The Westlakes news broadcast is transmitted
every Sunday at 9am on
2 meters at 146.900
(the Hunter Radio Group's Repeater)
WARC News 15-9-2019
With the number of cars making the car park at the Club
yesterday, look rather like a used car lot, one could
have been forgiven for thinking were requiring an
L.M.V.D. licence. Part of the blame must go to John EV
and his cohorts for running such popular classes, People
are queuing up to gain a semblance of sense about our
fascinating hobby. Keep up the good work John.
Yesterday was the all-important meeting day and was
started off at 1100hrs with the committee meeting.
Stephen and Ike arrived and it appeared Ike was still in
bludge mode, with a wandering eye for any tempting
morsels that might have been around.
Maurie CD scored an early mark from his air conditioner
installations as it has been decided to defer the
installation/replacement of the air-con in the Shack to
a later date owing to the classes being undertaken next
After the Committee Meeting it was time for lunch in the
form of the traditional Sausage Sanger, provided by the
culinary skills of Ian FIAN, who showed his prowess and
abilities in handling the tongs. Unfortunately he was
pretty quickly reminded by those present that he had
forgotten the onions. Such a misdemeanour is apparently
a cardinal sin at Westlakes. It appears that one needs
to know their onions to become an amateur. Hi hi.
Even Dave RD finally got his act together and remembered
to find his way to the club, after telling everyone on
the Ezybee yesterday morning that it was Saturday the
15th September. Mind you Dave wasn’t the only one
confused, as while he was sitting dining on his
sandwich, he decided he would like to share it with the
local mascot, the magpie. Even it didn’t know what day
it was either, because it failed to show up at all.
It was also reported that something had died in the
ceiling of the Club Rooms after eating several doses of
rat baits. How do we know this? Have a wander around the
premises when you next visit and the reason will become
Our two visitors last week who in turn joined up as
members, spent yesterday morning in the Shack, getting
to grips with one of the radios. It would appear that
their next investment is to be a 7300. It’s hoped that
they can fire up their old Realistic scanner, so they
can hear us talk about them on this media.
After the social niceties of lunch, it was time for a
quick clean-up and onto the meeting which started wee
bit later than normal. This was of course after Ike had
demolished his obligatory sausage. One of the happier
moments during the meeting, was the formalisation of the
Philip and Suzanne’s application for membership to the
club. Having paid their dues, it was pretty much “Job
Philip and Suzanne’s mode of transport has intrigued a
few, that being an Indian motor cycle. One thinks they
will be good mates with Herb ZVF, and the “I’ve Been
Everywhere Man.” himself, Les LT.
Congrats and welcome to the club. Just to show that
joining Westlakes means working for Westlakes Suzanne
was asked to draw the Meat Raffle, as last week’s winner
Gloria had left us in the lurch and decided to go home
to Parkes. The illusive Meat Tray went home under the
arm of Alex ZM.
Now to coming events.
Saturday 12th October – our October general meeting day.
Sunday 13th October the infamous Westlakes Field Day
with barbeques, raffles, car boot sale, auction, heaps
of comradery and I said raffles didn’t I? A special note
here about this year’s Radio Raffle. It will be drawn at
the Field Day at 1300hrs. If you haven’t got your
tickets in, there is only four weeks and 3 hours and 50
minutes left. (at the time of reading this on air.)
Sunday 24th November Christmas Party to be held at the
Cardiff R S L with an all you can eat Lunch time buffet.
Those wishing to attend need to notify the Treasurer,
and pay the $20.00 per head. If more convenient, just do
a direct deposit into our bank account stating the word
Christmas and your callsign. There will also be a lucky
door prize, and no it’s not a Meat Tray and it will be
“Free.” All you have to do is be there having previously
paid your $20.00 of course.
And finally from the Reminder Department, don’t forget
to scour your properties for any paraphernalia that
would gain a dollar or two for the club in the upcoming
Field Day Auction. This year Dave RD has agreed to be
the Auctioneer again, but will need the odd runner to
help locate the odd sixpence he keeps looking for.
That’s the problem with doing such a great job last
year. We just keep asking.