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 –
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.
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.
To all members of the West Australian Repeater Group Inc.
Thank you very much for your continued support over the last year. With COVID-19 impacting our meetings so much, it has definitely been a difficult year for all of us. 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 2022/2023 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.
Steve Kennedy (VK6SJ) has kindly donated some solar panels to anybody that makes a donation to WARG ($10 per panel). They are 270W 35VDC panels and Steve has 10 left at this stage. (As of Sunday morning)
If you would like to make a donation and score a free solar panel in the process, please contact Steve – firstname.lastname@example.org
Donations can be sent to: WA Repeater Group, Bendigo Bank. BSB 633 000 Account No. 144144953 Comment: Your callsign or name, and “SOLAR PANELS” or “DONATION”.
Email evidence of the donation to Steve.
Subject to availability. Please contact Steve to ensure there are still panels left.