Monday, 9 December 2019

EI7GL....A diary of amateur radio activity: Australian 70cms digital record extended to 2,806 ...

EI7GL....A diary of amateur radio activity: Australian 70cms digital record extended to 2,806 ...: Early on the morning of the 5th of December 2019, there was a remarkable tropo contact between Leigh, VK2KRR and Peter, VK6KXW on 70cms ...

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Soldering Workshop

A short video of the Soldering Workshop prepared and presented by Keith EI5KJ which took place in the Ballybeg Community Centre Waterford 26/10/2019

Saturday, 26 October 2019

Soldering Workshop

Keith EI5KJ busy with calculations 
The club held a very successful soldering workshop on Saturday the 26yh of October in the Ballybeg Community Centre. The workshop was broken up into a number of sections firstly equipment and method of use, and then into building on to a board firstly an AM radio and procedure and soldering components into place with special attention to dissipating the head from the soldering iron via heat sink to protect the components.

The class then went on to building an amplifier for the radio which involved an IC chip and again the method of fitting an IC holder to the circuit board and then soldering the various components from the IC pins to various areas in the board.

Finally, one of the built boards was tested and sounding excellent. Well done to all who attended and supported the day and we look forward to the next event. A special word of thanks to Keith EI5KJ for all his hard work in preparing and doing the workshop.

Monday, 21 October 2019

October Meeting

There will be October meeting of the club as Monday the 28th is a Bank Holiday. The next meeting will be our November one (25th November).

JOTA 2019 Review

A great day was had by all at the JOTA 2019 event which EI2WRC ran in association with the 35th Copper Coast Scout Group from their scout den in Annestown, Co. Waterford on the 19th of October. The scouts took part in learning some basics of electronics, Morse code and the phonetic alphabet. They also seen some SSTV being received and they spoke to other JOTA stations around the world. EI2WRC would like to thank all involved with the Copper Coast Scout Group for taking part. We hope we can do lots more JOTA activations with you all in the future.

Friday, 18 October 2019

JOTA 2019

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be QRV as EI2WRC/P from Annestown, Co Waterford at the 35th Copper Coast Scout Group on Saturday 19 Oct for the 2019 JOTA weekend. We will be QRV from 12 noon on-wards all members are asked if they have some free time Saturday to call out to the scout group’s HQ and give your support.

Monday, 14 October 2019


The 88th Irish Radio Transmitters Society AGM weekend will by hosted by the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group over the weekend of the 18th & 19th April 2020. The venue will be the Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow. For more details please see our dedicated AGM 2020 page here

Friday, 20 September 2019

September Club Meeting

The September meeting of the group will take place on Monday the 30th of September 2019 at 8pm sharp in the Roanmore Social & Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford. New members are as always very welcome to come along on the night.

Monday, 16 September 2019

Railways On The Air 2019

Kilmeadan Railway Station
Another activation for Ireland’s most active radio group! The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be QRV as EI2WSVR from The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway station Kilmeaden Co. Waterford on Saturday & Sunday the 21st & 22nd of September. This is to coincide with the Railways On the Air Weekend. EI2WSVR will be the only station active with an EI prefix for the event.

The Waterford and Suir Valley Railway Company is a community heritage project. The project has enabled the magic of rails golden age to be brought to life in Kilmeaden. A heritage narrow gauge railway runs along 17 kilometres of the abandoned Waterford to Dungarvan line.

The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group would like to thank the manager Maria Kyte and all the staff of The Waterford & Suir Valley Railway for all their help and allowing us access to do this event each year. For more information on the Waterford and Suir Valley Railway Company please see and for more information on the Railways On the Air Weekend please see

Thursday, 12 September 2019

IRTS SSB Field Day

Mark EI4FNB & Wayne EI7HKB get to grips with a PL259
Members of the club participated in the IRTS SSB Field Day which took place over the weekend of the 7th & 8th September 2019. The location was Co. Carlow. A great weekend was had by all and many contacts were made during the 24-hour event.

The club would like to thank Sean EI2HZB and his partner Shirley for the warm welcome that all those who attended received. A special thanks to the groups own MasterChef Wayne EI7HKB for his by now legendary breakfast on the Sunday morning.

The club's next activation will be the Railways On The Air Event which takes place over the weekend of the 21st & 22nd of September from the Waterford & Suir Valley Railway, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford.