Port Stephens Amateur Radio Club Inc has marked its Twelfth anniversary Medowie & Tilligerry News Of The Area Tilligerry Peninsular by News Of The Area - Modern Media - February 20, 2019 Club member Leigh (VK2KY) testing reception from the new Gan Gan repeater dish with a handset at the Lemon Tree Passage. PORT Stephens Amateur Radio Club Inc has marked its 12th anniversary with an upgrade of its transmission capabilities. Modern Media: Advertise with News Of The Area and you get your ad in 1) in Print, 2) on the News Website (like this ad), and 3) on our Social Media news site. A much more efficient way to advertise. Reach a HUGE audience for a LOW price TODAY! Call us on 02 4983 2134. Or email@example.com Or CLICK FOR ADVERT QUOTE Club president Richard (VK2FRKO) said that a 70cm repeater recently installed on the telco tower on top of Gan Gan Lookout has vastly improved the quality and breadth of the Club’s footprint. “Our Club is a great way to make friends and talk to others over the airwaves,” he said. “We are some 25 strong and meet at the Marine Rescue Base station in Lemon Tree Passage on the first Sunday of the month,” he added. “Our Club has competitions involving other Clubs where points are awarded for the most ‘ham’ radio enthusiasts contacted over a set period of time.” he said. “Around 100 points accrued over a six hour time limit are needed to win.” At times, with favourable climatic conditions, members have spoken to others as far afield as Russia, Canada and Asia. Interested? Punch in the club’s name on your search engine for all the details. It costs around $400 for a licence and another $300 for a reasonable home transmission set and aerial.