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.
April and May 2015 have been busy months for members of Tipperary Amateur Radio Group who participated in both the recent EI Counties Contests. The club callsign was used to give out points in County Galway on Easter Monday and then County Kilkenny on Sunday the 17th of May. Other group members who participated in the contests from various locations were Eddie EI3FFB, Andy EI5JF, Hugh EI2HI, Tommy EI2IT, John EI7IG and Paul EI3ENB.
At the IRTS AGM in Kilkenny the group were presented with the winning trophies for 80m Counties Contest (Portable section) and VHF section of the UHF/VHF Field Day.
The IRTS news is transmitted every Sunday evening at 8.30pm on 145.450mhz FM and to promote activity on the 2m band there is a net after the news call-in where everyone is welcome to participate.
Finally, congratulations to Eddie EI3FFB who is listed in the credits of the movie The Quiet Hour. Eddie supplied his radio equipment as a ‘prop’ in the making of the movie which was filmed last year in Co Tipperary. This movie was recently nominated for Best UK Feature Film and is a winner of the Kansas Film Festival.