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AGM Report

On Tuesday 21st January last the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group held its AGM at the Clonmel Park Hotel. The meeting was well attended with members travelling from neighbouring counties. Chairman Andy EI5JF opened the meeting and the minutes from the previous AGM were read and approved. Club treasurer Tommy EI2IT presented the financial status of the club which was in healthy order. A number of administrative items were dealt with and ratified. The committee for the forthcoming year was elected which was as follows:

  • Chairman Andy Jay EI5JF,
  • Vice Chairman Brian Kelly SWL,
  • Secretary John Ronan EI7IG
  • QSL Manager Paul Norris EI3ENB
  • Treasurer Tommy Hallinan EI2IT
  • PRO Ronan Daly EI4KN.

The Club would like to extend its best wishes to our vice chairman Brian on his upcoming wedding.
New members and SWLs in particular are always welcome to come along to any of our meetings.  Further information can be found by contacting Ronan EI4KN at QTHR.

October Meeting Report

After a brief presentation by Ronan Daly, EI4KF of a new Xiegu G90 Portable HF Transceiver, Andy Jay, EI5JF called the meeting to order at approximately 21:00.

Andy welcomed everyone and thanked them for their attendance. He also welcomed the IRTS President, Jim Holohan, EI4HH. After a short overview of recent activities of the club, and offering words of encouragement for our two SWL’s studing for the exam, he asked Jim, EI4HH to address the meeting.

Jim briefly outlined the current issues facing the society at both a National and International level and he gave some context to past issues, and he also mentioned some issues that will be coming down the line. He noted that TARG is one of the more active clubs in the country and thanked the club members for their participation and enthusiasm.

With the more formal aspects of the meeting closed, informal discussions continued late into the night.

L-R: John King, Brian Kelly, Francis Lenane, Andy Jay, John Ronan, Jim Holohan, Ronan Daly, Tom Martin, Tommy Hallinan

October Meeting

Reminder that the next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will take place in Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Tuesday 8th 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 attend any of their meetings or contact club PRO Ronan EI4KN at QTHR for further information.

June Meeting

Reminder that the next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will take place in Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Tuesday 25th June at 8.30pm. Preparations will be finalised for participation in the VHF/UHF field day. 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 attend 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 Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Tuesday 28th May 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 attend any of their meetings. You can also check out their website www.ei7trg.ie or contact club PRO Ronan EI4KN at QTHR for further information.

March Meeting

The next meeting of the group will take place in The Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Tuesday 19th March 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.

AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be held at The Clonmel Park Hotel, Clonmel on Tuesday 15th January 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 topics are up for discussion as well as making plans for 2019.

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.

 

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.