Robert Broomhead - VK3DN
The WIA had an interesting display to showcase Amateur Radio at this weekend's Eurisko exhibition in Melbourne for makers, crafters and the DIY enthusiasts. Part of Melbourne Knowledge Week the event is on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of November at the Arts House Meat Market, 5 Blackwood Street North Melbourne.
The WIA's stand featured working displays of Amateur Television, a remote rig station, homebrew equipment design and construction, plus information on how to become a radio amateur.
Eurisko is the Greek word for 'I discover' and the event has been put together to enable a broad range of DIY enthusiasts to explore various aspects of learning by doing.
Estimated to attract a thousand people the event was designed to inspire others on things they are passionate about, share knowledge and skills, learn from each other and provide a platform to support experiential learning and sharing knowledge.
Eurisko is centred on the hosting and creation of community-focused events. The Eurisko team collaborates with the local community to host a fantastic and fun combination of activities tailored to suit each community. Eurisko was open 10am to 4pm Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of November. Entrance fee was $10.00
Participation in the Eurisko Melbourne exhibition is in line with a recent WIA email survey of radio clubs on the broad topic of how best to promote modern Amateur Radio.