AHARS Buy and Sell 2014

Yesterday (Sunday 2nd November, 2014) was the annual Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society (AHARS) Buy and Sell, held at the Goodwood Community Hall, Rosa Street Goodwood.

As per last year, myself and Ian VK5CZ set up a display for:

  • Summits on the Air (SOTA)
  • VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award
  • World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF)

This year we were ably assisted by Hugh VK5NHG.

During the day we had numerous people come up to the display, who were very keen on becoming involved with one or all of the programs.  Maybe we had an impact, as Ross from Strictly Ham who was at the buy and sell, sold out of Yaesu FT-817nd’s in the first 30 minutes.

On display at the table we had a Yaesu FT-817nd, an Elecraft KX3, numerous portable antennas (including home brew and commercial), various batteries (SLAB & LiFePo), my 44 amp hour power pack, tuners for portable use, various accessories including squid poles & bothy bag, various award certificates, and promotional brochures for all 3 programs.

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Above: Rob VK5RG in the foreground.  Rear L-R Hugh VK5NHG, Paul VK5PAS, & Ian VK5CZ

All in all, it was a great day, with lots of interest shown and plenty of stories shared with many activators, chasers/hunters, and future program participants.