Today, the National Radio Society of Ireland is pleased to transmit it’s first Radio News bulletin on 80 metres. Our News Service will be transmitted every Sunday on 3633 KHz at 11:30 am Local time from today onwards. We are delighted to announce that our membership is continuing to grow since our formation last year and we also have several new clubs/groups affiliated to our Society. The NRSI is a Member Society of EURAO, the European Radio Amateur’s Organisation, established in 2005, which is an association of independent amateur radio organisations in Europe. In 2019 the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) admitted EURAO as a member of its Radiocommunication Sector after a long process of five years since the first membership application was presented. With this goal achieved, Amateur Radio is no longer represented by a single organization. This is a great responsibility for EURAO and at the same time a very exciting challenge. EURAO focuses on the individuals engaged in the amateur radio hobby, rather than the hobby itself, and so it includes members from outside Europe. Being a new Society, the NRSI is focused towards promoting the hobby as a STEM hobby for the 21st century, to attract youth as our primary objective. We emphasise openness and transparency, and inclusivity to our members and affiliated clubs. We intend to increase public visibility of the hobby and demonstrate the core values of amateur Radio through field days and public events that showcase the many aspects of our hobby. We have established a Voluntary Emergency Communications Service providing communications by licenced radio operators for our communities. NRSI runs a QSL bureau and is pleased to note that the number of QSL cards, both incoming and outgoing, are increasing. All enquiries about the National Radio Society of Ireland and EURAO are very welcome and may be directed to our Secretary via NRSI, PO Box 13382, Roscommon, Ireland, F42 NY56. New Licensees The National Radio Society of Ireland, NRSI, congratulates all the candidates who recently passed their Amateur Station License examination. Some of whom were already NRSI members. The results were issued on Monday the 4th of October, and many had their licenses issued on the same day. The next Amateur Station Examination will be held on Saturday the 27th of November so do place your application in as early as possible, as places may be limited. Calling All Newly Licensed Radio Amateurs Now that you've passed the HAREC exam, are you wondering how to learn more about practically operating radio with other licensed Radio Amateurs, getting involved in regular field days, operating portable and building antennae? We'd like to welcome new Radio Amateurs into the National Radio Society of Ireland. Contact the National Radio Society of Ireland via our website www.nrsi.ie where everyone is welcome to join and participate in our activities. We have a number of affiliated clubs around the country and possibly one near you. JOTA-JOTI Scout’s Jamboree on the air takes place over the weekend of the 15th and 16th of October when hundreds of Scout Troops will be setting up stations around the world. There will be a number of Stations in Ireland, these are 14th Galway Scout Group, the Longwood Meath Scouts, the 2nd Laois and Rathdowney, the 5th Mayo, and the Copper Coast Scout Group to mention but a few. More information, including a full list of participating stations may be found at www.jotajoti.info Limerick Radio Club Rally The Limerick Clare amateur Radio club are planning to hold a Rally on the 7th of November 2021 in the Radisson Hotel & Spa, Ennis Road, Limerick, V94 YA2R. The venue can be contacted via email to email@example.com Their telephone number is 061456200. More details will become available later this month. The Rally is an excellent opportunity to purchase both new and second-hand equipment and this is the ideal event to meet up with some of the operators often heard on the air. North Dublin Radio Club North Dublin Radio Club meetings resumed on the 25th of September and continue to meet every Saturday at 8 pm in the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation centre, Kilimore Road, Dublin 5. Members and visitors will be asked, by the management of the ABFRC to produce their EU Covid vaccine Certificate and photo ID to match. The club runs a Saturday night net on 145R575 MHz although this net may be quieter as members now meet in the Artane shack. Non-members are welcome to call in, if only to say hello and receive a signal report. NRSI Response to ComReg Document - Proposed Strategy for Managing the Radio Spectrum 2022-2024 ComReg, the Commission for Communication Regulation, has published a document, ComReg 21/90, seeking consultations on a wide range of licensing issues some of which would be of concern to the Amateur Radio Community. In keeping with many countries in Region 1, there will be additional regulations concerning measurement of non-ionising radiation which require that the use of radio equipment will not exceed the basic restrictions in the relevant tables for general public exposure. This issue is well documented on the Ofcom pages under the heading of Electromagnetic fields. The subject of the entry level licence is also mentioned in the document. As these two issues impact upon the future of our hobby, the National Radio Society of Ireland will consider a response to both these issues before the 22nd of October. Tom Linden Memorial Club NRSI would like to take this opportunity to welcome to the hobby all members of the newly formed Tom Linden Memorial Club, which is based in Cork. The club continues to seek membership applications from any licenced operators or listeners located in Cork and surrounding counties. Additional information about the Tom Linden Memorial Club can be found on the NRSI website. Conclusion All items for inclusion in the NRSI weekly news bulletin should be received no later than Thursday 4pm.