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SARC TAKES ANOTHER FIRST IN SUMMER VHF/UHF FIELD DAY

The club station has again taken first place in the 24 hour portable 4-band section, operating at the Pinnacles, near Grafton, with a score of 62,048 from 174 contacts. Great work from Graeme, VK2QG, Pat VK2FAAD and David, VK2CDG. Club member Rob VK2ELH was narrowly beaten into 2nd place in the popular 24 hour home 4-band section. Chris VK2ACD came 2nd in the 24 hour home single band section, operating only on 144MHz.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The annual general meeting of Summerland Amateur Radio Club was held on Sunday, February 9, at the clubrooms.

Reports on the activities of the association and the financial statements during the last financial year were presented by the outgoing president and treasurer.

Chris VK2ACD was appointed as returning officer. All the committee members from last year were elected unopposed. There were some changes to non-committee positions, see

SUBS REMINDER

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EVANS HEAD FLY-IN REPORT

This year was the 80th anniversary of the establishment of ‘BAGS No.1’, the RAAF bombing and gunnery school set up to train personnel for overseas service in World War II.

This year a lot of the usual aircraft stayed away due to likely strong winds and rain. We set up the monitoring station on the Friday, and Saturday brought good crowds and about 15 aircraft, but not much flying. It was more of a drive-in than a fly-in. In the evening, the rain and strong winds came, and on Sunday there were very few visitors and most of the planes had left. So we packed up and left! Our systems had worked well, and an airband tuned coaxial dipole made by VK2ACD tested A-OK.

SES looking for communication specialists from SARC

Representatives of SES and SARC met recently to discuss a new SES unit to be formed on the Northern Rivers.  Rather than SARC members being recruited as message handling radio operators, this unit is looking for members who want to increase their technical knowledge and put their skills to good use.  SARC endorses this new concept and asks that any interested members check the details at the links below. Some of our members who have seen the letter are very interested.  If you decide to join, please let SARC know and we’ll put you in touch with other like minded individuals so you can support each other. SARC will not be formally involved with the unit but will support our members who join SES.

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