Upcoming Events

  • RPM200 Canoe Spotting Practice Day & BBQ - Murray Bridge

    Starts: 12:00 May 6, 2017
    Ends: 17:00 May 6, 2017

    Location: Sturt Reserve, Charles Sturt Dr, Murray Bridge VIC 5253, Australia


    Description:

    Instigated last year as a training day for spotting canoes in the lead up to the RPM200, AREG will again be venturing out to Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge on Saturday May 6th. The day will consist of AREG teams of two being set up with ~50m between them. The goal will be to see who can spot the most canoes (or best of all who can spot all of them). The canoe participants will be passing the location multiple times, so you will need to be good at tracking multiple moving targets.

    Why are we doing this? To help you hone your skills at spotting canoes on the river. The participants of this event could be over the far side of the river, so spotting their numbers is something to be practiced so that when we have to track each and every canoe past a checkpoint at the RPM we are equipped with an understanding of the gear required to do so accurately. A day sitting beside the river isn’t exactly a bad thing either, with a sausage or two sizzling on the BBQ!

    What time: Arrive at the reserve at 12:00pm – first canoes should be past shortly after 1:30pm. The event should be over by around 4-5pm.

    Things to bring:

    • Table and chairs
    • Optical Amplification (Binoculars, telephoto camera, telescope etc)
    • Pen
    • Handheld
    • BYO Food & Drink

    The afternoon is as much a social get together as it is a training exercise, so even if you are not coming to the RPM, who not come down and spend an afternoon by the river having a picnic?

    Where will you find us? Look in the eastern end of Sturt Reserve. Liaison up close will be on 439.025 MHz FM Simplex. You can also phone myself on 0418 809 048 for directions.

    If you are coming, please let me know by email to vk5gr@bigpond.com so that we can have an idea of numbers for forming teams.

    Regards,
    Grant VK5GR
    For the RPM200 AREG organising Committee


     

  • Harry Angel 80m Sprint Contest

    Starts: 19:30 May 6, 2017
    Ends: 21:16 May 6, 2017

    Location: On Air - 80m Band


    Description:

    Folks - members might like to consider participating in the Harry Angel 80m sprint contest - details here: http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/harryangel/


     

  • AREG RPM200 Operator Briefing Night

    Starts: 19:00 May 12, 2017
    Ends: 22:00 May 12, 2017

    Location: Reedbeds Community Centre, 19 Fitch Rd, Fulham SA 5024, Australia


    Description:

    The RPM200 Radio Operator briefing event is highly recommended for all operators to attend to learn about the procedures to be used during the event. It will be attended by representatives from the Marathon Canoe Club, Canoe SA and the Victor Harbor Sea Squadron.


     

  • AREG Special Event - Australian Contesting Technical College - by Trent VK4TS

    Starts: 15:00 May 19, 2017
    Ends: 17:30 May 19, 2017

    Location: Reedbeds Community Centre, 19 Fitch Rd, Fulham SA 5024, Australia


    Description:

    Trent Sampson VK4TS is the Contest Columnist for AR magazine

    He is a former Director of the WIA and a board Member of WIAQ.

    Trent is a member of the Lambda Contest Group who operate under the Callsign VK4KW and holds many records in Multi Operator categories in SSB RTTY and CW.

    VKCC WebSite Admin
    VKCC Facebook Admin
    VK4KW operator SSB CW
    VK4UC Operator RTTY

    Trent will talk about setting up a modern contest station for SO2R and Multi operator purposes and the talk will include equipment selection, interfacing, and antenna selection.

    The Antenna selection will include a real life appraisal of a contest location and he asks for input from the club for a sample site to use with a full High-Frequency Terrain Analysis of the site.

    The talk will include examples of how to use the software and the lessons learned from it.

    Topics Covered will be
    Multi Operator Stations,
    SO2R -
    Filtering; Bandpass and Coax Stub,
    antenna selection as well as Software usage,
    N1MM with examples of SSB RTTY and CW.


     

  • AREG General Meeting

    Starts: 19:30 May 19, 2017
    Ends: 22:00 May 19, 2017

    Location: Reedbeds Community Centre, 19 Fitch Rd, Fulham SA 5024, Australia


    Description:

    AREG General meeting and social gathering after the ACTC Event.


     

  • WIA Annual General Meeting

    Starts: 07:00 May 20, 2017
    Ends: 17:00 May 21, 2017



     

  • RPM200 AREG Community Event Support - Riverland

    Starts: 16:00 June 9, 2017
    Ends: 18:00 June 9, 2017

    Location: Waikerie - Setup Boats and Medic Vehicles


    Description:

    Each year the AREG supports the Marathon Canoe Club of South Australia through providing safety communications for the event. This is the 30th year the event has run and the 4th year that AREG has been involved.


     

  • RPM 200 Day 1 - Berri to Moorook

    Starts: 05:00 June 10, 2017
    Ends: 18:00 June 10, 2017

    Location: Berri to Moorook


    Description:

    Day 1 of the RPM200 Community Event Radio Network Operation


     

  • RPM200 Community Event Day 2

    Starts: 05:00 June 11, 2017
    Ends: 18:00 June 11, 2017

    Location: Moorook to Waikerie


    Description:

    Day 2 of the RPM200 Community Event Radio Network Operation


     

  • Day 3 RPM200 Community Event

    Starts: 04:00 June 12, 2017
    Ends: 16:30 June 12, 2017

    Location: Waikerie to Morgan


    Description:

    Day 3 of the RPM200 Community Event Radio Network Operation


     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 June 16, 2017
    Ends: 23:00 June 16, 2017



     

  • AREG IARU HF Championship Contest - WIA HQ Station

    Starts: 08:00 July 8, 2017
    Ends: 17:00 July 9, 2017

    Location: Riverland


    Description:

    AREG will be manning the WIA HQ Station for the IARU HF Championship Contest this weekend - venue - contact Chris VK5CP


     

  • VKCC HF Low Band Challenge 160-40m - Contest

    Starts: 17:30 July 15, 2017
    Ends: 23:30 July 15, 2017

    Location: On Air


    Description:

    Members are reminded that the HF Low band challenge contest is on today


     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 July 21, 2017
    Ends: 23:00 July 21, 2017



     

  • Remembrance Day Contest 2017

    Starts: 12:30 August 12, 2017
    Ends: 12:30 August 13, 2017

    Location: On Air


    Description:

    Members are reminded that the WIA Remembrance Day Contest is held this weekend. Details here: http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/rdcontest/


     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 August 18, 2017
    Ends: 23:00 August 18, 2017



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 September 15, 2017
    Ends: 23:00 September 15, 2017



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 October 20, 2017
    Ends: 23:00 October 20, 2017



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 November 17, 2017
    Ends: 23:00 November 17, 2017



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 December 15, 2017
    Ends: 23:00 December 15, 2017



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 January 19, 2018
    Ends: 23:00 January 19, 2018



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 February 16, 2018
    Ends: 23:00 February 16, 2018



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 March 16, 2018
    Ends: 23:00 March 16, 2018



     

  • AREG General Business Meeting

    Starts: 19:45 April 20, 2018
    Ends: 23:00 April 20, 2018