The first item is a very sad report, many of you know Mike, VK5SF, and many of you would have spoken to him on air. He has been a regular at the NERC coffee mornings at the library. I have attached an email from his wife in response to my question “how is he going in hospital”.
Barry VK5BW has been accessed and is able to drive again so all he has to do is wait for the Motor Vehicles Department to catch up with their paperwork.
The new version of the calendar incorporating changes we made at the last committee meeting is on the web site.
At the next General Meeting on the 19th of May Dean VK5LB will show and tell us about the antenna tuning units he has made. Sorry to Dean, he must have missed my message about the change of speaker for the night, he is the speaker for the May meeting.
Thank you if you are one of the people who have volunteered to do a session at a general meeting. Presentations usually last about 45 minutes to one hour and can be radio and electronic subjects or general interest topics.
The local National Trust people are keen to get us to use the Watchmans House in Coromandel Valley, not far away from where we now meet but the ladies who look after the shack want us to keep using it for as long as it is available.
The next lunch at the RSL will be on Friday the 13th of May at 12 noon and the next social gathering at the shack will be on Saturday the 14th of May at 10.00 AM.
We are going to start all the Saturday Morning shack sessions at 10.00AM in future.
I am hoping we can re start our technical talks at the shack on the fourth Saturdays soon. I have had some interesting topics suggested in response to my call for speakers at General Meetings. One or two of the topics would be more appropriate for a technical session at the shack as we will need two hours to do them justice.
Wishing you all a pleasant week, stay safe and away from covid, Phil VK5SRP
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092