With the current government health orders extended, the clubrooms will remain closed for access until further
notice. The club continues to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again
The daily morning tea net continues, and the club would like to thank Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU for
their amazing efforts. With stay-at-home orders still in effect, it is a terrific way to get to know your fellow
operators. A massive thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, you will be sure to learn a little piece
of history each day.
Adrian VK2ABS our youngest club member who is an avid SSTV fan hosts a net every 2 weeks. Held each
fortnight on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz with 91.5 Hz tone. The net consists of 2-3 rounds
predominately in Scottie-2 mode. You don’t even need a computer; if you have access to record the audio, there
are many tools available for you not only record but the encode your own images into audio files and transmit via
your radio. Adrian has had a large amount of support from other members and would love to see you drop in. The
next net is scheduled for Friday the 24th September at 7:30 PM.
Alan VK2MG ran last week’s Thursday night net. The topic this week was, “What is your favourite band and/or
mode?”. Responses ranged from “40m CW and SSB”, through to “moon-bounce”. The net is run every Thursday
night at 8:00pm on the club’s 2m VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone.
The SSTV and Weekly nets are also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page.
The club’s Brand Meister DMR repeater is still having problems. The Echolink and IRLP systems remain offline,
and the team hope to have this returned soon once travel restrictions have eased.
D-Star and Radnet DMR repeaters are fully functional.
Please note, the club has made a change to daily repeater operations at VK2RAG, to conserve power until the
Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM EST the only repeater services that will be available are the
Somersby 2 Meter 146.725 MHz repeater and the WICEN 2 Meter 147.125 MHz and 70cm 438.800 MHz
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