Up until mid 2013 for a little over 11 years, the club manufactured primarily Amateur band HF mobile whips as well as VKS-737 variations that became well know as the Famparc whip. Over the years these range of antennas have grown in reputation for quality and efficiency. This has been due to the dedication, and hard work of principally two club members Alan VK3AB and Bill VK3MMM. Their enthusiasm for building a highly tuned effective antenna knew no bounds. The Famparc whip can be found and heard in all areas of Australia and most areas of New Zealand. There is at least one being driven round in South Africa! Over the years enquiries for the Famparc whip has been received from most areas of Europe and the U.S.A. The building of the Famparc whip started out as a club project and simply developed due to its effectiveness and rugged design. You will likely encounter them on the 2nd hand market for years to come.
It is with some sadness I report that Alan VK3AB and Bill VK3MMM have finally retired and will no longer be producing this very popular mobile antenna. We wish them well in their well deserved retirement.
Roy VK3GB Famparc President.
New Rules concerning club access.
ACCESS TO THE CLUB VIA SECURITY GATE REQUIRES A PASSCODE!
IF YOU ARE A VISITOR YOU NEED TO CALL A CLUB MEMBER ON THE PHONE OR CALL ON 146.425MHZ AND SOMEONE WILL COME AND LET YOU IN.
NOTICE TO ALL: UNLESS THERE IS A COLLEGE FUNCTION ON DURING THE WEEKEND, THE GATES MUST REMAIN CLOSED AT ALL TIMES.
YOU NEED TO ENTER YOUR CODE IN ON ENTRY AND AS SOON AS YOU PASS THRU, THE CODE MUST BE ENTERED AGAIN TO CLOSE THE SECURITY GATE.