What’s on

ARRL U.S. licence examinations
Car boot sales
Australian amateur radio licence assessments
Foundation licence education
Club members get-together
Drone racing demonstrations
Brandmeister and MMDVM host systems demonstration
Win a new Icom ID-51


A series of informative lectures on amateur radio related topics are held across the day.  All Lectures are in lecture room 1 , located on level 1 of the main building.  Each lecture starts promptly at the nominated starting time.


Lecture schedule

Time Topic Presenter
09:15- 10:00 Home audio visual  system design and installation Brian Clarke
10:15- 11:00 2018 World radio championships Bernd Langer
11:15- 12:00 VHF/UHF/Microwave
& week signal group meeting
Roger Harrison
12:15-  13:00 International governance of Amateur Radio & the role of IARU  Peter Young
13:15- 14:00  Racing Drones using First Person View (FPV)  Rhys Evans
JOTA Coordinators meeting Karl Humphreys

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Similar to lectures, these presentations & discussions are on a range of interesting topics. All Topics-in-a-Nutshell sessions are in lecture room 2.  Located in the public bar on the ground floor of the main building.


Lecture schedule

Time Topic Presenter
09:00-10:00 FreeDV David Rowe
10:00-  11:00 Command set blind instrument landing Ray Robinson
11:00-11:30 Introduction to single board computers – Raspberry Pi Bob Mutton
11:30-12:00  WebSDR – how it works Geoff Van der Wagon
12:00-12:30 eBAY modules for experimentation Steve Stebbing
12:30-13:00 HF related weather services provided by the Australian Government (Bureau of Meteorology –  Space Weather Services) Dr Vickal Kumar
13:00-14:00 Homebrew Spectrum analyser/network vector analyser. Kevin Jardine
14:00-14:30 Working the amateur low Earth orbiting Satellites Bob Hudson















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ARRL U.S. Licence examinations

Get your U.S. amateur radio licence organised at the field day.  Exams are available from 9am at the exam centre located in the jockey room.  Entry is via the ground level on the racecourse side.  For all enquiries and bookings please email vk2yjs at gmail dot com.


Car boot sales

Located in the top car park.  There are a lot of bargains to be had with attendees displaying their items for sale from the car, van or stall.

Be quick as the bargains are snapped up fast.


Commercial traders offer a wide variety of equipment and components for sale.  See the traders page for more details.


Non commercial organisations that provide displays, information and other services at the field day.  See the exhibitors page for all the information.


Australian Amateur licence assessments

Licence assessments for all licence grades are available.
The examinations are held in examination centre in the jockey room (entrance from the racecourse side, ground level) from 1:00pm.  Bookings are essential.  Please email vk2mp at wia.org.au for all bookings and enquiries.


Foundation licence education

This training course,  presented in the convenient one day format,  prepares you for the Foundation licence assessments (which you can take on the field day) It is  conducted  at the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club’s clubhouse, in the training room on Saturday 25 February commencing at 9am.

CCARC clubhouse
Dandaloo Street
Kariong NSW


Bookings are essential. Please email vk2mp at wia.org.au for all bookings and enquiries.

The only prerequisite for attending this course is to have obtained and read the WIA Foundation manual or completed similar self paced study.

Clubs member get-togethers

Our club member get-togethers are quite popular.  If your amateur radio club would like to arrange a get-together of your club in the tea/coffee area during the field day,  please let the field day admin. team know. They are located in the administration room.   We will publicise it over the public address prior to your arranged meeting time.  This ensures all your club members know when it’s on.


Drone racing demonstrations

A drone race course will be built and First Person View drone races will happen throughout the day.  After you visit the Drone races you may wish to attend the Drone racing lecture. Click here for more details


BrandMeister and MMDVM

Ian, VK2HK will have on display a Yaesu  DR-1X repeater that is on the BrandMeister DMR Network. A SharkRF openspot unit, DVmega and DV4mini will  also be in operation.

This repeater is using the MMDVMHost software written by Jonathan Naylor G4KLX.

Ian is the sysop for the BrandMeister DMR Network repeaters of VK2RAG and VK2RHK. If you have any questions, please call in and he will be happy to answer them.

This display is located on the upper level of the members stand next to the ATV display.


Field day raffle

Buy a a ticket for your chance to win a new Icom ID-51 Transceiver.   Purchase your tickets at the raffle desk near the administration office on the day.