• EEVblog #218 – Manly Warringah HAM Radio Society

    Dave visited the Manly Warringah Amateur (HAM) Radio Society to see what they are up to…

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      • ah

        Very Nice, and wonderfully surreal. Takes me back.

      • http://www.dl7vdx.com/ ron


        this is a good Video :) i love the FT-1000MP from Yaesu

        best wihes from germany

        ron – dl7vdx

      • charles

        Very nice video, Dave.

        In spite of the fact that cell phones are ubiquitous and you can talk to anyone in the world for free using Skype, amateur radio is still very popular. It’s hard for me to imagine that anyone interested in electronics would not also be interested in ham radio.

        There is a homebrew transceiver that is as good as (perhaps better than) any commercial transceiver. The PICaSTAR was originally described back in 2002 by Peter Rhodes, G3XJP in RadComm, the journal of the Radio Society of Great Britain. Many people have built this radio including your neighbor, Glenn, VK3PE in Melbourne. Check out his web pages for details and pictures of this fine radio.



        • http://headsplosive.com Wartex

          HAM is important because it survives wars, while cable based networks do not.

      • Eric

        Nice to put a face to the directory listing for VK2RWN’s D-Star Repeater! Fantastic!

        -Eric, N5EBW, DStarusers.org administrator

      • ac

        You should work on getting the videos here sooner. I kind of stopped viewing them through this site when I realized how late they are published here. It also draws more comments on the tube and comments may draw more views etc and then draw commenters from here to youtube. This could be bad in long run depending on how your advertisers are paying you.

      • therian

        It sad that Hams build less and less and eventually turning into just consumers

      • leo

        next time you go there take your screwdriver
        with you love to see in side a radio

      • Raff

        Thanks for a look into the Manly Warringah club. It looks a lot like the local club here. http://www.gcars.com.au I joined because of the electronics side of the hobby and love to see how=me brewed ideas, there are some great tin shed inventors out there!
        de VK4KQ

      • Fast Eddie

        Nice to see the ham radio activity from “downunder”..
        73 Eddie VE3KRP/VA3KRP

      • Gene

        Nice video, but it makes me sad to see all these old Ham guys who have been left behind by technology and who have become appliance operators instead of building their own gear. You should do a video about Software Defined Radios, but don’t go to your local Ham club because those old codgers won’t have any idea what they are talking about. Ham radio operators used to be on the leading edge of technology – now most are left far, far behind. Sad.