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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday 10th November 2019


Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club

The next meeting of LCARC will take place this coming Thursday 14th November in the Limerick Institute of Technology starting at the usual time of 7:30 PM.

Along with club business this months talk on Restoring an Old Valve Radio will be given by Club Secretary Mike EI3KO. All are welcome.

It is planned to air the new club call sign EI4LCR for the first time on Saturday 16th November from Atlantic Air Adventures, Shannon.


Newsreaders Database

Final Reminder: All IRTS news readers are being asked to make contact with the bulletin editor Mark EI6HPB if they have not done so already. They should provide to the editor updated details of times, frequencies and locations from which they transmit the IRTS radio news on a weekly basis. The contact details for the editor are as follows: Telephone 086 355 2370 and email “newsteam /at/ irts /dot/ ie”


Shannon Basin Radio Club

Reminder that the Shannon Basin Radio Club will be holding its AGM in Hannons Hotel Roscommon on Wednesday the 11th December at 20:00. All members are requested to attend and anyone wishing to join the club is more than welcome. Refreshments provided on the night. Please see www.sbrc.ie or club Facebook page for more details.


DX News

Chris GM3WOJ and Keith GM4YXI are making a return visit to the Cocos Keeling Islands from 12th – 29th November. They will use the callsign VK9CZ which they used on their previous visits in 2013 and 2017. Activity will be on all bands 160 – 6m on SSB/CW and FT8. They will also take part in the CQWW CW Contest on the weekend of 23rd/24th November. QSLs go via N3SL.

Alain F8FUA will reactivate his XT2BR callsign from Burkina Faso in West Africa until 17th November. QSL to his home call.

Grant KZ1W and Rob N7QT will be QRV as H40KT and H40TT from Temotu Province from 14th – 26th November. The actual QTH is Pigeon Island which counts as OC-065 for the IOTA Award. QSL manager is M0URX.

JA1VND will be on the air as KH8/K1TF from Pago Pago in American Samoa from 12th – 18th November. He will be on CW, SSB and digital and QSLs go via the home call.


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