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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 15th August 2010

Theory Examination

The next theory examination for the Amateur Station Licence will be held on Wednesday, 6th October next at 2 p.m. in the ComReg Offices in Dublin. The closing date for receipt of applications to sit the examination is Friday, 17th September.

For further information on the application procedure, exam fees and other details see 'Theory Examination' in the 'Information' section of the website. The 'Downloads' section of the website includes a very useful document 'Studying for the Amateur Radio Examination'.

The 'Links' section of the website under 'Radio Theory' contains much useful information for anyone studying for the licence examination.'

Dublin 2m News Interruption

During the latter half of August there may be a temporary interruption of the 11:45 two-metre news broadcast from Dublin on Sundays. This is unavoidably due to overlapping holiday commitments of the four regular newsreaders Tony(EI5EM), John (EI7JG), Frank (EI6EF) and Liam (EI3HK).

Every effort will be made to maintain the service. However, if by chance there is no transmission on a particular Sunday, please accept our apologies in advance and rest assured that the regular two-metre service will resume as soon as possible.


Can amateurs & SWL's please keep a listening watch around 28.265 FM as there have been incursions by churches on this frequency heard throughout Europe at up to 59 +20db. Please send details of names etc used so we can identify locations and report them to ComReg for investigation.

All information can be sent to Ger McNamara EI4GXB who is the IRTS IARUMS co-ordinator at ei4gxb /at/ gmail or 087 2532512

Introductory to Amateur Radio Talk & Demo

There will be an introductory talk on Amateur Radio on Wednesday 18th of August at 6:30pm at 'TOG', located at Unit C Chancery Lane, Dublin.

This talk and demo is aimed at those with no knowledge of Amateur Radio on how to get involved and the different aspects of the hobby. It is part of a week long, technology related events, taking place.

Further details can be found on the website

6m Oman

The Secretary General of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society, informs that the 6 metre band (50 – 52 MHz) has been allocated for the Amateur Radio and Amateur Radio usage by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority in the Sultanate of Oman, on a secondary basis, effective June 2010.

Radio amateurs in the Sultanate of Oman hope to work you on the "Magic Band."

AMSAT –UK Videos

Videos of the presentations given at the 25th AMSAT-UK International Space Colloquium, held July 31-August 1, are now available on the web. They can be viewed and downloaded at

Click on the 'Film Archive' icon and then select a 2010 AMSAT video.

The presentation given by RSGB Microwave Manager Murray Niman G6JYB called "2010 AMSAT what’s New" provides a good overview of the process involved in getting new Amateur and Amateur Satellite service allocations. Currently there are no global Primary Amateur bands between 146MHz and 24GHz.

Limerick Radio Club News

Members of Limerick Radio Club will be activating Tarbert Lighthouse for the annual International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend on 21 & 22 August. The lighthouse number is IE0002 and the callsign in use will be EI4LRC/P.

Activity will be on all bands and look forward to working as many stations as possible over the weekend. QSL via EI4GXB


North Cork Radio Group is pleased to announce their first annual rally and electronics fair at the Blarney Golf Resort, Tower, Co Cork. on Sunday September the 19th 2010

More information is available via the Groups website, traders are very welcome but it essential that they contact the events organiser Liam EI7GTB, Tel: 085-7039042 Email: ei7gtb /at/ as soon as possible.

For further details on Rallies please see

History this Week

1893 France is first country to introduce car registration plates.

1907 The first taxicab took to the streets of New York City.

1919 E.Fisk demos radiotelephony first time in Sydney, Australia

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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