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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 2nd July 2017

Planning Permission – Antenna Installations

The subject of planning permission was raised at the AGM in April. A small group headed by Gerry EI8CC is currently compiling information about planning issues that members may have experienced in relation to their antenna installations.

If you wish to share any relevant information please contact Gerry by email; gerrygervin /at/

South Dublin Radio Club

On Tuesday 4th July Cliona Harmey will talk about some projects and experiments she has worked on using software defined radio dongles (funcube, sdr dongles, Marine gadget) to engage with technologies such as AIS(shipping), ADSB (planes) and APT for NOAA weather satellite image reception. Cliona Harmey is an artist who works with technology, sculpture and DIY electronics .

The talk is free and open to all. It starts 9pm sharp while the club is open from 8.30pm at the Ballyroan Community Centre on the Marian Road in Rathfarnham.

Don EI6IL in USA

Don EI6IL will operating holiday-style from Pennsylvania 22th June until 14th July. He plans to use 100 watts to wire antennas and his callsign will be W3/EI6IL

Special Event Radio Station from Royal Mint

GB4RME will operate from inside the Royal Mint in Llantrisant Wales. The special event station will operate from 30th July until 5th August 2017. More information available om

5.7GHz Survey

At the request of the IARU we are carrying out a survey of use of the band 5570 to 5850GHz. Would any licensed amateurs using the band please forward details of their use of this band to Seán Nolan EI7CD. The email address is ei7cd /at/ and the landline is 01-2851599

DX News

A group of Belgian operators will sign OJ0V from Market Reef from 1st to 6th July. Market Reef is a separate DXCC entity and is located in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden. QSLs will be handled by ON5TC.

Eric KV1J will operate from the St Pierre & Miquelon Islands as FP/KV1J from 4th to 18th July. He will use mainly SSB and RTTY. QSL to the home call.

Geoff ZL3GA will make another visit to Vanuatu in the Pacific from 6th to 13th July. He will sign YJ0GA and operate holiday style. Logs will be uploaded to Logbook of The World and also to Club Log.

A team of Russian amateurs will activate the Komandorskiye Islands starting in early July. The callsign will be RI0Z and the Islands on the Air reference is AS-039. QSL Manager is RZ5D.

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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