Pat has found us a new excellent venue for our General Meetings, just down the road from our old meeting hall. It is the Blackwood Uniting Church Hall, at the round about where you turn right to head down Shepherds Hill Road. Not far from our old meeting hall. The sticking point in finding a new venue was Thursday nights. We could get Wednesday or Friday nights and Christine would not have been available to look after supper and we know how much members look forward to supper and a chat after the guest speakers and other activities.
The new venue has a spectacular kitchen facility, a built in video projector and good sound system. The only task we have in setting up the hall is putting out the chairs when we get there at 7.00 PM and sweeping up any mess we make when our meeting is finished and sanitising the chairs we used. General meetings start at 7.30 PM and we open the hall at 7.00 PM to setup. We will appreciate help in setting up and cleaning up at the end of the meeting.
Looks good for our August the 19th General Meeting still at the old venue, our second to last meeting there. We have Grant, Andy, Steve and Oly, four fellows from AREG, who took part in the A35JT Tonga expedition, telling us a great story. Keep an eye on your emails just in case covid scuttles this plan.
We have not negotiated storage for our magazines at the new venue and we will be shifting the BIG cabinet to the shack and members will be able to access the magazines from there on the second and fourth Saturday mornings. I am sure we can find someone willing to look after the latest magazines and bring them to meetings !
We went back to the Blackwood RSL on the 13th of August and hopefully we can continue with the second and fourth Fridays from then on. I do not know about the RSL opening for the Christmas/New your period and will publish the dates when I get a reply from the RSL
The AHARS shirts are ready and Pat has delivered some of them at the coffee mornings and at the recent General Meetings. If you cannot collect them at a meeting please email Pat to make other arrangements. firstname.lastname@example.org . The undelivered ones will be available at this weeks general meeting. They can be posted to you for $12.00.
The Ironstone Range site now has two KIWI SDR receivers and with a loan of some newer batteries it is now on line 24/7 depending on the amount of sunshine we get each week. Barry is still working on the KIWI SDR hardware and we will soon have three receivers at the site.
If you have been having difficulty getting onto the remote SDR’s here is the address: http://184.108.40.206:8073/
I may have got this wrong on a recent Sunday broadcasts !
My email address for this month is still email@example.com.
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092