Irish Radio Transmitters Society

The Irish Radio Transmitters Society was founded in 1932 and the organization are proud to celebrate their 80th anniversary in 2012. As part of the celebrations the Society will be using the special callsign EI80IRTS.
A special certificate, available to all amateurs and SWLs, is being offered to celebrate this wonderful occasion during the period of January 1st 2012 to December 31st 2012.
This award is been sponsored by Dundalk Amateur Radio Society, full details of the award can be viewed at

EI80IRTS on The Air

Radio Waves A Boost For RNLI Life-Savers

The John O'Groat Journal and Caithness Courier reports on the activities of the Caithness Amateur Radio Society (CARS) during SOS Radio Week.

CARS operated from the control room of the Wick harbour station on a rota basis, 10 radio hams took part between January 17 and 21.

Contact was made with 17 different countries to promote Wick, Caithness and the RNLI lifeboat station.....
RNLI on The Air

Special Calls for UK Hams in 2012

The Radio Society of Great Britain and Ofcom have reached agreement on the optional use of special callsigns for two significant events during 2012.

For the Queens Diamond Jubilee, all UK amateur stations will have the option of applying for a variation to their licence if they wish, to use a special prefix for a five week period. This will add or substitute the letter Q in the place of the Regional identifier in the callsign.

For the period of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, a similar facility will exist for a seven week period, using the letter O.

Both the above facilities will also be available to Amateur Club licences.

Diamond Jubilee and Olympics on the air

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