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2005 News Releases




A report on the RD contest site of VK2WIA in the Hunter Valley

Date : 19 / 08 / 2005
Author : Chris Jones - VK2ZDD

Several amateurs from Sydney and the Newcastle area decided to get together and man a Remembrance Day contest station using the callsign VK2WIA. Jamie, VK2YCJ offered the use of the Luskintyre Tigermoth airstrip clubhouse facilities and it was also decided to extend an invitation to all interested radio amateurs, their family and friend to visit over the weekend. As well as radio and socializing activities, tours of the museum and workshops where run throughout both days.

A total of 25 people stayed the night at the bunkhouse, in caravans and tents those present partied on in to the small hours of Sunday morning. The total number of visitors throughout the weekend was around 70 and the station made a total of 460 contacts. Copious quantities of food and beverages where consumed and the BBQ dinner and breakfast was very popular with all attending. Epicurus would have been pleased to attend the weekend.

Most of those attending indicated they would be back next year for a much bigger and better weekend. Below are several photos of the weekend.


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