to one of the
largest Amateur Radio Clubs in Australia with over 200 members.
Celebrating 50 years of progress through activity.
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York
Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie which is 100 Kilometres NNE of
Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.
We are a not for profit
club, with the aim of promoting Amateur Radio in all its
and enjoyment. The club is not gender specific, having
both female and male members.
Members come from all walks of life with a mix of
experience, young and mature,
novice and technical.
The most important aspect of
the club is the willingness of all members to share
knowledge for the benefit of others.
To find out more about the
club and it's activities, please follow the various
links on our website or
contact one of our members, or
come along to our meetings.
Canteen and activity room are provided and the club is
also home to the WIA QSL Bureau.
Please call in when you are in the area. Tea and coffee
are always on.
What is Amateur
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15,000 Radio Amateurs in
Australia. It's a hobby for most and is a form of
communication and probably the earliest form of social
networking. It's ham radio. But what does it entail
Fox-1Cliff launch – your help is needed!
Following the successful launch and deployment of
Fox-1Cliff, all amateur radio satellite enthusiasts can
play an important part in the commissioning of the new
WARC News Broadcast
To start the news this week we have some notes from the
Both the club management committee and the general
meetings were held at
the club yesterday. The meetings were well attended and
following major issues:
to set new records
Looking for help in establishing some new records
are Hayden VK7HH and Leigh VK2KRR. Summer is nearly upon
us, and you know what that means? DX! Yes VHF and above
ATV at 5.6Ghz - (6cm)
It is very easy
(and low cost) to get on air on 5.6Ghz (the 6cm amateur
band), using the cheap modules intended to transmit
"First Person Video" (FPV) back from drones to their
operators. These units can be used without any
modifications to get on air.
Dave G8GKQ did a presentation at
the BATC annual convention CAT17 in September 2017 on
getting started on 5.6GHz ATV.
thing. Greg VK2CW started
2.0 - New 77 bit messages information Update
Many of us have made QSOs using the NEW 77-bit messages
7.078 and 14.078MHz.
photo's from the Field Day
Photo's taken and supplied by John
The finished meeting room now complete with audiovisual equipment
The renovated library now the
The club is open:
Saturday from around
11:00 am. Also on a
Tuesday evening from
around 6:00 pm
and of course visitors are always welcome!
Club's Phone number: (02)
49 060 456
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