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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15,000 Radio Amateurs in
Australia. It's a hobby for most and is a form of
communication and probably the earliest form of social
networking. It's ham radio. But what does it entail
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License Numbers Stagnant
WIA News reports amateur radio license
numbers are stagnant despite lapsed licensees returning
to the hobby in significant numbers
The Delta II rocket carrying RadFxSat (Fox-1B)
launched at 09:47:36 UTC on November 18, 2017 from
Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Following a
picture-perfect launch, RadFxSat was deployed at 11:09
UTC. Then the wait began. At 12:12 UTC, the AMSAT
Engineering team, watching ZR6AIC's WebSDR waterfall,
saw the characteristic "Fox Tail" of the Fox-1 series FM
transmitter, confirming that the satellite was alive and
transmitting over South Africa.
WARC News Broadcast 19-11-2017
Fixed the Broadcast
Sound Upload to the website!
WARC News Broadcast 19-11-2017
The club’s third and final car boot sale of the year was
held yesterday. The usual suspects turned up with their
car boots and ute trays filled with goodies and the
usual casualties arrived with their wallets full. The
sale was a hive of activity with a number of bargains
being snapped up quickly. A pushbike for $5 and a CRO
(remember what they were?) for $10. As usual the car
boot sale acted as the meeting place for members and
visitors to catch up on the news of the week from the
latest in amateur radio to politics from the
neighbourhood to the nation.
-15 Satellite Magnetometer -
Magnetometers provide realtime data of the local Earth
magnetic field at ground level. Sharp deviations in the
data could signal the development of geomagnetic
activity. This data is measured by the GOES-15 satellite
which does monitor Solar X-Rays. This information is
very important in tracking solar flares. Large X-ray
bursts cause short wave fades for HF propagation paths
through the sunlit hemisphere. Solar flares can also
trigger geomagnetic storms which produce aurora and nice
openings on VHF.
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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