AREG February Meeting

The next meeting of the AREG will be held on Friday DCP_6746 - CopyFebruary 20th at the Reedbeds Community Centre, Henley Beach South, starting at 7.45pm (location details are available via the contact us page).

The topic this evening will be “Cellular Communications Systems” presented by Grant Willis, VK5GR, and will take a look at the history and evolution of cellular networks in Australia from the early VHF party line system through to today’s modern 4G LTE 300Mbit/s networks. Both the history and technology will be discussed. Hope to see you there!

VK5RSB 6m Repeater – Down Again

VK5RSB 6m_2The VK5RSB 6m repeater is once again off the air.  We suspect that the temporary antenna has failed, most likely taking the power amplifier with it again.

The AREG is currently looking to buy a new commercially made co-linear 6m antenna, we have received quotes to replace the antenna for A$500.

The AREG would welcome any donations to the antenna replacement by regular users/contributors.  There’s a donate button on the front page of our website, simply place “VK5RSB 6m” in the relevant field when prompted to let us know what the donation is for.

Those users that have already donated we offer our thanks !   Without your support this repeater would be off air for a much longer period.

D-Star DVAP & Dongles

d-star-logo-350The AREG is happy to report that the recent issues with D-Star DVAP and Dongles accessing and using VK5RWN has been resolved.

The issue turned out to be the Internet router config, which was blocking some necessary ports that weren’t identified at the time of cut over.

Thanks to Bob, Michael & Ben from the AREG D-Star team for resolving the issue.

73, Matthew VK5ZM