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AGM Report

On Wednesday the 6th of December 2023 last, members of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group met at The Princess Bar, Clonmel at 8pm for their Annual General Meeting. This was a well attended meeting with group members traveling from Co Kilkenny, Co Waterford, and Co Cork joining their Co Tipperary based colleagues.

Andy EI5JF chaired this very productive meeting, and John EI7IG (TARG Secretary) read the minutes of the previous AGM. Group treasurer Thomas EI2IT reported a healthy financial situation. A review of the year as well as upcoming activities were discussed at length by the group members. The callsign EI30T will be aired on the various Amateur Radio Bands over the coming year to mark the 30th Anniversary of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group since its formation in 1994.

Congratulations were extended to group members Tom EI5JDB and Eddie EI5JNB who were successful in passing the HAREC Exam which they sat last November. Brian EI2JKB was acknowledged for his efforts in reading the Weekly IRTS News every Sunday at 9.30pm on 145.450mhz FM. It was decided that the venue for all group meetings in 2024 will be held at The Princess Bar, Irishtown, Clonmel, Co Tipperary (E91 PW90). The meeting concluded at 11pm when Andy EI5JF thanked all for their input and attendance at this AGM of TARG.

The new committee was elected as follows:-

  • Chairman- Andy Jay EI5JF
  • Vice Chairman – Brian Kelly EI2JKB
  • Secretary – John Ronan EI7IG
  • Treasurer – Thomas Hallinan EI2IT
  • Group PRO – Hugh O’Donnell EI2HI
  • Events & QSL Manager – Paul Norris EI3ENB

For more information about T.A.R.G you can contact us at ei7trg@ei7trg. ie


The Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be held at The Princess Bar, Irishtown Upper, Clonmel, Co Tipperary on Wednesday the 6th of December 2023 at 8pm. The Eircode for this venue is E91 PW90. The meeting is open to all and Short Wave Listeners are in particular very welcome to attend.

AGM Report

Wednesday 19th April last the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group held its AGM at the Talbot Hotel Clonmel (Previously the Park Hotel). The meeting was well attended with members visitors traveling from neighboring counties. Chairman Andy EI5JF welcomed new members in particular and opened the meeting. The minutes from the previous AGM were read and approved. Club treasurer Tommy EI2IT presented the financial status of the club which was in healthy order. A number of administrative items were dealt with and ratified. The committee for the forthcoming year was elected which was as follows:

  • EI5JF – Andy Jay – Chair
  • EI2JKB – Brian Kelly – Vice Chair
  • EI7IG – John Ronan – Secretary
  • EI3ENB – Paul Norris – QSL Manager
  • EI2IT – Thomas Hallinan – Treasurer
  • EI2HI – Hugh O’Donnell – PRO

The Club look forward to meeting old friends and new at the IRTS AGM/Rally weekend.

New members and SWLs in particular are always welcome to come along to any of our meetings.  Further information can be found by contacting Hugh, EI2HI on 145.450Mhz, the Southern Ireland Repeater Group Network, The Tipperary Amateur Radio Group Zello Channel or @QTHR.


he Annual General Meeting of the Tipperary Amateur Radio Group will be held at The Park Hotel, Clonmel on Wednesday 19th April at 8pm.

This is the most important meeting of the calendar year and all members are requested to attend. Short Wave Listeners and new members are in particular very welcome. The election of club officers will take place as well as making plans for the coming year.

For more information about Tipperary Amateur Radio Group you can contact the club chairman Andy EI5JF at QTHR.

Hazel Leahy, EI9IZ, Silent Key

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Hazel Leahy EI9IZ of Barnlough, Bansha, Co Tipperary who passed away on Thursday the 13th of May 2021. While not very active in recent years.

Hazel was one of the founding members of Tipperary Amateur Radio Group when it was formed in October 1994. She served as secretary of T.A.R.G. on its formation and played a major role in getting the group active over the following years. Hazel was a well respected and a valued member of T.A.R.G. as her enthusiasm for ham radio was infectious.

We offer our deepest sympathies to her loving husband Joe EI5GE and extended family.  May she rest in peace.

Hazel Leahy, EI9IZ