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WELCOME TO SARC      The LATEST NEWS

AGM DONE and a NEW COMMITTEE

The SARC 2019 AGM and a committee meeting were held Sunday 10 February, with some changes to elected positions. Congratulations to all. See the new list here – SARC committee 2019

Note: It was decided to eliminate two positions – Publicity Officer and Property Manager.

SARC IN JOHN MOYLE FROM VISTA POINT

The club team led by Graeme VK2QJ, will again be heading to Vista Point for the Field Day. Members are encouraged to make contact with them to help with the points tally. Only basic equipment is usually needed, as the location near Mt. Hyland, west of Coffs Harbour, is 1300m up, with an excellent outlook to the Lismore area. Details of frequencies to come. Contest info and rules are here – WIA – John Moyle Field Day

CHANGE TO LICENCE ASSESSMENTS

The big news is that the ACMA has announced the successful tenderer for amateur licence assessments and allocation: it is the University of Tasmania / Australian Maritime College. The WIA arrangement has now expired. Further information as it comes to hand.

In the meantime, here is information from our Education Officer about the immediate effect on our training and assessment arrangements, download here – SARC Education Update 3rd February 2019

UPDATE – 21 February. The new arrangements are being put in place but it will take some time. VK2DLR Duncan and VK2ACD Chris have been contacted by the college and it looks likely that the current education team will continue to be involved in the assessment process.

WHAT’S ON AT SARC?

Download the 2019 Calendar (thanks to VK2DLR) – here: SARC Calendar 2019

REPEATER UPDATE

Work at the Lismore hut has temporarily halted over the holiday period, but is expected to re-commence in February. The 6m repeater on 53.550 MHz is still turned off, awaiting antenna work due to a high SWR.

WANT TO JOIN SARC or renew your membership?

***** Membership subs were due January 1,  2019 ****

The rate is $40 for membership in 2019 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 a discounted rate. Download a form for renewal/new membership here – Membership + Information 2019

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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