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Shepparton repeater site works

At the recent Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club Communications Day Hamfest our Secretary Ross Pittard VK3CE represented Amateur Radio Victoria.

Ross took the opportunity to speak with radio amateurs from around the area that attended the successful event. As part of the repeater upgrade program that ARV is arranging in conjunction with Southern Cross Austereo, is the replacement of the Mt Wombat VK3RGV repeater tower and building upgrade.

ARV is supplying new racks for the hut and new radios for the two principal repeaters on 2 metres and 70 centimetres. Pictured here is Ross VK3CE handing over the replacement 2m repeater a Tait 50 watt base station to Club Secretary Andy Ashley VK3AJA.

The Shepparton club will integrate a controller to the repeater and then as part of the upgrade replace the existing 30 year old base station.