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Upcoming events with AREN support

Tuesday, May 15th, 2007

Galtee Walking Festival
There are just 4 weeks to go to the 2 days of activity in the Galtees Walking Festival on the Saturday and Sunday of the June Bank Holiday weekend. John Ronan EI7IG is event Coordinator and he is being assisted by John EI2JB and other members of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group.
Preparations are at an advanced stage but there are still radio positions to be filled on Saturday and on Sunday. Newcomers are welcome and training will be provided each morning. Please contact John EI7IG on 086 8167310 or John EI2JB at QTHR

Ladies Mini Marathon
The 2007 Flora Ladies Mini Marathon takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 4th June at 3.00pm. It starts from Fitzwilliam Square, and finishes in Stephens Green Dublin 2. Sadly this year’s event will happen without the familiar voice of Donnchadh O’ Shea who traditionally operated the net control station.
This year’s public service event will be dedicated to his memory. The co-ordinator for the event again this year will be George Adjaye who may be contacted by phone on 086 2586103 or Fax 01 4908546 or email george.adjayeg at

Comeragh Cycle race
There are just 8 weeks to go to the Bike race in Waterford in the 1st July. Richie EI9HR is event Co-ordinator and he is being assisted by John EI8JA. This year?s race, though run over essentially the same route as last year will be on a greater scale with over 160 riders taking part. The Civil Defence have come on board this year to help with marshalling and RTE will be filming the event.
AREN will provide the communications for safe traffic management and accident reporting. There will be more radio reporting points and mobile stations than last year so more radio operators are required. Again newcomers are welcome and training will be provided on the morning of the race. Please contact Richie on mobile 085-1465465 or evenings on 051-854315

AREN based project funding success – July 2006

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

John Ronan (EI7IG) and Dr. Sven van der Meer of the Irish National IPv6 Centre, Waterford Institute of Technology, have successfully applied for funding to investigate if Position Reporting Systems, Map Display/Overlay systems coupled with mathematical methods can be used to reduce the workload and/or help in the decision making process of a Search and Rescue Scene Commander. The project will run for a duration of 12 months, and is due to start later this year.

The proposal is based on the work and experience gained by Tipperary Amateur Radio Group and AREN with positioning technology (APRS) over the last few years and the relationships built up with the Glen of Aherlow Failte Society and the South East Mountain Rescue Association.