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Irts Agm April 2018

The club attended AGM weekend.  As usual we took our collection of pre-used equipment (junk). Mayo club  was also asked to run the bring and buy stand.  This also brought a good level of extra activity.  There was a good attendance from members of the club and a great time was had by all.

image thanks to Galway vhf group

Click on pictures above for more images of the AGM

Limerick Rally

The club had a table at the rally again this year.  The members that attended had a great day out again. Click picture below for more images of the day.

Coolmines Rally

There was a good representation from the club at the Coolmines rally this year. Many thanks from the club to the organizers for and very good rally and a great day out.

Busy day at Coolmines rally

Club competition results

The club holds a monthly competition to create on air activity by members throughout the year. This years result is.

1st Dominic EI9JS

2nd John EI7FAB

3rd Padraic EI9JA

MREN 80m Counties Contest

New Years Day – Monday 1st January 2018

Mayo Radio Experimenters were QRV as EI0M/p in the IRTS 80m Counties Contest for their first outing of the New Year from locator IO53JW, Co. Mayo.

The hardy operators for the day were Jimmy EI2GCB, Donmic EI9JS, Padraic EI9JA and Dominic’s two dogs.  Despite the wind, cold and showers of rain an 80m doublet antenna was erected in a short time on a mast supported by a drive on stand under the wheel of a van. This was coupled by a Z-match to one of the clubs Icom IC7300. Conditions were good and strong signals were heard from around the country.  22 counties were worked and good band conditions prevailed with 59 QSOs around EI/GI and a number of QSO’s with stations outside EI/GI,  PA being the furthest.  This was a very enjoyable contest and a great start to 2018. Hopefully this is the first of many portable activation’s for this coming year and again thanks to all that made it into the log.

Final score will be calculated during the coming weeks.

Click on image for more pictures on the day

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