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2020 SEG Club Membership Renewals

December 26th, 2019 by vk6ld

It is that time of year again!

Everyone is encouraged to join Southern Electronics Group (SEG) and being a member is a great way to get started in the hobby, meet new friends and help out others. Licensed amateur, shortwave listeners and radio hobbyists alike are all welcome to join us.

Membership is still only $30.00 per year and the membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.

SEG has invested and upgraded its network of repeaters, Allstar links and nodes, the RemoteHams internet-controlled HF/VHF/UHF club station, APRS digipeater & I-Gate services and club callsign VK6SR.

These all cost considerable time & money to licence, maintain, upgrade and operate. Importantly being a member of SEG helps us to share the cost of funding new projects and repairs.  For members who joined part way through 2020, we can pro-rata your 2020 membership.  (Please ask to have your membership adjusted.)

Now if club memberships aren’t your cup of tea, SEG are also able to accept donations.

SEG is able to accept membership renewals and new applications securely online via credit card & Paypal through the RegisterNow group.

The link to the 2020 Membership renewals is:  https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=37113

The RegisterNow system will automatically email you a receipt and deposit the funds to the SEG account. 

For those who wish to pay by EFT/internet banking or by cheque, Membership Forms can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats below and sent via e-mail or by Australia Post to the Treasurer at PO Box 435 Mt Barker WA 6324.

Your ongoing support of SEG is greatly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

73,

Rob…

VK6LD

Online SEG Renewals & Applications

Membership Form (Word)

Membership Form (PDF)

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123.0Hz CTCSS tone for Mt Barker 70cm VK6RAA.

November 25th, 2019 by vk6ld

For some time now there has been ongoing short intermittent bursts of white noise QRM on the VK6RAA Mt Barker 70cm repeater (439.950MHz).  Despite best efforts, the source hasn’t been identified due to its short & intermittent nature, but is probably originating from somewhere on Mt Barker Hill and it isn’t deliberate.

To overcome the noise source a 123.0Hz CTCSS subtone has been implemented on the Mt Barker 70cm repeater in order to access the Allstar linked system.

With the CTCSS tone access now installed, if your transceiver transmits a 123.0Hz CTCSS sub tone to the repeater, your transmissions will go out over the linked Allstar system.  If your transceiver doesn’t transmit any CTCSS tone (or a CTCSS tone other than 123.0Hz) your transmissions will only go out locally on the repeater over the Mt Barker area and won’t be heard on the wider linked Allstar system.  This way the repeater still stays as open access for everyone, albeit limited to Mt Barker without the correct CTCSS tone, but will prevent the white noise QRM going out over the wider network and upsetting our fellow amateurs.

If you need any advice or assistance with adding a 123.0Hz subtone to your transceiver please contact SEG for help to reprogram your transceiver.

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2017 SEG Membership Renewals

December 24th, 2016 by vk6ld

2017 SEG Membership Renewals

We encourage everyone to join the Southern Electronics Group. Being a member is a great way to get started in the hobby, meet new friends and help out others. Licensed amateur, shortwave listeners and radio hobbyists alike are all welcome to join us.

SEG has invested considerably in the network of repeaters, AllStar nodes, APRS digipeaters & APRS I-Gate. These are costly to licence, maintain and operate, not just in financial terms, but also time.  SEG also holds the club callsign VK6SR.

In 2017, SEG are planning to refurbish the 2M repeater antennas and install a web based IP switch to control/reboot 12V DC power at Mt Barker and linking the Albany 70cm repeater into the AllStar VK6 south west network.  We are also looking into the possibility of an amateur repeater in the Denmark area, with a connection into the AllStar VK6 south west network & 2M APRS digipeater.

Importantly, being a member of SEG helps us to share the cost of funding these services, establishing new projects as well as repairing things when they break (like power supplies and antennas).  Donations to SEG are also always very welcome.

Membership is only $30.00 per year and the membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.

To foster on air activity on our local repeaters and AllStar nodes, SEG will also be offering pre-programmed Baofeng BF-888 70cm handhelds to members in 2017 (new & rejoining) for the subsidised price of $10.00 each, limited to one per membership. The handhelds will be pre-programmed to all local 70cm repeaters and simplex frequencies.

In 2017, SEG will again be able to accept membership renewals and new applications securely online via credit card & Paypal through the RegisterNow group.  If you also wish to purchase a 70cm handheld, this can be added to your membership renewal in the RegisterNow checkout process.

For those who wish to pay by EFT/internet banking or by cheque, Membership Forms can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats at the bottom of this page and sent via e-mail, by Australia Post to the Treasurer at the PO Box or in person at the next SEG Ham Feast.

Your ongoing support of SEG is greatly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

73’s,

Rob…
VK6LD

regnow

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Membership Form (Word)

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December 11th, 2015 by vk6ld

2016 SEG Membership Renewals

We encourage everyone to join the Southern Electronics Group. Being a member is a great way to get started in the hobby, meet new friends and help out others. Licensed amateur, shortwave listeners and radio hobbyists alike are all welcome to join us.

Membership is only $30.00 per year and the membership year runs from 1 January to 31 December each year.

The group has invested considerably in the network of repeaters which we own and operate. These repeaters are expensive to licence, maintain and operate, not only in money but also time.  There is also the club callsign VK6SR, APRS digipeater and I-Gate.

In 2016 SEG is planning the rollout All Star linking between the repeaters at Manjimup and Mount Barker with the existing All Star system at Katanning.  There are also discussions under way with the Bunbury Radio Club to join in with our All Star linking as both clubs share many common interests (and members!).

SEG are also making progress towards putting in a new 70cm repeater at Albany in 2016 which will cover town and surrounds with linking to Mount Barker and the All Star network.

Importantly, being a member of SEG helps us to share the cost of funding these new projects as well as repair things when they break (like power supplies and antennas).  For members who joined part way through 2015, we can pro-rata your 2016 membership.  Donations are also very welcome.

In 2016 SEG will be able to accept membership renewals and new applications securely online via credit card & Paypal for the first time through the RegisterNow group.. (Below)

For those who wish to pay by EFT/internet banking or by cheque, Membership Forms can be downloaded in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF formats below and sent via e-mail, by Australia Post to the Treasurer at the PO Box or in person at the next SEG Ham Feast.  Please contact SEG for the online links to online pro-rata membership renewal and donations.  (See Contact Page for details)

Your ongoing support of SEG is greatly appreciated and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

regnow

Online SEG Renewals & Applications 

Membership Form (Word)

Membership Form (PDF)

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