New Life Membership

The Board of Directors of the ARRL have voted to create a special Life Membership option for individuals who are at least 70 years old. Beginning on 1st June 2020, the new ARRL Life 70+ Membership will be available to individuals who have turned 70 and have a combined 25 years of paid annual ARRL membership. Life 70+ Members will receive all benefits of an annual membership, including their cRead More…

HuskySat-1 (HO-107)

HuskySat-OSCAR 107 (HO-107) has been activated. It is now available for use and testing. HuskySat-1 is the first CubeSat from the Husky Satellite Lab at the University of Washington and the first mission with AMSAT’s linear transponder module (LTM-1), a V/u transponder and integrated telemetry beacon and command receiver. University researchers recently completed their Part 5 (ExperimentRead More…

Islands On The Air and LoTW

“Islands On The Air (IOTA) Ltd. is delighted to announce the implementation of the ARRL application which allows the use of QSO-matching via LoTW,” IOTA’s Roger Balister, G3KMA, said. “We wish to thank ARRL for having made their application available.” Roger stated that an initial list of operations extending from the arrangement with LoTW has been added to the IOTA database and these wRead More…

Retrieval of Titanic Marconi Wireless Equipment

US federal judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the US District Court in Norfolk, VA has ruled that the radio equipment onboard the Titanic is of historical and cultural importance, also that could soon be lost within the rapidly decaying wreck. The Judge has given permission to a salvage company to “minimally” cut into the wreck to access the radio room. R.M.S. Titanic plans to use a manned submariRead More…

Tom O’Brien EI5CA

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Tom O’Brien EI5CA, Radarc na Coille, Shannon, Co. Clare. Tom passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday 20th May. He was a much respected and valued member of the Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club. One of life’s gentlemen, his enthusiasm and dedication to Amateur Radio was infectious. CW was his favourite mode of operation. Read More…

Limerick and Clare Radio Club

The IRTS news continues to be read on Mondays at 20:00 local time on 70 cms o/p 433.125 MHz i/p 434.725 MHz, after which members continue to QSO. Members continue to keep contact throughout the week on 70cms through a net at 20:00. Members also participate in various nets on HF throughout the week. LCARC Chairman, Dermot EI2GT, has set up a Zello contact group. If you wish to join in contact thRead More…

Shannon Basin Radio Club

The Shannon Basin Radio Club is now having a net on Top Band every Monday evening at 20:00 Local on 1916 KHx. The 80 meters net continues to be on Wednesday evenings on 3720 KHz plus or minus QRM at 20:00 and the 2 meter net is on Thursday evenings at 20:00 local. There has been a lot of interest in the nets over the last couple of weeks and everyone is welcome to join in. See the clubs Facebook Read More…