ACMA has announced changes to callsign allocations, which will be good news for Foundation level hams. Press the button below –

SARC success in the VHF-UHF Winter Field Day

The team of Pat VK2FAAD, Dave VK2CDG & Graeme VK2QJ, operating from the Clouds Creek fire tower as VK2SRC portable, have taken out first place in the 24 hour multi-operator section of the winter field day.as VK2SRC portable. They were unopposed, with no other entrants in this section!

Club president Duncan VK2DLR, receiving the certificate from the operators Graeme VK2GJ (front), Pat VK2FAAD (rear left) and Dave VK2CDG (rear right)

Several SARC members entered the 24 hour home station sections.

Single band – Chris VK2ACD 1st

Four bands – Paul VK2PMG 4th, Dave VK2ZDR 8th, Duncan VK2DLR 12th. also a huge effort by Rob VK2ELH.

Aerial view of the field station

SARC clubrooms open

The clubrooms at Richmond Hill are now open for meetings and informal Sunday gatherings. The key issue will be to stay safe and keep others safe.

Our members include many who are in the older vulnerable age groups and may have existing health conditions.

Even if you still feel ‘bullet proof’ please consider other members and those they come in contact with.  We don’t want to be part of a string of contacts that leads to tragedy.

If you’re unwell or may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 then STAY AWAY.

Numbers at the clubroom will be limited to ten in the main room plus one in each of the Radio room, Office and Kitchen at any time.  Please keep 1.5 metres from everyone else as far as practical.

There will be hand sanitiser available.  Use it on arrival, before and after touching anything anything else and on departure.

Repeater Link Update – Lismore [146.800] to Byron Bay [146.625]

Rob ELH, Duncan DLR, Paul PMG & Dave ZDR have made some changes to the Link System that was put in place at the Club Rooms. A brand new Diamond 510 (2/70) was put up & some coax ‘swaps’ made a massive difference in how the link radios ‘talked’ to the repeaters.
This was also removed OFF the Mount Nardi Repeater & put onto the 2 metre Lismore repeater.
The set-up is not permanent but part of on-going repeater linking experiments.
At this stage, it seems it works quite well…
(more updates to come in the next few weeks)

SARC Education preparing for November restart

The AMC has announced that they will be releasing guidelines to conduct face to face
examinations shortly. That’s enough good news for SARC Education to prepare for a Foundation
course and an Advanced course in November. The Foundation course will be held on 07&08
November as listed in the current SARC 2020 calendar. The Advanced course will be held 09 to 13
November; a week later than listed due to the timing of other events


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