Portable Operating

Passing along details via Paul, VK5PAS:

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March 2019

Please, if you do intend to activate a park that weekend, drop me an email at……..


I will add your intended activations to the activator spreadsheet. The spreadsheet (which can be found on the VK5 Parks website), will record all intended activations for the weekend.

Please note, that this year, only those who register, will receive an activator participation certificate. So, if you do intend to head out, please send me an email.


Paul VK5PAS.


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.

Posted by Royce VK5FRWF