The SARC clubrooms at Richmond Hill will be opening soon, see the Presidents update below.

Coronavirus and SARC – 17 May 2020 update

Plans to re-open SARC clubrooms Sunday 14th June

In line with the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions in NSW we’re planning to reopen our clubrooms on Sunday June 14 at 1300 in time for our next committee meeting.  A few of us will arrive an hour earlier to wipe down with detergent and disinfectants in line with regulations.   Depending on the regulations in place at the time we may have to limit attendance to 10 people.

The key issue will be to stay safe and keep others safe.

Remember that many SARC members are in the older more vulnerable age groups and have existing health conditions.  It’s important that we look out for each other.

We’ll announce the rules as the date draws closer but you can expect physical distancing, hand washing and hygiene, cleaning and  symptom monitoring to be paramount.

It particular if you have any symptoms, are self isolating or you are at risk then stay away.

 Take care and good luck to us all.

Duncan VK2DLR
SARC President
Sunday 17th May 2020.


The results are out for the John Moyle Field Day, and the club team has taken out the major award for the third time. Pat VK2FAAD, Dave VK2CDG & Graeme VK2QJ operated on VHF/UHF at Black Mountain, SW of Grafton. The award is now called the ‘President’s Plaque’, a somewhat unfortunate name that suggests a dental issue!

The club score was greatly assisted by a locals who took part and also got high scores as home stations. In the 24 hour VHF/UHF home phone category, Rob VK2ELH came 1st, Tony (Clarence Valley) 2nd, Paul VK2PMG 3rd, Chris VK2ACD 4th and Duncan VK2DLR 5th. In the 6 hour home all-band phone category, 7th place went to Rod, VK2TTL. Another factor was the lack of the big VK3 clubs due to covid-19 restrictions.

The SARC setup at Black Mountain, the severity of the bushfires evident.


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SES looking for communication specialists from SARC

Representatives of SES and SARC met recently to discuss a new SES unit to be formed on the Northern Rivers.  Rather than SARC members being recruited as message handling radio operators, this unit is looking for members who want to increase their technical knowledge and put their skills to good use.  SARC endorses this new concept and asks that any interested members check the details at the links below. Some of our members who have seen the letter are very interested.  If you decide to join, please let SARC know and we’ll put you in touch with other like minded individuals so you can support each other. SARC will not be formally involved with the unit but will support our members who join SES.


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