Brisbane VHF Group Inc.

News 2021.

20/10/2021″Shoot Out” Sunday 24th a 122GHz Shoot out, test and tune up day and barbecue @Redcliffe Radio Club. See you there.

15/09/2021 “Weather like MAD” VK4UH(Kevin the Boss ) has offered this post on Facebook on the weekends weather. for the Club MAD

14/09/2021″MAD Sites” As of today (12 Stations) have listed with a site for the MAD on the 19th September starts 10-10:30 is “list”

3/09/2021″Records Falling” Here we are in Q3 of the year 2021 and WIA have seeped the UHF/VHF records flowing. Nice to see VK5 have fronted up to the challenge. Maybe your interested.

28/08/2021 “Reflector with high bands” By Gary(VK4GU) See more here:

27/08/2021 “9cm Band adjustment again” ACMA have just asked for submissions. Read Here:

26/08/2021 ” CLUB GIVEAWAY” For thought’s who attended the August Club Meeting, were lucky enough to receive a 2.4GHz slotted antenna, Gary(VK4GU) reported on this free gift.

And we quote: “Soon as I got home from the meeting tonight I swept one of the 360 deg. slot antennas,…… not sure if I beat Doug though. 

 Return loss at 2400.0 Mhz was about 11.5db, best up the band further for WiFi of course.

Not defeated I thought there must be a way of improving the figure.  Found the sweet spot in the bottom section just above the probe and is now better than 20db match, using just a couple of magnets!!  Looks promising”

26/08/2021″Crossed Dipoles ” Doug VK4OE has submitted a very interesting article on crossed dipoles. Click Here:

20/08/2021″Contest 2×1 Callsign” Read Here:

18/08/2021 “VK4UH INVITES U” Please be aware the next Club Meeting is in a weeks time. VK4UH is inviting you to attended, see here for more info. VK4OE is booked for a take on the new 2metre slot antenna and more, see u there.

14/08/2021″VK4EA goes all out on 2.4/3.4 GHz) Peter has posted his latest project with 2.4 and 3.4 GHz bands in mind. For further Information :

7/08/2021 “Is your 1296MHz Going to waste” Most mornings in 2021–23cm and Q65 has been burning the northern skies with most activity between Brisbane and Emu Park Rockhampton Qld. VK4AFL with VK4FLR have been making contact on 2metres and 23cm Q65(with the SSB contact as conditions allow.) As the family is growing both ends, it maybe a worth while look. Nice screen shot of one contact.

See here for more information

6/08/2021 “IC705 Review” Icom IC705 has been available for a good six months and a test report maybe of some interest. 

As the IC705 has frequency coverage from 160MHz to 432 MHz many transmission modes, with the inclusion of some newer data modes, including DV(DStar). Being easier to interface with your PC. Most features were adopted from Icom’s first SDR, the IC9700 with the addition of HF added makes this radio a true winner for the purchaser.

As there is little out there to compete with its versatility and Architecture(IC9100 offering HF/ 1296cm maybe), the IC705 offers small but vital pluses. Being around the screen is quite amazing, with a large easy to read colourful touch screen and very few knobs, it just seems to operate with ease.

Low power on portable operation(5watts on board battery) or connect a 12volt supply giving(10) watts, also adjustable per band power (great for running transverters). It is believed the IC705 will replace the favoured FT817/818, for portable operation. 

As a field day radio/SOTA the IC705 just seems to make most challengers a breeze. Transverter operation is made easy, its on board calling function, easy read touch screen and the list just goes on. 

Some failing of many passed radios has been addressed, also in the new IC9700 was on drift on digital modes (such as whisper,JT65, FT8 etc.), this has been tested with great success with on board bands also as an IF radio on 1296cm and higher frequencies with great reports, and no reason to add further modification. 

So with a price point being validated to much higher than other radio’s used in this category , they just don’t compare.

5/08/2021″Great Listen” VK4 Microwave presentation(VK4UH,CZ) at the Gold Coast radio group. click here for a microwave treat.

4/08/2021 “Sexist Language from WIA” We would like to bring your attention to the WIA who has published on their web site, an apology to its valued readers(YOU)of the latest AR Magazine.Read Here:

4/08/2021 “$50 VSWR” How things change some time back an antenna analyser would cost around $400-600. Well that was then, today we have a small but very powerful NanoVNA version 2 to do that job and much more This a Vector Network Analyser will coverage 50KHz- 3GHz also a nice touch screen.Try here for a look in price etc.

29/07/2021 IC705 Review” Coming soon.

19/07/2021 “M A D Results” Well if you were on the result was great, all bands were tried and lots of hills were occupied and ablaze around Queensland. VK4 UH/p CZ/p OE/p FLR KWM MJF AFL CLG/p(and crew) ALH EA/p VU GU CSD just too name a few, Bands 1296cm – 24GHz maybe others not noted. Sure the testing of gear was the main reason for the day , with some failures along the way but sure as eggs the fun would be still beaming from all that attended. See you on the next one.

12/07/2021 “M A D ” Activity day.

Brisbane VHF Group

From the President’s keyboard………….

Good morning everyone

The next Microwave Activity Day (MAD) falls on   Sunday 18th July – which is this coming weekend as this is being written.

Several operators have already committed to going to portable sites, based on comments posted on the groups Facebook page.

Scott VK4CZ/p

Greens Hill Boonah         QG61IW               (new site for most of us I think)

1.2, 2.4, 3.4, 10GHz

Robert VK4CLG/p

Howell’s Knob                   QG63JF

1.2, 2.4, 3.4, 5.7, 10GHz

Kevin VK4UH/p                 

Mt Mowbullan (Bunya) QG53TC

2.4, 3.4, 5.7, 10GHz   (also 24GHz if any takers)

11:00 am local time for start of activity.  (Allowing for considerable distances being driven by some operators and to allow for best conditions that day)

Weather forecast is currently fairly good for the weekend, 

zero – very low chance of any rain, temps up to 22C, Relative Humidity below 40% in the early afternoon, medium wind only

Who else is likely to be active, either from home stations or from portable locations?  

Please post your intentions (and in particular the gridsquare of your station if you know it) on either the Facebook page where everyone will see it or e-mail me and I will add it to the list.

Warm that gear up and make it work for its living!

Remember also that this is the perfect opportunity to invite other operators to come with you and get some exposure to microwave operating.

…………………………………….

The next formal meeting of the group is also approaching

Wednesday 28th July at Chermside Library and relayed on ZOOM

The intention that evening is to have :-

Round Table Discussion on “LIAISION” during MADs and Contests

Defn.   “communication or cooperation which facilitates a close working relationship between people or organizations.”

In the hope we can all be aware of all the methods available to us for arranging and coordinating microwave contacts and getting the best “bang for our buck”

Please come along and put your point of view

Regards and 73

Kevin VK4UH

Pres. 12.10.21

28/06/2021 ” Lots of Activity over the Land” This years, Winter Field Day seem to hold a bit of interest over the Week end. Great to see calls all over the country, VK4-VK6 all had a great time. VK4UH (Kevin) reported on his trip to Ocean veiw posted this : see here

21/06/2021″ Meeting Nite” Chermside Library or see Jason for a Zoom hook up. Wednesday 23/06/2021. See you there.

20/06/2021″Message from the new Boss” Greetings to everyone

The next meeting of the BVHFG will be held:-

                                Wednesday 23rd June (from 19:00)

                                Chermside Library

                                375 Hamilton Rd, Chermside 4032

                                Entry via main door on Hamilton Rd (Call Pres on 0407 799664 for access as this door is closed out of hours)

As my first duty as the new group president I would like to express my thanks to the membership for allowing me the chance and honour to take up the reins of the group for the forthcoming year.

On everyone’s behalf I would also like to pass on an enormous vote of thanks to the outgoing president Doug Friend VK4OE who has been the voice and guide of BVFHG since its earliest days.  Very big shoes indeed to try to fill.

I intend to use both e-mail and the BVHFG FaceBook page to disseminate notices and information about club meetings and activities around the group.  I hope to be able to offer advanced notice of topics to be discussed and presented at forthcoming meetings

For the meeting this coming week I plan to give a short presentation on QRA-64

This is a new digital mode freely available in the latest versions of the free software platforms WSJTx and MSHV.   This new mode has great potential for many different modes of operation on both VHF and microwave frequencies for a variety of different modes of propagation including Tropospheric Ducting, Sporadic E, Ionoscatter and Aircraft Enhancement.  It is currently the “best of the bunch” and is in regular use by several local stations for long distance Aircraft Enhanced contacts on 23cms and has proved very effective on microwave bands right up to 24GHz for weak and obstructed paths.  It has also proved to be effective for ionoscatter (D-Layer) propagation on 6m when no other mode of propagation is present for example between Brisbane and Adelaide on 50MHz.

For the following meeting in July 28th I propose to organise a “Round Table” meeting to discuss “LIASION for Microwave and Portable Activities)

It is hoped that as many people as possible might attend this meeting to openly discuss all the possible options for Liaison and communication while out on hilltops etc

This is something that as a group we have been very bad at in the past.  Many possible contacts have been lost since we do not always know with any certainty who and where people are operating

Please come and put your ideas and suggestions forwards for everyone to discuss

You never know we might even be able to agree on a way forwards!

The winter VHF Field Day Contest falls next weekend as this is being typed (26/27 June 2021)

There are already plans in place by a number of members for portable and home based activities for that contest.

I suggest that everyone intending to operate makes their plans visible on the club Facebook page, indicating location, bands proposed and likely activity times for other members  to see

As always plenty of time will be available for “show and tell” of any underway projects and everyone is encourage to bring things along to be seen and discussed.

We look forwards to seeing as many members as possible on Wednsday as the start to a new and exciting year

Regards to all

2/06/2021 “Maybe off interest” Some nice projects here. see here

25/05/2021″VK4UH MAD” Kevin(VK4UH) posted on our facebook page, a MAD report from Mt Mowbulian. see here.

22/05/2021 “AMG” this week as flows.

The Brisbane VHF Group will be holding the AGM on the 26th May 2021.

This year with the current social distancing in the Library meeting room, we will be holding the AGM and meeting by using ZOOM.

Here is the Zoom meeting invite for Wednesday 26th May at 7:30pm.  Access to library room from 7pm ish.

https://zoom.us/j/96865351548?pwd=R0RkcGNZY0lEQlpUQXNVdDkxdUZNUT09   gee hope this still works, (untested)

Also please find attached is the nomination form and AGM notice.

You can fill in the form and return or just reply to this email.

To nominate a member, both yourself and all nominees must be a financial member to vote and elected to the committee.

Not yet a member for 2021, here is how 

Please pay by direct deposit (preferred) or PayPal via the club web page.  Fees are set at $40.  

Direct deposit:  ( no fee to club)

BSB :  124001

A/C :  22712414

Name : Brisbane VHF Group

Comments :  your Callsign please

PayPal :     ( small fee paid by the club)

www.brisbanevhfgroup.com

and Please use your callsign for comments.

Hope to see you next week.

6/05/2021 “EA makes the cut” Peter (Vk4EA) has been duly elected on the board of the WIA.

Our Club has the pleasure of an office bearer of the WIA, and we hope Peter has the opportunity to inject his ambitions and influence the new board into the 21st century. God on ya, Peter.

29/04/2021″Very Rocky April Meeting” Other than the normal Meeting chores a few misives that came to the forefront.

Peter VK4EA gave us his treasures report, also reporting on the Club 2-6 metre beacons (VK4RTT), are to be installed on the Mt Cootha site as soon as practical.

Kevin VK4UH gave us a very interesting presentation on meteor scatter with a link here to the presentation. He also reported on a new Club project being a 10 MHz GPS looked reference, which I’m sure we will here more about in the near future.

If you were unable to attend Rob VK4ZDX came along and gave us a beacon report on VK4RBB beacon s which are positioned at his location in Edans Landing. Also reporting on the Clubs 2 metre chat line on 144.300 SSB Thursday nites around 8pm.

Date 25/04/2021″Lest Not Forget” Wednesday 28th April 2021(being the last Wednesday of the month.

Our Club Meeting at Chermside Library, see you there.

Date 15/04/2021 “Two and Six Metre Beacon Update” Kevin VK4UH has some exciting news to pass on in reference to these Club beacons, as well as much more at the next Club Meeting 0n the 28th April 2021. See You there.

Date 14/04/2021 ” Roving Report” As a few questions were raised at the last meeting on the Club Beacons. Our Club roving reporter has posted this missive.

Greetings, gentlemen!

In recent times, following some improvement of my injured hand, I have started to drive my van again.  So, this morning I have gone up to Panorama Place (in the suburb of Mt Gravatt) to listen for VK4RBB on all of its output frequencies.  It is a full-on line-of-sight path between the two sites, and it is a stupendously beautiful day today!

My report is that all output frequencies were received at good strength, 432 MHz right up to 24048 MHz, and that the ‘CW note’ was pure on all transmissions.  Of course, this is a report from today only and it is not possible to project this report back onto previous occasions.

So if anyone monitoring any of the ‘RBB outputs notices a rough tone or a noticeable reduction in signal strength where you are, please get back to me by e-mail or ‘phone (0428 191066).

Cheers and thanks in anticipation,

–Doug, ‘4OE.

Date 11/04/2021″RED FEAST” Big Saturday RedFeast, lots of our Club members had visited and were selling items on the tables provided. Covid 19 had what seemed to an interesting spin on the normal Ham Feast with all wearing mask, whilst obeying social distancing. Great time was had by all just the same, as there has been cancellations in the past, on the venue and many others.

Date 25/03/2021″Club Meeting” Last nites Club Meeting was attended at the Chermside Library and also on zoom, all were treated to an enlightening time, with Doug(VK4OE) offering a power point presentation on 49GHz transverters from Kunhe and toughing on mixers. Meeting finished around 10.00pm.

Date 11/03/2021 “M A D” List as follows.

M A D Events as listed above. 2021

Are you available for the next one: see below.

March 23 / John Moyle

May 23 / with 23 on 23

July 18 

September 19

November 28

Some other events have been programmed a test and tune day, GHz shoot out. All will be advised as soo as arranged.

Date 19/02/2021″10 GHz VK7-ZL3″  This 1st 10GHz contact between VK7 and ZL. This novel contact was between VK7MO(Rex) to ZL3RC(Roger). They used the new mode of WJST X currently on test mode of Q65-60D. Well done guys (Rex and Roger).:::Click here

Date 28/01/2021″ M A D Dates set for 2021″ After waiting out the covert pandemic ,the Club’s first 2021 was held at the Chermside Library with many topics on the table to be discussed. Many will be finalised and will be reported at a later date. One of the the main topics was to further M A D events, as this subjected was breeched some months back by Scott (VK4CZ) to coincide with 23 on 23 monthly event, he compiled a 2021 M A D event calendar which has been produce here.

Date 20/01/2021″First Live Meeting” VK4UH Kevin reports.

BVHFG Meeting Notice

Wednesday 27 January 2021 from 7:00 pm

Chermside Library and ZOOM

Good morning everyone

The first meeting of the group for 2021 is next week as this is posted and will be our first Face-to-Face meeting since Covid19 restrictions were implemented.  Its been a long break

We also intent to try ZOOM’ing the meeting for anyone unable to attend in person

Please bear in mind that the group is still subject to the usual Covid precautions and regulations for social distancing and hygiene etc.  Hopefully we will no longer be “required” to wear masks by that time but anyone who wishes to can of course do so.

Please, even now, do not attend if you are unwell in any way and do the “new norm things”.  No hand shaking and no share plates please.

There is lots to discuss and lots of news

If you have any issue to put on the agenda then please forward them to Jason (Hon Sec)

Feel free to bring items for the show and describe session so we can see what you have been doing during your lockdown.

Looking forwards to seeing you on the night

Date 9/01/2021 “Great Result” Our congratulations to the VK4IF Team for their result in the last VHF/UHF Spring field day.

Date 25/12/2020 “Scores are in” 2020 Spring field day have been posted Check here: Great job done by all our members who took part.

Date 20/12/2020 ” Xmas Message” Our Club would like to extend a Happy holidays and New Year, to all our Members and followers. It has been a very trying year for us all, as a Club we do our best for all our members. Also advise that our next Club Event, will be the Summer Field Day 16/17th January 2021.

Date29/11/2020 VK4IF Looks for the Win”

VK4IF/P was again out at (Mt Mowbullan (QG53tc26)) . VHF UHF Spring Field Day was manned by VK4CZ, VK4UH & VK4MIL. see more here:

Date 23/11/2020 “special announcement” Please read.

To all BVHFG members and followers

Just to confirm that the group will again be making a club entry as VK4IF/p in the Spring Field Day Contest this coming weekend 28-29 November

Operation will be from the Mt Mowbullan site in the Bunya Mountains (QG53TC)

The contest runs for 24 hours from 01:00 UTC (11am local VK4 time) on Saturday but the team will be on site from the previous evening setting up the station

The intention will be to run in the 24 Hour, portable, all band, multi-operator section.

All bands will be catered for from 6m up to 24GHz inclusive including 9cms (now on 3398.150) with high performance stations and antennas

We will be equipped for all transmission modes  SSB/CW and digital on all bands and will make use of whatever propagation is available including meteor scatter on Sunday morning on 2m and 6m.

Preferred digital mode on 6/2/70 will be FT8

Preferred digital mode on microwave bands will be QRA64 – but anything will be possible 

Liaison for contacts

The plan is to have a presence on VKSpotter and Contest Radar websites during the contest.  

We also hope to be monitoring the Brisbane VK4RBN repeater 147.000MHz as the actual Bunya Mts repeater is currently off-air

Both Col VK4MIL and I will be contactable via Mobile Phone TEXT at any time (4UH 0407 799664,  4MIL 0421 250447) to coordinate contacts

Your Group Needs YOU!

As always we will be at a significant disadvantage in VK4 due to our geography and our low amateur station density in VHF range of us when compared to contest stations in the southern call areas and states.

We make a special request for members to come up on-air, on whatever bands you have available, to work VK4IF/p during the contest. Home portable or whatever.  We just need a report, serial number and your gridsquare if you know it.

We can make contact repeatedly every two hours on every band and get full points each time 

Hope to see you in the Contest

Don’t forget we have a ZOOM BVHFG meeting this coming Wednesday evening (THIS WEEK) and can discuss this further

Date 15/11/2020 ” Spring Field Day” Plenty of activity has been noticed as we move closer to this Event. VK4UH, VK4MIL and VK4CZ the Club team of VK4IF have been posting lots of Gear upgrades to higher bands etc. Seems like if the weather Gods assist us, we could have quite a few out on the ridges and mountain tops around Queensland and near states.

Date 20/10/2020 “23 on 23” will be on Friday nite as per normal and all M A D activity will be at a later date, if it can be scheduled before the Spring Field Day this November 2020. Keep on eye on the Club Facebook page/or here for further information.

Date 18/10/2020 “23 on 23” Friday 23rd is a normally a 23cm 8.00pm Event. Some of us would like to do a M A D week end, so watch the Club Face book or here and maybe a email out too members for further information.

Date 19/09/2020 “ZOOM CLUB MEETING” This months Club Meeting (23/09/2020).

As part of the meeting it is hoped to have a round table discussion and Show and Tell around the VK3CV 122GHz transceiver modules.

If you are working on one of these then it would be good if you could participate and show the group where your progress has taken you so far

Date 9/09/2020 ″IC705 Review’’ Click Here.

Date 6/09/2020 “IF has a win” Vk4IF/p has been running well for the last few Field days Thanks to VK4 MIL UH CZ and others, on some hill, not near home. Great to see.

Look here for the full results

Date 23/08/2020″M A D Report” Sunday 23rd seemed a quiet day with gentle breeze , with no rain on the forecast, a great day to have a M A D of a time. Stations reporting VK4 ALH GU OE UH JAM EA/P CZ/P NA FB AFL, LHD/P MIL CSD KAY HD/P AND 2MAX. All reported contacts though out the day. Some are listed here, VK4OE logged a 47GHz contact with EA/P 73 Klms. VK4ALF logged a 1296MHz contact on 144MHz with VK2MAX 409 Klms, VK4CZ/P logged a 2.4GHz contact with LHD/P 155Klms, VK4EA/P logged a 5.8GHz contact with LHD/P 156 Klms VK4GU logged a contact on 3.4GHz with CZ/P 73Klms also VK4KAY reported a 3.4GHz with CZ/P 105KLms and VK4LHD/P reported a contact on 10GHz with CZ/P 155Klms. For sure there were many others listening or unable to participate with gear failure and testing, what ever the result a fine time was had by all. see you all on the next M A D.

Date22/08/2020″ Club Meeting” Wednesday 26th Chermside Library only 10 people can attend so a ZOOM hook up has been arranged for the Covid concuss people.

Date 21/08/2020 “M A D IS ON” Don’t miss the M A D event Sunday 23rd

Date 9/08/2020″ SDR’s lose to old favourites” Sherwood Engineering has rated the IC9700 below some of the loved IC706/IC756 past radios(remembering these measurements are given on the Dynamic range, noise floor, with an analog to digital converter) . Interested see here:

Date 1/08/2020 “AMC Call Sign Issue” Seems the new body for the amateur regulation are a little slow to the new rules on Call signs. Read here

Date 30/07/2020 “New Call Signs” AMCA has announced a new Licences Indentifaction Rule.

Date 23/07/2020 “Nice Bloke” It is with regret that we have to pass on the sad News that, Quentin Forman ZL1QF VK4AQF silent key. Passed away last night from a heart attack. Reported by ZL1VH. For our Club Quentin was involved with many of our test and tune days, field days from some hill or another and as a member at some of our past meetings. He was a very helpful, active and involved in our hobby, he will be missed and our condolences go to his family.

Date 22/07/2020″Club Meeting on Zoom” It is advised the July meeting will be conducted on Zoom this month(Please contact Jason for details).

Date 17/07/2020″Looking for Young Operators ” Interesting read.

Date 29/06/2020 “M A D EVENT iN JULY” Some keen Contesters are feeling the gap between the Winter and Summer Field days a little long time to wait. So a MAD in July has been muted (26th after the 23 on 23) seems great idea.

Date 24/05/2020 “M A D EVENT” All had a great day either at home or in the field. 1296MHz – 10GHz were heard, lots of gear failure and rare DX, great too see everyone out and about in these trying times. Our next Event will be the VHF/UHF Winter field day in June.

Date 19/05/2020″Events reminder” Club Meeting Wednesday 27th all have been notified of the venue (ON ZOOM). 24 th M A D event in conjunction with 23 on 23 except its the 24th, try out you old or new gear from a mountain near you,(we are allowed out).

Date 24/04/2020 “23 on 23” Covid 19 has had an affect on lots of things, but 23cm; has to be the oddest.

Approximately 12 Hams made it to the 8.00pm session, VK4CZ<AMG<AL<GU>LHD>NA>EA>DDG>MJF>ADM>MIL>KAY as too VK2MAX. 

Not a bad role up for 23cm event, most of the signals were extreme, 59+ for most. Maybe the meteorological event or just a nite for it; lots of fun was had by all.

23/04/2020 “Z00M Save the meeting” Our Club, like many others have reverted to the ZOOM system to conduct there monthly meetings, during this lockdown event. Great meeting very well attended and some really interesting topics, all from the comfort of home.

3/04/2020 “Icom hit by Corona Virus” Read below.

Delay in Delivery of ” Icom IC-705 “

Delay in Delivery of ” Icom IC-705 “

Icom IC-705 Thank you for using ICOM products. Many customers have made reservations for the HF-430MHz all-mode 10W transceiver “IC-705”,… Read more 

23/03/2020 “CLUB MEETING FOR MARCH- CANCELLED” 2020 Corona virus has taken its toll on lots of community gatherings, and our Club has succumb to the same restrictions. Watch our Club site and emails for any change in our Club calendar of events. All Radio airways are Coronavirus free, so using your equipment over this trying time is not limited in any way, except to your licensing condition. 

16/03/020 “Stay Home or Away” A recent post has been brought to the sites attention from the Club Medico. ” 

The next meeting of the BVHFG will be on 25th March at the Eden’s Landing location

There was an error on the club website but this has been corrected now.

In view of the current Covid19 Pandemic, sorry I know we are already overwhelmed with information on this subject, common sense and good hygiene dictates that if you are unwell yourself or have been in contact with others showing any suggestion of this infection at this time then PLEASE stay home and away from your colleagues – its what mates do!

OK Medical Hat off again now

Kevin VK4UH

This is a Club community announcement, Thanks for your response.

24/02/2020 “M A D Report” About 10 plus call signs were heard, North, South,West and a bit East, hills and home based. As we were all spread so far the weather caught some and not others. Some had shelter, it was great to see and hear the microwave bands rocking most of the day. Full, Standard and F calls were out trying their best to make the day. Lots of gear failure, but thats what its about 23 on 23 M A D, don’t miss the next one. 

Col made good with the portable shelter.

22/02/2020″A Visual Map” VK4CZ has posted a map of those suggested sites for the M A D. As per the list on the post dated 16/02/2020 below.

18/02/2020 “A M A D Entry” Stephen will be packing some higher bands.

VK4CSD will be active from Panorama place Mt Gravatt working Doug OE on 24, 47 and 76GHz. Due to high humidty 76Ghz will be bit of a challange. Never less, lets try it. Afterwards I can relocate if anyone wants to have a QSO I can relocate to  MtGravatt Lookout and work stations north, east, and west. on 2.4 3.4 5.7 24 47 76GHz. I might also have 10Ghz mixer level only. 

16/02/2020 “M A D is on the move” As we will be holding the Microwave Activity Day (MAD) 

the 23rd of this month in conjunction with 23 on 23, many operators are jockeying for the best hilltop location. How about you?.

Bands available: 2M/70/23cm/2.4/5.8/3.4/10/24/76/122 GHz, modes SSB, or as per liaison.

Times: 10:00am to Stumps was a starting point, some operators are going to travel longer distances, so some patients would help with there ability to be on air. Some are running 3-4 bands, others are running 8 plus, so it will be a big day.

A list so far VK4 UH/p() MIL/p(MtWoolvi) OE/p(Kamaru l/out) NE(Home) MJF(Home) CZ/p(GusBuetell) CDI/p(GormansGap) EA/p(Gantry D’Agular StateForest) KAY(Home) AFL(Home) ADC(Home)

Also a list will be published on VK Logger.

22/01/2020 “January Meeting a Blast” Many subjects were discussed Beacon repair, which has mystified thoughs charged with the repair.

Club call sign (VK4IF), has been active for the VHF/UHF Spring and Summer field days with outstanding results. 

‘Stephen(VK4CSD) gave an update on 24/76/122/245 GHz and higher bands, with a simple easy method of building these bands for fun or competition. 

MAD( Microwave Activity Day) will have the support of many club members heading to a hill near them, in conjunction with the 23 on 23 in February 2020, with all microwave bands to be activated. 

12/01/2020 “February MAD Event is coming” VK4CZ has asked for a MAD be held as per this paste.”

 2/6metre Beacon are under TEST Brisbane North.  Our Next Meeting.... Chermside Library /ONLINE ZOOM ,  confirmed till November 2021.  Please contact Jason for entry Information.