Join us for some basics of contesting and some practice.  Over the next few months a few contests and other similar things are going on that you might like to try, such as VHF/UHF field days and the WWFF activation weekend.  We will show you how to use some software and some techniques to get your confidence up and be competitive.

In order to participate in the practical aspect please bring along a handheld with 2m capability.  We will use 2 simplex frequencies – 146.425 and 146.525 -(no offsets) so it might be an idea to  program them in before hand or ensure you know how to drive your rig so you can QSY between them on the night.  A pen/pencil and notepad or paper might be useful also as you will be doing some logging.

Your contest master for the evening will be Nigel VK5NIG and comic relief will be Stuart VK5STU.

C U then!

73

Stuart

A big thanks to Brian, for another very interesting presentation on Digital radio, this is a follow up from our previous tech night, and there will be one more presentation on this subject.

The conversion of an analogue  voice patterns to digital, and what is require to do that with ADC circuitry

Members are reminded, next Friday 29th September is the clubs social night being the 4th Friday in the month,

venue:

North gate community sports club

Rowe avenue

North field 18:30 start.

Plenty of  parking available.

Posted by Royce VK5FRWF

With both Rob and Brian handling Tech night, it was full on with the oscilloscopes, including the vintage unit, with the soft yellow glowing eyes. Well done to both for a very entertaining evening.

Don’t forget we are looking for Committee members including President and Secretary, so if you would like to give either position a go, come forward and put your hand up.

 

Next Tech night,  the 25th August will be oscilloscopes.

If you have one, bring it along, and show us your skills. You might show a circuit working with one.

Digital oscilloscope

Digital oscilloscope

Analog oscilloscope

Analog oscilloscope, a video demonstration  from Dave of EEV blog, who always gives very interesting stuff, so come along and enjoy this one.

By Royce VK5FRWF

Talk on antenna design given by Paul Lawson VK5SL

Paul gave an in depth talk on antenna design, using a program called 4nec2
This program, allows you to type in all the measurements required, and them displays, how your antenna will work. Talk was enjoyed by all members, and note software is freeware, so members are encouraged to try this one out.