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Apr 6th, 2019 (Sat)
7:30 - 17:00
  019 BRL Gathering
State: VK5 - South Australia
BRL Radio Group Annual Gathering, Overland Corner, SA.
The BRL Gathering is a yearly meeting of those who check in and or participate in the BRL Group on-air Net, Held Wednesdays and Saturdays on 40M and Tuesday evenings on 80M. See www.rrc.org.au for more details. Participants from all over VK meet yearly at the historic Overland Corner hotel, a family and pet friendly pub with great food in a idyllic setting, for a drink, a laugh and a chat.
Apr 13th, 2019 (Sat)
9:00
  Redcliffe & Districts Radio Club Inc - REDFEST 2019
State: VK4 - Queensland
REDFEST Amateur Radio Hamfest

WHEN: Saturday 13th April 2019 from 9:00am.
VENDORS: Admitted at 7:00am, $10 per table.
BREAKFAST: Served from 8:00am.
COST: $5 entrance fee.

WHERE:St. Michael's College on the Bribie Island Road.(On the Bruce Highway take Exit 152 and take the Bribie Island Road). St Michael's College and Abbey Museum are well sign posted on the left.

RF Solutions will be there and prize raffles on the day.

We start selling tables from 11th March 2019, so book early!
TABLE BOOKINGS: redfest@redclifferadioclub.org.au
CLUB WEBSITE: www.redclifferadioclub.org.au & we are also on Facebook.
Apr 14th, 2019 (Sun)
10:00
  HARGFEST Hills Amateur Radio Group Hamfest ( WA )
State: VK6 - Western Australia
This years HARG swap meet is on Sunday 14th of April at the Lesmurdie Hall
96 Gladys Rd Lesmurdie.
Doors open to sellers at 9am and to buyers 10am.
For more info contact Martin VK6ZMS vk6zms@iinet.net.au
Apr 18th, 2019 (Thu)
  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
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