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Radios / Re: help wanted - Trio Communi...
Last post by VK5TRM - Feb 08, 2024, 05:14 AM
Thanks for that I will try it out on the weekend when I get time

Radios / Re: help wanted - Trio Communi...
Last post by VK5TM - Feb 07, 2024, 12:31 PM
I don't know if this will work with your model - Trio TVIEW+ Software

Needs a serial connection between radio & PC.
Radios / Re: help wanted - Trio Communi...
Last post by VK5TRM - Feb 07, 2024, 05:12 AM
Thanks to those that have given me information
OK I have got the modules working now. I am able to get the things to receive and transmit with audio in and out.
Does anyone know how to hook a computer up and change the frequencies. It is currently up in the 470mhz and I would like to get it into the AR band

Repeater Maintenance / VK5RHO VHF Repeater...Tone Acc...
Last post by VK5VI - Feb 05, 2024, 07:34 PM
Due to a software glitch in the repeater controller the 91.5Hz tone requirement has been ineffective for some time and today this was rectified.

Hopefully this will remove the occasional QRM we have been experiencing of late.

Remember, you need to transmit a 91.5Hz tone to get access, you do not need it to receive the repeater.

This tone requirement can be removed on demand should it be necessary for any formal organised event providing notice is given prior.

NERC Repeater Co-ordinator
WICEN South Australia / Re: WICEN SA News for 4th Febr...
Last post by VK5TRM - Feb 04, 2024, 07:15 PM
Thanks for putting it up on here Arno

Licencing Information and Training / Re: Class licence summary
Last post by VK5AAD - Feb 04, 2024, 04:04 PM
Quote from: VK5KKS on Feb 04, 2024, 01:35 PMIs anything mentioned in the new regulations about swearing, playing music, content of communications, advertising?

OK, I can be rather pedantic, but the "regulations" are an instrument issued under the Radiocommunications Act and contain nothing specific to amateur radio (they're only 12 pages in total).

The "LCD" (Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Determination 2015) still exists and was amended last year to allow for the use of 50-52MHz by Standard licencees, and new provisions for overseas visitors. So provisions re allowed and prohibited content in the LCD still apply.

The "Class Licence" (Radiocommunications (Amateur Stations) Class Licence 2023) omits some some duplication of provisions in the LCD but includes others such as the prohibition of advertising, transmitter power limits, etc.

Another determination, the Radiocommunications (Amateur Licences – Renewal Statement) Determination 2023 basicly covers transition arrangements.

Broadcasting of music is not specifically mentioned but I would posit that it is covered by the definitions of what amateur radio is, and provisions re interference to radio communications.  As an example, the weekly WIA national news broadcast includes small amounts of music and song in what is otherwise largely technical and other information relevant to amateur radio.  On the other hand playing music through a repeater thus preventing legitimate use falls into the intentional interference category.

I am not a lawyer!

Licencing Information and Training / Re: Class licence summary
Last post by VK5KKS - Feb 04, 2024, 01:35 PM
Is anything mentioned in the new regulations about swearing, playing music, content of communications, advertising?
Radios / Re: help wanted - Trio Communi...
Last post by VK5TM - Feb 04, 2024, 12:02 PM
This is for the TC-900 should be close enough for the connections.
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WICEN South Australia / WICEN SA News for 4th February...
Last post by VK5ZAR - Feb 03, 2024, 08:56 PM
WICEN SA News for 4th February 2024.
This is the transcript from the WICEN SA news segment broadcast on the VK5 Sunday broadcast on 4th February 2024
Last Saturday the 27th of January the WICEN S.A. Social Get Together was held and the guest speaker on the day was Mr Ian Northeast VK5CZ who made the trip down from the Clare Valley to provide a presentation and practical hands-on demonstration with transceivers on using the Digital Format of JS8 to send digital text messages etc. Utilizing Analogue Transceivers.
His presentation was well received by all who attended on the day and the Committee of WICEN S.A.  wish to thank Ian VK5CZ for his presentation and the work that he put into it prior to the meeting.

Following on from that a WICEN S.A. Digital Format Working group has been formed by members on the day to advise and develop Digital Messaging Modes that might be suitable to enhance our capabilities in the field for WICEN S.A.

The Digital Format working group is being Championed by Mr Stef Daniels VK5HSX who brings over 2 decades of knowledge and skills to the team and the WICEN S.A. Committee is excited by the formation of this team.

A reminder to not forget tonight Sunday 04th February the WICEN S.A. Net will be held at 20:00hrs Local time utilizing the Adelaide Linked Repeater Network and we look forward to chatting with you on this net next tonight Sunday 04th February 2024.
You do not have to be a WICEN S.A. Member or Volunteer to participate in this net and all licensed amateurs, no matter what your license level are welcome to participate in this net, which is chaired by the Tony VK5FBIC, so don't be afraid of pushing that PTT Button and come up for a chat, as I said everyone is warmly welcomed to participate in the WICEN S.A. Local Net on the Adelaide Linked Repeater Network.

We are also seeking expressions and registrations of interest for Ham Radio Operator Volunteers to assist with a up and coming event of the Shannon's Rally of the Heartland around Burra and Surrounds. 26-28th of April 2024
What a great way to spend a social weekend with fellow amateur radio operators and to put your skills and equipment to good use.
You can register for this event by registering online via the internet for the Shannon's Rally of the Heartland and register as a WICEN Volunteer, you can find the webpage by just typing the title into Google.
You can also register contacting the President of WICEN S.A. via the contacts links of the WICEN S.A. Webpage, just Google us or check WICEN S.A. out on Facebook.

This has been David VK5LSB and on behalf of the WICEN S.A. Committee saying thank you for listening and looking forward to volunteering alongside of you all at the next event or chatting to you on the WICEN Net tonight Sunday 04th February on the Adelaide Linked Repeater Network at 20:00 hrs local time, 73.
Radios / help wanted - Trio Communicati...
Last post by VK5TRM - Feb 03, 2024, 07:44 AM
G'Day All,

I am wondering if anyone has some information on the Trio communications data module transceiver. I was going to see if I could use them for A.R. The company was based in Melbourne and closed fairly recently as I believe it was bought out by an international company.

The model number is a TC-450SR and it covers 400 to 520Mhz and has the TC-24SR option fitted

Any info on the modules would be appreciated as I have trawled the net and found nothing. I mainly want the connections on the 15 pin D connector but any other info would be great.

Thanks and Regards