Main Meeting Friday 7th August – Remote Rig Control.
The club is considering setting up a remote HF station using the clubs resources from the clubrooms. The Frankston club has recently successfully setup such a station, using a pig remote and a KX3. The Frankston club people involved will visit and present on what they did, how it works, demonstrate the remote station. Come along and learn how to remote control your radio when away from home. Willis Rooms, from 7:30pm Friday night.
Remembrance Day – Club Contest Station VK3ER!
VK3ER will operate the club rooms for the RD Contest 2015, from 1pm Saturday 15th to 1pm Sunday 16th August for 24hrs. We encourage club members to come along and help operate the station over the contest period. If you can’t make it into the clubrooms, it would be great if you could activate your home station over the weekend, and make sure you enter your log. We might even win the club award. You can use the VKCL software to log, and the rules for the contest are at http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/rdcontest/ we look forward to working you over the weekend.
Clubroom Meeting, Friday 21st August – The Black Magic of Baluns!
Ron, VK3AFW from MDRC will present a talk on Balun’s, Unun’s, and all things impedance matching! It should be a great night on 1:1, 4:1 and 9:1 fun!. Ron gave this talk at the Moorabbin club recently and it was well received. Come along to learn about this black art! And if you want some interesting Balun projects, have a look at Peter VK6YSF’s website for inspiration.
Thanks to the club members who assisted with the VI3ANZAC activation of the week. Our portable activation was a great success. More photos HERE
The clubs repeater VK3REC (147.175Mhz) has some operational issues.
We are in the process of correcting these issues. It’s likely the repeater will be OFF LINE for all of August. The schedule is to have these issues corrected by early September, however these plans may change. ** we are working on plans to install a temporary Yaesu system fusion digital repeater for the month of august, this will be run in dual mode (both Digital and Analogue) you will need to use/set your fm only radio to Tone Squelch 91.5Hz to minimise the data noise that may occur.
The next Foundation Course will be held on the weekend of 29&30 August 2015
Contact the club if you are interested in sitting your License by sending an email to: Learning@emdrc.com.au
Club Rooms – Thursday Morning Group
Come and have a coffee and chat. The club rooms are open every Thursday from 10:00 am – usually until about 1:00 pm.
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