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PARG is very pleased to announce that once again, we will be celebrating International Morse Code Day on Thursday April 27th, and in the days thereafter.  In conjunction with the Bunbury Radio Club, the CQ QRS Slow CW Practice QSO net team will be running a Morse Code Trivia night on the Thursday via a Zoom videoconference - last year we had people from WA, SA, Tasmania and the USA participating in this fun, and very not-serious event.  We'll follow it with a simple no-logs slow CW contest on the Friday, Saturday or Sunday.  See Activities and Events for more.


PARG is establishing a permanent West Australian Winlink Radio Mail Server node, to allow emergency and non-emergency WinLink-to-email conversion for remote station use.  See the WinLink, RMS and Digipeater page which you'll find linked to the WinLink page WinLink.  The Group is also investigating options to establish a Remote HF station for members' use (updated 27Mar23).


PARG is also establishing itself as the WA centre for running hidden transmitter fox-hunts (23Mar23).

PARG Event Plan. (updated 21Mar23)   PARG Events Plan: a rough guide to events and dates for PARG events.

Coming up on May 13th and 14th is the Southern Electronics Group's Mayanup Ham-Camption.  See Mayanup Ham-Camption 2023 for more.


For all current activities and events, click on:

...And What's Old

The link to the old PARG website is at the bottom of this page.

PARG is now full-steam ahead to establish an HF capability at the Mandurah SES Headquarters for future emergency services' support, PARGESS exercises, a WinLink Radio Mail Server and/or possibly Remote HF use.  See: HF Antenna for SES HQ (updated 26Mar23). 


John Moyle National Field Day (updated 21Mar23) - PARG participated in the 2023 John Moyle National Field Day with PARG1 set up at South Dandelup Dam.  See John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2023 for the report.

PARGFEST 2023 (updated 21Mar23) - Our Annual Swap-Meet was held on February 11th, 2023.  The event was a great success with more than 100 visitors.  In addition, we drew our Huge 40th Anniversary Raffle and over $3,300 worth of prizes found homesPARG Swap Meet 2023 for more details.


Farewell John Thompson VK6GJT VK6FAAJ. (21Dec22)  Farewell John Thompson VK6GJT VK6FAAJ

Thoughts from Tony Boddy VK6DQ on the day of the funeral of our member John Thompson VK6GJT. 


UNUN Kit. (updated 15Nov22)  UNUN Kit

And speaking of antenna experiments - this kit is likely to be of interest to members building end-fed half wave, inverted L, Marconi-Tee or similar high impedance antennas.


WinLink Information. (updated 9Nov22)   Winlink Information

WinLink how-to information compiled by PARG's WinLink coordinator, Jenny VK6JEN.


Fox Hunting. (updated Nov22)   Fox Hunting

Fox hunting information and resources, compiled by PARG's Fox Hunting coordinators, Peter VK6PBS and Jenny VK6JEN.


QRM Hunting. (updated Nov22)   VK6JEN QRM Hunting

VK6JEN's findings when tracking down mains-borne interference.


Waroona Show October 8th, 2022 - PARG Demonstration of Amateur Radio. (updated 1Nov22) 

PARG1 was set up at the Waroona Agricultural Show on October 8th, 2022 to demonstrate amateur radio to the public.  See: Waroona Show - October 8th, 2022.


AllStar Node - AllStar. (Posted 16 November 22)

An AllStar Node has been added to the VK6RMH repeater to connect it to the South West AllStar network.  The AllStar page (AllStar) has been updated and you can now click on a hyperlink on the page to access the Node’s bubble chart - so you can see what hubs and nodes our repeater is connected to.  PowerPoint slides from a presentation to PARG by Mark Bosma VK2KI / VK6QI about the AllStar Node are summarised on the page, and the presentation itself can be downloaded from the link at the bottom of the page. We've also started a list of AllStar Technical Notes (AllStar Technical Notes) from sources like the HamVOIP and ARM-AllStar forums.


Near Vertical Incidence Skywave Articles - Near Vertical Incidence Skywave Propagation. (Posted 2 June 22)

An interesting and readible Dutch PhD paper encompassing a series of articles on experiments with NVIS propagation.


Training and Practice Sessions - Training and Practice Sessions. (Posted 31 May 22)

Covers CW and Winlink.


And especially for Amateur Radio Magazine readers - the results of the inaugural International Morse Code Trivia Quiz are here:  International Morse Code Day .


The list of members' mesh phone numbers has been updated;  see PARG 2.4GHz Mesh Network

For other background material and information held on the previous PARG website that has yet to be transferred to this site, click here:  Old Website

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