EI7HXR Repeater

A new 70cm repeater EI7HXR was installed last Sunday the 4th of December 2016 at Harneys Cross near Clonmel, Co Tipperary. The repeater operates on 430.850mhz and input on 438.450MHz (+7.6mhz) with a CTCSS  tone of 103.5Hz required.

This new repeater is licenced and run by the Tipperary  Amateur Radio Group. It is connected to the Southern Ireland Repeater Network with an output power of approximately 30 Watts.

On site for the Installation were Gareth EI7FZB, Neil EI3JE, John EI8JA, Tommy EI2IT, John EI7IG and Hugh EI2HI. For further information about this repeater or the Southern Ireland Repeater Network go to https://sirnrepeaters.blogspot.ie.  Reception reports can be sent to Hugh EI2HI or John EI8JA.

Tipperary Amateur Radio Group AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Amatuer Radio Group will be held at The Park Hotel, Clonmel on Tuesday the 6th of December 2016 at 8pm. This is the most important meeting of the calender year and all group members are asked 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 participation in up coming events for 2017.

May Meeting

The next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will take place in The Park Hotel, Clonmel on Wednesday next the 11th of May 2016 at 8pm. This meeting is open to all and Short Wave Listeners are in particular very welcome to attend. A number of radio related topics are up for discussion as well as plans for participation in up coming events for 2016.

ON4EI talk at EI7TRG

On Tuesday the 22nd of March 2016 in Cahir House Hotel, Cahir, Co Tipperary, Olivier ON4EI/EI8GQB gave a very interesting presentation to the members of the Tipperary Amatuer Radio Group. The topic of this presentation was on the use of green energy to power the contest station EI1A which is operated by Olivier in Fethard, Co Tipperary. This was an excellent presentation by Olivier which with the aid of slides and video footage, covered all aspects of contesting from the initial setting up of the station, antennas, equipment and to the operation of EI1A. Olivier travels to Ireland regularly from Belguim to Fethard to participate in various contests. IRTS President Ger EI8CC also attend this meeting and addressed the group on his capacity as president of our national society. TARG would like the thank both Olivier ON4EI/EI8GQB and Ger EI8CC for their attendance.

Group picture
(standing) John EI7IG, John EI5HDB, Ronan EI5HRB, Paul EI3ENB, Eddie EI3FFB, Eoghan EI5HBB (seated) Andy EI5JF, Olivier ON4EI/EI8GQB, Ger EI8CC, Hugh EI2HI, Tommy EI2IT .

 

March Meeting

The next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be held at Cahir House Hotel, Cahir, Co Tipperary on Tuesday the 22nd of March 2016 at 8.00pm. There will be a presentation made at this meeting by Olivier ON4EI/EI8GQB on the use of green energy to power his contest station EI1A. IRTS President Ger EI8CC will also attend this meeting which is open to all and Short Wave Listeners are in particular very welcome. A number of radio related topics are up for discussion along with the Groups participation in upcoming events.

Best of luck to Olivier in the ARRL SSB Contest this coming weekend.  Conditions are not the best for setting up a portable contest station at the moment.  Keep up to date with the goings on at EI1A by keeping an eye on his QRZ page here.

Tipperary Amateur Radio Group AGM.

On Tuesday last, members of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group met at The Park Hotel in Clonmel at 8pm for their  Annual General Meeting. This was a well attended meeting with group members travelling from Co. Kilkenny, Co. Waterford, and Co. Cork joining their Co. Tipperary based 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 for the amateur radio group which was formed in October 1994. A review of the year and the group activities were then discussed at length. Particular praise was given to Eddie EI3FFB for reading the weekly IRTS news every Sunday evening at 8.30pm on 145.450mhz FM and his efforts were very much appreciated. The new incoming committee was then elected. The venue for all group meetings in 2016 will continue to be held at The Park Hotel, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. The meeting concluded at 11.30pm when Hugh, EI2HI thanked all for their input and efforts in attending this most important event of the calender year for TARG.

The new committee was elected as follows:-

Chairman- Hugh O’Donnell EI2HI
Vice Chairman – Eddie Kavangh EI3FFB
Secretary – John Ronan EI7IG
Treasurer – Thomas Hallinan EI2IT
Group PRO – Paul Norris EI3ENB

AGM

The rescheduled date for the Annual General Meeting of Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be Tuesday 12th January 2016 at 8pm in The Park Hotel, Clonmel. This meeting had to be cancelled in December and all group members are asked to attend. Short Wave Listeners are particularly very welcome. A number of radio related topics are up for discussion as well as plans for participation in up coming events for 2016.

EI3BQB – Silent Key

The death of Alfie Coyle EI3BQB occurred suddenly on Friday the 9th of October 2015. He is survived by his wife Teresa, four children Steve, Santina, Nicola and Amanda. Alfie who was originally from Castlederg, County Tyrone lived in Crossroads, and Killygordan, County Donegal before he moved to Cashel in County Tipperary with his family in 1987. He got his licence and call sign EI3BQB in 1984 when he was a member of the DARC (Donegal Amateur Radio Club). Alfie Coyle was one of the founding members of Tipperary Amateur Radio Group which was formed in Grants Hotel, Cashel on the 19th of October 1994. He was elected as the groups first Chairman on the original committee and he was very proactive in the organising of group activities in its early years. Alfie was laid to rest in Rosegreen Cemetery, Cashel, Co Tipperary on Monday the 12th of
October 2015.

May he rest in peace.

ei3bqb

September Meeting.

The next meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be held at The Park Hotel, Clonmel on Thursday the 3rd of September 2015 at 8.30pm. This meeting is open to all and Short Wave Listeners are in particular very welcome to attend. A number of radio related topics are up for discussion along with plans for participation in the upcoming IRTS SSB Field Day which takes place on the weekend of 5th and 6th of September.