This is a reminder that the next IRTS Committee meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 5th at 8 p.m. on the Zoom platform. All IRTS affiliated clubs are reminded that under Rule 16.1, the members in each affiliated club, society or other body may elect a representative and an alternate annually to attend IRTS Committee meetings. Clubs wishing to send a representative should notify the IRTS Secretary, Owen EI4GGB at irts_secretary /at/ irts.ie.
As in previous years, the IRTS News Team will be taking a small break over the Christmas period. The last 40m and 80m IRTS news bulletins for 2023 will be transmitted on Sunday, December 17th. There will be no news bulletins on either Sunday December 24th or Sunday, December 31st. Normal bulletins will resume on Sunday, January 7th, 2024.
The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be held at The Princess Bar, Irishtown Upper, Clonmel, Co Tipperary on Wednesday the 6th of December 2023 at 8 p.m. The Eircode for this venue is E91 PW90. The meeting is open to all and Short Wave Listeners are in particular very welcome to attend. For more information about Tipperary Amateur Radio Group, visit their group website at www.ei7trg.ie
This year's South Dublin Radio Club Christmas Party will take place on Tuesday the 12th of December 2023 at 8 p.m. The venue will be the "The Morgue" pub in Templeogue Village, Dublin. Members of other clubs and visitors are as usual very welcome to this social event. Limited free food will be available for paid-up members and visitors can choose from the bar menu until 9 p.m. The club will then break for Christmas and return on January 9th, 2024.
North Dublin Radio Club report that their Christmas party will take place on Saturday December 16th in the Coachman's Inn near Dublin Airport. It will start at 8 p.m. If you'd like to come along and celebrate with them, please contact Tony EI6K on 086 298 5776 to express your interest. The deadline has been extended to December 6th.
Shannon Basin Radio Club wish to remind everyone that Santa is taking time out from his busy schedule to have some QSOs with junior ops on Saturday December 9th. He will be QRV calling as Echo Icicle Two Santa Before Christmas (EI2SBC) via the club's repeater from 5 p.m. local time onwards. Junior ops are welcome to have a QSO with Santa in his home QTH. It will be an opportunity to confirm you're on his good list. The EI2SBR repeater located on Sliabh Bán in Roscommon has an output frequency of 145.775 MHz and uses a 77Hz CTCSS tone. For details on setting up a sked with the big man himself, visit www.sbrc.ie/christmas
Continuing with Shannon Basin Radio Club, they announce that their 2023 AGM will take place on Friday December 8th. The venue is Hannon's Hotel just outside Roscommon town and the Eircode is F42 PH33. The meeting will commence at 8 p.m. sharp. All are welcome including newly licenced, SWLs, and anyone with an interest in radio in general. If planning to attend, the club would appreciate an email to admin /at/ sbrc.ie so they can update the hotel catering team.
The Electronic and Computing division of Engineers Ireland is delighted to welcome IRTS President and engineer Enda Broderick EI2II to Clyde Road in Dublin 4. Enda will deliver a lecture titled "From Signals to Solutions: Amateur Radio's impact on the Future of Engineering & Science, Technology Engineering, Art, and Maths (referred to as STEAM)". They hope to be joined by the engineering community, amateur radio experimenters and all interested members of the public.
Enda will explore how the modern version of amateur radio can impact the interest of future generations to look at engineering differently. The hobby has all the elements associated with STEAM and can be used to develop a creative and fun environment to develop within.
It will take place at 7 p.m. on Wednesday December 6th, 2023, at 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 and online via the Zoom platform. Please note, that this will be a hybrid event and advance booking is required. Further details are available at www.engineersireland.ie/Events
That is the news for this week. Items for inclusion in next week's radio news can be submitted by email to newsteam /at/ irts.ie for automatic forwarding to both the radio and printed news services. The deadline is midnight on Thursday.