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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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Some TLC for REAST Antennas

Over the last couple of months there has been a noticeable degradation of the VK7RAD 2m Analogue FM repeater, with increased noise and crackling on the audio, and people requiring more power to get in to the repeater. Additionally the … Continue reading

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Back from Hiatus!

The observant will have noticed that our last post was in November 2018. This certainly doesn’t mean that the club has been shut down since then, there has been a lot going on and we just haven’t had time to … Continue reading

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REAST Car Boot Sale Wrap

Today REAST held a Radio and Electronics car boot sale and BBQ as an opportunity for members to sell some things to raise funds for the upcoming Miena Hamfest as well as being an opportunity to acquire some treasure as … Continue reading

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Justin VK7TW Interviewed on ABC Radio Evenings Program

On Wednesday evening, ABC Radio Hobart contacted us through our Facebook page wanting to know if someone would like to talk about the experimenters night and what happens at REAST. Justin VK7TW made a detour from his regular sojourn to … Continue reading

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New Digital Repeater To Increase Digital Coverage

On Wednesday, REAST repeater officer Damien Styles VK7SD commissioned the new Yaesu DR-1X digital repeater much to the excitement of the gathering of people at the Wednesday evening experimenters group. While the repeater was purchased some time ago, it has … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. ┬áRecently Damien Styles (our new Repeater officer) installed a … Continue reading

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VK7MO 10GHz Grid Square EME Adventures Presentation

Wow, Rex Moncur VK7MO gave us a four part illustrated presentation on his 18,000km journey on his recent 10GHz Grid Square chasing EME DxPedition. Rex traveled far and wide into VK3, VK5, VK6 and VK8. Rex started with a short … Continue reading

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