June – EMDRC Annual General Meeting
Friday Evening 5 June, 8pm
In keeping with long held tradition, the EMDRC AGM will be held on 5 June.
Council has advised our regular Willis Room at the Whitehorse Civic Centre has restricted access and due to permitted attendee numbers is not suitable to hold our AGM. As a result, Committee is planning to conduct the Annual General Meeting over the online platform Zoom.
EMDRC members have been emailed the details of the registration process for the Zoom AGM meeting. If the email has gone astray, members please email the club to have a copy emailed to you.
EMDRC FM Modulation Monitor
A new 2 metre on-air information service is now under test by the EMDRC and available for club members living near Burwood to try out.
Introducing Australia’s first on-air real time FM Modulation Monitor that determines the peak audio deviation for any narrow band FM signal that it receives, and reports the result to you immediately using spoken word. Please note that the service is experimental and members may find that it is unavailable at times when the equipment is being updated.
You will find the service running now on 145.250MHz. For more details FM Modulation Monitor
Welcome to Amateur Radio guidebook provides an introduction to our hobby for newly licenced Foundation class amateurs. The book is published digitally. It contains many hotlinks to external websites with useful information. It is available as an Acrobat pdf file suitable for reading on a PC or tablet. It can be printed if required. It will also available as an eBook for the Kindle, Nook and Kobo readers as well as the Apple Books app in the next week or so. LINK
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 10:00 and evenings at 8:00, Simplex 146.525
- Thursday Club Rooms, morning at 10:00 on the club repeater VK3REC and 10:30 on Zoom.
- 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.
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.