A short video on our participation in the OCDX contest recently.
This year Nigel VK5NIG and Stuart VK5STU are operating as VK5WOW (A NERC Club callsign). Details of the contest can be found here.
The location for the station will be the Sandy Creek Conservation Park (location here) and we will be setup adjacent to the car park, accessible via Barossa Valley Way.
We plan to attempt the full 24 hrs and will be staying (not camping) overnight. If you wish to drop by or even get on air then you are more than welcome to come along. We should be there from around mid afternoon Saturday.
The next Social Night will be 29 June 2018
Details to be advised closer to the event.
Congratulations to a new member Tony VK5FBIC for obtaining his foundation licence, all the best and welcome to NERC
Graham VK5GW generously gave away a Yaesu hat, so some lucky person scored that.
Phil Stoor gave a presentation along with Rob a talk on a frequency generator
Gave a talk on a project, that Rod and a few other members have been putting together.
a frequency generator.
Phil Stoor VK5SRP gave a presentation on Lighting strikes and what severe damage they can do.
Phil also went on to talk about the video space woman, who describes space weather, which can be very helpful to Ham radio operators.
Here is some more info courtesy of National Geographic on lightning
Posted By Royce VK5FRWF.
Basic Antenna fundamentals – Beams
We were treated to a very informative night by Mike MC Quire vk5zc with his talk on Antenna fundamentals.
Accompanied by a well presented handout, Mike proceeded through his talk, regarding how Antennas work, with several videos explaining the theory.
Mike also had on display several Beams or Yagi’s he has built, handing one of them around, so members can view his work.