The 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Waverley Amateur Radio Society Inc. will be held at 7:30pm Wednesday 19th April 2017 at the Society’s club rooms, Rose Bay Scout Hall, Vickery Avenue Rose Bay NSW
Don’t miss out on the WARS Annual Auction, to be held in the Vickery Avenue Rose Bay Scout Hall on July 8th . Bring your surplus gear to sell. Buy Treasures from others.
See details HERE
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The object is to make as many contacts as possible from ferries or wharves. An Opal card will permit the entire day’s travel on any mode of public transport for only $2.50.
Operation is restricted to VHF and UHF bands, any mode, simplex or through repeater using hand-held transceivers.
Check website for more details:
In case nobody noticed the Ferry Contest is on this Sunday 12th March (10:00 – 16:00)! For those who are contemplating their preparation here are some ideas:
Dust off the radio(s) and check their operation
Charge batteries and spare batteries
Program the suggested frequencies
Print log sheets
Study the ferry map and timetable
Read the contest rules
What to Bring
Handheld 2m/70cm Radio (+ backup radio if you have one)
Extension microphone, headset or earpiece
QSL cards (Ferry Contest QSL cards are available on the day)
Opal Card ($2.50 all day!)
Rain jacket (for the strange March weather)
Water bottle – can fill on some ferries and wharves
Snacks and/or loose change for coffee
Camera for those unique Ferry Contest Moments
Maps and Timetables
Detailed maps and timetables are available from the Transport NSW website (http://www.transportnsw.info). It is important to refer to the Sunday timetables as there is significant variation in the timing of operation from weekdays on most of the routes.
The Opal card will provide the most cost-effective fare structure because of the $2.50 cap. Details of the Opal card can be found at the Opal card website (https://www.opal.com.au).
Wyong Field Day
Full weekend Foundation Licence course and assessment plus upgrade assessments. Register on our Education & Training tab, and get your first licence, or upgrade to higher level privileges.
WARS Monthly Meeting.
Tony Monger VK2KZ, will talk on the STEM symposium held in Canberra in November which he attended.
The club has been awarded 3rd place certificate for its entry to the Trans Tasman Low Band Contest in July 2016. We operated a Multi-operator / Two Transmitter entry on 160m, 80m and 40m in SSB, CW and RTTY modes. This was a first attempt at a multi-multi operation from the club site -a great effort in co-ordination and co-operation from the club radio shack and using antennas on site. Well done to the team!
Full contest results http://www.b4h.net/vkcc/transtasman/ttlbcresults2016.php