:George Adjaye EI2CPB

Club:Tipperary Amateur Radio Group
Call Sign:EI7TRG / EI7T
Venue:Park Hotel, Clonmel
Meetings:As required
Contact:Post: Thomas Hallinan, EI2IT, Knockmorris, Cahir, Co. Tipperary
Email/Phone: John Ronan EI7IG
Email: Hugh O'Donnell (PRO) EI2HI
Additional Information:www.ei7trg.ie
Updated:1-Dec-2014

Club:West Tyrone ARC
Call Sign:GN4OMA
Venue:Omagh Community House, Drumragh Avenue, Omagh, BT78 1DP
Meetings:20:00 on the second Wednesday of each month
Contact:WTARC
Additional Information:www.wtarc.org.uk
Updated:2-May-2016

Club:Westnet DX Group
Call Sign:EI7NET / EJ7NET
Contact:Declan Craig EI6FR

Club:Wexford Wireless Club
Call Sign:EI2WWC
Venue:Scout Hall, Esmonde Street, Gorey
Meetings:Every Wednesday night @ 20:00
Contact:Michael EI9GGB Secretary EI2WWC
Updated:14-Nov-2016

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