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  • Office closed - AGM postponed

    The ARV office will only be open on the first Tuesday of the month until further notice. Owing to the current problems we have decided to postpone the Annual General Meeting which is usually held in May each year. We will advise a date for the AGM later in...
  • Homebrew Construction Group meetings postponed

    The Homebrew Group meetings will be postponed until further notice. Visit the Homebrew Group page for monthly meeting dates and newsletters Members - are you receiving the Homebrew newsletter? Login to the Member portal (link at top of page) to change you...
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    Amateur Radio on show

    At the kind invitation of Richard VK3VRS, Amateur Radio Victoria members, Julie VK3FOWL and Joe VK3YSP, provided their School Amateur Radio Club Network exhibition at Melbourne’s Train and Hobby Show. This well-organised show is held every year at Sandown...
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    Keith Roget Memorial National Park Award

    David Giles VK5DG/3 has successfully claimed the first KRMNPA “Merit Award with Satellite Endorsement”. Commencing his satellite activations of eligible VK3 National Parks in 2011, David gradually increased his satellite activations to 25 Parks in 2018 and...
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    An end fed half wave antenna

    An end fed half wave antenna with built in counterpoise. From Youtube
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    ILLW Cards on the way

    VK3WI QSL Cards for the event are now on the way (via the VK3 Bureau) to all who made it “in the Log”. Amateur Radio Victoria participated in the 2018 International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend (ILLW) which was held across the weekend of August 18-19....
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    The hidden costs of amateur repeaters

    From time to time we hear about the funding difficulties experienced by clubs who run a repeater often not for the benefit of their own members, but for the wider amateur radio community. In New South Wales the Lands Department is continuing on its campaign...
  • Homebrew magnetic loop

    Those particularly short on room can make their own antenna that covers the 20m, 17m, 15m, 12m and 10m bands. The loop part is a single 3 metre length of 22mm copper tube cut into 4 pieces and joined with 90 degree elbows. A few constructing skills using a...
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    A Sputnik transmitter recreated

    A transmitter of the type that was on board Sputnik 1 when it became the world’s first artificial satellite, and started the space race, has been recreated by Dutch radio amateur. The 58 cm polished metal sphere broadcast radio pulses that were heard as it...
  • Mobile phone booster on sale

    Despite the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) banning the operation, supply and possession of mobile phone boosters, a keen eyed radio amateur has spotted a suspect item on sale at a second-hand outlet. The ACMA prohibition is due to...
  • Tin can WiFi booster

    To extend the range of wireless devices the do-your-self tin can option fitted with the necessary components is the way to go. The DIY cheap option to increase the distance of WiFi is catching on. Heart of the antenna is a food, juice or other similar round...

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