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QDG Digipeat

*** QDG DIGIPEAT June 2009 ***

Digipeat is the Official Newsletter of the Queensland Digital Group.

June General Meeting

The next QDG general meeting will be held at the Wavell Heights State School, Minore Street,
Wavell Heights, Brisbane on Friday June 19; 7:30 start time.


Sunshine Coast repeaters

Maleny VK4RSC 146.850 and 438.075 VK4RSN 53.7
Noosa Heads VK4RSL 146.825 and 438.175


Gympie Communications & Electronics Group

SSTV repeater on 146.625MHz


VK4DD Ham Radio

VHF Solid State PA Boards



John Alcorn VK2JWA





GridSquare Conversion



Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia

VK9AAA DXpedition July 2009
HARAOA Group is organizing a DXpedition at Norfolk Island in July 2009, under the callsign VK9AAA.
The VK9AAA Team will be taking part in the RSGB IOTA Contest (25th - 26th July 2009) during there stay.
All details will be posted on the VK9AAA website at http://vk9aaa.blogspot.com , if anybody would like to join the group please notify us at haraoa@haraoa.com






Start planning for 2010

Mid North Coast Amateur Radio Group's Radio Expo January 24 2010 8.30am St Johns Church
Hall, Mc Lean Street Coffs Harbour.
(The largest Amateur Radio Event on the Mid North Coast of NSW. 20 plus
exhibitors, Trade tables, Major brands, Home brew, Historic radio display,
ATV display, WIA, ALARA, WICEN, Volunteer Coastal Patrol, Club Displays,
WIA Book Sales, Disposals tables, Lucky door prizes on the hour, Hot and cold
food, Free tea, coffee. Fee Parking, Disable access, Clean amenities,
www.mncarg.org on rain, hail or shine )


Learn about digital radio broadcasting in Australia


If you don't wish to wait for the price of receivers in Australia become less of a rip-off,
a quick Google will find an overseas supplier; make sure you import a DAB+ device or one
that can be firmware upgraded to DAB+.
Note that you can take the VAT off the prices on the UK web sites.


Are you thinking on upgrading to wireless N?

Deploying Cisco 802.11n wireless


Digital modes

Australian Coordinator for TCPIP domains is Indy vk2xb@wia.org.au


Digital ATV

The Digital Amateur Television test from the Melbourne ATV repeater VK3RTV
went exceedingly well on Sunday 7 June. A full story in the news section
on the Amateur Radio Victoria website www.amateurradio.com.au


Local Digital ATV information

Have checked on some more receivers that allow manual frequency tuning,
the new TEAC HD unit from JBHI @ $131 and WOW OLIN HD unit @ $99 works very well.
Richard VK4XRL


International Museum Weekend

The International Museum Weekend on the 20th and 21st of June has four
Australian museums taking part.

The stations are:
VK3RAN Amateur Radio Victoria on the HMAS Castlemaine at Williamstown on
Sunday 21 June.

And on the 20th and 21st of June:
VK3ATL the Geelong Amateur Radio Club, assisted by members of the Geelong
Radio and Electronics Society at Geelong Regional Museum.

VK3DJ Geelong Amateur Radio Club, Queenscliffe Maritime Museum.

VK7FLI Furneaux ship wreck museum on Flinders Island.

Museum registrations can be made at: www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/imw/

Amateur Radio Victoria



Membership is presently free.
At the time of writing the QDG has 37 members.
Information and a list of members are up on the web site http://www.qdg.org.au/ "membership" tab.
Membership forms are on the web site.


Membership services

QDG 2009 members may receive a membership card that can be used to obtain discounts at an Australia wide electronic
supplier. Details and cards are available at QDG meetings.

Sound Card to Radio Interface

This computer to radio interface can be used for any audio mode including voice.
The SCI provides isolation to remove earth loops as well as providing switching and level adjustment.

Richard VK4ZA is taking orders for a new run, contact Richard VK4ZA on 07 3376 5231, email vk4za at qdg.org.au or via the QDG web site.
Please contact Richard if you are interested in a dual interface PC board or a mark 2 version with modified connections.

QDG information

Club contact: Alan Wills VK4YAR
Digipeat Editor: Alan Wills VK4YAR
Web site: Alan Wills VK4YAR
Supper: Alan Wills VK4YAR
JOTA: Richard VK4ZA

Phone Alan Wills VK4YAR after hours on 61 07 3351 1673

Email: qdg@gdq.org.au

Web site: http://www.qdg.org.au

Enjoy your hobby!

73 Alan VK4YAR

*** Queensland Digital Group ***
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