VK6RFM’s new location

Due to the previous location of VK6RFM being unavailable in the future, there was a requirement for it to be relocated this year.

On Sunday 12 July VK6RFM was transferred from the QTH of VK6KW to the “Equipment Enclosure” at the Wireless Hill Museum, installed in the VHF Group’s Beacon Rack, connected to the shared (with VK6BBS) collinear antenna and switched on at ~ 15:10H.

Subsequent tests all the way home to VK6KW proved that it was working as expected.

The mains power supply is a Yaesu FP-700 which draws 31W supplying 14v09 on idle/standby  and  182W supplying 14v03 on Tx Hi. – It had been proving for ~72 hours and all seemed very happy together just warm enough to prevent condensation.

It was noted that there is some annoying local interference on the output frequency but the repeater seems happy on air.

Report thanks to Bob VK6KW

A big thank you to the WA VHF Group for providing WARG with a new home for the VK6RFM Repeater.

The WA VHF Group website can be found at http://www.wavhfgroup.org.au/

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WARG August 2020 Meeting Information

WARG August 2020 Meeting Information

For the remainder of 2020, we will be alternating Face to Face and On Air Meetings.
This will be reviewed at the end of the year.

The next WARG monthly meeting is to be held on air Monday 3 August 2020 on repeater VK6RLM (146.750), not at our regular venue. The meeting will commence at the regular time of 19:30 hours. Hope to hear a few people on the net.

If you wish to participate in the meeting, you can do so by the following:
Radio: Repeater VK6RLM 146.750MHz -0.6Mhz offset
ALLSTAR: Node 28608
Echolink: Node 909122

Echolink for Android

Echolink for iOS

More info at http://www.echolink.org

More info about AllStar https://www.warg.org.au/how-to-guides/

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Next WARG meeting 6th July 2020

Due to COVID-19 restrictions being lifted finally, regular WARG meetings will commence as of 6th July 2020.

The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 6th July 2020 at the 1st Pelican Point Sea Scout Group, 12 Australia II Drive Crawley. (Down the end past the yacht club) Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start. Tea and coffee are available. All are welcome.

Steve, VK6FTOW Vice President of WARG would like to know if there are any questions pertaining to WARG general business, for people unable to attend the meeting? Please leave any questions in the comments section below.

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WARG June 2020 Meeting Information

WARG June 2020 Meeting Information

Due to social distancing because of the Coronavirus-19 threat, physical meetings are postponed for the time being. Because of this, we will hold trial meetings as radio nets.

The next WARG monthly meeting is to be held on air Monday 8 June 2020 on repeater VK6RLM (146.750), not at our regular venue. The meeting will commence at the regular time of 19:30 hours. Hope to hear a few people on the net.

If you wish to participate in the meeting, you can do so by the following:
Radio: Repeater VK6RLM 146.750MHz -0.6Mhz offset
ALLSTAR: Node 28608
Echolink: Node 909122

If you wish to participate in the meeting, you can do so by the following:
Radio: Repeater VK6RLM 146.750MHz -0.6Mhz offset
ALLSTAR: Node 28608
Echolink: Node 909122

Echolink for Android

Echolink for iOS

More info at http://www.echolink.org

More info about AllStar https://www.warg.org.au/how-to-guides/

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WARG Committee for 2020-2021

The WARG Committee for 2019-20 is as follows:

President: Barry VK6SP
Vice President: Steve VK6FTOW
Secretary: Anthony VK6AXB
Treasurer: Nil Nominations at this time
Membership Officer: Carsten VK6PCB
Technical Officer: Bob VK6ZGN
Councillors: Peter VK6PM, Matt VK6ML, Ray VK6ZRW,

Other positions
Digital Officer: Matt VK6ML
Shop Manager:
Website Manager: Carsten VK6PCB
Social Media: Peter VK6LB

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WARG AGM, 2020-2021 Committee, WARG Subscriptions

2020 AGM
The next West Australia Repeater Group Annual General Meeting is to be held on air 4th May 2020. This is due to social gathering restrictions because of COVID-19.

The 2020 AGM will be on repeater VK6RLM (146.750MHZ -0.6Mhz Offset) at 1930hrs (Local UTC+8) on Monday evening 4th May 2020.

WARG 2020/2021 Committee
Have nominated for a committee position yet? There are several positions available – Click Here for the current committee positions.
https://www.warg.org.au/club-admin/committee/

Have you paid your WARG subscriptions yet?
Membership is still only $25 per year, which is the price of 5 cups of coffee. You will be doing your bit to support the many metro and state wide radio repeaters that WARG provides for use by amateurs free of charge.
https://www.warg.org.au/member-services/membership/

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WARG April 2020 Meeting Information

WARG April 2020 Meeting Information

Due to social distancing because of the Coronavirus-19 threat, physical meetings are postponed for the time being. Because of this, we will hold trial meetings as radio nets.

The next WARG monthly meeting is to be held on air Monday 6 April 2020 on repeater VK6RLM (146.750), not at our regular venue. The meeting will commence at the regular time of 19:30 hours. Hope to hear a few people on the net.

If you wish to participate in the meeting, you can do so by the following:
Radio: Repeater VK6RLM 146.750MHz -0.6Mhz offset
ALLSTAR: Node 28608
Echolink: Node 909122

Echolink for Android
Echolink for iOS

More info at http://www.echolink.org

More info about AllStar https://www.warg.org.au/how-to-guides/

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WARG April 2020 Meeting changes

The next WARG monthly meeting is to be held on air Monday 6 April 2020 on repeater VK6RLM (146.750), not at our regular venue. The meeting will commence at the regular time of 19:30 hours. Hope to hear a few people on the net.

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