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Timeline 1983 to Present....


HILLS AMATEUR RADIO GROUP Inc.

History Timeline

1983 to 2013

Prepared by Richard Grocott VK6BMW

January 2013



Year

Event

Date


Inaugural Meeting at Kalamunda Hotel VK6SU and VK6HQ

28/01/1983

1983

move meeting place to the Kalamunda Senior High School

1987

VK6HQ established the first edition of the "Beacon" the HARG Newsletter.

30th January

1987

the Hills Amateur Radio Group stood before a Justice of the Peace for the swearing of the deeds of incorporation

3 February

1987

30 Founder memberships were established

February

1987

the Club calling frequency of 145.600 MHz Simplex was adopted, later to change to 146.45 to accommodate Novices on 2 metres.

10th August

1987

Award from the Wireless Institute of Australia for Outstanding Service to Amateur Radio".

8th December

1987

Kalamunda Festival a display was held in Stirk Park

1987

JOTA with Roleystone Guides and Brownies entering JOTA for the first time

1988

VI88WA - the Bicentenary callsign was activated

February

1988

Approach to Kalamunda Shire for permanent premises

April

1988

Kalamunda Festival on 25 February.

1989

JOTA

21,22 October

1989

move to PAXHILL Guide Hall

28 October

1989

Kalamunda Festival

28 October

1990

new club premises security update

early part

1990

JOTA 1990

October

1990

Kalamunda Festival

27 October

1991

John Moyle Contest on at Mt Gungin

16 March

1991

Radio Orientated Fun Car Rally (or Radioactive Rally !!)

7 April

1991

Camp Quality, where a HF station was set up for a week.

1996

Constitution amendments

1996

Challenge to authenticity of club due to lack of a President.

1997

January..discussions with Shire re approval of mast.

1999

SK VK6APM Merv Pegler

2000

Morse Tutor/Beacon ( reported as complete in July , install date unknown )

2000

Car park bitumenised

2003

2M Morse beacon installed at HARG.

26/02/2003

2006

SK Cy Potgieter VK6IK

2007

Sausage sizzle and membership drive. Very successful,  22 people signed the attendance book, many signed up as new members of HARG. AGM meeting to be held on Saturday 8 September 2007.

25 August

2008

Donation of FT1000MP MKV field by Ian VK6LCT

Dec

2009

Hargfest

2009

Antenna refurb, new mast and rotator

2009

SK Geoff White VK6NX

24/10/2009

2009

Shack extension courtesy Roger VK6FRAN

2010

Club Polo shirts with a new emblem/logo

2010

HARGFEST

27/02/2011

2010

John Moyle field day at Mt Gungin

1983

2010

Shack airconditioned by kind donation from Mal VK6LC

2010

WIA Field Day at Wireless Hill

October

2010

Open day to celebrate 100 years of AR in Australia

2011

April HARGFEST

2011

January SK Mick Crowley VK6IN

2011

Pickering Brook Show AR Display

2011 - 2012

Challenge to authority and conduct of Committee

2011

Stirk Park to celebrate  WIA 100 years (World Radio Day)

April

2011

International Lighthouse Weekend North Mole Fremantle AU173

2012

New Rules of Association


16 March

2012

International Lighthouse weekend North Mole Fremantle AU173

2012

ARISS contact for Festival of Perth

Northbridge Piazza - Perth City of Lights - 50th Anniversary of the flight of John Glenn.


20 February

2012

HARGFEST


Disclaimer:-

The dates and events shown in this document have been taken from past Minutes of Meetings and recollections of members. Any errors or omissions are unfortunate and unintentional. It is accepted that not all events have been included due to limited availability of research time.

Please contact the author if you have additional comments or amendments.

Others to be added and/or dated

Morse Tutor install

International Lighthouse  weekends

Camp Quality

JOTA

Awards



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