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VK & ZL Ham Fests & Events for 2017

Updated 18th June 2017


This is a comprehensive list of Hamfests and Events in all states of Australia and New Zealand.
(It needs your input to keep the data accurate).
PDF  JPG (VK Hamfests List)

Some of the dates are tentitive at this time so the will be updated as new information becomes available.
E-mail me if you are an event promotor
and I will make sure your event information is corrected.
If your event is not listed here, please contact me.
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Worldwide Event

Sat/Sun 00.01UTC 19 August to 2400 UTC 20 August 2017 (48 hours) International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - ILLW
(Website) (Facebook)
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August 26th 2017

ALARA Contest
Start Time 1600
August 26th 2017.  This is a 24 hour Contest for YL's (Link)
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September 8th - 12th
IARU High Speed Telegraphy world championships
are 8th to 12th September.

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October CQ WW DX / SSB CONTEST (always Octobers Last full weekend)

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All of VK Events


Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 January 2017.
VHF/UHF Field Day - You Missed It!

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March 18th & 19th 2017.
John Moyle Memorial Field Day  - You Missed It!
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 March 2017 and will run from UTC 0100 on the Saturday to 0059 on the Sunday.
VK Contest Club


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WIA's Harry Angel Memorial 80 metre sprint Saturday May 6 10:00 -11:46 UTC -  You Missed It!


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May 13-15
Mills On The Air 
-  You Missed It!


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May 19th 2017.
WIA AGM
(Confirmed) May 19th 2017  -  You Missed It!

Hahndorf some 25km from Adelaide.

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June 10 and 11 VK SHIRES .

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Sat/Sun 24/25 June
Winter VHF/UHF Field Day


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July 15 2017.
Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest
(info)
The contest is held on the Saturday night  July 15, Start Time is 08:00 UTC and finish time is 14:00 UTC


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Aug 5 - 6
10-10 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CONTEST

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August 12 & 13
WIA's Flagship contest the Remembrance Day Contest 12th & 13th August

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Sat/Sun 25/26 November 2017
Spring VHF/UHF Field Day.

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HAMFESTS!

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February 12th 2017.
Oxley Region Antenna Shootout and Foxhunt Day -  You Missed It! - Port Macquarie (contact the club)
Sunday 12 February 2017 Start 10.00 am Tuffins Lane Sports Fields BBQ Lunch.

The club’s popular annual Antenna Shootout and Foxhunt day will be held on Sunday the 12th of February 2017 at the Tuffins Lane sports fields. The large flat open fields make an ideal VHF and UHF antenna testing range. There is a lot of interest in antenna performance this year with several members already busily constructing new antennas especially for the shootout. It is always interesting to see how home brew antennas perform in comparison to the various commercially built antennas.
As well as the antenna shootout, the day at the Tuffins Lane sports fields is a great social occasion with a bacon and egg breakfast from the barbeque followed by a sausage sizzle lunch. A number of pedestrian foxhunts will be run during the day. This is a perfect opportunity to hone the skills in readiness for the Urunga Convention and the ORARC Field Day foxhunts in the coming months.


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February 26th 2017
CCARC Central Coast Amateur Radio Club -  You Missed It!
WYONG Field Day Sunday 26th February 2017 (info) (link)

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April 1st (No Joke)!
-  You Missed It!
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club will be holding there 8th Car Boot Sale on Saturday, 1st of April.
Come along and set up a stall, no cost to set up, just bring your own table and shade.
Come and grab a bargain.... No entry cost.
BBQ, hot and cold drinks available. All welcome.

Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie  which is 100 Kilometres NNE of Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.

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April  15th-16th 2017.
Urunga Convention    - You Missed It!
Remember to mark your calendars for the 68th annual Urunga Convention during Easter on the 15th and 16th of April 2017. An The "Urunga Radio Convention" - Fox hunting, Radio field day, which has been running continuously since the first convention in 1949 (info)

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10th - 11th June 2017-  You Missed It!
Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club
Field Day
- Port Macquarie. (Info) (Google Map)
Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th June 2017 (Queen's Birthday weekend)
The ORARC 2017 Field Day takes place on Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of June during the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The Field Day venue will again be the Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club building in Matthew Flinders Drive at Lighthouse Beach. Last year’s Field Day was a great success and this year’s event will be even bigger and better.



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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Back by popular demand! The best opportunity to buy swap and sell goods of any nature, not radio specific.

Here's yet another opportunity to clear out some gear and make a few dollars, a chance to pick up an absolute bargain, or at the very worst a great day out and catching up at the Club.

Where? Westalkes Club Grounds 6A York St Teralba NSW
Teralba on the Western shores of Lake Macquarie  which is 100 Kilometres NNE of Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.


Any enquiries can be directed to the Secretary secretary@westlakesarc.org.au.

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August 27th 2017.
The Summerland Amateur Radio Club is holding its SARCFEST - with a difference, at the clubrooms at Richmond Hill, near Lismore.

Sunday August 27 SARC will open the clubrooms for a SHOW, TELL & SELL day. We'll provide the usual Tea, Coffee, Cake catering along with an all day BBQ. Bring along things you've built or assembled and show how you do stuff. Members of the Monday night Diginet will have digital, image and file transfer stations operating. Stuff to sell? Bring it along - car boot style. More details later. (info)


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September ?? 2017.
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club.
Westlakes Field Day Sunday September ?? 2017. (info)

Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie  which is 100 Kilometres NNE of Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.


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February 19th 2017.
HAMFEST Western and Northern District Amateur Radio Club  - Sunday 19th February 2017. -  You Missed It!
10am Werribee Masonic centre 223 Watton St, Werribee Vic 3030. (info)
Melways map ref 205, H9, Entry is only $6.00. Doors open from 10.00am.


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March 26th 2017.
EMDRC Hamfest Sunday 26th March 2017. -  You Missed It!
Great Ryrie Primary School Heathmont Vic
Table bookings and more information.



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May 13th 2017
Moorabbin and District Radio Club (Website) (Facebook) - You Missed It!



The MDRC Annual Hamfest
(Link) is in May, traditionally on the Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.
The MDRC Hamfest is widely renown as the Biggest Hamfests in Melbourne and surrounds with a huge turnout each year. Many Travel great distances to attend the MDRC Annual Hamfest from Interstate and often from overseas.

2017 Information:
Date: Saturday the 13th of May 2017 – The day before Mother’s Day
Time: Door opens at 10am
Location: Southern Community Center – 27 Rupert Drive Mulgrave. Enter via Huxley Drive off Police Road.
Cost: $7 – Free Tea & Coffee + One (1) Major Door Prize Entry Ticket
Repeater Communications: Contact other patrons attending the MDRC Hamfest via VK3RSE, 439.900mhz.

Traders information:
Doors open at 7:30am for traders
Tables are $20 for a 1.8M table
Traders get one (1) entry and (1) helper sticker as well as a meal voucher included within their table fee.

Contact Details:
Contact Graeme VK3GL or Lee VK3GK for table bookings, tables are limited so get in early! E-mail for bookings.



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GippsTech 2017
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 July (Website)

Several prominent VK VHF/UHF/microwave amateurs attend the Ham Radio event in Friedrichshafen each year. The 2017 event is occurring two weeks later than usual. Therefore EZARC has decided to hold GippsTech 2017 on the first weekend in July. Start making your plans.



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July 22nd 2017
 Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club will be hosting another hamfest in 2017,
The hamfest will be held on July 22nd at The Cranbourne Public Hall (Link) (Website)

Bookings may be made for tables by contacting Di Jackson VK3JDI via email.

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September 10th 2017.
SADARC - Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club
S.A.D.A.R.C. Famous Annual Hamfest
(Confirmed)
Sunday 10th September 2017 at St Augustines Hall,
Orr Street Shepparton. (info) (link)



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November 5th 2017.
Ballarat Amateur Radio Group
BARG Hamvention will be held on Sunday 5th November 2017.


When:    BARG Hamvention 2017 will be held on Sunday the 5th of November.
Where:   The BARG Hamvention 2017 will be held at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club
which is located at the corner of Rubicon and Sutton Streets, Ballarat. 3350. (Next to the Trotting Track) (Map)

* Doors open at 10:00 am.
* Entry is $6.00 per person and cost of hiring a table $10 each (1.8m)
* There will be trade displays from the usual traders.
* The usual and popular pre-loved equipment displays and sales. (You never know what you may find!!.)
* Food and drinks will be available on the premises.

For information and bookings, contact Hamvention Coordinator: Roger VK3ADE
Email To: hamvention2017@barg.org.au
We hope to see you again at the 2017 BARG Hamvention.


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November 12  2017

Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio Club in association with Eastbourne Primary School
will be held on Sunday 12th November 2017 at Eastbourne Primary School Auditorium
Allambi Avenue, Rosebud Vic. (Mel. 169 K5, follow signs from Boneo Rd.)  
Located on Victoria's beautiful Mornington Peninsula

Talk in on VK3RSP (146.675) from 8 AM

FEATURING:

Technical forums -
Traders - Pre-Loved Gear Sales, Components, Antennae
Great Door Prizes - Ham Radio Vehicles - Demonstrations - Talk-in from 8:00 am
Emergency Services Comms Display - Free Tables available for Club Promotions
RadioFest is Fully Catered and Undercover

Food Sales, Show & Tell, Pre-Entry Tickets from 8:00 am,
 Main Doors open 9:30 am 
Entry $6.00 - Children under 12 admitted free
* further updates: see this site or on Rosebud RadioFest at Facebook 

(Link) and (Facebook)

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April 22nd 2017. REDFEST & Q-Fest Comference
Redcliffe and Districts Radio Club  -  You Missed It!




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April 28th - May 1st -  You Missed It!
RADAR Club
Clairview Gathering
April 28 - May 1st between Rockhampton and Mackay.


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June 3rd 2017.
Brisbane Amateur Radio Club  -  You Missed It!
BARCFEST  (info)


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July 22nd 2017.
Caboolture Radio Club
Caboolture Hamfest  - Saturday 22 July 2017 contact Gordon VK4FO 0403077028.

The Caboolture Radio Club Hamfest will be held on the 22nd July 2017 at the usual venue, 169 Smiths Road CABOOLTURE.
Big Breakfast includes Bacon & Egg Rolls, Sausages, Soft Drinks, Tea/Coffee etc.etc.
Plenty of parking space right at the venue.
Tables available now at $20 each. Please book your table as soon as possible.
Opening time - Exhibitors  07:00
                       Public        08:30
Entry is $5.00 per head.
Hope to see you there.
Enquiries 0403077028

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September 9th 2017.
Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club.
SUNFEST Woombye
(Confirmed) (Qld) Saturday 9th September 2017(info)

The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club will be holding their annual SUNFEST on September 9th at the Woombye School of Arts hall Blackall st Woombye. UBD Map 66F12, and for those regulars it's at the usual place.

This is an event for Amateur Radio Operators, CB Radio users, Radio & Electronics Enthusiasts.
There will be the usual Radio bits n pieces, computers & parts, antennas and electronic components.
We recommend you book a table early as they are quite popular, we look forward to you coming on the day.
Commercial Dearlers are welcome.

Table Bookings are $20 which includes 2 persons.
Entry Fee is $5.00 (also includes a free raffle ticket)
The usual BBQ breakfast will be available at the entry.

The Sunshine Coast ARC will be having a huge cleen up and selling a lot of gear at our table in front of the stage so start saving.

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Central Highlands ARC AGM Weekend

(run by the Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club Inc.)
The famous and popular Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club AGM weekend
will be happening at Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, approx 25km southwest of Emerald,
from 2pm Friday 22nd to 10am Sunday 24th September 2017.
Some hams and support crews will be staying a bit earlier or later at the fabulous lakeside
venue renown for a great climate, friendly management and buckets o redclaw for the catching.
The venue is just down the road from the impressive Fairbairn Dam and the local model aircraft
flight centre.
There will be great chances to catch up with hams and support crews from all over the country
who attend to get involved the only fundraising activity CHARC has to finance the licencing,
maintenance and expansion of the Central Highlands Linked Repeater System, analogue, digital and APRS.
Experience the raffles, the famous Money Board, gastronomic feed ups (with dessert) and the Mega-Auction
held in the huge camp kitchen shelter.
Make sure you bring treasure to the Auction and if possible also include a mysteriously wrapped item
for the Mystery part of the auction.
Get cracking and get your accommodation booking in now.
Visit www.lakemaraboonholidayvillage.com.au  on the interweb
or phone the friendly reception people on 07 49823677
and for catering purposes make sure you let CHARC Events Co-ordinator Helen/VK4FHEL know you are attending on
email, or by sms on 0412038033 or on the CHARC Facebook Page.

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Cardwell Gathering October Long Weekend

(run by The Townsville Amateur Radio Club Inc.)
The Cardwell Gathering will be taking place from Friday afternoon September 29th to
Monday morning October 2nd 2017 at the Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park.
This is a call to all Hams and support crews and anyone interested in taking up
the hobby of Amateur Radio to spend a long weekend in paradise
- meeting up with friends
- swap ideas
- catch up on new techniques
- build a new thingie
- cook up a masterpiece
- socialise
- engage in extreme loafing (a lost art form)
- visit the local attractions such as
  the Rainforest to Reef Info Centre
  Telegraph Museum
  nice cafes and restaurants
  the Jetty to view dugongs, turtles or Bruiser the Croc
  Coral Sea Memorial Park
  Forest Drive, Cardwell Lookout or the more challenging Dalrymple Gap
  Girringun Cultural Centre
  the Blues Festival which will be in town all weekend
- kill a fish or two
- mangle a Jesse's Famous Pie or three
- visit the Saturday Morning Markets at the Coral Sea Memorial Park
- engage in some group games for young and old
- do glorious battle in the famous North Vs South cricket match
- bend your mind to the fullest at Shazza's Trivia Challenge
- recycle some treasure at the famous Monster Auction.

The Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park has a wide range of accommodation
choices from luxury ocean view villas, executive and standard motel rooms,
poolside cabins, powered and unpowered sites that can take from the biggest rig
down to the smallest swag. Some people are lucky enough to say a bit before or a
bit after the event to take in some extended tours of the region or engage in even
more extreme loafing in paradise.
Find out more about the facilities and accommodation
options by surfing to (link). You can also contact the venue on telephone 07-40668550 or book on the
toll-free number 1800005633 .
The TARC Communications Van, Mop's Big Dome and the Big Tarps will be set up on Site 86.
Hope to see you at Cardwell beside the Sea.

Camping and Caravan accommodation for that long weekend is in high demand !
So avoid disapointment and book now !


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November 11th 2017.
Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society (Confirmed)
Gold Coast Hamfest - Broadbeach Qld
Saturday November 11th 2017.

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April 9th at 10:00–13:00 UTC+09:30  - SCARC buy & sell -  You Missed It!
South Coast Amateur Radio Club (website) (Facebook) is holding a buy/sell at their club room, Railway Road, Seaford Meadows S.A. Stalls will be available, so come on down and have a look at our rooms and bring your unwated radio equipment to sell. A BBQ wi BBQ will be on for the hungry.

Contact the club if you have any questions, thanks, vk5fill.

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June 10th & 11th  -  You Missed It!
The 53rd Annual South East Radio Group Convention (website) will held over the Queen's Birthday weekend Saturday June 10th and Sunday June 11th 2017.

Convention activities will also include Trader tables with new and second hand gear. Australian Fox Hunting Championships will be on again as will the Home Brew competition. As last year was such a fun event the Sunday night Dinner will be held again immediately after presentation of a technical nature and the trophies from the weekends competition.

Saturday doors open from 12:00 til 16:00, Sunday from 9:00am.

Admission for the weekend is the same as last year at $5.00.
Trader tables can be secured for $10.00

Final Convention Program can be found here (Link)  For Trader Table and Dinner bookings contact here.



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November 12th 2017
Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society. Sunday November 12th 2017.
Goodwood Community Centre. Rosa Street Goodwood.
Private sellers $10 a trestle, with entry from 0730. Buyers $5. Entry to the Sale hall from 0930am.  Contact Roy vk5nrg@wia.org.au or David vk5kc@wia.org.au
Food and Drinks and door prizes on the day.

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Saturday 4th February 2017.
Peel Amateur Radio Group -  You Missed It!
PARG Swap Meet will be on Saturday 4th  February 2017 at Bortolo Pavilion in Mandurah W.A. It is a short walk from the train station.
Address via the below link: Google Maps

Jaycar, Future Systems and of course Mark from Tet-Emtron attending – looks like a full house.

Doors open for Sellers at 0800 hrs and for buyers at 0900 to approximately 1200 hrs. Doors closed by 1300 hrs.
Refreshments will be available.
Sellers– tables free. Sellers & Buyers $5 entry per person.
Raffle tickets will be on sale $5 each or 5 for $20.


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9th of April 2017 -  You Missed It!
(Club website) (Club news and events calendar)
You are all warmly invited  to HARGfest, our annual Amateur Radio swap meet  to be held on Sunday 9th of April this year.
The venue will be the same excellent hall as last year – The Lesmurdie Hall at 96 Gladys Road Lesmurdie.
Entry for sellers at 9.00am and for buyers at 10.00am. Food and drink available all day including the popular HARGburgers.
The raffle will be held at 1.00pm and doors close at 2.00. Entry fee is the usual $5 for every person attending, both buyers and sellers.
Tables are free but if you have something to sell please book your table early as last year they booked up really quickly.
Bookings to vk6zms@iinet.net.au  Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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October 1st 2017.
The Northern Corridor Radio Group is holding the annual ‘HAMFEST’ on Sunday ?? August 2017.

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November ??
The Northern Corridor Radio Group is holding the annual NCRG CAR BOOT SALE November 2017.

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VK8
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ZL


Club station ZL1IB Te Puke in the Bay of Plenty
has a sale in the first Saturday of March every year
(website)
  -  You Missed It!


20th. May 2017, ZL1REG, Radio Electronics Group(Inc.), Br.89 NZART Sale Day at the Glenview Club, Hamilton.
(Facebook Group) (Website) 
-  You Missed It!

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(KIWI) Queens Birthday Weekend 3rd to 4th June 2017
-  You Missed It!

"NZART
Conference 2017" - Celebrating the 91st Anniversary of NZART (info)
 Rotorua Branch 33 invites NZART members and their guests to the weekend activities in Rotorua.

Come and visit New Zealand Coolest Hotspot.
The venue for this years conference is the Sudima Hotel located in Rotorua City/Geothermal Paradise.

If you have any other questions please contact the organisers.
Phone contact for queries should preferably be in the early evening.
Home Phone (07) 3459 687
Cellphone       (021) 261 5155


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ZL

Napier Amateur Radio Club (Website) (Yahoo Group)
Hawke’s Bay Hamfest tentative date is April 7th 2018.


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February ?? 2018.
Oxley Region Antenna Shootout and Foxhunt Day - Port Macquarie (contact the club)
Sunday ?? February 2018 Start 10.00 am Tuffins Lane Sports Fields BBQ Lunch.

The club’s popular annual Antenna Shootout and Foxhunt day will be held on Sunday ?? February 2018 at the Tuffins Lane sports fields. The large flat open fields make an ideal VHF and UHF antenna testing range. There is a lot of interest in antenna performance this year with several members already busily constructing new antennas especially for the shootout. It is always interesting to see how home brew antennas perform in comparison to the various commercially built antennas.
As well as the antenna shootout, the day at the Tuffins Lane sports fields is a great social occasion with a bacon and egg breakfast from the barbeque followed by a sausage sizzle lunch. A number of pedestrian foxhunts will be run during the day. This is a perfect opportunity to hone the skills in readiness for the Urunga Convention and the ORARC Field Day foxhunts in the coming months.


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February 26th 2017
CCARC Central Coast Amateur Radio Club
WYONG Field Day Sunday 26th February 2017 (info) (link)

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April ??

Westlakes Amateur Radio Club will be holding there 9th Car Boot Sale on Saturday, 1st of April.
Come along and set up a stall, no cost to set up, just bring your own table and shade.
Come and grab a bargain.... No entry cost.
BBQ, hot and cold drinks available. All welcome.

Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie  which is 100 Kilometres NNE of Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.

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April  ?? 2018.
Urunga Convention   
Remember to mark your calendars for the 69th annual Urunga Convention during Easter 2018. An The "Urunga Radio Convention" - Fox hunting, Radio field day, which has been running continuously since the first convention in 1949 (info)

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??  June 2018.
Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club
Field Day
(Confirmed)
- Port Macquarie. (Info) (Google Map)
Saturday ??th - Sunday ??th June 2018 (Queen's Birthday weekend)
The ORARC 2018 Field Day takes place on Saturday the ??h and Sunday the ??th of June during the Queen’s Birthday Weekend. The Field Day venue will again be the Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club building in Matthew Flinders Drive at Lighthouse Beach. Last year’s Field Day was a great success and this year’s event will be even bigger and better.


 
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August  ?? 2018.
The Summerland Amateur Radio Club is holding its SARCFEST at the clubrooms at Richmond Hill, near Lismore, on
Sunday August 27 ?? 2017. (info)


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September ?? 2018.
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club.
Westlakes Field Day Sunday September ?? 2017. (info)

Westlakes Amateur Radio Club is located at York Street,Teralba on the Western
shores of Lake Macquarie  which is 100 Kilometres NNE of Sydney and 10 Kilometres
SW of Newcastle NSW.


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February ?? 2018.
HAMFEST Western and Northern District Amateur Radio Club  - Sunday ?? February 2017.
10am Werribee Masonic centre 223 Watton St, Werribee Vic 3030. (info)
Melways map ref 205, H9, Entry is only $6.00. Doors open from 10.00am.


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March 25th 2018. - Confirmed
EMDRC Hamfest 2018 - Sunday 25th March - Great Ryrie Primary School,
Heathmont. 
Table bookings and more information.


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May ?? 2018
Moorabbin and District Radio Club (Website) (Facebook)



The MDRC Annual Hamfest
(Link) is in May, traditionally on the Saturday, the day before Mother’s Day.
The MDRC Hamfest is widely renown as the Biggest Hamfests in Melbourne and surrounds with a huge turnout each year. Many Travel great distances to attend the MDRC Annual Hamfest from Interstate and often from overseas.

2018 Information:
Date: Saturday the ?? of May 2018
Time: Door opens at 10am
Location: Southern Community Center – 27 Rupert Drive Mulgrave. Enter via Huxley Drive off Police Road.
Cost: $7 – Free Tea & Coffee + One (1) Major Door Prize Entry Ticket
Repeater Communications: Contact other patrons attending the MDRC Hamfest via VK3RSE, 439.900mhz.

Traders information:
Doors open at 7:30am for traders
Tables are $20 for a 1.8M table
Traders get one (1) entry and (1) helper sticker as well as a meal voucher included within their table fee.

Contact Details:
Contact Graeme VK3GL or Lee VK3GK for table bookings, tables are limited so get in early! E-mail for bookings.


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GippsTech 2018
Saturday & Sunday ?? July (Website)

Start making your plans.



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July ?? 2018
 Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club will be hosting another hamfest in 2018,
The hamfest will be held on July ?? at The Cranbourne Public Hall (Link) (Website)

Bookings may be made for tables by contacting Di Jackson VK3JDI via email.

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September ??h 2018.
SADARC - Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club
S.A.D.A.R.C. Famous Annual Hamfest
(Confirmed)
Sunday ?? September 2018 at St Augustines Hall,
Orr Street Shepparton. (info) (link)



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November ?? 2018.
Ballarat Amateur Radio Group
BARG Hamvention will be held on Sunday ?? November 2018.


When:    BARG Hamvention 2017 will be held on Sunday the 5th of November.
Where:   The BARG Hamvention 2017 will be held at the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club
which is located at the corner of Rubicon and Sutton Streets, Ballarat. 3350. (Next to the Trotting Track) (Map)

* Doors open at 10:00 am.
* Entry is $6.00 per person and cost of hiring a table $10 each (1.8m)
* There will be trade displays from the usual traders.
* The usual and popular pre-loved equipment displays and sales. (You never know what you may find!!.)
* Food and drinks will be available on the premises.

For information and bookings, contact Hamvention Coordinator: Roger VK3ADE
Email To: hamvention2017@barg.org.au
We hope to see you again at the 2018 BARG Hamvention.


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November ??  2018

Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio Club in association with Eastbourne Primary School
will be held on Sunday 12th November 2017 at Eastbourne Primary School Auditorium
Allambi Avenue, Rosebud Vic. (Mel. 169 K5, follow signs from Boneo Rd.)  
Located on Victoria's beautiful Mornington Peninsula

Talk in on VK3RSP (146.675) from 8 AM

FEATURING:

Technical forums -
Traders - Pre-Loved Gear Sales, Components, Antennae
Great Door Prizes - Ham Radio Vehicles - Demonstrations - Talk-in from 8:00 am
Emergency Services Comms Display - Free Tables available for Club Promotions
RadioFest is Fully Catered and Undercover

Food Sales, Show & Tell, Pre-Entry Tickets from 8:00 am,
 Main Doors open 9:30 am 
Entry $6.00 - Children under 12 admitted free
* further updates: see this site or on Rosebud RadioFest at Facebook 

(Link) and (Facebook)

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April 22nd 2018. REDFEST & Q-Fest Comference
Redcliffe and Districts Radio Club 




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June ?? 2018.
Brisbane Amateur Radio Club
BARCFEST
(Qld)
Saturday ?? June 2018 (info)


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July ?? 2018.
Caboolture Radio Club
Caboolture Hamfest  - Saturday ?? July 2018 (Info soon)  contact info will be Gordon VK4FO 0403077028.

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September ?? 2018.
Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club.
SUNFEST Woombye
(Confirmed) (Qld) Saturday ?? September 2018 (info)

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November ?? 2018.
Gold Coast Amateur Radio Society
Gold Coast Hamfest - Broadbeach Qld
Saturday November ?? 2018.

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VK5

April ?? 2018 at 10:00–13:00 UTC+09:30  - SCARC buy & sell.
South Coast Amateur Radio Club (website) (Facebook) is holding a buy/sell at their club room, Railway Road, Seaford. Meadows S.A. Stalls will be available, so come on down and have a look at our rooms and bring your unwated radio equipment to sell. A BBQ wi BBQ will be on for the hungry.

Contact the club if you have any questions, thanks, vk5fill.

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June ?? 2018
The 53rd Annual South East Radio Group Convention (website) will held over the Queen's Birthday weekend Saturday June ?? and Sunday June ?? 2018.

Convention activities will also include Trader tables with new and second hand gear. Australian Fox Hunting Championships will be on again as will the Home Brew competition. As last year was such a fun event the Sunday night Dinner will be held again immediately after presentation of a technical nature and the trophies from the weekends competition.

Saturday doors open from 12:00 til 16:00, Sunday from 9:00am.

Admission for the weekend is the same as last year at $5.00.
Trader tables can be secured for $10.00

Final Convention Program can be found here (Link)  For Trader Table and Dinner bookings contact here.


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November ?? 2018
Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society. Sunday November ?? 2018.
Goodwood Community Centre. Rosa Street Goodwood.
Private sellers $10 a trestle, with entry from 0730. Buyers $5. Entry to the Sale hall from 0930am.  Contact Roy vk5nrg@wia.org.au or David vk5kc@wia.org.au
Food and Drinks and door prizes on the day.

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Saturday ?? February 2018.
Peel Amateur Radio Group
PARG Swap Meet will be on Saturday 4th  February 2017 at Bortolo Pavilion in Mandurah W.A. It is a short walk from the train station.
Address via the below link: Google Maps

Jaycar, Future Systems and of course Mark from Tet-Emtron attending – looks like a full house.

Doors open for Sellers at 0800 hrs and for buyers at 0900 to approximately 1200 hrs. Doors closed by 1300 hrs.
Refreshments will be available.
Sellers– tables free. Sellers & Buyers $5 entry per person.
Raffle tickets will be on sale $5 each or 5 for $20.


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?? of April 2018
(Club website) (Club news and events calendar)
You are all warmly invited  to HARGfest, our annual Amateur Radio swap meet  to be held on Sunday ?? of April this year.
The venue will be the same excellent hall as last year – The Lesmurdie Hall at 96 Gladys Road Lesmurdie.
Entry for sellers at 9.00am and for buyers at 10.00am. Food and drink available all day including the popular HARGburgers.
The raffle will be held at 1.00pm and doors close at 2.00. Entry fee is the usual $5 for every person attending, both buyers and sellers.
Tables are free but if you have something to sell please book your table early as last year they booked up really quickly.
Bookings to vk6zms@iinet.net.au  Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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October ?? 2018.
The Northern Corridor Radio Group is holding the annual ‘HAMFEST’ on Sunday ?? August 2018.

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November ?? 2018
The Northern Corridor Radio Group is holding the annual NCRG CAR BOOT SALE November 2018.

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September 2018.
Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania.
Miena Hamfest Saturday, ??
September 2018 at 8:00–18:00.

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