NRSI Radio News for Sunday - 17th October 2021

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by EI6HPB, Oct 17, 2021.

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  1. EI6HPB

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    Welcome Address

    Our News Service will be transmitted every Sunday on 3633 KHz at 11:30 am Local time. 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.

    Technical Support Panel

    A panel of technical experts has been established with the goal of providing advice and support to new hobby entrants. Any newly licenced individual who is finding difficulty to carry out a test or operate their radio for the first time can be assisted by this panel. If you have recently passed the HAREC exam and are wondering how to learn more about practically operating radio with other licensed Radio Amateurs, this panel will be available to assist you. We'd like to welcome new Radio Amateurs into the National Radio Society of Ireland. Contact with the technical panel can be made via the webpage

    Scout’s Jamboree on the air

    This weekend Scout’s Jamboree on the air has been operating stations throughout the world. Some of the stations setup in Ireland for the event were the 14th Galway Scout Group, the Longwood Meath Scouts, the 2nd Laois and Rathdowney, the 5th Mayo, and the Copper Coast Scout Group.

    Limerick Clare Amateur Radio Club Rally

    A reminder that 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 Their telephone number is 061456200. Further information about the event 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. For additional information regarding the rally, please visit


    WWFF is an international and non-commercial program run by National coordinators of a large number of national Flora and Fauna programs. Until this year there was no national coordinator for Ireland. An NRSI committee member approached the global organisers with the aim of bringing the program into Ireland. This has now been successfully achieved. NRSI hopes that the awards provided by this endeavor will generate additional activity on the amateur radio bands.

    Munster Radio Club

    NRSI is pleased to announce the establishment of a new club in the country. The Munster Radio Club committee are keen to provide additional events and services in the region for all radio enthusiasts going forward into the future. Information about the club can be obtained from the NRSI website at

    NRSI Response to ComReg Document - Proposed Strategy for Managing the Radio Spectrum 2022-2024

    A reminder that 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. All members are welcomed to submit their views via the NRSI website or by email to the secretary no later than Tuesday this week.

    NRSI HAREC Classes

    NRSI members who undertook the recent HAREC exam passed the with flying distinction. NRSI run classes for the HAREC and will begin again soon for all those interested in sitting the next examination. For more information please contact the NRSI secretary.

    NRSI Introduces HamShack Hotline

    Hamshack Hotline (HH) is a FREE dedicated VOIP service for the Amateur Radio community. Typically, phones are established in personal shacks, clubs and other amateur radio related sites. It is not the intention of HH to replace traffic carried over radio, but rather to augment it, by providing a full duplex path for communications when spectrum is unavailable due to diminished conditions or other reasons. HH also supports FAXing of information (with appropriate equipment) which allows operators to share documents & data between locations. HH is an effective resource for off-air troubleshooting when you need to coordinate a troubleshoot of a radio circuit off-air and assist on multiple sites. In addition to all this, conference bridges on the HH network allow large groups of Hams to coordinate & meet in real time anywhere in the world. Ireland has five such bridges: one for national and four provincial usage. NRSI can assist in every aspect of the registration and hardware configuration process. Recently NRSI imported from Europe a large selection of equipment for HH usage which can be made available to anyone interested in getting onto the network. All of this equipment is being supplied fully programmed and ready to use.


    All items for inclusion in the NRSI weekly news bulletin should be received no later than Thursday 4pm. Items may be emailed to or sent by whatsapp to (089) 405 0602.

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