Annual General Meeting

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

Sydney Amateur Radio Ferry Contest

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:

 

The Ferry Contest is almost here…..

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:

Preparation

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
Extra battery
QSL cards (Ferry Contest QSL cards are available on the day)
Log sheets
Pens/Pencil
Ferry Map
Ferry Timetables
Opal Card ($2.50 all day!)

Backpack
Rain jacket (for the strange March weather)
Hat
Sun glasses
Sunscreen
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.

Opal Card

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).

Foundation Course & Assessments

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.

January 2017 Meeting Talk.

WARS Monthly Meeting.

Tony Monger VK2KZ, will talk on the STEM symposium held in Canberra in November which he attended.

Trans Tasman Low Band Contest 2016

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

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