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South East Radio Group

VK5SR

PO Box 1103
Mount Gambier South Australia 5290

http://serg.org.au

Introduction

The South East Radio Group (SERG) has club rooms in Mount Gambier, a regional city of 25,000 people near the South Australian border with Victoria.

Founded in 1962, the club provides a focus for the pursuit of amateur radio as a hobby and with approximately 60 members within a 100km radius it is an active one. The members have an enthusiasm for construction, satellites, repeater systems, VHF, UHF, DXing, foxhunting and EPIRB location.

The club has good links with local emergency organisations with a number of members being heavily involved in the S.E.S. special communications unit.

The annual South East Radio Group Convention in June is a highlight on the calendar and this attracts wide interest, especially as it is the occasion for the Australian Fox Hunting Championships.

Meetings

* COVID 19 * UPDATE
Until the pandemic has passed, all Club meetings are being conducted on the linked 2m repeater network at the normal meeting times.

The club meets on the first and third Fridays of each month at the club rooms in O'Halloran Tce, Mount Gambier. The club rooms are located in the Reidy Park centre (the old Reidy Park Junior Primary School),at the rear of the Mt. Gambier Naval cadet unit complex.

Meetings start at 7:30pm.

The first meeting of each month is usually an activity night while the second meeting is a business meeting.

Club Activities & Events

The club is active in a wide range of activities. Active participation in the VHF/UHF field Days is one of the highlights with many successes being achieved in the competition.

The SERG runs the very successful National Fox Hunting Championship as part of its Annual Convention held on the long weekend each June.

The club forms up the Emergency Headquarters Unit for South East SES. It is adept at tracking EPIRBS and assisting with emergency communication having a special emergency comms trailer ready to go at a moment's notice.

The SERG supports the VK5RSE beacons on 50.458, 144.550, 432.550, 1296.550 MHz from its site at Mt Graham near Millicent.

The club also supports linked 2 metre repeaters VK5RMG (146.900MHz) at The Bluff between Mt.Gambier & Millicent, VK5RKN (147.375) near Robe, VK5RNC (146.650) at Naracoorte and VK5RBT (147.350) at Willalooka near Bordertown.

The club also has a 70cm UHF repeater located at The Bluff on 439.825MHz which incorporates IRLP (Node 6875) & Echolink (Node 282157)

Members are also active in EME, satellite communication and some ATV work.

SERG supports the local Legends of the Lakes Hillclimb event with communications and television plus the Pines Enduro off road event near Millicent. We also provided the communications for a number of local car rallies during the rally season.
In addition to the above we provide communications for the Generations in Jazz event which is the biggest event of it's type in the Southern Hemisphere.

South East Radio Group Meeting Location

Training Courses And Assessment Information

Club assessors Tim Hann, VK5AV and John Drew (VK5DJ) provide assessments on demand. From time to time the club runs a course to support future amateurs. Trevor,VK5NC is able to assist this process if required.

Upcoming Courses and Assessments

To be advised

Training And Assessment Contact

Club training course coordinator

Tim Hann VK5AV
Phone : 0417 826 720
Email :

Club Contact Details

South East Radio Group
PO Box 1103
Mount Gambier South Australia 5290
http://serg.org.au
Phone : 0459 524 092
Email :

Committee

President
Peter Becker VK5BE
Phone : 0427 897 119
Email :

Secretary
Col. Huon VK5HCF
Phone : 0459 524 092
Email :

Treasurer
Andrew Fartch. VK5VKC
Phone : 0437 712 590
Email :

 

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Page Last Updated: Thursday, 27 Aug 2020 at 10:06 hours by Serg

 

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