20170312 - VK5 Welcomes Lemmings to Handorf in May

posted Mar 11, 2017, 9:26 PM by News Team
Hahndorf for Radio in May
There's going to be a fantastic activity weekend for Lemmings and their partners at Hahndorf in South Australia that's from 19th to the 21st May 2017.

Apart from the opportunity to catch up with or put faces to fellow Hams there are some great educational and fun activities planned.

The radio clubs of South Australia have banded together to pool expertise and the program looks wonderful as they attempt to rekindle the magic of radio or at least leave you with a new interest that will enhance your enjoyment of our hobby.

There is going to be the introduction of a new manual on low band operating , very topical as we descend to the base of sunspot activity, there will be talks and demonstrations on microwaves, digital TV, operating field portable, high altitude balloon tracking, FreeDV, that open source digital voice to replace HF SSB, promoting the hobby of Amateur radio and how Hams can contribute to the STEM programme that looks at educating School students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.  For those attending who do not have a technical interest there is a very attractive partners programme.

There is a dinner on the Saturday night with two informative speakers and for those with clear heads after an evening of carousing on, Sunday morning there is a visit to the National Motor Museum and in the afternoon practical demonstrations of the topics discussed on Saturday afternoon.  The day wraps up with an evening barbecue.

The venue for the meeting is the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre in Hahndorf and this is also the venue for the annual dinner.  The demonstration sessions and the Sunday evening meal are at the Hahndorf oval and the football club rooms.

If you arrive on Friday there is an informal gathering from 5pm at the Haus Cafe followed by a pizza and grazing dinner.

Overall this is an event not to be missed.  Let's have a large VK6 attendance.  Registration, accommodation and other details can be found online: