During the weekly F-troop there are mentions of software, websites and solutions that are worth taking note of. This website attempts to document them.

20160820 - JOTA resources

posted Aug 22, 2016, 1:13 AM by Onno Benschop

James VK4FCAV sends in this information about JOTA resources.
  • UK Scout Net is on Echolink *JOTA-365* at 09:00 UK time (remember they have daylight savings)
  • World Scout Net is on Echolink *JOTA-365* at 22:00 UTC 1st Saturday of the month.
Some details:
#jota #vk4fcav

20160611 - VK Shires

posted Jun 10, 2016, 5:19 PM by Onno Benschop   [ updated Jun 10, 2016, 5:22 PM ]

This week the VK Shires Contest starts at 14:00 WST, 06:00 UTC and runs for 24 hours. June 11-12, 2016. Onno VK6FLAB will be participating and hopefully many local stations.

Likely operating frequency, 7.190 +/- QRM.

20160423 - International Museums Weekends

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:56 PM by Onno Benschop

If you need an excuse to activate in a new and interesting location, the International Museums Weekend is an annual event where you can visit a museum, turn on your radio and make noise.
#vk6pop #vk6wam #activation

20160423 - Mt Mee

posted Apr 22, 2016, 5:34 PM by Onno Benschop

James VK4FCAV reports that he had fun with the local WICEN:

20160416 - SSTV web page

posted Apr 15, 2016, 5:59 PM by Onno Benschop

If you'd like to see some SSTV as received, Bob VK6POP maintains a website that shows the last six pictures received by his station:

20160305 - Southern California Repeaters

posted Mar 4, 2016, 5:04 PM by Onno Benschop

Vladimir, KE6ABJ shares with us a website that shows the "Papa System", Southern California's Premier Repeater System:
#ke6abj, #repeaters, #url

20160227 - JMFD locations

posted Feb 26, 2016, 4:34 PM by Onno Benschop

Andrew VK6WAM is maintaining a list of locations for stations operating in the 2016 JMFD.
Adrian VK6NK is maintaining a map

20160220 - Long Wires

posted Feb 19, 2016, 6:12 PM by Onno Benschop

Denis VK6FADF discovered this.

Discusses need for and configuration of returns for longwires...
#longwire #antennas #vk6fadf

20160220 - Simplex 2m testing

posted Feb 19, 2016, 4:58 PM by Onno Benschop

Andrew VK6WAM and Denis VK6FADF will attempt simplex 2m from his QTH to Wireless Hill 0800 to 0830, Sunday 21 February 2016.
  • Call on VK6RLM and then QSY to something in 147.400 to 147.600
All welcome to try :-)   My antenna 2m/70cm pogostick

#vk6wam #vk6fadf #wirelesshill

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