Jack VK3WWW will give a presentation of his trip to South Korea for the 19th IARU World ARDF Championships. His presentation will focus on the competition and how the Australian team performed against teams from other countries.
Also, he will discuss the trip to the DMZ (De-Militarised Zone) between the North and South.
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.
Whitehorse Spring Festival
Sunday 21st October, Whitehorse Civic Centre, Nunawading
160m Melbourne Cup Day
Tuesday 6th November, EMDRC Club Rooms, Burwood
Melbourne Cup Day 2018 160m (am) 11:00 am Coffee Break Net.
Many of you will know that I have operated 160m/p on Melbourne Cup Day for many years. My locations has been mostly in the SE and Eastern parts of Melbourne. The late Lionel Curling was an integral part of the operation and since his passing I have kept up the tradition. We have had some fun times over the years so I always look forward to it. For about the past 7 years I have taken pride in packing the bike trailer with everything required for a 160m operation preceded by Bacon and Eggs for breakfast including orange juice and some fresh scones.
For 2018 I am planning to do the event a little differently. Some of you are aware that I recently had some surgery and because of the operation I need to take it easy and gradually build up my fitness. Hence the 90+kg trailer behind the bike is not permitted. Also it would be nice to see more of you come along and join us. For that reason I have decided to operate from the park next to the EMDC Club Rooms. Station setup will be totally portable. We will not be using the club station, but as we are at the club tea, coffee, BBQ and toilets are no problem. There will be a limited quantity of Eggs, Bacon, Bread, Scones, Jam, Cream and Orange Juice. But there is no rule that says you can’t supply some extra goodies.
On Tuesday November 6th I am planning to commence the setup between 09:00-09:30 and we should start the pack up shortly after 12:30pm. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in. As usual it most probably will be a very social outing with a bit of radio involved as well. Cheers, Jack.
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The Spring VHF – UHF Field Day
Weekend 24-25 November, EMDRC Club Stations
The VHF-UHF Field Days provide VHF-UHF operators with the opportunity to “head for the hills” and see how far and how many they can work. The Field Days have separate sections for single and multiple operator stations. The duration of the Field Day is 24 hours, but there are also 8-hour sections for operators who may not be able to camp overnight. Most club stations prefer to operate for the full 24 hours. The Field Days also generate plenty of activity from home stations, so there is also a separate Home Station section.
For more details, visit the WIA website http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/
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.