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Sunrise at Cardwell - by Richard/VK4FRJG
The Cardwell Gathering will be taking place from Friday afternoon September 28th to
Monday morning October 1st 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)
- learn how to ARDF in safe surroundings
- visit the local attractions such as
   the Rainforest to Reef Info Centre
   The Bush Telegraph and Cardwell Heritage Museum
   nice cafes and restaurants
   the Hardware Store that has everything
   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 Quiots and Horseshoe games for young and old and win a prize
- 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.
plus test your skill at the famous guessing game - Test Tube !
Estimate the correct number of Tubes (valves) in the glass container, OR the closest to
the actual number and you WIN the $$.
Only one cash prize so choose several of your best guesses to secure the cash prize !!
$1 per guess, unlimited guesses !

- 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 2017 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 27th Sept
2pm - the TARC Van and Mop's Tent lands at Sites 68 and 71 - sheltered for your comfort.
Friday 28th Sept
TARC Tarps erection ceremony amongst lots of extreme loafing
Saturday 29th Sept
10am - 5pm - win prizes with Games at Site 71 - three tournaments to compete in !
10pm - 3pm - Car Boot sales at various sites - score that piece of treasure you have been longing for !
8pm - 10pm - Shazza's Trivia Championship at Site 71
Sunday 30th Sept
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 the Reserve
1-30pm - 5pm - The Famous Monster Auction at Sites 68 and 71
7-30pm - North Queensland Net hosted live from Cardwell - including results from the weekend
Monday 2nd Oct
8am - 10am - Team pack up things followed by Farewells.

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

Hope to see you at Cardwell beside the Sea.

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

Site Map - VK4WIT is at Sites 68 and 71


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