General Information

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.

Our resident culinary expert Les VK5KLD has been out about checking out possible venues again for the Fifth Friday Dinner for the NERC members and has come up with the following venue for the sumptuous evening meal:

Grand North Hotel
737 Grand Junction Road
Northfield

Start time: 6.30pm

No need to book just turn up for an evening of good food and conversation!

Thanks again Les for organising this months get together.

Another informative and interesting presentation by Rob (VK5RC) on capacitor characteristics and tuning your radio to get the best possible reception from your rig.  Using YouTube videos and a Podcast, Rob also made good use of a webcam and his Icom 7300 to put the podcast audio into context.  Thanks again Rob and I am sure this was enjoyed by all those present.  The digital session scheduled for this meeting is to be presented at the next meeting on the 23rd June 2017.

YouTube and Podcast links spoken of can be found on the General Links page.

Don’t forget to listen out for Les (VK5KLD) to tell you where the 5th Friday dinner is being held this month, and of course the AGM is coming up on the 14th July 2017.

In August we are having a combined meeting with the Barossa Amateur Radio Club at their meeting venue so look out for news on that one.    73s.  Nig.

Everyone is invited to come and join the members of NERC at this technical meeting whether you are new to radio or interested in learning more about this exciting hobby.

The presentation for this meeting is:

Digital Radio in the Amateur World

Presented by:

Brian (Vk5VI)

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

The NERC Annual General meeting will be held on 14 July 2017 at the NERC Clubrooms.

*NOTE  This meeting will commence at 6.30pm and partners are most welcome.

Interested in a position on the committee?  Please contact Rob or Brian to nominate.  We need you to ensure the club continues to grow and remain a voice in amateur radio for the north eastern suburbs.

$5 fee this meeting which includes Pizza, Chicken and chips.  Please bring along a salad or dessert to share.

There will be a keynote speaker for the evening which is guaranteed to be of interest to the group.

This AGM will commence at 6.30pm at the Modbury West Community Hall, Capulet Crescent, Modbury.

Everyone is invited to come and join the members of NERC at this general meeting whether you are new to radio or interested in learning more about this exciting hobby.

The presentation for this meeting is:

Social media on capacitors, characteristics and advanced receiver techniques.

Presented by:

Rob Culver (VK5RC)

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

Another very informative evening at the North East Radio Club technical meeting this month.  President Rob (VK5RC) gave us some great ideas on how we can use common ICs to control anything from voltage, logic and display, to frequency generation.  A good turn out again for this meeting with many going  away we some good information on ICs they can use for their radio projects.  I counted 8 different ICs instead of the advertised 7 and that didn’t count the 555 circuit printed on Robs ‘T’ shirt he wore to the meeting!   Thanks again Rob.