Licence course available

Fred VK3DAC is starting another online Standard/Advanced course in September. If you are interested in doing the upgrade then Fred’s course comes highly recommended by those that have completed it. FROM FRED VK3DAC: For those who may be interested, I am planning to commence an Amateur Radio Standard and Advanced theory program to commence on the 1st of September 2022.

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New Foundation Licence Book

This is a small soft-covered book written to assist newcomers to gain an amateur radio licence produced by one of our members, Bruce, VK2DEQ.  The book provides the reader with a concise summary of the “need-to-know” theory, regulations, and practical skills required to successfully complete the assessments and qualify for the Amateur Radio Foundation Licence. You can find out more

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John Moyle Field Day result

The Club received its first certificate from an official WIA Field Day. The Club participated in the John Moyle Field Day in March 2022 in what was less than ideal weather conditions. Whilst we made a limited number of contacts we are looking forward to JMFD 2023 with even better results.  38 total views

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Vale Richard VK2HRM

It is with great sadness that we must note the recent passing of Richard Mackay VK2HRM. Richard’s funeral was held last Friday, May 13 at Adaminaby. Richard was a highly qualified automotive engineer working in Canberra following his trade in the industry. He was very mechanically proficient and interested in all to do with motor vehicles. He initially became attracted

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Club DMR Repeaters are now active

DMR Repeaters VK2RCM 439.925 MHz (negative 5 MHz offset) are now active in Cooma and Tura Beach on the NSW Far South Coast with a third repeater to be activated in Jindabyne soon. The Club uses the Brandmeister network on Talkgroup 505030 and everyone is most welcome to call in at any time.  58 total views

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John Moyle Field Day 2022

Our Club participated in the 2022 John Moyle Field Day on Saturday the 19th of March. We met and set up at Piper’s Lookout near the top of Brown Mountain in what was initially, a misty, wet, and bleak morning. We made about twenty-five HF contacts during the day into Queensland, NSW, and Victoria, and whilst we didn’t break any

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Club Field Day

The Club participated in the Summer VHF/UHF Field Day and set up at Mt Gladstone just south of Cooma on Saturday, the 15th of January. It was only a small turnout due to the heavy overnight rainfalls and unpredictable weather, however, it turned out just fine in the end. It’s always good to catch up with each other for these

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DMR Repeater testing

The Club currently has three DMR repeaters under construction. Repeaters are to be located in Cooma, Jindabyne, and Tura Beach in the coming weeks and will be operational on the Brandmeister network. Applications for licensing and frequency allocations are currently being processed and we look forward to making announcements about the respective Repeaters as they come on air. When operational,

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Social Meeting

Several South Coast Club members enjoyed the usual coffee on a Sunday afternoon with a special guest – Stuart Bartlett.  Stuart is currently completing his post-grad studies at the University of New South Wales while working at the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research.  Plenty of lively and very interesting discussion about CubeSats, space exploration, robotics, and even a bit

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