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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday October 6th 2002


Limerick Radio Club

Limerick Radio Club are pleased to announce that their first meeting of the year will take place on Thursday the 10th of October. The room in Moylish has not yet been decided, but the club should know by Tuesday next, if you are not sure contact any member of staff on the night.


Passport to World Band Radio

The 2003 edition of "Passport to World Band Radio" is now available for ordering from Universal Radio. Passport is the "bible" of SWL's and other radio monitoring enthusiasts around the world. More information can be had from the web at www.universal-radio.com


South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

General Meetings of the club resumed on Wednesday the 25th of September. The next general meeting will take place on Wednesday the 30th of October at 8.00 p.m. in the usual venue of Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford.

Please note that the EI2WRC 2 metre voice repeater is now active again from Mt. Leinster. The move to Mt. Leinster was orchestrated by John EI8JA and Eoin EI8FXB and was in planning for the last number of weeks. Signal reports are welcome. The repeater will undergo fine tuning over the next few weeks.

If anyone is interested in doing night classes leading up to the class B license, please contact Mark on 087-6302026 or e-mail the club at searg@angelfire.com. There is currently some interest from the West Waterford area and if there is sufficient interest there is a strong possibility that the classes this year will be run in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.

For more information on any matter relating to South Eastern Amateur Radio Group, check out the clubs website at www.angelfire.com/tx3/searg


JOTA

Jamboree On The Air is held the third weekend in October of each year.

The World Scout Bureau owns and operates its own Amateur Radio station, using the call sign HB9S. The organisation has a permanent radio room in its offices in Geneva and the station normally operates during Scout nets and during Jamboree On The Air. The station is normally active on 10, 15 and 20 metres. Making contact with HB9S requires patience, as the callsign is likely to produce pile-ups, so be patient. The station is operated in a number of languages.


DX News

Oct 1 - 15 ZK1 - South Cook YL's Elizabeth/VE7YL (CW), June/VK4SJ, Mio/JR3MVF and Gwen/VK3DYL will operate from the Cook Islands - Aitutaki Island (OC-083) from the 7th to the 15th of October. QSL direct to VK3DYL with return postage to Gwen Tilson, 3 Gould Crt., Mt. Waverley 3149, Australia. Cards via the VK3 Bureau will also be answered.

ON7UN is in the Democratic Republic of Congo and plans to operate for early October and expects with a 9Q5 callsign.


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 ei4bz@eircom.net.


Items for inclusion in the Radio News should be forwarded to Mark Wall EI7IS at QTHR or via e-mail to ei7is@qsl.net or cyberis@e-merge.ie. Items can also be sent to Mark over the phone at 087-6302026.

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

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