May 2018
5th The Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint.  80m contest event. 10:00 -11:46 UTC (8pm to 9:36pm AEST).
Commemorates 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 listeners and amateurs, including individual operators and stations representing radio clubs and societies.
12th-13th Mills on the AirVolunteers needed.
Anderson’s Mill, Smeaton is being activated by the Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club together with anyone else who would like to help. As well as the radio aspect there will be various public performances and displays related to heritage and to the Regional Centre for Culture activities which will attract large crowds, the press and politicians. We will be putting on a professional display and using the opportunity to promote amateur radio to a large audience.
Neil VK3ZVX and Tony VK3KKP are jointly organising the displays and radio setups. They need a team for Saturday and another team for Sunday. Neil and Tony will remain onsite throughout but there are no facilities for others to stay. The requirements are the ability to demonstrate amateur radio and to engage with the public. Being licensed is a plus but not essential.
Planned Activity is on 80m (3.665 MHz) 40m (7.115 Mhz) and 20m (14.200 Mhz) using CW, SSB, RTTY, and possibly PSK and FT8 with four stations.
Bring along the family - all events are free.
Contact to join the team and further details will be forwarded to you nearer the time.
Anderson’s mill Location
18th Monthly Meeting. Note: change of venue for this month, details below. Visitors welcome.
High Flying Radios - Using satellites for communication. Tony VK3KKP will entertain us with his adventures in space with amateur radio satellites, the International Space Station and a journey back to the sixties when unmanned space craft orbited the Moon.
This months meeting will be held at the Castlemaine Scout Hall
16 Reckleben St, Castlemaine VIC 3450

Scout hall Location
June 2018
15th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
24th Annual Lunch. Location: Castlemaine. As last year's event was held in Bendigo, this year’s will be held in Castlemaine on Sunday June 24th the last Sunday in June. This will coincide with the Castlemaine morning coffee. We can enjoy our usual morning coffee gathering, and then have lunch. The venue is yet to be confirmed.
July 2018
20th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
21st The Trans Tasman Low Bands ChallengeThe contest has an aim to encourage Low Band activity Trans-Tasman, that is between VK and ZL. Contest bands are 160 80 and 40M, SSB, CW and Digital (RTTY OR PSK).
Times: 08:00 to 14:00 UTC (6pm-Midnight AEST).
From 2018 the Trans Tasman is an official WIA Contest and will count towards the Peter Brown Contest Champion Awards.
August 2018
17th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
September 2018
21st Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
October 2018
19th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
November 2018
16th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
December 2018
TBA End of Year Breakup.
NO Monthly Meeting in December
January 2019
18th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
Febuary 2019
16th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
March 2019
15th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.
April 2019
19th Monthly Meeting.Activity: TBA.

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