The Elizabeth Amateur Radio Club members are an active and diverse bunch of Amateur Radio operators based around the city of Elizabeth, north of Adelaide, South Australia.
Our members have various interests. Several are on VLF at 137 KHz and LF at 475 KHz. Most use HF despite the situation with the sunspots. VHF has 6 metres and 2 metres active, UHF and SHF have 3 GHz and 10 GHz active and EHF has several members building 47 GHz, 76 GHz and 122 GHz equipment.
The latest high interest subject is LIGHT COMMUNICATIONS. Two of the 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
Business meetings are held on the First Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 19:30 for a 20:00 start.
Tech Nights are held on the Third Wednesday and we usually have a Guest Speaker. Doors open at 19:30 for a 20:00 start.
We meet on air on the Second Wednesday on our 2 metre repeater VK5RLZ 146.625 MHz no tone at 20:00 and the Fourth Wednesday at 20:00 on 3.620 MHz SSB +- QRM.
Also there are regular skeds on 144.150 SSB at 20:00 each Friday except the last Friday which is 432.150 MHz SSB at 20:00.
There is a Morning Tea Net at exactly 10:00 on 439.975 MHz 91.5 Hz tone on our repeater VK5RLZ which is on the Old Elizabeth Water Tower near Edinburgh.
The regular VHFers and above make their own arangements.
The current excitement is around 3 GHz using old patch panels obtained from the Geelong Amateur Radio Club and some renewed interest 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.