Spring VHF-UHF Field Day – Weekend 25-26 November 2017
Well it’s that time of the year again. Spring is here.
The VK3ER Team is off to McLaughlin’s Lookout for the Field day and will be operating from 50Mhz to 47Ghz.
The VK3KQ Team will be out working furiously to compile a competitive score/result. Site location is again Enfield 20Km south of Ballarat. QF12VG. The Team of Ralph and Damian have some new equipment in the pipeline to test out. State of the Art field day automation.
The Club Rooms at 13A McCubbin St, Burwood, will be open on Saturday for members wishing to participate in the Spring Field Day using the club callsign VK3BNW. David VK3FMPW will be setting up the VK3BNW station in readiness for the midday start. If you are new to the hobby, haven’t participated in contest before or just want to see how it’s done, come on down and join in.
Contest starts at 12.00 pm (local) Saturday 25th November to 12.00pm Sunday 26th November. Members are encouraged to get involved in the VHF/UHF Spring Field Day and make contact with the many field and home stations. Contacts are mainly on SSB. Main frequencies used are 6m, 50.150 + 10Khz steps. 2m, 144.150 + 10Khz steps. 70cm, 432.150 + 10Khz steps etc.
A good contest logging program to use for the Spring Field Day is VKCL http://www.mnds.com.au/vkcl/ written by club member Mike VK3AVV and used by most of the participants. More details on the Field Day can be found on the WIA website http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/
EMDRC Christmas BBQ 2nd December – Club Rooms at Burwood
Details as they came to hand.
The Christmas BBQ at the club rooms, 13a McCubbin St, Burwood (Melway ref: 48 G9). Rooms open from 9:30 pm.
Ralph VK3LL presentation at the EMDRC – Main Meeting
Ralph Parkhurst VK3LL demonstrate his latest projects using the Raspberry Pi.
Antenna Controller – a new compass controlled, highly accurate antenna rotator controller, that incorporates a weather monitoring station, Hepburn tropo prediction and an internet-aware remote connection;
Remote control of your rig – a new innovative remote radio control
Multilateration – using a technique similar to how GPS positioning works, here is an innovative application of Tri-lateration for VHF amateur repeaters which identifies the precise location of the transmitting station delivering a positional resolution of 30 meters – all within a fraction of a second. Users of VK3REC take note!
Yet again we have sold out of 9 meter masts but we do have a 6 meter masts available.
Longer masts sold quickly and we are currently waiting on a delivery of aluminium. We hope to have more masts available in a few weeks. Link
A new batch of the Anderson Pole Hubs are being prepared and should be available soon. Link
Come and have a coffee and a chat. Our club rooms in Burwood are open every Thursday through the holiday period and over summer from 10:00 am – until about 1:00 pm. (the rooms will be closed Thursday 29th December for the xmas break)
The club rooms, 13a McCubbin St, Burwood (Melway ref: 48 G9).
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