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Good results for SARC in John Moyle
The full results are out for the 2019 John Moyle Field Day. The club station VK2SRC came a very close second in category, while several members scored well. Also our southern neighbours from the Clarence did well, taking 1st place 6 hour portable multi phone all band. Here’s a summary:
VK2SRC 2nd place 24-hour portable multi-op phone all-band 3354 points
VK2ZDR 1st place 24 hour home all mode VHF 244
VK2DLR 4th place 24 hour home phone all band 186
VK2ELH 3rd place 24 hour home phone VHF 468
VK2ACD 4th place 24 hour home phone VHF 317
VK2CDG 7th place 24 hour home phone VHF 120
VK2CLR 1st place 6 hour portable multi-op phone all band 258
The end of an era – WICEN Northern Rivers Region closes down
At the annual General Meeting held 14th April, the motion was carried to dissolve the region. This came about mainly due to membership numbers declining below that required to maintain a region. Another factor was the difficulty of meeting the increasing demands of new training arrangements.
State WICEN has very generously passed on the assets of the region to SARC, who will now undertake activities such as horse enduros and other community assistance. Several SARC members will stay with WICEN / VRA, operating as required under the NSW state-wide organisation.
MEMBERSHIP – have you renewed?
The April 1 deadline for membership renewal has passed. If you were a member in 2018, but have not renewed, your membership is now cancelled, as required by the club constitution. To renew or join, check the information page –
LICENCE ASSESSMENTS – update 8th April.
We are still waiting for the system to be up and running by the University of Tasmania / Australian Maritime College . All SARC education services are on hold while we wait for developments. The AMC website says “AMC Amateur Radio is currently working with stakeholders towards a phased introduction of all services as diligently as possible. The re-establishment of the assessor’s register is currently underway. Examination services will start on 25 February with a series of short trials to test the processes. Your understanding is appreciated.”
VK2DLR Duncan and VK2ACD Chris have been approved as assessors under the new arrangements. . There may be changes to the syllabus so SARC will not run any courses until we know what needs to be covered. We do know that the assessment costs will go up quite a lot. See the website at http://www.amc.edu.au/industry/amateur-radio
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