The Founders


Jupiter and Moons

Daniel VK6WE took a sequence of Jupiter over a number of days in September/October 2022. The successive images clearly show the change in relative position of the moons over this period of only a few days.

From Daniel …. Jupiter was closest to Earth for 59 years and in opposition to the sun while there was a new moon making viewing conditions ideal. The photos were taken on successive nights from 28 September at about 10 pm when Jupiter was high to the north east. I used a Fujifilm XT-2 with a 200mm lens. The camera was able to autofocus well but I had to find the right exposure manually.

Well done Daniel.


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Tiger Moth Model

Built and proudly displayed by Clive VK6CSW

It’s all about the batteries.

This model Tiger Moth is powered by the same 250 W brushless motor and batteries I showed you this morning. Two batteries in parallel give a safe endurance of about 15 minutes flying time. 

Wing span is 49 inches, flying weight about 2 kg. So far, it hasn’t been crashed! Motor draws about 20 A on take off and 8-10 A in cruise. 

A lithium polymer battery, or more correctly lithium-ion polymer battery (abbreviated as LiPo, LIP, Li-poly, lithium-poly and others), is a rechargeable battery of lithium-ion technology using a polymer electrolyte instead of a liquid electrolyte. High conductivity semisolid (gel) polymers form this electrolyte.

73, Clive.

Wellington Dam Wall ..Photos by Ron VK6ARE

Scroll thru the thumbnails….click to enlarge.


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Graeme VK6HE (SK) homebuilt Pietenpol Aircraft ..Photos from Ron VK6ARE


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Gary VK6GAL, W4GAL 60 years of HAM RADIO

Gary VK6GAL as a young Ham ( elbow on desk ?) showing a great deal of interest.
Gary VK6GAL and his Mentor (WØEHH) with the photo from 60 years ago !

Florida …great for two wheels !

Kim VK6KL lives in Margaret River … look how nice it is…


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Ron VK6ARE … loves tinkering with the old stuff!


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