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The Worked All Ireland (WAI) award scheme is run by the Irish Radio Transmitters Society (IRTS), Ireland's [EI] amateur radio association. 


During my 2015 visit I managed to activate a few more WAI squares some during a SOTA activity others en route from the car.  Again I was using the FT-857D with the head [with optional separation kit] fitted onto the car's dash and an ATAS-120 antenna covering 40m - 6m bands.


Unfortunately on a few en route stops I did not get a single QSO from /M so that squares like M88 below at Elphin Co. Roscommon remain to be completed.


Photo list is by County and WAI number.


Call sign: EI/ON4TA/P or EI/ON4TA/M



The restored 18th century windmill at Elphin, a community project.



The following WAI squares have been activated:


Co. Donegal


On my first two days in Co. Donegal there was an Atlantic depression with gail force wind, frequent rain showers, even hail.  I could not ascend Errigal as planned so instead I did some sight seeing along the "Wild Atlantic Way".  I set up mobile on a small parking / beach just north of Falcarragh, with a few trips back to town for a coffee!  



Activating B71 from the harbour waiting for the ferry to Arranmore.

En route activation at this hidden spot.  Blue sky but still very windy so a high swell.

My site for the day.  Poor WX with gail force wind and low cloud.



Co. Mayo


I managed to activate WAI grids F64 and F74 which can only be reached on foot by following the Erris Head loop walk on the northern tip of the Mullet peninsula.  A coastal path walk with very scenic views, turf field boundaries, cliffs and a nearby EIRE sign.



This trig on a lower hill is not marked on the OSI map, strange.

The turf boundary "path".

The view opposite Killeen graveyard.



Co. Wexford


My second climb of Coolnarrig Hill dominating Baltinglass village.  This time the radio equipment worked and I was able to log a few contacts on HF.



Huge cairn (and an ancient hill fort) on this hill top near Baltinglass.




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