Stay tuned to this spot for the latest information on
the regular one sixty meter crossband transmissions from vk3ase. Listen
from 2230hrs Saturday evening till 0200hrs Sunday morning (Australian eastern
time)on the one sixty, eighty and two
meter bands for the largest
amount of bilge imaginable.The content of these
missions range from discussions about radio,audio,computing and other related
subjects through to social techno babble. Actually most of it is very silly
and serves to modulate the carrier to comply with regulations.The program
material is drawn from the extensive crossband archive going back 35 years
and the occasional live missions.
HOW TO LISTEN IN. (Via
rf steam radio)
VHF. 147.475 Mhz fm.
If you reside within about 100Km from Melbourne you should
be able to receive the VHF service on any scanner or two meter transceiver
using just an simple antenna or hand held equipment. For a gain antenna
or elevated installation the range will be much increased.
ONE SIXTY METERS. 1850 Khz am.
It's more fun to listen on one sixty but some people do have
trouble with television line buzz or mains ference not to mention computers
and electrical equipment. An out door antenna or better still a directional
loop can often solve the problem.
ground wave should extend over the metro area and beyond but there is a
zone between 50 to 150 Km where the signals are often very week due to
the fact that the ground wave has dissipated and the sky wave is non existent
or has heavy fading. Depending on conditions the skywave reception may
be quite good interstate.
Learn how to convertAM
broadcast radios to receive one sixty meters.
EIGHTY METERS. 3670 Khz am.
This should cover most of Eastern Australia and the Inland
and The Islands
but is subject to variable conditions. Over the horizon
radar from Nth Korea
is a pain and if it is bad or the frequency otherwise un usable we
elsewhere in the band.
During broadcast time we might be on line, just search for vk3ase
in skype and you to can join in on the
big missions and be broadcast around the nation on short wave.
OF CLASSICS (Real Audio 28.8K)
You can "tune in" via the web
and listen to some of the very funny,silly and
insane conversations that have
taken place over the last 30 years in the Tape
Vault Note. These files were put up ten years ago so in web terms they are
ancient and are in an old version
of real audio but will still play on modern real media players. With
all the podcasting and Mp3's etc
they are redundant but there if you want to listen.
Stay tuned for more pictures as they come on line.
Founder Of Crossbands Dies.
It is with great sadness that i have to say that Tony Sanderson vk3aml
died suddenly on june 24 2006 .
Tony popularized the full duplex talkback style of communication
in the early 1970's and together with his intellect and humour
gave many people enjoyment and insights into topics they may not have
ventured into otherwise. A more detailed tribute
will be put up some time. Btw the first and third photos on this page
are of Tony "The Branch " in his Booth and climbing
the tower in the early 1970's .