SGARS Presentations & Events - Upcoming & Recent
During the year, The St George Amateur Radio Society holds a range of technical presentations, contest and field day events, licence training and assessment weekends, working bees, disposal sales, social gatherings and much more.
|Wednesday 05 May 2021 - Wednesday 05 May 2021|
07:15PM - 10:00PM
SGARS Gathering Wed 5th May 2021
|Saturday 08 May 2021 - Sunday 09 May 2021|
The Don Edwards Memorial Slow Morse contest
|Wednesday 19 May 2021 - Friday 31 Dec 2021|
SGARS 50th Aniversary - Special Event Call Sign
|Saturday 29 May 2021 - Sunday 30 May 2021|
CCARC “MayHam” event
|Wednesday 02 Jun 2021 - |
DX Expeditions - The Ultimate Holiday Experience
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VI50SG Special Event Call Sign
In May 1971 the St George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS) was founded. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the society, SGARS has a number of on-air and social events planned or being planned. SGARS have now obtained a licence to operate VI50SG as a special event callsign for the rest of the calendar year. Operation will commence immediately on an ‘ad-hoc’ basis. The artwork for a special event QSL card is currently being finalised and will be available for all contacts made. So listen out to the upcoming ANZAC QSO Party, the society’s 2m nets on Thursday evenings and on the society’s repeaters for the callsign on air. Keep an eye on the society’s Facebook page and website for announcements of when operations are taking place. We look forward to your QSO.
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SGARS Amateur Radio 2021 Contest Calender
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SGARS 2021 Executive Committee
Cameron McKay VK2CKP / VK2RA - President
Greg Bain VK2GSB / VK2OX - Secretary
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SGARS Activities - COVID19 July 2020 Update
Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID19 (corona virus) on the community, this risk to the health of members and visitors and government restrictions related to groups of people, The St George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS) has taken the decision to cancel our regular monthly face to face gatherings for the foreseeable future.
Good news is our monthly presentations are now being held on line using the Google Meet facility. Details of each monthly presentation can be found above with details of how to virtually attend using video and audio or dial in for audio only.
SGARS members and all amateur radio operators are encouraged to stay in contact with each other. The VK2RLE 2m FM repeater and Echo Link connection, is fully operational and you are welcome to call into our net every Thursday evening commencing at 8.00 PM local time on 146.800 MHz.
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Licence Training & Assessment 2020 - COVID19 Update
Obtaining an amateur radio licence is easy with the Foundation entry level accreditation. There is no morse code to learn, you don't need technical qualifications and there are no age limits.
The St George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS) will be holding weekend amateur radio licence training courses and assessments throughout 2020, within the St George/Sutherland Shire.
NOTE: on instruction from the UTAS-AMC, all face-to-face amateur assessments will cease as of 23 March 2020 and as such our next planned training and assessment weekend for May will not occur – a decision regarding our other planned courses will be made at an appropriate time in the future.
Face to face training course for the Foundation level licence is provided on the Saturday.
Assessments for foundation, standard and advanced level licences are held on the Sunday, by our assessors, authorised by the AMC Amateur Radio Office.
Weekend licence training courses and assessments have been scheduled for the following dates;
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Membership to SGARS
Membership is open to the St George Amateur Radio Society.
Current Membership application forms are available on line by clicking here. If you do not have someone to nominate you, please submit the form anyway and we will try and find someone.
Membership fees are $30.00 per annum. Joining fee of $5.00.
Membership Application Forms can be sent either by;
- in person to the Secretary at one of our regular gatherings,
- mail to PO Box 530 Engadine NSW 2233
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