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LISMORE REPEATER HUT RENOVATIONS UPDATE

Work on renovations to the repeater are continuing. Three sides to the exterior have been replaced, and work is now progressing on the interior. the old masonite lining is being stripped out, to be replaced with Villaboard. After that, the electronics are to be moved to the west end.

Pic shows the north wall with recycled-glass insulation installed and the west wall stripped, as at end of work on November 8.

MAST GOES UP AT BYRON BAY REPEATER

 

 

 

Report from Duncan VK2DLR (edited somewhat)  

Friday 26th October saw the team of Rob VK2ELH, John VK2JWA, Roger VK2LRB, Brian VK2FMAN and Duncan VK2DLR head up to the repeater site on a hot clear day.The job sounded simple.  The new antennas and cables had been attached on earlier visits.  Just stand the mast up.  At 12m long with another couple of metres of antenna on top, that’s a long and heavy mast.  Fortunately we’d done a heap of planning based on our experience when lowering the mast.  Critical items were a 6M tall gin pole bolted to the back of DLR’s 4WD and the winch on ELH’s 4WD.  The gin pole with heave pulleys, wire rope and nylon ropes was harder to put in place than expected.  It was also harder to dismantle at the end.  However it gave the winch the angle of lift it needed to make raising the mast smooth and trouble free.  Human power hauling on the rope attached nearer the top of the mast took out the sag caused by the weight of the antennas and mounts.  Once upright the mast was lashed to the gin pole and the task of terminating and tensioning the new guy wires took place.  Even club senior JWA who often describes himself as “an ornament” on these occasions got physically involved keeping tension on ropes as required.

 6 METER LISMORE REPEATER OFF AIR

The repeater on 53.550 MHz is turned off, awaiting antenna work due to a high SWR.

Its the VHF/UHF Field Day again!

SARC members Graeme VK2QJ and Dave VK2CDG,  will be again going to Vista Point for the Spring field day, operating as VK2SRC in the 24 hour multi-op portable category. The location is near Mt. Hyland, in the nature reserve of the same name, in the mountains west of Coffs Harbour, at an elevation over 1000m. Several club members are likely to operate as home stations.

More details as the event gets closer.

JOTA AT BRUNSWICK HEADS GUIDES

SARC members Rob VK2ARL and Maeva VK2MWL, went to the Brunswick Heads Girl Guides Hall, for the annual Jamboree of the Air & the Internet.

Read their illustrated report here –    JOTA2018

 

NEW ANTENNA PROJECT

The projects page features a new multi-band end-fed antenna project by VK4YE, here –  sarc projects

CLUB SHACK REVAMP – update

Rob VK2ARL has made the new benches. The SDR and parrot repeater have been relocated to the main room. The batteries and solar system are in operation. We have acquired an ICOM IC-7300 as the main HF and 6 meter rig. This will be set up with a keyboard and monitor.

WHAT’S ON AT SARC?

Download the calendar of events and important date here:  SARC Calendar2018 Version 1

WANT TO JOIN SARC or renew your membership?

*****Membership subs were due January 1****

The rate is $40 for membership in 2018 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  Membership + Information Form 2018

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. Make sure you add <your callsign or name – subs> to the transfer reference.

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