Activities

In addition to its regular meetings, the Great Lakes Radio Club Inc. carries out or arranges for participation in various activities on behalf of its members.

These include:

  • the relay of the weekly WIA broadcast;
  • the operation of a weekly amateur net;
  • the circulation of a monthly newsletter;
  • assistance with training for amateur licences;
  • communications for the Iron Man Triathlon;
  • assisting Scouts in the Jamboree On The Air;
  • discounted entry to the Wyong Field Day;
  • social events at local venues;
  • working bees at repeater sites;
  • visits to neighbouring clubs’ field days.
Some additional details follow:

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Weekly WIA Broadcast.

Each Sunday, except during Christmas or special events, two broadcasts are made by the NSW Division of the Wireless Institute of Australia on a number of frequencies. These broadcasts are at 10 am and 7.30 pm EAST and are relayed by the Great Lakes repeater, VK2RGL, on 147.1 MHz. During the broadcasts general use of the repeater is suspended, although this use can be restored during emergencies. The broadcasts cover matters of interest to amateurs, the Division’s activities, and club news.

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