TR Station Mailout 180413

TR18 is a month out.   Here’s some information for you, and some things to get to your crew.   Post this on the noticeboard, and forward it to your station tech supporters.   Of course all the details are on the Technorama website  but here’s a couple of right-now reasons to check it out and act before you’re too late:

  • Awards nominations have been extended to this Sunday.   We were told that the Easter break and Commonwealth Games were a distraction and a few people needed more time.  Who are we to argue, so up to 23:59 this Sunday (15 April) you can nominate someone for one or more of the Technorama Awards.  A question that often comes up:  are you allowed to nominate yourself?  Yes, you may.The Awards are really important because they recognise work that is often unseen.  If everything happens on time, everything works, and everything is fixed as soon as it breaks, who notices the people who slaved to achieve all that?  Nobody.   If you think there’s an untold story or unsung hero at your station, jump in.   Check the categories – there are six.
  • Programming items added:   How to manage your volunteers around tech stuff (the panel);   Will the NBN make your phone system redundant (not if you’re smart);  The right antenna can save your life (what you really need to know);   OBs – the best results for the least money (meet the experts).
  • Sneaky way to save money:   The CBAA eNews from 12 April contained a Technorama pointer story with an unlock code, and the CMTO Facebook Live session, also on 12 April, contained another unlock code.  Both codes give you earlybird pricing for an extra week.  If you haven’t registered yet, then save some money by looking for the code.  Check your inbox or the appropriate website.You have until Sunday 15 April at 2359 to find the secret unlock codes.   After that, you’ll only find the normal rates.Don’t forget:  your TR18 Registration fee covers the full event for attendance and food, including the opening night and the gala dinner.
  • Room at the Inn.  Yes, there are still rooms available in best package hotel rates ever at The Vibe.   $140 or lower per night WITH BREAKFAST! and you don’t have to prepay.   But we’re getting very close to cutoff on the roomblock, so don’t wait.   After the roomblock exhausts, normal rates will prevail.
  • We’ve selected the eight Technorama Represent! Bursary awardees for this year, and will be announcing them shortly.   Awardees have been enabled to come from Queensland, South Australia, and NSW and very proud to be doing something positive to increase the diversity of our community.  Thanks to everyone who applied.

Tell the team!  Your station will benefit.

Make sure your Tech support people know about Technorama 2018 and make sure they attend.

Ask anyone who was at TR17… or TR16… or any of our past events.  Survey says:  110% satisfied.
SAVE!!!  Have you noticed the maths?

[TR18 Registration] + [Technorama Membership]  <<  [Nonmember price]

Yes, it’s actually cheaper to be a member of Technorama, AND if you join to attend TR18 you’ll still have change.




All the info you need is on the website

Technorama Education Day Registration launches on Sunday:  We’ve teased you long enough.  Registration for the 2018 Education Day event opened at lunchtime on Sunday 15 April.    This year the Education Day is focused on teaching the foundation skills of soldering, kit assembly, and simple testing.   Participants will wire up a cable, and make one or two kits from scratch under the watchful eye of experienced tutors.  The registration fee ($50) covers all materials and you get to take home the things you make.   Limited to 20 people (we expect you to be members and we’ll give preference to newbs).