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Hamfest 2022

The Northern Corridor Radio Group is holding the annual ‘Hamfest’ on Sunday 28th August 2022.

We would be delighted if you could attend the Hamfest and demonstrate your equipment or sell whatever amateur radio equipment you may have as surplus. Last year there were nearly all tables were taken so please let me know if you would like one allocated. There is no charge for the table, just an entrance fee of only $5 for every person – NCRG members included.

The location of Hamfest is the Cyril Jackson Community Hall in Bassendean, 8 kms from the City Centre, in a large air conditioned hall with ample space for several hundred people and supplier stands.

Hamfest starts at 9:00 am and the finish is around 12:00 pm. Suppliers can set up from 7:30am.
We expect the Hamfest to be very well attended this year now that the borders are open and restrictions unlikely.

You are welcome to visit the NCRG club premises at Whiteman Park where we have an impressive array of amateur radio equipment and antennas.

We would welcome any request for special arrangements that you may require and will try to accommodate stall holder requirements when we plan this year’s event, should your company attend. Even if you are just considering attending or would just like more information, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Brad Peters, VK6BAP and I will direct your enquiry to the appropriate Hamfest section leader.

We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully meeting you here in Perth.

To book a table you can:
Email Brad at
Contact Brad Peters VK6BAP on 0427 401 513


NCRG Australia Wide Raffle winners drawn on 29th March 2022

Results are as follows and winners have been contacted.

Scott Habgood
Ticket Number: #335

Jeff Farner
Ticket Number: #1257

Arnold Mamesah
Ticket Number: #1086

I wish to thank you for supporting NCRG
Regards MattVK6ML 

NCRG 2022 Aust Wide Raffle

The NCRG is conducting its 2022 Australia Wide raffle


1st prize (Yaesu FTDX10) Valued @ $2100

2nd prize (Yaesu FT3DR) Valued @ $595

3rd prize (Yaesu FTM7250DR) Valued @ $399

Important dates:

Online Sales start 29/1/2022
Online Sales stop 29/3/2022

Winners will be drawn @ NCRG Club rooms on 30/3/2022 @12pm AWST and published on the NCRG website.

Important raffle information:

WA raffle Permit :LS217896721 Permit Holder :Matthew McDonough

Ticket sales in all states except ACT

Under 18 is not allowed,however an adult can purchase tickets on behalf of a minor.

Raffle is hosted on behalf of NCRG via for a Fee.

Cash sales will only be permitted on Sundays at NCRG club rooms via a registered Ticket seller.

Permit holders are not permitted to Purchase tickets.

Now where can you purchase tickets :

Cash sales will only be permitted on Sundays at NCRG club rooms via a registered Ticket seller.

Ticket sales are $5 each and there is no limit to ticket purchases, you might try one of the Ticket packages.

Good Luck and 73

Matthew McDonough (VK6ML)
Northern Corridor Radio group


The NCRG Carboot sale will be on Sunday 21ST November 2021

At the NCRG Clubrooms from 9am for sellers and 10am for buyers as per usual.

The charge will be $5 for sellers and buyers will be free.

There will be refreshments available and barbecued sausages to purchase on the day.

As we are expecting the day to be hot please bring a hat and if you are a seller maybe some form of shade.

NCRG Raffle 2021 Winners

These are the winners of the NCRG Raffle as drawn at hamfest at 12 noon on Sunday 29th August 2021

Winners will be notified by phone and email.

1st PRIZE Icom IC-7300
Richard Grocott VK6BMW
Ticket Number: #580

2nd PRIZE Icom 2730
Stephen Thompson VK6XA
Ticket Number: #271

3rd PRIZE Comet GP15
Rob Rodgers VK6RA
Ticket Number: #64

NCRG Committee 2021

2021 Committee

NCRG AGM – was Sunday 27th June 2021 10am

Committee for 2021

  • President: Matthew McDonough VK6ML
  • Vice President: Eddie Saunders VK6YA
  • Treasurer: Ian Connell VK6ZIC
  • Secretary: Brian McAndrew VK6BMA

Committee members

  • James McBride : VK6FJA
  • Allen Tighe: VK6ART
  • Joe Fazio: VK6BFI

Equipment/Disposals Officer

  • Larry Minshull: VK6UM

Hamfest 29 August 2021

The NCRG are proud to announce Hamfest 2021

It will be held on Sunday 29 August 2021, at Cyril Jackson Recreation Centre Ashfield from 9-00 am onwards for Buyers, sellers admitted from 7-30 am. Entry will be $5 for all on the day also Covid Safe rules will be in place (scanning the QR code or signing the covid safe form).

Please visit the NCRG website often for the latest information.

We have 2 speakers for Hamfest from ICRAR (International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research):

Dr David Gozzard will talk about cutting edge laser communications technology connected to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) and Associate Professor Randell Wayth will talk about the more technical side of the engineering of the SKA

NCRG Raffle Information
We should have on-line sales and ticket sales on the day, also this will be drawn on the day at the venue (Note: if we cannot run the event due to COVID issues the draw will still go ahead at the NCRG clubrooms at midday).
Click on link below to purchase tickets Online (opens new tab)

  • First Prize IC-7300
  • Second Prize IC-2730
  • Third Prize GP-15 TriBand Vertical (6m,2m,70Cms)

Important Raffle Information
Note this is a WA Only Raffle. (Wa Permit NO.LS216941921)
You must be over 18 to enter.
Tickets on sale from 3/07/2021 (Online only)
Ticket Cost $5 per entry.
The raffle will be Drawn at hamfest 29/8/2021 @12pm.
Tickets can be purchased on the day till 11am.
Cash sale tickets require email details for ticket receipt.

Home Brew Contest
Please get homebrewing as we hope the homebrew contest will be better than ever, we will have 3 sections to the contest. These will be a  Kids Section, a Rookie Section (for those licenced for  less than 3 years) and an Advanced Builders Section.  Prizes will be awarded to each section.

To book tables please contact Richard Beck VK6BEC (spaces running out fast)

email at
Mobile on  0431 619 604