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by VK2AZ
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23-on-23 + MAD: Sunday February 23, 2020
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: 23-on-23 + MAD: Sunday February 23, 2020

The Wyong Field Day occurs on the 23rd in VK2 so probably not a lot of MAD activity from here.

There will certainly be activity from the Western Sydney group from 8 till 9PM on the 23rd.

See you there. (Wyong and 23cm)
by VK2AZ
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: SG Labs 3400MHz Txvtr
Replies: 18
Views: 7776

Re: SG Labs 3400MHz Txvtr

Hristiyan sent me an email proposing changes to the Australian market for the LO frequencies. "We decided to made a new frequency plan especially for VK. The new LO frequencies are: 2968 , 2966, 2963 , 2960 MHz. It is possible to switch between standard frequency plan and Australian plan by a simple...
by VK2AZ
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: Repeaters & Callsigns
Replies: 1
Views: 329

Re: Repeaters & Callsigns

Hi Mark,
Interesting.
VK2RNG is not listed in the ACMA database.

I can hear it at 5/3 on 147.3
Input 147.9 no CTCSS required
by VK2AZ
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Beacons
Topic: VK5RBV to come back at Full steam
Replies: 17
Views: 7669

Re: VK5RBV to come back at Full steam

Good work Peter,
I have updated VKSpotter.com

And added the 2m Beacon.
Let me know if any of the details need to be changed.
by VK2AZ
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23 Wednesday 23 October 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 2174

Re: 23 on 23 Wednesday 23 October 2019

Thanks Scott,
The VK2 Western Sydney User Group will be active.

Point those beams west!
by VK2AZ
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23 Monday 23 September 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3022

Re: 23 on 23 Monday 23 September 2019

Hi Matt,
No, that was a fake spot just to get you interested :-)

Actually, a "feature" on VKSpotter when no QRA square is entered.
Need to get the damn human bean who coded that to fix it :-)

Hilary

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by VK2AZ
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23 Monday 23 September 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3022

Re: 23 on 23 Monday 23 September 2019

Thanks Scott,
Probably the largest turn out so-far in VK2 last night.
Well done everyone.
by VK2AZ
Sun Sep 22, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23 Monday 23 September 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 3022

23 on 23 Monday 23 September 2019

Reminder: 23on23 Day When: Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, (GMT+10:00) Australia/Canberra Where:1296Mhz and up Description: 23 on 23 is a way to encourage activity on 23cm (1296Mhz) The official period is between 8pm and 9pm local time. Get that 23cm rig fired up on 1296.1 SSB and moni...
by VK2AZ
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: SG Labs 3400MHz Txvtr
Replies: 18
Views: 7776

Re: SG Labs 3400MHz Txvtr

If any of the "hoard" have a spare 1 or 6 they are not going to use, let me know.

The Western Sydney Microwave User Group would be very interested.

Hilary
by VK2AZ
Sat May 25, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New VKspotter
Replies: 1
Views: 4234

Re: New VKspotter

Hi all, VKSpotter has now moved to https://vkspotter.com There are currently 250 members which I think is a good critical mass to make the site useful. Thank you to everyone that has contributed by becoming a member and providing feedback, suggestions and encouragement. Special thanks to Tim VK2XAX ...
by VK2AZ
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: LF, MF, HF
Topic: Everyone listening no one transmitting
Replies: 9
Views: 5601

Re: Everyone listening no one transmitting

Steve, That is an amazing list of stations for one transmission, but I tend to think that our hobby is progressing. Take a look at the signal strengths those stations are reporting. Most of them can only hear you because it is a digital mode. You would struggle to have even a CW contact with most of...
by VK2AZ
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 23 on 23: Tuesday October 23rd 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 5343

Re: 23 on 23: Tuesday October 23rd 2018

Looks like VK2 won - Whoo hoo!
Stations heard or worked:
VK2YAC, VK2YOC, VK2XAX, VK2TMC, VK2AZ, VK2VR, VK2FLR, VK2KYP, VK2KCM, VK2BLS, VK2MAX

Thank you to Gary VK2KYP and Colin VK2KCM for going out portable and giving us new voices to talk to.

Hilary
VK2AZ
by VK2AZ
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: VK5 Microwave Activity Day Sunday 14th October
Replies: 4
Views: 4431

Re: VK5 Microwave Activity Day Sunday 14th October

Well done all you VK5's,
Information and pictures like this make me even more enthusiastic about my own Microwave activities.

Would be good to try and arrange something like this for VK2.
by VK2AZ
Thu Jun 23, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Beacons
Topic: VK3 6m beacons
Replies: 2
Views: 4324

Re: VK3 6m beacons

I don't think there are any VK3 6M beacons at this time.
by VK2AZ
Sat Jun 18, 2016 11:13 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day
Replies: 50
Views: 18505

Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

I don't see any rules around permitted liaison.

Can you use spotters, loggers or even repeaters to liaise with others?

Hilary
VK2IUW
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by VK2AZ
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:47 pm
Forum: FM, Repeaters, D-STAR
Topic: No more repeaters
Replies: 16
Views: 6527

Re: No more repeaters

I went through the 23 repeaters I can hear in Sydney and spotted them all so that the repeater database updated the active field. If you spot a repeater on 2m while on the 6m spot/chat screen, it won't appear on the 2m spot/chat list and you won't annoy anyone, but the repeater list will update. If ...
by VK2AZ
Sat May 28, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Satellites & Balloons
Topic: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM
Replies: 4
Views: 4166

Re: PS-65 PICO balloon HF JT9 WSPR - VK9WI WIA AGM

Congratulations Andy on your WIA technical Award.

Well deserved.

Hilary
VK2IUW
by VK2AZ
Thu May 12, 2016 7:00 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: FreeDV on Thursday!!
Replies: 34
Views: 12326

Re: FreeDV on Thursday!!

Would have to agree John.
Can't hear a single station at the moment anywhere on 40m.
Had a QSO with Alan VK2ZIW who is only 6K from me :-)

Hilary
VK2IUW
by VK2AZ
Tue May 10, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Digital Modes Miscellaneous
Topic: HELL on Tuesday!
Replies: 89
Views: 24021

Re: HELL on Tuesday!

Came on late but had a QSO with Paul VK3IH.
Thanks Paul.
I am using Multipsk and still getting used to the many different configuration options for all the mode, so thank you for your patience.

Hilary
VK2IUW