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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 27th March 2011


IRTS News Feeds

RSS news feeds are rapidly becoming the way to publish information in a timely fashion without pushing emails and cluttering inboxes. The user initially downloads an RSS reader and subscribe to the feed by going to the relevant feed site.

Jim EI4HH has introduced a service on a trial basis for IRTS members which will publish brief details of items such as AGM and Rally details, IRTS News and Contest Dates. This is not intended to be a high through-put information service but rather an intermittent service which would keep active operators up to date with frequent snippets of relevant information.

Members should click the RSS button on the IRTS website or go to www.irts.ie/rss to sign up and see the feed.

Further information from Jim EI4HH at holohaj2 /at/ hotmail /dot/ com


Russia to Adopt CEPT Licence

The Russian State Commission for Radio Frequencies decided recently to adopt CEPT

Recommendation T/R 61-01. This is the recommendation that sets out the arrangements for the CEPT licensing system. This step will increase further the facilities for radio amateurs to operate while on a short visit to another country without the necessity of obtaining a licence from the authorities of the country being visited.


Luxembourg 5 MHz Beacon

A new 60 metre beacon is operational from Luxembourg. The call sign is LXØHF and the frequency is 5205.25 kHz.


North Cork Radio Group

The North Cork Radio Group, after last year’s great success, is pleased to announce their second annual rally and electronics fair at the Blarney Golf Resort, Tower, Co Cork. on Sunday September the 11th 2011.

The doors open to the public at 11.30 and the rally will run throughout the afternoon. The usual traders will be on hand with some very tasty bargains, South East Communications, Long Communications and JBT Trading.

The Hotel are also offering room deals for the rally a Room Only from €59 and Double Room inc B&B: €79 Please Contact the hotel directly for room bookings on Tel:+353 21 4384477. www.blarneygolfresort.com

Small traders are very welcome but it essential that they contact the events organiser Liam EI7GTB, Tel: 085-7039042 Email: ei7gtb / at/gmail /dot/com as soon as possible.

Further details can be found via the group’s website, www.ei1nc.com.com


International Marconi Day

International Marconi Day takes place this year on Saturday 30th April. The Howth Martello Radio Group will be participating once again as an award station using the call-sign EI0MAR.

This is not a contest but there are several nice awards available for working the officially listed stations, each of which has an historic connection with Marconi. The event is organised by the Cornish Amateur Radio Club. For more information please visit the club's website crac.g4usb.net/cracblog/

EI0MAR operates from the Martello Tower overlooking the East Pier in Howth. The tower now houses a vintage radio museum. In 1905 the British Post Office carried out wireless telegraphy experiments at the tower in Howth using Marconi equipment.

Visitors are always welcome at the museum and the group hopes to see many visitors during the IMG event in April. The HMRG's website is www.ei0mar.org where a free information booklet in PDF format can be downloaded.

The North Cork Radio Group are pleased to announce that they will be active from the Marconi Signal Station at Goleen, Mizen Head, West Cork, where Marconi sent many of his first test transmissions to America.

Further details will be posted nearer the event, however, please pencil the day free if you'd like to attend or work the station. The Official call sign for the event will be EI-0-IMD and it is hoped we will be excepted on the official International Marconi Day Awards Program.


South Dublin Radio Club

South Dublin Radio Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place in Terenure College on Tuesday 29th March at 8pm sharp.

All members are welcome and asked to attend. Also, at the South Dublin Radio Club, amateur radio theory classes will be held on a weekly basis and morse classes will be held in the near future.


Cork Radio Club

Cork Radio Club will meet on Monday March 28th at the Community Centre on Main Street in Carrigtwohill at 2030 hours. This meeting will discuss a programme of events for the year ahead and new members are very welcome. Enquiries about the club to Jeremy on 083-3317710 or Dave on 087-6290574 or by email to info /at/ corkradioclub /dot/ com


Louth Erne Amateur Radio Club

Ireland has a rich heritage of townlands. Cratloemoyle townland, in County Clare is the place to be today (Sunday 27 March) for the IRTS AGM and the Limerick rally.

Shanaghy townland, in County Fermanagh, is the place to be in three weeks time for Ireland’s next big gathering of radio amateurs and experimenters. The Lough Erne Pearl Anniversary Rally will be there, in the SHARE centre, on Sunday 17 April.

The SHARE centre is also celebrating its thirtieth anniversary. Founded in 1982 it is now Ireland’s largest residential centre with a wide range of activities that include amateur radio events, courses, license examinations, and of course the Rally.

As well as bar and food facilities at modest prices, attractions alongside the Rally include family activities and an afternoon voyage round the bays and wooded islands of scenic Upper Lough Erne on board SHARE’s luxury 57 seat Inishcruiser.


CQ CQ CQ Club News

Club secretaries and PRO officers are encouraged to send news items to newsteam/at/ irts/dot/ ie .


Items for inclusion in next week’s Radio News can be submitted via e-mail to “newsteam /at/ irts / dot / ie” for automatic forwarding to both the radio and printed news services. Urgent news items for the radio news maybe telephoned to the radio news editor, Aidan, EI7JC on 085 7100511.

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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