KARG 2017 Activities

February 26, 2017

Contest / Event          Date                            Start   
Limerick Radio Rally   Sun 12th March - Radisson Hotel, Limerick
KARG Meeting            Sat 25th March - 11:00 Local - Castleisland
IRTS AGM        Sat/Sun April 8th/9th - Dundalk
Maurice Collins Vintage Day - Sun 16th April           
2M Counties   Mon 17th April - 2.00 pm local
International Marconi Day  -  Sat April 22nd 00:00 UTC - Ballybunion
KARG Meeting            Sat 29th April 11:00 Local - School Hall Killarney
40M Counties Sun 7th May   12:00 UTC 
KARG Meeting            Sat 27th May  11:00 Local - Castleisland
CW Field Day  Sat/Sun 3/4 June 15:00 UTC
KARG Meeting            Sat 24th June  11:00 Local - School Hall Killarney
VHF/UHF Field Day     Sat/Sun 1/2 July        
Transatlantic Cable    Sat 29th July - Cable station Valentia
ILLW 2016       Sat/Sun 19th/20th Aug   
KARG Meeting            Sat 26th Aug   11:00 Local - Castleisland
2M Counties   Sun 27th August         2.00 pm local 
SSB Field Day  Sat/Sun 2/3 Sept   
KARG Meeting            Sat 30th Sept  11:00 Local - School Hall Killarney
40M Counties Sun 8th October - 12:00 UTC      
KARG Meeting            Sat 28th Oct    11:00 Local - Castleisland
80M Evening Counties   Tue 14th November   20:00 UTC      
KARG Annual Dinner  Sat 25th November - Muckross Café, Killarney


KARG AGM Feb 2017

February 26, 2017
Kerry Amateur Radio Group held their AGM on Saturday 25th Feb 2017 at their Killarney venue.
The following officers were elected; Declan Ei9FVB - Chairman, Billy Ei7CQB - Treasurer and John EI9ESB - Secretary/PRO. 
Thanks to all members and visitors that attended.The events of 2016 were reviewed and plans firmed up for 2017 events. 
In April, KARG will be active for International Marconi Day 2017 again as EI6YXQ from the Marconi site at Ballybunion. Multiple stations with be QRV covering SSB, CW...

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KARG Annual Dinner 2016

November 27, 2016

Thanks to all that attended yesterdays KARG Annual Dinner at Muckross Cafe. It was very well attended indeed by members from inside and outside the county. The food was top class as usual and the company was even better !!

Next meeting will be the AGM at Castleisland Fire Station on Saturday 28th January 2017.

Best 73's until next time

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KARG Annual Dinner Reminder

November 26, 2016
Reminder == KARG Annual Dinner today, Sat 26th Nov, at 12 noon, at Muckross Cafe, Killarney.
Same venue as last year.

Be careful out there on the frosty roads, there may be black ice.
Members and visitors are welcome alike, 73s

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KARG monthly Meeting Oct 2016

November 2, 2016
The KARG monthly meeting took place last Saturday at our Killarney venue, per usual at 11am.
Thanks to all members that attended.

A good discussion was had on the 2017 Wild Atlantic Way program, JOTA and of course the annual Christmas club dinner, which will be held at the same venue as last year, at the Muckross Cafe at 12 noon, on Sat 26th November. This will replace the monthly meeting in November.

A good discussion was had on the recent JOTA activity by KARG, and plans are already underway ...
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TransAtlantic Cable linkup with VO1TAC Hearts Content NF

September 17, 2016

Thanks to all members of KARG that participated in yesterday’s event from Valentia Island cable station. The event was a resounding success, with several QSO's made with VO1TAC (TransAtlantic Cable) operating from Hearts Content cable station on the 17M band. This proved to be the best choice due to contest activity on other bands.

Many other QSO's were also made during the event stretching from Indonesia to west coast USA.
We even worked a visiting US op John, all the way from California, op...

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KARG July 2016 Monthly Meeting

July 31, 2016
Thanks to all that attended yesterdays KARG monthly meeting. Plans for upcoming events were finalized, the primary one being the International Lighthouse & Lightship (ILLW) Weekend on Aug 20th/21st. Stations will be prepared on the Friday and will be QRV as EI1K for the duration of the event on 80M to 4M bands. We will also have a DMR link in operation during the event.
We encourage as many members as possible to come along and operate for a while, to lighten the load on others. It certainly l...
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Red Fox Field Day Sat 16 July 2016

July 16, 2016

Many thanks to all that participated in the KARG Field Day at the Red Fox Inn today and for making it another successful event. Lots of interested visitors from places such as USA, Australia, Finland, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Kilkenny, Carlow and Cork.

Many thanks to the proprietor for hosting us once again.

Three stations were QRV as EI1K on Phone, CW and Data modes, mostly 40M and 20M as propagation was poor on other bands. Thanks to EI8FBH for the 2M simplex QSO around the edge of ...

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June KARG Meeting

June 26, 2016
The June meeting of KARG tool place last Saturday (25th June) at the regular Killarney venue at 11am. We are grateful to all members that attended, and we had a very productive meeting. Current and upcoming club activities were discussed, as well as the acquisition of club equipment.

The club's next outing was confirmed as the Red Fox Inn, on Saturday 16th July, meeting at 8am sharp. The Red Fox Inn is located on the road between Killorglin and Glenbeigh, and see's a lot of passing tourist tra...
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International Marconi Day 2016

April 13, 2016
International Marconi Day has come around again. This year it will be held on Saturday 23rd April. As usual KARG members will gather at Colaiste Bhreannain in Ballybunion on Friday afternoon/evening (22nd April) to begin installation of Antenna's and stations. Two stations will be put on the air beginning late Friday night, and it is planned to put a third station on the air on Saturday morning, compliments of John EI9ESB. Take-down will commence Sunday morning early, with a plan to exit the ...
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