About the Club

The Mayo Radio Experimenters Network has an active membership of people involved in the hobby of amateur radio.  The clubs meetings are suspended until further notice due to the restrictions connected to the virus! Covid – 19. The Club is a member of the Irish Radio Transmitters Society, IRTS, the national body representing radio amateurs in Ireland.

The Club Officials 2020 – 2021 Are:

Chairman – Jimmy Kelly EI2GCB

Treasurer – Padraic Baynes EI9JA

Secretary – John McDonnell, EI6IR

A Short History of the Club:

Formed Feb 1997 – John McDonnell, EI6IR, first Chairperson

Oct 1997 – Adopted New Constitution

June 1998 – Don Gibbons, EI5IA, (R.I.P.) Joined. He was the first Class A licensee to join. This meant that the club could get a Callsign – EI7MRE went on the air

1999 Club enters IOTA Contest for first time from Clare Island

1999, 2000 & 2001 IRTS HF Shield winners. (Leading station in the restricted section of the IRTS SSB Field Day.)

Sunday March 3 2002 First Mayo Rally – now an annual event

2002 IRTS AGM held in Mayo

2000 Mayo Radio Experimenters win IRTS Millenium Club Prize

2000 Won IRTS Pat Conway Perpetual Memorial Trophy (For Exceptional service to the Society or to Amateur Radio.)

2000 – Frances Taheny EI5J elected Chairperson

2003 – Jimmy Kelly EI2GCB elected Chairperson

Wed May 21 2003 – Mayo Radio Experimenters featured on RTE1 Television’s ‘Nationwide’ programme

2006 – John McAndrew, EI3JM elected Chairperson

2009 – Jimmy Kelly, EI2GCB elected Chairperson

2012/13/14 – Padraic Baynes, EI9JA elected Chairperson

2015/16/17 – Jimmy Kelly, EI2GCB elected Chairperson

2018/2021 – John McDonnell, EI6IR elected Chairperson

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