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WELCOME TO SARC      The LATEST NEWS

NOMINATIONS OPEN FOR 2018 COMMITTEE

Nominations are open for positions on the 2018 club committee. For details, download the AGM notice here – SARC AGM 2018

SUCCESSFUL FLY-IN

SARC members completed another successful stint at the Great Eastern Fly-In, held annually at the Evans Head Memorial Aerodrome. Saturday was quite warm, partly cloudy, with Sunday turning on the heat and a cloudless sky. The crowds were good and a wide range of aircraft were on show. The aerobatics were the highlight.

Our task was to record all the airband traffic. We had two set-ups, the first using an analogue AOR receiver recording the CTAF frequency to a built-in SD card, and an SDR system recording a slice of the band to a computer.

Pic shows Chris VK2ACD at the AOR (foreground), and Rob VK2ARL with the SDR equipment. Rob also ran a system which tracked large commercial aircraft via their ADS-B signals on 1090 MHz.

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.

Clean up at Woodburn repeater

Some hardy members recently braved a hot day to clean up vegetation around the Woodburn repeater site. In the photo, the SARC equipment is in the box piggy-backed on the small hut holding commercial gear.

 

2018 CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE

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

WANT TO JOIN SARC or renew your membership?

*****Membership subs are 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 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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