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Hello NERCs,

General Meeting and Tech Night 7:15 for 7:30

The get together is a bit open because an anticipated guest speaker is for October now.

A morse demonstration from Trevor VK5ATQ, it will be short so any other input is welcome of a tech nature.

NERC members Mick VK5MCH and myself Tom VK5TOM were guests of Ian VK5CZ at Clare to do some SOTA activations. Mick went with Hugh VK5NHG and I went with Ian it was a fun day of 4wding and hiking for many contacts made. We will be doing park activations tomorrow (Friday 11th) listen out for us on 7144.

Just a reminder of the Remembrance Day RD Contest this weekend Christopher VK5CL, Nigel VK5NIG and Stu VK5STU are at an air raid shelter using the club call sign VK5WOW on Saturday please keep an ear out and give a shout to them and others.

This weekend several NERC including Tony VK5FBIC, Allan VK5BEN, Ben VK3NEB and myself Tom VK5TOM will be at stationed at various checkpoints for the Walky 100 Car Rally starting at Eudunda. (An ACRM Gawler Barossa Coms group coordinating)

Our committee group have been invited together with other city and regional clubs to John Kent’s place (President of AHARS) Monday next for morning tea. The aim is to assist inter ham relations throughout clubs (and outside) and ways of holding a knowledge and information bank all can draw from. (Early days but my discussions with the Adelaide Presidents ((including WICEN) has been super positive).

Congratulations to Graham Kimber who has passed his full call exam. Well done He is waiting on his call sign confirmation. Please give him a stir when you see him at the club or coffee.

We are still looking for potential guest speakers and topics for tech nights if you have any ideas please contact the president Tony Green VK5FBIC, his contact can be found on the contacts page

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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

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