The latest news from The Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society.
This years John Moyle weekend is going to be held over the weekend of the 20th and 21th of March. AHARS was planning on doing the event and we are looking for members who wish to take part. So far I have only had one response to this call and looking at the regulations we cannot use the AHARS shack as I intended. This means unless we have volunteers to run the event at some suitable location, this will not go head.
May I suggest members run home stations for this year, here is the format information for the event.
You can take part in only a few hours of the 24 hours and you can take part from your QTH instead of an AHARS contest location. For more details got to the WIA web site and look up John Moyle 2021 and you will find there are a number of categories you can choose from: 24 Hour Portable Operation – Multiple Operator, 24 Hour Portable Operation – Single Operator, Six Hour Portable Operation – Multiple Operator, Six Hour Portable Operation – Single Operator, Home Station – 24 Hour, Home Station - 6 Hour.
The John Moyle is not a typical contest event where many participants are hell bent on getting the highest score and can be quiet rude to folk who are not used to the cut and thrust of other contests. It is meant to be a fun event.
Pat the Treasure tells me the subs are rolling in quite fast this year, mostly by direct deposit. If you do not have this facility you can pay in person at the next General meeting on Thursday the 18th of March at the club rooms.
The guest speaker for the March meeting will be Brian VK5VI and he will let you into the secret of how the Sunday broadcast goes to air each week.
The subs are still $20 for WIA members and $25 for non WIA members if paid before the end of March. After that date there will be a $5.00 late fee.You can pay by direct deposit: Name: AHARS, BSB: 105 186, Account no: 036 248 940
Please do not forget to include your name and or call sign in you details. Pat is sending emails to all those who have paid to make sure AHARS has their correct email address.
We will soon be collecting names for those who would like an AHARS name badge (Pat already has some names) and we will be deciding on the source of AHARS shirts. Pat already has a few name and sizes for these also.
I am hoping we can have a “Back to the Shack” breakfast during March or April. You may remember we had Breakfast at the shack regularly before the pandemic hit us.
Keep an eye on your emails and an ear on the Sunday broadcasts to find out what AHARS is planning for 2021.
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Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092