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The club team  headed to Vista Point for the John Moyle Field Day. They were supported by about 10 home-based members making regular contacts, some doing all 8 3-hour blocks. Propagation conditions were satisfactory, but the longer distance contacts were difficults, possibly due to the intermittently rainy weather.

Operators please note –  if you made more than 10 contacts with VK2SRC, you need to submit a log to validate the contacts.

Pic – the set up at Vista Point 2019. Extension ladders were used as antenna masts, as well as a portable triangular tower.


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 . It may take some time before exams can be conducted under the new arrangements.

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 – 10 March. VK2DLR Duncan and VK2ACD Chris have been contacted by the college and have submitted forms required to become an assessor under the new arrangements. There may be changes to the syllabus so SARC will not run any courses until we know what needs to be covered.


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


Work at the Lismore hut has recommenced, with the fitting of a new door and completion of the external cladding renewal expected to be done this week. The 6m repeater on 53.550 MHz is still turned off, awaiting antenna work. There has been no further progress at the Byron Bay site.

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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