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Club opening times
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month 10am till 2pm.
Club 2m net is on 147.650 MHz in, 147.050 MHz out
using the club's repeater.
Also accessible via IRLP reflector 9555
or Echolink conference VK3IRL-R

2013 AGM Photo

This page is for larger versions of the same photo that we have had as past home page photos.


Mt Ovens John Moyle FD Contest 2014.

Jan receives the 2013 encouragement award.

At the last meeting we enjoyed a Christmas BBQ where the Rex Black Memorial award was presented to Alan Beard VK2ZIW.
Jan Van Ekris was presented with the encouragement award for 2013.

There is a link to the Rex Black Memorial Trophy in honor of Rex, who was a life member of BMARC. Just look up and across to your left.

Now on a more personal note, I would like to thank all of the members and the committee for all the great work and achievements made throughout this year.
I would also like to particularly thank the President, Richard VK2BO, and wish him all the best on his very long trip, and I look forward to acting as President in his absence.

This is Erik Houseman VK2EJH wishing everybody a Merry Christmas and a Happy & Safe New Year.

Vale Terry
There have been a many great tributes to Terry, and I have just chosen this one with a picture of Terry VK2UX, on the left, being presented an award by past President Tim VK2XTT in 2009.

"A great man of radio has now passed.

Terry was responsible for myself and many others, gaining their AR license.

He will be missed by more than than those of our club, his reach, in the AR community was vast.

Vale Terry

Our condolences to all his family and friends.


Tim & Jan Tuck."

I was also one of Terry's recent students at Dural, VK2MAN.
(now VK2EJH.) I think this photo shows how friendly and helpful he was.

73 Old Man.

And From Daniel also in this photo...

"Dear all,

Like you all, I was saddened by the news of Terry's passing.

He had been ill for some time with what was Cancer, and then to have a fall and break a hip while in Hospital, was so unfortunate.

It is something we were expecting, but it always comes as a shock when it happens.

Our thoughts are with Janice, Bronwyn and Mathew.

73 Daniel VK2DC."


Military One
Military One
We had a great presentation from Karl Humphreys on just how big and heavy military radios are.



Last October we learnt about "Total Internal Reflection".
shown here in this photograph. The LASER beam does not hit Tony's palm becase it is reflected inside the stream of water and bent downwards.

A while ago Alan presented an interesting demonstration on filters.
For example, how to stop your repeater input from overloading due to your repeater output being so close to the receive frequency, and so very strong compared to the signals that you are trying to receive.



Toby gave us a great demonstration on all sorts of Arduino kits and inspired us to go out and make something interesting.

Here is just a small sample of some of the boards that he has either bought, or made from kits, or designed and made himself.

Toby said for more information, have a look at the blog on his website at


This is followed by the Trans Tasman 160 Metres Contest held on the 20th of July 2013, showing the sparks coming from the chimney and part of the Double Bazooka Antenna.
This proves that you don't have to freeze to have a great signal.

Bigger Version of the Photo
Also a view from inside just getting ready before the contest began.

Also a view from inside just getting ready before the contest began.<br />


Bigger Version of the Photo


This is my original "Higher Resolution" version of the Mt Trickett photo where we won our category for the John Moyle Field Day 2013.
Big Version of the Photo