Antennapalooza is a casual gathering for radio hams interested in social and technical activities. Old hands and new comers alike will benefit from this event.  The brief presentations in the central pavilion will help in understanding and resolving interference issues.  On the Saturday Evening there will be an open fire in a concrete pit fireplace in the treed area.  This will be subject to fire restrictions on the day, but this is unlikely to be a problem in March.

Established operators can treat this event is an opportunity for setting up and trying out antennas; there’s loads of space to spread out. Dipoles, EFHW, portable masts etc.  Bring along some gear and see what you can hear.  QRM in the area is generally very low. (with the exception of the noise will generate during demonstrations!)

Do I need to book?

Bookings are not essential, but the organisers would appreciate a quick pre-registration if you intend to come along.  Simply send an email with your name, a callsign (if you have one) with an indication of which days you are likely to attend.  This will help us work out how many visitors to expect.

This event is open to members of the host clubs and friends who accompany members. It is not a public event, but visitors known to members are welcome.  Other regional clubs may also have received invitations.  Attendees will be asked to make an entry in the Visitor Log to be set up in the Main Pavilion.  It is important for the organisers to keep a record of visitor numbers for the event.

email to: sparky@dcsi.net.au

Call-ins will be on 145.450 MHz and also on VK-DRM TG3803

How much?

Nothing.  This event is funded entirely by donations from EMDRC, FAMPARC, (two other clubs pending) and the Radio Amateur Society of Australia.  

If you intend to stay but don’t want to cook on the Saturday evening, you can grab a take-away dinner from nearby Drouin. (excellent Fish & Chip and Pizza shops are in the main street)  Otherwise, bring some food along to put on the barbecue provided.  A small pavilion will also be set up with free tea & coffee making facilities.