9 Aug 2012

Youngsters On The Air (YOTA)

Youngsters On The Air   |  Belgium-The Netherlands 2012   |   19 – 26 August 2012 Eeklo, Belgium

Shauna Baynes EI1588

During the summer of 2012 (19 – 26 August) a youth radio camp will be held in Belgium, it is organised by UBA youth commission and the Dutch radio amateurs. The location for the event is close to the Dutch border. Many young radio amateurs from 10 different European countries will be participating in different activities e.g, contesting, ARDF, presentations, field-days, visiting radio stations and many more interesting events. There are 10 teams from different European member associations of IARU R1. A team consists of – a team leader (this could be an older person), and 4 team members between the age of 18-25 years. There is a special callsign achieved for the event – ON4YOTA. This will be a great experience for young HAM’s participating; it will be an occasion they will never forget.
A member of The Mayo Radio Experimenters Club Shauna Baynes EI1588 is a member of the team representing EI (Ireland). They will be travelling to Brussels on Saturday morning from Dublin, with their leader Ger McNamara EI4GXB from Limerick. The Mayo Radio Experimenters Club and my family including myself wishes Shauna and all the team the very best of luck during the event.

8 Aug 2012


0001 UTC 18th AUGUST TO 2400 UTC 19th AUGUST 2012 (48 hours or part thereof)
The Mayo Radio Experimenters will be taking part in the ILLW weekend activities under the callsign 
We will activate Blacksod Lighthouse, Belmullet, Co. Mayo.
Activities will commence at Blacksod from 1600 UTC Saturday 18th to 1600 UTC Sunday 19th.
Further information is available from www.illw.net
We look forward to seeing as many club members as possible there, and any member of the public is most welcome to come along and see what it’s all about.

1 Aug 2012

ILLW continues to get bigger

With 350 registrations from many countries for the 15th annual International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend, there will be plenty of on air activity for this 48 hour fun event.
The event was started in Scotland by John Forsyth GM4OOU and the late Mike Dalrymple GM4SUC, both members of Ayr Amateur Radio Group which operates station GB2LT at Turnberry Scotland.

A number of nations have one registration. They are most welcome to be part of the weekend and are greatly sought after.
With a single entry are Chile, China, Curacao, Gibraltar, Honduras, Isle of Man, Latvia, Namibia, Panama, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine and Uruguay.
The International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend is on August the 18th and 19th.
Now is the time to visit the website ILLW.NET for an online registration, read the guidelines and to see what it has to offer.
Jim Linton VK3PC