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Author Topic: Rosebud RadioFest to run again in 2013 Down Under  (Read 7216 times)

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« on: November 05, 2013, 05:26:15 AM »

It's hard to believe that nearly a year has passed since the Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio Club (SPARC) staged it's inaugural Rosebud RadioFest, in the heart of Victoria's beautiful Mornington Peninsula region! (Australia, that is!)

Well, our first effort received so much positive feedback, we've had no difficulty in making the big decision to go again in 2013.

Once again, we are thrilled to have the backing of Eastbourne Primary School's Staff & Volunteers, and that means it all happens in the huge Eastbourne Auditorium in Allambi Avenue, Rosebud West, on Sunday 24th November 2013.

SPARC members have put together a fantastic programme of speakers, displays, forums, traders & more, from all over Australia.

Highlights will be:

ICOM Australia, presenting the incredible new IC-7100 with talks & demos plus the chance to see one of these amazing rigs up close;

A Home Brewing section, to stimulate your creative urges;

 The Australian Vintage Radio Society's stunning array of immaculately restored classic radios;

 Technical forums including;
                      EME - Getting a start in Moonbounce;
                      VSWR Testing - Calibrate your SWR meter
                      Electromagnetic Radiation Physiology - Fact & Calculation

 Show & tells, Ham Radio Vehicles, WICEN, ALARA & others;

Something special, The CFA's Scania Heavy Pumper, plus Rosebud Fire Brigade's brand new state-of-the-art Light Pumper as well as Peninsula Fire Brigade Group's amazing Forward Ops Vehicle. (Check out the comms capabilities fitted to these fascinating firefighting appliances & talk to their highly-trained & knowledgeable crews.)

Eastbourne Primary School's Ultra QRP FM radio station. Have a look at what these kids are doing with 10 micro watts.

 The W.I.A., on hand to answer your every question, with a huge range of books & goodies for sale.

 Tables available free to clubs & organisations wishing to publicise their activities;

 Fantastic door prizes to add a bit more spice!

 Full catering at reasonable prices, so you won't go hungry. We have the best catering in VK!

 Talk-in on 146.675 (VK3RSP) & 439.850 (VK3RPU) from 7:30 am

 Much, much more!! Visit our website at or our Facebook page.

Don't Forget; Peninsula Link is now open, so travel to the Peninsula from Melbourne is quick & simple.
Coming from the West? Why not take the Queenscliffe-Sorrento Ferry, leaving every hour on the hour from 6:oo am, both sides.

We have plenty of off-street parking available, right at the venue itself.

Some details;

Tables can be booked for commercial use at $10.00 each, which includes entry tickets for 2 people.

Entry to the auditorium is from 10:00 am, but displays will be open from 9:00am, & tickets may be purchased at this point also.

Traders & displays can set up from 7:00 am. To help those setting up, our fantastic Parents & Friends Catering Team will take orders & deliver breaky to keep you well-fed.

Entry ticket prices will be $6.00 across the board, but under-12s will be free.

We encourage traders to call soon & book tables, as space (even in our HUGE auditorium!) will shortly be at a premium!

Contact Mark VK3PDG for enquiries, but also see the website.

Bookings can be made by downloading the website booking form.

Mark Bruechert VK3PDG - 0407844063 or
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