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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Bogong to Hotham 2024

On January 19 2024 the Albury Wodonga Amateur Radio Club supported the event as safety and radio stations along the course which is 66 kilometres in length. It follows the Alpine walking track. The club had 13 locations along the course with 18 operators and partners helping. Nigel assembled our portable VK3RWI 147.225 repeater + cross band 146.550 2mtr installation […]

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Free standing folded dipole

The following PDF article is a collection from various internet sites compiled by MH VK2JMJ. The target is to costruct a free standing side mounted folded dipole that could also be used on a boom for a Yagi.At a centre frequency of 146.000 Mhz and interfacing 50 Ohms coax into a folded dipole. For full PDF article click here> Thanks […]

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VK2JMJ 146.00 Yagi antenna

Why not use the VNA instead of a tape measure? Mount the driven element’s water proofing box and the mechanical restraints to hold the two 1/4 wave elements securely in position on the boom… Click here to download the full PDF article>

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Club Portable Repeater

The club’s old portable repeater developed an intermittent problem so we’ve decided to replace it using slightly more modern technology. After a generous and appreciated donation by VK3TIM of the key parts for our new repeater, the new system is almost complete.

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80m Loop Antenna

Michael Harvey VK2JMJ December 2021 Theory: Antennas are basically a resonant element in the sky. That resonance can be obtained by a natural RF length or wavelength of wire. That length can be physically shortened or made to look longer at RF by adding inductance in that length. A combination of inductance and capacitance makes the element resonate. Read the […]

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Another Antenna Project from Rob!

Another successful Antenna Project from Rob!I want to share with my fellow Ham guys another successful antenna build for 70 cm the VSWR is less than 1.3:1. The only thing for me to do now is to polish the brass construction and coated and a clear sealant most pleased I am. I also wish to add everything except for the […]

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Home brew 5/8 2mtr antenna

Well this is my latest creation with help from Ross VK2DGY and Lloyd VK2KNS. The rod is an old fishing rod with all the fishing bits and pieces chucked off. Everything is been made by hand the only thing now to do is to check it for tuning.  I must say that’s the scary part.  It will work or it […]

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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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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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