Archive for February, 2008

AREN national meeting for April & GAREC’08 Info

Friday, February 15th, 2008

A meeting for all AREN members Nationwide, will take place on Saturday the 12th of April in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. All members are requested to attend.
A copy of the Agenda and details of the venue has been circulated to all members.There have been some changes at the Committee level.

Outgoing Finance officer Dave Moore is succeeded by Tim McNight.

John Ronan takes over as acting Co-ordinator (pending the appointment of a new National Co-ordinator)

John Ketch will remain on the committee in a new role as Secretary while Conor O Neill continues in Operations.

Mark Wall stands down as PRO leaving the position open.

Declan Horan stands down as Training and recruitment officer. Expressions of interest for these posts are welcomed.

We would like to thank Dave Mark and Declan for their support overthe past few years.

The venue of the fourth Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Conference (GAREC-2008) is Friedrichshafen, Germany.
The two day conference will start on Thursday June 26th – a day before the opening of the Ham Radio 2008.

The program will be published in April and the registration will start same
time.

http://www.iaru.org/emergency/

Conor Ei4JN has acquired two roll-up 2m/70cms antennas for use with HTs. These super compact items are made from co-axial cable, and should offer useful gain over the standard ducky or whip. Comparative tests will be carried out in the near future.

You’ll have noticed that the website hasn’t been updated for a while. That’s all changed now as we welcome Bernard Tyers EI8FDB on board as Website mechanic. Bernard joined AREN earlier this year.

Again we would like to welcome on board experimenters who have joined AREN in the last few months.