EMDRC Hamfest – Sunday 29th March
$7 per pp including one Raffle ticket and bottomless tea & coffee.
Doors open at 10am.
Commercial and second hand traders, new & used bargains. Raffle prizes donated by our commercial traders, raffle drawn 12:00. Always space foe a chat with old and new friends.
New Boundaries for Microwave Enthusiasts
At our clubroom meeting on 15 November 2019 members welcomed David VK5KK who has been touring southern Australia with Wolfgang OE4WOG and Hans OE2JOM. They are well known as microwave enthusiasts around Europe having worked together setting records on a number of occasions. Wolfgang is the current 122 GHz world record holder and Hans designed (with OE5VRL) the 47 GHz and 76 GHz waveguide switches. His switches are commonly used with the Kuhne 47/76 transverters, also in Dubus microwave magazine projects.
The team delivered an interesting presentation which was warmly welcomed by membership and this video will be of special interest to microwave enthusiasts. The video shows the team presenting their current microwave equipment up to 122GHz, a practical hands on show of their systems and an opportunity for members present to get up close and personal by handing around examples of their gear.
Australis OSCAR 5
Willis Room Presentation 1st November 2019.
After a lot of trials and tribulations, Australis-OSCAR 5, an amateur radio satellite, was successfully launched by NASA on 23 January 1970 – almost 50 years ago. Richard Tonkin told us the story of how this unlikely project came into being through the determination of a group of nerdy students and talented radio hams. Here’s a link to the video of their endeavours . . .
The Australis OSCAR 5 team has a website with more details – Australis OSCAR 5
The EMDRC Club Rooms
VK3ER Club Net
Portable Contest Station
Ralph VK3LL takes us through the station setup of the VK3KQ Contest Station. VK3KQ and VK3LL are always coming up with and experimenting with station add-ons like the True North Electronic Compass Controller and the Raspberry Pi Station Controller. Both these add-ons are the creation of Ralph VK3LL and Damian VK3KQ. Video by VK3PZ.