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IMPORTANT: NOTICE OF MEETING AND SPECIAL RESOLUTION
A general meeting of members will be held on Sunday June 11, at 1 pm, at the clubrooms, 412 Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill, NSW 2480. The business of the meeting will be to vote on the following special resolution:
“That the club adopts a new constitution, circulated as the draft new constitution V.3.1 of 05-03-2017.” Moved: Christopher Meagher Seconded: Duncan Raymont
A 75% majority of members present and entitled to vote is required to pass the resolution. All members are requested to attend if possible, to ensure that there is a quorum for the meeting. Members who are unable to attend may appoint a proxy, using the form available here.
The draft constitution can be downloaded here – SARC draft V.3.1 new constitution It is also on display at the clubrooms. Please note in particular, changes from the previous draft V.2 to clause 8 (fees and subscriptions) and the addition of clause 48 (objects).
The existing constitution can be downloaded here – SARC constitution as at Oct 2015
SARC MEMBERS TOP SCORE IN JOHN MOYLE FIELD DAY 2017
The results are in and SARC members have done it again, but even better this year, taking out 5 first places.
VK2QJ Graeme – 24 hour portable, single op, phone only, VHF
VK2FAAD Pat – 24 hour portable, single op, phone only, all bands
VK2ARL Rob – 24 hour home, all modes, all bands
VK2AGC Geoff – 24 hour home, all modes, VHF
VK2ACD Chris – 24 hour home, phone only, all bands
SUCCESSFUL HORSE ENDURO FOR WICEN NR
The last weekend in April saw a crew from WICEN Northern Rivers heading out to Girard State Forest, west of Drake. The weather was excellent, mild and overcast (unlike last year which was very cold with high winds). Riders numbers were down, about 70 in total, which made for a fairly easy-going exercise. We did have some problems with the 2m portable repeater getting its system befuddled, but a swap to 70cm brought comms back to normal. Participants were VK2DLR (controller) VK2AGC (technician) and VK2’s IXI, FOOD, ACD, OTA and LRB as radio operators.
Pics above – At checkpoint 2, Malcolm VK2OTA taking rider numbers, and Land Rover based field station of Chris VK2ACD, using Elecraft K3, dual band Diamond mobile whip on bullbar, 4-element M2 yagi on 2m, vertical for 40m in a tree with 2 ground radials.
Under development is a 23 cm repeater, assembled into a custom built case, by Geoff VK2AGC. Also the WICEN ‘parrot’ repeater is being trialed from the clubrooms on 146.575 FM simplex. Send a transmission, and the parrot will repeat it back to you. Present output power is about 50W, you will need to get a reasonably clear path due to low height of the antenna.
Icom and Yaesu transceivers with control unit in centre.
2017 CALENDAR AND INFO BROCHURES AVAILABLE
Go here – SARC Forms and brochures
DIGI NET CONTINUES
Tune in Monday evening 2000 hrs to the Lismore repeater 146.800 (123 tone required). Net control Paul VK2PMG takes call-ins, then all QSY to another frequency and mode for the digital net. We are now using the Woodburn repeater 147.250 for liasion. The net has been experimenting with a variety of modes, including Thor, SSTV, Easypal and JT65.
To take part or just listen (eg for F calls) you need to install a multi-mode digital comms program such as fl-digi, which is downloadable free from here. For SSTV, we suggest using MMSSTV, free download here.
You also need some kind of computer to radio interface. This can be as simple as an audio cable from the radio to the computer, using the computer’s sound card. However, a dedicated interface is better, some new radios have this built in to the rig itself. The Tigertronics Signalink unit is probably the most popular interface on the market.
Also see the short introduction to fl-digi under the ‘technical stuff’ menu of this (SARC) website.
WANT TO JOIN SARC?
Membership subs are due January 1. The rate is $40 for membership in 2017 and if you join part way through the year, the payment is pro-rata. If you live more than 100Km from Lismore, you qualify as a DX member at half the normal rate. Download a form for renewal/new membership here.
For full details of how to pay subs, go to here. The preferred method of payment is by direct bank transfer to the club’s Summerland Credit Union account.
To receive the SARC weekly Newsletter you DO NOT have to be a member, it’s available to all.
Simply send your email address to moc.liamg@crs2kv with <please subscribe me> in the subject line.