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National Society IRTS Hon. Secretary & Region 4 Representative, , IARU Monitoring System (IARUMS) Ireland Co-Ordinator,http://www.iarums-r1.org/
Hon Secretary Limerick Radio Club & QSL manager for EI0RTS, EI4LRC, EI4TLH, EJ0A. AREN (Amateur Radio Emergency Network) Public Information Officer (PIO) IRTS 80m News Reader on 3.650 Sundays & 145.725 Limerick Repeater on Monday Nights 20.00Z. Limerick Radio Club Committee member, Awarded IRTS Presidents Cup in 2009. Advanced Radio Theory instructor for Region 4 IRTS.
WAZ, DXCC(all LOTW) WEIC (Worked all EI Counties)
WKG CONDX: UPDATE 28 Jan 2009, just taken delivery of a new Yaesu FT2000 & SP2000, this will be the main station rig, the Yaesu FT-897D will be used for /P work during the summer,Cushcraft A3S Tribander @50 feet, Alpha SPID Rotator, Various Inverted Vee's, 250 Foot Longwire for RX, Full Size Carolina Windom 160 @ 45 feet,ADDED XMAS 2008: Butternut HF-2V Vertical for 40&80M DX work with ground radials, Ameritron RCS-10 Remote antenna switch, MFJ 993B Tuner, Yaesu MD101 Mic, 2 X Alinco DM330MW 30A PSU, RigBlaster Pro, Heil Proset HC-4,bhi NES10-2 MkII, Yaesu VX-2R, Yaesu FT 7800R installed in my SUV, Kenwood TM-D700 & Garmin StreetPilot III GPS for APRS, Yaesu VX7R for rugged work! Diamond V2000 6M/2M/70CM,Watson 300 2M/70CM Vertical, HamRadio Deluxe, N3FJP Logging Software, Kent Twin Paddle Key for CW (bought this in kit form & is easy to build.) Host for EI2TAG IRLP Node 5159 in conjunction with Limerick Radio Club.
Array Solutions AIM 4170C Antenna Analyzer, bought this at Friedrichshafen 2009 after a great demo by Jay WX0B, so hoping to experiment with some new antennae in the coming months.
Just added the AirNav Radarbox to add to my list of toys that the XYL thinks has been in the shack forever HI!
Added yet another Array Solutions product to the shack (11 Sept 09)the PowerMaster with 3KW HF Coupler which gives a real picture of what RF is going into the ether! Very accurate and well built, becoming a real fan of this company.
RFSPACE SDR-IQ & IF2000, makes the Yaesu FT2000 come alive!! Best purchase I ever made, highly recommended.
QRV on 4M with Philips FM1000 and home brew beam, 40 Foot telescopic/tilt over mast with LFA yagi's for 2M & 6M with HAM IV rotator.
Davis Weather Wizard III. All contacts made with <100 Watts NO QRO. Managing Director of Hamsoft Communications since 1989. I am married to Maresa since 1994 and have 2 daughters, Caoimhe (10) and Aoibhinn(7) 2 old Irish names.2 dogs Jack & Ruby King Charles Cavalier Spaniels, Handicap Secretary of Clonlara Golf Club.Me and my Dad Pat,EI9CB pictured above, who sadly passed away 19 August 2008, I will miss him dearly. , I am also a proud member of St. Mary's Prize Fife & Drum Band Limerick (http://www.stmarysprizeband.com/) I also collect Radio Club badges, so if you have any I would be glad to receive them.Currently re-building a vintage Collins 75S-1 receiver for my winter project. DXCC attained all LOTW,
1st place EI station in the following contests: Single Op, Low Power, Phone 2007 IARU HF World Championship , CQ WPX 2008, ARRL International DX Contest 2008. CQWW SSB 2008, IOTA Contest 2009, ARRL RTTY Roundup 2009, CQ WPX 2009, Stew Perry 160M CW QRP 2009, Holy Land DX Contest 2009, Chiltern DX Club HF DX Challenge 2009, SP DX Contest 2010, All Asian DX Contest 2010. Interests: Chasing DX, Contesting
ACTIVATIONS: /EA6 IN MAY 2008, /W2 IN JULY 2008, EI75IRTS 75th Anniversary of the IRTS Sept 2007, EI0RTS for World Amateur Radio Day April 2009, EI4LRC Limerick Radio Club Callsign for International Marconi Day April 2009, ZS6/EI4GXB & ZS6IARU operated from IARU Region 1 Conference in Sun City, South Africa August 2011. EI80IRTS in 2012.
In April 2009 I gave a presentation to the members of Limerick Radio Club on APRS, a copy of my powerpoint presentation is available here http://homepage.eircom.net/~ei4lrc/
I WILL BE IN FRIEDRICHSHAFEN FROM 26-28 JUNE, AT THE IRTS STAND AND WILL VISIT THE IARUMS CONFERENCE ALSO, PLEASE SAY HELLO IF YOU SEE ME (MY CALLSIGN WILL BE IN BIG GREEN LETTERS HI!)
- DXCC entities worked: As at November 1 2012 - 299
- US States - 50
- US Counties - 859
- Continents - 6
- CQ Zones - 40
- IOTA - 317
- Entities worked on SSB - 291
- Entities worked on CW - 225
- 160M - 42
- 80M - 121
- 40M - 143
- 30M - 99
- 20M - 282
- 17M - 151
- 15M - 230
- 12M - 115
- 10M - 192
- 6M - 66