October 2019
2nd School Holiday Electronics Workshops. Castlemaine
16 Reckleben St CASTLEMAINE VIC 3450 Melways: 509 D7
Workshop 1 9.30 am. Learn how to solder and build a great Christmas gift, or add it to your decorations!
Workshop 2 1.00 pm. Learn how to solder and build a battery tester to take home!
Workshop sessions are $35.00 each or $60.00 for the whole day.
Spaces are limited so book without delay! To secure a spot for your child and to find out more details Click here to send us an email
BAREC greatly appreciates the support of the City of Greater Bendigo for these workshops
5th-6th Oceania DX Contest Phone
08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Saturday 5th October to 08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Sunday 6th October 2018
Bands 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M and 10M (no WARC bands)
THE AIM of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the Oceania region, i.e., 9M6, DU, KH6, VK, ZL, YB, Pacific Islands and all other Oceania entities identified in the ARRL list of DXCC entities
The Contest info and a link to the 2018 rules are here.
12th Sausage Sizzle Fundraiser
The next sausage sizzle will be held on Saturday October 12th at Bunnings Kangaroo Flat. A good fundraiser for the club, and these are also known as ‘fun’ raisers! Helpers required - contact Heidi at secretary@barec.net.au.
12th-13th Oceania DX Contest CW
08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Saturday 12 October to 08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Sunday 13 October 2018
Bands 160M, 80M, 40M, 20M, 15M and 10M (no WARC bands)
THE AIM of the contest is to promote HF contacts with stations in the Oceania region, i.e., 9M6, DU, KH6, VK, ZL, YB, Pacific Islands and all other Oceania entities identified in the ARRL list of DXCC entities
The Contest info and a link to the 2019 rules are here.
18th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
19th-20th JOTA
This is an annual event that occurs on the 3rd weekend in October each year.
Amateur radio operators from all over the world participate with over 500,000 Scouts and Guides to teach them about radio and to assist them to contact their fellow Scouts and Guides by means of amateur radio and since 2004, by the VOIP-based Echolink.
BAREC will be participating at multiple sites over this weekend. More details to follow closer to the event date. Volunteers Needed.
Koolamurt Scout Camp.
As well as amateur radio, there will be different activities such as tin can phones, Morse code and possum spotting (fox hunting)! A Working With Children Card is of course required for these activities. If you would like to participate, please email Don Butler VK3PDB at butlerbb@aapt.net.au or phone 0487 408 174.
26th Flynn of Moliagul
BAREC will be involved with the ‘Flynn of Moliagul’ event at the Moliagul School.
The story of Rev John Flynn of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, featuring the evolving technologies of wireless radio communication and aviation development.
Presented by the Goldfields Historical & Arts Society (Dunolly Museum) with the Bendigo Amateur Radio & Electronics Club, Kyneton Aero Club, Moliagul Reserve committee and Bendigo Historic Motorcycle Club.
Free admission, everyone welcome. Talks and exhibits in the school house, 10am to 5pm. Refreshments available.
John Flynn was born at Moliagul on November 25, 1880, and his father was the teacher at the Moliagul school. Commemorating the new $20 note released by the Reserve Bank in October featuring Rev John Flynn. A special event QSL card is planned.
See a poster here
For more information on how to be involved, email Neil Patton VK3ZVX at neilapatton@gmail.com or phone 0466 424 184.
November 2019
15th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
December 2019
End of Year breakup. Date and Venue TBA
No monthly meeting this month
January 2020
1st-31st Ross Hull Memorial VHF/UHF Contest

17th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
Febuary 2020
21st AGM and Monthly Meeting.
Activity: Annual 'Home Brew' competition where members present projects they have completed in the past year

To vote you need to be a financial member?
March 2020
20th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
April 2020
17th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
18th World Amateur Radio Day.
World Amateur Radio Day is celebrated every year on this day. A special QSL card is available if you participate in the World Friendship Net.
May 2020
2nd Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint. 10:00 - 11:46 UTC (8pm to 9:46pm). 20th anniversary,
This contest is structured to suit both seasoned contesters and operators new to contesting.
The Harry Angel Sprint is an annual 80m contest event, to commemorate the life of Harry Angel VK4HA who at the time of his becoming a Silent Key was the oldest licensed amateur in Australia.
The duration of the contest is 106 minutes one minute for each year of Harry's life. The contest is open to all grades of licence holder. There is also a section for Short Wave listeners to enter. Place winners in the Harry Angel Contest are eligible to claim points for the WIA Contest Champion (Peter Brown) Trophy
Contest details here
9th-10th Mills on the Air. Andersons Mill, Smeaton.
Andersons Mill 2019 Link
15th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
June 2020
19th Monthly Meeting. Topic TBA.
July 2020
17th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA
August 2020
21st Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA.
15th-16th Rememberance Day Contest
This contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants.
Amateurs will endeavour to contact amateurs in VK call areas, ZL and P29 on all bands except WARC bands.
Modes allowed are voice, CW and RTTY as per the era remembered. Contest details here
September 2019
18th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA

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