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atomicNEXT COMMITTEE MEETING  Sunday July 10th,   1300 hrs

The meeting is back to the normal schedule on the second Sunday of the month. Clubrooms open from 1200, meeting starts 1300 hrs.


The clubhouse kitchen is back in working order, with a new window making it much lighter and brighter. Overall its neater with a more spacious feel despite the size being exactly the same. The next stage is to get hot water available, possibly a solar system.

(photo to come soon)

Lismore NDB decommissioned

The Lismore aircraft NDB (non-directional beacon) on 239kHZ was due to be shut down on 26 May. Many others also , largely due to newer navigational aids being available, particularly  GPS. See the link below for the full list.



See THE BLOG page to find out.

Successful Jackadgery Enduro

WICEN NR provided comms for the inaugural horse endurance ride held in Grange State Forest, north of Jackadgery (west of Grafton). There were 3 checkpoints and base, manned by 9 WICEN personnel. It was a busy time, setting up the portable 2m repeater (VK2REP) and logging 3 different ride circuits with a total of 97 riders (and horses of course). Pic below shows the ride base, looking south from the WICEN area.

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SARC Members prominent in John Moyle results

While it has been some years since SARC  went portable as a club multi-operator station, a number of members have made big efforts as single operators, this year with terrific results, as follows –

VK2JUB Graeme – 1st place, 24 hour portable, single/phone/VHF
VK2FAAD Pat – 1st place, 24 hour portable, single/phone/ all band
VK2ACD Chris – 1st place, 24 hour home, all mode, all band
VK2GDG Glen – 1st place, 24 hour home, phone, all band
and in 24 hour home, phone VHF –
VK2ELH Rob – 1st place
VK2AGC Geoff – 3rd place
VK2BBR Robert – 4th place
VK2WDD Geoff – 5th place
VK2ZDR Dave ‘the Zulu Doctor’ – 6th place



Membership subs are due January 1, but you can join the club at any time. The rate is $40 for membership in 2016 and if you join part way through the year, the payment is pro-rata. If you live more than 100K (by road) from Lismore, you qualify as a DX memebr at half the normal rate. Download a form for renewal/new membership here.

Members receive discounts on most ship items and are covered by WIA/club insurance while attending club events.

For full details of how to pay subs, go to  here.

Get the 2016 SARC CALENDAR

Its mid-year already, but there is still lots to go! Download the 2016 SARC calendar HERE.   (Includes WICEN NR dates and various ham events).


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