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atomicNEXT COMMITTEE MEETING  Sunday May 8   1300 hrs

SARC Members prominent in John Moyle results

While it has been some years since SARC  went portable as a club multi-operator station, a number of members have made big efforts as single operators, this year with terrific results, as follows –

VK2JUB Graeme – 1st place, 24 hour portable, single/phone/VHF
VK2FAAD Pat – 1st place, 24 hour portable, single/phone/ allband
VK2ACD Chris – 1st place, 24 hour home, all mode, all band
VK2GDG Glen – 1st place, 24 hour home, phone, all band
and in 24 hour home, phone VHF –
VK2ELH Rob – 1st place
VK2AGC Geoff – 3rd place
VK2BBR Robert – 4th place
VK2WDD Geoff – 5th place
VK2ZDR Dave ‘the Zulu Doctor’ – 6th place


GIRARD ENDURO – successful completion

WICEN NR members went out to Girard State Forest April 30 to May 1 for the Tenterfield Endurance Riders event. There were two checkpoints established, with comms on 147.175MHz (+600KHz Tx offset) VK2REP Portable repeater. which was set up at the Fire Tower.  There were no incidents, only a few horses requiring a float to get back to base. The weather was dry, mostly cloudy and quite warm. Horse numbers were down on previous years, probably  due to the requirement for all horses to be vaccinated for Henrdra virus. Participants were SARC and WICEN members VK2’s ACD, AGC, ARD, DLR, LRB, OTA, and PMG, with VK2EA as ‘rear link’ at Goonellabah.

Photo: Malcolm, VK2OTA on the base radio (Icom 910H).

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JACKADGERY ENDURO coming up  21-22 May

WICEN NR will be providing comms for a new horse endurance ride to be held in Grange State Forest, north of Jackadgery (west of Grafton). Google Earth image below shows the general area, with base and checkpoints marked.

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Club member subs were due January 1. The rate is $40 for membership in 2016 ($20 for ‘DX’ members). Download a form for renewal/new membership here.

Please note – if you have not renewed, you are no longer a member and therefore not covered by WIA/club insurance.

For full details of how to pay, go to  here.

Get the 2016 SARC CALENDAR

You can now download the 2016 SARC calendar HERE.   (Includes WICEN NR dates and various ham events).


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