Well the WIA conference at Handorf is now over for another year, with many interstate visitors making their way home. A great turnout by NERC members who attended many of the events on offer throughout the weekend. This included the AGM, visits to the Birdwood Car Museum and many other activities that makes radio magic. Many facets of our hobby was on show Sunday afternoon at the Handorf Oval including EME, STEM conducted by by Joe (VK3YSP) and Julie (VK3FOWL), a great ‘show and tell’ by Steve (VK5SFA) on magnetic loops and many other great presentations and displays. The highlight of the afternoon was the HORUS balloon launch which went off after a few last minute checks by the AREG boys, with contacts being made through the parrot repeater payload to the VI5WIA special event callsign. A great event and congratulations to the organising committee for making this a big success.
Even one of our own members became the official photographer capturing all the action at the oval on Sunday!73s. Nig.
Another very informative evening at the North East Radio Club technical meeting this month. President Rob (VK5RC) gave us some great ideas on how we can use common ICs to control anything from voltage, logic and display, to frequency generation. A good turn out again for this meeting with many going away we some good information on ICs they can use for their radio projects. I counted 8 different ICs instead of the advertised 7 and that didn’t count the 555 circuit printed on Robs ‘T’ shirt he wore to the meeting! Thanks again Rob.
You had better make sure you get a copy of the May edition of Amateur Radio magazine published by the WIA. Not only did some great photos taken by Stuart make it into a couple of pages inside to support NERCs involvement in STEM at the TTG Library, but one of these great shots made it to the very prestigious front cover of the mag! Well done to everyone involved particularly NERC’s ace photographer (VK5STU) and a reminder for those that missed the event back in January, we are planning to do it all over again in the next school holidays so get involved. 73s.
Everyone is invited to come and join the members of NERC at this technical meeting. Whether you are new to radio, electronics or merely interested in this meetings presentation you are most welcome to attend.
The presentation for this meeting is:
Not 1, not 2, not 3 … but 7 things you can do with an IC.
Meetings commence at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start at the Modbury West Community Hall, Capulet Crescent, Modbury.