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HRSA ACT and Region Activities

Contact: Richard Begbie (02) 6238 2246, email:

Big Goulburn Meeting Next Sat May 4
Greetings everyone,
Next Saturday sees our annual trip to Goulburn, where local scouts provide abundant morning tea goodies and a great BBQ lunch. So don’t bring food – support the scouts!

WHEN: Next Saturday May 4 from 9.30am
WHERE: Scout Hall, corner Addison and Bourke Streets, Goulburn
                        9.30 am:  Set-up, inspection, socialise, morning tea
                        10.45 am:  Part 1 of auction.
                        11.45 am: lunch
                        12.45 pm: Part 2 auction.
There will be our usual freebie table for items you’re happy to let go without charge, plus a few tables of smaller, mostly new components for sale. 

Otherwise all lots to be auctioned, and worth at least the opening $5 bid.

Two special entries of note:
1.      John McIlwaine is bringing some beautiful radios, and he tells me they’ll be offered with genuinely realistic reserves.  His full list can be found towards the end of this message (I hope to be bringing one or two nice sets myself).
2.       Secondly Richard Cudaj, who does such a great job of setting up this meet for us, will be bringing a couple of tables of components from a deceased estate. He writes “there will be caps, valves, resistors, speakers, a valve tester with books, HRSA mags  etc - no radios”.
So there’ll be plenty there on Saturday for wallets of every size.

The RadioFest will be on us before we know it, and local people often tend to leave their planning till last.  Can I ask that you think seriously NOW about your participation? 

Especially if you have any thought of setting up a selling table at the Sunday market, or entering a top class quality item or two into the Saturday morning feature auction.

The dinner is always a highlight, and a great chance for your wife/partner to socialise with others afflicted with the radio bug. 
This year the delightful Alex Sloane will be after-dinner speaker.  Any long-term listeners to local ABC will look forward to that.
And don’t forget the free bus tour organised for the Saturday afternoon by Shane Maher, our resident Action bus driver. Especially when you’re talking to out-of-town contacts.

Finally, on a sadder note, Russell Manning, Murray McDonogh and I were able to get to Tony Smith’s funeral earlier in the month. A great tribute to an energetic, intelligent and well-loved bloke. It was nice to be able to convey HRSA gratitude for his contribution, especially to Judy, his widow.

Always a great meet at Goulburn, and I for one am really looking forward to it.
Till Saturday – Richard (6238 2246)

Auction Receivers for Goulburn from John Mac.
(Downsizing collection)
1) 467MA Ivory
2) 429MA Patterned Walnut
3) 500MY Brown
4) R92Y Brown Eggcrate
5) 461MA Burgundy Clock Radio
6) Philips: Model 113 Patterned Walnut
7) S.T.C Model 141A Caravan Brown
8) Airzone Model 2A5A2 Brown/White outstanding cabinet
9) AEGIS Little Companion Wooden/Vinyl
10) Radiolette R47 little Console, Restored chassis, original cabinet finish.
FINALLY, A REQUEST: As part of the Canberra International Music Festival in less than 2 weeks, we’ve been asked if we could find a working 1940s Gramophone (electric), to use for playing old 78s of Bach at a Mt Stromlo feature event. Anyone who can help, please get back to me.


September 20-22, 2019.

RadioFest 2019 at the mighty Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC). See RadioFest page in Radio Waves yellow pages section.

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