To all members of the West Australian Repeater Group Inc.
Thank you very much for your continued support over the last year. With COVID-19 impacting our meetings so much, it has definitely been a difficult year for all of us. With your subscriptions, you have kept WARG on air for another year, and helped improve our network of repeaters in VK6.
The time has come for subscriptions to be paid for the 2022/2023 period.
WARG Annual Subscriptions are still only $25 per year. One of the cheapest clubs in VK6.
Subscriptions can be paid by bank transfer as usual to the following account:
BSB 633 000 Account No. 144144953 at Bendigo Bank. Remember to identify yourself with your call sign when transferring funds so we know who it is from.
Electronic funds transfer is preferred, but we still take cheques to PO Box 2513 Mt. Claremont 6010 or cash at meetings and events.
Steve Kennedy (VK6SJ) has kindly donated some solar panels to anybody that makes a donation to WARG ($10 per panel). They are 270W 35VDC panels and Steve has 10 left at this stage. (As of Sunday morning)
If you would like to make a donation and score a free solar panel in the process, please contact Steve – email@example.com
Donations can be sent to: WA Repeater Group, Bendigo Bank. BSB 633 000 Account No. 144144953 Comment: Your callsign or name, and “SOLAR PANELS” or “DONATION”.
Email evidence of the donation to Steve.
Subject to availability. Please contact Steve to ensure there are still panels left.
Apologies for the late notice, but the next WARG meeting this Monday 7th February will not be an in-person gathering, but take place remotely, via a Skype link.
The link has been set up courtesy of Matt VK6ML, It will be opened up at 7pm on Monday 7/2/2022, and stay open for the duration of the meeting.
For visitors and others wishing to join the meeting, please ask them to contact myself, WARG Secretary VK6AXB via firstname.lastname@example.org , I will contact them and email the link to them directly.
WARG Committee has decided not to proceed with a face-to-face meeting this Monday for two main reasons – firstly, the uncertainty about Covid cases circulating in the metro area, and also because several key members can’t attend in person on Monday night (myself included), but are OK with remote attendance.
I am finalising documents for the meeting and these will be sent tomorrow….
The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 4th October 2021 at the 1st Pelican Point Sea Scout Group, 12 Australia II Drive Crawley. (Down the end past the yacht club) Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start. Tea and coffee are available. All are welcome.
We will also be holding a Working Bee, building 2/70 POGO Stick Antennas for anybody that is interested.
The next WARG meeting is to be held Monday 6th September 2021 at the 1st Pelican Point Sea Scout Group, 12 Australia II Drive Crawley. (Down the end past the yacht club) Doors open at 19:00 for a 19:30 start. Tea and coffee are available. All are welcome.
Given the events of the last 24 hours with more COVID cases in the community, and this morning further restrictions announced, the WARG Committee has taken the decision to postpone our face-to-face Annual General Meeting, which was scheduled for tomorrow evening, May 3rd. Instead of the AGM, we will be holding an on-air general meeting / net tomorrow evening (which will NOT be the AGM), I will separately circulate advice / agenda re this.
Our apologies for the short notice, and the inconvenience – however in the current situation we felt it’s not wise to continue with the face-to-face meeting as planned. While it seems there are no restrictions (as yet) that would absolutely prevent us travelling or meeting in person – given the present situation, it’s better that we don’t do so. The announcement of further restrictions could be imminent…
The AGM advice circulated in early April foreshadowed this possibility, and stated that if the physical meeting was not possible, the AGM would become an on-air meeting instead. However, on further reflection Committee members felt that postponing the AGM until the next scheduled face-to-face meeting date (Monday 14th June) was preferable to trying it as an on-air meeting again.
While we did last years’ AGM as an on-air meeting, that was relatively early in the pandemic, and at a time when it was unclear how long the COVID restrictions would be in place for. We now know that the lockdowns don’t last forever, and it’s possible we could be back meeting face-to-face in a few weeks, much more preferable for an AGM. Our experience of the on-air meetings is that they are inferior to face-to-face gatherings in many respects, and given the nature of the AGM and discussions, the possibility we will need to vote on office bearers etc, it would be desirable to try for a face-to-face AGM at the next opportunity.
There is no problem with this re our rules – we have 6 months from the start of our financial year (1st April) to conduct the AGM – gives us until the end of September, worst-case.
(Naturally, if in the next weeks the situation became drastically worse and the lockdowns were to continue for an extended period, we would then revisit this and look at doing the AGM on-air or remotely somehow – hopefully this does not happen, however).
Happy to discuss or clarify as required. Thank you to all members for your understanding.
73, and Best Regards, Anthony VK6AXB Secretary, WARG
On Air Meeting Details
The next WARG monthly meeting is to be held on air Monday 3 May 2021 on repeater VK6RLM (146.750), not at our regular venue. The meeting will commence at the regular time of 19:30 hours. Hope to hear a few people on the net.
If you wish to participate in the meeting, you can do so by the following: Radio: Repeater VK6RLM 146.750MHz -0.6Mhz offset ALLSTAR: Node 28608 Echolink: Node 909122