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.
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.
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