Activities late April early May

The Heywood Rally will require us on Saturday 27th April only. It’s an early start at 7:00AM. Peter VK5BE is managing this event.

Communication will be via the Portable repeater which operates on the Willalooka frequency 147.350 (your receiver) and 147.950 (your transmitter). Peter and Colin will have checked out communications the week before (20/4/19) and it is expected that the repeater will cover the required area.

The repeater has a 1 second tail but no beep. It has a 10 minute timeout.

The repeater is running on two antennas – both folded dipoles with the receiver on top so it’s expected that a handheld should get in okay.

The Generations in Jazz event is on from 3,4,5 May. Andrew VK5KET is managing this event. Volunteer times to be advised.

The portable repeater is being placed approximately 1km from the Generations in Jazz site and will provide rock crushing signals to the area. Again the frequencies are 147.350 (listen) and 147.950 (transmit).

Well now you want to Setup a Hotspot ?

Well now you know all about D-Star, DMR, C4FM, Reflectors and talk groups and you want to go about setting up your own hotspot. So you to can be able to access these various talk groups with ease for yourself. Well please enjoy the following you-tube video once again presented by Eric KJ4YZI where he shows you what you need to get started and how configure the the device and get you on the air using it.

Thanks again to Eric KJ4YZI from HamRadioConcepts

Cheers and 73’s from Tom VK5NFT

DStar/DMR/C4FM, What Are Reflectors And Talkgroups

Ever wanted to know what they mean by a reflector?, What is a talkgroup?, Dstar or C4FM when it comes to Amateur Radio.
These words are always flying around, and a lot of people have no idea what they are. Hopefully in this video presentation it will help you to understand the very basics and explain to the terminology and how it all works. Hope you enjoy and get something out of this video.

Once again thanks to Eric KJ4YZI for his youtube presentation and explanation into DStar/DMR/C4FM, What Are Reflectors And Talkgroups

Cheers and 73’s from Tom VK5NFT