2014 BUY and SELL

Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Club
2014 BUY and SELL
Sunday 2nd November

Doors open 9:30am

RADIO and ELECTRONICS SALES

Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa Street Goodwood SA

PRIVATE AND CLUB STALLS – COMMERCIAL VENDORS
DOOR PRIZES – ALARA BREAKFAST
TALKS AND DEMOS – BBQ – COFFEE LOUNGE

Private tables $10 – Clean up your shack now!
Bargains Galore! Entry $5 includes 2 raffle tickets

INFORMATION AND TABLE BOOKINGS
Contact Roy Gabriel VK5NRG
Phone: 0438 362 049
Email: VK5NRG@wia.org.au

The Shack in October: RTL2832 USB Tuners

On October 25th Bill Cowley will talk about using the RTL2832 USB Tuners in software defined radios. This session will discuss the strengths and weaknesses of these receivers.

In addition he will demonstrate some SDR principles using the octave software package, for simple applications such as spectral estimation and analog demodulation.

Members who are already using these RTL tuners, plus laptops, might like to bring them. Various software is available for Linux and Windows. If you would like to buy a tuner on the morning, for < $20, please email Bill before October 3rd.

Cubesat payload test with Horus Project

If you have been following either Project Horus or Cubesat developments, then you might be interested in an upcoming flight.

While there was a flight planned for tomorrow, Saturaday 20th September, the conditions are not favorable and the flight is being rescheduled.

We will keep you posted about future flights.

For further information about the respective projects;

Symposium – WELCOME TO AMATEUR RADIO

AHARS will be hosting a symposium on Sunday the 23rd November 2014.

RSVP required by Monday 17th November 2014, via email Paul or via phone 0410 687 998.

It will be held at the usual meeting place, the Blackwood Community Centre, Young Street, Blackwood.

The focus of the symposium is to discuss the basics of the hobby of amateur radio. Topics will include; having a good QSO, the DX cluster, electronic logging, SOTA, QRZ.com, and an introduction to CW. There will be 16 x short 20 minute presentations, followed by a general question session. The day is designed to cater for ALL amateurs; New and Old alike.

The cost of the day will be $5.00 to cover the morning tea, lunch of Subway and pizza, also Afternoon tea.

If you have a call sign or name badge please wear it. There is much to be learned from our speakers, the conversation with your fellow attendees is just as valuable.

Symposium Programme

  • 0830-0845 – Doors open
  • 0845-0850 – Welcome – Tony VK5KAT
  • 0850-0855 – Introduction – Paul VK5PAS
  • 0855-0915 – History of ham radio – Trevor VK5ATQ
  • 0915-0935 – Operating legally & the model QSO – John VK5BJE
  • 0935-0955 – DX Code of Conduct – David VK5LSB
  • 0955-1015 – Ham jargon – Nigel VK5NIG
  • 1015-1035 – QRZ.com – Stuart VK5STU
  • 1035-1050 – Morning tea
  • 1050-1110 – APRS – Larry VK5LY
  • 1110-1130 – DX cluster – Brian VK5BC
  • 1130-1150 – Contesting & Chasing Awards – Andy VK5AKH
  • 1150-1210 – QSL cards – John VK5EMI
  • 1210-1300 – Lunch
  • 1300-1320 – Electronic logging programs – Stuart VK5STU
  • 1320-1340 – Antenna basics – John VK5BJE
  • 1340-1400 – Blogs/Wordpress/You Tube – Paul VK5PAS
  • 1400-1420 – Demystifying the learning of Morse Code – Doc VK5BUG
  • 1420-1440 – Afternoon tea
  • 1440-1500 – Summits on the Air (SOTA) – Ian VK5CZ
  • 1500-1520 – Operating QRP – David VK5KC
  • 1520-1540 – VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award & World Wide Flora Fauna program – Larry VK5LY
  • 1540-1600 – General questions to the group
  • 1600-1605 – Closure – Paul VK5PAS

JOTA 2014

AHARS has made a commitment to the scouts to help with JOTA.

We will be looking for assistance with operators at the shack.

This year JOTA is being held on the weekend of the 18th and 19th October.