I have been working on a new version of the calendar incorporating changes we made at the last committee meeting. I will send this out to the web site this coming week and to Paul to update the web site.
Andrew Russell’s talk at the last General Meeting about the VLF and LF bands was very good. I will ask him to give us a PDF version of it to put on the web site.
We had two visitors from Kenya, a very experienced operator, Max Raicha Call Sign 5Z4MR and his son, Anand who now lives in Australia. It was just as well Christine came to help Pat with the supper that night, she was brought up in Kenya and still speaks fluent Swahili, the native language of this countries people. Max was very impressed with her language skills after many years and they had no trouble communicating in that language.
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.
As there are five Saturdays in April and this means we can have a fifth Saturday brunch at the shack on that day, the 30th of April. Starting time will be 10.00AM and please book your place with Pat - firstname.lastname@example.org. This could well be the last such event at that venue. 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.
While we are talking about the shack, have you booked for the Brunch next Saturday morning ?
Wishing you all a pleasant week, stay safe and away from covid, Phil VK5SRP
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092