Monthly Meeting, 10Ghz Tech Talk from Wally, VK6KZ

Wally, VK6KZ will be giving the Tech talk on his work with 10GHz, some of his world breaking achievements and a good handful of stories from his travels. Hopefully will have time for questions. There will be a short break between meeting and talk for tea, coffee and catchup. Cottage is opened 19:30 for a meeting start at 20:00, Wireless Hill, Ardross. All members and any others are welcome.

2015 Jota/Joti

WA VHF Group is hosting a Scouts Australia, Jamboree on the Air(JOTA) and Jamboree on the Internet(JOTI). It runs every year to get Scouts and Guides on the radio and internet talking and chatting with others around Australia and around the world. The shack at the Wireless Hill Cottage will be open to Scouts Australia and Amateur Radio Operators for full day activities all weekend. Listen out for 'CQ Jota' on the radio and join in.

2015 Aug Talk - Grounding Systems

Terry, VK6ZLT gave another lively talk, this one on grounding in the ham stack. He took us through several scenarios of what to do and what not to do, with great emphasis on an accumulation of small faults add up to big RFI, for example ground loops.
The main reference came from Grounding Systems in the Ham Stack, reproduced from
Bob, VK6PO also gave instruction on how to properly gather up an electrical cable. This may seem a simple job to over-look, but twisted electrical cable can fray and expose live-wires. Tie a piece of cord or velcro at the male socket end, so you have something to tie the cable together at the end. Then start at the female socket end, and coil the cable with a under, then over hand movement, so that the cable is coiled one way, then coiled in the reverse way. Tie the coil off with the cord or velcro, then pat yourself on the back, good job.