Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc
Registered No A0042780C




Melbourne March 2024 Luncheon

The Melbourne March 2024 Luncheon of the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc will take place from 12.00 noon (for a 12.30pm start) on Thursday 21st March 2024 at the Caulfield RSL, 4 St Georges Road, Elsternwick, Victoria

The guest speaker at the luncheon will be Michael Goode VK3BDL who will present a talk about 'Holiday Dx-ing'. His talk will include early history of portable and mobile operation, the permissions you need to operate in a foreign country, what is a CEPT country and what equipment to take with you. Operating from and fitting an antenna to a hire car and getting your radio equipment through customs Xray machines. Successes and failures. How FT8 has changed the portable landscape. Mike has operated from 20 countries, four continents, and held 8 international callsigns.

The Caulfield RSL offers a two course meal at a cost of $36.00 per head. Tea and coffee will be available for free. Soft drink, wine and other drinks can be purchased from the bar. Off street parking is available.

RAOTC members are welcome to bring a friend, but we must have firm bookings to ‘RAOTC Luncheon, PO Box 107, Mentone 3194 no later than Monday, 18th March 2024. You can also book using email or telephone, and  please see the page Payment of money to the RAOTC

Any queries to be addressed to Mike Goode VK3BDL at  or  phone 0412 221 649.

Perth Luncheon

The popular and well attended monthly luncheons for RAOTC members and friends in and around Perth are held on the second Tuesday of each month. The VK6 RAOTC group has a new venue, the Woodbridge Hotel, East Guildford
We will meet at 11.30 am for lunch at 12 midday. This is not a buffet meal, but excellent food, in both pensioner and standard portions, are available. We would like to place the orders at 12 midday so please don't be late.

We would appreciate as many of you as possible attending as we have booked for 20 with provision for more if needed. The rail passes 250 metres away and the station to disembark is East Guildford with a short walk over the railway crossing to reach the pub. Plenty of parking in the carpark and in Water St ( known as Bushmead Rd if coming from the east)

Other venues are always open to consideration; however It is important that any new venue is very close to a railway station for those who come from Mandurah and South Geraldton. Any queries please direct them to Phil VK6ZKO. The booking with the hotel is made in the name of the RAOTC
.Phils email address is -:

Adelaide Luncheon

None currently planned


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