January 2019
12th-13th Summer VHF UHF Field Day.
Update on 18th dec 2018. Seems that the contest rules for 2019 are not yet on the WIA website, or my cache is well out of date?
Given the contest date is before the Jan meeting and there was no meeting in Dec, anyone interested in this contest is encouraged to enter individually.
14th Castlemaine school holiday electronics workshops
Workshop 6. 9:30am to 2:00pm. Build a radio FM microphone, Then pick up the signal on your FM band radio ,which is supplied. Cost $45.
Workshop 7. 2.00pm to 4.00pm Build Electronic dice. Cost $20.
To secure a spot for your child (boy or girl) or for further information, Contact: Ross Swinton via email
Equipment used by participants in all of our Electronics Workshops has been sponsored by grants from the Bendigo Council. We appreciate that this support is fundamental in our ability to continue to support our local community with these courses.
16th Longlea school holiday electronics workshops
Workshop 1. 9:30am to 12 noon for 7+ year old’s (Newbies/Beginners). Learn about electrical circuits, make a solar grasshopper to take home. Cost $25.
Workshop 2. 12:30pm to 4:00pm for 10+ year old’s. Learn to solder and make a crazy cricket or frog to take home. Cost $35.
To secure a spot for your child (boy or girl) or for further information, Contact: Ross Swinton via email
Equipment used by participants in all of our Electronics Workshops has been sponsored by grants from the Bendigo Council. We appreciate that this support is fundamental in our ability to continue to support our local community with these courses.
17th Longlea school holiday electronics workshops
Workshop 6. 9:30am to 2:00pm. Build a radio FM microphone, Then pick up the signal on your FM band radio ,which is supplied. Cost $45.
Workshop 7. 2.00pm to 4.00pm. Build Electronic dice. Cost $20.
To secure a spot for your child (boy or girl) or for further information, Contact: Ross Swinton via email
Equipment used by participants in all of our Electronics Workshops has been sponsored by grants from the Bendigo Council. We appreciate that this support is fundamental in our ability to continue to support our local community with these courses.
18th Monthly Meeting. Activity: TBA.
Febuary 2019
15th AGM and Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
To vote you need to be a financial member, Checked your email lately?
March 2019
15th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
April 2019
19th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
May 2019
17th Monthly Meeting
June 2019
21st Monthly Meeting.Activity:
July 2019
19th Monthly Meeting.Activity:
August 2019
16th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
September 2018
21st Monthly Meeting.
Bendigo Internet of Things Network.

Presentation by Chris Rowlands of City of Greater Bendigo, and Dr Simon Egerton of Latrobe University.
7:30pm Start
25th Heathcote Community Centre School holiday electronics workshops.
Workshop 1: 9:30am to 12 noon for 7+ year old (Newbies/Beginners).
Learn about electrical circuits. Make a solar grasshopper to take home. Cost $25
Workshop 2: 12:30pm to 4:00pm for 10+ year old.
Learn to solder and make a crazy cricket or frog to take home. Cost $35
To secure a spot for your child and to find out more details, call 5431 0930 or email reception@heathcotecommunityhouse.org
26th Castlemaine School holiday electronics workshops.
Workshop 1: 9:30am to 12 noon for 7+ year old (Newbies/Beginners).
Learn about electrical circuits. Make a solar grasshopper to take home. Cost $25
Workshop 2: 12:30pm to 4:00pm for 10+ year old.
Learn to solder and make a crazy cricket or frog to take home. Cost $35
To secure a spot for your child and to find out more details, send an email to workshops@barec.net.au.
27th Castlemaine School holiday electronics workshops.
Workshop 5. 9:30am to 4:00pm Construction of a night rider scanner for those that have been to previous workshops. Cost $45
To secure a spot for your child and to find out more details, send an email to workshops@barec.net.au.
October 2018
2rd Heathcote Community Centre School holiday electronics workshops.
Workshop 12.20pm to 4.00pm for . 10+ year old.
Learn to solder and make an electronic nerve and dexterity tester.
Cost: Workshop and materials. $45. To Book, call 5431 0930 or email reception@heathcotecommunityhouse.org
3rd Longlea School holiday electronics workshops.
Workshop 1: 9:30am to 12 noon for 7+ year old (Newbies/Beginners).
Learn about electrical circuits. Make a solar grasshopper to take home. Cost $25
Workshop 2: 12:30pm to 4:00pm for 10+ year old.
Learn to solder and make a crazy cricket or frog to take home. Cost $35
To secure a spot for your child and to find out more details, send an email to workshops@barec.net.au.
4th Longlea School holiday electronics workshops.
Workshop 5: 9:30am to 4:00pm For those that have been to previous workshops.
Project: Select from a 3 Digit Event Counter, a Skeet game, an Intercom or a Knightrider Scanner. Limited kits available in each category. Cost varies from $45 to $55 depending on the project selected
To secure a spot for your child and to find out more details, send an email to workshops@barec.net.au.
6th-7th Oceania DX Contest Phone
08:00 UTC (18:00 AEST) Saturday 6 October to 08:00 UTC (19:00 DST Daylight Saving starts overnight) Sunday 7 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 rules are here.
13th-14th Oceania DX Contest CW
08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Saturday 13 October to 08:00 UTC (18:00 DST) Sunday 14 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 rules are here.
19th Monthly Meeting.
Activity: SOTA. Col vk3gtv
28th Barec at FunFlight, Bendigo Airport. Times and more details to follow.
November 2018
16th Monthly Meeting. Activity: The State Technical Director for the new High Capacity Metro Train project, Michael Neal will be presenting a talk on recent developments with the metropolitan digital train radio system and how it will be utilised for the new train to provide enhanced passenger communication and functionality. Topics Michael may cover include
  • The Digital Train Radio System.
  • The new Communication Based Train Control System currently being designed and to be deployed for the new Metro tunnel in Melbourne and between Sunshine and Dandenong.
  • The high level architecture of the new 7 car high capacity train comms system covering the digital route map displays, CCTV, passenger intercom etc.
  • The recent program to upgrade the country Velocity trains (which if you travel by train ever are a very big improvement)
Note. This meeting will be in the Castlemaine Scout Hall at 16 Reckleben St Melways: 509 D7 Details here
24th-25th Spring VHF UHF Field Day.
28th Things Network Community Meetup.
May be of Interest to those who attended the presentation by Chris Rowlands of City of Greater Bendigo, and Dr Simon Egerton of Latrobe University at our September meeting.
More details here.
December 2018
2nd End of Year Breakup. Venue not yet confirmed
NO Monthly Meeting in December

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