Upcoming Events

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Here is the list of upcoming events pulled from our Facebook page.

Radio and Electronics Association of Southern TasmaniaUpper Domain Road
Hobart, TAS 7000
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Our REAST member Ron Cullen is a keen radio controlled plane enthusiast. Ron has recently been experimenting with some very impressive kit that includes First Person View (FPV) and Virtual Reality (VR) googles along with plane mounted cameras and on board GPS.

The system uses multiple radio frequency channels for digital control and audio/visual channels and the software that drives the system has some very impressive modes to assist the pilot and feedback is provide through full On-Screen-Display (OSD).

Ron will be running through each of these systems and their function along with much show and tell and videos that Ron has shot from the plane.

The should be a huge night, see you there Wednesday 7th June 2017 starting at 1930 in the Queen’s Domain clubrooms.

(73, Justin, VK7TW and picture courtesy of Ron Cullen)
It's time to put this year's RD contest in your calendar! As the Wireless Institute of Australia explains:

"This contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants. It is held on the weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the southwest Pacific area."

Each state and territory receives a weighted score based on their participation. In 2016 VK7 was the winner with VK6 coming in a close second. You can help out your state a lot just by participating and submitting a log, even if you can't spend 24 hours at the radio!

If you're keen there are a lot of categories to compete in. Our own Steve VK7OO took third place out of 141 entries in Single Operator Phone last year. Remember that you get triple points between 1am and 6am.

Please read the rules on the WIA website carefully: http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/rdcontest/
Listen out for the pre-contest broadcast on VK7RAD.

Regular Events

Wednesday Lunchtime Social Gathering – Every Wednesday 12.00 – 2.00pm
REAST Clubrooms, Upper Queens Domain

Every Wednesday members of the club get together for a social gathering, enjoying lunch together and general discussion.

Satellite & DATV Experimenters Night – Every Wednesday from around 7:00pm
REAST Clubrooms, Upper Queens Domain

Join members of the club in a weekly after work get together involving Satellite experimentation, Digital Amateur TV Broadcasts, demonstrations, show-and-tell, general discussion and videos.