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Summerland Amateur Radio Club has lost its founding father Gordon Dowse VK2AGE.

Gordon passed away peacefully at Crowley Retirement Village Ballina on the 23rd November,2015.

Gordon’s funeral will be held this Thursday 26th November at 2pm.  At Guardian Funerals,  Rainbow Chapel ,  74 Kalinga St, Ballina   (near the corner of Rainbow Avenue).



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WICEN MEETING 1000 hrs      BBQ Lunch 1200 hrs        COMMITTEE MEETING 1300 hrs.  All welcome.  At the clubrooms, 414 Richmond Hill Road.



The club had a strong presence at the Gold Coast Hamfest Saturday 14th Nov, a contingent of about 15 members attending. The weather was favourable – a clear trip up and back for the early starters. It did rain, but only while we were safely inside, so we got a free car wash and dry! SARC had 2 tables overflowing with radio stuff, trading was brisk and we managed to clear nearly half of the stock. Many thanks to the GCARS for staging a well-organised event. At a rough count there were about 200 people there at the busiest time around 1000 hrs.  Great bacon and egg burgers – very un-McDonalds.

gc hamfest table 2015

MEMBERSHIP CHANGES: Following a motion put at the recent general meeting, the category of ‘Permanent Member’ is no longer available.  For existing permanent members, nothing is changed.

SUBS FOR 2016: The recent meeting approved a rate of $40 for membership in 2016 ($20 for ‘DX’ members).

WEBSITE CHANGES:   We have been making a few changes to the website. As you can see, the home page is no longer just static general information. Here you will see the latest club news and other breaking news of interest to radio amateurs.  More lengthy information on current club happenings is on the NEWS page.

The home page will also endeavour to point you to important or interesting links, and new content on our other pages. Also on the right side, see details of coming events.

Under the MEMBERS menu, you can now find a range of club resources. You can also register to gain ‘log in’ access to restricted content, however you must be a financial member to be given approval.

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