Thursday, May 31, 2012

The VK2RNC-R Repeater in Newcastle Australia

During my visit to Australia in May 2012 I went to Mount Sugarloaf the highest point near Newcastle somewhere on these toe huge towers is the antenna for the VK2RNC-R Echo Link repeater that I connect to from time to time. If you know where the antenna is please comment and tell us more?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


The Secunda Radio Club is hosting a DX-Expedition in Swaziland and will be active from 6/4/2012 to 10/4/2012 (24/7) see if you can make contact withe them 3AD0FC . I hope to be able to contact them from Australia during my visit there. Good luck and have a nice DX time. For more information click on CQ......................................... CQ

Sunday, March 4, 2012

SARL Hamnet 40 m Simulated Emergency Contest

My first attempt to participate alone in a Contest went of OK to me I have worked 4 devotions and 17 contacts with a total of 184 points. We will see where it will place me when the results come. I have setup a field station at Thrichardsfonteindam it took me 20 to 30min before I was ready to use the equipment. I hope that the lessons that i have learned will make me faster. In the process the Banana branch broke and I had to improvise by using a peas of my roller. Enjoy the photos

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Drakensberg Roil Natal Park

This is the beauty of nature from the Royal Natal Park
I have no words to describe the beauty let the photos do the talking.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

When nature take over your surge pips “it is not time for nature to call”

Back from holiday and I had to dig up my surge pipes because Nature have taken over the space in them. The bends and couplings was filed with roots from a nerdy tree the roots in the 4th picture was taken out of the trench that was dig and at last the trench was closed. Now can “Nature” call with out veer of an overflow.

Care Emergency exercise 30 Nov 2011 Secunda

On 30 Nov 2011 Care had an emergency exercise in Secunda where the group of HamNet members assist with emergency communication to all the emergency services in Secunda, Evander and Thrichartd. We have manned 7 points and it was a grate success only one station had problems. Thanks to Get ZS6GC we were peppered for the situation Well don Gert. If nothing go's wrong in a exercise you do not learn to be ready when trouble strikes and a lot of lessons was learned.