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Fremantle (VK6RFM) has a new antenna.

The Fremantle repeater VK6RFM now has it’s new antenna installed thanks to Bob VK6KW. Coverage and Signal reports so far show a significant increas in the repeaters coverage compared to the temporary discone antenna. Some have reported that the signal … Continue reading

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Perth-Geraldton site propagation testing

Xmas/New Years period will see a week of propagation testing from potential site ~345m HASL up in the hills about 170km south of Geraldton, 75km north of Cateby. Temporary equipment including APRS 145.175 and VK6RLM 146.750 repeater will be running … Continue reading

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Long weekend produces more favourable VHF troppo conditions along the West Coast

Favourable troppo conditions leading up to the Labor Day Long Weekend of 1, 2 & 3 March 2008 produced more VHF DX 2m contacts into the north-west coastal areas. At 1800LT on Friday 29th February 2008 conditions allowed contact into … Continue reading

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D-Star contacts in Melbourne

I was in Melbourne for a couple of days this week and was fortunate enough to loan a D-Star equipped handheld from Duncan VK6GHZ for the trip. I configured the handheld before heading to Melbourne from the instructions on the … Continue reading

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More coastal ducting into Geraldton

Early this evening (27/12/07 1830hrs) conditions again improved and two-way contacts were made between Christie – VK6XCJ, Mick – VK6YXL and Jon – VK6NOW utilising VK6RAP (Roleystone). Jon was able to hear the input signal at around S0-S1 / R5 … Continue reading

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VK6RSR heard in the Mid West Region of WA

Today (27/12/07) at 0830hrs, VK6RSR (Simplex Repeater, Perth) was heard in the Geraldton / Greenough area whilst mobile on the Brand Highway (375km). Signal strength peaked at S5 and the repeater was easily accessible on its input / output frequency … Continue reading

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VK6RAP Roleystone worked

146.700 VK6RAP repeater is audible down here at Cranbrook this morning for most of the news broadcast.? (Approx 320kms) Unfortunately the signal is up & down so I don’t know if I was getting through or not and it is … Continue reading

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