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.
Small side cutters
Soldering iron or station
Wire cuttets and strippers
Small pointy nose plies
Solder tip cleaner
Variable resistors or pots
LED’s or Light emitting diodes
Solder on solder dispenser
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.
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.
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
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)
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.
The WWFF activation weekend is on again on 25 and 26 of November. This is a great opportunity to try operating portable with the knowledge that there are many others out their doing the same and chasing activations. Lots of activity is virtually guaranteed.