The day was a relaxed mix of informative guest speakers (my special thanks to all of them), some hands-on construction, and Commander Al making puns and deafening us with his hooter.
We learned about many interesting antenna variations from dipoles to more elaborate multi-band antennas.
There was home constructed and some nifty bits of commercial gear including this cute little tuner from Elecraft.
For a small price of $10 those interested got a very nice dipole coax centre insulator and time to put it together.
We were lavished with tea, cool drinks, a BBQ and in the afternoon ice cream and fruit!
It was a beautiful day all around as you can see here. Incidentally, the second hand store is very well stocked at the moment too.