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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday November 12th 2006


Mayo Rally

The Mayo Rally will take place on Sunday the 26th of November 11:00 a.m. in the Belmont Hotel, Knock. Special rates are available for those wishing to stay overnight. Bed and Breakfast is 50 Euro per person sharing or 70 Euro with evening meal.

For bookings, contact the Belmont Hotel directly on 094-9388122. For enquiries about the Mayo rally, contact the rally organiser: Padaric Baynes EI9JA on 087-6957154 or email “pbaynes1 at eircom dot net”.


Theory Examination

The next Theory Examination for the experimenter's licence will be held on Thursday the 18th of January 2007 at 2 p.m. in the ComReg Offices, Irish Life Centre, Dublin. Anyone wishing to sit the examination should contact Seán Nolan EI7CD at QTHR or by e-mail to “ei7cd at gofree dot indigo dot ie”. Those studying for the examination may wish to secure a copy of the CD Course Guide prepared by the Society. These are available from Seán EI7CD at a cost of 5 Euro to cover production costs post, packaging and registration.


Theory Classes

Theory classes are planned to commence in the Cork area in early January. Anyone interested should contact Dave Moore EI4BZ on 087-6290574 or any member of Cork Radio Club or the East Cork Radio Group.


DX and Special Events

An international team of operators will activate Libya from November the 14th to the 28th. The objective of the Dxpedition is to support the development of amateur radio in Libya while at the same time activating a rare country. Activity will be on all bands using CW, SSB, FM, RTTY, SSTV and PSK. The operators hope to provide more than 50,000 QSO's during the 14-day operation using the callsign 5A7A. They also plan to take part in CQWW DX CW Contest as a Multi/Multi entry.

Members of the Limerick Radio Club are QRV as EI60LRC until the end of the year to mark 60 years of the club. Activity is on 80 to 10 metres. QSL is via EI8EM.


Tipperary Amateur Radio Group

Tipperary Amateur Radio Group AGM held November 2nd, 2006, Many thanks to everyone for attending the AGM last Thursday. all of the committee were returned to their existing posts. So the new committee is:

John Ronan - EI7IG, Chairperson. Eamonn Kavanagh - EI3FFB, Vice Chairperson. John Burke - EI2JB, Secretary. Tommy Hallinan - EI2IT, Treasurer. Paul Norris - EI3ENB, P.R.O.

Plans are being made for a Christmas dinner, please contact John, EI7IG for details.


Limerick Radio Club – EI60LRC at Bunratty Castle

Limerick Radio Club will be running a station at Bunratty Castle, Co Clare on Saturday 18 November 2006 as part of the 60th commemoration of the foundation of the Club. The special call-sign EI60LRC will be used for the event and the station will operate from 10:00 to 16:00 on most HF bands.

Members of the club planning to attend the event are requested to confirm their attendance with the Hon Sec EI2IX by Email to “EI4LRC at EIRCOM.NET” as soon as possible. A list of members attending is required by the Club to make arrangements in advance with SFADCo.for their admittance to the grounds of the castle.

The December meeting of the Limerick Radio will take plate on the first Thursday the 7th December at L.I.T at 19:30 hours local. Liam EI4GB will be hosting the Christmas Quiz. The club hope that as many members as possible will attend.


Items for inclusion in next weeks Radio News should be forwarded to Mark Wall, EI7IS at QTHR or by phone to 051-853806 or 087-6302026. Items for the radio news can also be faxed to 087 5 6302026. News should be submitted via e-mail to “news at irts dot ie” for automatic forwarding to both the radio and printed news services. Please note that items for the radio news should reach the editor no later than midday on Friday in order to be guaranteed inclusion in the following Sundays bulletin.

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