A small group of S.E.R.G. Club Members assembled in our Clubrooms to watch the live Stream of Trevor, VK5NC’s Funeral Service.
The service commenced on time and was a very quiet and dignified, yet simple, service as befitted the man.
Present, in no particular order, were Dale, VK5DA, (very kindly bought along by Gary, VK5JR), Chris, VK5MC and Josie, Colin, VK5DK, Tom, VK5EE, Owen, VK5HOS, David, VK5DG, Ian, VK5NBL and Col, VK5HCF.
Club President, Peter, VK5BE, had intended to be there but was called away for work and, unfortunately, was not able to attend. No doubt many watched from the comfort of their homes as Trevor was a very well liked and highly respected man.
Anyone who missed the service may do so at any time in the next 90 days by scrolling down to the post with the link on it and clicking on the link.
The SERG Thursday morning “Coffee Club” continues to grow and grow with 11 members this week enjoying some social chat. Was great to see Dale VK5DA and Gary VK5JR join us for the first time.By chance, we all watched the tracking on our big screen of a weather balloon from the Airport on the club’s new balloon tracker that was configured by Andrew VK5MAS. Join us every Thursday at 10am at the Clubrooms. (Photo by Peter VK5BE)
Here are some notes from Peter. But first a big thank you to Nick and Peter for their work on Wednesday 15/2/23
Nick and I went down to Mount Richmond and completed the following :
Removed the rust from the hut.
Applied cold galv primer to any bare metal areas.
Spray painted the first of 2 coats in Heritage Green.
Obtained details and measurements of the proposed repeater installation.
Gathered info to build a frame to support the solar panels.
Took numerous photos.
Since arriving home, I have received a phone call from Tim VK3TIM thanking SERG for today’s work. He has become very supportive of the project and is now offering more support. I have received his permission to hold the keys to the site until the project is complete. Tim is offering to get an arborist to the site to remove some trees that may cause some shading to the panels. The equipment rack was measured up today, and unfortunately the blue cabinet is too tall to fit into the hut. Therefore, the mini-rack that I built, (which is at the Clubrooms) will now be pressed into service, but a new solar control panel will need to be built. I have Tim’s permission to mount it on the wall above the repeater rack. Today I spoke with Andrew VK5VKC, who will ask his boss if we can borrow a 15m cherry picker, as the mono-pole is 12m high and we may be able to do our own antenna work. This activity has been pre-approved by Tim VK3TIM.
Things are a little overgrown at Mt Graham. Technicians take their lives in their hands when they visit, not to mention other parts while climbing over the barb wire. The sacrifices of people who work on repeaters.
The Day was cloudy and cool but that did not deter the 20 plus hardy souls who attended our Annual Christmas BBQ.
Held at the home of Life Member Greg, VK5ZGY and wife Gabi we were pampered with an undercover paved area well sheltered from any weather. A very BIG “Thank you” Greg N Gabi.
Ample BBQ facilities made cooking easy and all present enjoyed an excellent afternoon of social interaction.
Tom, VK5TA, (VK5EE), bought along his newest power supply. (A switch mode unit which, when slightly modified can deliver 13.8 volts at 60 + Amps), and a very need foldable 60 Watt Solar Panel complete with regulator, stand and all necessary connections.
Chris, VK5MC, bought along a 1989 Edition of the Clubs Magazine which proved to be very interesting and nostalgic.