The Medical Net – A Special COVID-19 Net

The Medical Net which is a special COVID-19 net, is operate on Wednesdays using frequency 7.222 MHz at 0130 UTC. This net deals with correct data on COVID-19 epidemiology care, care issues, and more. Net control will be Dr. Harry Przekop, WB9EDP, a past president of the Medical Amateur Radio Council Organization (MARCO). Przekop is a specialist in infectious diseases and biomedical physics anRead More…

John Dolan EI9AD

John Dolan EI9AD was a long time member of the Limerick Radio Club where he served in various roles. Originally from Bawnboy Co Cavan, John lived in Shelbourne Park, Limerick. In his early career, John worked in the Aviation Communications Service at Ballygirreen, Co Clare. John went on to lecture in electronics and communications in the School of Electrical Engineering Limerick in the 1960’s. Read More…

ITU Interviews IARU President on World Amateur Radio Day

An interview has been posted online by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The interview was conducted with International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) President Timothy Ellam, VE6SH/G4HUA and its title is “Why World Amateur Radio Day is key to highlight crucial services.” World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is observed every year on April 18. In the interview, Ellam shares his viewsRead More…

New 2M Transatlantic Record

A new transatlantic record on 144MHz has been reported which now brings the top distance to nearly 4,760 kilometers (2,951 miles). John Desmond, EI7GL in a recent post said “The incredible tropo conditions between Cape Verde Islands and the Caribbean continue to amaze with transatlantic contacts on 144 MHz and 432 MHz being made”. This contact was established between D4VHF in the Cape Verde IRead More…

Joe Clarke EI9HO

Joe Clarke EI9HO of Killarney, Co Kerry served in the Army at the Curragh in his early years, before moving to England where he worked in the Postal service. Years later he returned to Killarney and became an active member of the Kerry Amateur Radio Group. Joe Ei9HO and John Ei9JO were affectionately known as the “HO-JO gang” on club outings. Joe was active on HF up until very recently, and wRead More…