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