Tag: Australia

Foundations of Amateur Radio #168

How to start your own net …
In the past I’ve talked about a weekly net I run, called F-troop. It’s intended to be a place where new and returning amateurs find their feet, have a chat, test their gear, meet new friends, ask questions and sometimes get answers

Foundations of Amateur Radio #166

The mysterious three phase power …
There are times when you realise that you’ve always nodded your head when a particular topic came up and after doing that for long enough, you think you know what’s going on

Interference a key issue for ACMA

Each year, Australia’s communications regulator, the ACMA, sets its priority compliance area (PCA) program for radiocommunications, which takes a strategic approach to their overall scheme and operational activities

Crickets, frogs and ham radio

What do crickets, frogs and grasshoppers have to do with ham radio?
Everything, if you ask the organizers of the School Holiday Electronics Workshops being offered for school kids in July

Foundations of Amateur Radio – Episode 154 How does a waterfall display work?

With computers becoming more and more ensconced within the confines of our radio shack the variety of information available is increasing regularly. The introduction of a waterfall display has dramatically simplified the process of detecting what the activity level is on a particular band. If you’ve never seen a waterfall display, it’s often a real-time,…

VK5CE/6 IOTA Expedition

VK5CE/6 Craig, VK5CE inform dxnews.com that he will be active as VK5CE/6 From Woody Island, IOTA OC – 170, East Lewis Island, IOTA OC – 199, Direction Island, IOTA OC – 140, Cheyne Island, IOTA OC – 193, St Peter Island, IOTA OC – 220. [su_button url=”https://dxnews.com/vk5ce-6/”]For the full article[/su_button]

The future of Ham Radio

Retiring WIA Vice President David Ford VK4MZ looks forward to a future where amateur radio is one of the fastest growing hobbies on the planet and Multi-operator contest stations are streamed live online via YouTube and Twitch …

VK6WIA NewsWest

In this Contesting edition of the news we look at upcoming contests and recent past experiences. There’s a reminder for HARGfest, notifications from Ham College, the WA VHF Group, and the Broadcaster get together with the NewsWest Team, plus more

Foundations of Amateur Radio #150

Last week during F-troop something very interesting happened. If you’re not familiar with F-troop, it’s a weekly net for new and returning amateurs and every Saturday we welcome callers to the one hour net to discuss anything and everything amateur radio