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.
The Special Event finished on 31/12/2017 and the call is no longer on air. Thanks to all those who participated. All calls with EI88WAW have now been uploaded to LOTW.
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
The call EI88WAW is associated with the county of Kerry, bordered to the north by Co Limerick and to the east by Co Cork. The Skellig Islands, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, lie about 12km of the southwest coast of Co Kerry. Stone beehive huts at Skellig Michael's summit provide evidence of monastic settlements dating back to the 6th century. The Islands were featured in the movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) The Skelligs witnessed the laying of the first Trans-Atlantic communications cable to Valentia Island and onwards across the Atlantic to Hearts Content in Newfoundland, completed in 1866. In March 1919 Marconi engineers H. J. Round and W. T. Ditcham made the first east-west Trans-Atlantic voice broadcast, using valve technology, from Ballybunion in Co Kerry, using the callsign YXQ.