March 2017 is HF Month!!!
March is HF Month at the club. We have an exciting schedule of HF-themed events for your enjoyment.
- Sat/Sun 11/12 March 2017 – Contest: RSGB Commonwealth Contest
Patrick Vk2PN has operated from club that weekend. Read report!
- Wed 15-Mar-2017 – Lecture: Digital Signals SDR
Geoff, our hard working president, told us all about Digital Signals SDR.
- Sat/Sun 18/19 Mar-2017 – Contest: John Moyle Field Day
Keep the weekend free – possibly group camping … CAMPING CANCELLED due weather!
- Wed 22-Mar-2017 – Informal Lecture: Mobile HF operations in the outback!
Informal talk by Dom, VK2JNA – HF operations on his recent trip to the Red Centre.
- Wed 29-Mar-2017 – 5th Wed: HF Show & Tell
HF Show & Tell with the usual voting for the best piece. Can’t attend? We may be attempting to run the event on google hangouts with online voting. Stay tune!
We want to see: homebrew; unusual commercial radio and testing gear; QRP and portable radios; Interesting antennas; Old radios with lots of valves; use of computer/microprocessors in HF related gear and applications.
NOTE: If requested, we may be running this event via Google Hangouts for people who can’t attend in person, including on-line voting!
Wed 19-Apr-2017 – Lecture: Outernet
Mal Faed will tell us all about the ‘Outernet’. I wonder if that’s similar to anti-matter? Don’t forget your tin-foil hats!
Sun 30-Apr-2107 – Working bee: Winter prep!
General working bee in & out at the GGH, noon start, BBQ at end-of-day. Earlier access can be organised for people who can only do the morning. List of tasks to be exchanged shortly via the reflector.
A Wednesday in May 2017 (TBA) – CUBS’ night
Volunteers needed for our very popular CUBS’ night: radio communication story, HF station (requiring HF home station for call backs), Build a station, CW.
Web 17-May-2017 – Lecture: The Boing 747 … from a Qantas pilot’s view
Come listen about one of the most popular aircraft, and the first jumbo!
Wed 31-May-2017 – 5th Wed: Microphones!!!
What’s your user voice interface??? Bring it on!!! We’re looking for:
- small, big, unusual;
- valve operated;
- carbon, electret, dynamic;
- noise cancelling (electronic, phased, rubber mask);
- underwater, airborne, mobile, remote, lapel, throat, ear, bugging;
- omni-directional, cardoïd, super directional;
Wed 21-Jun-2017 – Lecture: Fox Hunting
There’s more to this subject than we’d imagined with national and world competitions requiring enormous fitness and skill at the highest level … and a fox! Clifford Heath will tell us all about it.
Sat 15-Jul-2017 – Contest: Trans Tasman Low Band Contest
Keep this weekend free, the MWRS is currently thinking of repeating last year’s success … including the Hangi cooking!
19-20 Aug-2017 – Contest: ILLW
Contact as many Lighthouses as possible!
20-22 Oct-2017 – Scouts: JOTA/JOTI
The MWRS is getting more popular every year! Come share your expertise with our local scouts, we need you.