April 2019 Update

April 5, 2019
After a very successful EI-100-YXQ event at Ballybunion on the 19th March 2019, there are some great video complilations and photos doing the rounds, as well as a Radio Kerry podcast 

Thanks to all involved

The KARG events list 2019 is also available on the link from the web page

 

New Meeting Venue for 2019

December 23, 2018
While the Killarney venue will remain available for KARG meetings, we will no longer be using the Castleisland Fire station for our KARG meetings. It is proposed to move this meeting to a new venue, which will be O'Riada's Bar on the Tralee/Castleisland road and Ballymacelligot. It is proposed to keep the same meeting time of 11am. Further updates will be posted here, and on Facebook, once available.

http://www.gokerry.ie/oriodas-bar-restaurant/


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KARG Christmas Dinner

December 23, 2018

KARG would like to wish all our members and followers a very peaceful Christmas, and a Happy New Year.

Thanks to all that came along to the annual KARG Christmas Dinner on the 15th Dec. It was great to round off the year with an informal gathering to include XYL's and Junior Ops:)
Hope to hear some of ye in the IRTS 80M Counties Contest on New Years day, and look out for EI-100-YXQ during 2019...!

Nollaig Shona Daoibh de KARG


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Update from GB4IMD

December 23, 2018



Good evening to you all.

Well it's December and as usual I invite you all to join us once again for our International Marconi Day event 2019. Next year as many of you will already know the event will be held on April 27th. As always we shall be updating the website to show the latest list of participants.

PLEASE NOTE only official stations operating from Marconi related sites need to register. See our website for details.

As i'm sure many of you will be aware Network Radio is proving to be quite...


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Special event call EI-100-YXQ

December 23, 2018

KARG are pleased to announce that we will be QRV during calendar year 2019, using the special event call EI-100-YXQ. This call will commemorate the centenary of the first voice transmission across the Atlantic, in an East - West direction, from Ballybunion County Kerry to Louisbourg, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. The original call used from the former Marconi radio station in Ballybunion was YXQ. 
On the anniversary date of 19th March 2019, KARG will be QRV from the site of the former Marconi radi...


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ILLW 2018 is over

August 19, 2018

Well that's it for ILLW 2018...many thanks to all KARG members that attended and helped make it a success again. Propagation was not very good for the most part, with 20M and 40M providing most QSO's. We ran all modes - SSB, CW and FT8. The Hexbeam worked a treat.

Thanks to Lighthouse Manager, Wendy, for her fantastic hospitality and assistance. It was very much appreciated.

Finally thanks to EI4DP and all the visitors that came along to our talks on Amateur Radio over the weekend. We hope that...


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ILLW 2018

August 12, 2018
Less than a week away now...

We'll be using the call EI-1-K

Worked All Ireland Square = V47
Maidenhead Square = IO41uw


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Silent Key Tony EI2IZ

August 6, 2018
It is with deep sorrow that we report that Tony Siviter EI2IZ has become a SK on Tuesday 31st July. Tony had been resident in the University Hospital Kerry for some time. Tony from Ballinskelligs was a former member of the KARG, and will be sadly missed by his many friends and fellow radio amateurs. Our sincere condolences to his XYL and family
May he rest in peace.
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Transatlantic Cable 2018

August 6, 2018
KARG commemorated the 152nd Anniversary of the successful Transatlantic cable, on Friday 27th July. Both voice and CW QSO's were made on the day with VO1TAC at the Hearts Content Cable station. The collaboration this year with the IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology) proved very successful. The IET made their CW QSO with Hearts Content at 2.30pm local, and then held two one-hour lectures, which were attended by approx 60 visitors.

The Hexbeam was mounted on the 40ft trailer mast, an...
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International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2018

August 6, 2018
KARG will activate Cromwell Point Lighthouse (IE0001) at Valentia, Co Kerry once again over the weekend of August 18th and 19th.
Worked All Ireland Square = V47
Maidenhead Square = IO41uw
It s planned to put on two stations over the full duration of the ILLW 2018 event, covering both phone, data and CW.

Operations will begin on Friday when set up will begin, until Sunday evening when stations will be disassembled.

We already have a number of members participating, but visitors are very welcome to ...
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