The recent lock down messed up our plans for visits to alternative general meeting sites, these had to be cancelled. I am now negotiating to see these venues early this week.
I have cancelled all the events on the calendar for this week, the coffee and chat and the lunch at the RSL. Will wait and see how next week looks before I put any gathering back on the calendar. Keep your eyes on your emails and your ears on the Sunday Broadcasts
I am hoping we will be out of this madness by August the 19th. We have four fellows from AREG who took part in the A35JT Tonga expedition, telling us a great story. Keep an eye on your emails just in case covid scuttles this plan.
The AHARS shirts are ready and Pat has delivered some of them at the coffee mornings and at the recent General Meetings. If you cannot collect them at a meeting please email Pat to make other arrangements.
The Ironstone Range site now has two KIWI SDR receivers and with a loan of some newer batteries it is now on line 24/7.
If you have been having difficulty getting onto the remote SDR’s here is the address: http://220.127.116.11:8073/ I may have got this wrong on the Sunday broadcast !
Not much else today so I have room for a commercial.
“I have a 12 Mtr tower with 5 Mtr winch up mast. I was going to get it removed and scrapped. It has a crows nest at the top and it breaks in two making 2 by 6 Mtr lengths. If someone wants to remove it they can have it. I live at Currency Creek near Goolwa SA 5214 contact Geoff firstname.lastname@example.org”
This note from Phil VK5QT may help someone who has a problem with an FT707.
Yaesu FT 707 with a runaway digital display.
Phil was talking to one of our club members during a Friday lunch about a FT707 problem. He does not remember who it was. The problem is. After some use as a mobile unit, the frequency and display became unusable when the set started to warm up. The fault was traced to a filter coil solder joint under the RF board close the connector (J 05). The solder connection was fractured and this was rectified with a cleanup and fresh solder applied.
Many of you would have heard about the disaster that happened to Trevor’s VK5TW IC-7300 but just in case you have not I have attached the story to this email. I have tried to have this document put on VKHAM web site but it is hard/impossible to find there.
My email address for this month is still
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092