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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 4th November 2018

Contest News

Results of the 40 Metres Counties Contest held on 14th October have been published. 42 logs were submitted, including 13 from overseas stations, showing that 24 EI and GI counties were active on the day. The Contest Results page at has the full results, including award winners, logged counties, missing counties and DX worked.

South Dublin Radio Club

The South Dublin Radio Club are holding a social night in The Morgue pub in Templeogue on Tuesday 6th November from 8pm. A raffle will be held (tickets €5 each) and all proceeds will go to St. Vincent de Paul in Cabinteely in Sean Nolan's name. Finger food will also be provided. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Shannon Basin Radio Club

Steve EI5DD will be in attendance to give a talk and demonstration on DMR at the next Shannon Basin Radio Club meeting, which will take place in the Roscommon Sub-Aqua Club House in Roscommon Town on Wednesday 7th November at 20:30. Anyone interested in DMR is welcome to attend. Please see for details.

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

Congratulations to the EI2WRC/P team of David EI6GVB and Mark EI7IS on winning the SSB Only Portable – 100W max, EI/GI Stations section of the 40 Metres Counties Contest which took place on the 14th October 2018. There was more success for club members as Keith EI5KJ won the SSB/CW Portable – 100W max, EI/GI Stations section and Dale EI7HDB coming 3rd in the SSB Only Fixed, EI/GI Stations. Well done to all!

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group would like to wish all the candidates sitting the HAREC exam in Dublin on Thursday 15th November the very best of luck. The group hopes you all get good results and they look forward to having a QSO with you all soon.

The November meeting of the group will take place on Monday the 26th of November 2018 in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford at 8.00 p.m. sharp. New members or anyone interested in learning more about amateur radio or the group are as always very welcome to attend

For anyone who wishes to find out more about the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group and their activities you can drop them an email to “info /at/ searg /dot/ ie” or please feel free to come along to any of their meetings. You can check out their website and you can also join them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

Limerick 2 Metre Repeater

Please note that the Tountinna 2m repeater EI2TAG is off the air since Monday evening 29th October 2018. It will remain off until further notice. In the meantime the LRC IRTS News will be read on the LRC 70 cms repeater EI7WHR, located on Woodcock Hill IO52PR. The repeater input frequency is 434.725 MHz and the output frequency is 433.125 MHz.

Limerick Radio Club November Meeting

The LRC November club meeting will take place in the Limerick Institute of Technology on Thursday the 8th November at the usual time of 7:30 p.m.

Mike, EI3KO will give a talk on the Ballybunion Wireless Station 1913 - 1925. The station was established by Universal Radio Syndicate. During WW1 the station played an active part in intercepting signals from German U-boats.

Irish DMR Connected to Echolink

One of the latest improvements to be made to the DMR network has been the establishment of a link to the Echolink network by John Anderson MI0AAZ.

Anyone connecting to MI0AAZ-L under LINKS on the Echolink network will now connect to Talk Group 2724 on the Irish DMR network.

For additional information visit the blog for EI7GL at

Personal Low Power 40 MHz 8 Meter Beacon

Phil EI9kp is now running a personal beacon on 40.150 Mhz CW while he is active in his shack. This is for propagation tests and not 24 hour operation. It is only until the proposed new beacon for the 8 meter band is operational. Phil will also be active in the Shannon basin club's Thursday night net and will be available for cross band test after the main call in. More info is available at the mayo experimenters website

DX News

Andy OE7AJH will be on holiday in Madagascar from 3rd - 13th November. He will be on the amateur bands in the mornings and evenings using the callsign 5R8UP. QSL to his home call.

A 3-man team will activate Telengbe Island (IOTA AF-111) off the coast of Liberia from 5th – 9th November. Callsign will be EL2EL/4 and this will be a new one for IOTA followers. QSL via Club Log OQRS.

A mainly German group will be QRV from Barbados as 8P9AE from 6th - 20th November. QSLs go via DL7DF.

Gary G0FWX will operate holiday-style from St Kitts Island as V47FWX from 7th - 14th November. QSL via M0URX OQRS.

Prefix hunters may be interested in the callsigns DL32EUDXF and OE32EUDXF which will be on the air during November to celebrate 32 years of the European DX Foundation. Further info on EUDXF can be found on

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, Mark EI6HPB on 086 355 2370.

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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