Below are some photos and some brief info from the day.
The day kicked off at 7.30 a.m. with breakfast - bacon and egg sandwiches and hot coffee.
Ivan VK5HS cooking breakfast - bacon and egg sandwiches
At 8.30 a.m. (SA time) Ron VK5MRE ran the BRL 40m Net from Overland Corner.
Ron VK5MRE running the BRL Net on 40m
The Overland Corner Hotel is a great venue, with a beautiful lawned area alongside of the hotel.
Steve VK5SFA was in attendance and would later give a presentation on his loop antennas.
He was in high demand with many a question.
The BRL Gathering is a casual social day, and a terrific event to catch up with fellow amateurs who travel from across Australia to attend.
Mid morning, Steve VK5SFA delivered a very interesting presentation on loop antennas. In 2018 Steve won the ARRL antenna contest. Congratulations Steve.
Grant VK5GR then delivered a presentation on his involvement in the Islands on the Air (IOTA) program.
The raffle was then drawn with a number of great prizes given away.
All in attendance then took the time out for a group photograph.
A home brew competition was held. Below are some of the entries.
A number of presentations then took place, with trophies and other goodies being presented. The Riverland Radio Group kindly gave Marija a bottle of wine, a RRG mug, and some coated almonds for her assistance in taking photographs at the event. I was also given the same for my continued promotion and attendance of the event and my involvement in the VK5 Parks Award. It was greatly appreciated and certainly came as a pleasant surprise.
Later that evening, a number of us attended dinner at the Mallee Fowl Restuarant.
CONRATULATIONS to the Riverland Radio Club for another terrific weekend.