Club Activity

A Christmas spread, enjoyed by all.

With a good turn out of members, every one enjoyed their Christmas dinner At NERC to wind up the year.

Due to the guest speaker not being able to make it Brian Roberts Vk5VI gave a talk about Sex, whoops typo there, that should have been Sects, the secret societies that exits all over the world, very interesting thanks Brian.

Members below enjoying the night out. Merry Christmas everyone VK5FRWF

Father christmas

Father Christmas is back in town.

Hi NERC members partners and friends, the annual Christmas dinner is being held again, next meeting, see you all there,  xmas meeting at 6:30, $5 entry, bring either a salad or dessert, guest speaker. Come and join in  the spirit of the season, well maybe not to many spirits (hic)

Please BYO drinks if needed.

VK5FRWF.

Contesting basics  & practical

Starring Laurel & Hardy aka

Nigel VK5NIG   Stuart VK5STU

With Nigel trying to be serious, and Stuart, doing  a good job of not being serious, his jokes were good. What is CW?

Amongst all the humor and fun, members had a good night, learning about contesting.

A variety of hand held radios, and portables, were brought along by members, who eventually joined in the fun, of NERCs contesting night.

Stuart VK5STU

Stuart VK5STU

Nigel gave a talk on how to look at contesting, which is recognized as a sport in Amateur radio, he also showed a video from Germany which proved to be an eye opener of equipment and coffee machines!

Every one enjoyed the night, with members logging in from all over the world including the south pole. and a place tidli… don’t know how to spell

It was also shown you can get into this sport for very little money around $50.00, I found one on Ebay.com.au for less ?

Portable radio equipment

Portable radio equipment

Several field days dates were given including

WWFF activation Weekend (25-26)

  1. John Moyle Memorial Field Day (17 – 18 March) 2018
  2. Check out WRTC 2018 and contest websites
  3. All contesting dates and times are listed on line, including the WIA

All members are reminded they can contact me on shazroyce@gmail

For any corrections, additions etc.

Posted by Royce VK5FRWF

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.