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Archive for July, 2022

2022 Mayanup Ham-Camption

July 3rd, 2022 by vk6ld

The Mayanup chapter of the Southern Electronics Group would like to invite hams and their wives, husbands, partners, significant others or even interested friends to attend our inaugural field event on the 10th and 11th of September 2022.

Mayanup Ham-Camption is an informal camp-out and radio get-away weekend where we can use and discuss practical projects for your radio and antennae in an open area with plenty of tall trees and great facilities.

Food and beverages are all BYO, but if there is enough interest we can bring orders of take away from town on the Saturday night.

The grounds are large with plenty of space for your caravan, tent or swag with some indoor shed room in case it gets a bit wet.

If you choose to visit but would prefer a more civilised motel or bed and breakfast, there are many available from 10 to 30 minutes from Mayanup. There is limited power available on the grounds, so self contained power is preferred. There are toilets and showers, and camping will be $10pp/pn.

The event is focused on the weekend, but campers are welcome to arrive on the Friday afternoon or evening, but if you are planning to do this please let me know beforehand.

As this is the first time we have run this event, please be patient and feel free to suggest changes or additions. We would like to see it succeed and grow for next year.

For further details and to register your interest please contact VK6EK Darren at <>

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2022 Katanning Ham Feast Report

July 3rd, 2022 by vk6ld

The Katanning Hamfeast was held at the Royal Exchange Hotel on Monday 20 June 2022.

We had a gathering of about 40 amateurs & partners attending for a day of good food, cold drinks and warm conversations.

People come from as far and wide as Albany, Mt Barker, Broomehill, Manjimup, Boyup Brook, Bunbury, Esperance, Mandurah, Perth Metro, Perth Hills, Esperance,  Katanning and all points in between.

The weather was a bit on the cold and wintery side, but the log fire attracted a gathering in keeping attendees warm.  

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

VK6WX Wes won 1st prize, which was temperature controlled soldering station.  Other prizes were won by VK6FAAZ David, VK6JDM Donald, VK6GX Phil, VK6APK Alek and VK6POP Bob.

A large collection of AR related books and some 450 ohm ladder line was donated by VK6XT Rick.  These were auctioned off by Nigel VK6NI and fundraised some more for SEG.

Many thanks to VK6VET Warren and VK6XT Rick for the donation of items for the raffle and auction and to our auctioneer Nigel VK6NI.

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

Many thanks to everyone who attended and made the day a success.  

The next SEG events are a overnight, amateur radio camp out being planned for September 2022 at Mayanup (Boyup Brook) for caravanners, campers & tents  and the next Hamfeast is scheduled for November 2022 at Manjimup (Quinninup).  Details for both events will be posted closer to the time.  


Rob… VK6LD

Photos thanks to VK6MIL Graeme.

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