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atomicNEXT COMMITTEE MEETING  Sunday 13th November,   1300 hrs

All welcome. As usual on the second Sunday of the month. Clubrooms open from 1200, meeting starts 1300 hrs.


The VK2RBB repeater near Byron Bay has been temporarily decommissioned, for a complete overhaul.  A new housing is to be built, with the old solar panels to be replaced. Recently a team went up the hill to retrieve the radio systems, after completing a large amount of weed clearing. It seems rats had made their way in and chewed through cable for the link to VK2SRC.

A workday is scheduled for SATURDAY OCTOBER 29th. Meet at the clubrooms 0700, or go direct to the repeater site to arrive by 0800. Weather dependent – if there is substantial rain, listen in to the 146.800 repeater for late information.



SARC team on the job at RBB  – photo: VK2AGC

NEW DIGI NET has commenced.

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.  The net has been mainly doing text transmission , but also is trying SSTV.

Participants have been using the program FL-digi which is downloadable free from here.  For SSTV, we are using the program MMSSTV,  free download here.

Also see the short introduction to fl-digi under the resources menu of this (SARC) website.

SARCFEST 2016 – a fine day out

The club hamfest is over.   A good turnout, a guesstimated 80 people attended on a mild sunny day.  The weather forecast was spot on, with some overnight light rain and winds abating before dawn.  A lot of catching upwas done and heaps of equipment and parts changing hands, particularly in the club sales where some terrific bargain were had.  The canteen crew did a great job supplying tasty and healthy food and beverages. The doors finally closed about 1530 hrs. a big thank you to all those who attended and especially to the crew who did all the work to set things up.

club sales at sarcfest 2016 canteen at sarcfest 2016






Pics – (L) club sales area     (R) Elizabeth, Taya and Dave in the canteen.


The clubhouse kitchen is back in working order, with a new window making it much lighter and brighter. Overall its neater with a more spacious feel despite the size being exactly the same. The next stage is to get hot water available, possibly a solar system.  Also the toilet has been upgraded, all welcome to ‘inspect the plumbing’.

sarc kitchen


See THE BLOG page to find out.


Membership subs are due January 1, but you can join the club at any time. The rate is $40 for membership in 2016 and if you join part way through the year, the payment is pro-rata. If you live more than 100K (by road) from Lismore, you qualify as a DX memebr at half the normal rate. Download a form for renewal/new membership here.

Members receive discounts on most ship items and are covered by WIA/club insurance while attending club events.

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

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