March Newsletter

With thanks to Peter VK3ASK, here is the March Club Newsletter

ACMA UPDATE – 19 February 2024

New amateur radio arrangements have begun

In December 2023, we announced new arrangements for amateur radio, including the upcoming Radiocommunications (Amateur Stations) Class Licence 2023 (the class licence).

The class licence has now commenced. It means qualified amateur operators can operate foundation, standard or advanced amateur stations without needing to apply for an individual licence or pay any fees.

Alongside the class licence, there are new arrangements for qualifications, examination assessors, call signs and overseas visiting amateurs.

Around 180 accredited assessors are ready to conduct and assess amateur radio examinations. We have also opened applications to become an accredited assessor. The Accredited Assessor Guidelines have been updated, providing more detail about the accreditation requirements for applicants from New South Wales.

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AGM February 3rd 2024

The January 2024 Club Newsletter can be downloaded from here. Many thanks to Peter VK3ASK

Next meeting is Saturday the 3rd of February, our first get together for 2024, it will also be the AGM, and will be a great start to the New Year.
The new owners of our meeting rooms are happy for us to continue having our club meetings on their premises. So we hope to see everyone there to kick off 2024.

Membership renewal form may be downloaded from here..

Many thanks to Peter VK3ASK for the November Club Newsletter, you can download from here..…/November_2023_Newsletter…

Many thanks to Mike VK3FMAA for the great drone video footage of the hamfest.

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:-

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

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.

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