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Who we are...


 
 
 The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group EI2WRC is a non-profit organisation based in Waterford city in the South-East of Ireland which caters for those with an interest in amateur radio. We currently have members in Counties Carlow, Kilkenny, Waterford, Wexford & many other counties beyond the South-East with interests in a wide range of aspects of amateur radio including SSB, CW, Satellite Operation, VHF, Digital Modes, Foxhunts, Repeaters and SWL (Short Wave Listening). We have often being referred to as "Ireland's biggest & most active radio club" For more information about us and what we do you can download our information sheet here.










Membership...

Membership of South Eastern Amateur Radio Group is open to anyone with an interest in radio. Membership costs just €30 per year and concessionary membership (for unemployed, students & pensioners) costs €20 per year. Family membership is also available for €50. Membership runs from 1st January to 31st December. Membership fees go towards the running of the club (special event call signs etc). If you would like to join SEARG, simply download an application form here, complete and return it, along with the appropriate fee to our Treasurer, or any committee member listed on our Committee and Roles Page. You can also join or make a donation via our online membership/donations page here.
















Events... 

Every year the group participate in a large number of events where we showcase to the public what is involved in amateur radio. We try to promote the hobby and get more people interested by doing these events. Our yearly events include Geoparks Weekend, Railways On The Air Weekend and Lighthouses On The Air Weekend. Club members do also take part in several "radio foxhunts" throughout the year from various locations throughout the south-east. A radio foxhunt is where one or several small radio transmitters "foxs" are hidden by one member and using handheld receivers and various equipment the other members try to find the hidden transmitters.

These events, particularly the overnight ones, tend to be social occasions as much as technical exercises and apart from the transmitters, generators, antennas and camping equipment that are brought on site, barbeque equipment, food and beer are brought along also! The group also participates in many of the yearly IRTS contests from various locations around the South-East. These competitions provide an ideal opportunity for club members to test out equipment and have some good fun trying to beat other contestants!

For more detailed information on our latest activities or events visit or Latest News Page. To view future planned events for 2021, you can download our 2021 Events Calendar here. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic all events for 2021 will be based upon the situation and restrictions in place at the time. Please check our social media and IRTS news bulletins for up to date information. To view previous events we have taking part in please click here.






Affiliations...


 
 
 
 
The group is affiliated to the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, the national society for Ireland of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).











IRTS Weekly News... 

Members of the group transmit the weekly IRTS radio news bulletin at 8.00 p.m. (local time) every Tuesday via the Southern Ireland Repeater Network, DMR Talkgroup 27240, EchoLink Node 225431, IRLP Node 5883 and also on the Southern Ireland Repeater Network channel on the Zello app. Reports are always welcome via the call-in directly after the news broadcast and SWL reports can be sent to the news reader. The news readers number will be given out at various times throughout the bulletin.

















Theory Classes... 

The club runs theory classes covering the HAREC syllabus for anyone who wishes to get an EI callsign from time to time once sufficient interest is in place. Theory courses only happen if enough people express interest in them so if you or someone you know might be considering studying for the HAREC exam please get in touch with any of the committee members so we can add your name to a list of people possibly interested in doing a theory course with us in the future.



















Meetings... 

Our meetings take place in Roanmore Social and Sports Centre, Cleaboy Road, Waterford (Eircode X91 EC92) at 8.00 p.m. on the last Monday of each month (as required). We do not have meetings on Bank Holidays. Check our latest news page, Facebook and weekly IRTS news bulletins for up to date information about meetings. Our committee meetings take place at the same location on an as-needed basis. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic no meetings are taking place at present.






















More Info... 

 

 

If you would like to find out more, please feel free to come along to any of our general meetings, talks or events. Meetings are normally held in Waterford while events may be held in various locations around Ireland.You can email us by going to the Contact Us page. Check our news pages, Twitter feed, Facebook page and IRTS news bulletins for information on upcoming meetings and events.