Hamfest Update

The hamfest was a great day, we had a record number of attendees through the door, and it was fantastic catching up with old friends and rummaging for bargains, the food was excellent, all in all a fantastic day.
Les VK3TEX did a great job and took plenty of pictures of the day.
Image Gallery below. Click on the image to start the slideshow.

Many thanks to Dallas, VK3EB for the great job putting this video together.

Many thanks to Peter VK3ASK, the latest club newsletter is available for download from:- http://www.sadarc.org/files/NewsLetter/year2023/May_2023_Newsletter.pdf

Mt Wombat Field Trip

A couple of updates for this Saturday’s field trip to Mt Wombat,  we will be meeting up at Alan’s farm at 217 Balmattum Church Road Balmattum, rather than in Eurora at 1 Kirkland Avenue,  also there will be a BBQ (sausage in bread) as well as BYO, prior to the trip up the hill.  

10am Kevin VK3KFM has an 8 seater vehicle and is happy to pick up members from our club room at 10am, to drive to Euroa.

11am Meet at Alan VK3BF’s farm at 11am for a BBQ lunch, you can BYO food, or sausage in bread.  Gold coin donation as normal.

12pm Travel to Mount Wombat to hold an informal meeting, view onsite installation and play radio from the top of the mountain.

We are expecting approx 10-15 members to attend.

Latest Club Newsletter is now available for download, thanks to Peter VK3ASK http://www.sadarc.org/files/NewsLetter/year2023/April_2023_Newsletter.pdf

Next Club Meeting is a field trip to Mt Wombat on May 13th we will be meeting up in Euroa at Alan’s VK3BF for a BBQ before car pooling to Mt Wombat. More details to be published in the club newsletter closer to the day. For the Arduino Class enthusiasts there will be an informal Arduino session on Saturday May 6th, more details on the club forum.

Thanks to Peter, Latest Club Newsletter is now available for download. http://www.sadarc.org/files/NewsLetter/year2023/MARCH_NEWSLETTER.pdf

A couple of late news items from the EMDRC

Sunday March 26 EMDRC Car Boot Sale..
A last reminder for members to book their spot at our inaugural car boot
sale. A few car spots and tables remain.

We will open up to non-members later this week so don’t miss out – see
the attached for how to book. Download from here.

EMDRC-High Altitude Balloon Launch
Recent times has seen considerable interest in High Altitude Balloon
both in the US, Canada and our very own club.
Just last weekend, the EMDRC-HAB group successfully launched a High
Altitude Balloon and payload from Ararat.  The flight reached an
altitude of some 30,000m and after maintaining flight for around 120mins
the package was recovered on a farming property near Glenpatrick, NE
from Ararat.

Follow the link on our club website [1] it will take you to an article
in the Guardian News where Trevor VK3TWC and Mark VK5QI provided the

EMDRC Committee

February Club Newsletter is now available for download, hope to see everyone at the next club meeting on March 4th.

The latest edition of the Amateur Radio Magazine features a write up on Radio Australia by Rodney (VK3UG) and a very good obituary. Worth reading.

Watching the Moonbounce echoes on 15M at Radio Australia


Don’t forget to check out the Club Forum for latest posts.

We had a great time at the Peppermill for our Christmas breakup, good food, excellent service and great company. Pictures are on the Forum and the Club Facebook Page. Pictures are thanks to Geoff VK3GSR.

Thanks for Peter VK3ASK the November Newsletter is now available for download from here:-

Thanks to Peter VK3ASK, the October Club Newsletter is now available for download from here. (Revised)

Photo by Rob VK3BLD in Mooroopna 18/10/2022


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Many thanks to Dallas VK3EB for the great pictures. 
Click the arrows to cycle through the picture album.

Anglican Parish Hall — 96 Orr Street

It was a very successful hamfest, lots of visitors and it was great to catch up with friends for a chat and hunt for a few bargains.