Saturday, October 15, 2016

Surrey Amateur Radio Club & Dundalk Amateur Radio Society

From: John Brodie VA7XB 

Many of you will remember our visitor from Ireland, Tony Allen EI4DIB and his wife, Madeline, who visited SARC on Field Day a few years ago and again in 2016 at a summer get-together at the OTC. Heather and I reciprocated the visit in September when we were in Ireland. Tony and Madeline live in Drogheda (pronounced “Droh-duh – the “g” is silent), a lovely village of population 38,000 a few km north of Dublin. 


The Certificate of Twinning
We took the train from Dublin along the coast and were met by Tony and Madeline at the station on a cloudy and cool, but rain-free, morning to begin our tour of this historic part of Ireland. Tony introduced us to a ham friend, Adrian O’Gorman EI2KJ. Like many villages in Ireland, the Catholic Church is the dominant architectural feature of the place but there is plenty else to interest the visitor including Old Mellifont Abbey, the Battle of the Boyne memorial and Newgrange. Newgrange is a Stone Age (Neolithic) monument in the Boyne Valley, County Meath, constructed about 5,200 years ago (3,200 B.C.) which makes it older than Stonehenge and the Great Pyramids of Giza.



It was Tony’s idea to “twin” SARC with the Dundalk Amateur Radio Society EI7DAR, a regional club serving County Louth and neighbouring counties. After our return to Surrey, the question was considered by SARC’s membership at the October 12th/2016 meeting where, after a brief discussion, a motion was made and carried (as follows):

“Moved that SARC VE7SAR formally twin with the Dundalk Amateur Radio Society EI7DAR located in County Louth, Ireland.”
Tony and Adrian
The Dundalk Club, founded in 1969 and based in Dundalk, Co.Louth, has about 30 members active on HF, VHF and UHF. Their website can be found at: www.ei7dar.com.

The society has its own clubhouse located on the Castletown Road in Dundalk, and from this location they hold monthly meetings and other amateur radio based activities, including contests, VHF/UHF Field Days, radio & antenna construction and emergency/public events communication.

DARS is affiliated with the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS) since 1969, which is the national society for radio amateurs in Ireland. Its purpose is to encourage radio experimentation, to provide services to amateurs and to represent their interests nationally and internationally. The IRTS is the member society for Ireland of the International Amateur Radio Union. DARS operates a 2 metre VHF repeater EI2CCR with TX on 145.675 Mhz, RX on 145.075 Mhz using a tone of 110.9 Hz operating from Clermont Cairn Mountain. They also host an Echolink internet gateway node 57007: EI2MOGL on 145.2125Mhz.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

The German World War II Radar Presentation

by Adam Farson VA7OJ

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Adam Farson, VA7OJ presenting the topic about the German World War 2 Radar used in land-based, naval and airborne systems

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The German World War 2 Radar slide presentation

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Adam Farson, VA7OJ discusses the German land-based, naval and airborne radar systems used during World War 2

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Adam Farson, VA7OJ receives the token of appreciation from John Brodie, VA7XB

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The 80m Fox Hunt Presentation


by Keith VE7KW, Les VA7OM, and Amel VA7KBA



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Al Peterson introducing the speaker on the 80m Fox Hunt

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Keith Witney, VE7KW discusses the 80m Fox hunting receivers

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Amel Krdzalic, VA7KBA promotes the construction of the 80m Fox hunting receivers

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Les Tocko, VA7OM prepares the 80m fox hunting transmitter for demonstration

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Les Tocko, VA7OM prepares the 80m fox hunting receiver
using a small speaker for demonstration

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Amel VA7KBA, Les VA7OM, and Keith VE7KW after the 80m
fox hunting receiver presentation

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