3D Printing Introduction – Youtube LiveStream Friday 17th 7.45pm ACST

AREG is pleased to confirm that our next meeting will be streamed live on Youtube via the HamRadioDX Channel!

The broadcast will start on Friday 17th September:

  • 7.45pm ACST
  • 8:15pm AEST
  • 1015 UTC

 


The presentation by Scott VK5TST will provide an introduction to filament based 3D printing. While the technology is large, and there are many ways to use and enjoy it, this is based on one person’s experiences. I approached 3D printing as getting a new tool to help with other hobbies, rather than my hobby being build and development of the printer.

The presentation will discuss the technology, the process, equipment (software, printer and consumables) with some tips on how to get started. Not to mention a few lessons over a year or so of playing with the hobby.


The Amateur Radio Experimenters Group will be hosting the presentation live at our clubrooms at the same time, Phelps Court, Fulham. Doors will be open from 7.15pm. COVID Safe protocols will need to be observed – face masks will need to be worn and COVID Check in will be mandatorty.

Remote AREG members will be able to interact with the meeting via our Zoom link.

 

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.

 

Next AREG Meeting: 16th April – Meteor Scatter by Kevin VK4UH

Image thanks to qrz.now

The Amateur Radio Experimenters Group is pleased to announce that we have a special guest speaker this month. (Dr) Kevin Johnston VK4UH will be talking to AREG about Meteor Scatter propagation and how to get started in the mode. Kevin will join AREG members assembled in our club-rooms in Adelaide via video-link from QLD.

Kevin will give us an overview of the astronomy and physics of meteors and their use for making long distance VHF contacts when no other mode of propagation is available.  The presentation is aimed towards those with no prior experience of this fascinating mode of communication.

(Dr) Kevin Johnston VK4UH

(Dr) Kevin Johnston VK4UH is a medical doctor and has been licences for 50 years.  He has had a try at almost all aspects of amateur radio through those years and is now focusing on long distance microwave operation, EME and Meteor Scatter


 

The presentation is scheduled to start as close as possible to 7:45pm ACST (1015z or 8:15pm AEST). The venue is the Fulham Community Centre, Phelps Court, Fulham. Doors open from 7:30pm.

 

For the AREG members outside of Adelaide, the session will be also streamed on Zoom.

 

Virtual visitors will be able to tune in via the “HamRadioDX” YouTube channel thanks to Hayden VK7HH.


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