Next Meeting 15th April: HF Communications for New (and old) Hands

The next monthly AREG meeting is coming up on Friday April 15th, starting at 8.00pm.

Our presenters for the evening are Chris VK5SA and Andrew VK5AKH. They will jointly be talking about HF communications, giving insights into how the HF bands work, and how to get the most out of them from your everyday station.


Africa in 1997 – Chris will talk to this

Chris VK5SA’s segment is primarily targeted at for Foundation members who are struggling to understand HF propagation, and also Z-calls who have finally embraced these frequencies 🙂 He originally gave it in Kenya nearly 20 years ago for native African NGO radio operators who needed to be shown what frequencies and antennas did what.


Grant VK5GR (ex VK5ZWI’s) new shiny HF Antenna (now how to I talk to someone on these bands?)

Chris will explaining what you need to do to reliable HF communications and relate how this was explained for an operator sitting by his ‘phone in Cape Town.

Andy VK5AKH will follow that with a practical guide to getting started with HF operation. Topics covered will include what band, what mode, what time and for those lucky enough to be putting up a new hex beams what azimuth!

Andy will also discuss some tools to make life easier with identifying band/Dx activity, so that you can make the most of your work/ham radio/life balance.

Meeting Location

Our meetings are held at the:

Reedbeds Community Hall,
Phelps Crt

Doors open at 7.45pm with the meeting starting at 8.00pm

Visitors are always welcome, so this month, in particular if you are one of the newly licensed foundation calls, why not drop in and meet the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group!

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