AGM and Rally – 18/19 April 2020
The 88th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society will be hosted by the
South Eastern Amateur Radio Group over the weekend of 18/19 April 2020
The venue will be the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow
For general enquiries about the weekend contact Sean EI2HZB
Tickets for the Dinner on Saturday night 18th April, at 7:30 Pm in the Kelleshin Suite cost €35, and are available John EI7IG QTHR
We have managed to keep the price the same as in previous years. Payment can be made by cheque or money order.
Tickets may also be purchased in advance and collected on the night by contacting John EI7IG
Alternatively, tickets may be ORDERED and paid for through the IRTS payments system (tickets will be posted to the buyer). The secure system accepts payment either by Credit Card or by PayPal:
Dress code, as usual, is smart/casual.
Download the dinner menu from here.
Saturday Workshop Talks
On Saturday morning we will be holding 2 Workshop Talks:
- 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – Introduction to Amateur Television with Justin G8YTZ/EI3IOB and Noel G8GTZ
- 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – Communications In Emergencies with Mike EI4HF
On Saturday Afternoon we will be holding 3 additional Workshop Talks
- 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – A look at Operating, Logs, QSLs, Awards, LOTW & EQSL with Dave EI4BZ
- 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Introduction To Oscar100 Geostationary Satellite with Noel G8GTZ
- 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – The Southern Ireland Repeater Network with John EI7IG
See here for more details on these talks
Admission to all workshop talks is free and we do look forward to seeing you all in attendance
Morse testing will be held in the Boardroom at the Woodford Dolmen Hotel at the SEARG Radio Rally on Sunday April 19. For more details or to book a place please contact Dave Moore EI4BZ directly.
For more information on the Morse test please see here.
The South East Amateur Radio Group Rally will be on Sunday 19th with doors open at 10:30am sharp, entrance €5.
Note: There will be no access under any circumstances to the general public to the Rally Room before 10:30.
The Trade Show will be geared towards a Radio, Electronics, Hobbies and Crafts Show, so there should be something for everyone.
Club members will be available to help dealers load/unload equipment on Sunday morning
Traders, groups & exhibitors attending include:
- ESS Promotions
- Long Communications
- Sean Martin PMR Supplies
- Wescom Ltd
- British Amateur Television Club
- Carlow Mens Shed Association
Individual traders are very welcome to attend the rally and sell any equipment they wish to. Tables will be available to individual traders for €5 per table.
In order to secure a place at the rally please contact AGM2020 Committee committee as soon as possible but no later than by Friday the 3rd of April 2020 in order to be guaranteed a place.
Radio Clubs & Groups
All other radio clubs & groups are also very welcome to attend the rally and promote their club/group. Tables will be available free of charge (Providing they do not sell any radio gear related items).
In order to secure a place at the rally please contact AGM2020 Committee as soon as possible but no later than by Friday the 3rd of April 2020 in order to be guaranteed a place.
Annual General Meeting
The IRTS AGM will start at 2pm on Sunday 19th in the Belmont Suite; all paid up IRTS Members are welcome to attend
The venue will be the Woodford Dolmen Hotel, Kilkenny Road, Carlow R93 N207. Tel: 059 914 2002
- Friday/Saturday, Single including two breakfasts and one evening meal €254
- Friday/Saturday, Double including two breakfasts and one evening meal €288
- Saturday, Single including breakfast €139
- Saturday, Double including breakfast €149
Please use the code IRTS2020 when booking
For those not wishing to stay in the hotel a suggested list of alternative accommodation can be downloaded here
Directions to the Hotel are available here
Updated 16 February 2020