Hi Indy and all operators on Oz truckies net.
 
I was a victim of Melbourne's wild weather last Wednesday. The 30 foot mast that holds a UHF verticle and my 40/80 dipole finished drooping down towards the ground and snapped of at a level above the roofline, with the dipole embedding it self under a roof tile.
I will be doing some modifying of antennas and I will put the dipole on to the tower.
Until then I will be silent on 40/80.  I notice that Jim VK3AMN had lost his shack when a tree
dropped in for a visit. For a photo have a look on the Strictly Ham website.
http://www.strictlyham.com.au/Entertaining.htm 
Great newsletter.
Cheers to all.
Brian VK3NAY.