Main Meeting – Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading – 2nd February
Bob VK3XP – Mobile HF antenna
A detailed presentation of the SPARC antenna will be given at the Willis Room Nunawading Civic Centre. The talk will be given by a number of members from the SPARC club. It will cover design concept, mechanical challenges, evaluating the design and field testing. A large portion of the raw materials were purchased from Bunnings. The presentation will complete with a demonstration. For all home brewers, a must see.
The Main Meeting is held at the City of Whitehorse – Council’s Civic Centre at 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading (Melway ref: 61 H3). Rooms open from 7:30 pm, meeting starts 8:00 pm.
EMDRC Christmas BBQ – saved by the Tarp!
Saved by the Tarp! what a day. Thanks to everyone who made the Club’s Christmas Party BBQ a success. We weren’t going to let a bit of Melbourne inclement weather stop us from enjoying the traditional EMDRC Christmas BBQ.
The club rooms will continue to be open on Thursday mornings, through the Christmas break, except they will be closed on the 28th December.
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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