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Tag: Brad VK2NMZ

operating portable

operating portable can be a great way to test out your radio and antenna setup, here we have some evening operation using an IC-7O5, Tablet and a MP1 Super Antenna. Reports of very strong US stations and several Japan contacts on various digital modes

QRPGuys KD1JV CW code trainer build

Following on from the 1940’s straight key refurbishment, it was time to finally build up the small code trainer I have had sitting in my drawer for over 12 months. This little unit is great to practice both sending and receiving CW. The speed is variable from 5 wpm upwards if you can keep up…
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Experimenting with different antenna

Experimenting with different antenna configurations is all a part of being an effective operator. Sure having long wires resonant on every band sitting up incredibly high would be considered the near optimum gold standard. But what if you can’t do that? What if you’re incredibly limited with space available? What if you don’t have a…
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Another day…

Another day…Another park! Today we are seeing VKFF-2005.Tuggerah Nature Reserve. Such MoistMany mozziesWow. Thanks to Brad VK2NMZ for providing a few snaps 😎

NEWS 05.06.2022

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fullyfunctional. We are looking at some issues with the 6 metre repeater and Brand Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still having problems.The club…
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Circa 1940 Morse Training Key restoration

Circa 1940 Morse Training Key restoration The original scope of this project was that I was approached by a local Air League Squadron, as some of the cadets had shown an interested in obtaining their morse code badge and overall wanting to have a better understanding of where it originated from. I was thinking of…
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Summit Sunday!

Okay, so it’s not a summit but a VKFF Park!VKFF-1340 to be exact! 40 Meters was a challenge with a large amount of QSB. Brad, VK2NMZ had some great success netting nearly 25 contacts in under an hour, including a ZL booming across the water and some bonus park to parks. Just as Brad was…
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NEWS 30.04.2022

Mayham is Tomorrow! Fox hunts and the meet and greet happened today.Pre-sales at the Rose St gate start at 8am and gates open at 8:30. Remember that if you pre-purchase yourentry online, you get to skip the queues.For the raffle terms and conditions and much more information on Mayham, including how to pre-pay entry to…
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John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2022

John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2022 – did you enter? Were you operating home or portable? Here we have Brad VK2NMZ and Luke VK2HMI operating a portable station from VKFF-0550 at Crackneck Lookout. It was great time operating and comparing the performance characteristics of different antenna configurations and getting a few contacts in of course!…
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NEWS 26.12.2021

The club rooms will re-open on January 8 next year subject to the health orders. Planning is well under way for Mayham, which is scheduled for the first of May, 2022. At the Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully functional. BrandMeister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are…
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