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Did you know that there is a WARG Facebook Group?

If you are a member of the social media platform FACEBOOK you can join a group for Members and Friends of WARG. The group is just one more way for our Members and Friends in VK6 and beyond to keep up-to-date with WARG News and Activities.

While you are logged in to Facebook – Point your browser to the following URL:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1847911578819365

OR you can use the Facebook search bar at top left, to search for West Australian Repeater Group and join the group that way.

Hope to see you online…

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Catching up on the May AGM results:

We are pleased to welcome our new Committee for 2024-25, as follows:

President: Matt VK6ML
Vice President: Barry VK6SP
Secretary: Anthony VK6AXB
Treasurer: Adam VK6XR
Membership Officer: Anthony VK6AXB
Technical Officer: Colin VK6ACT

Councillors: Carsten VK6PCB, Mark VK6FIVE, Martin VK6ZMS, Mitch VK6XB,
Ray VK6ZRW, & Trevor VK6MS.

Thank you to the members on the new Committee, particularly to Adam, who has agreed to step into the Treasurer’s role and join Committee for the first time, and also thanks to Matt VK6ML for agreeing to stand as President for the coming year.

In the next couple of weeks the Committee will meet, and – all being well – begin planning activities, the June meeting and beyond.

Thanks to Anthony (6AXB) for the above words he put into an email to the WARG Reflector a little bit back, soon after the AGM.

Now.. a slight update… committee emails have been flying… and the committee meeting should be happening soon. Meanwhile…

Remember THAT News which was flagged by Peter VK6PM on the WARG Facebook Page after the March Meeting (or does it just feel that long ago, maybe April) … about a “WARGFest”… well… not so BIG as a FEST but Yes… there is going to be a Bring n Buy (or junk sale) for the June meeting…

Details coming out soon… -very- -very- soon. So, Yes… Keep your eyes peeled on all points of contact from WARG… This Blog, The WARG Email Reflector, The Technical & General Net, and of course The WARG Facebook Page.

73 from WARG, VK6RRG.

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Next WARG Monthly Meeting (& AGM) – 6th May 2024.

Due to Monday 6th May being our AGM, the next monthly WARG meeting is to be held straight afterwards, 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. Also a quick reminder that you need to be a financial member for the 2024/5 year to vote in the AGM or to Stand for Committee.

IF TIME PERMITS… Robyn VK6XRE will give a quick Part II to her Public Safety Radio Talk.

Pelican Point Sea Scout Hall Click here for the Google Maps Link.

Online Meeting details are on the Members Website https://members.warg.org.au/

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WARG Subscriptions are now due for 2024/2025

Dear Members of the West Australian Repeater Group Inc.,

I trust this message finds you well. On behalf of the entire WARG Committee and members, I extend our sincere gratitude for your unwavering support throughout the past year.

As we embrace the festive spirit of the Easter weekend, we hope that you have a safe and delightful holiday. May it be filled with joy, without an excess of indulgence in chocolates.

Thanks to your generous subscriptions, we have successfully sustained WARG’s operations for another year and have made significant enhancements to our network of repeaters across VK6.

As we move into the new subscription period for 2024/2025, we kindly remind you that the annual membership fee remains $25. This period covers from April 1st, 2024, to March 31st, 2025. To prevent any inadvertent duplicate payments, we encourage you to verify your current membership status. However, we graciously welcome any additional donations should you wish to further support our initiatives.

Your membership status and subscription details can be accessed through the WARG Member’s Website at https://members.warg.org.au/ . We urge you to keep your login credentials confidential and not to share them outside our community.

For renewals, our preferred method of payment is via bank transfer:

  • Bank Name: Bendigo Bank
  • BSB: 633 000
  • Account Number: 144144953

Please ensure your call sign is included in the transfer description for identification purposes.

Should you prefer alternative payment methods, we continue to accept cheques mailed to PO Box 2513, Mt. Claremont, WA 6010, PO Box 425, Cannington 6987 WA or cash payments at our meetings and events.

Should you have any inquiries regarding membership or require assistance with updating your details, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at membership@warg.org.au.

Additionally, we encourage you to introduce WARG to acquaintances interested in joining our vibrant community, directing them to our membership page at https://www.warg.org.au/member-services/membership/  for more information.


Regards,

Carsten VK6PCB


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WARG Committee for 2023-2024

We would like to welcome the WARG Committee for 2022-2023, and thank the outgoing committee for their service.

President Anthony VK6AXB

Vice President – Barry VK6SP

Secretary Ray TBA

Treasurer and Membership Officer Carsten VK6PCB and John VK6JAH

Tech Officer Colin VK6ACT

Webmaster Carsten VK6PCB

Councillors:
Trevor VK6MS
Matt VK6ML
Bob VK6ZGN
Mitch VK6XB
Peter VK6PM
Martin VK6ZMS
Mark VK6FIVE

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WARG Subscriptions are now due for 2023/2024

WARG Subscriptions are now due for 2023/2024

To all members of the West Australian Repeater Group Inc.

Thank you very much for your continued support over the last year.
With your subscriptions, you have kept WARG on air for another year,
and helped improve our network of repeaters in VK6.

The time has come for subscriptions to be paid for the 2023/2024 period.

WARG Annual Subscriptions are still only $25 per year. One of the cheapest clubs in VK6.

Subscriptions can be paid by bank transfer as usual to the following account:

BSB 633 000 Account No. 144144953 at Bendigo Bank.
Remember to identify yourself with your call sign when transferring funds
so we know who it is from.


Electronic funds transfer is preferred, but we still take cheques to PO
Box 2513 Mt. Claremont 6010 or cash at meetings and events.

For any membership enquiries, please email membership@warg.org.au

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D-Star Presentation Files

Hi all,

Files for Adam VK6XR’s D-Star presentation are available from the WARG SharePoint via the below link. There is a PDF and a PPS (PowerPoint) file to download and watch while Adam does his presentation via Skype –

VK6XR DStar presentation

Skype Link

Adam has extensive knowledge on the topic and has recently completed a long-term project of back-end work on the VK6RWN D-Star system, in the process upgrading the Server and network gateway to allow access to the full range of current D-Star features. (With the system back in more regular use, we have found a couple of hiccups on the RF side affecting the 2m performance – these are being investigated right now, and hopefully resolved soon…)

Adam’s presentation will cover relevant history and how the D-Star system works, main technical features and the practical side of getting on air – registration, setting up radios and hotspots, and much more.

The meeting format will be altered accordingly – instead of the usual business, there will be a short welcome and introduction, followed by the D-Star presentation, and questions / discussion afterwards. Once the presentation is concluded, we will have a short tea break, and reconvene for a shortened meeting focused on more urgent matters for discussion / decision.

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Next WARG Meeting 3rd October2022

Next WARG Meeting 5th October 2022

The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 5th September 2022 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.

Pelican Point Sea Scout Hall Click here for the Google Maps Link.

Skype Link details here – https://www.warg.org.au/2022/04/warg-skype-link/
Password protected (Same password as the meeting minutes)


WARG membership renewals for 2022-23 are also now overdue. Thank you to the many members who have already renewed. Subs are still only $25 per year which is 1st April until 31st March each year.

If you are not sure whether you are financial or not, you can check via the Membership page – https://www.warg.org.au/member-services/membership/

Please ensure you are not already financial to avoid paying too far in advance.

You will find a link to the Google Sheets 2022/2023 Subs list.

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