Eire's youngest radio ham receives award

On Sunday 23 March 2014, Jordan Cummins EI4HLB was awarded the Arup Cup at the AGM of the Eire / Irish national amateur radio society the IRTS

Unlike other countries, Eire doesn't have an entry level licence, to get an amateur radio licence you need to pass the equivalent of the UK Advanced exam (USA Extra).

Jordan received his award at the IRTS rally and AGM hosted by the Galway VHF Group at the Galway Bay Hotel.

In 2013 as a 14 year old SWL he attended the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) event in Estonia and wrote about his experiences in the October 2013 edition of the IRTS

Journal which can be read - http://irts.ie/downloads/IRTS_Sample_Newsletter.pdf

Jordan reports that in a first for the IRTS, his mother, Lisa Cummins EI9GSB, was elected as a committee member for the coming year and is the first ever female to sit on the committee since its formation, 82 years ago!!

The Arup Cup was donated to the IRTS by the Arup family in memory of their son EI3M who died at an early age. The cup is beautifully crafted in Danish silver and is awarded for exceptional service to the Society or to Amateur Radio by an amateur licensed for a period of five years or less. It was first awarded in 1948.

Read Jordan's report - http://ei4hlb.blogspot.ie/2014/03/irts-agm.html

Youth Spark! The ham radio world through the eyes of EI's youngest radio amateur - http://ei4hlb.blogspot.ie/

EI4HLB on Twitter - https://twitter.com/EI4HLB