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News from the NERG

On-line training now available

We are pleased to announce that we now have on-line training available. For the Foundation Licence we have three video sessions, two cover the theory and regulations and the third covers the practical assessment.

This allows people to study at their own time and rate rather than being tied to a particular course time.

For advanced and standard licence we have most of the course available and will be conducting some additional sessions in the near future to complete the suite of videos.

COVID-19 UPDATE

NOTE: All meetings currently suspended until further notice

The club has decided that there will be no face to face meetings until further notice.  The Banyule City Council has closed the Brial Hill Community Hall.

The NERG Net runs on the 70cm VK3RMH repeater – look forward to hearing everyone on!! Set your RX Freq to 438.325MHz negative offset 5MHz 91.5Hz CTCSS  every Thursday evening from 8:00 pm

Radio Cafe is back for 2020 - Sort of !!

Radio Cafe is back!! Well no its not!! the COVID-19 isue has over run us and so radio cafe is suspended. However we are radio amateurs so why not come up on 40M (7.110+or-), 2M (146.575) or 70cM - VK3RMH and say hello, we’ll be listening from 2pm local.

Club Meeting Thursday 13th February 2020 8:00pm

This is the first club meeting for 2020

A very special presentation from Vladimir UA4WHX on DXpeditions. Vlad has operated from numerous rare countries and I am sure he will be telling some great stories and describing equipment including his single mast dipole array.

Not to be missed

Construction day - 22 February 2020

Once a Month we have a construction day at the hall, so if:

  1. Would you like to:
  • Learn to solder
  • Build kits
  • Build your own antenna's
  1. Do you need help finishing a project?
  2. Have you got an idea that you want to try?

Place: Clubrooms

Time : 10am till 4pm Sat 22nd February 2020

VK3RMH Back on the air!!

Yes the team have been busy!!  The 70cm repeater is up and running TX 438.325MHz and RX 433.325MHz both C4FM and analogue FM at the new site in Kangaroo Ground. There is no Internet access available just yet so no internet linking is available.  You will need a 91.5Hz CTCSS  tone on your analogue FM TX and if you don’t want to be bothered listening to the C4FM digital signals on the output then set your radio to 91.5Hz CTCSS tone on RX as well. The antenna currently in use is small and low and will be replaced in the next few weeks by a larger and higher array.

Radio Café - Every Thursday from 2:00 pm

A group meet at the club rooms every Thursday afternoon.

Come along and have a chat, operate the club station or show off your latest construction project. And of course have a cuppa. On meeting nights we usually arrange some form of dinner, hamburgers, pizza or fish & chips and continue through to the meeting.

Report from the NERG Meeting Thursday 10th May 2018 8:00pm - Now I have my amateur licence what do I do next?

This went well with lots of questions and suggestions from members. Greg Mentioned a trapped dipole for 40 and 80M and the details of this will be published shortly.  Many thanks to Chris VK3AWG and Greg VK3VT for an informative and stimulating discussion.

 

QSLing Talk details

QSLing

At the February meeting of the NERG there was a talk from Greg VK3VT on QSLing. A pdf of the presentaion slides from the meeting can found HERE and the "Preferred Prefix List" for the outwards QSL Burea is HERE.  If you would like the NERG to be your collection point for physical QSL cards please fill in this form and post it to VK3 Inwards QSL Bureau, 40G Victory Blvde, Ashburton, VIC 3147.

Valve Bank

The Valve Bank is a collection of valves that the NERG has come across or had donated.  They have been checked by our  volunteer team of testers and are listed in the PDF file.

If you need one of these valves please contact us at valves (at) nerg . asn . au  (remove the spaces) There will be a charge for non members and postage, or valves can be collected at a NERG Meeting.

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