Hello Club Members, Fellow Amateur Operators, and Everyone,
This is John, VK5RJ with this week’s news from AHARS.
Not a lot new and exciting has happened this week, but I know we have at least one newly licensed member come up in the last week. Welcome Richard, VK5AAD, and we look forward to your QSOs on air.
The next Saturday Tech Session on the 1st of July at 10:00am will feature a presentation from Paul, VK5PH, on “CW Rennaisance – A Practical Approach” where he will show us some Tips, Tricks, Techniques and Tools for learning and starting to use CW and Morse Code. Those who know Paul understand how passionate he is about CW and using it on air. A Session not to be missed!
Don’t forget that if you want to reserve a table at the AHARS Public Buy & Sell on Saturday the 15th of July, you need to drop an email to VK5JB, at firstname.lastname@example.org . He will get back to you and confirm your booking. Payment will be made on the day at the venue.
I believe that there are still a couple of tables available, so please let everybody know so they don’t miss out!
We still need helpers on the day, and are looking for members to put their hand up and give us an hour of their time to help set up, pack up, or even just man the AHARS tables to give others a bit of a break. Please drop Geoff, VK5JB an email at email@example.com .
We have been asked to post the information for our regular weekly nets, so here it is:
Monday night AHARS 2 metre net.
147.00 on VK5RAD at 20:00 It is a general chat about what we have all been doing and anything that is of interest. It is open to all registered Amateur Operators, and we especially welcome new and recently licensed people to join in and overcome the jitters of being on air. You don’t have to be an AHARS Member to join in.
Boat Anchor Net.
Conducted by VK5LB (Dean) on 3.62 MHz every Tuesday evening at 19:30 One of the longest running Nets on the airwaves anywhere! Come up and say Hello if you have 80 metre capability!
ANZA DX Net
The ANZA (Australian, New Zealand and Africa) net runs every day on 14.183MHZ at 0515UTC with an early check in at 0500UTC. It is a list net and one has to wait one's turn to give reports, etc. There are check-ins from all over the world (anywhere from 15 to 35 per day) and it would be a great platform for those wanting to work towards their DXCC awards. Paul, VK5PAS and Shirley VK5YL alternate as net controllers on Thursday, which is Ladies Day. It would be fantastic if other YLs could join in especially on these days but all are welcome any day.
As always, if you have anything of interest, or any exciting news, please let me know so we can share things with all our members.