Next WARG meeting 8th March 2021

Depending on the COVID-19 circumstances this meeting will hopefully be a Face to Face meeting. This will be SUBJECT TO CHANGE!

Face to Face Option
The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 8th March 2021 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.

On Air Option
The next WARG monthly meeting is to be held on air Monday 8th March 2021 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

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URGENT – FEBRUARY WARG MEETING CHANGE

Greetings all WARG members,

By now you have no doubt heard that southern WA is in lockdown for five days, starting from 6pm tonight.

This obviously means that the planned WARG meeting tomorrow at Pelican Point Sea Scouts cannot go ahead. Instead we will try an on-air meeting from 7:30pm on VK6RLM, 146.750, and connected AllStar links.

I will provide more information in a few hours – am working to get a few necessary things done before it all shuts down at 6pm.

73, and Best Regards,
Anthony VK6AXB
Secretary, WARG

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Happy 16th Birthday WARG.ORG.AU

Hi all,

I was looking at the Wayback machine ( http://web.archive.org ) and decided to look up warg.org.au

It turns out (as far as I can tell, please correct me if wrong) that the WARG Website has been up since 9th October 2004. Happy 16th Birthday WHISKEY ALPHA ROMEO GOLF dot OSCAR ROMEO GOLF dot ALPHA UNIFORM!

This is what the website used to look like back then, when the internet was still a bit new for most of us.

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WARG December 2020 Meeting Information

WARG December 2020 Meeting Information
WARG December 2020 Meeting Information

The next WARG monthly meeting is to be held on air Monday 7 December 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 2nd November 2020

Next WARG meeting 7th September 2020
West Australian Repeater Group Next WARG meeting 2nd November 2020

The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 2nd November 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.

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WARG October 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 5 October 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 7th September 2020

Next WARG meeting 7th September 2020
West Australian RepeNext WARG meeting 7th September 2020

The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 7th September 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.

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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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