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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday December 22nd 2002


WEIC & WAI

Many Amateurs in North America are collecting Irish counties for the WEIC and WAI awards. Many are finding this difficult. Counties needed include; Carlow, Clare, Kilkenny, Laois, Leitrim, Limerick, Longford, Mayo, Meath, Monaghan, Offaly, Sligo, Tipperary, Waterford, Westmeath and Wexford.

It would be appreciated if amateurs from any of these counties could join in the Irish hour, on 21.317 Sundays at 17.00 UTC.

Many Americans have made contact with Irish amateurs but have not received a QSL in return, so make an effort to help out, and come up on the Irish Hour. If you owe someone a QSL please send it now.


Contest & DX News

6F1LM will be QRV until December the 31st from Mexico for the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the FMRE (Federacion Mexicana de Radio Experimentadores).

To celebrate the first year of the Foundation Licence in the UK it is proposed to hold a 'QSO Party' to which all M3s are invited. The event will take place on the 1st of January on 40 metres at 1000 and 1500 UTC.


Marconi Wireless Centennial

100 years ago, Marconi transmitted a simple, 54-word greeting from President Theodore Roosevelt to Great Britain's King Edward VII.

The Marconi Radio Club, W1AA, and the Marconi Cape Cod Memorial Radio Club, KM1CC, working in partnership with the National Park Service at Cape Cod National Seashore, will operate a Special Event station from January the 11th to the 19th at the former Coast Guard station at Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, Massachusetts, from near the site of the original Marconi 1903 Station. From 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, the public will be able to tour the station, listen to voice and Morse Code discussions with other radio operators around the world, and learn about wireless technology and the significance of Marconi's achievement. For Details See: personal.tmlp.com/k1vv/w1aa January the 18th 2003 will mark the centennial of Marconi's groundbreaking transatlantic wireless transmission with a reenactment of this historic scientific achievement. Princess Elettra Marconi is scheduled to attend the event.

Also, selected Students from three Cape Cod High Schools will communicate with astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station. For a complete events calendar, go to www.nps.gov/caco Tipperary Amateur Radio Group The Tipperary Amateur Radio Group would like to wish all Radio Experimenters and Short Wave Listeners a very happy Christmas a prosperous New Year. Members are asked to note the change of venue to the Princess Bar Upper Irishtown, Clonmel for the first meeting of the New Year on Thursday January the 9th 2003.


South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

The night classes will continue at the Park House, Parnell Street, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford at 7.15 p.m. on Monday the 6th of January.


IRTS News

The Irish Radio Transmitters Society would like to thank all those who contributed to the news over the past year and would also like to thank the newsreaders who, each week give up some of their own time to ensure that the news broadcasts take place.

The radio news service is completely dependent on the newsreaders and those who contribute to the news each week. So, if you have some item of interest, whether it be a report on a special event or just a one-liner announcement, please don't hesitate to forward it for announcement in the radio news.

The Irish Radio Transmitters Society would like to wish a happy Christmas and prosperous new year to all its members and listeners.


Items for inclusion in the Radio News should be forwarded to Mark Wall EI7IS at QTHR or via e-mail cyberis@vodafone.ie. Items can also be sent to Mark over the phone at 087-6302026 or by fax at 087-5-6302026.

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

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