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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 12th September 2010

IRTS Morse testing at North Cork Radio Group Rally.

Morse testing can be made available if required, at the upcoming North Cork Radio Group Rally on 19th September. Anyone wishing to sit a morse test should contact Ger McNamara EI4GXB on 087 2532512 or ei4gxb /at/

Closing Date for Theory Examination

It is now less than one week to the 17th of September which is the closing date for applications to sit the next theory examination for an Amateur Station Licence. The next exam will be held on Wednesday the 6th of October at 2 p.m. in the ComReg Offices in Dublin.

For further information on the application procedure, exam fees and other details see 'Theory Examination' in the 'Information' section of the IRTS website at

Pakistan Donations

In recent bulletin’s we have ran an appeal headed by Conor O’Neill from AREN in relation to seeing equipment and or donations to send to our counterparts in Pakistan to provide much needed communication after the flood disaster.

Conon would like to thank the following for their kind and generous donations. EI2KA, EI3AL, EI7IG, EI4JN, EI7HO, EI2CA, South East Communications & IRTS

Details of how equipment is being used in the relief effort can be found on

DAR Theory Classes

Anyone interested in attending Theory Classes at Dundalk Amateur Radio Scoiety Please contact Tony EI4DIB at ei4dib /at/ or via text to 086 4066660

EI2RCR Repeater

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group's repeater EI2RCR on the Ridge of Capard is still off air and the club are hoping to have in back in the not too distant future. We will keep you posted as soon as any progress is made.

APRS email List

John EI7IG hosts an email list any experimenters interested in APRS. This is a low-volume list for further details please contact John EI7IG directly for details.


For further details on Rallies please see

History this Week

1933 Car Windscreen Wipers first made compulsory in Australia. 1936 Last known Tasmanian Tiger dies in Hobart Zoo, Tasmania.

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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