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REAST Foundation Licence Training Playlist

Reg VK7KK and Justin VK7TW – our REAST assessors are proud to announce the release of ten YouTube videos that follow the Foundation Licence Syllabus (Version 10). These videos were recorded in November 2020 at a REAST Foundation Licence training … 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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REAST and the DATV QSO Party 202

Friday 28th August 2020 saw the Digital Amateur TeleVision (DATV) QSO (Contacts) Party/Gathering. This took place virtually via Zoom with Peter Cossins VK3BFG as the Master of Ceremonies from locked-down VK3! The celebration was due to Peter and Amateur Radio … Continue reading

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REAST Returns to the Clubrooms

Members were greeted to a friendly message on the whiteboard thanks to Paul VK7FPCL – our wonderful Clubroom’s Officer who has been ensuring that everything is wiped down between meetings and keeping us COVID -safe with supplies. A huge thank … Continue reading

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REAST Virtual Club Gathering – DSTAR

The REAST club virtual gathering for June 2020 focused on Digital Smart Technology over Amateur Radio or DSTAR thanks to Clayton VK7ZCR and Scott VK7HSE. Clayton and Scott covered a short history and we learnt that DSTAR is an ICOM … Continue reading

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REAST Virtual Club Gathering – DMR

  Our second whole of club virtual gathering was a focus on Digital Mobile Radio with Scott VK7HSE.   Scott focused on the Radioddity GD77 handheld which is very popular in Southern Tasmania. Scott started with a short recap on … Continue reading

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REAST Virtual Club Gathering

Wednesday night – 15th April saw the REAST club hold its first virtual club gathering using the marvels of the Zoom meeting and collaboration software. The night attracted 16 members and comments about the gathering were good. We kicked off … Continue reading

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REAST Now Much More Energy Efficient

On Monday 16th March 2020 two Heat Pumps were installed at the REAST Clubrooms. We thank the Tasmanian Community Fund for their generous grant donation of over $5,000 that enabled this to happen.  We thank Scott Hutchins VK7HVK and his … Continue reading

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REAST Clubrooms Closed – COVID-19

Given the recent advice from the Australian Government and Health Authorities about indoor events need 4 square metres per person, the committee has taken the regretful step of closing the clubrooms until further notice. This affects the Wednesday afternoon group … 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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