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On Sunday 24th November, 2014, I organised and MC'd a 'Welcome to amateur radio' symposium which was held at the Blackwood Community Centre. The event was sponsored by the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society (AHARS). Eighty (80) people attended the event which included a number of guest speakers on a variety of topics including the history of ham radio, ham jargon, APRS, QSL cards, antennas, SOTA, Parks, & CW.
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On Saturday morning, 21st September, 2013, I gave a presentation to the Riverland Radio Club, on SOTA, the VK5 Parks Award, KRMNPA, & WWFF. The talk was held at the SES Headquarters at Berri, and a total of 17 people attended. What was really pleasing was that some members of the Sunraysia Radio Group travelled across the border for the talk.
It was great to catch up with lots of people I have spoken to on the radio, but never met in person. That included some active SOTA Chasers & Parks Hunters including Colin VK3UBY from Mildura, Andy VK5LA, Larry VK5LY, & Ivan VK5HS.
David VK5KC & wife Joy also travelled up to the Riverland for the talk, and activated a park or 2 on the way home on the Sunday.
Following the talk we had a BBQ and a good ‘chinwag’. It was a terrific morning & afternoon. A big thankyou to Larry VK5LY (now SK) & Ivan VK5HS who organised everything.