GippsTech 2019

July 13th & 14th 2019


Expected program in outline:

Friday evening: Informal meal at the Bistro, Morwell Hotel Motel, Vincent Drive, Morwell from 1830. Note Bistro meals available until 2100. Pay your own way. Note that some locals may have meal discount vouchers available: Pay for one full main course and pay a smaller amount (currently $7.00) for a second main course of equal or lesser value. Does not apply to Seniors meals.

Saturday: Conference commences at Federation University Australia. Car parking off Mary Grant Bruce Drive. See maps link above. Registration opens 0830. Morning & afternoon tea/coffee included in Registration fee. Spit roast lunch available, additional to registration fee. Venue closes 1800. Real coffee will be available for sale in the car park on Saturday morning from 0800 until the Conference sessions commence.

Saturday evening: Conference dinner at the Morwell Club, Helen St, Morwell. PrePay for the meal when you register. 1900 for 1930. You will need to sign in at venue as a Visitor.

Sunday: Conference sessions continue at Churchill from 0900, concluding at about 1300. Doors open at 0830. Pizza lunch to follow for those who pay for it when registering. Venue closes at 1430.

Partner's program: We will run a Partner's Tour program provided that we have sufficient registrations. We will provide a minbus and driver, plus some ideas of possible sites to visit. Those on the tour will decide where they will visit.... Tours would normally run all day Saturday and Sunday morning, return in time for Conference close each day. Participants pay for their own meals, refreshments and any entry fees.


Topics currently expected to be presented:

Mark Spooner VK5AVQ - Non-Ionising / RF Radiation Safety

Peter Schrader VK4EA - VK4RBB is now mixing it up

Dale Hughes VK1DSH - An automatic satellite ground station for satellite telemetry reception

Justin Giles-Clark VK7TW - Using a ZLPLL to GPS lock a white box transverter

Justin Giles-Clark VK7TW - K3NG based AZ/EL GPS rotator for 10GHz EME

Peter Pokorny VK2EMR - The Leap Second and Status of UTC
Rex Moncur VK7MO - Extending the 10 GHz EME World Record
David Smith VK3HZ - Accurate Azimuth Indicator
Roger Harrison VK2ZRH - Are We There, Yet?
Wayne Pearson VK5APN - Grid squares
George McLucas VK4AMG - GPS Disciplined Frequency Reference - traps for Young and Not-So-Young Players
More information as it comes to hand

Draft Program is now available for download. We will provide printed copies of the final program on Saturday.

Proceedings from Past Conferences, 1998 to 2018 are available unless sold out.
For a copy of these please contact Peter Freeman VK3PF (
or via snail mail

Call for Nominations: Alan Devlin Microwave Enthusiast Award 2018

Read the nomination document above. The document relates to the 2018 Award, but it is anticipated that a similar call for nominations will be made prior to the 2019 Conference. Note that nominations closed Friday 7 June.

Registration closed midnight Friday 5 July!
NB: Only one callsign / person participating in the main conference per Registration please.
Please note any dietary or other requirements when you register.


Remember to complete all fields and seelct the appropriate payment method. Paypal available and is the preferred method.
This will greatly simplify processing for the organisers. You may add a additional people for the dinners (e.g. a wife or partner). Those participating on the Partners' Tour call also be registered together with one amateur registering for the main conference.

Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club Inc.
PO Box 134
Morwell, Vic, 3840


Contents of the Proceedings from previous GippsTech Conferences.