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Sunrise at Cardwell - by Richard/VK4FRJG
The Cardwell Gathering will be taking place from Friday afternoon September 29th to
Monday morning October 2nd at the Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park.
This is a call to all Hams and support crews and anyone interested in taking up
the hobby of Amateur Radio to spend a long weekend in paradise
- meeting up with friends
- swap ideas
- catch up on new techniques
- build a new thingie
- cook up a masterpiece
- socialise
- engage in extreme loafing (a lost art form)
- visit the local attractions such as
   the Rainforest to Reef Info Centre
   The Bush Telegraph and Cardwell Heritage Museum
   nice cafes and restaurants
   the Jetty to view dugongs, turtles or Bruiser the Croc
   Coral Sea Memorial Park
   Forest Drive, Cardwell Lookout or the more challenging Dalrymple Gap
   Girringun Cultural Centre
- kill a fish or two
- mangle a Jesse's Famous Pie or three
- engage in some group games for young and old
- rekindle the famous North Vs South cricket match
- recycle some treasure at the famous Monster Auction.

Watch out for Ray and Wendy's Lucky Numbers games held throughout the weekend.

- Shazza's Trivia Challenge
Reckon you know lots about everything - well you are about to find out how much !
Sharon, the board of control of Snow/VK4ME, will be running the Trivia Challenge at the 2016 Cardwell
Gathering with a collection of questions that will definitely expand your knowledge about everything.
Winning Team wins a prize.
Happening from 8pm to 10pm on Saturday 30th September at the Cardwell Gathering.

Some of the organised activities -
Thursday 28th Sept
2pm - the TARC Van lands at Site 86
Friday 29th Sept
TARC Tarps erected amongst lots of extreme loafing
Saturday 30th Sept
7am - 12pm - Cardwell Ambulance Markets at the Coral Sea Memorial Park
8pm - 10pm - Shazza's Trivia Championship at Site 86
Sunday 1st Oct
8-30am - 9-30am - WIA National News retransmission on 146.5MHz
10am - 12pm - The North vs South Cricket Match on the reserve near the Beachcomber
12pm - 1pm - The Famous Group Photo Sessions at Site 86
1-30pm - 5pm - The Famous Monster Auction at Site 86
7-30pm - North Queensland Net hosted live from Cardwell
Monday 2nd Oct
8am - 10am - Team dissasemble and pack up the Big Tarps at Site 86

The Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park has a wide range of accommodation
choices from luxury ocean view villas, executive and standard motel rooms,
poolside cabins, powered and unpowered sites that can take from the biggest rig
down to the smallest swag. Find out more about the facilities and accommodation
options by surfing to
You can also contact the venue on telephone 07-40668550 or book on the
toll-free number 1800005633 .
Hope to see you at Cardwell beside the Sea.

Demand for accommodation the long long weekend will be fiercely popular
Avoid dissapointment and book now !

Site Map - VK4WIT is at Site 80


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