Sunday, 7 December 2014

Happy Christmas & A Happy New Year To
All Our Friends & Their Families
From Everyone In
The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Railways on the Air at Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford

South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be QRV as EI2WRC/P from the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford on Saturday & Sunday next the 27th and 28th of September.

This event will coincide with the Railways On The Air Weekend!

"Railways on the air (ROTA) weekend usually takes place every year on the weekend closest to the 27th September. This date celebrates the anniversary of the first steam powered passenger railway which took place on 27th September 1825 - the first passenger train ran on a line in the North East of England from Darlington to Stockton. Bishop Auckland Amateur Radio Clubcoordinates this event." .....

Activations from the Kilmeaden Railway station will be from approximately 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days.

Suggested frequencies for the weekend are; 

3650 kHz 
7120 kHz 
14.120 MHz 

Any SEARG members that would like to come and take part over the weekend are very welcome to do so. Please get in contact with Mark EI7IS via email or phone if you wish to come along. 

Thanks to Waterford and Suir Valley Railway for making this event possible. 

Kilkenny Motor Club - vintage show

A great day out was had recently at the Kilkenny Motor Club Vintage Show on the 31st of August last. We mounted a Buddipole antenna at 25 foot with great results on 40m. The weather was excellent and so were the band conditions.

Here are some photographs of the event.....






Friday, 18 July 2014

SEARG review of 2014

A look back at some of The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group's activities and events over the past few years. Thanks to everyone who makes The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group a great club.

Thursday, 17 July 2014

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group
will be QRV as EI2WRC/P from the
2014 Inistioge Vintage Rally held in Inistioge,
Co. Kilkenny on Sunday the 3rd Of August.

Monday, 7 July 2014

EI2WRC/P Promenade Festival 2014 Tramore, Co. Waterford

David EI6GVB

Icom IC7100

David EI6GVB, Martin EI2HIB, Mark EI7IS & Dennis EI2HSB

John EI7IG

John EI7JG & Dennis EI2HSB

Dennis EI2HSB & Sean EI2HZB

Jordan EI4HLB

John EI7IG, Jordan EI4HLB, Mark EI7IS, Martin EI2HIB,
Lisa EI9GSB with Junior Op Nathan, John EI3HQB & Mick EI9GGB

Noel EI5HIB, Mick EI9GGB & Mark EI7IS

David EI6GVB & Don EI8DJ

SEARG vice-chairman John EI3HQB presents a SEARG mug and key ring to
Jordan EI4HLB for his contribution to amateur radio and his achievements to date.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

New Licencee Holders

Congratulations to SEARG club members 
Joe Cluney EI5HKB, Noel O'Loughlin EI5HIB and Eoghan Kinane EI5HBB
who recently passed the HAREC exam.

Friday, 27 June 2014


The June meeting of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will take place in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford on Monday the 30th of June at 8.30 p.m. Please note the change of time from 8 to 8.30 pm. This meeting will be preceded by a committee at 8.00 p.m. sharp. New members and anyone interested in learning more about amateur radio are very welcome to attend.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014


Monday, 26 May 2014

EI2GEO Geopark 2014 in pictures

A selection of photographs from the EI2GEO activation from Tankardstown, Co. Waterford on the Copper Coast Geopark for European Geoparks week. It was great to have such a large number of radio operators from so many counties and it was nice to have so many visitors over the weekend. Thanks to everyone who participated, operated, helped out, visited over the weekend. Special thanks to Paula McCarthy, Geopark manager for not just making the site available to us, but for also participating in the event!

Sunday, 18 May 2014

EI2WRC - IRTS 40m Counties Contest

EI2WRC will be active today for the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) 40 metres Counties Contest today Sunday 18 May from 12:00 to 15:00 UTC (13:00 to 16:00 LOC).

Operators are David (EI6GVB) and Mark (EI7IS) and the QTH is Waterford City.

Rules and Information here...

Friday, 16 May 2014

Geopark 2014 - EI2GEO

We will for the 7th consecutive year take part in the Geoparks Communications weekend which takes place over the weekend of 24th & 25th May 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 will be QRV from geoparks around the world.

SEARG will be QRV as EI2GEO from the Copper Coast Geopark in Co. Waterford. As the Geopark event is not a contest, operation tends to be relaxed with ample time and an ideal location to experiment with antennas. There is also a strong social aspect to the event with barbecue and drinks on the Saturday night. Activity will be mainly on HF (SSB and CW). SEARG would like to thank Paula McCarthy manager of Copper Coast Geopark Centre for making this excellent site available to us over the past number of years.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

EI2EEN final transmissions from IMMA, Dublin

The final CW transmission from the EI2EEN station at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Kilmainham, Dublin was made on Saturday 5th April 2014.

The station had been transmitting a special poem in CW for the Remembering Gray exhibition by Irish artist Sarah Browne on specific Saturdays since October 2013. 

A lot of CW QSO’s were logged during the event SEARG would like to thank the following people for making the EI2EEN station such a success. Artist Sarah Browne who’s idea it was to have the CW transmissions. Marguerite O’Molloy and Nuria Carballeira from the Irish Museum Of Modern Art for their hospitality and patience with the setting up and running of the station. Tom McGrath EI7HT, the members of the South Dublin Radio club for all their assistance throughout the project. Thanks to Mark Wall for all his time operating the EI2EEN station and David Gainda EI6GVB for loaning his equipment. Thanks also to David Gainda EI6GVB, Dennis Drennan EI2HSB and Seany Byrne EI2HZB for all their help in putting the station together and erecting the antennas. Thanks to John Ketch EI2GN for his brilliant photographs of the station in operation.