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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday August 17th 2008

IRTS Radio News

Mark, EI7IS will finish in the post of radio news editor in the coming weeks and we are currently seeking a replacement. If anyone is interested please contact Finbarr Buckley EI1CS by e-mail at “buckleyf1 at eircom dot net” or via 021-4346622 as soon as possible. The position does not require a lot of work, just an hour or more weekly. Full assistance will be provided to the person that takes over this post and Mark will assist them with the news for the first few weeks.

South Dublin Radio Club

The Scouts Jamboree in Naas went very well with 3 SDR members helping out. More details and photos will be available in the next IRTS Echo Ireland.

This weekend South Dublin Radio Club will be operating from Inishowen Lighthouse at Shroove in Dongegal as part of the Lighthouse on the air event.

The SDR committee have some good news. The clubs finances are in better shape than expected. As a result the club are having a meeting of all members to discuss the finances and how the club is to go forward. This will take place on Tuesday the 2nd of September at 8 p.m.. All members are welcome to attend.

SDR Plan on taking part in the SSB field day from Ballinasloe this year on the 6th and 7th of September. The SDR Barbeque will take place on Saturday the 27th of September from the QTH of EI3IO in Shankhill but is weather dependant.

Cork Radio Club

Cork Radio Club are very much looking forward to hosting the rally this year at Montenotte Hotel, Cork on Sunday the 14th of September and hope you will share the same commitment as before in the last 16 years.

Further details will be posted with regards to the location “how to get there” etc. A short video of the venue can be viewed on “you tube” URL

The Cork Radio Club meets every Monday night at 8.30 pm at 1a Assumption Road Cork. Further details from the club Secretary, Frank Mason EI6EVB at QTHR.

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

The next general meeting of SEARG will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Monday the 25th of August in the Roanmore Centre, Waterford. All are welcome to attend.

Countries with no QSL Bureau

Tony Baldwin EI8JK, the QSL Outwards Manager, reports that every week he gets several cards for countries that do not have a QSL Bureau. There are a total of 63 DXCC entities without a Bureau, and Tony has now arranged for these to be listed on the IRTS web site.

Click on the "QSL Service" link that is on the left-hand side of the IRTS web site to see which countries have no bureau. Tony reminds us that there is no point in sending cards for those countries to him: cards for these countries must be sent direct.

SSB Field Day

The SSB Field Day will take place on the weekend of the 6th and 7th of September 2008. More information is available on the IRTS web site at

Items for inclusion in next weeks Radio News should be forwarded to Mark Wall, EI7IS at QTHR or by phone to 087-6302026 or 051-340850. 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 Sunday’s bulletin.


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