New Book by Ron Bertrand

Ron Bertrand from the Radio and Electronics School has just published a book
Radio Theory Handbook.  Beginner to Advanced

TRTHB2Ahis book starts at beginner level, building the foundations of Electricity, AC Theory and Radio Theory. These foundations are progressively and slowly built upon and culminate at a solid Advanced Level. This is an ideal study program for those wanting an understanding electrical and radio theory. This study is suitable for Radio Technicians, Electrical Technicians, Technical Officers. Also suitable for those seeking to gain a qualification from Beginner to ‘Advanced’ Radio (Amateur) Experimenter; in any country. The book aims to provide a clear understanding of concepts.
The goal is learning rather than memorizing.

The book is available at Amazon. link below
https://www.amazon.com/Radio-Theory-Handbook-Beginner-Advanced/dp/1534696121

VK1 WINTER SOTA QSO PARTY

David, VK2FLDW will be taking part in the VK1 Winter SOTA QSO Party on Sunday 7 August 2016.  He will be operating from Mt Alexandra, VK2/IL-005 from 09:00 to 11:00 hours weather permitting. Listen out for him on 40 metres 7.100MHz LSB

New Book MF Down Under

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The publication date of June 20, 2016 is for “MF Down Under”: An edited VK-compendium of articles and projects for the 630m & 160m bands which is the first ever Oceania-based one-stop-reference for embarking upon MF operating, and is all-mode inclusive.

The book contains
345 x A4 pages

  • ISBN registration 978-0-9873638-6-2
  • Wire spiral binding so it will lay flat on a desk for convenience
  • 44 articles and projects for 630m and 160m
  • Material contributed by 15 VK authors
  • Contents and Index pages to facilitate finding topics of specific interest
  • Nine chapters

It is intended to be a limited-run, cost-recovery legacy to amateur radio in Oceania and the retail price will be AUD$48 plus postage satchel cost if required. Orders are currently being taken via d.wd@bigpond.com

 

Sydney Amateur Radio Ferry Contest

Two members David, VK2FLDW and Blake, VK2FVBW travelled to Sydney to meet up with Connor, VK2FCAC from IARS to take part in the Inaugural ferry contest.  Many contacts were made on simplex and on the repeaters and QSL cards were exchanged with the many amateurs met on the ferries and wharves.

VK2FVBW & VK2FLDW Ferry Contest 2016
VK2FVBW & VK2FLDW
Ferry Contest 2016

We spent some time at the Rose Bay wharf, headquarters of the contest chatting with the organisers.

A full report and results with be in the next issue of the Lyrebird

David VK2FLDW