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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 8th November 2015


IRTS Member Records

Now that Ireland has a new postcode, IRTS members are requested to email their new postcode to memrecords /at/ irts.ie. It’s important to update your details with the membership officer especially if you have recently changed address.


Cork Radio Club

The Annual Dinner for Cork Amateurs will be held in Midleton Park Hotel on Saturday December 5th where a four course meal will be served starting at 8pm. Tickets are €25 each and are available from Dave EI4BZ on 087-6290574 or by email at ei4bz /at/ eircom.net.


Shannon Basin Radio Club

Shannon Basin Radio Club will be holding its AGM on Friday 27th November at 8.30pm in Hannons Hotel Roscommon Town. All members are requested to attend and anyone wishing to join the club is very welcome. Refreshments will be served. Please see www.shannonbasinradioclub.com for details or contact Brian ei8iu on 0861057325.


South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

The introductory night for the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group’s 2015/2016 Theory Course will be held on tomorrow night Monday 9th November at 7.30pm sharp in room C39 at the Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford. Room C39 is located on the first floor of the main building and interested people are asked to be in attendance 15 minutes prior to the start time. This is an open night so anyone interested in seeing what the course involves is very welcome to come along on the night. For more info contact Sean EI2HZB on 083-1379764 or via email proffice /at/ searg.ie

SEARG have a new website and its www.searg.ie The club would like to thank Mark Wall EI7IS for all his brilliant work in designing the new website. We look forward to receiving many hits on our new website location. Our November meeting will take place on Monday the 30th of November 2015 at 8.00pm sharp. In a departure from our regular meeting format, our November meeting will take place in conjunction with South East Maker Space (SEMS) and will be held at the SEMS workshops in Waterford (located at the old Munster Express printing works). Members of SEMS will give a talk about what they do and show us around the workshops. There will also be a number of projects on display for the night of the meeting. We strongly encourage all our members to make an effort to attend this meeting. For up-to-date news about the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group and it’s actives you can check our website www.searg.ie and you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


DX News

Harald DF2WO will operate again as XT2AW from Burkina Faso until 27th November. Harald likes to operate slow CW and his QSL manager is M0OXO.

Andi DL9USA and Jan DJ8NK will be active as VP2ECC and VP2ENK respectively from the Caribbean island of Anguilla from 9 – 18 November. They will use CW, SSB and digital and QSLs go via the home call.

Martin LU9EFO and Faber HK6F will be QRV from San Andres from 11th to 17th November. Callsigns will be HK0/homecall. QSL manager is SP5QAZ.

Dave EI9FBB, who is one of a growing number of EI DXpeditioners, is off on another trip later this month. He is joining a multi-national group who will activate Coetivy Island in the Seychelles for the IOTA programme. Callsign will be S79C and IOTA reference is AF-119. This is a ‘new one’ for the IOTA chasers so massive pile-ups are expected. Scheduled dates are 16th to 22nd November.

Steve G0KIK will be operating holiday style as E51KIK from the South Cook Islands from 9th to 15th November. This is one stop on a ‘round the world tour’ which will take in visits to New Zealand, Australia, Singapore, Thailand and Qatar. QSLs go to his home call.


2m Nets

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group have a 2m net on Tuesday nights after the IRTS weekly news. This is to promote the use of the band, which has seen a decline in use. The intended frequency used is 145.400MHz and net has had many stations calling in since its introduction. Everyone welcome to join in.

Fingal Radio Club and Dermot EI2HD continue their 2m call-in on Wednesday and every Wednesday at 7p.m. Please try and give your support by getting on the air. Keep 2metres alive. The frequency is 145.7625MHz, CTCSS 88.5KHz on the Dublin repeater


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 may be 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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