DATV repeater shows VK100WIA
Melbourne's Western and Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club (WANSARC) extensively used the D-ATV repeater VK3RTV on Mt Dandenong on each of its recent three day roster slot for the WIA special callsign VK100WIA.
At the portable end was avid ATVer Mick Ampt VK3CH who transmitted from the Pentland Hills west of Melbourne, the Diamond Valley Market Latrobe University in Bundoora, and at Mount Cooper, Bundoora, the highest point in metropolitan Melbourne.
While Mike was playing digital television other club members were making many contacts on HF, VHF, UHF and D-STAR.
WANSARC is a medium sized but very enthusiastic club with eight or so of its members actively getting behind the WIA's centenary, and further exposing amateur radio to the public.
VK3RTV was digitised last year through major funding from Amateur Radio Victoria, plus $1,000 from the WIA Clubs Grants Program.
In its application for the grant, Amateur Radio Victoria promised that the WIA Centenary would be promoted through VK3RTV.
Already it has televised the live broadcast which occurred in Canberra, and now through the excellent efforts of WANSARC and its transmissions. More will be televised before years end.
David Park VK3JDA who watched the happenings on air, has put up highlights vision and sound on YouTube. The latest from Mount Cooper