On Saturday morning, 21st September, 2013, I gave a presentation to the Riverland Radio Club, on SOTA, the VK5 Parks Award, KRMNPA, & WWFF. The talk was held at the SES Headquarters at Berri, and a total of 17 people attended. What was really pleasing was that some members of the Sunraysia Radio Group travelled across the border for the talk.
It was great to catch up with lots of people I have spoken to on the radio, but never met in person. That included some active SOTA Chasers & Parks Hunters including Colin VK3UBY from Mildura, Andy VK5LA, Larry VK5LY, & Ivan VK5HS.
David VK5KC & wife Joy also travelled up to the Riverland for the talk, and activated a park or 2 on the way home on the Sunday.
Following the talk we had a BBQ and a good ‘chinwag’. It was a terrific morning & afternoon. A big thankyou to Larry VK5LY & Ivan VK5HS who organised everything.
On the Friday night prior to the talk, a group of us went out for tea at the Renmark Hotel and had a very enjoyable meal. On The Saturday night a small group of us went out for tea at a local Italian restaurant, and again the food was great.
Many thanks to Larry VK5LY and his wife Di, for their hospitality and allowing my wife Marija and I to stay at their house on Friday & Saturday night. They made us feel really welcome.
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The Sunraysia Radio Group also has a website. And it can be found at…..