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Working Bee – VK6RTH (Tic Hill) 15-05-2015

Working Bee – VK6RTH – 15-05-2015. A short notice to members just reminding all that a working bee has been scheduled for Tic Hill, by Site Manager Bob VK6POP. The Bee is scheduled for Friday May 15th 2015, Meeting is … Continue reading

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New DSTAR Repeater in Perth

As there have been ongoing problems with the VK6RWN DSTAR Gateway server, it’s been removed from site and connected at Heath VK6TWO’s QTH for remote maintenance by the DSTAR Guru’s. To assist in getting Perth DSTAR users back ‘online’, Heath … Continue reading

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VK6RTH – Tic Hill – Site Working Bee – Wed 11th July

A successful working bee at Tic Hill was carried out on 11th July. Work carried out consisted of: APRS antenna stand-off replacement (to keep antenna vertical) INOX placed in batteries and placed on high charge (via 2KW petrol Generator) Reconnection … Continue reading

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New Perth Repeater Site – VK6RLM

Negotiations are in place for a new WARG repeater site. Coverage is expected to be the majority of the Perth are. It’s expected that the site will be used for hosting VK6RLM after a long period without a home. Once … Continue reading

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VK6RCT – Cateby has new battery power

Cateby has recently had a couple of site visits. For quite some time the batteries at Cateby have been in a poor state and the 2m voice repeater went ‘off air’. APRS data showed that the battery voltage (particularly overnight) … Continue reading

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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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WARG Practical and Information sessions – Meetings

WARG is changing the way meetings are run to include more informational/practical sessions. We’re considering bi-monthly General Meetings, where the alternate month will involve informational/practical sessions. We’re also looking at the restructure of formal General Meetings to ‘compress’ the formalities … Continue reading

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Fremantle VK6RFM’s new QTH – Echolink/IRLP

The Fremantle repeater VK6RFM has now settled into it’s new home. Coverage from the new QTH i currently limited due to suspected cavity issues (thanks to a lightning strike) and being run off atemporary discone antenna. March should see the … Continue reading

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23cm DSTAR Digital Voice now on air!

Perth now has 23cm DSTAR Digital Voice coverage from the Roleystone repeater site thanks to the purchase of a 23cm diplexer. Coverage on 23cm from this site is yet to be field tested but computer generated coverage plots show that … Continue reading

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APRS Telemetry scripting

Rob VK6UFO has been busy working on a script to configure the reporting of telemetry data from the Argent OT2 APRS units at WARG sites. The telemetry reports and graphs information such as battery voltage and temperature. With minimal ancillary … Continue reading

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