News from the NERG

September NERG Meeting - 12th September 2019

The September meeting will be a presentation from Marc VK3OHM on the WIA's DX Awards program.  This should be of great interest to many members and we hope will encourage more members to get on the air and enjoy chasing some of these awards.

Club rooms Briar Hill Community Hall 126 Mountain View Road, Briar Hill  commencing at 8:00pm   Remember a number of us will having a basic dinner beforehand so if you turn up early there will be someone at the hall from 2:00pm.

VK3RMH Still temporarily off air - Update

Licencing details have been updated and the Repeater Committee is hard at work planning the installation of the 70cm repeater, the 6m, 10m and 23cm beacons at their new location.

September Coffee Club Meeting Thursday 21 September 8:00pm

The usual NERG Coffee Club at the club rooms commencing around 8:00pm

Come along and have a chat, play on the radio and perhaps learn something new about this fascinating hobby

Radio Café - Every Thursday from 2:00 pm

A group meet at the club rooms every Thursday afternoon.

Come along and have a chat, operate the club station or show off your latest construction project. And of course have a cuppa. On meeting nights we usually arrange some form of dinner, hamburgers, pizza or fish & chips and continue through to the meeting.

Project Day - Saturday 28th September 2019


  1. Would you like to:
  • Learn to solder
  • Build kits
  • Build your own antenna's
  1. Do you need help finishing a project?
  2. Have you got an idea that you want to try?
  3. Also this month will focus on rotator restorations, bring along your stuck or broken rotator and we will have a look and refurbish it, if possible.  Remember to bring the controller!!

Place: Clubrooms

Time : 10am till 4pm Sat 28th September 2019

Report from the NERG Meeting Thursday 10th May 2018 8:00pm - Now I have my amateur licence what do I do next?

This went well with lots of questions and suggestions from members. Greg Mentioned a trapped dipole for 40 and 80M and the details of this will be published shortly.  Many thanks to Chris VK3AWG and Greg VK3VT for an informative and stimulating discussion.


QSLing Talk details


At the February meeting of the NERG there was a talk from Greg VK3VT on QSLing. A pdf of the presentaion slides from the meeting can found HERE and the "Preferred Prefix List" for the outwards QSL Burea is HERE.  If you would like the NERG to be your collection point for physical QSL cards please fill in this form and post it to VK3 Inwards QSL Bureau, 40G Victory Blvde, Ashburton, VIC 3147.

Valve Bank

The Valve Bank is a collection of valves that the NERG has come across or had donated.  They have been checked by our  volunteer team of testers and are listed in the PDF file.

If you need one of these valves please contact us at valves (at) nerg . asn . au  (remove the spaces) There will be a charge for non members and postage, or valves can be collected at a NERG Meeting.

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List updated 27 May 2016


Welecome to the new nerg site, the old site holds most of our information at the moment and is being updated regularly;  please click HERE for the old site.  We will be working on the new site over the next few months.

You do not need a log-on just yet - that is coming!!

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