Amateur radio

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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

Contesting basics  & practical

Starring Laurel & Hardy aka

Nigel VK5NIG   Stuart VK5STU

With Nigel trying to be serious, and Stuart, doing  a good job of not being serious, his jokes were good. What is CW?

Amongst all the humor and fun, members had a good night, learning about contesting.

A variety of hand held radios, and portables, were brought along by members, who eventually joined in the fun, of NERCs contesting night.

Stuart VK5STU

Stuart VK5STU

Nigel gave a talk on how to look at contesting, which is recognized as a sport in Amateur radio, he also showed a video from Germany which proved to be an eye opener of equipment and coffee machines!

Every one enjoyed the night, with members logging in from all over the world including the south pole. and a place tidli… don’t know how to spell

It was also shown you can get into this sport for very little money around $50.00, I found one on Ebay.com.au for less ?

Portable radio equipment

Portable radio equipment

Several field days dates were given including

WWFF activation Weekend (25-26)

  1. John Moyle Memorial Field Day (17 – 18 March) 2018
  2. Check out WRTC 2018 and contest websites
  3. All contesting dates and times are listed on line, including the WIA

All members are reminded they can contact me on shazroyce@gmail

For any corrections, additions etc.

Posted by Royce VK5FRWF

 

 

 

 

 

It started quiet, but the kids certainly made up for it in the end, I had plenty of participation with Morse Code again, I had my last group about 13:00, all very satisfied children, and parents I might add. Here is a few photos.