For 2019, we shifted the very successful AHARS Buy and Sell to the Marion RSL because of the restricted parking we were experiencing at the old venue. It was great success and we had three overseas visitors in 2019. From Austria we had Wolfgang OE4WOG and Hans OE2JOM, and from France we had Patrice FK8HA and his wife.
We only had three commercial vendors this year; from Melbourne we had Ross from Strictly Ham and Graham from RBL communications, the first time has made the journey to Adelaide. Another first appearance was Pat Cookson who is wishing to dispose of a stock of Jackson hardware including exquisite tuning capacitors and reduction drives. Pat and her late husband, Charles run Cookson controls who supply a vast range of spare parts for ovens, cook tops and all manner of kitchen hardware. Her husband had ordered a lot of Jackson hardware just before the Jackson factory in the UK burnt to the ground and now the stock they have may well be the last of many of these items left anywhere in the world. If you would like a list of the items, send me an email to email@example.com.
The 2019 annual picnic was held at the Marion RSL and was a great success, so much so we have booked the venue again for 2020. It will be on the 19th of January and the starting time is 10AM onwards. The committee has decided the picnic will be free to AHARS members but your partner and friends will have to pay $10.00 for the meal unless they are also members of AHARS. The treasurer, Pat is collecting names for the picnic so please send her an email with your name and call sign and the names of anyone else who is coming with you and indicate if they are also AHARS financial members. Pat’s email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
While I am talking about finances, your subs for 2020 are due at or before the February AGM. The cost of membership is still $20.00 if paid before the end of March. After that date it will be $25.00. Blackwood RSL lunches on second Fridays, the last one for 2019 will be the 27th of December, yes two days after Christmas. Then in 2020, the lunches will be January the 10th and the 24th, February 14th and the 28th. No more shack mornings for 2019. The 2020 January shack mornings on the second and the fourth Saturday will be 11th and the 25th and in February the dates will be the 8th and the 15th. Best wishes for a safe and happy silly season and 2020.
Phil Storr, VK5SRP.