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Mar 31st, 2018 (Sat) -- Apr 1st, 2018 (Sun)
  Urunga Radio Convention
State: VK2 - New South Wales
The 2018 Urunga Radio Convention will be on again this Easter, 31 st March, 1st April 2018 ,Saturday and Sunday, with Fox hunts and convention activities on both days, quizzes, raffles, trade tables available, pre loved gear, etc.
The new Deviation open means Urunga is a lot less busy.
Why not make it a break from your busy lifestyle and slow down a bit at quiet restful “Urunga” “where the rivers meet the sea” the longest running “fox hunt convention” in Australia.
The social gathering for the Saturday night dinner at the Bowling Club is always well attended,
(see Ken VK2DGT at the convention)
The Saturday Night Fox Hunt (Fox O.R. 6 Tx's different freq. 2mtr's) was very popular.(safety vests available, may need light)
The 2016 convention went off without a hitch and was well attended, with many Fox hunters competing for “Arnold Austin Memorial Award” and the“Brian Slarke Memorial Award” overall for two days. Mobile and Pedestrian Hunts
Venue: the “Senior Citizens” hall Bowra street Urunga
Note: The “Pacific Highway deviation” is open, coming from the South, turn into Ballards Road at Valla turn off, travel on old section, it may be quicker to turn in on Waterfall Way North of Urunga.
Contact Information
Ken Golden VK2DGT. Urunga Radio Convention. Inc.
Email: krgolden46@hotmail.com
Pn.02 66523177
Apr 18th, 2018 (Wed)
  World Amateur Radio Day
Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day. It was on that day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union was formed in Paris.
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today — 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum. From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recognized the IARU as representing the interests of Amateur Radio.
Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with over 3,000,000 licensed operators!
World Amateur Radio Day is the day when IARU Member-Societies can show our capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship with other Amateurs worldwide.
www.iaru.org
Apr 22nd, 2018 (Sun)
10:00 - 15:00
  SCARC Buy and Sell
State: VK5 - South Australia
Buy and Sell at 11 Railway Terrace, Seaford Meadows, sellers in at 8:30 am,buyers at 10am until 3pm
Entry $5, tables $10, book tables through secretary@scarc.org.au.
Door prizes, BBQ, tea and coffee. Lots of bargains and plenty of fellowship.
Commercial sellers present.
Peter Stewart VK5PET - peter.stewart.mbhs@gmail.com
Apr 22nd, 2018 (Sun)
10:00 - 14:00
  HARGfest
State: VK6 - Western Australia
This years HARG swap meet is on Sunday the 22nd of April. To reserve a table email Martin VK6ZMS - vk6zms@iinet.net.au