Marija and I flew to Perth, Western Australia last Wednesday and spent 6 very enjoyable nights at the home of Andrew VK6AS.
On Saturday 22nd October we attended PerthTech where I delivered a presentation on the World Wide Flora & Fauna (WWFF) program. There were about 65-70 people in attendance.
Scott VK3KJ, the President of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) and Paul VK2APA, the President of the Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) were in attendance and spoke with the group. It was terrific to speak with both of these gentlemen.
On the Sunday we had planned on taking amateurs out into the field to activate some VKFF parks. Unfortunately the heavens absolutely opened up and it bucketed down with rain. It was impossible to activate. Instead, Hans VK6XN set up his portable station, and we spoke to a small group about VKFF and operating portable.