The event will be held 1st of May, with a large portion of the event undercover.
Entry Ticket Presales Begin at 8:00 AM
General Entry Opens at 8:30 AM
Tecsun Radios Australia are proud to attend this event that features educational lectures, car boot sales, new product releases, opportunities to attain or extend or upgrade your radio licence, topics by keynote speakers include Collins T-195 transmitter restoration (100 watts output, 2-18 Mhz, 26 valves !), WINLINK HF email system, and Club Owned Remote Stations and integrating the Flex 6000 into such stations (Zoom presentation).
Tune in to the event broadcast while you find a bargain at the car boot sale.
As always, the Tecsun team will be there exhibiting our best sellers and will be available for a chat about all things shortwave. Pick up your free copy of our latest Shortwave Radio Listening Guide. Come and say hi!
One of the most exciting events as part of Mayham happens on the Saturday.
The FOX HUNT!
What is a Fox Hunt, you say?
Fox hunting is one of the many side quests of amateur radio. Fox Hunting or Amateur radio direction finding (ARDF) is an interactive amateur radio sport where individuals use the two meter amateur radio band whilst navigating through varying terrain and locations, searching for hidden radio transmitters.
All competitors must carry equipment capable of receiving the signal being transmitted by multiple transmitters. You may see quite the array of specialised equipment, including a radio receiver, signal attenuator, and directional antenna. Most equipment designs integrate all three components into one handheld device.
For this year the CCARC is promising to really mix things up!!
There will be three hunts operating sequentially.
- Short Pedestrian of approximately 30 minutes
- Mobile / Pedestrian hunt of approximately 45mins – 1 hour
- Long Mobile hunt to last approx. 1½ hours
Participants will be required to assemble on the footpath Wyong Commuter Carpark, Located at Rose Street Wyong. This is due to current access restrictions to the site.
Proposed timeline of events: (Allow additional time for any changes and transitions between hunts)
12:45 – Pedestrian footpath, Rose Street, Wyong.
This is for initial gathering, registration, and discussion of rules
13:00 First Fox Transmitter activated on low power. Good luck!
13:45 First hunt to finish, regroup for start of the first Mobile / Pedestrian hunt.
This fox will be on High power for first 15-20 Minutes, then reverts to LOW POWER
14:45 Second hunt ends, reassemble for start of longer Mobile “hunt”
17:00 – End of Mayham Fox Hunt for 2022.
1st Prize winner will receive Deluxe hotspot kit and Clear acrylic case courtesy of VK Direct and VK4NGA Amateur Radio to the value of $200
2nd Prize winner will receive $100 Westfield gift card
3rd Prize winner will receive a $50 Westfield gift card.
For the full rules of the event and further information click here
There will be a great selection of food available on the day. To see the full menu click here.
General Entry Gate Opening Times
Entry via Rose Street
Pre-Sales begins at 8:00AM
Entry Gates open at 8:30AM
Cash and Eftpos Facilities available on the day
69 – 73 Howarth St,
Wyong NSW 2259
Car park entry is located in Rose Street
Only a short walk from Wyong Railway Station
For the full details on this event including information about the lectures click here
The International Amateur Radio union (IARU) was formed on this day in 1925.
A celebration of how amateur radio has been serving people for over 100 years.
With over 3 million radio amateurs worldwide this day is the perfect time to tune in and connect with fellow hobbyists.
Date: Monday April 18, 2022
Time : All Day
This year’s theme is “Celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society”
Every year on April 18, Radio Amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of Amateur Radio.
The theme of World Amateur Radio Day (WARD) is celebrating Amateur Radio’s Contribution to Society which is incredibly relevant given the isolation and need for communication as we enter a 2nd year living with the global pandemic.
As we have mentioned previously the increase in interest in amateur radio during the pandemic was significant with many amateurs supporting each other by creating nets or on line meet ups.
The team at Tecsun radios Australia have been humbled to see a rise in interest and participation in shortwave radio.
We celebrate how shortwave began. Here is a brief history:
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum. From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.
(information courtesy of Iaru.org)
- The TRA Self Powered Communications Speaker
- The TRA HF Portable Dipole antenna
- The 76th of the famous World Radio and Television Handbook
A fantastic radio to use on World amateur radio day is the Xiegu G90 transceiver.
To celebrate World Amateur Radio Day, with every G90 purchase we will include a free CE-19 expansion interface worth $80. Use the Expansion interface to connect your G-90 transceiver to a PC, data terminal, or modem for operation in digital modes.
Limited time offer only available until midnight Tuesday the 19th April.