Brisbane Amateur Radio Club

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Dated 15 July, 2015

About BARC

The Brisbane Amateur Radio Club Inc, formed in 1977, is an active Amateur Radio group for those who have an interest in radio communications and electronics in all its various forms.


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Current News

The Brisbane Amateur Radio Club will hold it's next meeting on Friday 14th July, 2015 at Rochedale, starting at 7:30 pm. There will be a short general meeting, followed by a talk and a chance to "rag-chew" over coffee.

Updated 26 July, 2015

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Propagation Help

At the recent General Meeting, a member sought assistance in the method of determining HF propagation conditions on particular paths.

This is a complex subject, but a simple method is to to be found on this site.

This is a web based version of the VOACAP program originally devised by the international broadcaster Voice of America.

Full instructions for use may be found here but, for normal use, it is only necessary to "drag and drop" the red symbol on the map (the transmitter QTH) and the blue symbol (the receiver location). Set the transmitter power and select antennas from the lists. Select the modulation type.

Current sun spot number is updated automatically in that program but for completeness it, and various other indices are tabulated below.

Barcfest 2015

This years Barcfest was held on Saturday, 9th May. Thanks to all those who attended and in particular to the exhibitors for making the day successful. The Barcfest page has been updated with details and photographs.

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