20 Jan 2019

EIDX Group - Dxpedition 2019




The EIDX Group who brought you 9N7EI and 7Q7EI earlier in 2018, are delighted to formally announce definite plans for their 2019 DXpedition to Togo.



Operating for 12 consecutive days between 14th-26th March 2019, the 5V7EI team plan to run up to 5 QRO stations across all bands from 160m through 10m on SSB, CW and Digital modes.

Keep an eye on their website https://5v7ei.com/ which will be updated on a regular basis.

QSL will be via M0OXO OQRS.

13 Jan 2019

Silent Key - William Raitt EI4IV


William Raitt - EI4IV passed away 13th January 2019. We extend our deepest sympathy at this time to his family and friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

21 Nov 2018

Silent Key - William Boles EI1DK

William was a keen radio experimenter for many decades and was heard regularly on the Dublin repeater. He was a pharmacist by profession and operated his pharmacy practice in Inchicore, Dublin.

IRTS extends its deepest sympathies to his wife Myrtle, children Shirley, Alastair, Maurice, Hazel and Irene, his twelve grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sisters Olive and Phyllis, brothers John and David, extended family and his many friends.

Funeral Service will take place on Monday 19th November at 11 o’clock in St. Philip’s Church, Temple Road, Dartry. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

16 Oct 2018

Silent Key A.D. Patterson (Barney) GI3KYP / EI4BC

Barney, a native of Delgany, Co Wicklow, and a long-time Belfast resident, was a skilled and patient mentor to many newly-licensed amateurs in the 1960s and 70s. He was RSGB President in 1967 and IRTS President in 1971-1972. Barney was the only person to have been president of both societies.

His Funeral Service will be held, tomorrow, Monday 15th October at 1.00 p.m. in Roselawn Crematorium, Belfast BT5 7TZ - on the Ballygowan Road, south of Belfast City.

IRTS extends its deepest sympathies to his wife Anne, and his children Alec, Janet, Hilary and Claire.

5 Aug 2018

New 144 MHz DX record


On Sunday the 5th of August 2018, there was a remarkable contact on the 2 metre band between Ireland and the Cape Verde Islands off the west coast of Africa. 

Mark Turner EI3KD in Cork managed to work D4Z on 144.300 MHz, a distance of some 4163 kms. 
This contact made on CW was also a new DX record for tropo in IARU Region 1. 

To put the distance into perspective, the equivalent distance to the west would span the Atlantic stretching from Ireland to Nova Scotia in Canada. 

Congratulations to Mark on this achievement.



31 Jul 2018

Silent Key - Tony Siviter EI2IZ

With deepest sympathy we announce the passing of Tony Siviter EI2IZ from Ballinskelligs, Co Kerry. Tony was a former member of KARG, but suffered ill-health in recent years.

Tony passed away at University Hospital Kerry on Tuesday 31st July.

Sincere sympathies to all of his family and friends. May he rest in peace.