David, John and Paul also operated as VK100ANZAC from the ghost town of Farina, about 700 km north of Adelaide.
27th June 2015 - Technical talk at the shack.
Conversion of Codan (and other commercial) Transceivers to DDS control by Barry Williams VK5BW.
21st June 2015 - Mid Year luncheon.
The mid year dinner was held at the Marion Sports & Community Club.
18th June 2015 - Visit to South Australian Aviation Museum.
On June the 18th, a number of AHARS members and friends and family visited this truly excellent museum at Port Adelaide. The museum is run by volunteers, including AHARS‟ members Barry Williams, Geoff Southby, Jean and Rod Kopp, and Robin Devore. Thanks to them and all the other volunteers who do such a great job. Much restoration work is done there. The museum also has a library, shop, and is home to VK5AIR, a club station run by Stephen Baker, VK5UQ. Air cadets are encouraged to study for their Foundation Licences. Perhaps the Piece de Resistance is the F111 bomber. AHARS is fortunate in having a few ex-RAAF people with a good knowledge of aircraft operations with that aircraft, and some of the others on display.
30th May 2016 - Auction held at the shack.
An auction of equipment was held at the shack on Saturday 30th May 2016.
23rd May 2015 - Technical talk at the shack.
Operating portable from parks, by Paul Simmonds VK5PAS.
21st May 2015 - General meeting.
At the May 2015 General meeting Paul VK5PAS gave a presentation on the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program and the VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award. Barry VK5BW, the AHARS President, also also presented Paul with the inaugural Certificate of Excellence from the WWFF Council in Europe.
David VK5KC, John VK5BJE, & Trevor VK5ATQ also gave a brief overview of the 2015 WIA AGM in Canberra.
VK100ANZAC and VK5ANZAC.
During 2015, AHARS was privileged to be able to use the special call signs of VK100ANZAC and VI5ANZAC as part of the WIA's ANZAC Centennary event.
VI5ANZAC. 15th & 16th August 2015. To honour the 10th Battalion, who were recruited in South Australia, and were among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War.
VK100ANZAC. 19th & 20th September 2015. To honour Corporal Roy Inwood, who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross.
VI5ANZAC. 3rd, 4th & 5th October 2015. Operating from the memorial redwood tree planting at the Belair National Park.
VK100ANZAC. 24th October 2015. To honour William Kibby (1903-1942) who was postumously awarded the Victoria Cross for this actions over several days during WW2
VI5ANZAC. 21st & 22nd November 2015. To honour Lieutenant Thomas Currie 'Diver' Derrick who was a recipient of the Victoria Cross.
25th April 2015 - Technical talk at the shack.
Arduino Nano construction & programming Tech session by Graham Dicker VK5ZFZ.
16th April 2015 - General meeting.
This was a members buy and sell.
28th & 29th March 2015 - 2nd year anniversary of the VK5 Parks Award.
The weekend was held on Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th March 2015. There were a total of 111 park activations, and of those 81 were unique parks (in other words different parks). South Australia was well represented with parks being activated in the Far North, the South East, the Riverland, the Adelaide Hills, Kangaroo Island, the Adelaide metropolitan area, and the Yorke Peninsula. A total of 41 amateurs took part as activators (a number were AHARS members). Below is a list of those who headed out into the field:-
More than 3,000 QSOs were made by the activators all around Australia and throughout the world. I would like to thank all the amateurs who took part in the weekend, both park activators and park hunters. A special thanks to Tony VK3VTH/5 and Tim VK3MTB/5 who crossed the border to activate South Australian parks. It was very pleasing to hear a number of first time park activators including Greg VK5GJ and Norm VK5GI, who activated parks on the Fleurieu Peninsula, and Roy VK5NRG who ventured out with David VK5KC. Congratulations also to the five Foundation operators who took part as activators.
21st & 22nd March 2015 - John Moyle Memorial Field Day.
AHARS took part in the 2015 John Moyle Memorial Field Day from the AHARS shack under the call sign of VK5BAR.
Moral support was given by Graham, VK5GW, and Frank, VK5BF. A total of 19 contacts were made on 40m SSB, 2 40m CW, and 7 on VHF/UHF FM.
19th March 2015 - General meeting, Electronic fraud presentation.
Detective Senior Sergeant Barry Blundell of the Electronic Crime Section of the South Australia Police spoke at the March 2015 General meeting about internet safety and computer fraud.
February 2015 - AGM.
62 Members and visitors attended the meeting at the Blackwood Community Centre. Visitors were Spud, VK8ZWM; Larry; Michael Finch and VK2XOR. The President, Tony Hughes, VK5KAT, welcomed all and opened the meeting. Reports were presented by the President (Tony Hughes, VK5KAT), the Treasurer (Peter Reichelt, VK5APR), and the QSL Manager (John Elliott, VK5EMI).
18th January 2015 - AHARS picnic at Bridgewater.
The AHARS Summer picnic was held on Sunday 18th January 2015 at the Bridgewater Lions Park.