22 Sep 2019

EI DX Group - DX Feile 2019


The EIDX Group was formed in early 2016 with an aim of bringing Ireland's DXers together to form an Irish DXpedition team and to promote DX activity in Ireland. For our 1st DXpedition, we brought you 9N7EI, operating from high above in the Himalayas and netting over 30,000 QSOs! Then, in March 2018 we brought you our 7Q7EI adventure operating from the shores of Lake Malawi logging over 38,000 QSOs. This year saw yet another DXpedition as we operated from Togo as 5V7EI throughout March and netted over 50,000 QSOs!! Plans are already underway for yet another exciting DX location for 2020 - stay tuned! 
DX Féile 2018 was the last activity as part of our Irish Islands IOTA Tour 2018 programme,where we activated all Irish IOTA Groups as well as logging over 33,000 QSOs!
'Féile', is a word taken from the Irish language (Gaelic) and translates into English as 'Festival'. So basically, we are holding a 'DX Festival' this coming September but with an IOTA twist!
The chosen venue for this 'festival' is quite exciting as it is actually on Inis Mór, Aran Islands (EU-006). To mark this occasion, 2 x stations will be QRV for the weekend where attendees will be able to operate the EJ1D callsign for as much or as little as they like. 

We chose an amazing line up of DX Related talks presented by some of the World's finest DXpeditioners/DXers. (see the 'Programme' page for full line-up https://www.dxfeile.ie/programme). Add this with the friendly Irish atmosphere and Céad Míle Fáilte (One hundred million welcomes) made this a great DX filled weekend for sure.


Some of the memories from the weekend:

Some of our visitors this year...

Signed Flags 
More Signed Flags

EJ1D from EU006 Inish Mor - Aran Islands Group

EJ1D up and running with EI5IX 

Hal W8HC 

EI5IX & EI4GZB on SSB

 F5AGB on SSB as EJ1D

DK6SP Philip on CW as EJ1D

 Hal W8HC as EJ1D on SSB

Feeding time in the Zoo

L:R> EI4GK, EI6FR 

L:R>GM3POI, EI9JF 

L:R>EI8KN, EI5IQ 

L:R> EI2II, EI4L 

L:R>EI3HA, EI6IB 

L:R> M0SDV, DK6SP 

L:R> EI5IX, EI5GM 

 L:R> G3KMA & K9AJ

 L:R> EI2II, W8HC doing the "Gentry"

L:R> F4TTR & XYL, F5JTV, F5AGB & XYL 

L:R> EI6IL, EI6FR, EI4HH

G3KMA 

EI4BZ 

K9AJ 

EI5IX 

 Hal W8HC

 SSB & CW Challenge 

SSB & CW Challenge  

 SSB & CW Challenge 

 SSB & CW Challenge 

L:R>  F5AGB, F4TTR, M0OXO, F5JTV

 L:R> EI9FBB, F5JTV, EI5GM

 Presenting VP6R a donation from EI DX Group

L:R> EI2CN Raffle Prize Winner presented by EI9HQ

Guest Speakers presentations

EI DX Group Dinner... 

Our Menu...

 2019 EI DX Group Crew 

9 Sep 2019

Silent Key - John McAndrew, EI3JM


It is with the greatest of sympathy we also report the death of John McAndrew, (EI3JM) Ballinvoy, Aughagower, Westport,Co Mayo, Monday September 9th 2019. 

John operated mostly CW on HF, but was also heard regularly on 2 meters FM. John was a valued member of the Mayo Radio Experimenters Network. He was club chairman from 2006 - 2009 and also served as treasurer in recent years. 

He also acted as the reader of the weekly IRTS News Bulletins on 2 meters on behalf of Mayo Radio Experimenters Network. He will be sadly missed by all his colleagues in the Club. 

We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Kathleen, daughter, sons, brothers and sisters and his extended family. 

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.




27 Aug 2019

Silent Key - Eddie Lawler EI6GU


Eddie Lawler EI6GU passed away suddenly on the 27th August 2019, at his home in Primrose St Dublin. Eddie was a member of the Fingal Radio Club. He was well known on the East coast repeaters during the late 80s and 90s. Although not very active in the last few years he was always willing to help out with parts that were difficult to obtain and had a great collection of older ICs which at times were in great demand by those who enjoyed building projects. May we express our sincere sympathies to his family and may he rest in peace.

14 Jul 2019

Silent Key - Bill Rice (EI5FY)

It is with the greatest of sympathy we report the death of Bill Rice (EI5FY) of Newcastle Galway and formerly of St. Mary's Crescent, Westport Co.Mayo July 14th 2019.

Bill was a keen CW operator and also spent a lot of his spare time chatting to his many friends on the Galway and Limerick repeaters.

He was always available to help shorten the journey for any motorist travelling the west corridor in the catchment area of the repeaters.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis. May he rest in peace.

3 Jul 2019

EI - 6m (50MHz) Beacon



The EI 6m (50MHz) beacon has moved to 50.004 and now has an extended transmission time of three one minute sequences of PI4 and CW . The following two sequences will soon be taken up the the GI 6m beacon. The beacon hardware has been upgraded to an RF Zero board and is GPS locked so it can be used to check the frequency calibration of your radio. Please spot the beacon if you hear it.

73,
Pat EI5IX / M0XII

5 May 2019

Call: A35EU
Operator(s): EI5IX, GM4FDM, PA3EWP, PA4WM
Station: A35EU
Class: M/2 HP
QTH: Wisbech
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Oceania

Band   QSOs   Zones    Countries
160:      1            1             1
80:       325        17           32
40:       564        28           64
20:       610        29           52
15:       241        19           24
10:         0           0             0

Total:   1741     94          173        Total Score 1,330,194


A Token effort from Tonga, thanks for the QSO's. GL to all... 73



1 May 2019

Call: EI5IX
Operator(s): EI5IX 
Station: EI7M
Class: SOSB40 HP
QTH: Cork
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Northern Europe


Band   QSOs   Zones    Countries

40:       2868     38          129

Total:   2868    38          129        Total Score 768,200

Thanks to all for the points,tough weekend but enjoyed it all the same.


21 Apr 2019

Silent Key - EI9AL Brian

The death has occurred of esteemed Limerick Radio Club member Brian Toner EI9AL on 13th April. Brian was a long-time member of the club and held the office of Club Secretary for many years. He also acted as the reader of the weekly IRTS News Bulletins on 2 meters on behalf of Limerick Radio Club. He will be sadly missed by all his colleagues in the Club. We extend our deepest sympathies to his wife Nuala, his brothers and sister and his extended family.

Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.

7 Apr 2019

Silent Keys - EI3JX Thomas and EI7AHB Ray

t is with the deepest of sympathy to announce the recent passing of Thomas Perrott EI3JX of Gorey Co Wexford.

It is also with great sadness that we announce the death of Ray McCabe, EI7AHB on Wednesday 3rd of April. Funeral took place yesterday on Saturday 6th. Ray was a very active member of the North Dublin Radio Club in the past and ran the radio theory classes there in the 80s and 90s. He was an avid experimenter and homebrewer, a real radio amateur in the true sense of the word. Ray came from Thurles and had an engineering background. He worked in Irish Sugar, Avery Weighing Scales in England and was in charge of engineering apprentices in FÁS for several years before he retired. Ray was a real gentleman, always willing to help others. He had a great way of imparting knowledge and made it enjoyable too. He was gifted. To the family and friends of both of the aforementioned operators we extend our sympathy.

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.