EI – Dublin, Ireland

Dates: 8 to 16 July 2012

Callsign: EI/WJ2O/M

/EI – Dublin, Ireland
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I spent 2 weeks this summer making a driving tour completely circling Ireland. I have a special page just for this trip. Click on Ireland Itinerary to see for yourself.
Below is a snapshot of all the Irish cities I spent the night in. Don’t forget the Northern Ireland page.

EI, EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73

Dublin

Cork, Red Bull, EI, EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73

Cork

Killarney, The Mill Restaurant, EI, EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73

Killarney

EI, EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney, The mIll, restaurant, Ennistymon CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73

Ennistymon

EI, EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney, The mIll, restaurant, Ennistymon, Galway, CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73

Galway

EI, EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney, The mIll, restaurant, Ennistymon, Galway, Donegal, CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73

Donegal


Dublin


River Liffe at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney,

The River Life.
The entire city grew up around this river. Shops and pubs line both sides.

My First Lunch
Tired and hungry after my arrival I order a bowl of fish soup.

Braeakfast at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney,
Trinity Capital Hotel at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Trinity Capital Hotel
My first hotel in Dublin is in the Trinity District. A tiny room in Dublin at the Trinity Capitol Hotel.

Jazz singer

Jazz singer at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney,
Oak Smoked Salmon at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney,

Oak Smoked Salmon and Organic Salmon Pie
and a Guinness.

Father and Daughter band

Father and Daughter band at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney,.

Another Pub
You can’t possibly hit them all.


Guinness Storehouse


Bog Guiness gate atat EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney,

Big Gate
This is the entrance to the Guinness Storehouse. Apparently storehouse was the name for brewery some time ago.

Guinness beer barrels

Guiness beer barrels at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney,.
Guiness factory schematic at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney..

Guinness factory schematic

Bottles & bottles

Guiness s bottles at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Guinness tasting at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Guinness Tasting

A Guinness A Day.
Fine words to live by.

Guinness days at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Waterford


Waterford crystal at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Waterford crystal

Cutting the Glass
Here a worker is carefully cutting the grooves in a goblet.

Glass cutting at at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Glass types at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Different types of glasses

Glass showroom

Glass showroom at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Wordls largest champagne cup at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Champagne anyone?
This is the world’s tallest crystal glass.


Blarney Castle


Long Line
It took about two hours to get through the Castle.

Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Blarney Dave.

This is the Spot
Looking from the ground up at where the Blarney Stone is.

Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Closeup of Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Closeup.

Musicians inside the castle.

Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Climbing the stairs.

Kissers
Blarney kissers of all ages.

Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
EI, EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney, The mIll, restaurant, Ennistymon, Galway, Donegal, Trinity district, Big, gate, Guinness Storehouse, waterford crystal, Blarney stone, CEPT, CQ World-Wide Phone Contest, qsl card, 160 dipole, all-band vertical, Ham shack, radio, DX, VHF, dxpedition, qsl card, antenna tower, CW, SSB, Ham radio, dxp, JT65, FT8, RTTY, 160, 80, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10 meters, tri-bander, yagi, low bands, WARC, power supply, screw driver antenna, R5 Cushcraft vertical, EME, satellite, DXCC entities, qso, qsl, 73

This guy missed the stone completely because he didn’t go down far enough.

Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

This guy hit the mark.

Trying to get back up and it started raining.

Blarney Castle at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

The Mobile Station


Audi Quattro A7 Rental at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney

My Station
Audi Quattro A7 Rental.
The antenna mounted to a side door very nicely using a trunk lip mount.

Antenna close-up
The Little Tarheel II.

Mobile antenna setup at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney
Battery hookup at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney

Hooking up the battery

Mobile station layout

Mobilke station layout at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney
Mobile operating at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Operating
This was taken on a hilltop outside Galway at the start of the IARU contest.

EI/WJ2O/M at the helm!

EI/WJ2O/M operating at Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Mobile operating at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

On The Road
Listening to 20 meter CW while driving. Watch out, I might be heading for your QTH.


Ennistymon


Falls Hotel, Ennistymon
This is the front entrance of the hotel.

Falls Hotel, Ennistymon at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Hotel lobby at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Lobby and reception area of the hotel

Ennistymon Falls
Internet in this hotel was only available here in the bar. I managed to make the best of that hardship.
Internet in this hotel was only available here in the bar. I managed to make the best of that hardship.

Ennistymon Falls at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.
Cost of petrol at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Fueling Up
The rental used diesel and as you can see had a pretty large tank. Filling 76 liters at around a Euro and a half per liter is a lot of money. However, I have been driving for 5 days and this is my first fill up.

National Roads
This image shows a typical main thrufare on the West side of Ireland. Even though the speed limit is 100 km/h, you don’t go that fast when your road shoulders consist of stone hedge rows.

Ennistymon road at EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Back to the U.S.A.


Aer lingus took me back to the states. EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.

Aer Lingus
My transportation back to JFK.
Prior to returning here I spent two days in Northern Ireland. You might want to see the section for GI.

EI/WJ2O/M QSL Card Front

Qsl card front for EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney, W4mPY qsl design.

QSL By
W4MPY

CEPT license for EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.With the understanding of how the CEPT Licensing Agreement works, I assigned myself the callsign EI/WJ2O/M

Trip Statistics Report

Equipment:
Kenwood TS-480HS Transceiver
Navigator Computer to Radio Interface
Dell Vostro Laptop Computer
CW TouchKeyer.com Model P6 Keyer
Little Tarheel II (6 through 80 meters)

Kenwood TS-480HS transceiver with CW TouchKeyer and Little Tarheel II (6 through 80 meters) antenna for EI/WJ2O/M.

Click on Ireland Itinerary for trip details.

Air Lingus boarding pass for EI/WJ2O/M, Ireland, Dublin, Killarney.