With respect to the Corona Virus pandemic, the NERC management committee has requested members and other interested parties note the following:
Regular Club Meetings – will be suspended until further notice. An on air meeting has been proposed and details will be shared as they are locked in.
Wednesday morning coffee club meeting (Corona Coffee Net) – is on the Houghton repeater VK5RHO 146.850 (-600 Khz offset) starting at 10.00 AM Wednesday morning. Make yourself a BIG cup of coffee, sit down at your favorite 2 metre radio and we will all chat.
It is with sadness that we must inform you that Murray Meharry, VK5ZLV (a past secretary) became a Silent Key on 10th September 2020. He passed away peacefully aged 87.
A live meeting at the club rooms for “The Workshop” FRIDAY 18TH
SEPTEMBER 7.15 FOR 7.30PM (an “off “Friday from a virtual meeting night )
TRAINING in the art of soldering
own stuff and repair gear or a willingness to learn/sharpen some
skills (THIS NIGHT IS NOT MEANT FOR JUST SOCIALISING SADLY)
CONGENIAL HOST/TRAINER WILL ERIC WHITTINGTON VK5BT
This will be restricted to the first 15 members
REGISTER WITH THE SECRETARY BY EMAIL
ROBERTSON VK5FAAH WILL BE OUR COVID MARSHAL
Please help to clean up afterwards
Eg wipe down tables chairs shelves kitchen/ loos door knobs
Our general meeting won’t take long this Friday Just
need a seconder to the financials (which will be sent to members email list )
And record apologies
After check ins from 7.15 pm and 1 round of what have
you been up to ham wise? ….
Q and a topic this week will be ISS REPEATER
(Space station contacting and satellite stuff (moderator will be Adam
Join us for an ‘on air’ AGM on the VK5RHO repeater (146.850). Call in will commence at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start.
Guest speaker for the night will be Tony, VK5UA, who will be talking about WW2 radios. The presentation can be downloaded here.
Please tune into VK5RHO (146.850) at 7:17pm for check in and then for a 7:30pm start.
Presentation file can be downloaded here.
Paul is going to talk about the Kiwi SDR he has installed at Carey Gully.
Paul Hoffman VK5PH has recently set up at his qth a KIWI SDR site
It’s part of a terrific web based network world wide (set up
by Clubs and individuals with antennas and equipment) receiving HAM RADIO
TRAFFIC (AND SHORT WAVE) for usually good quality free listening
Paul will speak to us after call ins from 7.15 pm this Friday
(many thanks Paul)
Power point pictures and diagrams are available here.
We will be using Houghton Repeater 146.850 MHz
Our host for the evening will be Les Dicker VK5KLD
Please support Paul by checking in and tell your ham friends
as he has outlaid from his own resources for this terrific
addition to the hobby
Don’t forget our Virtual Meeting this Friday on Houghton
7.30 pm with signal checks and chatter from 7pm
VK5GA Adam (Currently serving with the RAAF) with his chat on Ham Radio, RAAF and Anzac Day Reflections
Presentation can be downloaded here. A higher resolution version will be emailed to members.
The next virtual meeting is to be on the Thursday 7.30pm 9th April ( not Good Friday ) on Houghton 2 m 146.850.
Trevor Quick vk5ATQ will lead us and the topic will be” Morse code”.
The presentation can be found here for download.
Please on the link below to download the presentation file (580KB PDF file) for tonight’s presentation at 19:30.
In this first virtual meeting, Rob VK5RC will talk about essential books for HAMS. This talk will commence at 19:30 hrs on the VK5RAD repeater (147.00Mhz, -600Khz offset).
As presentation will be available to download from 18:30 hrs on Friday on this website.