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2020 AGM Report

 
The 2020 AGM of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group took place on Monday the 24th of February 2020 at 8pm in the Roanmore Centre, Cleaboy Rd, Waterford. Club Chairman John EI3HQB welcomed the large crowd for attending. John then went on to give a report on the highly successful year that 2019 had being for the club. John listed the 26 activations that the club took part in throughout 2019 including the regular Geopark Weekend, Lighthouse on the air and the Railways on the Air weekend. He also noted some of the new activation's that the club took part in.



 
John thanked all the members for supporting events throughout the year and looked forward to 2020 been even busier with all the usual events and some new events already being planned including the club hosting the 88th annual IRTS Weekend in April. Club treasurer Ray EI6HFB gave a report on the finances of the club for the 2019 year noting that 2019 had been a highly successful year financially and that club finances are in a healthy position. Ray also noted that membership was at an all-time high with over 50 members at present.






Chairman John EI3HQB then thanked the outgoing committee members for all their hard work over the previous two years and the following committee was then deemed elected for 2020 from all those present Chairman Mark Kilmartin EI4FNB, Vice Chairman Wayne Lewis EI7HKB, Secretary John Tubbritt EI3HQB ,Treasurer Sue McCormick SWL, Public Relations Officer Sean Byrne EI2HZB, Club Officer 1 John Ronan EI7IG, Club Officer 2 Eoghan Kinane EI5HBB & Club Officer 3 Roger Greengrass EI8KN
Posted by EI2WRC Tuesday 25 February 2020 at 08:15



International Marconi Day 2020







The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be QRV as EI2WRC/P from Tramore on Saturday April 25th as an official International Marconi Day station for International Marconi Day. Guglielmo Marconi often stayed in Tramore as a child and then later as an adult while having breaks while working on his radio experiments on the west coast of Ireland. Marconi's mother was a sister of a Mrs. Cookman who resided at Bayview, The Cove, Tramore. Massive thanks to John EI3HQB for his work in researching and registering the club for the event
 Posted by EI2WRC Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 22:20







Annual General Meeting 2020

The 2020 Annual General Meeting of The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will take place at 8.00 p.m. sharp on Monday the 24th of February 2020 in the Roanmore Social & Sports Club, Cleaboy Road, Waterford. All members are asked to please attend, and as always new members are very welcome also.
Posted by EI2WRC Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 18:30


January Meeting Report

Close on 30 club members attended the January meeting of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group which was held on Monday the 27th of January in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford at 8:00 p.m. Special guests on the night were IRTS President Jim Holohan EI4HH and Vice-President Pat O'Connor EI9HX. Club Chairman John EI3HQB opened the meeting and welcomed both Jim and Pat to the club meeting. Jim then went on to address the members with a few words about the everyday running of the society. He thanked the club members for the massive amount of stuff they do each year to help the society and the hobby in Ireland.


 
He paid particular attention to the club’s hosting of the IRTS AGM in Kilkenny in 2015 saying it was probably the best run IRTS AGM event he had ever attended. Following on from Jim, Pat EI9HX said a few words and said he was both amazed and delighted to see such a large attendance at a club meeting. Pat also spoke about ways to try and encourage more people into the hobby. John EI3HQB then gave a report on the club’s events for 2019. The 2020 events schedule was then discussed by Sean EI2HZB. The formal side of the meeting was then finished off by Ray EI6HFB with an update of how things are going for the AGM weekend in April.



Following the formal side of the meeting there was a questions and answers session with many topics and ideas being talked about. The club then made a small presentation to both Jim and Pat and the meeting concluded. Everyone at EI2WRC would like to thank both Jim EI4HH and Pat EI9HX for taking the time to come down and visit us for the meeting. We hope you enjoyed your visit and we look forward to welcoming you both back soon again. The next club meeting will be our AGM on February 24th at 8:00 p.m.
Posted by EI2WRC Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 11:30




January Meeting 2020
The January meeting of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will take place on Monday the 27th of January in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford at 8:00 p.m. sharp. A club committee meeting will be held before the main meeting at 7:00 p.m. IRTS President Jim Holohan EI4HH and Vice-President Pat O'Connor EI9HX will be in attendance at our main meeting. All club members are asked to attend, and new members are as always very welcome also.
Posted by EI2WRC Monday 06 January 2020 at 10:30



Christmas Party 2019
Club members enjoyed a great night at the annual SEARG Christmas party which was held on Saturday the 14th of December. The venue this year was the Woodford Dolmen Hotel Carlow which will be the venue of the IRTS 88th Annual Weekend in 2020. Club members enjoyed a lovely meal a few drinks and the whole crowd enjoyed the entertainment of the SEARG "Turkey, Chef and Santa" aka club members Edwin, Alex and Wayne. A great round off to a great year at the club. Massive thanks to Wayne EI7HKB for arranging the 2019 party.
Posted by EI2WRC Sunday 15 December 2019 at 13:30


2020 Events Calendar
Our 2020 Events Calendar is now available to view and download from here
Posted by EI2WRC Sunday 08 December 2019 at 18:15


December & January Meetings
There will be no December meeting of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group. Our next meeting will be on Monday the 27th January 2020 in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford at 8.00 p.m. sharp. IRTS President Jim Holohan EI4HH and Vice-President Pat O’Connor EI9HX will be in attendance. All members are please asked to attend. As always new members are very welcome to attend also.
Posted by EI2WRC Monday 02 December 2019 at 15:00


November Club Meeting
Club members enjoyed a fun table quiz night at the November meeting on Monday the 26th November. Quiz master Roger EI8KN put the members present through their paces with a fun and interesting quiz. The questions proved to be tough at times and others were a bit easier! The club would like to thank Roger for his hard work in arranging and running the quiz.
Posted by EI2WRC Tuesday 27 November 2019 at 09:45



November Club Meeting
The November meeting of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will take place on Monday the 25th of November 2019 in the Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford at 8.00 p.m. sharp. At this meeting, Roger EI8KN will be presenting a prize quiz. So you may wish to brush up on all things amateur radio! As this will be the last club meeting for 2019 all members are please asked to attend. As always new members are very welcome to attend also.
Posted by EI2WRC Friday 13 November 2019 at 10:45


Soldering Class Video


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.
Posted by EI2WRC Sunday 27 October 2019 at 13:30


Soldering Class
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.

Posted by EI2WRC Sunday 27 October 2019 at 13:30


October Club Meeting
There will be October meeting of the club as Monday the 28th is a Bank Holiday. The next meeting will be our November meeting (25th November).
Posted by EI2WRC Monday 21 October 2019 at 13:30