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Despite the heat, SARC teams have now cleaned up the repeater sites at Byron Bay,  Lismore and Woodburn. The pic below shows the clean-up at the trig point overlooking Byron Bay by VK2ELH, VK2FMAN and VK2DLR.


SARC members completed another successful stint at the Great Eastern Fly-In, held annually at the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. Saturday was quite warm, partly cloudy, with Sunday turning on the heat and a cloudless sky. The crowds were good and a wide range of aircraft were on show. The aerobatics were the highlight.

Our task was to record all the airband traffic. We had two set-ups, the first using an analogue AOR receiver recording the CTAF frequency to a built-in SD card, and an SDR system recording a slice of the band to a computer.

Pic shows Chris VK2ACD at the AOR (foreground), and Rob VK2ARL with the SDR equipment. Rob also ran a system which tracked large commercial aircraft via their ADS-B signals on 1090 MHz.

New 70cm repeater down South

The Clarence Valley Amateur Radio Group have a new 70cm at Mt Lofty (540m ASL), south west of Grafton near Nymboida 439.850MHz -5.0MHz with 123.0Hz access tone


Download the new calendar of events and important date here:  SARC Calendar2018 Version 1

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