Club Activity

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:

VHF Propagation

Presented by:

Brian VK5VI

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

On 27 Jan members of NERC participated in a school holiday family day showing off radio and electronics.  A number of different activites were run, including fox hunting, digital modes, morse code, HF radio and pcb board assembly.  By all accounts it was a very successful day with lots of kids and adults showing interest in many things.  Fox hunting seemed to be very popular, as was morse code.  Word is that the April school holidays may see NERC invited back for another event.

A very informative and inspiring meeting last night with a presentation from Sergeant Derrick McManus from SAPOL.  Derrick provided a great insight into his remarkable recovery from being shot 14 times by a high powered weapon in a siege in the Barossa Valley in 1994.  Derrick relived this incident with members and visitors present, describing how we all need to have a ‘Plan B’ in  life and how we should value our friends and workmates in guiding us through the hard times.  A very motivational and inspiring presentation.  Thanks again Derrick.

You can read more about his story and other presentations and interviews about this remarkable feat of survival by visiting Derrick ‘s website at http://derrickmcmanus.com

VK5STU (Stuart) and I (Nigel VK5NIG) again went portable and on this occasion activated the Para Wirra Recreation Park WWFF1739 on 27th August 2016.  This is a lovely park close to home and only recently added to the parks award.  It is well worth the entry fee charged to get in.  We setup down the far end of the park near the north oval which is often used by the local guys for contests.  We set up an inverted V and endfed longwire between some high gum trees and worked a heap of stations.  Stuart managed to work a few pile ups on 40m and finished with the 44 contacts needed to qualify.  This is the first time he has achieved this feat so a great effort.  I am sure he would like some comments on this post!  Some photos below (more in the gallery) to inspire you all to get out and activate portable – we are always happy to show the ropes if anyone is interested.  73s and 44s!  Nig.

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