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
The new version of the Powerpole Distribution box looks & works terrific!
Neville Amy VK2FNJA sadly passed away on Saturday 24 September 2016.
A funeral service will be held for Neville at the Eastern Suburbs Crematorium, South Chapel at 10am, Tuesday 04 October 2016.
The regular Tuesday working bee may either be delayed until aroud 12pm, or possibly cancelled. Please call on a club repeater on the day to confirm.
Vale Neville Amy, VK2FNJA SK.
See page 45 of the September Amateur Radio magazine for a great review of the club Power Pole kit.
See http://www.wia.org.au/members/armag/2016/september/ for more information
Recently some trials have been conducted using the remote station on digital modes and a report on the trials in PSK, RTTY and JT65 has been published. This is a set up and operating guide to operating digital modes on the remote, and it can be used as basis for further trials using other AFSK data modes.
The guide is in the member’s section, on the remote station page. You must be logged in to the site and a current financial club member in order to access this page.
Remembrance Day Contest 0300 UTC Saturday till 0300 UTC Sunday (1pm Saturday to 1pm Sunday)
The club will be activating the club shack from 4pm to 10pm local on Saturday 13 August.
- Members welcome to come and operate the multi-mode station. We will be operating 160-70cm on phone, CW and RTTY.
- Members are also welcome to operate the remote station in the contest when the shack is closed.
There is a new WICEN sponsored 70cm DMR repeater on air connected to the global DMARC system. The current QTH is Dural (but not ARNSW). Callsign is VK2RRW
To program your radio:
RX 438.1000 / TX 433.100
Color Code 1
The same Talk Groups (TG) and Time Slot (TS) allocations as VK2RCG with the exception that TG5 is now on TS1
The ACMA has issued the following:
We are currently experiencing problems with our systems that are affecting the issue and renewal of radiocommunications apparatus licences. The Register of Radiocommunications Licences (RRL) has not been accurately showing some licences as current after a renewal or new licence payment. This is occurring when an invoice was issued last financial year but paid this financial year
See the full announcement HERE:
The St George Amateur Radio Society annual 80 metre contest will be held this Saturday evening, 30th July 2016 from 6 PM to Midnight local time. This is a friendly contest for all licence holders, using phone (voice) CW or digital, in six blocks of one hour each.
Power levels and emission modes as per your individual licence class. Points allocated on distance basis. Additional points available for contacts by and with foundation licence holders. Seven different awards available for those who submit a contest log.
No multi or assisted operators permitted. Contestants can operate from home, portable or mobile. Logs can be either electronic ADIF or paper. While this contest is not in the list, VK CL can be used in the personal log mode.
For more information and the complete contest rules visit our web site www.sgars.org