Hello Club Members and Fellow Amateur Operators,
This is John, VK5RJ with this week’s news from AHARS, the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society.
The big news is that AHARS will once again be holding a Public Buy and Sell event. This will be held on Saturday 15th of July, at the Marion RSL which is in Norfolk Road, Marion.
Sellers will pay $10.00 and get 2 tickets. Buyers will pay a $5.00 entry fee. We will have more announcements as details are ironed out. Watch this space!
Long serving Committee member Jim (VK5TR) has decided that it is time to hang up his boots and has resigned from the committee. The committee and I’m sure the membership extend a huge “Thank You” to Jim for his years of service. Jim will still be around to offer his advice and technical support, and may be pressed into service to help with Club Projects should we decide to go down that path again.
The committee has asked Paul (VK5PH) to step into this vacancy, and he has accepted. Paul will give a (short) presentation at the March General Meeting on some of his ideas as to how AHARS may go forward in the coming years
Don't forget that our next general meeting on the 16th March will be a Club Buy and Sell event, so bring along a pocket of cash, and all those unwanted items that are cluttering up you shack that you haven't used in ages. We will not be allowing any Sales or Trading until after the Meeting has been concluded.
There are a lot of smaller things from the VK5LT Estate up for sale. Some really nice stuff.
Sellers will be asked to arrive and set up in the Hewitt room at 7:00 pm and the room will then be closed until after the conclusion of the business of the Meeting.
That’s when the fun will begin!
Yesterday’s Tech/Coffee meeting was the last to be regularly scheduled for a 2nd or 4th Saturday. In future, these meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month. We may have to make an adjustment later in the year due to a prior commitment in the Hewitt Room.
Friday lunches at the Blackwood RSL still remain on the Second and Fourth Fridays.
I will be attempting to update the information on the AHARS page on the WIA web site, as it is rather out of date, and we are taking steps to have our AHARS Web page (https://www.ahars.com.au) updated with the latest info and committee members.
Don’t forget that there is some excellent information on the AHARS Facebook page, and the committee thanks Paul (VK5PAS) for his excellent work administering both the Web page and the Facebook group.
As always, if you have anything of interest, or any exciting news, please let me know so we can share things with all our members.
I have been asked to send this News Item out in both .doc and .pdf format, so you can choose which to use. Sometimes the .pdf is much faster to load and display.
Well, that's all for now from me, so keep looking at the emails, and listening to the Sunday broadcast, and stay away from COVID and other nasty bugs.
Cheers & 73s from VK5RJ