Well, you've got this shiny new Amateur Radio License with an F-call and you're all excited to start talking, but you're not sure what to do, who to start with and what to say. If this is you, then this is the place where you can meet others with the same background. Every week we'll host a group talk on-air (a net) where you're welcome to tune in and shoot the breeze. We have only one rule, there's no such thing as a silly question, so if you've got it, then ask it and we'll see what we can do. At the moment the F-troop host in VK6 is VK6FLAB, Onno, though don't be surprised if someone else seems to be hosting. We've been experimenting with a rotating host, so everyone gets the chance to try it and learn from their experience. The net is held at 8:00 (0:00 UTC) on Saturday on the Rolystone repeater, VK6RLM, on 146.750 MHz FM - with an input frequency of 146.150 MHz. There is also access via Echolink, IRLP and AllStarLink. Also note that there are several repeaters on-air, since we've linked several together, which may mean that your repeater has a different set of frequencies.

We understand that you may not yet know how to configure your radio for repeater operation, so over time - this was started on Sunday June 12, 2011 - we expect to have instructions here for radios that are being used on how to configure it for repeater use. If you've already figured it out, or had help, send us an email with instructions for your radio.

How do I participate?

If you've got yourself set-up to use the repeater, just keep a few things in mind.

ICOM radios — Jun 9, 2014 12:14:52 AM