We had quite a good attendance for the day (20) even though it rained out the afternoon and the Scout Hall was being used. Yes we did survive but it was dampish.
Ray Parrinder a long time member and steam engine punk head attended today to say hello, He is now in a retirement home and away from his beloved steam locos and radios so his daughters brought him to the club for a visit and he wants to come back in a few weeks at our last Saturday for the year.
Jim Kelly was there as well and good to see him again and hopefully in the near future I will help him raise up a new antenna so he can get on the regular club nets again
Glenn Dunstan VK4DU the President of RASA joined us on Saturday for our meeting, gave us a quick overview of RASA and Amateur Radio.
The RASA web site is: https://vkradioamateurs.org/
We also discussed again the need to get internet into the shack asap, and that is under way currently so expect some more news this week.
We have already requested a frequency pair for the new DMR repeater. Glenn said it might be advantageous for us to suggest a pair that the Allocation Officer can look at so if you have some suggestions please forward to me ASAP.
Les Neilson. VK4LEZ