I would like to congratulate all those members that worked so hard to make our 40th Anniversary Celebration a great success.
The weather was just right, the venue was great and the company was first class. It was good to meet so many “old” acquaintances, some of them had travelled quite a distance. Roger Harrison VK2ZRH was the WIA representative and he travelled down by train. Fortunately Bob VK2TG was able to take him back to Sydney.
Our thanks must go to Jenny and her helper for the splendid meal.
Also to Gerald VK2HBG for all his work in organising the VI2HQ40 roster, and to everyone else who worked so hard in their own way to make things go so smoothly.
Let us hope that we can all stick around for the club’s 50th
Margaret and I enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon at the Killalea State Park on the 21st of May. This was a MSCARC event and we were joined by members of the Illawarra Radio Club. The weather was fine but cloudy and not too hot. The location is fantastic and we should visit there again.
There were lots of other activities taking place, mainly with the Scouts. We got in early, otherwise parking may have been a problem.
Gerald VK2HBG and David VK2FLDW set up tables with radio equipment on them. Gerald using HF and David monitoring VHF. Gerald was using his new Software Defined Radio the Icom IC-7300. A very impressive piece of radio equipment. David was using his Yaesu FT 991 also the latest generation radio. They were later joined by Rob VK2XIC who showed what could be worked from a Yaesu FT817 using 5 watt and a quickly erected G5RV.
Gerald provided the BBQ and there were sausages and steaks for lunch plus salad and desserts. David brought along a portable stove for brewing tea but forgot the tea bags. There is a cafe on the site so thirsts could be quenched anyway.
Comments on the day were all favourable and it was agreed that we should repeat it some day.
73s John VK2JG
Hear Yea, Hear Yea.
Let it be known to all members and friends of the Mid South Coast Amateur Radio Club that John Lukey is hereby licenced to use the call sign of VK2JG. This call sign was until recently the call sign of the late Noel Hill. I was granted permission to aquire it by his XYL Nancy VK2NPG.
I would like to thank Ted VK2ARA and Petra from the WIA for their assistance in changing over the licence. Quite painless apart from the fee.