John VK2NJP and his friend Dave, VK4ICE are participating in the John Moyle Field Day this year, and Dave has put together a “trailer” of sorts. Enjoy. Continue reading “John Moyle Field Day 2019”
The second Tri Club Picnic was held on 21 April 2018 with members from the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society, the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Radio Society and the Mid South Coast Amateur Club attending. Although it was not a fine sunny day the weather was tolerable. About thirty people from the three clubs attended.
There was a variety of gear on display. The multi mode repeater from IARS was setup and functioning. John VK2JG had a working 23cm television system running. There were also a number of HF rigs set up and operating.
Orlando, VK2ZOB from our Club attended his first picnic. His constant companion the video camera was put to good use. Looking forward to seeing the video of the event
There was even a strange flying object moving around the carpark
The next edition of the Lyrebird will have more information and pictures
On Saturday 9 September the members of the Mid South Coast Amateur Radio Club , the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society and the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Radio Society met at the Fitzroy Falls Reservoir Picnic Area for the Tri Club Picnic. It was a fine sunny day with a light breeze. In all, including wives and children there were around sixty people in attendance.
There were a number of portable stations set up and operating ranging from HF through to 23cm. The members from all Clubs mingled and much was discussed.
There was a break for the lunch which was prepared by the wives from our Club. The sausages, homemade rissoles (thanks Sue) and onions were eaten on bread and washed down with tea or coffee. A very enjoyable meal.
After lunch we gathered together for a few short speeches from the Presidents and the obligatory group photo.
A great day out enjoyed by all
For those who did not come you missed a great day.
Do not miss the next Tri Club Picnic
The Group Photo
The club Presidents
Rob, VK2XIC, Bill, VK2AIY and Martin, VK2VOM
The results of this years contest are out. Ted VK2ARA, Brian Vk2AH, Rob VK2XIC, Darrell VK2BLS and Jason VK2FLID locals from Wollongong featured large in the results.
Congratulations to all
Check out the Ross Hull Memorial VHF-UHF Contest page on the WIA website for the full results
I would like to congratulate all those members that worked so hard to make our 40th Anniversary Celebration a great success.
The weather was just right, the venue was great and the company was first class. It was good to meet so many “old” acquaintances, some of them had travelled quite a distance. Roger Harrison VK2ZRH was the WIA representative and he travelled down by train. Fortunately Bob VK2TG was able to take him back to Sydney.
Our thanks must go to Jenny and her helper for the splendid meal.
Also to Gerald VK2HBG for all his work in organising the VI2HQ40 roster, and to everyone else who worked so hard in their own way to make things go so smoothly.
Let us hope that we can all stick around for the club’s 50th
Gerald VK2HBG took part in the Remembrance Day Contest 2016 earning himself 616 points. This was enough to gain sixth place overall and second place in VK2
pictured with the certificate he was awarded
Congratulations and well done Gerald
A Radio/ Picnic day was held on Saturday 24 September 2016 with members from the Mid South Coast Amateur Radio Club and the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society attending. It was held at the Killalea State Park
The above picture shows the members who attended with the banners of both clubs.
The picture below shows the whole group including the wives and children of the members attending. Not a large number of contacts were made but much time was spent discussing equipment and radio in general. Of special interest was the demonstration by Steve who with the aid of his tablet operated his home station by remote control
More pictures and full report in the next edition of the Lyrebird
Just a quick post to advertise the 40th Anniversary page on this website, which is now live. It will be updated now and again with more information about the upcoming anniversary.
Click “40th Anniversary” at the top of the page to visit it.