The Balloon was launched on Sunday the 1st of July. It was launched around 10AM and ascended to a height of approx 32,000 meters before coming down just off the coast near Ulladulla. You can check the APRS log at APRS.FI and search for vk2amw-11
Our meeting place has recently undergone a major overhaul. In addition to accessibility improvements, there is new flooring, roofing, heating and lighting. The wait was worth it!
Mick Hort VK2BZE will be giving a presentation at the March IARS meeting at the Wollongong Scout Hall.
The topic is on Propagation, 6 Meters and up, his presentation is based on the article he published in the WIA AR Magazine last year.
After the December Christmas Meeting there will be no January Meeting. The next meeting will take place on the 13th of February 2018.
You may or may not be aware of the current WIA survey. This is very important for all amateurs whether you are a WIA member or not.
This will assist the WIA moving forward with what amateur radio operators are thinking, and what do they want for the future of amateur radio.
The survey is located here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WIA1
After the success of the last BBQ we now have three like-minded clubs getting together, these being the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Amateur Radio Society, the Mid South Coast Amateur Radio Club and the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society.
Radios, antennas, snags and fun
Put the date in your diary or calendar with more detailed information to follow closer to the time.
Please RSVP and contact your local club secretary for more information.
WHERE: Fitzroy Falls Reservoir Picnic Area
WHEN: Saturday 9th September 2017
TIME: 10H00 to 15H00
The IARS are presently trialing a Yaesu Fusion C4FM repeater on VK2RMP 438.725MHz at Maddens Plains. The 70cm repeater operates with the usual 5MHz negative offset with a 123Hz CTCSS access tone necessary for FM users. The repeater is operating in Auto Mode, so analogue FM transmissions are re transmitted in FM, while digital C4FM signals are re transmitted in C4FM.
-Rob VK2MT Repeater Committee.
Thank you to all who attended the Febuary meeting. The topic discussed was quadcopters, or Drones as they are commonly known. For more info you can check out http://diydrones.com/ for discussion groups and guides to the open source software and hardware discussed at the meeting.
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