Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
Weekend 24-25 November
Do to unforeseen circumstance the EMDRC VK3ER team won’t be going to McLaughlin’s Lookout. Instead VK3ER will be operated from the club rooms from 12 noon to 8:00pm. This is an opportunity for members to gain some experience in working the contest or simply join in on the fun.
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 24, to 12.00pm Sunday November 25. Members are encouraged to get involved in the VHF/UHF Spring Field Day and make contact with as many field and home stations.
A good contest logging program to use for the Spring Field Day is VKCL Provigil Visa written by club member Mike VK3AVV and used by most of the participants. More details on the Field Day can be found on the WIA website Order Provigil Overnight
The VK3KQ Team will be out working furiously to compile a competitive score/result. The Team of Ralph and Damian have some new equipment in the pipeline to test out using State of the Art field day automation.
EMDRC Christmas Party BBQ
Saturday 1 December
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: 48 G9). Rooms open from 9:30 am.
Special Event Callsign
Luke VK3UKW operating the Club’s Station for its slot to operate activate VI3MARCONI.
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.
Summer VHF-UHF Field Day 2018
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 2018 VHF/UHF Summer Field Day Video by VK3PZ.