Category Archives: Member Activity

2024 REAST Life Members

Annual General / Special General Meetings / New Life Members The Annual General Meeting of REAST was held last Sunday with Silent Keys being remembered, reports being received and the election of the 2024 office bearers: President – Hayden VK7HH, … Continue reading

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SSTV, Cams & Mag Loops with VK7OO

Did you miss Steve VK7OO’s presentation on Slow Scan TV, Cams and Magnetic Loops? It is now available on the REAST YouTube channel at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ya_-iSjuX5c In summary Steve covered:  Commencing SSTV back in 2007 with an SSTVCam What is needed to … Continue reading

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1296Mhz Antenna Builds with VK7MO

While many people enjoyed southern Tasmania’s Hobart Show public holiday, Rex VK7MO played host to a group of amateurs building antennas for 1296Mhz (23cm). VK7s OO, BEN, ZBX, HRS and HH all attended from early in the morning to build … Continue reading

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REAST Members visit the ABC Hobart Studios

A huge thank you to Damien VK7SD and Alan VK7KAD who were our fantastic hosts for the tour. Both Damien and Alan are technical support staff at the ABC and welcomed and showed us around. We started in the live … Continue reading

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REAST Members learn about Virtual Reality

It was standing room only and we had a visitor in VK2 Bob VK7BS who has moved down here and is about to become a member of REAST. The room was setup in a theatre of the round configuration with … Continue reading

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Radio Remote Control with Android

REAST member Vince Henderson VK7VH has written in with this excellent article on how he is using Pocket RxTx, an Android application, to remote control his Ts-2000 Radio. A couple of years ago, I looked at the remote radio control … Continue reading

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Receiving Weather Satellite Images

Sean VK7FAZE has recently been experimenting with NOAA APT weather Satellite reception and shares his experiences with us in this article There is not much more fascinating than getting pictures from space.  And with a but of smarts and some … Continue reading

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Everybody Loves Wednesday Nights @ The Club Rooms!

Don’t think that because the Amateur TV experimenters group is having a break while waiting for a new studio to become available that things on a Wednesday night have slowed down. This past Wednesday saw a cracking display of activity … Continue reading

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LCA2017 Open Radio Mini Conference

Last Monday members of REAST were proud to be able to take part in and present at the Linux Conference Australia 2017 as part of the Open Radio Mini Conference at Wrest Point Convention Centre. Linux Conference Australia is a … Continue reading

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AMSAT-VK National Net December 2016

The last AMSAT-VK national radio net was held tonight with VK7LXX and VK7BEN participating via Echolink. They were greeted by regulars Judy VK2TJU, Bob VK2AOR and George VK2WEL. Tonight’s net saw discussion about the new Chinese satellite being launched on … Continue reading

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