- ATV News -
"On Tuesday the 9th of January viewers of the ATV Repeater EI2ATR,
watched live pictures of the eclipse of the Moon.
Due to the forecast inclement weather, members had links set up in the
greater Dublin area, and in Dundalk, to overcome possible cloud cover.
As it turned out most of the event was covered from North County Dublin,
which had good clear skies for most of the evening.
Charlie EI2EM who lives in Swords Co Dublin, sent live pictures of the
event, on 24 cm to Rod EI3CZ, who then relayed the pictures on 3cm to
the repeater site in Co Cavan, which in turn broadcast on both 24cm and
3cm to viewers in Dublin, Cavan and Co Louth.
This proved very successful and showed again the usefulness of the
repeater. If due to cloud you missed the eclipse live, maybe next time
you might tune in to your local repeater, as interesting events are
For further information on this aspect of the hobby, call into the ATV
talkback net on 144.75 MHz any evening, or visit the Web site of the
Irish Amateur Television Club at http//homepage.eircom.net/~iatc or
contact EI2EM at QTHR. Watch also for demonstrations at Rallies
throughout the year."......From the IRTS News
- VHF Field Day 2000 Results -
"The VHF Field Day was held on the 1st and 2nd of July 2000. In first
place in the open section was East Cork Radio Group EI7M with a total of
111,019 points. EI7M station was operated by EI6GF, EI8GS and EI7FJ.
In second place was Kells Radio Club EI7KRC with 92,793 points. EI7KRC
was operated by EI5FZB, EI6FLB, EI8IP, EI9ED and EI9HW.
Taking first place in the restricted section was Tipperary Amateur Radio
Group EI7TRG operated by EI3ENB and achieving a score of 24,170 points.
in second place in the restricted section was North Dublin Radio Club
EI0NDR with a total of 18,390 points. EI0NDR was operated by EI6EQB and
EI4FV. Well done to all."...........from the IRTS News.
- EA1VHF back on air -
The Spanish 2m beacon, EA1VHF, is active again. It operates on a frequency of 144.404 MHz and it transmits the message "EA1VHF IN52RE 25W 615m ASL antenna omnid hitz" in CW. This beacon is very useful for UK and EI stations as it shows when the sea path to the North coast of Spain is open on 2m. At times when there is a high pressure weather system over the Bay of Biscay, Spanish 2m stations can be heard and worked in EI with 5/9+ signals.......Info from the Jan Issue of Radcom.
- Mayo Repeater -
The Mayo Repeater EI2MRR is now located on it's new site near Balla, and
traffic through the repeater would be most welcome, so that the Mayo
Club can judge it's coverage performance. The Repeater is on R0 145.600
MHz with input 600 down. Access is by way of 1750Hz toneburst OR by a
77Hz CTCSS tone.......from the IRTS News.
- 2 metre Counties Contest Results -
"The 2 metre Counties Contest took place on August the 27th 2000. First
in the High Power Portable section was Paul Kirkby EI6FE with a score of
5140 and 20 counties worked. First in the Low Power Portable section
was Peter Grant EI4HX with a 2820 score and 15 counties worked. The
High Power Fixed section was led by Thomas Hallinan EI2IT with a score
of 1792 with 16 counties worked and the Low Power Fixed section was led
by Paul Norris EI3ENB scoring 744 and 8 counties worked.
The FM Only section was led by Joe Ryan EI7GY with 3857 points and 19
counties worked and the leading station outside of EI/GI was Don Kirby
GW0PLP with 520 points and 10 counties worked."......from the IRTS Radio News.
- Practical Wireless 144 MHz Year 2000 Contest Results -
The results for the Practical Wireless 144 MHz QRP Contest have recently been published. This contest took place during June, 2000. Two EI stations were mentioned in the results.
In 39th position overall was John O'Sullivan, EI6ARB/P. He operated from IO63 square (440 Metres ASL) as a single op station and scored 836 Points. He had 44 QSO's with 19 locator squares. He was using a Yaesu FT290R and a 10 element Yagi.
In 55th position was Paul Norris, EI3ENB/P. He operated from IO62 square (515 Metres ASL) as a single op station and scored 464 Points. He had 29 QSO's with 16 locator squares. He was using a Yaesu FT736R and a 13 element yagi.
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