AGM and Rally – 8/9 April 2017

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The 85th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society will be hosted by the Dundalk Amateur Radio Society over the weekend of 8/9 April 2017.

The venue will be the Crowne Plaza, Green Park, Dundalk.

For general enquiries about the weekend contact AGM2017.


Tickets for the Dinner on Saturday night 8th April, (7.30 for 8.00pm) cost €35 each (same as last year!) and are available from Pat EI2HX, from Brian EI8EJB or any IRTS Committee Member.

Payment can be made by cheque or money order.

You may also RESERVE a ticket to be paid for on the night by sending an Email to AGM2017

Alternatively, tickets may be ORDERED and paid for through the IRTS payments system (tickets will be posted to the buyer). The secure system accepts payment either by Credit Card or by PayPal:

Dress code, as usual, is smart/casual.  Download a sample menu from here.

Saturday Workshop Talks - ****Talks start at 1430 sharp****

On the afternoon of Saturday the 8th there will two workshop talks at Crowne Plaza Hotel. 

Admission to all workshop talks is free and we do look forward to seeing you all in attendance.

  • 9N7EI DXpedition – Dave Deane EI9FBB
  • An introduction to Digital Radio – John Anderson MI0AAZ & Dave Randles M0AUT


The Dundalk Amateur Radio Society rally will be on Sunday 9th with doors opening at 11.00am, entrance €5.  The Trade Show will be geared towards a Radio, Electronics, Hobbies and Crafts Show, so there should be something for everyone.

Trade tables are available at a cost of €10 each

All the usual traders will be represented plus some new ones.

Traders [so far]

DARS members will be available to help dealers load/unload equipment on Sunday.

Bring & Buy Section

There will be a “communal” Bring & Buy Section in the Exhibition Hall.

Club Tables

Free of Charge Tables are on offer to all clubs who wish to provide demonstrations or advertise their club/society. (Note: these club tables are not intended for equipment sales - which should be handled through the communal Bring & Buy section instead.)

For more information and enquiries about Tables contact Brian EI8EJB or Email AGM2017.

IRTS Stand

Annual General Meeting

The IRTS AGM will start at 2pm on Sunday 9th; all paid up IRTS Members are welcome to attend.


Crowne Plaza, Green Park, Dundalk

Single rooms are available in the hotel at the special rate of €104 including breakfast.

Double rooms are €114 including breakfast

Please quote IRTS Rally 8/9 April when booking!

Telephone Crowne Plaza Dundalk (042) 939 4900.

For further details on the hotel please check out the Crowne Plaza Dundalk Website.

Special Offer

For those wishing to stay an extra night and enjoy Dundalk and the Cooley Peninsula rooms are available for the Sunday night at the special rate of €89 Bed & Breakfast Single and €99 Bed & Breakfast Double.

Hotel Location

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located off the M1 at exit 16

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Other Events

Special Invitation

Following the end of the AGM/Rally, the Dundalk Amateur Radio Society will be inviting all attendees to drop by the DARS Club House at 113 Castletown Road for tea/coffee and a chat to wish all a speedy journey home! There will be a call in to EI7DAR on 145.4000 MHz or on the 2m repeater EI2CCR.

Updated 28 March 2017

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