Tuesday, 28 February 2017

2017 AGM REPORT


The 2017 AGM of the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group took place on Monday the 27th of February 2017 at 8pm in the Roanmore Centre, Cleaboy Rd, Waterford. Club Chairman Eoghan EI5HBB welcomed all present and thanked the large crowd for attending. Secretary David then went on to read the minutes of the previous year’s AGM. Following that, Club treasurer Mark EI7IS gave a report on the finances of the club for the 2016 year noting that 2016 had been a highly successful year financially and that membership was at an all-time high heading in to 2017.In his main speech to the members Eoghan spoke about the busy year it had been for the club and he listed some of the club activations throughout 2016 including the Geopark Weekend and the Railways on the Air from Kilmeaden Station. He also spoke about the CW course and the radio theory course which seen 7 SWL’s pass the exam and get their callsigns. He thanked all the members for their support throughout 2016 and looked forward to their continued support in 2017 with some new activations as well as our regular ones. Eoghan then thanked the outgoing committee members for all their hard work over the previous year and the following committee was then deemed elected for 2017  from all those present Chairperson Eoghan Kinane EI5HBB, Vice Chairperson  John Tubbritt EI3HQB, Secretary  David Gainda EI6GVB, Treasurer Mark Wall EI7IS, Public Relations Officer Sean Byrne EI2HZB, Club Officer 1 John Ronan EI7IG, Club Officer 2 Wayne Lewis EI7HKB & Club Officer 3 Kieran Howley EI9DHB.For anyone that wishes to find out more about the South Eastern Amateur Radio Group and its activities you can come along to any of our meetings. You can check our website www.searg.ie and you can also follow join us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.






Friday, 6 January 2017

EI2WRC/p in IRTS 80m Counties Contest

EI2WRC/p being operated by David (EI6GVB) for the IRTS 80m Counties Contest from an icy cold Annestown, Co. Waterford.

Both SSB and CW modes were used.

A good day was had and we believe a good score will be submitted this weekend. All in all, an excellent start to 2017 ;)

Tuesday, 16 August 2016


CW Course starting on Monday the 12th of September 20016
Contact Sean EI2HZB for more information




Tuesday, 26 July 2016

EI2WRC/p at Inistioge Vintage Rally

We will be QRV as EI2WRC/p from Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny on Sunday 31 July from about 10 a.m. onwards. Activity will be mainly on HF (SSB and CW) with the likelihood that activities will be concentrated on 40m (depending on band conditions). In keeping with the 'vintage' theme, we will operate some Morse Code (CW) if band conditions permit.

The Inistioge Vintage Rally is a fun filled family day out with lots of vintage vehicles on show. 

If you’re looking for a great family day out, head on down to Inistioge and call by the SEARG demonstration area where we will be delighted to meet you. 

For more information about the Inistioge Vintage Rally please see www.inistioge.ie

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Upcoming Events

SEARG Upcoming Events.......



The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will be QRV as EI2WRC/P from the Inistioge Vintage Rally, Inistioge, Co. Kilkenny on Sunday the 31st of July. The Inistioge Vintage Rally is a great fun filled family day out with loads of vintage cars and engines from times gone past. Loads of things for all the kids too. So if you’re looking for a great day out head on down to Inistioge and call by the SEARG demonstration area where the SEARG crew will be delighted to meet you. For more information about the Inistioge Vintage Rally please see www.inistioge.ie


The South Eastern Amateur Radio Group will activate Hook Head Lighthouse ILLW Ref: IE0003 on Saturday and Sunday the 20th/21st of August as part of the 19th International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend. For more info on the International Lighthouse & Lightship weekend please see www.illw.net



Tuesday, 8 March 2016

2016 AGM

A very successful AGM was held on 29 February 2016 in the Roanmore Centre, Waterford.


The new committee is as follows;

Chairperson:         Eoghan Kinane EI5HBB .....
Vice-chairperson:    John Tubbritt EI3HQB .....
Secretary:           David Gainda EI6GVB .....
Treasurer:           Mark Wall EI7IS .....
PRO:                 Seany Byrne EI2HZB .....
Officer 1:           John Ronan EI7IG .....
Officer 2:           Wayne Lewis SWL .....
Officer 3:           Kieran Howley EI9DHB .....


We look forward to a very successful 2016.


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Theory Classes

Our Theory Class will commence on Monday 25 January 2016 at Waterford Institute of technology.

The course costs €50 per person and this also includes 2016 membership of South Eastern Amateur Radio Group. Classes run from 7 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for an initial period of 16 weeks (some additional classes may be added as required).

If you are interested in gaining an amateur radio license and have not registered for the course yet, then contact Sean Byrne EI2HZB.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday.