This monthly presentation covers aspects of Radio Astronomy ranging from the development of Radio Astronomy (Karl Jansky and Groth Reber) through to the role of microwave mapping in developing theories of the universe and studies into HF planetary radio emissions from Jupiter. Presented by Mike Groth (VK7MJ).
Monthly Archives: July 2018
Digital Radio Club Buy (open to non-members as well)
Following a great deal of interest in Digital Radios, repeaters and DMR radios, REAST is arranging for a series of club bulk buys of the Radioddity GD-77 DMR Handhelds.
These are available for purchase from the club for $120 each ( $130 for non-members ). You may have seen these available online in the usual places, but unlike other sellers these will be setup and configured for you so that all you need to do is enter your callsign and you will be on the air.
Further details – including how to purchase are available on the REAST web site at the following URL : https://www.reast.asn.au/news-events/digital-radio-club-buy/
REAST Equipment Tender – Now Open
As part of work to clean up the Clubroom, a number of surplus items are being made available for sale by tender to financial REAST members.
The catalog of items for tender is available in the members only area of the web site, as well as a paper copy on display for members in the Clubroom.
The Tender will close on midnight Monday the 30th of July, with emails sent to the successful bidders shortly afterwards.
Further details on how to bid are included on the cover page of the tender catalog. If you have any questions please email [email protected] for further details.
Good luck, and thanks for supporting REAST
Repeater Upgrades Under Way
If you have not been around the Clubroom,or had the chance to use VK7RAD recently you may not be aware that work has started on the upgrade of REAST’s Repeater Infrastructure. Recently Damien Styles (our new Repeater officer) installed a Spectra MX-800 Repeater, replacing the trusty old Phillips 814 that ha served for many years. Word has it that the more modern hardware has resulted in a noticeable improvement in audio quality. Don’t take my word for it – get on air and give it a go !
For those of you asking about the Yaesu DR-1 – we are (still 🙁 ) waiting on the license variation to get additional frequencies for this and when we have the OK from ACMA we will be getting that up and running to !