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  • Sausage Sizzle HARG are holding a fundraising sausage sizzle this Saturday the 10th - The location is Spudshed on Albany Hwy Kelmscott. Kick off from 7.30am,A special event radio station is being activated, VI6PEACE and VI6LWF for the 100 year commemoration of the end of WW1. F troop will be on air from there at 8.00am as will the Friday Night Tech Net with Reg VK6BQQ from 9.00am.Come down with the family and enjoy a snag.
    Posted 6 Nov 2018, 00:23 by VK6ZMS
  • The Marconi Centenary HARG are using VI6MARCONI next weekend (8th and 9th) on the HF bands.http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/marconi100/about/Marconi 100 Year Commemoration of First Direct Wireless Message from UK to Australia.September this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first wireless transmission between Australia and the United Kingdom. Messages were transmitted from the Marconi station at Waunfawr in Wales on the 22nd September 1918, and were received at the Wahroonga home of Ernest Fisk, the Managing Director of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited (A.W.A.). Two communications were sent by Morse code back to Australia. The first message was from the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr. W.M. "Billy" Hughes, who was in the UK at ...
    Posted 2 Sep 2018, 05:00 by VK6ZMS
  • 2018 AGM The 2018 AGM is on Saturday July 28th commencing at 2pm. The venue is the Pax Hill Guide Hall 5 Sanderson Rd Lesmurdie.  Nomination forms are available in the members section of the HARG webpage.You must be a financial  member to nominate or vote at the AGM. 
    Posted 1 Jul 2018, 18:36 by VK6ZMS
  • HARGfest Raffle prizes HARGfest the Hills Amateur Radio Group swap meet is next Sunday the 22nd.This years raffle prizes are :FT-8900 quad band radio valued at $499  Gift voucher from Future Systems valued at $200Gift voucher from TET-Emtron valued at $100101 piece screwdriver kit (T 2186A) from Altronics valued at $39.95172 Piece 130W Rotary Tool Kit (T 2120) from Altronics valued at $74.95Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with FM Radio (D 2039) from Altronics valued at $89.958W Folding Rechargeable LED Work Floodlight (X 0224) from Altronics valued at $69.95And thanks to Stuart VK6BG from Australian Railway Signalling and ElectricalA 60 watt Soldering station valued at $149A Hot Air Rework station ...
    Posted 14 Apr 2018, 06:50 by VK6ZMS
  • John Moyle Field Day : March 17 - 18 We'll be radio active again out in the field  for this years JMFD so please listen out for VK6AHR/p.160m to 70cm. 
    Posted 8 Mar 2018, 02:44 by VK6ZMS
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Sausage Sizzle

posted 6 Nov 2018, 00:23 by VK6ZMS

HARG are holding a fundraising sausage sizzle this Saturday the 10th - The location is Spudshed on Albany Hwy Kelmscott. Kick off from 7.30am,
A special event radio station is being activated, VI6PEACE and VI6LWF for the 100 year commemoration of the end of WW1. 

F troop will be on air from there at 8.00am as will the Friday Night Tech Net with Reg VK6BQQ from 9.00am.

Come down with the family and enjoy a snag.

The Marconi Centenary

posted 2 Sep 2018, 05:00 by VK6ZMS

HARG are using VI6MARCONI next weekend (8th and 9th) on the HF bands.


http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/marconi100/about/


Marconi 100 Year Commemoration of First Direct Wireless Message from UK to Australia.

September this year marks the 100th anniversary of the first wireless transmission between Australia and the United Kingdom. Messages were transmitted from the Marconi station at Waunfawr in Wales on the 22nd September 1918, and were received at the Wahroonga home of Ernest Fisk, the Managing Director of Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Limited (A.W.A.). 

Two communications were sent by Morse code back to Australia. The first message was from the Prime Minister of Australia, Mr. W.M. "Billy" Hughes, who was in the UK at the time, and the second from the Minister for the Navy, Mr. Joseph Cook who accompanied Hughes. 

Wireless was a very new phenomenon, and the experiment between Ernest Fisk and Guglielmo Marconi was a significant achievement in the early development of world-wide wireless communications. There was considerable public interest, and political controversy, as Hughes was using his wireless message to strengthen support for the war effort in Europe at a time when support in Australia was waning. The Marconi-Fisk achievement is commemorated by a plaque located outside the original receiving site in Wahroonga, which is still a private residence. 

This event has very high significance for the descendants of the Cable and Wireless company, the Overseas Telecommunications Commission (OTC), AWA, Siemens, and the entire radiocommunications community. 

The WIA acknowledges the ongoing commitment of the Hornsby Amateur Radio Club to commemorating Marconi every 5th year.


2018 AGM

posted 1 Jul 2018, 18:36 by VK6ZMS

  • The 2018 AGM is on Saturday July 28th commencing at 2pm. The venue is the Pax Hill Guide Hall 5 Sanderson Rd Lesmurdie.  Nomination forms are available in the members section of the HARG webpage.
  • You must be a financial  member to nominate or vote at the AGM. 

HARGfest Raffle prizes

posted 14 Apr 2018, 02:08 by VK6ZMS   [ updated 14 Apr 2018, 06:50 ]

HARGfest the Hills Amateur Radio Group swap meet is next Sunday the 22nd.

This years raffle prizes are :
  • FT-8900 quad band radio valued at $499  
  • Gift voucher from Future Systems valued at $200
  • Gift voucher from TET-Emtron valued at $100
  • 101 piece screwdriver kit (T 2186A) from Altronics valued at $39.95
  • 172 Piece 130W Rotary Tool Kit (T 2120) from Altronics valued at $74.95
  • Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker with FM Radio (D 2039) from Altronics valued at $89.95
  • 8W Folding Rechargeable LED Work Floodlight (X 0224) from Altronics valued at $69.95
  • And thanks to Stuart VK6BG from Australian Railway Signalling and Electrical
  • 60 watt Soldering station valued at $149
  • Hot Air Rework station valued at  $149 
 The door prize: 
  • 40W soldering station (T 2090) from Altronics valued at $59.95
   The venue is the same as last year -  96 Gladys Rd Lesmurdie.
   Doors open to buyers at 10am, entry fee for everyone is $5
   See you there !

John Moyle Field Day : March 17 - 18

posted 8 Mar 2018, 02:44 by VK6ZMS

We'll be radio active again out in the field  for this years JMFD so please listen out for VK6AHR/p.
160m to 70cm. 

No meeting this Saturday March 24th.

posted 17 Feb 2018, 22:28 by VK6ZMS

Due to a prior hall booking there will be no meeting this Saturday the 24th.
 The shack will be open the following Saturday March 3rd.

HARGfest 2018

posted 28 Jan 2018, 05:40 by VK6ZMS   [ updated 28 Jan 2018, 05:47 ]

You are all warmly invited  to HARGfest, our annual Amateur Radio swap meet  to be held on Sunday  April  the 22nd .
 The venue is the same excellent hall as last year – The Lesmurdie Hall at 96 Gladys Road Lesmurdie.
 Entry for sellers is at 9.00am and for buyers at 10.00am. Food and soft drinks are available all day including the legendary  HARGburgers.
 Entry fee is the usual $5 for every person attending, both buyers and sellers.
 Bookings to  Martin VK6ZMS   vk6zms@iinet.net.au    Looking forward to seeing you all there 

VKFF & VHF/UHF Field Day.

posted 28 Oct 2017, 06:49 by VK6ZMS

November 25 & 26th see's the VKFF activation weekend and the VHF/UHF Field Day falling on the same weekend, so HARG decided to go on another RF campout. We'll be setup on Bald Hill in the Avon Valley with HF antennas for VKFF and several yagis for 2M, 70cm and 23cm. 

RF under the stars

posted 17 Sep 2017, 06:07 by VK6ZMS

HARG are heading out on another RF campout over the September long weekend - 23 rd to the 25th.   
The venue is   Pumphreys Bridge near Wandering. With a low noise floor and plenty of trees to string a large loop
antenna it will be an excellent venue for low band DX.  Please listen out for VK6AHR/P.

International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - August 19-20

posted 15 Jul 2017, 17:33 by VK6ZMS   [ updated 15 Jul 2017, 17:34 ]

HARG are setting up on the North Mole Fremantle   Saturday August 19th for this years ILLW.
Please call past and say G'day or even jump on air and make a few contacts.

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