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.

It started quiet, but the kids certainly made up for it in the end, I had plenty of participation with Morse Code again, I had my last group about 13:00, all very satisfied children, and parents I might add. Here is a few photos.

 

The 2017 AGM has been and gone.  A good night was had by all with a great talk by Rob VK5RC on his recent trip to Canada and Alaska.  Great photo’s!  Thanks to Rob and the outgoing committee for all the hard work and welcome to the new committee.

Well, another very informative and interesting presentation on digital radio and modes by our resident techo Brian VK5VI.  A great coverage of digital from the early days through packet radio, QAM, voice encoding etc. into the modern digital world today.  Thanks Brian for a great presentation and the preparation done to  put a very technical topic into something all those present could understand.  73s  Nig.

Our resident culinary expert Les VK5KLD has been out about checking out possible venues again for the Fifth Friday Dinner for the NERC members and has come up with the following venue for the sumptuous evening meal:

Grand North Hotel
737 Grand Junction Road
Northfield

Start time: 6.30pm

No need to book just turn up for an evening of good food and conversation!

Thanks again Les for organising this months get together.

Another informative and interesting presentation by Rob (VK5RC) on capacitor characteristics and tuning your radio to get the best possible reception from your rig.  Using YouTube videos and a Podcast, Rob also made good use of a webcam and his Icom 7300 to put the podcast audio into context.  Thanks again Rob and I am sure this was enjoyed by all those present.  The digital session scheduled for this meeting is to be presented at the next meeting on the 23rd June 2017.

YouTube and Podcast links spoken of can be found on the General Links page.

Don’t forget to listen out for Les (VK5KLD) to tell you where the 5th Friday dinner is being held this month, and of course the AGM is coming up on the 14th July 2017.

In August we are having a combined meeting with the Barossa Amateur Radio Club at their meeting venue so look out for news on that one.    73s.  Nig.

Everyone is invited to come and join the members of NERC at this technical meeting whether you are new to radio or interested in learning more about this exciting hobby.

The presentation for this meeting is:

Digital Radio in the Amateur World

Presented by:

Brian (Vk5VI)

Meetings commence at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start at the Modbury West Community Hall, Capulet Crescent, Modbury.