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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday September 8th 2002

Fingal Radio Club

Fingal Radio Club trip to Llandudno Rally on the 2nd of November 2002 will commence on the Saturday morning of the 2nd of November, leaving Dublin Port at 06:15 hrs and returning the same evening from Holyhead at 20:45 hrs, arriving back in Dublin Port at approximately 22:20 hrs. There will be no overnight stay. The cost inclusive of all transfers will be €90 (euro). Please phone Liam EI3HK at 01-8316266 or 087-2521542 for further information.

Shannon Basin Radio Club

Shannon Basin Radio Club resumed meetings after the summer break at the Royal Hotel, Roscommon on Tuesday last, the 3rd of September 2002.

Cork Radio Club

The Cork Radio Club Rally will take place on the 29th of September 2002 in the Blarney Park Hotel. For information, contact Con EI7DJB or Dick at 021-4545154.

Information on Cork Radio Club's Rallies (past, present, and future) may be obtained at the new Blarney Rally website at The site is currently under construction.

Squares table 2002

The squares table has been up and running again this year, please send in your maidenhead scores if you are an active VHF operator on 2 meters, 4 meters, 6 meters, 70Cm, 23Cm or above. The squares table is published in each edition of Echo Ireland. The up to date scores can be found on EI7GL's web-page, under the heading Squares table 2002.

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

General Meetings of the club will resume on Wednesday the 25th of September in the usual venue of Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford.

DX News

Oleg, R1ANF is active from the Chinese Great Wall station on the Antarctica Net on Mondays at 1700 UTC on 21.275 MHz. He hopes to operate as R1ANF/A from Uruguayan Antarctic scientific base, on King George Island, IOTA AN-010 for a few weeks beginning early September. QSL is via RK1PWA.

WAKE ISLAND, KH9. Jake, N6XIV/KH9 is QRV from Wake Island until around mid-September on 20 metres around 0700 to 0900 UTC. QSL via K2FF.

Space News

The last two Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) antennas were installed recently. The installation was part of a task that began last January when the first two antennas were attached to the ISS. two members of the Expedition 5 crew installed the VHF-UHF flexible-tape antennas to the ISS Service Module.

Installation of the new ARISS antennas on the Zvezda Service Module makes it possible two operate two separate amateur radio stations aboard the ISS, one for VHF operation and the other for 70 centimetre operation. Similar flexible-tape antennas for VHF-UHF and for HF were installed last January but there is yet no amateur HF equipment on board the ISS.

Frequencies for the International Space Station are as follows: Region 1 Voice uplink 145.200 MHz FM & downlink 145.800 MHz FM. Packet uplink 145.990 MHz FM & downlink 145.800 MHz FM.

Items for inclusion in Echo Ireland should be forwarded to Dave Moore EI4BZ at 021-4883555. Items can also be submitted to Dave by e-mail at

Items for inclusion in the Radio News should be forwarded to Mark Wall EI7IS at QTHR or via e-mail to or Items can also be sent to Mark over the phone at 087-6302026.

News can also be submitted via e-mail to for automatic forwarding to both news services.


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