Hello Club Members, Fellow Amateur Operators, and Everyone,
Here is this week’s news from AHARS.
Also, at the last meeting, one of our members paid me $10 for his badge, and after taking a careful mental note of his callsign, I can’t remember it. If this was you, can you please drop me an email to president@AHARS.au. It will save me having to search through all the payments back in the Bank accounts.
The next Technical Session, on Saturday 4th November will be on getting the deviation right on your FM transceivers used for working the Linked Repeater Network, and the importance of getting it right. Should be an interesting discussion.
Don’t forget that if you would be interested in taking part in the OCF Balun building workshop with Kieth (VK5OQ), to drop me an email at president@AHARS.au. We are planning to have this as our Saturday Session for December, and we are hoping to put together a whole kit to assemble on the day. We are hoping that the kit will be in the vicinity of $30-35 for everything.
The AHARS Annual Lunch is to be held on the 19th of November this year at the Belair Hotel. You will need to email Geoff (VK5JB) at secretary@AHARS.au to add your name to the list of attendees.
Here is the information that I have received from the Bistro people at theBelair Hotel:
So, when you make a booking with Geoff (secretary@AHARS.au) could you pleas indicate your preferences from the choices listed above for each person attending.
The information for our regular weekly nets is:
Monday night AHARS 2 metre net.
147.00MHz 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 become comfortable with being on air. Also interstate and other visiting operators are welcome. You don’t have to be an AHARS Member to join in, so come up and make yourself known.
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, so you have to wait your 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 working towards their DXCC awards. Paul, VK5PAS and Shirley VK5YL alternate as net controllers on Thursday, which is Ladies Day, but all are welcome any day. Also, for F-call licensed members who aren’t licensed for 20 metres, you can get on the ANZA Net on 15 metres on Saturdays at 04:00 on 21.205 MHz.
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.
And don’t forget to check out the AHARS web-site and the AHARS Facebook Group page.
Well, that's all for now from me, so keep working the airwaves and making contacts, and stay away from COVID and other nasty bugs.
Cheers & 73 from VK5RJ and AHARS for this week.