Many thanks to those that turned up for the meeting last night. A wide and varied discussion was enjoyed, covering such diverse topics as Solar Power (PV and Water Heating), 2.4 & 5.8Ghz WiFi networking and Contest logging computer interfaces. See you all again next month.
We will be having a general meeting on wednesday the third of May at 20:00 at Raheen House Hotel, Raheen, Clonmel. All are welcome. Call on S18 for directions.
Most of the Committee were present at the IRTS AGM this year. Paul, EI3ENB ventured down to Cork Saturday evening, EI7IG, EI2IT and EI3FFB departed their various homes to arrive in time for ‘kick-off’. EI2HI arrived afterwards, just in time to collect the Sliabh na mBan (Slievenmon) Shield, again!. EI7IG collected the Shandon Trophy on behalf of TARG, for the Clubs efforts in the VHF/UHF Field day last July, and (a surprised) EI7IG also collected the Shiela Piper Cup. A most enjoyable day was had by all.
EI7IG, collecting the Shandon Trophy.
EI2IT, EI7IG and EI3FFB, relaxing in the sun. Pictures courtsey of Noel, EI2JC.
We hope everyone had as much fun as TARG members had today in participating in the contest, many thanks to EI2IT, EI3ENB and EI7IG for operating in quite cool conditions at the top of Slievenamban. Good luck to all that participated and Happy Easter!
After several years absence, TARG returned to the top of Slievenamban for the counties contest. Though cold, it was good fun, and to paraphrase the immortal words of Arnie, “We’ll be back”. Many thanks to Jim Ronan for working on getting the Argo 8×8 mountain-worthy.
Hmmm, will this hold?
I can’t find it, lads, Lads?
Some pictures taken on the Mountains by Conor, EI4JN.
As the club had a meeting last week, and quite a few were present at the Galtee Walking Festival, the Committee has decided to postpone the April meeting until later in the month.
The club has been asked if we could provide voice communications for the Ballyhoura Walking Festival. We will most likely have a meeting closer to the date (last weekend in April) to organise ourselves for this event.
The committee of Tipperary Amateur Radio Group would like to thank everyone who helped out over the weekend of the Galtee Walking Festival on the 1st/2nd of April.
- Conor O’Neill, EI4JN
- Tommy Hallinan – EI2IT
- John Burke – EI2JB
- Luke Burke – SWL
- Stephen O’Leary – SWL
- Eamon Kavanagh – EI3FFB
- Paul Norris – EI3ENB
- John Ronan – EI7IG
We plan to have a more detailed report (and pictures) at some stage in the future.
We plan to provide voice communinications for all walks, and also hope to experiment with the usefulness of the Amateur Packet Reporting System (APRS) in this type of event.
Anyone who thinks they may be of assistance please contact John, EI7IG at +353-86-8167310.
The IRTS has updated their website, its at http://www.irts.ie