All posts for the month May, 2024

Well it was the 5th Friday of the Month and we had our usual club dinner at the Bridgeway Hotel, kindly organised by Sir Lunchalot (Les VK5KLD).

It was a great afternoon with a good attendance. I want to thanks the Girls for making my better half Judy welcome and convincing her to join them at the coffee club on Wednesdays.

A top night at NERC, Paul Simmonds presented his journey with brothers in arms to VK5FIL. They travelled to Flinders Island in South Australia in the Great Australian Bight. Whilst there they had 8400 plus DX contacts. Paul Also told us about the history of the island from discovery by Matthew Flinders through to today.

A very informative and captivating evening. A huge thank you Paul as he had to travel 90min each way.

With deep sorrow I advise the passing of John Butler VK5NX.

John was a foundation member of the North East Radio club, and also with his wife Heather spent many weekends over the years operating with WICEN.

John relayed the WIA Sunday morning broadcast both from the Burley Griffen Building and also from his home.

Other times John was the WIA South Australian division treasurer, the WICEN treasured, and the Treasurer for the North East Radio Club.

John’s funeral will be at the Enfield Cemetery Wattle room on Thursday May 16th at 11 am.

Trevor Quick VK5ATQ

Vale John VK5NX