Category Archives: Club News

High Resolution Field Day Drone Photos

David VK4ICE bought his DJI Phantom 4 along to the ORARC field day this year and took it for a fly – here’s the results:

The images are all 4000×2250 pixels in size, so if you’ve got a big monitor make sure you go full screen for maximum effect.  The images are naturally large, so be patient when flicking through them – each one is around 1MB or just over.

The drone also took video footage of the flight, which we hope to see on YouTube shortly – when we do you’ll see it here.

If you’re wondering about the marvel of technology that took these shots (and they are a marvel), have a look at the DJI Phantom 4 product page here.  So much want!

July Oxtales

July Oxtales has been released and it’s another packed edition thanks to the lengthy writeup and results of the ORARC Field Day.  Note the emailed copies will have included the usual AGM forms for the upcoming AGM on August 5th.

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.

May Oxtales

May Oxtales has been released – and it’s another huge edition!

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.

ORARC 42nd Annual Field Day Program

Thanks to Richard VK2CHC for producing our ad, as seen in Amateur Radio Magazine:

FIELD DAY PROGRAMME

SATURDAY 10th June, 2017

0900 * HALL SETUP – Open for REGISTRATIONS from 10:00
1200 * BBQ Lunch Sausage sandwich $2.00 Soft Drinks $1.50
• 1300 * 2 Metre mobile Fox Hunt (Points allocated)
• 1430 * 80 Metre Pedestrian Fox Hunt (Points allocated)
• 1600 * 2 Metre Talk in Fox Hunt (Points allocated)
1800 * Field Day Dinner at Port Macquarie Golf Club at menu prices

SUNDAY 11th June, 2017

0830 * REGISTRATION $5.00 (No discounts) Children under 15 Free
0900 * TRADE DISPLAYS and DISPOSALS open. Bacon & Egg Sandwich $2
• 1000 * 80 Metre Pedestrian Fox Hunt Standard Transistor Radio with
No DF Mods or Attachments (Points allocated)
• 1100 * 80 Metre mobile Fox Hunt (Points allocated)
1200 * BBQ LUNCH Steak sandwich $4.00 Sausage sandwich $2.00
Fruit salad & ice cream $2.00 Soft Drinks $1 .50
1230 * DRAW Raffles and Competitions
• 1300 * 2 Metre Pedestrian Fox Hunt (Points allocated)
• 1400 * 2 Metre Mobile Fox Hunt (Points allocated)
1500 * Field Day concludes with PRESENTATION of Fox Hunting prizes
and PRESIDENT’S brief Address & Farewell

Prizes awarded for First Place in each Fox Hunt, Fox Hunt Champion,
Runner-Up Fox Hunt Champion, Best Presented Amateur Vehicle, Best Home
Brew display

$5 registration covers both days & includes tea, coffee and biscuits
No charge or commission for DISPOSALS items but are at owner’s risk

A PDF Copy of the information above is available for download here.

The Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club Inc.thanks all our sponsors for their generous support:

Radio Supply Pty Ltd
Jaycar Electronics Port Macquarie
Fettell Communications
ALARA
David Tavener VK4ICE
Roda Antennas

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.