I joined the Melbourne Electronics and Radio Club (MERC) and was quickly and kindly welcomed by President Stuart, VK3SH and treasurer John, VK3ZX.
The club has four regular nets each week and I've joined the Wednesday & Friday nets at 8pm which are FM via the VK3RML repeater on 146.700. That repeater was down and so the net moved to a repeater on 438.225. This is good as I have much better reception of this one anyhow.
Stuart kindly sent me five recent editions of the excellent "MERC Almost Regular News Letter" which has a good sprinkling of home brew radio construction including antennas, filters, audio amplifiers, antenna switches, and also some wonderful shack photos.
Good to see you settling in. 73 VK2APA.
Welcome back to Melbourne Peter. Most of the regular clubs and activities have gone online. Would be good to see you at QRP By The Bay. It is outdoors, so we should be able to maintain social distancing. Maybe shoot Peter an email and suggest a winter date. Paul VK3HN.
Thanks Paul, yes I'm looking forward to the next QRP by the bay. I've been once before.
A bit cold at the moment but hopefully I'll get more acclimatised over time.
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