19 Jun 2017

Silent Key – Tony EI4DIB

The death has occurred of Tony Allen EI4DIB, late of Drogheda County Louth on Sunday 18th June, after a long illness. Tony was very well known in amateur radio circles and his love for VHF, especially (70MHz) 4 metres, was well known.

Everyone Tony came into contact with, witnessed the selfless giving of his many skills and talents. Tony was a long standing and valued member of amateur radio clubs and groups in the North East. He will be sadly missed by everyone who had the privilege of coming into contact with him.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family and many friends.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

5 Jun 2017

IARU / IRTS CW Field day Contest 2017

The Mayo Radio Experimenters took part in the IARU / IRTS CW Field day  on the 3/4 June 2017 as EI0M/P.  The station equipment was the clubs portable tower supporting a 240Ft Doublet antenna, this was connected to a balanced tuner and the radio used was the clubs Icom IC7300.
 Club Tower with Doublet Antenna
 650w Generator
 Station in action on 10m
Station Setup

EI5IX operating

Conditions were difficult as it has been for this year so far.  Even so contacts were made on all bands.
Claimed Score

Looking forward to the next one,
73

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Thanks to the contest manager who published the results so quickly.