AGM and Rally – 14/15 April 2018

The 86th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society will be hosted by the Galway VHF Group over the weekend of 14/15 April 2018.

The venue will be the Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill, Galway.

For general enquiries about the weekend contact Steve EI5DD.


Tickets for the Dinner on Saturday night 14th April, (7.30 for 8.00pm) cost €35 each (same as last year!) and are available from Steve EI5DD or any IRTS Committee Member.

Payment can be made by cheque or money order.

You may also RESERVE a ticket to be paid for on the night by sending an Email to AGM2018

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 - ****Talks start at 1400 sharp****

On the afternoon of Saturday the 14th there will be four workshop talks at the Galway Bay Hotel. 

Admission to all workshop talks is free and we do look forward to seeing you all in attendance.

   Planned Talks:

  • An introduction to Digital Radio – Steve Wright EI5DD & John Ronan EI7IG
  • The 7Q7EI expedition – Pat O'Connor EI9HX & Enda Broderick EI2II
  • FT8 – The Weak Signal Mode – Keith Wallace EI5KO
  • Having FUN in Space – Graham Shirville G3VZV


The Galway VHF Group rally will be on Sunday 15th in the Conference Hall located underneath the Hotel, with doors opening at 10.00am, entrance €5.  The Trade Show will be geared towards a Radio, Electronics, Hobbies and Crafts Show, so there should be something for everyone.

Trade tables are available at a fee

All the usual traders will be represented plus some new ones.

Traders [so far]

Galway VHF Group members will be available to help dealers load/unload equipment on Sunday.

Radio Club Promotional Tables

Free of Charge Tables are on offer to all clubs who wish to provide demonstrations or advertise their club/society.

Clubs make sure to book yours. Contact Steve EI5DD

Clubs [so far]

Bring & Buy Section

There will be a “communal” Bring & Buy Section in the Exhibition Hall.

Annual General Meeting

The IRTS AGM will start at 2pm on Sunday 15th; all paid up IRTS Members are welcome to attend.


Galway Bay Hotel, Salthill Galway

Corporate rate of €119 per single room per night (max 5 single rooms avaiable) includes breakfast.

Corporate rate of €63.75 pps per night for double/twin rooms includes breakfast

Please quote IRTS Weekend 14/15 April when booking!

Telephone Galway Bay Hotel +353 91 514 645.

For further details on the hotel please check out the Galway Bay Hotel website.

Alternatively, there are numerous B&Bs in Salthill which can be found using a Web search engine

Hotel Location

The Galway Bay Hotel is located on the Salthill Promenade, Galway.

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Updated 22 March 2018