13 Aug 2015

MREN Activation of Blacksod Lighthouse 2015

Members of The Mayo Radio Experimenters Network will activate the Blacksod Lighthouse at Blacksod in County Mayo on West coast of Ireland on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of August 2015 as part of the 18th International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend.

The Callsign will be EI0M on this occasion and the International designator for Blacksod Lighthouse is IE0008, the QTH locator is IO44XC and WAI / WAM Square is F65.

For more info on the International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend please see: http://www.illw.net/ and our own account of past activation's check out The Mayo Radio Experimenters Network website: http://ei7mre.org/?page_id=435.

5 Aug 2015

IARU Region 1 70 MHz Initiative

Bo OZ2M has written on 70 MHz website about the IARU Region 1 70 MHz Initiative

His post has a link to the paper written by IARU Region 1 Executive Committee member Dave Court, EI3IO which notes:

"the use of spectrum below 100 MHz has become increasingly unattractive for private/professional/business mobile communications."

Download the paper via

Please note there is NO change to the existing UK allocation 70.000-70.500 MHz.

Download the European Common Allocation Table at

73's DE EI5IX / M0XII - Pat