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REGULAR SUNDAY WORKDAYS TO COMMENCE MAY 27
At the committee meeting Sunday 13/5, it was decided to hold regular workdays at the clubrooms, to attack the backlog of jobs. Work includes a re-vamp of the club shack, removal of waste from the ceiling, sorting out library contents, pricing of gear for sale at the hamfest, and many other tasks. Workdays will be scheduled for the third Sunday of the month, unless there is a clash with another club activity or a big amateur radio event. Clubrooms will be opened at 9.30 for a 10am start. Watch the website events list for details.
SPRING MOUNTAIN ENDURO COMPLETED A-OK
Seven SARC members ventured north on the weekend of 19-20 May, for the Spring Mountain Challenge horse enduro, in the forest reserve west of Browns Plains. Again we used 2m simplex, and comms were excellent using yagis at base and the most remote checkpoint. The only mishap to occur was when a horse and rider parted company, later to be found and reunited. It was a very long drive for a one-day event – it may be that SARC will not undertake this one in the future. (pics yet to come)
SUCCESSFUL GIRARD ENDURO
WICEN NR members completed another endurance horse riding event, over the fine, cool weekend of May 5-6, assisting the Tenterfield Endurance Riders’ Club. This time we used 2 meter simplex, and despite some signal fading, all the traffic was logged, with no horse problems.
SARC WINS PRESIDENT’S CUP IN JOHN MOYLE FIELD DAY!
The results are in for the 2018 John Moyle Field Day, and SARC has won the coveted President’s Cup, for the second time. This is awarded to the highest score by a WIA-affiliated club. Also the club took first place in the 24 hour, multi-operator, portable, phone only, all-band section.
The operators were Graeme VK2QJ, Pat VK2FAAD, Dave VK2CDG and David VK2FDJB. Graeme says “Thanks to all who made contacts with VK2SRC throughout the event, without your efforts we couldn’t have done it.”
Club members also took out places in other sections: Geoff VK2WDD, Steve VK2SLM and Chris VK2ACD came 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in the 24 hour, home, phone, VHF only section. Rod VK2TTL took 5th in the 6 hour, single op, portable, all band, phone section. Congratulations to all.
PARROT REPEATER BACK ON AIR
After a few weeks testing the cross band 2m/70cm repeater at the clubrooms, it’s been turned off and the parrot repeater on 146.575 MHz is back on air.
PROPOSED WORKING BEE AT BYRON REPEATER
Nothing definite at this stage but keep Sunday 27 May in mind for a working bee at the VK2RBB site.
We need to give the site another mow before winter as well as lowering the mast and fitting new guy wires and the new antennas.
More details as the day gets closer. Site access is always weather dependent for this one.
WEB SDR NOW RUNNING IN CLUB SHACK
Rob VK2ARL has set up sdr receivers in the club shack, for 80 and 40 metres. These can be accessed on-line at www.websdr.org. On the site main page, select the location ‘other’ and band ’40’. Then scroll down until you see the SARC logo, and click on the URL. Its quite easy to use, note that you don’t get the whole band, only a segment as seen on the waterfall.
For more technical information, go here, for a short article by Rob, VK2ARD http://sarc.org.au/sarc-web-sdr/
New 70cm repeater down South
The Clarence Valley Amateur Radio Group have a new 70cm at Mt Lofty (540m ASL), south west of Grafton near Nymboida 439.850MHz -5.0MHz with 123.0Hz access tone
WHAT’S ON AT SARC?
Download the calendar of events and important date here: SARC Calendar2018 Version 1
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