OPINION : Some Field Day 2019 Thoughts

OPINION : Some Field Day 2019 Thoughts

We ran four HF stations this year, including two CW and two SSB stations. Also shown in this photo are the GOTA station, the public information table, and the food tent. Photo: Larry Works, KD8MDM.

Well, Field Day 2019 has come and gone. We didn’t do quite as well as we did last year. This year, we made just short of 2,100 QSOs, compared to 2,245 in 2018. We also missed some bonus points that we scored last year, so our overall score is going to be lower this year.

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Irish Amateur Radio Club Changes Name

In recognition of the contribution to Amateur Radio by individuals based in Co. Clare, a decision has been taken by Limerick Radio Club members to change the name to Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club.

Clare Co Co and Clare Tourism have been very accommodating in their support for club activities over the years, so it is felt that the name change will also help in continuing that support.

Club members resident in Limerick have enthusiastically embraced the name change and the history of LRC, since it’s foundation, will be preserved.

In the meantime, a lot of background changes need to be done such as on updating the web site etc.

Approval for the name change has been granted by ComReg and IRTS. ComReg have also granted a new call sign EI4LCR (Limerick Clare Radio). There is no change to the officers or membership of the Club.
In addition, the previous call sign EI4LRC will be maintained.

Women Taking up Amateur Radio

More women on Prince Edward Island, Canada, are taking up amateur radio

What I love is being able to talk to people around the world that I don’t know. I just randomly talked to somebody in Croatia this morning.
— Therese Mair VY2TAM

Mair is new to amateur radio, but she's already showing other women the ins and outs of the hobby at an annual event being held in Charlottetown.

Full Media Story - https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/10-per-cent-more-p-e-i-women-learning-ham-radio-1.5186772