12 Nov 2017

Silent Key: Dermot EI2AF

I'm sorry to hear of the death on Monday last of Dermot Kevin Donnelly of Crozon Downs, Sligo and formerly of Park Drive Ranelagh in Dublin. His funeral took place on Wednesday last. Dermot had not been active on the air for some time. To his wife Kitty and to his sons Alexis and Fergal we extend our sincere sympathy. May he rest in peace

26 Oct 2017

7Q7EI - Malawi DXpedition 2018

Delighted to announce the EI DX Group (who brought you 9N7EI earlier this year) are announcing our next DXpedition for 2018 which will be to Malawi under the callsign 7Q7EI.

A team of 14 operators will be QRV for 2 consecutive weekends from March 21st to April 3rd also taking in the CQ WPX SSB contest 2018.

The team have carefully selected an ideal location on the shores of lake Malawi and will be QRV on all bands from 160m through 10m, SSB, CW and RTTY.

We are looking forward to hearing you on the bands!!!

Information and Updates: 

22 Oct 2017

Silent Key: Bill EI8BC

It is with the deepest of sympathy that we report the passing of William Kieran (Bill) Ryan EI8BC from Portmarnock (formerly of Drumcondra). Bill was a longtime member of North Dublin Radio Club and a founder member of the QRP club at the Marino Institute of Education. Bill used to say to friends that he had the oldest Irish callsign EI8BC. He will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

May he rest in peace.

24 Sep 2017

Silent Key - Rupert EI2FD

It is with regret that we record the death of Rupert Masterson EI2FD of Ballinalee Co. Longford. Rupert died on Saturday, 16 September and his funeral took place on Wednesday last. Up until a couple of years ago Rupert was a regular caller on the News frequencies and was active on the bands generally.

To his partner Barbara, his son Paul and to his extended family we offer our sincerest sympathy. May he rest in peace.

1 Sep 2017

DX Féile - 6th & 7th October 2017

Saturday 7th October will see the '1st DX Féile' take place on Inis Mór Island, Aran Islands for a DX filled-convention.

World renowned DXpeditioners Kenneth LA7GIA, Nigel G3TXF and IOTA Deputy manager Cezar VE3LYC along with Declan EI6FR and Jeremy EI5GM will host a day of DX related talks followed by a Dinner and Social evening amongst other activities.

2 x HF stations will be QRV signing the EJ1D callsign and giving out the EU-006 IOTA reference for the weekend. Full information is available on their website www.dxfeile.ie Early booking is advised due to limited availability.

Looking forward to seeing you all there and maybe working some of you on the air from EU-006!!!


20 Aug 2017

Silent Key - Hugh EI6CPB

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Hugh, EI6CPB formerly of Bray and later of Wexford. He died peacefully on the 16th of August in the Mater Hospital, Dublin after a long illness spanning 20 years.

Hugh was a past member of the South Dublin Radio Club and one of the founders of the Two Counties DX Cluster Group. He was the system operator of the Wicklow DX Cluster EI7WDX. Hugh operated on most frequency bands below 144 MHz and was a keen user of Citizens Band in days gone by. Funeral arrangement details available on www.RIP.ie 

May he rest in peace.