Christmas Barbeque

Whoops, Col and I were both preparing a note at the same time. So here’s some extra info but see Col’s post for the fine detail.

Great Crested Grebe

We are booked in. Bring your own everything. Be prepared for a nice walk around the Lake, plenty of wild birds to be seen and maybe even a wallaby or two.

Australian White Ibis

2019 Legend of The Lakes Hill Climb

A HUGE “Thank you” to Andrew, VK5KET Representative for SERG for the Hill Climb Event, for another well organised and run event from SERG Members.

Well what a weekend three days Friday Saturday and Sunday of racing and another well done job by SERG members assisting SEAC (South East Automobile Club) in this years event. 140 approximately competing competitor’s this year in very ordinary weather conditions.

Prior to the race day there is a lot of work involved setting up leading up to this event from dedicated Serg members, about 5 days in getting cables out and testing many things from red lights to cameras. Serg has been involved with this event since it started 14 years ago and our primary role is providing communication along the course back to race control. The other service that the club provides is live video footage to various large monitors located around the course for the spectators.

The course is 1.45 kilometers of up hill and winding bends and speed reached of up to on some sections of 180 kilometers Hour plus.
Start line at top of the image and finishing at the bottom

To see what is it like to run up the hill well then take a ride with these drivers to experience the thrill.

Irish Rally Driver Frank Kelly Run with some Locals for a ride
Angelo Caiazza 1964 AP5 Valiant run,
Thank you for your clip and come back again Angelo

Here are a few pic’s from the weekend.

Tom,VK5EE, & Peter, VK5BE, setting up
Peter, VK5BE. (No it’s not potty training)
Friday sign on at the S.E.A.C. tent
Col, VK5HCF, at turn 9 on Friday.
NO, he is NOT asleep!
Safety meeting. Saturday.
Packing up – Sunday arvo.
Kate, VK5FKLY, making it all happen.
A sneaky shot of Kate, VK5FKLY
The T.V. Transmitter
The antenna for the T.V. transmission
Oops. That’s going to cost.

Top Car Park Rack and Stack
Cars descending down from top car park
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Looking from Top Car Park circuit with cars descending down.
Emergency Response Vehicle Ready and on Stand by.

And to show you what people from out of town think of this event well check this out, Well Done SERG and SEAC Volunteers.

2019 S.E.R.G. Christmas BBQ

Please note that, by popular consent, the 2019 South East Radio Group Annual Christmas BBQ will take place at Lake McIntyre on the outskirts of Millicent on SUNDAY 8th. of December commencing at 11.30 a.m.

Toilets, undercover shelter, a gas fired BBQ, and attractive surroundings supplied.

Please B.Y.O. food and drink, chairs etc.

This is always a very pleasant gathering and we invite ALL Amateurs and their families to attend.


It has been agreed that we will arrange another family style get together to be held over the border in Victoria sometime early in the New Year so that we can share some time with our, (now), significant VK3 Membership. All VK3 Amateurs are welcome to attend regardless of S.E.R.G. Membership status.

Encouragement for ladies to gain or upgrade from Foundation Licences

ALARA  is the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Group. The Associations mission is to encourage women’s interest and active participation in amateur radio.

We have created a grant scheme to encourage more women and girls to get their amateur radio licence qualifications. This scheme covers approximately half the cost of getting a licence and callsign. It is also available to enable current Foundation Licence holders to upgrade their qualifications to Standard or Advanced.

Full details are available on the ALARA website

The information has already been provided to WIA and Amateur Radio magazine.

I would appreciate it if you would forward this message to assessors and anyone else associated with the AMC who may be in a position to promote the grant scheme.

Linda Luther, VK7QP

President, ALARA

2019 Teagle Excavations A.R.B. Pines Enduro

While the “Workers” braved the elements to give the masses video of the event some just kicked back, relaxed and actually enjoyed themselves.

Ross, VK3KBO cooking up a storm. (Literally)
(Thank you to Denis, VK3VET, for the photo)

Here is a shining example of how to make the best of a poor situation.

The weather did not worry this fella as he just makes the best of it.

Seriously – a very big “Thank You” to ALL who helped out.

Well done and see you next year.

2016 Life Membership.

Back in 2016 during Tim, VK5AV’s term as President Greg, VK5ZGY and Norbert, VK5MQ, were awarded Life Membership of the Group because of their outstanding contribution to the Group over many years.

Although they received their Life Member medallions we forgot to present them with their Life Membership Certificates.

This was remedied for Norbert at last Night’s Business meeting.

Greg, VK5ZGY had already received his. (See earlier post below).

Tim, VK5AV, (President in 2016), presents Norbert, VK5MQ, with his Life Membership Certificate at our August 2019 Meeting.