February Meeting Speaker

At the February general meeting we will have Theo Kalkandis VK3AP presenting the following topics; Counterfeit product and how to distinguish genuine radios from counterfeit (fake) radios Performance issues Genuine vs Counterfeit Why products are Chinese manufactured Named brand manufactured factories and quality control A photographic tour of Baofeng, Wouxun, Liexen, 409Shop, QYT and others including Hong Kong’s only real

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Voice Repeater Guidelines

One of our members found this Wireless Institute of Australia Information Paper when he was tidying up his shack. We thought it may be of interest to those of you who regularly use repeaters. Click here to download the PDF one page article> Extract from the Information Paper: Repeaters are established primarily to extend the communication range of mobile stations

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VK Shires Contest 2016

Congratulations to Peter VK3PTE for coming 9th in this years VK Shires contest in the SINGLE-OP ALL section.  Great effort for a first entry !  Frank VK2BFC came 5th in the same section and 9th overall.  Lets see a few more members get into the contesting spirit with the RD contest and the Oceania DX contest coming up soon.

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VK2RAY Update

Our repeater has been running low on power and was down for part of last week. Some work carried out over the last few days should see an improved situation. We are currently testing the Yaesu DR-X1 repeater hardware on VK2RAY. This is a new repeater system and the committee would like to get some performance feedback from members at

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