Next AREG Meeting – “Light Talkers” by Tim VK5ZT

The next AREG meeting will be held on Friday the 17th of November at the Fulham Community Centre – Phelps Court, Fulham, with doors opening at 7:00 PM, and the presentation kicking off at 7:30 PM. Everyone is welcome!

This presentation was recorded, and is available on Youtube below:


For AREGs October technical talk Tim Dixon, VK5ZT will be presenting (in person at the hall!) on “Light Talkers” (Optical Communications). Tim’s talk will cover the following topics interspersed with anecdotes about his adventures with the gear…1. Why do this at all?
2. A short history of (amateur) optical communications records with an Aussie focus.
3. Tim’s brief history in optical communications. Travels, international DX etc…
4. Optical propagation and the best options (no, its NOT lasers!).
5. Transmitter and Receiver systems. Simple cheap equipment, really bright LEDs.
6. Test Equipment.
7. Some of Tim’s projects (some a little crazy!)

One of Tim VK5ZT’s “Light Talker” units

If you’ve never come along to one of our meetings, we’d love to see you there, all guests are welcome. For our remote members, the meeting will be broadcast via Zoom.

After the talks we’ll all be given an opportunity to have an eyeball QSO among ourselves whilst enjoying a tea or coffee and a biscuit.

73, Mark VK5QI