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October Meeting

The next meeting of the group will take place in The Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Thursday 18th October at 8.30pm. New members or anyone interested in amateur radio are very welcome.

For anyone who wishes to find out more about the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group and its activities you can come along to any of their meetings, or contact club PRO Ronan EI4KN at QTHR for further information.

HF SSB Field Day

On the 1st & 2nd of September Tipperary Amateur Radio Group were QRV at Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny for the 24 hour HF SSB Field Day. The station was manned by Paul EI3ENB, Tommy EI2IT, Hugh EI2HI, Ronan EI4KN, Francis EI5GOB, John EI7IG, Andy EI5JF, Brian Kelly SWL & Jim O’Brien SWL. An enjoyable weekend was had by all and thanks to Martin EI2HIB and Michael EI9GGB for taking their time to visit the station.

August Meeting

The next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will take place in The Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Thursday 23rd August at 8.30pm. Plans will be finalized for the HF SSB Field Day taking place on the 1st September and all those taking part are requested to attend. New members or anyone interested in amateur radio are very welcome.

For anyone who wishes to find out more about the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group and its activities you can come along to any of their meetings or contact club PRO Ronan EI4KN at QTHR for further information.

June Meeting

The next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will take place in The Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Thursday 28th June at 8.30pm. Preparation will be made for participation in events taking place over the summer months. New members or anyone interested in Amateur Radio are very welcome to attend.

For anyone who wishes to find out more about the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group and its activities you can come along to any of their meetings or contact club PRO Ronan EI4KN at QTHR for further information.

May Meeting

The next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will take place in Thursday next, 3rd May at 20:30 in the Clonmel Park Hotel. Plans will be finalised for events taking place over the summer months. New members or anyone interested in amateur radio are very welcome to attend.

For anyone who wishes to find out more about the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group and its activities you can come along to any of their meetings, or contact club PRO Ronan, EI4KN at QTHR for further information.

EI7T on the air for CQ WW WPX

Olivier ON4EI, is back again in Ireland from 18th to 28th March 2018 to operate during the CQ WPX SSB contest. He will be using EI7T for the duration of the contest.

Olivier is running contests in Low Power/Single Op SSB category using mainly green energy with his temporary ‘Field Day like’ antenna park setup.

  • Inverted L 16m V/24m H monopole for 160 & 80m + 32 radials.
  • Inverted V dipole for 160-80m-40m bands.
  • 80m long beverage RX antenna East-West directional.
  • Spiderbeam & Mosley TA33Jr antennas for 20/15/10m bands.
  • Transceivers: 2 x Elecraft K3 + P3 SO2R 100W.
  • 500Ah battery bank + 180W solar panel and 400W wind generator.

You can follow this one-man expedition on qrz.com or meet him on the air.

 

February Meeting

The clubs first meeting of the year will take place Thursday next, February 22nd at  The Clonmel Park Hotel. New members or anyone interested in amateur radio are very welcome to attend.

For anyone who wishes to find out more about the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group and its activities you can come along to any of their meetings, or contact club PRO Ronan, EI4KN at QTHR for further information.

2017 Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 14th December, members of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group met at The Clonmel Park Hotel in for their Annual General Meeting. This was a well attended meeting with group members travelling from Counties Kilkenny, Waterford, and Cork joining their Tipperary colleagues. Hugh EI2HI chaired this very productive meeting with John EI7IG reading the minutes from last years AGM.

The group treasurer Thomas EI2IT reported a healthy financial situation. A review of the year and the group activities was then discussed at length.

The new incoming committee was then elected and it was agreed that the venue for all group meetings in 2017 will continue to be held at The Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel, Co Tipperary. Paul EI3ENB will continue as the Group QSL Manager and Seamus EI8EPB as Group Technical Advisor. The meeting concluded at 11pm when Hugh EI2HI thanked all for their input and attendance.

The new committee was elected as follows:-

  • Chairman- Hugh O’Donnell EI2HI
  • Vice Chairman – Andy Jay EI5JF
  • Secretary – John Ronan EI7IG
  • Treasurer – Thomas Hallinan EI2IT
  • Group PRO – Ronan Daly EI4KN

2017 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be held at The Park Hotel, Clonmel on Thursday 14th December at 8pm.

This is the most important meeting of the calendar year and all group members are requested to attend. Short Wave Listeners are in particular very welcome. A number of radio related topics are up for discussion as well as plans for 2018.

EI7T at Ballinacourty Lighthouse.

Tipperary Amateur Radio Group visited Ballinacourty Lighthouse, Co. Waterford last weekend for the 20th annual ILLW event.  The club operated 2 stations on both SSB and CW.  The members who attended were Paul EI3ENB, Andy EI5JF, John EI7IG, Hugh EI2HI and Ronan EI4KN.  Despite challenging conditions during the setup of the station the club members enjoyed a good weekend getting many QSO’s in the log.

Andy, EI5JF produced the video below, as well as taking some pictures at the site.

Ronan EI4KN