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May 1st, 2020 (Fri) -- May 3rd, 2020 (Sun)
15:00 - 10:00
  Clairview Gathering - Ham Radio Weekend between Rockhampton and Mackay in Central QLD
State: VK4 - Queensland
Full Details : The Clairview Gathering is a yearly event where Radio Amateurs meet at a spot on the coast between Rockhampton and Mackay to relax, talk radio, re-establish acquaintances and participate in the world renown Saturday Night Mega-Auction. There might even be some fox-hunting and there will definitely be RAFFLES !
The Gathering is one of the main revenue raisers for the Rockhampton and District Amateur Radio Club Inc and Mackay Amateur Radio Association.

It happens in 2020 from Friday arvo 1st May to Monday morn 4th May.
Those who are keen to chill out completely in one of the most relaxing
and laid back venues in the cosmos arrive earlier and stay later.

Check out the Mackay ARS website at

To book your camping spot contact the BarraCrab Caravan Park Clairview or on 07 49560190

You also need to let the Barracrab know about your catering numbers for the Saturday Night feed-up. Let them know now on phone
07 49560190

Oh, Neil/VK4NB needs your attendance numbers too - please email him on
May 2nd, 2020 (Sat)
8:30 - 17:30
  PerthTech 2020 - A symposium of Technical Presentations of Interest to Radio Amateurs
State: VK6 - Western Australia
The venue is:
Bassendean Community Centre, 48 Old Perth Road, Bassendean W.A.

Entry is free, you pay for lunch.

Registration and lunch are booked online. Dinner at the pub afterwards for those who can stay. Featuring Interstate and local speakers.

Information at

Bob Bristow
WA Amateur Radio News
May 9th, 2020 (Sat)
10:00 - 14:00
  Moorabbin & District HAMFEST
State: VK3 - Victoria
Southern Community Centre, Rupert Drive, Mulgrave. Melways map ref 80 F4

Doors open 10am, Entry $7.00, tickets on sale prior.

Talk in via 439.900 MHz VK3RSE

Snacks and hot food, great venue, plenty of space Free Tea and Coffee.

Major & Minor door prizes. New and used equipment sales.

Tables available at $20 each, (1.8m long) includes lunch voucher. Table bookings online via

General enquiries Lee Moyle 03 9705 1051 or
Graeme Lewis VK3GL 0418 171601
May 29th, 2020 (Fri) -- May 31st, 2020 (Sun)
15:00 - 12:00
  Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club - Teresa Creek Campout
State: VK4 - Queensland
Brief Description : Self Contained Ham Glamping Weekend near Clermont Central Queensland

Full Details : The Theresa Creek Campout will be happening from Friday 29th until Sunday 31st May 2020
Theresa Creek Dam is located 22 km southwest of Clermont in Central Queensland, with bitumen access all the way to the boat ramp plus 2 boat ramps to choose from. This is the perfect dam for those that like swimming, canoeing, water skiing, fishing, or just relaxing and watching time pass you by.

Theresa Creek Dam is well worth a visit, with a couple of toilet blocks, hot showers, shaded picnic tables, bins, BBQs, 6 x 6 camping shelters and plenty of spots to access the dam for land based anglers and red claw hunters.Red claw crayfish are the main target species in the dam however; you can also chase Barramundi, Golden Perch, Eel-Tailed Catfish, Sleepy Cod, Silver Perch and Bony Bream. Permits for fishing are required through DPI.

Sorry no EFTPOS as phone coverage is not real great. Pets welcome with strict rules.

NO powered sites as the site is a camping ground and - remember - the site is a glass free area. Campfires are permitted. Camping fees are $15 per couple/per night kids free and there are no bookings,
first come first camped. Generators are permitted within specified hours.

The CHARC crew usually camp as you first drive in on the right opposite the first set of toilet and shower blocks.
Happy Hour at 4pm!
BYO Food, Drinks and Water.
BYO Firewood for the camp fire.

Name : Gavin Reibelt
Callsign : VK4ZZ
Email Address :
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