The Event 7-9 April 2017 Antennapalooza 2017, hosted by the Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club will be held in South Gippsland this year. The venue is in Foster, right on the doorstep to the Wilson's Promontory National Park, as well as having three SOTA peaks within 10-40 minutes and three beautiful beaches, all suitable for portable operations. Come along and put a face to the call sign. Renew old friendships; test and compare stations and antennae and general enjoy a great weekend in a casual friendly environment.

7th April please feel welcome to arrive 12pm onward for an informal afternoon and evening

8th April Saturday morning

Saturday Afternoon 2pm to 4.30pm



Paul    VK5PAS

World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) Award

Paul    VK5PAS

VK5 National & Conservation Parks Award

Tony    VK3VTH

Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award

Peter    VK3PF

Have fun with SOTA

We plan on having a display table with information on these awards

Equipment displays and antennas

Well known portable operators Ron VK3AFW, Paul VK5PAS, Peter VK3PF & Tony VK3VTH will

all be on-hand to answer questions and discuss these awards, as well as their equipment and

how they go about enjoying these facets of the hobby.  Enjoy a casual beer and chat about

portable operating and awards after these presentations.

Saturday Evening 6pm onward

Sunday Morning 10.30am 12 midday



Brenton VK3YB delivered by Chris VK3QB

WSPR Building and operating the Ultimate3 qrp labs kit.  A practical and interesting project.  Great introduction to low power digital modes and studying propagation.

Ian       VK3BUF

Auxiliary power in your car

Sunday Afternoon

3pm    Get up close and personal with the cows those interested can come and visit a small milking dairy in operation
 (numbers will be limited and there are physical demands and risks associated with this activity).  This activity may be cancelled at short notice.

Feel welcome to camp over Sunday evening.  We ask that you vacate Antennapalooza by 12midday on Monday 10th April.

Remember you are just 4 kms from Foster Town; IGA and Foodworks as well as a good Pizza, hamburger and fish n chips take-away on 5682 2743

Safety your safety and welfare is important to us.

For more information:


Phone: 0429 187 593

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