Successful John Moyle FD 2020

A small number of keen participants attended the BDARS field event supporting the John Moyle contest in the park at Cleveland. Operators were suitably spaced to accommodate the social distance rules. Lots of contacts were made. We are waiting to hear how the club went using the callsign VK4BAR giving…

Club night 7 October

A very interesting BDARS club meeting on Monday 7th October. Russ VK4DCM gave us a good talk on TVI (television interference) and how to avoid it. As well, club members were shown the new FlexRadio HF 100 W transceiver station at Mt Cotton This is capable of full remote operation.…

Club Night 5 August

Our club meeting night on 5 August had a great turn out. Geoff VK4FK gave an interesting talk on the Yaesu Fusion system for digital amateur radio.  In addition, there was an overview of the construction of the HF dipole mast support for our Mt Cotton project. Plus a sneak…

SDR at 1 July Club Night

Another great BDARS club meeting last night at Cleveland. More than 20 members listened to Dave VK4ZF tell us about the latest in Software Defined Radio. Dave ran through the suitable low cost SDR units to buy, as well as best (free) software. He suggests we look at SDRConsole and…

The BDARS team at work – June 8

A mini working bee at our Mt Cotton radio site yesterday.Russell VK4DCM terminated the coax runs for attachment to the new bulkhead with lightning arrestors. Meanwhile, Paddy VK4JPD, Phil VK4PG and Sue VK4*** installed the new workbench, kindly donated by Johan VK4JHE. Excellent catering by Paddy kept the team going!
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