IRTS C/O David O'Connor
The Wild Atlantic Way (Irish Sl an Atlantaigh Fhiin) is a tourism route on the west coast of Ireland that runs for 2,500km (1553 miles) passing through nine Counties and three provinces. Stretching from County Donegal in the North to County Cork in the south and running through Leitrim, Sligo, Mayo, Galway. Clare, Limerick and Kerry - all on the rugged west coast of Ireland overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
From 1st January to 31st December 2017 Irish Radio Amateurs will be on air with nine special calls - EI11WAW through to EI99WAW. Each call will be associated with one of the counties making up the Wild Atlantic Way. Each call will have its own distinctive QSL card depicting a highlight of the county linked to the call.
QSL requests via Clublog or the Buro. Requests for a Direct QSL via Clublog or to EI6AL enclosing $2, or 2 via paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org
A Certificate will be made available for download to any station that works all nine calls, any band any mode. Sample below. Apply by email to QSL manager EI6AL giving name, call and mode for all calls (Mixed,CW/SSB or Digital). A certificate can also be sent by post - send 5 ($5) to cover postage either direct to EI6AL or via paypal to email@example.com
EI44WAW is associated with the County of Mayo, bordered to the north by Co Sligo and to the south by Co Galway. Downpatrick Head, located in North West Mayo is an area of rugged coastal beauty. Defiant against the pounding waves of the Atlantic ocean a rock feature called Dun Briste (Broken Fort) stands proudly off the coast. To the west and overlooking Clew Bay, with its 365 islands, lies Croagh Patrick, Irelands holy mountain.
The Mayo Radio Experimenters Club operating at night at Blacksod Lighthouse in Co Mayo, #IE0008
The Mayo Radio Experimenters Club operating Portable on the Mullet Peninsula in Co Mayo.