Club Members


Frank EI8HIB

I passed the HAREC Amateur Radio exam (CEPT 2) in the summer of 2017. I first got interested in Amateur Radio while on a 4WD trip into the high Victorian Alps in Australia a number of years ago. My buddy was an Australian amateur, he set a vertical antenna hanging up in a tall tree and we were picking up SSB from Germany, I was hooked!

My main interests in the Amateur Radio hobby are SOTA, Portable Ops and homebrewing antennas & rigs. So I'm just starting to explore this great hobby of amateur radio, and finding it to be a great mix of technology, human communications and outdoor activity.

I’m also proud of being the first Chair of The East Leinster Amateur Radio Club, and really look forward to developing the skills of our membership and having a lot of fun in the process.



First got licenced in the UK as M6IES and then progressed to 2E0EIT. Moving back to Ireland Tom found others with an interest in amateur radio and so started semi regular meetings events. With the support of these guys Tom studied for the HAREC exam and successfully passed this In July 2020



CEPT 2 Licence Holder since July 2020.


Training Officer


Founding Member


Johnnie EI8IPB

I was introduced to the radio world through our transport business which had CB radios in all the trucks. As I got older, I became more interested and when I was in my late teens, I was introduced to SSB, I was hooked on the hobby from that day. I spend much of my 20s learning the ins and outs of the hobby, buying radio, and building antennas. 

In late 2020 I was introduced to the guys in the East Leinster Amateur Radio Club which I then joined as a member. This was the best thing I’ve done in my 15 years enjoying the hobby. The guys assisted me in learning the theory by putting it into practice to meet the requirements for the HAREC exam. They also introduced me to the world of operating portable, one of the core values which the club proud of.

I enjoy operating portable with the club every Sunday from elevated locations calling into the Dublin 2m news, where possible, and into the 80m news using an antenna configured for NVIS. This has really helped me in understanding the theory behind propagation. Another fun aspect is IRTS 4m news which the club has recently started doing on the first Sunday of the month.



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