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Blackrock Castle activation - "Ham Radio Workshop"
« on: February 20, 2018, 14:49:44 PM »
The North Cork Radio Group ( is proud to announce to activate Blackrock Castle Observatory ( on Monday 19th-March-2018. We will be operating activating the castle under the World Castles Award ( Open for the public from 10AM onwards.

The NCRG will be operating HF mainly, but will have show case equipment, go boxes and other gadgets to show to the public.

Date: 19-March-2018
Time: 10.00-16.00 UTC (QRV 11.00 AM UTC)
Call: EI1NC/P
Grid: IO51tv
WCA: EI-00055
IOTA: EU-115
WAI: W76

The Blackrock Observatory has kindly offered space to hold a "HAM radio Workshop" as detailed on their webpage:

The North Cork Radio Group has a long standing relationship with the Blackrock Observatory, and has activated the castle many times in the past. Previous activations took place under the CASHOTA (Castles and Stately Homes on the Air), however that program is in decline the last couple of years. This planned activation is done under the World Castles Award, which is an active organisation promoting castles worldwide.

Promoting Amateur Radio is one of the founding principles of the North Cork Radio Group. This event is open for the public for those who would like to learn more about Amateur Radio, or even "have a go themselves".

The NCRG would like to see many of you there on the day, or on the air !

Scanner: UBC-3500XLT, UBC-355CLT, GRECOM PSR-255
PMR446: Binatone A-950
HT's: Wouxun KG-UVD1P/KG-669P, Puxing 777-Plus, Baofeng UV5-RE
TX: Kenwood TS-570DGE, Icom IC-7000, Sommerkamp FT-767, Yaesu FT-101ZD, Kenwood TM-D710E, Baojie BJ-9900
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