August Fox Hunt: Friday August 6th @ 18:30

Our next monthly fox hunt is scheduled for the evening of Friday the 6th of August, commencing at 6:30pm.

Hunters are invited to meet from 6:15pm at the starting location, being the southern end of the car park at the Adelaide Aquatic Centre, Jeffcott Road, North Adelaide.

This hunt will again see us hunting a couple of 2 meter hidden transmitters throughout the Adelaide metropolitan area and one 70cm fox.

As usual, we will liaise to discuss our progress throughout the night on the club’s VK5RSB 70cm repeater.

This event is open to all interested parties, members and non-members so we hope to see you all there.

If you don’t have any fox hunting equipment but would like to get a taste of what it’s all about, feel free to send us an email as sometimes out hunters have a spare seat in the cars for others to tag along.

AREG AGM: New Committee for 2021/22

The Amateur Radio Experimenter’s Group Inc held its Annual General Meeting on Friday July 16th. Our new office bearers for FY21/22 are as follows:

PositionName
President:Matt VK5ZM
SecretaryMark VK5QI
TreasurerGrant VK5GR
Committee:Kim VK5FJ
Committee: Gerard VK5ZQV
CommitteeTheo VK5IR
CommitteeDarin VK5IX
CommitteeJeff VK5AC
CommitteeAndrew VK5AKH

2020/21 was a big year for AREG. The following highlights will give you a sense of what was achieved this past year!

2021/22 looks to be bigger and brighter than ever too! We hope to see you there.

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Central SA Repeater Network – Livestream Friday 16th July

The next meeting of the Amateur Radio Experimenter’s Group Inc will feature a presentation by Dean VK5HMV on the development of the central SA repeater network over the past 3 years. This is the livestream feed for that event.

Sponsor of the VK5RSA and VK5RKW Repeaters

The stream will start at:

  • 7:45pm ACST
  • 8:15pm AEST
  • 1015 UTC

AREG members will be able to directly interact with the program via the members only Zoom channel.

AREG AGM: Friday July 16th – Presentation: Central SA Repeater Network

The next meeting of the Amateur Radio Experimenter’s Group will be our Annual General Meeting. This will be held on Friday July 16th.

The guest speaker for the evening will be Dean McGinty VK5HMV who will take us through the construction of the central SA linked 2m/70cm analogue repeater system and provide an insight into how it works. This is the network that the AREG Adelaide CBD Repeater VK5RSA is connected to on 438.025 MHz (-7MHz 91.5Hz CTCSS).

VK5RSA itself is proudly sponsored by KernWi-Fi who arranged access to the new home for VK5RSA atop Westpac House in the Adelaide CBD.

Presentation Details

The presentation will start at 7.45pm ACST, 8:15pm AEST (1015 UTC) from the club rooms at the Fulham Community Centre, Phelps Court, Fulham.

For members who cant (or due to COVID dont wish to) attend in person, the program will also be streamed via Zoom.

Online visitors will be able to watch the presentation via YouTube thanks to Hayden VK7HH’s HamRadioDX Channel.

Links will be posted closer to the event.


AREG AGM 8:30pm July 16th

At the conclusion of the presentation, members will be invited to participate in the AREG AGM via Zoom and in person. The AGM will commence at 8:30pm and is expected to last no more than 15-20 minutes.

The event down at the hall will be run as a COVID Safe event. Note that given the rapidly changing COVID lockdown situation, the AGM will be deferred to being an online presentation should we be prevented from holding it in person at the hall.


If you want to  visit us in person, you can find the clubrooms here:

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We look forward to seeing you all in July!

AREG June 18th Meeting: Extended SSB Audio

Extended Single SideBand (eSSB) is any J3E SSB transmission that exceeds the audio bandwidth of standard or traditional 2.9kHz SSB J3E modes (ITU 2K90J3E), using increased bandwidth to support relative high fidelity, full range clean and articulate vocal audio.

At the next AREG meeting, Ivan VK5RS will introduce you to this interesting world of experimentation and will show why people are interested in eSSB and what is possible on the amateur bands. This should be fascinating indeed!


The Amateur Radio Experimenters Group meeting will start at 7.45pm on Friday June 18th. The location will be the Fulham Community Centre, Fulham, South Australia, off Phelps Crt.

The meeting will be streamed on Zoom for our interstate and country members and will be presented on YouTube via Hayden VK7HH’s HamRadioDX Channel.

We hope to see you there!

AREG Buy’N’Sell Friday May 21st

The next meeting of the Amateur Radio Experimenter’s Group on Friday May 21st will be a Buy’n’Sell night. AREG members are encouraged to bring down their items for sale. Visitors are also welcome to buy and sell!

Entry is by gold coin donation.

We will open the hall at 6.30pm for sellers. AREG Member buyer entry is from 7.00pm and non members and general visitors from 7.45pm.

Sellers should email vk5arg@areg.org.au to request a table. (Note: We do not charge for tables).

Members are advised that there wont be a formal AREG business meeting on the night – that will be held online on a date TBA.

The venue will be the usual AREG clubrooms at the Fulham Community Centre, Phelps Court, Fulham.

This is a COVID-Safe event! People are asked to observe social distancing, check in at the door and follow the directions of our COVID Marshalls.