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NEWS LETTER FROM ROCKHAMPTON & DISTRICT AMATEUR
RADIO CLUB INC. (RADAR CLUB INC Est 1996 .)
AUGUST 2005 (3rd Quarterly) NEWS LETTER
 
RADAR CLUB Inc. Monthly Meetings third Wednesday of each month. SES Charles St 7.30pm.
 
 
2M REPEATER 146.700 Mhz has
ECHO-LINK & IRLP NODE 6973
ROCKHAMPTON THE BEEF CAPITAL OF AUSTRALIA 3,500,000 COWS AND CANE TOADS CANT BE WRONG!  
 
CONTACT DETAILS
RADAR CLUB POST ADDRESS
PO BOX 496 Rockhampton 4700
For Enquires PH 07 49281173, OR 07 49312244
e-mail
Meetings are held the third Wednesday of the Month 7.30 PM at SES Building 90 Charles St. North R'ton.  
   
 
Leigh Wilson VK4YLW Transmits starting times to Rally Headquarters
 
   
  Paul VK4PGD builds and races drag cars in his spare time.
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John VK4AJS didn't take long to set up his new shack when he moved to Rockhampton  
 
COMUNICATIONS REQUEST FOR QLD CAR RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP BYFIELD
ANSWERED BY RADAR CLUB

Gordon Fisher local Car Rally organiser attended RADAR CLUB meeting to request assistance with communications for the car rally at Byfield near Yeppoon held in July 2005. We used the spare RADAR CLUB portable 70 cm repeater as well as Ch10 and Repeater Ch 3 UHF Byfield.

 
   
  VK4AJS new aerial farm Rockhampton
RALLY POINT 7 BYFIELD
 
  Notes on use of IRLP and ECHOLINK on VK4RAR 2M Repeater 146.700 MHz VK4RAR on MT ARCHER ROCKHAMPTON

Commands apply to Rockhampton node 6973 and also
Gladstone node 6246 on the UHF repeater 438.050Mhz.
To connect to IRLP announce your presence by call sign then simply dial the IRLP node number while transmitting into the repeater..
To connect to echolink dial 0# then the echolink number.
To disconnect from both IRLP and echolink dial 73
To check the status of the node press #0 (this will tell you if we are connected or not etc)
For the current time press #2 for UTC press #3
For more information look at the nodes website

When away from home and using echolink
Rocky VK4RAR 2M Repeater number is 108959
For more info on echolink
For IRLP local status

To Contact the Gladstone Club see Secretary Rob Waegele, VK4TWR. 07 49780816
Gladstone Repeaters are on 146.900 and 146.625, 438.05 Mhz.

Take a look at VK4 repeater info!
Clive VK4ACC has been selected by RADAR CLUB to be trained in accreditation for the new soon to be introduced foundation licence
 
The Mackay Amateur Radio Association is having their Annual General Meeting on the 3rd Tuesday of August, which is the 16 th August at SES Building at Cementary Road at 7.30 PM.
 
JOTA 15-16th OCTOBER

Jock & Bill enjoying themselves at the RADAR CLUB AGM
Club member VK4CS Jim won third prize in the open woodcraft competition recently.
 
 
   
 
WANTED
240 Volt power lead for FT101 Transceiver.
Contact Leigh Wilson VK4YLW via Clive 49312244 work,
48281173 A/H.
FOR SALE
Hustler Multi Band Vertical with radials
NEW NEVER BEEN USED!
Contact VK4KDN John McLean $300. Ph 07 49272621
FOR SALE
Computer 1 GHz, 20 GB ,256Mb Digital Monitor
$275 Ray vk4blk Ph 4933 6012
73 VK4BLK

AWA RT85 12 Volt 2M FM Mobile (Set up by VK4ZAR) About 60 Channels Installed. $90. Ray VK4BLK 49336012
FOR SALE
I have a 2 section Hills windup tower and rotator that is not being used and I would be prepared to sell if anyone requires such a setup nowadays.

Reg VK4RJ Phone 49312656 work hours. 49281932 home

FOR SALE
Kenwood TS660 Transceiver: Coverage:15,12,10,6m Bands. All Mode 10w output. $400
ICOM 04AT 70cm UHF Handheld 5w on 12V $250
PHILIPS FM-92 Set up for 70cm UHF. $150
Phone Neil VK4JX on 0418655004

RADAR CLUB's application for a grant from WIA under the category of :
LIFTING THE PROFILE AND AWARNESS
OF AMATEUR RADIO

Has been successful. QAC advised recently. Thanks go to VK4DUG for this initiative
Sample of the stands and pamphlets are above.
Leon and Brian enjoy the RADAR CLUB
dinner outing recently. Leon VK4KLL made contact via IRLP from UK. Leon might like to contact George VK4AJL as George contacts UK regularly via IRLP
From VK4AJS: Hi Clive here is the download site for VK3UM EMR calculator suite.
Very good and easy to use gives exclusion zones and allows for feed line loss and gives EIRP and DBW figures. John

RADAR CLUB and members who recently received and had ex commercial radios enabled for Amateur Radio use wish to thank the following: Don for tuning the rigs, Lyle for obtaining the rigs, Rob Bay. TWR and Phil for e-prom programming and Clive for transport . Anyone who still would like to obtain a rig contact Clive.
No it is not a new station! Its Frank Roden VK4FU he has changed his call sign to VK4FLR.

AMATEUR RADIO INTERNET COURSE FROM RON BERTRAND VK2DQ
Studying for exams? VK2DQ Ron Bertrand's Internet course is on the web
Exams are available on request locally in a few weeks.
Just ring RADAR Clubs Secretary Clive VK4ACC on 49281173 or at work 49312244. To arrange your exam.
Cost approx $25 each.
Also the NZART web page Click on "Exam Info".
(Jim Meachen ZL2BHF)
For all Amateur Radio exam and syllabus info contact ACMA web site

RADAR CLUB SERVICES
Voice repeater 146.7 Mhz ; IRLP Node 6973
Voice Repeater 438.225 Mhz Digi Repeater 144.900 Mhz.
Quarterly New Letter
Exams on demand and Study assistance contact Clive or Lyle on 49281173
QSL Postage, Social Events , Industrial visits, Lectures, WIA Liaison
Radar club Nett Tuesday evenings 7.30 pm local Club Nett
3.613 Mhz on 80m band. 8.30 same evening the 2m technical hour on 146.700 Mhz local repeater.
RADAR CLUB XMAS DINNER IS PLANNED FOR FRIDAY 9TH DECEMBER at ROCKHAMPTON LEAGUES CLUB
THIS MAY ALLOW PEOPLE FROM OUT OF TOWN TO ATTEND
RADAR CLUB COMMITTEE for 2005
From AGM March 2005
President
Don VK4BY
Queensland Advisory Committee (QAC)
Vice President
John VK4AJS
Treasurer
Nev VK4KNB
Secretary
Clive VK4ACC
Library
John VK4KDN
Station Managers & NEWS: Don VK4BY, Doug VK4DUG & Mike VK4LMB.
IRLP Manager
Jim VK4HJD
Repeater and Incorp Officer Lyle VK4ALD
Education and Exam Officers Clive VK4ACC Lyle VK4ALD
Web Master
Nick VK4CNQ
Meeting Refreshments: Mary VK4PZ
   
 
 


JOIN IN THE COMING EVENTS

The North Queensland Amateur Radio Convention will be happening at the Douglas Campus of James Cook University plus other event centres from Friday September 16th to Sunday September 18th.

North Queensland Amateur Radio Convention - September 2005

Anyone on e-mail wishing to receive RADAR Club info by e-mail -Please advise of your e-mail address. Send an E-mail to

THIS NEWS LETTER WILL BE SENT BY E-MAIL IF POSSIBLE. IF YOU CANNOT RECEIVE BY
E-MAIL OR OUR WEB SITE REQUIRE IT TO BE POSTED IN THE MAIL PLEASE ADVISE CLIVE ON PHONE 07 49312244 OR E-MAIL

At Emerald : The Central Highlands AGM at Fairbairn Dam - September 2005 .
Jamboree On The Air - 15th and 16th October 2005.



 
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