Tuesday, 29 January 2013

AGM 2013

The Annual General Meeting of South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Monday 25th February 2013 in the usual venue of Roanmore GAA Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford.

Members are asked to attend where possible and as always visitors and new members are very welcome. (Note: Only members may vote)

Please note that subscriptions are now due for 2013 and the AGM will be an ideal opportunity to pay them. Membership costs 30 Euro (20 Euro for students, unemployed and those in receipt of a pension). The AGM will also present an opportunity to discuss plans / ideas for activities over the coming year. For the most up-to-date SEARG events calendar, click here!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Calendar of Events - 2013

SEARG Upcoming Events in 2013

This calendar will be updated and new events added on a regular basis as we proceed through the year. If you are planning an event for SEARG, whether it be a large-scale portable or contest operation or a small informal net, let us know and we'll include it on the calendar.

01 Jan 14:00 - 17:00 UTC EI2WRC/P IRTS 80m Counties Contest Waterford City EI2HSB, EI3HDB, EI8BLB also participated from Co. Kilkenny! Complete
28 Jan 20:30 local January General Meeting Roanmore Centre, Waterford Complete
25 Feb 20:00 Annual General Meeting Roanmore Centre, Waterford All members are asked to attend and visitors are welcome. Complete
29 May 20:00
Demo - Homebrew Traps & BalunsRoanmore Centre, Waterford Talk and Demo by Mike, EI7GH
24/25 May 09:00 EI2GEO Geopark Activation Copper Coast Geopark, Tankardstown (Bunmahon), Co. Waterford EI2GEO activation
Wed 19 Jun
Wed 26 Jun
Mon 01 Jul
19:00 local
Theory Refresher Course Roanmore Centre, Waterford
22/23 Jun10:00 onwardsEI2WRC/PCASHOTA
activation EI023/C
Kells Priory, KilkennyCASHOTA ref: # EI023/C 
(WAI S44, Kilkenny)
23 Jun15:00 - 18:00 localEI2WRC/PIRTS 80m Counties ContestKells Priory, KilkennyWAI S44, Kilkenny

28 Jul11:00 localEI2WRCButlerstown Vintage RallyButlerstown, Co. Waterford
04 Aug11:00 localEI2WRC/PInistioge Vintage RallyInistioge, Co. Kilkenny
6/7 Sep11:00 - 16:00 localEI2WRC/PWaterford & Suir Valley Railway Kilmeaden, Co. WaterfordKilmeaden Village Vintage FestivalComplete
13/14 Sep12:00 localEI2WRC/PCASHOTA activation EI023/SHLoftus Hall, Co. WexfordCASHOTA ref: # EI025/SH
(WAI S70, Wexford)
Irelands most haunted house ;-)
11 Oct to year end12:00 local approxEI2EENIrish Museum of Modern ArtKilmainham, Dublin
23 Nov00:00 (24 hrs)EI13CLANIRTS GatheringVarious locations - South East
22 Dec19:00
SEARG Christmas PartyImperial Garden, Cork Rd., Waterford

Summary of SEARG activities in 2012;

* EI2DBR Repeater installed and commissioned on Devils Bit, Co. Tipperary (April)
* IRTS 2m Counties Contest (April)
* EI2GEO - Copper Coast Geopark Activation for European Geoparks Week (May)
* IRTS 80m Counties Contest (June)
* Butlerstown Vintage Show, Orchardstown, Co. Waterford (June)
* Theory Classes (June to October)
* Inistioge Vintage Show, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny (August)
* IVETA Vintage Show, Co. Cavan (October)
* SEARG HF Net (November)
* Christmas Get-Together in Kilkenny (December)
* Donation of Weather Station to WLR/Lions Club Hamper Appeal (donated by a club member) - Lot No. 91330

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

EI2WRC in IRTS Counties Contest

EI2WRC was QRV from Waterford City for the IRTS 80 metre Counties Contest on Tuesday 1st January 2013 (1400 - 1700 UTC). Operators were David (EI6GVB) and Mark (EI7IS).

We worked 33 QSOs in 16 counties for a claimed score of 1984 points (pending verification).

Locator: IO62kf (Waterford City), WAI: S51.

Contest rules available here... http://www.irts.ie/cgi/showrules.cgi?80m

Thanks to everyone that worked us on our first activity for 2013 and good luck with the results. (Remember, logs must be submitted to the contest manager by 15 January).

Other SEARG members were also active for the contest on 1st January. These were;

EI8BLB, South Kilkenny. Operated by John EI7IG, Liam EI8BLB and John EI8JA. The station totalled 93 QSOs with 23 Counties for a calculated score of 6348 points (pending verification).

EI2HSB, Kilkenny. Operated by Dennis from just outside Kilkenny City. Totalled 25 counties and over 90 QSOs. Dennis worked 90 QSOs in 22 counties with a claimed score of 6226 points!

EI3HDB, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford. Operated by Alan. Worked 22 counties (mostly coastal counties) and 48 QSOs.