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Clairview Radio Weekend.

Posted by David Christmas on February 28, 2014 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Well I started sorting out gear i want to get rid of at Clairview radio weekend this year

it is a great weekend with the auction on the Saturday night where a lot of spare

radio gear get's sold also computer's (old one's) and bit's of computer gear and

I have a lot of gear to go up there this year.

Part 2 of EMCOMM Training

Posted by David Christmas on March 30, 2011 at 12:43 AM Comments comments (0)

Well part two of EMCOMM training what a joke and a BIG waste of

money if your not a local from the Bundaberg area don't waste

your time doing it (more so if you come from a small town) with

only one or two amateur's in it then you don't have a chance

of passing the course and getting a certificate and the course

is not even worth doing.


Posted by David Christmas on March 15, 2011 at 3:26 AM Comments comments (0)

Well i arrived home from Bundaberg last Sunday night after doing

part two of the EMCOMM'S Course and at the moment I would not

recommend doing it to any one at the moment due to one or two

thing's that happened down there last weekend but i might change

my mind about it but will see in about five week's if i do or not.


Posted by David Christmas on March 11, 2011 at 5:04 PM Comments comments (0)

I am in Bundaberg at the moment for part two of the EMCOMMS course

and drive home to Mount Morgan tomorrow (Sunday) night.

EMCOMM Training

Posted by David Christmas on January 31, 2011 at 6:12 PM Comments comments (0)

I started my EMCOMM training in Bundaberg last weekend and had a

great time the course is a WIA sponsored Emergency Communications

Operator Training Course the last part of the course is in March and

I will be driving down to Bundaberg for it.

For more info see

Backpack Radio

Posted by David Christmas on January 20, 2011 at 7:22 AM Comments comments (0)

Hi Everyone, I have been busy setting up my portable backpack radio

with my icom ic-706 mk2 (see my backpack photo in the photo part of

this web site) Maree and I are going camping this weekend at the top

of the Mount Morgan Range and i am taking VHF, UHF and HF with me

so i will see how many contact's i get for the weekend.

Wireless Institute of Australia

Posted by David Christmas on January 9, 2011 at 1:09 AM Comments comments (0)

Well i rejoined the Wireless Institute of Australia on the 6/1/11 to do an

emergency communication's course as i could not do the course

unless i was a member of the WIA , i have not been a member for

a few year's so i will see how the 12 month's go as to if i stay a

member after 12 month's.

Mast Accident.

Posted by David Christmas on December 7, 2010 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The other day my 80 mx dipole rope broke at the top of my 30 foot mast

so i put a ladder up the side of the mast and climbed it to put a new rope

though the mast pully but only got halfway though the job when the

ground gave way and the mast and i both hit the road beside my house

i have just put some photo's of the accident on the photo page of

this web site...David   VK4DJC.

Bridge Structural Inspection Report

Posted by David Christmas on October 31, 2010 at 5:21 AM Comments comments (0)

I have just scaned the bridge structural inspection report on the web site

on the photo page it makes good reading will be good to see what the

Rockhampton City Council does about the bridge so check out the doc's

on the photo page of this site.

Bridge Public Meeting 31/10/10

Posted by David Christmas on October 31, 2010 at 3:31 AM Comments comments (0)

I went to the 12pm midday public meeting about the tipperary suspension bridge

the rockhampton mayor was there and ended up walking out on the meeting

there were a lot of people there with a lot of question's and not too many answer's

i now have a copy of the structural inspection report so if anyone want's a copy

of it leave a message on the contact form on this web site..