21 Jan 2017

9N7EI – Nepal 2017 DX-pedition




Members of the newly formed EI DX Group are delighted to announce an exciting project to Nepal during March 8th to 20th 2017.

For the 1st time, this all ‘Echo India’ DXpedition team EI2II, EI2JD, EI4GZB, EI5GM, EI5IQ, EI5IX, EI6FR, EI9FBB, EI9HQ, EI9HX, EI9KF, all will operate up to 5 stations continuously for 9 consecutive days on all bands and modes from 80m through 10m.

To find out more:





Mount Everest, Nepal. Author - Rolf Sigmund.

24 Dec 2016

28 Nov 2016

CQWW CW Contest November 26th & 27th 2016

Call: G2F
Operator(s): EI5IX G4MKP G4MJS MØCKE MØCLW SQ6MS ZB2TT
Station: G2F
Class: M/S HP
QTH: Wisbech
Operating Time (hrs): 48
Location: Northern Europe


Band   QSOs   Zones    Countries
160:      354      13            64
80:       1031     31          112
40:       1438     37          142
20:       1728     37          136
15:         239     29          104
10:          14       5            15

Total:   4805   152          573        Total Score 6,002,275


Another fantastic weekend. Band conditions were a bit better than CQWW SSB but we knew it was going to be tough. We had the pleasure of hosting new guests Rob ZB2TT, Maciek SQ6MS and Pete G4MJS - thanks to them for making the trip to the station and making a huge contribution to our effort. The Live Contest scoreboard makes for compulsive viewing and added to the weekends craic. This was a weekend that we were located in the wrong place! Once again thanks to everyone for the QSO's and making CQWW the great event it is and Season's Greetings to you and your's.

Cheers from all @ G2F



27 Nov 2016

IRTS - 80m CW Counties Contest Results

Results of the 80m Evening CW Counties Contest have now been published, the Contest Results page at www.irts.ie/results has all the details. Dave Moore EI4BZ was the top-scoring Irish station, while Andy Malbon G8MIA was the top-scoring overseas station. Congratulations to both winners.

In 2017, our Evening Counties Contests will have SSB Only and mixed mode SSB/CW sections, as it is clear that there is insufficient support for a CW-only event. Full details of this and other changes to the contest calendar and rules will be included in the next issue of the members' journal, Echo Ireland.

22 Nov 2016

Silent Key - Gerald EI2CF


The death has occurred of Gerald O'Reilly EI2CF of Monavalley, Tralee, Co Kerry. Gerald passed away on Saturday 19th November, and will be missed by his family and many friends. Gerald worked with the ESB most of his life, but will be best remembered for his involvement in the Rose of Tralee International festival, where he served as President in the 1981 and 1982.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam

20 Nov 2016

First EI to get the ARRL Worked All States Award on 144 MHz

Tom EI4DQ has recently worked his last state for the ARRL (WAS) Worked All States award on 144 MHz. This award involves working and confirming each of the 50 states of the United States of America. Tom tells us that the most difficult states to work were Rhode Island, Nebraska and Iowa. Tom EI4DQ has concentrated in recent years on EME (also known as Moonbounce) and achieved DXCC on 144 MHz a few years ago, the first and only EI to achieve that award. Tom is an inspiration to us all and this shows us that with commitment and dedication everything is possible. A Job well done Tom and congrats on this fantastic achievement.