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 Nets

The Shannon Basin Radio Club is now having a net on Top Band every Monday evening at 20:00 Local on 1.916. The 80 meters net has changed frequency to be on Wednesday evenings on 3.720 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 FacRead More…

Ireland Bank Holiday Monday Contest

An independent 2m contest is being held on the Bank holiday Monday on May 4th to promote 2m usage during the COVID-19 lockdown. From 2pm to 3pm local time there will be an FM contest where operators should exchange signal reports, serials and 4 character Grid Squares. And from 3pm to 4pm there will be an FT8 contest using the standard FT8 messages to exchange signal reports and grid squares. The Read 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…

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…

Brendan Daly EI4BB

South Dublin Radio club member Brendan Daly EI4BB became licenced in 1965 and was a member of the Baggot Street club in those early days where he developed a great interest in building his own gear. A passion of his was the construction of receivers, tuners and amplifiers, which he always built to a very high standards. Brendan, with his calm nature and friendly smile, was always ready to helpRead More…