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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.

The 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 maybe
                                                               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.


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.


Look at some pictures of the big power mitters and the studio booth.

Look at the original Branch Shack and Tenners from the 1970's.

Images of Henry ,a rare look at the original vk3en.

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 .

A Visit To VIM. (Audio Of The Last Transmission 01/07/002)

Take a look at the big mitters and tenners at maritime station Melbourne Radio.
with audio files as well.

Hay! what's this all about anyway?.

This little brief history may give you some understanding about it all.

Listen to some Peter Evans 3LO breakfast shows from the 70"s

                                                                                                                                                                                       vk3ase doing listens