Monday, 31 August 2015

EI2WRC/p at Ardattin Village Fair

Some photographs of the EI2WRC/p activation at the Ardattin Village Fair, Co. Carlow on Sunday 30 August 2015. The station operated on HF and between 2 and 4 p.m. took part in the IRTS 2m Counties Contest.




Saturday, 29 August 2015

New QSL Manager

NEW QSL MANAGER

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group (EI2WRC) are pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Buckley EI3HDB as the QSL manager for the club. All QSL's for SEARG activations can be forwarded to Alan via his address listed on QRZ.com The club would like to thank Alan for taking on this job and we wish him the best of luck in taking care of our QSL's


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

18th International Lighhouse & Lighships Weekend 15th/16th August 2015



HOOK HEAD LIGHTHOUSE ACTIVATION 2015
REPORT BY ALAN BUCKLEY EI3HDB
Once again The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group (SEARG) had the great pleasure of activating EI2WRC/P at Hook Lighthouse in County Wexford Ref # IE0003 for the 18th International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend which took place over the 15th & 16th August







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 http://hookheritage.ie/


Last year we operated from inside the watchtower, however  this year because of our increased number of operators, we decided to operate just outside the lighthouse property so as not to disrupt the visitors centre at the lighthouse.(also for safety)

David EI6GVB landed at the lighthouse with his caravan on Friday night. He got the radio and main antenna set up and was testing on air a short time after, ALL stations were running on battery power only with some solar panels that were trickle charging the night battery which ran the lights in the caravan. Alan EI3HDB was the next in site at around 9:00am, during the day more operators from SEARG arrived, Martin, Sean, Eoghan, Kieran, Eamonn, John, Mark and some family members all joined the team throughout the day. Band conditions were variable with 40m being the band seeing the most activity at first and 20m a little later on.


We had 3 stations on air, the main station was the caravan which had a Yaesu FT897 and nested dipole, next we had the 2m station a Yaesu FT857D which worked mostly local stations (EI) then we had the outside tent station (Mark EI7IS) with his battery powered FT897 and buddypole which Mark done some CW with during
the weekend





We had contacts from far and wide and wish to thank everyone who took the time to call our station it was a pleasure to work you all. All going well, we hope to activate the Hook lighthouse next year again, not only is it a fantastic location, but also a very historic one also, it being the oldest intact operational lighthouse in the World.

 



Sunday, 9 August 2015

HAREC EXAM THEORY COURSE

 
ARE YOU LOOKING TO SIT THE HAREC EXAM????
 

 
 
The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group are pleased to announce that they are looking at the possibility of running a theory course for the Harec exam. Depending on numbers interested we would hope to start the course in September/October 2015.
For any individual that’s interested or if you know someone
that wishes to do the course with a view to sitting the exam
please get in touch with Mark EI7IS or Sean EI2HZB

 
 
 

Monday, 3 August 2015

EI2WRC/p on air from Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

 EI2WRC/p is currently on air from the Nenagh Agricultural Show in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Activity is mainly on 40, 20 and 2m.

Please feel free to give John a call if you hear him.

73 de SEARG :)

John EI5HDB on air From Nenagh show


Sunday, 2 August 2015

EI2WRC/p at Nenagh Agricultural Show

Thanks to everyone who visited or helped out at the Inistioge Vintage Show today (Sun 2 Aug 2015).

EI2WRC/p will be active again tomorrow (Monday 3 August 2015) from the Nenagh Agricultural Show in Co. Tipperary. Activity will be mainly on 40 and 20m SSB and possibly some activity on 2m.