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Velkomin    Menyambut      Ben arrivata

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Chào mừng            Croeso       באַגריסונג

Kaabo        Welkom


Welcome to the Fan-tabulous EI8EJB QRZ page!



Another successful Club Activity Night Project completed... 






I have been licensed since 1994 and have been active in one form or another in Amateur Radio ever since 1979!

My original love was for VHF and UHF, as my various radio-related jobs allowed me to do so. I worked at Motorola's manufacturing plant in Dublin for many happy years in the Land Mobile engineering section, always having a PMR VHF or UHF radio programmed up on 2m or 70cms sitting beside me on the engineering bench. I subsequentially worked in different guises at ComReg (originally the ODTR) which is the Irish National Regulator. Good times...

I recently, since October 2014, became bitten by the HF bug; until then, I genuinely had no interest in frequencies below 50MHz, but having the use of a Ten Tec Orion II feeding into either my main antenna, a homebrew three band fan dipole or a crazy shaped 20m loop and running no more than 80 or 90 watts, I'm doing OK with the amount of DXCC entities worked so far; 176 (phone only) by January 2016.

I'm very involved in our local multi-award winning radio club, the Dundalk Amateur Radio Society, EI7DAR. http://www.ei7dar.com

I still dust off the VHF and UHF radios from time to time and never leave home without a dual band hand portable radio in my pocket, allowing me to do a little bit of EchoLink through our local club link, EI2MOG, or working through our local 2m repeater, EI2CCR, and even doing a bit of simplex work and a little D-STAR activity when within range of links or repeaters from MI land.

Some of the photos below are random ones dusted off from my digital photo library!!


And that, as they say, is that.


Thanks for dropping by, please sign my Guest Book located at the bottom of the page,

73's and hope to hear you by some band or mode,

Brian EI8EJB




My fan dipole suffered horrendous damage during the recent storms....



Dromiskin Round Tower: My new mast for my DB42 MonstIR.... ????



My half-hearted attempted at EME on 15m...wink



10kW TX...

SHOCKED at the 10kW TX on a remote hill site in Monaghan...



It is vitally important to have your radio well grounded...


You can almost feel how cold this twilight was... 



My Oscar is being polished as we speak... 



Is this not the prettiest award cert....?? 


EI0W/P operating in the IRTS VHF/UHF Counties Contest 2016



Trunked Radio???

Trunked radio???



That uncomfortable feeling seeing the storm approaching you on Clermont Carn high site and you can't find the vehicle keys...



... and nearer, still no keys...



Last minute deflection of the storm saves a large laundry bill!



Intermod City...

Intermod City at Three Rock



I've tried it during the night, during the day and even at moonset, but it's STILL no use: I'm totally giving up on EME....



EI7DAR/P at Faughart Hill overlooking Dundalk to the south participating in the IRTS VHF/UHF Field Day and trying a little "Storm-Bounce" on 70cms...


The Happy Chappies take a break operating EI2KM!



Just a little map of EI/MI Repeaters & Gateways I threw together..



A selection of antennas: Some of  the EI7DAR members mobiles lined up with the masts of Clermont Carn repeater high site visible in the background 


EI7DAR in the early 60's??



A lovely gift given to our radio club by one of our club members,  Jarek ex-EI1698 who is now EI7HCB!!



If I cut a bit off, maybe it'll resonate on two metres...?

Not a hard hat in sight...


Always listening...listening...listening...

ZL Special in use during the IRTS 2m Counties Contest Easter 2016



EI7DAR/P operator turned to stone waiting for a QSO during that contest!



It's happened us all...



The EI4FMG Gateway under soak-test at EI7DAR



Formula to work out the SWR on my fan dipole...

(The Answer, of course, is 42.0:1)



HexBeam on a sunny day!!

EI8EJB fastens the last bolt on the Field Day HexBeam for EI7DAR/P



"Er...Thos... I think some has just stolen the tent....."



Faughart. EI7DAR. The most exclusive Car Boot Sale in Ireland.....




Who says Analogue Radio is dead???



EI8EJB finally escapes a torturous 11 minute containment on Saggart Hill... 



A nice view of Ireland and the UK from the ISS.


Dreaming of days gone by...



My new car reg plate.... What were the odds?



Root cause of interference to the Dublin 2m repeater

The cause of intermod to the 2m Dublin repeater... PAGER SYSTEMS!!!


The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects...



No, not my tower...

Ancient Irish Round Tower circa 435AD (which is not round or ancient at all...!)



My paltry fan dipole at 5m height

My little old homebrew Fan Dipole at only 6m AGL(ish!)



An old receiving station I once played with



Callan Memorial (forgotten) at Darver, Co. Louth

Memorial to a Fr Callan, forgotten inventor of induction coils... Local Hero!!



The Vee

Low Band VHF DF Exercise... It only made the sheep nervous!



Me. Alone. In a forest clearing. An accident waiting to happen...

ME! Escaping from Intermod City...


... and another day, outstanding in my own field...



No, I can't possibly fall of this van roof...

EI8EJB adjusts a pump up mast for work purposes...



The cheap €30k EB200 receiver...

The Famous (and insanely expensive!) Rohde and Schwarz EB-200 receiver in action. Note the frequency???? Irish radio people will get this...



Proof that conditions even on 20m were ABSOLUTELY BRUTAL in September 2015...



Our lonely Rigger... 



EI8EJB's new 160m vertical antenna... (he wishes...!!!) 







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