SARCFEST 2024…..

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SARC 2023

The Summerland Amateur Radio Club Hamfest (“SARCFEST”) is on again after a long absence, partly due to Covid.

This will be a no-frills Sarcfest, with no entry or sellers fees. We are aiming to sell a lot of equipment and parts that have accumulated and much of this will go for bargain prices.

It’s also a bit of a social event, to catch up with all those ham friends scattered widely across the Northern Rivers region and from VK4.

Put the date in your calendar – Saturday September 23rd.

The location is at the clubrooms 412 Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill, 2480. About 10 minutes drive east of Lismore through the suburb of Goonellabah, or about 20 minutes from the M1 near Ballina, via the Alstonville bypass.

We will have secure card payment facilities available for club purchases.

Download an information flyer here –



Members of the Brisbane VHF Group will be attending and will have an active presence at SARCFest. Scott VK4CZ, Peter VK4EA and Col VK4VU will be teaming up with Graeme VK2QJ to provide an interactive display, an ‘Introduction to Amateur Microwave Activity in SE VK4 and Northern VK2’ presentation and on-air demonstration [2.4 and 10GHz] to champion Amateur Microwaving to the Lismore based Amateur community.

Final details are being finalised and worked in with SARC’s plans, but here’s an overview of the schedule:
9:00am – VK2QJ caravan on display along with other uWave equipment
10:00am – ‘Introduction to Amateur Microwave Activity in SE VK4 and Northern VK2’ presentation by Scott VK4CZ
11:00am – Q&A session at display
1:00pm – On-air demonstration 2.4 and 10GHz [Scott to go to near Clunes – LoS and other side of valley – and provide a target for Graeme and potentially Peter with his IC-905 who will be at Richmond Hill]

If you know any of the amateur community in Northern NSW, please encourage them to come along!

Regards Graeme VL2QJ