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Radio buffs share skills

Dawn Wymer, Steve Reakes, Ilona Reakes and Kathy John at the Amateur Radio open day in Maryborough on Saturday. Photos: NAT BROMHEAD 10m982a
Dawn Wymer, Steve Reakes, Ilona Reakes and Kathy John at the Amateur Radio open day in Maryborough on Saturday. Photos: NAT BROMHEAD 10m982a

AMATEUR radio buffs got to show off the technicalities of their hobby at the weekend and even got some new toys to play with.

A public display of the Maryborough Electronics and Radio Group attracted visitors from the Fraser Coast and further afield who were interested in radio communications.

Club president Geoff Emery said the weekend display at the Maryborough West Scout Hall was a great opportunity to share the hobby with the general public.

“It has been rather successful,” he said.

“We even had one man come in, who didn’t even leave us his name, who had some radio equipment that he wanted to go to a good home.

“He donated it to the club, which was rather tremendous. It’s ideal for the hobbyist so we will definitely be able to use it.”

The club is preparing for a big couple of weeks, with members’ expertise needed at the Scouts Jamboree of the Air next weekend, followed by another public display at Maryborough City Hall.



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