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Mount Hollowback 2.4GHz Investigation

Several additional transmitters have recently been installed on the towers raising the RF noise floor, or in simple terms the background noise, leading to loss of signal by representative 2.4GHz receivers for periods up to 17 seconds.
It would be prudent to not fly using 2.4 GHz equipment on the West Hill at Mt Hollowback until otherwise advised. The authors of the report did not make a finding on the use of 36 MHz band equipment.

Read the report by Greg Egan, Peter Cossins & Ray Cooper here

VARMS NEXT Upcoming Event

Sat 24-Aug-2019
  • ALES
    Starts: 01:00 PM
    Ends: Sat 24-Aug-2019 - 04:30 PM


M`events here. Also don’t forget to check the weather out first.

About Our Club

Victorian Association of Radio Model Soaring Inc. (VARMS) was formed in 1968 to get together aero-modellers who were interested in building and flying radio controlled gliders. Members fly at many places, but have a “home” field, within the Knox Regional Sports Park (South Wantirna) some 60 metres west of the rear of the State Basketball Centre- Entrance is off George Street, where Training Classes with dual controlled gliders are held typically every second Sunday from 10am to 1pm (except January and Total Fire Ban days). Refer to our calendar for glider training dates.

VARMS organizes regular competitions in both Slope and Thermal Soaring, from fun-fly, scale, open competition and self launching (electric) gliders.

General Meetings are held on the SECOND FRIDAY of each month (except January) at the VARMS Clubroom, and Flying Field, near State Basketball Centre (as above) and, during daylight saving time, there may be limited flying allowed before Meeting starts at 8.00pm. Visitors are welcome. Formalities are usually followed by lively discussions on matters of interest to all modellers followed by a cup of your favourite brew.

VARMS is affiliated with the Federation Aeronautique Internationale (FAI) The World Air Sports Federation.

Organisation No. A0001504U

VARMS Child Safe Policy (Sept 2018) here