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Your local Amateur radio club can help you with that curiosity. If you live in Adelaide South Australia, come along to the northeastradioclub.org.au

Introduce your self, and be welcomed in to the wonderful world of electronics and radio communications.

Here are some of the tools required to get you started with electronics.

Authors note: I will correct the orientation of photos.

A very simple and highly portable antenna can be supported by a Squid pole. These antennas consist of a long wire, spiraled up the squid  pole, and coupled to your portable radio, achieve extremely good results.

Here is footage courtesy of one of members Stu as he is known VK5STU with his daughter helping him.

Posted by Royce VK5FRWF

Happy New year to everyone.

Happy new year to all club members hopefully everyone enjoyed a Very good Christmas, and a very happy new year, I seen that part of it out on the Semaphore beach and the fireworks were crackers, pun intended.

Peter Watts will be the man on Friday Night, 12.01.18 giving a talk on Regulations, that we need to follow on air.

VK5FRWF

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.

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

With both Rob and Brian handling Tech night, it was full on with the oscilloscopes, including the vintage unit, with the soft yellow glowing eyes. Well done to both for a very entertaining evening.

Don’t forget we are looking for Committee members including President and Secretary, so if you would like to give either position a go, come forward and put your hand up.