Hello Club Members, Fellow Amateur Operators, and Everyone,
This is John, VK5RJ with this week AHARS news.
Don’t forget our first General Meeting of the year on the 15th February is also the AGM. We will be welcoming a new Treasurer as Pat is standing down after many years in that role. We have a nomination for the position. So that is on Thursday the 15th of February at 07:30pm at the Blackwood Uniting Church (the BUC) Hall. All are welcome.
Yesterday’s Saturday Session was just be an informal get together with a chance to do a show and tell. There was coffee and a good chat had about what has happened since last year.
Paul, VK5PH has been acknowledged as an approved Examiner by the ACMA, and is desperately searching for a place that he can use to conduct the training. If you know of a venue that can be had for a Saturday and Sunday at a reasonable cost, please get in touch with him at training@AHARS.au and let him know. We have a number of people who wish to do the training and sit for the tests.
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 20:00 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.