Another great Tech Night

More than 20 BDARS members attended our Tech Night on 20th May to hear two great presentations. Mark VK4BBC demonstrated how useful 3D Printing is to amateur radio. His $250 Aldi 3D printer is a masterpiece when combined with ready-made digital designs from Thingiverse among others.https://www.thingiverse.com/ Mark set his printer…

BDARS Tech Night 20th May

Two great talks from BDARS members lined up for Monday night at 7.30 at SES Cleveland: Meet and Greet - Tea, coffee and biccies Teeny talks “3D Printing”, Mark VK4BBC “Air Traffic Control”, Scott VK4MGL BDARS Bazaar - You can place orders from the BDARS Members shop, join BDARS and…

WIA Director addresses BDARS

At our BDARS club meeting on 6 May, WIA Director Aidan VK4APM talked to us about the WIA and possible visions for the future. We had a useful and spirited debate, with lots of discussion around the new licencing arrangements with the Australian Maritime College. Aidan also outlined how the…

BDARS Club Meeting, Monday 6th May

7.30 pm at SES Another great BDARS Club General Meeting on 6th May Meet and Greet – Tea, coffee and biccies1. Guest Talk – Aidan Mountford VK4APM, WIA DirectorThe Wireless Institute of Australia is our national body. It’s vitally important work includes representing our hobby with our national regulator ACMA…

Club Leadership 2019/20

Damo VK4FDPM Damian McMorrow VK4FDPM has accepted the role as President of BDARS for the 2019/20 year. Damian has a long history with BDARS, having been a member since 2012, and serving a term as Vice President in 2015. He has an IT background, and currently manages a national team…

BDARS and SES Cleveland

The BDARS club has enjoyed a strong relationship with State Emergency Service in Cleveland for the past four years. BDARS is able to use SES facilities for club meetings and storage of equipment. And SES turns to BDARS for members willing to join SES and become radio operators when needed.…

BDARS Guide to Remote Operation

As part of our Mt Cotton multi-radio site upgrade, we will be installing remotely operable transceivers. Knowing this was a technically challenging project, the BDARS Committee searched for members with extensive IT experience who knew how to use a mouse. Fortunately Glenn VK4PK stepped up with this innovative design....

Mt Cotton repeater changes

The FM VHF repeater frequency has changed to 146.875MHz. The offset is -600KHz and it requires a 91.5Hz CTCSS tone to enable its use. The UHF repeater on 438.450MHz has been upgraded and now has mixed mode capability. It will automatically switch between FM and Digital voice Yaesu System Fusion…
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