26 January 2019
A reminder to all club members and those interested, Australia Day falls on Saturday 26th January.
To celebrate this occasion, our clubrooms and club shack will be open for members and visitors to view and operate. The AX callsign prefix is available to all Australian Amateurs to use on the actual Australia Day and will be in use at the clubrooms on the Saturday. Please note it is not available for use on the Gazetted Public Holiday on Monday.
In the great EMDRC tradition, our BBQ will be in operation on the day from noon until stumps with snags, sauce and bread provided. Soft drinks will be available from the club fridge at a reasonable charge.
Naturally if you prefer an alternative meat or non alcoholic beverage, feel free BYO and use the club facilities.
February – Willis Room Meeting
Friday Evening 1 February, Willis Room, Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading
Marc VK3OHM on the 1st February, will give a presentation at the Willis Room, of his time with the Traffic Control & Emergency Centre.
From 1975 to 1983 I was lucky enough to work at the Traffic Control & Emergency Centre in Brisbane St (and later Oxford St) Sydney, as part of the development of the Sydney Coordinated Adaptive Traffic System (SCATS) as a hardware/software engineer. SCATS has gone on to become the benchmark traffic control system in the world, now in use in 27 countries.
Much has changed in the technology of traffic control, but little has changed in the basic principles. This talk discusses the general principles of what that grey control box on the side of the road does, and tries to explain why traffic lights behave the way they do.
This Meeting will be held at the City of Whitehorse – Council’s Civic Centre at 397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading (Melway ref: 61 H3). Rooms open from 7:30 pm and the meeting starts at 8:00 pm
EMDRC Hamfest 2019
Sunday 24 March 2019
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The EMDRC Event
Special Event Callsign
Luke VK3UKW operating the Club’s Station.
The Special Event callsign VI3MARCONI commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the first radio contact between the Marconi station in Wales and with Mr. Ernest Fisk (AWA) Sydney Australia.
VHF-UHF Field Day
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.
VK3LL operating 2m SSB in the VHF/UHF Field Day Video by VK3PZ.