Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
Weekend 23-24 November
The VK3ER Team is off to McLaughlin’s Lookout for the Field day and will be operating from 50Mhz to 47Ghz.
The Club Rooms at 13A McCubbin St, Burwood, will be open on Saturday from 10:00, for members wishing to participate in the Spring Field Day using the club callsign VK3BNW.
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.
There will be plenty of stations on the air. Contacts are mostly on SSB, the main frequencies used are 6M – 50.150 +10Khz steps, 2m – 144.150 + 10Khz steps, on 70cm – 432.150 + 10Khz steps and on 23CM – 1296.150 + 10Khz steps. Start time is Local time 12.00 pm Saturday November 23, to 12.00pm Sunday November 24. Members are encouraged to get involved in the VHF/UHF Spring Field Day and make contact with as many field and home stations.
EMDRC Christmas BBQ
Saturday 7 December, EMDRC Club Rooms
The EMDRC traditional Christmas BBQ at the clubrooms. The BBQ will be fired up for lunch at noon and the club will supply the snags/bread, as well as open the drinks fridge for a can of soft drink. We will have paper plates and cutlery too. Of course, you are welcome to BYO meat and use the club BBQ.
We ask members attending if they could bring along something to share, maybe a snack (cheese and dip or biscuits), a salad or something sweet for dessert to share amongst the members, this really helps make the day. Bring a camp chair and you can set yourselves up under the trees and enjoy summer and the year that has been.
The Christmas Party BBQ at the club rooms, 13a McCubbin St, Burwood (Melway ref: 61 E7). Rooms open from 10:00 am.
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
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.