Carrickfergus Amateur 

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Welcome to the Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group (CARG) web page with a range of information, references, resources and links to other useful Amateur Radio websites.

Feel free to browse this web site and access any of the resources for your personal use. 


CARG was formed in 1980 and since that time Club members have been actively involved in many radio related events throughout Northern Ireland. 

The Club callsign is GIØLIX. For QSL information see the QSL tab.

See the Photographs and Events Diary sections for details of past and future events.

The Club has a further website for additional reference, hosted by the RSGB which can be accessed at the following address:


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September 2013:



Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Group Club nights will resume for the new season on Tuesday 10th September 2013 at 7:00pm in the Club venue, Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus.
All existing and new members are most welcome to come along. Tea/coffee will be on the go from 7:15pm onwards.

New Amateur Radio licence courses will be enrolling from 10th September 2013 for Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced licences. If you are interested, come along on the 10th September to enroll.

73 de CARG, GI0LIX



October 2013:



The Annual Carrickfergus Amateur Radio Rally will take place on:

Saturday 19th October in Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DA. Opening Time: 11:30 am. Further details will follow.


Radio Rallies & Events in NI in 2013

The following rallies and events are posted for reference and information:

19th October: CARRICKFERGUS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP RADIO RALLY - Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus, BT38 7DA. OT 11:30, £3, TS, B&B, CP, C, DF, SIG, RSGB, MT.

Details from Tim, MIØTBL,



3rd November: Foyle & District ARS Rally



RSGB Event Conventions:

TI: Talk In; C: Catering; CP: Car Park; FM: Flea Market; MT: Morse Tests; OT: Opening Time; LB: Licensed Bar; TS: Trade Stands; £: Admission Price;

B&B: Bring and Buy; DF: Disabled Facilities; SIG: Special Interest Groups


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Club Nights & Venue

If you have an interest in Amateur Radio, Short-Wave listening or radio in general, the Club meets every Tuesday evening at 7:00pm in Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus. The Club welcomes all existing and new members at any stage throughout the year - call in for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat and get involved!   

The Club meets on Tuesday evenings at 7:00pm (September to June). Downshire Community School, Carrickfergus, County Antrim, Northern Ireland. See the Events Diary for holiday details.

Downshire Community School is at the top of Downshire Road. Downshire Road is off the Larne Road, as you leave Carrickfergus heading for Whitehead. Downshire School is signposted (take a left) on the Larne Road heading for Whitehead. Clear here, select the 'Map' button, and zoom into Carrickfergus to find Downshire Road on a Google map.





            Carrickfergus Castle, County Antrim, Northern Ireland


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