Hi Ed and Marek,
Andrew VK1AD and I plan to attend again this year, but have not planned an exhibition table.
That might seem odd but the last few years exhibitions have not noticeably increased the activator population at all and I think the same can be said for chasers. I don’t know why. The main attraction on the SOTA table were the LiFePO4 batteries we had displayed powering the FT817.
However the event is a good opportunity for SOTA operators to catch up for a chat and we will have a discussion about that on the SOTA_Australia mailing group.
Marek, if you do get a chance to attend the Wyong field day (hamfest) please look out for me, I will be wearing my VK1DA cap… and if not found, ask the announcer to put out a call for me to meet you. If you don’t have personal transport, the wyong event is held at the racecourse, and is only a few minutes walk from the train station with direct connections to the Sydney network.
Do join the sota_australia mailing group on yahoo. Paul VK3IH is the list owner.
In the meantime I think Compton’s offer is a very good one, he knows where the summits are and has the right kind of car to get you at least most of the way there.