Gold for SARC in Field Day!
OK well they don’t give out medals, but the club has taken out first place in the multi-operator portable 24 hour section of the winter VHF-UHF field day. Operating from Vista Point QF69FU, on frequencies from 50 MHz to 2.4 GHz, the team achieved a massive score of 103,909 points. An amazing effort from Graeme VK2QJ, Pat VK2FAAD and David VK2JUB.
SARC members working from home also scored impressively.
In the highly competitive 24 hour 4-band section, Paul VK2AMT 1st, Dave VK2ZDR 3rd, and Dave VK2CDG 5th.
In the 24 hour single band section, Chris VK2ACD 1st
In the 8 hour 4-band section, Duncan VK2DLR 5th.
And the club portable station also had the longest distance verified contacts on 50, 144, 432 MHz, 1.2 and 2.4 GHz.
The set up at Vista
Graeme VK2GJ working 23cm and up.
Temporary shutdown Lismore 70cm repeater
Due to an equipment failure, the 70cm repeater on 439. MHz is out of action, awaiting a replacement. It seems the controller section of the Yaesu DR-1X repeater has failed; we will be installing a Unilab unit in its place.