The latest news from The Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society 25/11/2020
This Fridays lunch at the RSL is on as usual except it is important you contact the RSL to book your place for the lunch at the RSL on 8278 6253 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The limit is ten people per table and they will book us in under multiple names. No pre booking, no lunch !
Good news, the AHARS web site is now working. Paul, VK5PAS the web master, has spent a lot of time updating and giving the site a new look. https://www.ahars.com.au/
It is now more important than ever to listen to the Sunday broadcasts and remember if you cannot listen to these live you can find them on the NERC web site and listen to them at your leisure. http://northeastradioclub.org.au/wia-broadcast/ Here you will find audio files of both the national and the local broadcasts.
It is also a good excuse to get on the air and talk to each other via our network of repeaters. I am concerned we do not use these as much as we should and there will be other organisations looking at the radio spectrum we occupy and perhaps we may loose some of this. Take our 2 metre Monday night net for example. AHARS has 185 members and we often have only as few as ten or twelve people log in, and some of these are not AHARS members. Remember, all hams, not only AHARS members, are welcome to join the Monday night net.
Keep an eye on your emails and an ear on the Sunday broadcasts to find out what AHARS is planning over the next few weeks.
The committee has decided we will not have a Christmas Dinner this year. Instead we are planning to have our January Picnic on Sunday the 17th of January at the Marion RSL like we have had for the past two years. It will be free to financial members of AHARS. The price for non members, including partners who are not financial members of AHARS, will be $15.00 including a desert.
I will be calling for registrations when we have finalised the arrangement with the RSL. The increase in price is because we cannot supply our own deserts this year due to covid rules.
2020 is almost gone and it is time to think about the AHARS committee for 2021. AHARS needs you ! Last week I sent out a document outlining the duties of those on the committee and a nomination form. If you feel moved to join the committee, fill out this form and post it to me at PO Box 501 Modbury or scan and sent via email.
My email address is email@example.com
Cheers Phil Storr
PO Box 501 Modbury
South Australia 5092