The Elizabeth Amateur Radio Club members are a diverse bunch of Amateur Radio operators based around the city of Elizabeth, north of Adelaide, South Australia.
Our members have various interests.
The latest high interest subject is LIGHT COMMUNICATIONS. Two of our members have set the VK5 record for voice comms on home made light transmitters and receivers, and the NATIONAL RECORD for data transmission. Well done chaps!
Our clubroom is at “The Grove Venue,” 5 Burdett Street, Elizabeth Grove, 5112.
Postal Address is PO Box 8 Elizabeth, 5112, SA
The current excitement is around 3 GHz using old patch panels obtained from the Geelong Amateur Radio Club and on 1296 MHz using transverters.
Other microwave activity revolves around contests, particularly the VHF-UHF Field Days, where our club members have been particularly successful.
The club is also a member of the Wireless Institute of Australia
2018-07-25: A suggestion was made at the July 2018 Tech night to have a club project of a GPSDO (GPS Disciplined Oscillator) based on a project that David VK5KK has working. It has a GPS, a 10 MHz disciplined oscillator and a processor of some sort with a LCD display. It shows time and date, (could this be rearranged to be date and time in 2018-07-25 13:14:15 format?). This function alone would be really great for contesting, to know ZULU time and your location, possibly with Grid Squares as well as Latitude and Longitude.
2018-07-25: From VK5WX Graeme: For some time, I have had the idea to remotely control a radio in the car with a control box that could be fitted into a standard DIN format car console slot. My idea is to have the essential things like off-on, volume, mute, frequency display, mode select (USB, LSB, CW, AM, FM etc) mike input, speaker and or earphones output, separate PTT, CW key input (with Iambic keyer built in) these would be great for portable – contesting operation … the list goes on.
Calling for Volunteers.
Graham VK5EU at Two Wells is still in need of assistance in refurbishing parts of his station.
We will organise several working bees in the next few weeks.
Coordinators are Paul VK5AOS and Graeme VK5WX vk5wx.qrp @ gmail dot com Set for…. no current plans
2018-09-05 Wed Monthly business meeting at The Grove Venue, 5 Burdett Street Elizabeth Grove 5112. Doors open at 19:30 for a 20:00 start.
2018-09-07 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-09-12 Wed 2 metre Club Net call-in on VK5RLZ 146.625 MHz no tone 20:00.
2018-09-14 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-09-19 Wed Monthly tech night. Subject - Guest speaker: Digital David VK5KK
2018-09-21 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-09-26 Wed 80 metre Club Net call-in on 3.620 +- QRM 20:00 Liase on VK5RLZ 146.625 MHz no tone.
2018-09-28 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-10-03 Wed Monthly business meeting at The Grove Venue, 5 Burdett Street Elizabeth Grove 5112. Doors open at 19:30 for a 20:00 start.
2018-10-05 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-10-10 Wed 2 metre Club Net call-in on VK5RLZ 146.625 MHz no tone 20:00.
2018-10-12 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-10-17 Wed Monthly tech night. Subject - Guest speaker: optical – Iain VK5XD and Tim VK5XT
2018-10-19 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-10-24 Wed 80 metre Club Net call-in on 3.620 +- QRM 20:00 Liase on VK5RLZ 146.625 MHz no tone.
2018-10-26 Fri 144.150 SSB/CW night 20:00
2018-10-31 Wed ‘Wireless by the Waves’ near the Largs Bay fish and chip shop. Fifth Wednesday of the month.
The Elizabeth Amateur Radio Club maintains and operates a number of repeaters, beacons and other gateways for both voice and data on a wide range of amateur bands in the Northern suburbs.
|Band||6 mtr||2 mtr||70 cm||70 cm|
|Covers||Adl North||Adl North||Adl North||Adl Plains|
|Timeout||5 min||4 min||3 min||5 min|
|Located||Water Tower||Water Tower||Water Tower||Lower Light|
|Band||10 m||23 cm||13 cm||9 cm|
|Opr ?||Yes||Next week||Next week||Next week|
|Loc'n||Water Tower||Water Tower||Water Tower||Water Tower|
|ERP||38dBm||29 dBm||30 dBm||36 dBm|
|HASL||90 m||90 m||90 m||90 m|
|Band||6 cm||3 cm||1.25 cm|
|Opr ?||Next week||Next week||No|
|Loc'n||Water Tower||Water Tower||Water Tower|
|ERP||33 dBm||27 dBm|
|HASL||90 m||90 m||90 m|
The Elizabeth Amateur Radio Club operates an APRS digipeater on 145.175 MHz
The Wireless Institute of Australia's broadcast is relayed by earc members on the following frequencies at 09:00 every Sunday with a call back following the South Australian news:
Come along to either the first or third Wednesday night at
The Grove Venue, 5 Burdett Street
Elizabeth Grove SA 5112.