A GME TX6160 handheld radio was recently handed to Andrew Melton of southern Tasmania’s Judbury Fire Station, courtesy “Scott Povey”, who provided the radio in lieu of payment for his magazine editorial contribution in North Australian Fishing and Outdoors Magazine.
Mr Povey had seen last summer’s Tasmanian bushfires in the news, and decided to make the donation.
The radio was provided at a discount by GME.
The magazine’s publishing company The Editor’s Office Pty Ltd will donate a similar radio for nearby Huonville Fire Station.
Fire damage on the mainland so far. And it’s not yet December …
#NSWRFS Building Impact Assessment teams are continuing their inspection of fire affected communities. In the past fortnight, 421 homes have been destroyed. Around 2000 homes have been spared. Already this fire season, six lives have been lost and 530 homes destroyed.#nswfirespic.twitter.com/c4Hlon64DZ
A polar blast is spreading out over the mainland as I write this.
Whether it is related to the unusual stratospheric warming event I mentioned earlier this year I do not know, but we are having a very wet and cold November in southern Tasmania, after hitting 34C and humid just a few days ago.
The Snowy Range is well covered in white.
Meanwhile, north of the polar intrusion, unprecedented fires burn in NSW/SEQ (below) …