Another in our series of Amateur Radio Guides. This one is on Echolink, you see the name pop up, particularly on repeater guides. This provides a overview of what you need to get started with Echolink and getting validated
The document discusses EME/EMR/EMF compliance for amateur radio operators in Australia. It addresses confusion and challenges related to understanding and meeting the requirements, as well as the limitations of the existing calculators provided by ACMA. The author suggests the need for clear legislation, quality calculators, and supporting documentation to facilitate compliance without undue costs and stress.
In Australia, the legality of Chinese radios, such as the Baofeng UV5R, for amateur use has sparked debate. While government documents are sparse, licensed amateur operators may have some leeway regarding non-type approved equipment. However, caution is advised, as regulations and privileges remain ambiguous and subject to individual interpretation and compliance.
Regulations in the last 3-4 years, particularly for Foundation licensees. It seems many existing amateurs have missed the changes over the last few years with websites not being updated causing confusion.
There is so much clickbait out there, saying Amateur Radio is dead or dying. Here we look at some facts including latest numbers (Jan 2024) showing growth with Foundation leading the charge.
Topic The Foundation Cliff Subtopic Supporting the Foundation member Equipment Required None Costs None Document last reviewed and updated (reviewed each year) 13th Jan 2024 (refreshed and updated) …
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When you are introduced to Amateur Radio in Australia, you come across a number of organisations that are involved. The author of this article provides an up to date account of who is who.
Well, the start of your Amateur Radio Journey at least. You might be wondering how hard it is to obtain your Foundation licence. The real answer, particularly if you locate …
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In very simple terms, VHF / UHF Communications is a very vast subject and a simple article like this is not going to do it justice. It also depends on …
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Now it’s time to relax. Now, that doesn’t mean forgetting about it until exam time comes around, but what is does mean is getting yourself prepared to enjoy amateur radio …
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