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." ..... http://rota.barac.org.uk/
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;
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.
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.
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.
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!
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... http://www.irts.ie/cgi/showrules.cgi?hfc
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.
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.