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.

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.

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.

The NERC Annual General meeting will be held on 14 July 2017 at the NERC Clubrooms.

*NOTE  This meeting will commence at 6.30pm and partners are most welcome.

Interested in a position on the committee?  Please contact Rob or Brian to nominate.  We need you to ensure the club continues to grow and remain a voice in amateur radio for the north eastern suburbs.

$5 fee this meeting which includes Pizza, Chicken and chips.  Please bring along a salad or dessert to share.

There will be a keynote speaker for the evening which is guaranteed to be of interest to the group.

This AGM will commence at 6.30pm at the Modbury West Community Hall, Capulet Crescent, Modbury.

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

The presentation for this meeting is:

Social media on capacitors, characteristics and advanced receiver techniques.

Presented by:

Rob Culver (VK5RC)

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

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.