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... http://www.irts.ie/cgi/showrules.cgi?hfc


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.