HAMNET Communications Exercise: Blackout

Hamnet South Africa is hosting the event – the fourth edition of the Hamnet Communications Exercise and the theme this year is “Blackout”.

Andrew Gray, the head of Hamnet Eastern Cape will be leading a team of radio hams and Hamnet members from around Port Elizabeth. We will be setting up the base at the Voortrekker Camping Ground near the Van Staadens Gorge and operating from there from 12:00 on Saturday 24 October until 12:00 Sunday 25 October. We will be arriving from about 9am in order to setup antennae and get ready for the start.

There are a number of ways you can be a part of the exercise: You can attend as a team member, you can help with logistics, you can spread the word and you can pop out and visit us.

If you would like to help or to join us, please feel free and welcome! Contact Andrew Gray (details at the bottom of the page) and become involved.

Visitors are welcome too, so bring the XYL if that helps you get out ;)

How to get to the venue:
You can download a set of instructions (in PDF format) here.

What to bring:
If you would like to join us, please bring along the following kit with you:

What about food?
Anything you want to eat or drink, you need to bring. We will probably braai in the evening, but your food and drink is your baby!

Tea and Coffee will be provided and there is a gas stove at the venue. If you want to bake in the oven,change your mind!

The fee to overnight at Voortrekkers is R 35.00. This is the camp fee which gets paid over to Voortrekkers. (Pay us, we will pay them).
Day visitors are free.

Equipment we still need:
If you can help us with the following items, please let Andrew Gray know.

Items we have: (Thank to the parties concerned)

Fascilities at the venue:
At the venue is dorm style accommodation, warm showers, a gas stove, braai fascilities and ample safe parking.

More information:
You can find out more about the Blackout exercise on the Hamnet website. If you would like to become a member of Hamnet, you can download the membership forms here. You can download a set of instructions (in PDF format) here.

Andrew Gray
You can contact Andrew Gray by email or on his cell O79 490 0292. Please bear in mind that Andrew has a day job, so please be mindfull of when you contact him.