The shack is the heart of the radio club.
This is where members can use the club equipment, some of which will be more advanced than they are able to use at home. It is also where the members enter contests on behalf of the club or talk to members unable to attend the club meetings. The equipment in the shack is:-
Icom IC-746 - HF Transceiver & 50 Mhz
Yaesu FT-290R Mk II - 2m Multimode Transceiver
Yaesu FT-790R Mk II - 70cm Multimode Transceiver
The antennas are located out of sight on top of the Town Hall and consist of a VK2ABQ 5-band, 2-element beam for 20m to 10m, a triband vertical collinear for 6m, 2m and 70cm. We are currently experimenting with other antennas to replace the beam and this will be a club project. There is also a longwire and ATU for the other HF bands.
We also have a fully equipped workshop and computer facilities for datamodes (PSK, RTTY etc)
You can download our membership form and standing order mandate here.