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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 9th July 2017

Planning Permission – Antenna Installations

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 Eastern Amateur Radio Group

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will activate Hook Lighthouse ILLW Ref: IE0003 on Saturday and Sunday 19th & 20th August 2017 as part of the 20th International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend. Hook Lighthouse is located on the South East coast of Ireland in County Wexford. The present structure is about 800 years old and is the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the world. Hook Lighthouse staff offer guided tours of the lighthouse tower all year round and is one of the top things to do in the Wexford and Waterford areas. For more info on the Hook Lighthouse please see

The July meeting of the SEARG will take place in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford on Monday 31st July at 8pm sharp. New members or anyone interested in learning more about amateur radio or the group are as always very welcome to attend.

For anyone that wishes to find out more about the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group and its activities you can come along to any of our meetings. You can check our website and you can also follow join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

South Dublin Radio Club

SDR will host a talk Tuesday July 18th on the history of Radio Broadcasting in Ireland

Eddie Bohan is a broadcast Historian most recently involved in the TV series The Wireless. He has written many books including Rebel Radio telling for the first time the complete story of the 1916 radio broadcasts.

Talks are free for visitors. The club open at 8:30pm and talks start at 9pm. All are welcome

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

60m for Belize and Cyprus & The Philippines

The new Belize Amateur Radio Club (BARC) website carries information that the new WRC-15 Amateur Secondary 60m allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz has become available with a maximum power limit of 25W EIRP.

The Cyprus telecom regulator has issued a gazette notice on Friday 30th June 2017 updating the national frequency table to include the new WRC-15 Amateur Secondary 60m allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz with a maximum power limit of 15W EIRP and also the Amateur Secondary MF allocation of 472 -479 kHz, with a maximum power limit of 1W EIRP.

The Philippines Telecom Regulator has permitted access to the new WRC-15 Amateur Secondary 60m allocation of 5351.5 – 5366.5 kHz under ITU footnote 5.133B, with a maximum power limit of 15W EIRP.

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

DX News

Max I8NHJ will be visiting the Cayman Islands from 8th to 15 July. He will be on the air as ZF2NH on 20m to 6m, mainly on CW but with RTTY and PSK31 also. QSLs go via his stateside callsign N5NHJ.

John W5JON returns to his Caribbean home on the island of St Kitts where he will reactivate his V47JA callsign. He operates SSB on 160m to 6m and will be there from 12th July until 5th August. Look for him during the IOTA contest at the end of July. QSLs go to his home address in Texas.

Neven LZ1COM will be briefly active as A25NPD from Botswana on 14th to 16th July. Listen for him on 40 and 20m SSB from 1800 – 2000z. QSL to his home call.

Pierre VE3KTB will be QRV as VY0ERC from the Eureka Amateur Radio Club station located on Ellesmere Island until 22nd July. This will count as NA-008 for the IOTA award. QSL manager is M0OXO.

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