AREG AGM Results 2013/2014

The AREG AGM was held on Friday the 20th of September.  After the AGM the following Executive positions changes were;

  • President – Matthew VK5ZM
  • Secretary – Mark VK5QI
  • Tresurer – Scott VK5TST

At this meeting Adrian VK5ZBR stepped down as club secretary after 15 years of various executive roles, the majority as Secretary and a short stint as Tresurer.  I am sure that everyone with AREG would like to thank Adrian for all of these years of (hard) service to the club and we thank him for continuing on as a Committee Member.

We would also like to welcome Mark VK5QI to the position of Secretary.  Mark has been a member of AREG for two years (if I can count!) serving the past 12 months on the committee.

Also we’d like to welcome Andy VK5AKH, Adrian VK5ZBR and Andrew VK5XFG to the AREG committee and thank Ben VK5BB and Alex VK5FINE for continuing on for another term.

73’s, Matthew VK5ZM

VK5RWN Port C (2 metres) frequency changes

Hi all D-STAR Users,

Just to advise, VK5RWN Port C (2 metres) has had its frequencies changed as of Monday 23 September 2013.

The new Repeater frequencies are,

Repeater Tx 147.0375 MHz
Repeater Rx 147.6375 MHz, (+ 600kHz shift)

therefore you need to change your portable and mobiles to reflect,

Mbl/Port Tx 147.6375 MHz
Mbl/Port Rx 147.0375 MHz
Set Rptr1 VK5RWN C
Set Rptr2 VK5RWN G

The frequency change has been brought about due to adjacent channel interference from the VK5RLH 2m repeater at Lochiel causing problems for some users mobiles and portables. These frequency changes are temporary whilst we evaluate the impact of the changes. If it works out OK, then AREG will apply for permanent changes and fix the frequencies.

Please let any other users know of the changes.

Advice will be promulgated via the National and Local Broadcast News and Notes, the AREG Web pages,, the D-STAR VK5 web pages.

Feedback will be appreciated.

73, Ben VK5BB
VK5RWN D-STAR Administrator

AREG AGM followed by General Meeting September 2013

The Amateur Radio Experimenters Group will hold their Annual General Meeting on September the 20th 2013.  This will be followed by a General Meeting afterwards.

Members are reminded that nominations for executive positions are still open, so if you feel moved to join the exec team and make a difference this year then make sure you put your hand up tomorrow.

The general meeting will be the usual short get together followed by general discussions among members.  The Oceania DX Competition is only a few weeks away and many members are preparing themselves and the club to participate.  I’m sure there will be plenty to discuss and things in cars brought out for an impromptu show and tell.

As usual a pre-meeting dinner has been organised by our newest member Theo VK5MTM, so if you haven’t already booked a position on the table at the Lockleys then I suggest you get up on the mailing reflector quick smart.

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow.

73, Matthew VK5ZM