11:15am INTRO – Ian Jackson VK3BUF
Welcome and brief introduction to the event for 2021
11:30am AUTOMOTIVE POWER – Bob Tait VK3XP
Bob has extensive experience in automotive electronics and will talk to us about some of the tricks and traps for delivering a reliable DC supply to your mobile radio.
(approx 30 min)
1:30pm MOUNTING MOBILE ANTENNAS – Ian Jackson VK3BUF
An interactive session about mounting mobile antennas on cars, where to place them and discuss advantages and disadvantages of various mobile antenna types
(approx 40 min)
3:00pm INTRO TO CONTESTING – Chris Chapman VK3QB
An Introduction to Contesting. Ever wanted to know what makes this aspect of the hobby great? Want to know how to get started?
(approx 20 min)
3:30pm PORTABLE OPS – John VK3BSE
John will be telling us about some of the hardware he uses when setting up a portable station.
10:30am A 20M VERTICAL – Roy Seabridge VK3GB
Roy uses a vertical on 20 metres with an elevated ground plane system for excellent performance. He will set up and demonstrate this antenna. (approx 30 min)
11:30am INTRO TO MORSE CODE – Chris Chapman VK3QB
This session is a brief tutorial to help amateurs to get started with Morse Code operating. (approx 25 min)
1:00pm Raffle draw
1:10pm MARITIME OPS – Paul Anslow VK2APA
Paul is going to talk about some of the difficulties to be overcome for maritime operation. Water is a harsh environment for communications.
(approx 35 min)
2:00pm PORTABLE FREE STANDING MAST – Graeme Brown VK3BXG
Graeme will be demonstrating his portable free-standing mast assembly for field operations.
If you’d like to present on a related topic, please contact the organisers.
Send an email to sparky(at)dcsi.net.au
On the Saturday night we’ll enjoy a campfire, drinks, and catching up with friends.