Category Archives: Club News

March Oxtales

March Oxtales has been released – and it’s huge with 19 pages of content!

Our regular thanks to John VK2AYQ and Trevor VK2TT for another excellent read – and thank you to all contributors.

Members should now have received their copy by email, but website copies of the current and past editions can always be found here.

John Moyle outing cancelled due to weather

Eeeeeek!

Due to the rather icky combination of continuing horizontal rains, strong winds and expected thunder/lightning, it’s been decided that we have little choice but to call off our outing to Sancrox for the John Moyle Field Day scheduled for tomorrow.

HF is likely to be a write-off with the storm activity, floatation devices have not yet been fitted to the caravan and the BBQ would not light with the strong wind gusts.  I think you’ll all agree that these things would make for a miserable experience (as Henry VK2ZHE pointed out, especially the BBQ).

The Friday Night gathering is still on tonight, so we hope to see you there.

If you have an FT991 with outdated firmware, bring it along!

January Oxtales

January Oxtales has been released – and what a bumper edition it is this time around!

Our regular thanks to John VK2AYQ and Trevor VK2TT for another excellent read – and thank you to all contributors.

Members should now have received their copy by email, but website copies of the current and past editions can always be found here.

2017 Callbooks available early January

We’re expecting the arrival of our 2017 Callbooks in early January.  Henry VK2ZHE writes:

The Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club expects to have a limited number of the long awaited 2017 WIA Callbooks hot off the press at the Club’s Monthly General Meeting on Saturday the 7th of January 2017.   Please note that the 2017 Callbook does not include a CD this year but purchasers will be able to download the pdf files.  To secure your copy of the Callbook please email Henry Lundell VK2ZHE at the usual address.   Cost is $28.00 for copies collected from the club. Mailed copies are available from the WIA online Bookshop  at $25.00 plus postage for WIA members and for $30.00 plus postage for non-WIA members.

A single page listing of members and commercial stations was published by the Wireless Institute of NSW in 1912.  The very first Australian Callbook was published by the Wireless Institute of Victoria in August 1913.  The first Australian Callbook by the WIA was produced in 1914.  It was titled ‘Wireless in Australia’.  Ever since those early days the annual publication has become an indispensable resource in most Amateur’s shacks.  The 2017 edition includes a wealth of Amateur Radio related information in addition to the callsign listings.  It has the up to date listings of DXCC entities, Band Plans, Repeater and Beacon listings etc. etc.  In short, all the information the well informed Amateur should have at his or her fingertips.

As usual, limited quantities of the Callbook are available from the club, so don’t dawdle placing your order.  It’s also worth noting that this is likely to be the last edition of the Callbook the WIA will print.

2017 Club Calendars are here!

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2017 Club Calendars are hot off the press!

Be sure to have at least $2 on you at the Christmas Party so you can take (at least) one home with you.

This year there’s loads of new faces and all the dates have gone up a year (which you’ll agree will be very handy).

Thanks go out to Steve VK2ZSW and Trevor VK2TT for the hard work putting this years calendar together.  It’s no small task!

Once again our thanks goes out to Jaycar Electronics for their sponsorship.  As Amateurs we’ll always be among their best patrons and it’s fantastic that they choose to support the club so generously.