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2020 Manjimup Hamfeast Report

November 19th, 2020 by vk6ld

The Manjimup Hamfeast was held at the Quinninup Tavern on Monday 16 November 2020.

After missing Katanning Hamfast in April 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, a gathering of 45-50 amateurs & partners attended for a day of conversation, food and drinks.

We had people come from as far and wide as Perth Metro, Perth Hills, Esperance, Mt Barker, Katanning and all points in between.

The weather was fantastic and the setting at Quinninup is just magic among the tall Karri trees.

Steve VK6SJ from DX Radio Systems had his Flex 6700 Remote Station operating from the lounge bar, demonstrating the capabilities of this very modern equipment.

The Hamfeast raffle was also very popular fundraising for Southern Electronics Group and prizes went to the following:

  • VK6ZGN Bob won 1st prize, which was a Comet dual band VHF/UHF collinear, donated by Steve VK6SJ & DX Radio Systems.
  • VK6KRC Bob won the Bushcomm 40M dipole
  • VK6IQ Glen won the Baofeng UV5R 2m/70cm handheld donated by Duncan VK6GHZ
  • Toni XYL of Kim VK6TQ won the Bushcomm 4:1 balun
  • VK6JDM Donald won the cable tie pack
  • VK6JX John won the portable frequency counter
  • VK6XZ Bruce won the VK6 Amateur Radio Guide donated by Wes VK6WX
  • VK6TY Lee won the electronic component cleaning spray
  • VK6GX Phil won the roll of self-amalgamating tape

The conversation continued in the carpark well into the afternoon, exchanging stories, equipment & ideas.

Many thanks to everyone who attended and made the day a success.  Thank you also to the sponsors & supporters of the Hamfeast raffle.

The next Hamfeast is scheduled for April 2021 in Katanning and will post further details closer to the time. 

If you would like to be on the Hamfeast mailing list, please contact Rob VK6LD via the Contact Page.

73,

Rob…

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