PerthTech 2021 Postponed to 2022

We here at W.A. Amateur Radio News have made the difficult decision to postpone PerthTech until next year. 

We’re disappointed, and we understand that there were a lot of WA Amateurs who were looking forward to PerthTech.

Once again, we blame COVID, however there was another force - we could probably call it coincidence, however we had what can only be described as a cascade of people declining the invitation to present at PerthTech. Everyone had valid reasons for declining, it was just that we had a cluster of them.  Put it down to bad luck.

We made provision to bring five presenters from outside of Western Australia, and we had several interested, however they are either caught in lockdowns or travel bans, and equally they were wary of becoming stranded in Western Australia, with COVID responses being as fluid as they are.  

We didnt have enough Western Australian presenters put their hand up to make a day of it, hence our decision to postpone.

That left us with another problem.  As you know, we are conducting a raffle to fund PerthTech, and because we've already sold tickets, we’re committed to continuing with ticket sales and to conducting a draw of the raffle on Saturday 23rd October at 1pm.

So here’s the plan - the WAARN AGM

We’ll conduct The WA Amateur Radio News Annual General Meeting on Saturday 23rd October at 11:00am, give you a free lunch, then draw the raffle at 1:00pm, at the same venue, at Gidgegannup, and scale down the booking to one room.

We’ll provide a simple lunch, and this one’s on us, so you do need to RSVP

Those who have already booked for PerthTech, thank you, and we’ll organise refunds. We’ll email you for your bank details for direct deposit, rather than organise a refund via trybooking and your plastic card, which will incur more fees.

Please continue to purchase tickets in the raffle, and the proceeds will be set aside for PerthTech in 2022

Bob Bristow VK6POP
Secretary WAARN

The Raffle is still open for sales. Click Here for raffle tickets