Radio Experimenter Station EI5DD
My station is located at my home situated in Lower Salthill, approximately one and a half miles from Galway City and a five minute walk from the famous Galway Bay on the West Coast of Ireland. I am located at sea level so VHF/UHF take-off from here is poor but dependant on conditions which can give surprising results at times. HF operation is not hectic due to the size of my back garden and anything that I have achieved to date has been possible using my top loaded “short wire” antenna. As a result of my predicament I spend a lot of time operating my station either portable or mobile. As Connemara is virtualy "treeless", I use either a kite supported vertical or a loaded vertical as my portable antenna.
I am currently active on FM and SSB on 10, 6, 4, 2 metres and also 70 cms and occasionally on the other HF bands. I will shortly be operational on 23 cms SSB and ATV and also working towards similar operation on 13 cms and 10 GHz is currently on the drawing board. I am also active on the Data modes and Digital Voice.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Network occupies a lot of my time and is an excellent way of applying theory and operating skills to the efficient handling of emergency traffic. Over the years I have participated in AREN operations in my own County and several others. I keep a separate station well serviced and exclusively for this type of operation packed in flight cases. Probably this is the only really organised part of the hobby as the rest of the gear is all over the place.
My Maidenhead locator is IO53LG. ITU: 27 WAZ: 14 IOTA: EU-115
If you hear me on air – do feel free to give me a call.
I QSL via eQSL and the IRTS Bureau and submit qsos to Logbook of the world. I do prefer to receive a card.