Stations in regular operation by SEARG
This page contains information about regular events / stations run by South Eastern Amateur Radio Group.
Geopark - EI2GEO
Copper Coast European Geopark - Co. Waterford / last weekend in May
South Eastern Amateur Radio Group QRV each year since 2007 during the last weekend of May EI2GEO as part of the Geoparks Communications weekend to coincide with European Geoparks week. The event is co-ordinated by Martin G3VOF of the Riviera Amateur Radio Club and awards are available for working Geopark stations including the main station GB6GEO. Although most activity is in Europe, a number of stations are regularly QRV from geoparks around the world.
As the Geopark event is not a contest, operation tends to be relaxed providing ample time and an ideal location to experiment with antennas. There is a strong social aspect to the event with a gourmet barbecue and drinks around the campfire on the Saturday of the event.
SEARG would like to thank Paula McCarthy from the Copper Coast Geopark management for making this excellent site available to us over the past number of years. The annual Geopark communications weekend is co-ordinated from GB6GEO at Kents Cavern in Torquay, in the heart of the English Riviera Global Geopark and numerous stations operated from various Geoparks throughout the world. QRZ.com info - EI2GEO
Geoparks are areas recognised by UNESCO to have exceptional geological heritage. There are 42 in 16 European countries, but only two of these are in Ireland.
Inistioge Vintage Motor Rally - EI2WRC/p
Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny / August
For the past number of years, SEARG has operated a station from the Inistioge Vintage Motor Rally. Operation is normally on 40m.
International Lighthouse/LightShips Weekend (ILLW) - EI2WRC/p
Hook Lighthouse, Co. Wexford / August
Since 2014, SEARG has operated a station from Hook Lighthouse in Co. Wexford (Ref: IE0003) as part of ILLW. Activity is on HF and VHF.
Hook Lighthouse is the World’s oldest intact working lighthouse and is situated at the tip of the Hook peninsula in County Wexford, in the southeast of Ireland. More details can be found at hookheritage.ie
Railways on the Air (ROTA)
W&SVR - Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford / September
Since 2014, SEARG has operated a station from the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway in Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford.
The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway Company is a community heritage project. The project has enabled the magic of the railways golden age to be brought to life in Kilmeaden. A heritage narrow gauge railway runs along 17 kilometres of the abandoned Waterford to Dungarvan line with spectacular views. The railway is currently operated by a volunteer crew.