Tipperary Amateur Radio Group, along with members of AREN are providing communication assistance over the Galty Walking Festival weekend, beginning tomorrow June 2nd. If you’re at a loose end over the weekend and feel you could have something to contribute, please listen out/call on our simplex frequency 145.450. TARG/AREN has been officially thanked for our participation by the walks’ organising commitee.
The event will also be the initial field trial of the GAISS project, so a very interesting weekend is in store.
If you’re coming to the walk and you have some spare radio equipment/antennas sitting there, bring it!
It’s better to be looking at it, than looking for it!
Hope to see you all there – Registration at “The Foot” bar at 9am, but we’ll be setting up radios etc some time before that – tune to 145.450, this will be monitored.
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.