April – EMDRC Online Club Meeting – Facebook Live
Friday Evening 3 April, EMDRC Facebook Live 8pm
Wondering about Space Communication especially communicating with Astronauts. There will be an ARISS presentation at the EMDRC where you will learn some of the history behind SAREX, MIR and ARISS. With special attention in what it takes to set up an ARISS School Contact.
Join us for an online presentation. Go to the EMDRC Facebook page and view Facebook Live. http://www.facebook.com/VK3ER/
If you don’t have a Facebook login click this Link. http://www.facebook.com/VK3ER/live
News from the EMDRC Committee
27 March 2020
The Committee has closed all Willis Room and McCubbin St Clubroom meetings including our regular Thursday and Saturday morning meetings at least for the immediate term.
Social distancing rules around our regular club meetings means we need to find other ways to keep in touch. Your Committee has been working on how we might deliver our monthly meeting presentations, so standby for news updates.
As a club we are looking for innovative ways for members to discuss their radio activities and interests, plus continue to learn. Members might enjoy the assortment of videos available from our own EMDRC and Bulletin website. Some have been experimenting with digital modes FT8 and JS8, others building antennas and joining the western suburbs club net on a 6m around midday on 52.525 FM. The Yarra Valley club has commenced an “Isolation Net” at 10am Fridays on their repeater 146.725 no tone Whatever you are doing please spend a few minutes to share your activities with other members. Put a few words together and email to email@example.com and we will post on our website.
- Daily VHF Nets, mornings at 10am and evenings at 8pm, Simplex 146.525
- Thursday Club Rooms, replacing by morning net at 10am on the club repeater VK3REC 147.175
- EMDRC Calling Frequencies – 7.120 SSB and 147.175 (REC). Members might keep a listening watch on these frequencies for Club members then QSY as agreed.
May – EMDRC Online Club Meeting – CFA’s new Field Operation Vehicles
Friday Evening 1 May, EMDRC Facebook Live 8pm
CFA maintains a fleet of 20 vehicles for use as mobile command posts. These vehicles are fitted with a range of IT and radio communications equipment and integrate seamlessly into the CFA incident management structure. A project is currently underway to revitalise 10 of these vehicles with the latest equipment and apply the lessons learned from field experience over the last few years.
In tonight’s talk Derek will introduce the CFA’s sophisticated communications systems and describe the features of the vehicles currently under re-construction.
Join us for an online presentation. Go to the EMDRC Facebook page and view Facebook Live. http://www.facebook.com/VK3ER/live
Australis OSCAR 5
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
Every Sunday morning at 10:00 am and Wednesday evening at 8:30 pm.
Please join us for the club net immediately following the WIA National News on Sunday morning at 10:00 am and/or Wednesday evening at 8:30 pm
On VK3REC 147.175 Mhz FM.
Hosted by Michael VK3FLMV from his home in Boronia.
All Club members and Guests are welcome.
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.