Brisbane Amateur Radio Club

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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 next Brisbane Amateur Radio Club meeting will be held at 1 pm, Saturday 28 November at the premises of the Rochedale Scouts.

We will  refurbish and re-progam more Tait UHF transceivers.

Assistance and help will also be available to build the active antenna kits.

For those having trouble with low output of  Tait dynamic microphones, some components and training will be available for installing an electret microphone insert and restoring the modulation.

Watch the 'Projects' page in the near future for more information on this subject.

You are welcome to bring along any other construction projects for help, or you may like to "show-and-tell".

Altered 16 November, 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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