to one of the
largest Amateur Radio Clubs in Australia with over 200 members.
Celebrating 50 years of progress through activity.
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York
Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie which is 100 Kilometres NNE of
Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.
We are a not for profit
club, with the aim of promoting Amateur Radio in all its
and enjoyment. The club is not gender specific, having
both female and male members.
Members come from all walks of life with a mix of
experience, young and mature,
novice and technical.
The most important aspect of
the club is the willingness of all members to share
knowledge for the benefit of others.
To find out more about the
club and it's activities, please follow the various
links on our website or
contact one of our members, or
come along to our meetings.
Canteen and activity room are provided and the club is
also home to the WIA QSL Bureau.
Please call in when you are in the area. Tea and coffee
are always on.
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Despite the heat of the day,
members brought their chairs, tables and liquid
refreshments to facilitate in enjoying the festivities.
A slight change to the weekly pie and sausage roll diet
with the announcement by Christine at mid-day that
“Lunch is now served.” Everyone raced to the common room
to be greeted by a spread of ham, Chicken and all sorts
of salad additives. It was a feed enjoyed by all
prepared by Penny, Christine, Gladys and Natalie.
TX Factor - Episode 19
TX Factor - Episode
In part of our
reports from Hamfest 2017 we have a sneak preview of the
Icom IC-7610 and IC-R8600 Rigs. We meet the new owners
of PW Magazine and Pete tries his hand at the RSGB
on-line exam. There's also an update on the Society's
EMC Committee's findings.
Slow Scan TV from Space
Looks like they had to do some
rescheduling related to changes in the Cygnus release.
The 145.800 MHz FM Slow Scan Television (SSTV)
transmissions from the International Space Station Dec
6-7 should be receivable by radio amateurs around the
Received ISS SSTV pictures received by Luke (VK2LGW).
The finished meeting room now complete with audiovisual equipment
The renovated library now the
The club is open:
Saturday from around
11:00 am. Also on a
Tuesday evening from
around 6:00 pm
and of course visitors are always welcome!
Club's Phone number: (02)
49 060 456
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