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2009 News Releases




Yarra Valley White Elephant Sale Postponed

Date : 24 / 02 / 2009
Author : Rrobert Broomhead - VK3DN

As most amateurs are aware, the Healesville/ Warburton area has current and ongoing Bushfire activity. Because of this the Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group have postponed the annual White Elephant Sale until a date sometime towards the middle of the year.

Information will be posted on the WIA and Yarra Valley Club Websites once details are available.

Negotiations are currently under way with the hall management to set a new date. However the hall is currently being used for fire purposes and this will continue for some time.

Those people who have booked tables will be contacted within the next week or two to determine their wishes as to refunds or waiting until the new date

Contact Gavin VK3GH on 5968 8482 or Steve VK3TSR on 0418 103 487 to amend your booking if you can't wait or your contact details have changed.

Please note, Do not send any more booking forms without first phoning.

For those making inquiries.

The fire came within 19 meters of the club rooms, several amateurs have lost house and radio equipment, several others have lost outbuildings or equipment. The clubs mobile communications trailer has been burnt out and is a total loss along with it's equipment. Several amateurs properties are still under threat.

2m Repeater, IRLP, and packet BBS, all still operational
Status of Amateurs in the Area is available via the clubs website via by clicking this Link
Email all status updates to

The situation changes by the minute and the website will updated to reflect the as information it comes to hand .


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