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IRTS Radio News Bulletin Sunday June 29th 2003

Fingal Radio Club

Fingal Radio Club will be running a mini bus to Telford for their forthcoming Rally on Sunday the 31st of August 2003. The club will leave Dublin on Saturday the 30th and travel to Holyhead and then on to Brosley where they will stay overnight. The following morning after breakfast the group will head to the venue for the rally at RAF Cosford where the rally is being held. The stalls are set out amongst the planes including World War 2 bombers and more modern commercial passenger jets. The group will return to Dublin later that evening arriving in Dublin Port at approximately 10.30 p.m. The all in cost including all transfers evening meal, breakfast and entry to the show will be 170 euro based on 10 travelling. If more travel (there is a maximum allowance for 14) the cost will be lower. If you are interested please call Liam EI3HK on 01-8316266 or mobile 087-2521542.

Shannon Basin Radio Club

Shannon Basin Radio Club will hold a meeting in The Royal Hotel, Roscommon Town on Wednesday next, July the 2nd at 8.30 p.m.

South Dublin Radio Club

At the South Dublin Radio Club meeting to be held at 8 p.m. on Tuesday July the 1st a sale will take place of the equipment of the late Dr. John Kearns EI8DE. John who died in 1999 was a DXer of note who had a particular interest in Satellite operation. His equipment is all in excellent condition and many items come complete with manuals, etc. The items for sale will all carry realistic price tags and will not be auctioned.

A list of the items available in the sale may be found on the SDR web site Additional items may be added to the list before July the 1st. The sale items include rigs, amplifiers, transverters, power supplies and many other pieces of equipment normally found in the well-equipped shack. The club will suspend normal operations for the evening to concentrate on the sale. All are welcome to attend this important event.

Tipperary Amateur Radio Group

The next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will take place in Raheen House Hotel Clonmel on Thursday the 3rd of July 2003.


A number of radio experimenters provided emergency communications cover for the Lug Walk, which took place on Saturday the 21st of June last. The Lug Walk is a 50 kilometre walk that starts in the outskirts of Dublin and finishes in the Glen of Imaal. 117 walkers took part, most of whom finished, helped by good dry conditions. There were no major incidents to handle, but the radio cover allowed the checkpoint crews to keep track of progress, to pass on details of the walkers who dropped out at individual checkpoints and confirm that all participants were properly accounted for.

The AREN NET operates in Cork on the first Tuesday of each month on 145.525 MHz and on 7.043 MHz plus or minus at 2130 hrs local time. Operators who are interested in joining AREN are invited to contact John Ketch, EI2GN at the Irish Radio Transmitters Society.

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

The next committee meeting of the club will take place at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday the 2nd of July 2003 in the usual venue of Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford. Committee members are requested to attend.

DX News

SM0DTK/1 is QRV from Gotland, which counts as EU-020 for the IOTA awards programme. SM0DTK/1 is operational until the 18th of July.

E21EIC is QRV as XW1IC from Laos until the 27th of June. Operation is mainly on 6 metres.

Items for inclusion in next weeks Radio News should be forwarded Mark Wall EI7IS. He can be contacted on 087-6302026. News can also be submitted via e-mail to for automatic forwarding to both the radio and printed news services.