The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 2 September 2019 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.
The WARG Committee for 2018-19 is as follows:
President: Anthony VK6AXB
Vice President: Barry VK6SP
Secretary (Correspondence): Barry VK6SP
Treasurer: John VK6JAH
Membership Officer: John VK6JAH
Technical Officer: Ray VK6ZRW
Committee Members (also called Councillors):
Matt VK6ML (Digital Officer)
Webmaster: Carsten VK6PCB
Publicity Officer: (vacant – volunteers wanted!)
Note: As agreed by the AGM, Secretary Barry VK6SP will not be responsible for meeting minutes, each meeting will appoint another WARG volunteer to take the minutes for that meeting.
Due to some over active white ants, WARG has has to find a new meeting venue. Keeping the link between WARG and the Scouts, we will be metting at the Pelican Point Sea Scouts hall, Australia II Drive, Crawley. This move is until the redevelopment of the Peter Hughes Scout Communication Cenre has been completed. Our firs meeting at the new venue will be the 12th June 2017.
A reminder that WARG’s next meeting on Monday May 2nd is our AGM – and will feature an equipment auction at the close of proceedings.
As usual, the main business of the AGM is to elect a new Committee for the coming year. Whilst many of WARG’s office holders intend to re-nominate – including myself as Secretary – this is an opportunity for others who are financial members of WARG and want to contribute more to the running of the group.
WARG’s committee aims to always operate in a collaborative fashion, and not to take over discussions or make decisions which should be the property of the wider group. The AGM is an important night and we look forward to seeing you there, at WARG’s usual meeting venue, the Peter Hughes Scout Communications Centre, corner of Gibbs St and Welshpool Rd, East Cannington.
All are welcome to attend. Doors will be open at 7, for a 7:30 start. Treasurer John will be on hand to take payments from any members who haven’t yet renewed. A short General meeting will also take place, alongside the AGM. Tea & coffee are available, and there’s usually time for socialising before and after the meeting.
WARG Treasurer John VK6JAH advises that the auction is on behalf of the estate of Syd VK6SMH (SK) who sadly passed away last year, his family have asked WARG to assist in disposing of remaining equipment. All the gear is said to be in working order, but the WARG Committee has had no opportunity to fully test any item. As such no warranty can be given regarding the working condition or otherwise of any item offered.
All procedes from the sale of the equipment will go to WARG funds.
Below is a list of the donated equipment and attached are photographs of the same.
Kenwood TS-680S tranceiver with handbook, MC-43S microphone and accessory DIN plugs.
Hi Mound HK-704 morse key
Kenwood LF-30A low pass filter
Kenwood AT-230 antenna tuner with handbook.
Digitor D2510 2m power amplifier.
Yaesu FT-530 dual band handheld with handbook, MH-12 speaker/microphone and DC power cord. Dead battery pack. No charger.
Arista stereo headphones.
Loudspeaker in box.
1981 edition of ARRL handbook.
D-5200 two way PL 259 coax switch.
Micronata swr/power meter.
Asahi Antenna swr/power meter.
Cobra swr/power meter.
Pearce-Simpson Super Cheetah 27MHz AM/SSB CB radio with microphone and handbook.
Benelec 7-706 power microphone.
HF two section tapped helical mobile whip 80-40-20-15-10m in cloth bag. No spring base.
Mast – two section crank up/tilt over. Bottom section triangular lattice, upper galvanised pipe. Probably 14 meters fully extended. With all guy wires and extra section of triangular mast. Includes Alinco EMR-400 rotator and control box with handbook and 3 element tri-band 20-15-10m trapped beam. Two winches, one for tilt over, one for crank up. These items to be sold as a single lot. Removal needed from rear garden of a house in Manning. WARG can assist in removal. (No photos of these unfortunately, rotator controller pic only).
As usual, the best way to bid for an item is to turn up in person. If for some pressing reason a WARG member cannot attend the AGM in person but are interested in bidding, please contact Anthony VK6AXB (via ‘Secretary AT warg etc’ email address) for more information on submitting an absentee bid.
73, and Best Regards,
For our upcoming meeting on Monday December 1, Will VK6UU has kindly agreed to bring along his Fusion equipment and give a presentation about the Fusion system.
This will be a good opportunity to have a close look at this new digital voice protocol, and compare/contrast to other systems. We encourage as many members as possible to turn up.
Usual venue, Peter Hughes Scout Communications Centre, cnr Gibbs St and Welshpool Rd East Cannington. Doors should be open at 7 for a 7:30pm start. We envisage a brief business-meeting session, and then hand over to Will for the presentation. Any other general meeting items can be dealt with after the presentation, if needs be.
This will be our last meeting before Christmas, and a good chance for a catch up generally. There is no meeting scheduled in January due to the proximity to Christmas/New Year break and hot conditions, so we won’t be all meeting together again until early February. (Although there should be some working bees and other activities in December/January).
Some videos in relation to the system can be found below. Thanks go to Will VK6UU for his time spent on the new system.
We look forward to seeing you there, to enjoy the presentation, a coffee and possibly even some Christmas Treats.