On the 9th April three members of Tipperary Amateur Radio Group staged a field event to participate in the IRTS 2m Counties Contest under their callsign EI7T. Our original plan was to take the Argo out of hibernation and go up Slievenamon, but unluckily for us, the heather was being burned off the mountain all weekend, so we didn’t fancy calling CQ from an inferno. So Plan B was to go to an elevated site at Tommy’s QTH.
Pictured L to R: John Ronan EI7IG; Tommy Hallinan EI2IT; Seamus Ryan EI8EPB
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Below was taken just after the contest had ended, the day never really opened up, it stayed overcast and with a little nip in the wind, still a very pleasant day though. Two of the three of us forgot our ‘nosebag’ so we didn’t delay packing up and getting on our way, despite a scare of missing car keys (7IG’s) for a period, we were gone after 45 minutes.