After applying earlier in the year. The Manly Warringah Radio Society was recently the recipient of a grant from ARNSW for the sum of $2,474 to assist the club to fund some major components of one of the club initiatives. The grant will form part of the funding for the project with the remainder coming from club funds.
MWRS wishes to sincerely thank the grant review committee of ARNSW for their support of the project and their continued support of Amateur Radio in NSW.
The purpose of the project is to upgrade, repair and modernise the portable operations capabilities of the Manly Warringah Radio Society. The project is intended to enable and make available the basic infrastructure for a portable amateur radio field station that will encourage amateur radio and is suitable for use by all members and which would facilitate greater participation in our great hobby.
The new portable station will facilitate members of the MWRS to encourage amateur radio by enabling:
- participation in John Moyle Field Days;
- better training outcomes;
- easier setup for field operations;
- demonstration of amateur radio capabilities in public locations such as International Lighthouse Weekend activations, museum days, Maker Fairs, University Open Days;
- Greater participation in VHF/UHF field days;
- National Park activations;
- Club field activities including the annual Trans Tasman low band contest camping trip;
- JOTA Participation;
- Scout and Cub Information/activity days and evenings;
- Sydney University Open Day participation;
- Greater flexibility in the Amateur Radio related activities that the club can host or provide support for.