VK5FIL – Flinders Island OC-261 and VKFF-0175 Paul Simmonds has graciously agreed to

visit our club rooms and talk about his adventure to Flinders Island (SA) with a team of six between Sunday 14th April 2024 – Sunday 21st April 2024.

Paul has an interesting story to tell and presents his story extremely. You will not be disappointed. So see you there. The usual 7.15pm start. Help before that is always appreciated.

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

A big announcement…. VK5MCH in company are organising an event under VK5.au

We are going to have “PICNIC AT THE PARK”.

The first one is to be held at Thorndon Park Paradise on the 16th May 2024.

We will be doing a Park Activation with a twist. We want you to bring your HF portable antennas and we will put it to the test on performance and design ( Transceiver provided). There will be a small prize for the winning entry… Plus the Glory.

We encourage you to bring your family and make it a great social occasion.

The cost is $6 per person and will cover a bacon and egg roll, with coffee and tea available (we only wish to cover expenses).

Due to catering requirements we need to confirm attendance numbers. So please confirm your intention to attend by Monday the 13th May (including your withdrawal) by emailing Mick vk5mch@vk5.au

We want this to become a regular social event for all amateurs clubs. It is to be a social event with an amateur twist.

So please get on board and join us, Amateurs working together to Make Amateur Great Again….LOL you don’t need to compete just come and socialise

Go to Google maps. Thorndon Park Hamilton Tce Paradise.

We will be set up at BBQ 16/17. Please bring your own seats Commences 9am

Thorndon Park offers walking trails and adventure play ground for the younger generation (lol) and a beautiful outlook.

See you there. 73’s VK5GM

I was invited to join Mick VK5MCH, Tom VK5TOM, and Paul VK5PH, at Thornden Park where we had an egg and bacon roll and set up Mick’s IC7300 with a squid pole and dipole. Several contacts were made including a great contact to the USA (Texas). Mick was running 40w.

The concept is that we may be able make this a semi-regular event that creates a great outing amongst amateurs and families. It has been suggested we could have an Antenna Challenge day to see whose design performs the best.

Graham VK5GM