Meeting information

We welcome new members and visitors. Business Meetings are held on the First Tuesday of each month starting at 19.30 hours at 1st Lavington Scout Hall, Mutsch St. Lavington NSW 2641. On air club nets: Thursday nights 8.30 pm 3.555 Mhz Every Monday is a net night using the VK2RAY 147.225Mhz 2m (118.8Hz tone) repeater starting at 8pm.

A WIA broadcast will proceed the Monday night net at  7:30pm

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Amateur radio equipment for sale …

For Sale.  Amateur radio equipment of the late Bob Knaggs VK3AJN. Bob was a very active amateur who lived in South Wangaratta. We are offering for sale his equipment. Later we will offer the towers and antennas. All radios as listed are in good order and condition and include (in most cases) the relevant handbooks, power lead and microphone… See […]

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Home brew Halo Antenna

Update! As you can see I’ve done some fancy work to my halo antenna as it’s now blue. There is also a photo of the metre showing how well it has been tuned with the help of the boys at the club meeting. Very much appreciated. Rob VK2MGM Some photos of Rob VK2MGM tuning his new Halo Antenna for 2 […]

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Changes to lightning protection at VK2RAY

Lightning protection has been moved from inside the container to an ideal “bulkhead” installation. Several reasons – this gets the cable entry on the other side of the mast where we don’t have to avoid it while raising or lowering the mast, it gives us about 500 mm or so more slack to raise the mast a little further, and […]

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AWARC Christmas Barbie

On Tuesday 1st December 2020 the Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio Club had their Xmas BBQ get together at the QTH of Ross, VK2DGY. It was a great turn out with a fantastic view overlooking Albury Wodonga and surrounding areas. It was a chance for those who had not seen the club repeater to be able to get up close and […]

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VK2RAY 15th August

Erwin checks the 70cm cavities before we bring up the repeater on it’s new frequencies. We replaced the network cable, power injection system. Replaced and rerouted the microwave link cabling, moved the LV dc switching, mounted the ethernet switch, added battery temperature compensation, added a dedicated battery sense wire for the charge controller and did some improvements to the telemetry […]

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A little light hearted relief

Hi to all. As we are trying to keep with the environment where I live as in I am unable to erect an antenna outdoors, I decided to use this little J pole antenna tuned for 70 cm. As you can see we turned it into what I call a Plantana and the SW are a spot on and it’s […]

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Sunday at VK2RAY

Yesterday we got all the top hat sections cut and attached and the sheets back on. Lots more work on the telemetry, monitoring and power control side. Ron, Erwin and I deferred from yesterday to today due to weather. Of course the wind went from negligible to problematic as soon as we started to handle the colourbond sheets!Ross – VK2DGY

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More VK2RAY relocation activity

More on VK2RAY relocation activity. 13th July – Garoni’s truck arrived at 9:15 am and we had the container in place at Ross’ place by 10:30 am. Photos 1 – 4 – The whole operation went exactly as planned and was completed just before the rain set in. Over the next few weeks we’ll reinstall the solar panels, then rebuild […]

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Homebrew 6 Element Yagi for 70cm

A fun little project I did over a couple of days was making this little 6 element yagi for 70cm. There are so many designs and ways one can do this so after some reading of different designsand measurements I came up with this (photos below). I decided to go for a dipole driven element fed by a “Bazooka Balun”. […]

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VK2RAY update

Some of you may have noticed a brief VK2RAY repeater outage on Wednesday. Due to unforeseen circumstances we were required to replace the IRLP hardware for VK2RAY linked repeater system on Wednesday 15 July. New logic and filter boards were hurriedly assembled and installed, without any opportunity to test, tweak or adjust. As a result, there was a slight tone […]

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VK2RAY photo update

Here are a couple more photos submitted by Erwin VK3ERW. The left photo shows the old site after cleanup. Tom handed the site back to Albury Council, so we are no longer liable for rent. The right photo shows this weekend’s achievements: Solar panels mounted and batteries are back on charge Telescopic mast with X300 antenna deployed with improved water […]

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VK2RAY relocated!

Over the weekend some hardworking AWAR volunteers finalised relocating VK2RAY, from Lake Hume to Red Light Hill in Lavington. Below are photos taken by Ross VK2DGY of the successful transfer of the container/RAY. Photos should be self-explanatory but you’ll see the container being loaded onto the truck and then unloaded at Red Light Hill. Below is a quote from Ross; […]

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Relocating VK2RAY

Below are some photos, taken by Rob VK2FAAA last weekend, of some very active AWARC volunteers preparing our transmitter out at the fish farm, RAY. Everything had to come off the container; solar panels, antenna towers, even the side installation panels had to come off. Before the actual moving of the container was scheduled to go ahead all items except […]

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