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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 6th June 2010


Funeral of Paddy EI3AV

Due to a misunderstanding the information we carried on last week’s bulletin about the funeral arrangements for Paddy EI3AV were incorrect. As a result, Pierce EI4CI and his XYL Rhona and Gerry EI8CC and his XYL Anna travelled to Cloghjordan for the removal on Sunday evening. Unfortunately the removal was not until Monday. However, they did attend the wake which was taking place in the home of Paddy's sister in law Mary.

We apologise to anyone else who may have been inconvenienced by the misinformation in the radio news. There was a large attendance at the removal on Monday evening which included Terry EI4BK, Tony Ei2AW and Declan EI2GE. The Church was packed for the funeral Mass on Tuesday. The Priest obviously knew Paddy very well for he spoke of his gentleness and kindness, his wide ranging and in depth knowledge of many and varied subjects, his engineering skills and his technical competence.

The attendance included Eddie EI3FFB, Declan EI2GE, Pat EI4DC, Clifford EI5FQB and Seán EI7CD.


Theory Examination

The next theory examination for the Amateur Station Licence will be held on Wednesday, 7th July at 2pm in the ComReg Offices in Dublin and The Limerick Institute of Technology.

Information on examination fees and other details please see 'Theory Examination' in the 'Information' section of the IRTS website at www.irts.ie Intending candidates are also referred to 'Studying for the Amateur Radio Examination' in the 'Downloads' section of the website.

The latest date for receipt of applications to sit the examination is Wednesday, 23 June next but it is important to note that places at the exam are allocated on a first come first served basis.


IRTS HF CW Field Day

The Annual IRTS HF Field day is being held this Weekend, more information is available in the contest section on the IRTS Website.

Logs to be received by Contest Manager Thos EI2JD, no later than 30 days after the event. Entries can be received by post to Contest Manager at QTHR or preferably via email to contestmanager /at/ irts.ie


War on the Line - GB8WOL

Dave Oliver G8YFH will be operating GB8WOL from the Watercress Line, Ropley Station, Hampshire, UK on the 5th and 6th of June 2010,

Dave will be running a WS19 set on 80m 3.615Mhz AM and 7.143Mhz AM +/- qrm Watch for spots on the clusters!

QSL Info via the QRZ website.


Discontinued Ham Mag free download.

Launched in January 2009 Ham Mag was an electronic download that at first was free and then required a subscription. Uptakes for subscriptions ware very poor and with no commercial sponsors onboard the organizers have decided to discontinue production.

All issues are now available as free individual pdf downloads and are available from the following URL www.ham-mag.com

Please adhere to best practice when downloading files from any source.


CARA Field Day

Crossakiel Amateur Radio Association will be holding their annual field day in Crossakiel on the 12th/13th of June.

They plan to use a range of radios and antennas covering most bands and will be operating through the night. The EI 4 CARA Club callsign will be used for this event.

All visitors are welcome.


DAR Committee Elections

The following 2010 Committee ware elected at the recent DAR AGM. President Jim EI4BX, Chairman Thos EI2JD, Secretary Aiden EI7JC, P.R.O - Anthony EI2KC & Treasurer Jim 2I0SBI.


CQ CQ calling news items

As is common through the year we have occasional lulls in news. If your group or club are involved in anything that you would like to share with our Listeners or readers please pass on the information to our editor.


History this Week

1896 Marconi files British patent for his radio apparatus.

1896 Henry Ford trials his Ford automobile around streets of Detroit, MI. USA.


Items for inclusion in next weeks Radio News should be forwarded to Charlie EI8JB, preferably via e-mail to “charlie dot carolan at gmail dot com” Or by phone to 087-6265418 News can also be submitted via e-mail to “newsteam 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 Thursday in order to be guaranteed inclusion in the following Sunday’s bulletin.

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