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SARC TO ACTIVATE CAPE BYRON AND BALLINA FOR ILLW
Club members will be at Cape Byron and Ballina lighthouses for the International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend. The event runs from 0001UTC 19 August to 2400UTC 20 August 2017. Reg VK2MNM and Roger VK2LRB will be leading the Cape Byron operation. Duncan VK2DLR and others will be at the Ballina lighthouse.
NEW CONSTITUTION NOW REGISTERED WITH FAIR TRADING
We have received the good news that the new constitution has passed through NSW Fair Trading and is now officially registered. This means it is now in effect for the club. Also, the new list of objects has been registered.
Further details will be out soon as to what it all means in terms of club business and membership.
The new constitution can be downloaded here – SARC constitution 2017
BOM BOM ENDURO POSTPONED
The enduro planned for 29-30 July has been postponed, to be possibly in December. It tuned out that there was a clash with another event that would not be compatible with a horse ride.
SARC MEMBERS ACTIVE IN WINTER FIELD DAY
The winter VHF/UHF field day saw several members take part.
NEW DOWNLOADS PAGE
Look under the ‘FOR ANYONE’ menu tab, for a new SARC downloads page. Our first item is the definitive book by SARC life member John VK2JWA, of radiotelegraph and radiotelephone codes, prowords and abbreviations . Authors please note: contributions of original material are welcome for this page.
DIGI NET INFO
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 liaison. The net has been experimenting with a variety of modes, including those for text, images, forms and file transfer.
To take part or just listen (eg for F calls) you need to install suitable programs. A very popular one with a wide variety of modes is FL-Digi, which is downloadable free from here. For SSTV, we suggest using MMSSTV, free download here. Another program the group has been using for sending images is Easypal, which is capable of excellent results under the right conditions. Download here.
You 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.
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Simply send your email address to moc.liamg@crs2kv with <please subscribe me> in the subject line.