First Meeting for 2015 – Friday 6th February from 7:30pm – 8pm start, at the Willis Rooms, Whitehorse Civic Centre Nunawading
Development of the SDR Radio
Tim VK3TJC has a very interesting talk about the development of the SDR Radio now and into the future.
His talk covers the building blocks that make up an SDR transceiver. He also compares the changes from analogue to digital and the journey into the future. We are in for exciting times and new modes of operation.
Tim’s background goes back to the RF design engineering group at Philips involving the design and production of Philips commercial Transceivers. He has also worked at RFS in Kilsyth in a lead role for many years, only retiring recently.
Tim, has been experimenting with SDR Radio and their software from many years and has had some direct input into the soon to be released in Australia ANAN range of radios. He has also been reviewing many SDR radio software packages.
Summer VHF/UHF Field Day 2015
A wet and miserable weekend presented us for the summer field day 2015. The higher band conditions were down a little with the poor weather.. BUT!! 50Mhz had E’s openings to VK4 and double hop E’s to VK6. 50Mhz was the star of the weekend. The team at VK3ER/P had a great weekend, thanks to all who came up and worked us on the bands. Damian and Ralph at VK3KQ/P near ballarat also had an enjoyable weekend.
VI3ANZAC – Kokoda Battle July 20th – July 27th 2015
Club Name : Eastern and Mountain District Radio Club EMDRC
Event Title : First 7 days of the Kokoda Campaign
Event Start Date : 20/7/2015
Event Duration in days : 7
Most of the operation will be from the EMDRC Clubroom in Burwood. If permitted some of the operation will be portable from the base of Kokoda Memorial Track (1000 steps) located in Ferntree Gully Victoria. Also anticipate operation from the top of the Kokoda Track. Bands will be from 160m-70cm. The club is seeking assistance form members to assist with this special event callsign we have been allocated. contact jack VK3WWW if you want to assist.
The club has the opportunity to request and activate a special event callsign over the year to mark 100 years since the Gallipoli battle. If you would like the club to request this callsign for a special event/battle or special reason, please email the club at email@example.com and we can investigate trying to secure a callsign and assist with the activation. Its up to our members to request this special callsign.
Well, we won a number of the sections and devisions, only pipped on the division 2 – 24hr portable section by VK5LZ. For summer, every contact counts, please make an effort and come up on the bands to hand out some points. well done to all spring contestants, and a special mention to Ralph and Damian VK3KQ/P with there placing in the contest too. Full results on the WIA website HERE
Our 2015 Standard/Advanced License Upgrade Training Course Begins 14th March 2015.
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