Radio Project in a Box - Challenge
The challenge is to design and build an amateur radio related project into a box. Not just any box, rather a black plastic project box complete with facility to accommodate a 9 volt transistor type battery.The project boxes were available from The St George Amateur Radio Society store during our recent Xmas gathering. Your project does not have to be a transmitter or receiver, as long as it is directly related to amateur radio operation. Also your project does not have to use a 9 volt battery as the source of power.Show others your project in a box during our February 2018 gathering.
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HF Portable by the Bay - Wednesday 7th February 2018
Bring along your HF portable setup to the picturesque shores of Kyle Bay, on Wednesday evening 7th February 2018. Setup and show others your portable HF equipment in operation, commencing from 6.30 PM.
Band pass filters will be available to facilitate simultaneous operation on different bands. Come along and see what your fellow amateur radio operators have created for great HF portable operation. This event would be a great introduction to the John Moyle contest in March.
The meeting hall in Donnelly Park, Kyle Parade, Connells Point, will be open for those requiring tea or coffee and to use the facilities.
- Category: Presentations
2m Summer Contest 2017-2018
The St George Amateur Radio Society 2m VHF Contest has returned for the Summer season, commencing 1st December 2017 and ending 28th February 2018.
The contest is open to all SGARS members and is conducted on the 2m Amateur Radio band as defined within the relevant legislative documents.
The contest is a self‐reporting (no QSL cards required) contacts based contest.
There are Three Operating divisions are as follows:
- Analogue Voice (not limited to AM, FM, SSB)
- Digital Voice (not limited to DSTAR, P25)
- Non‐voice (digital and/or analogue including CW and any other “non‐voice” mode)
For full details you can download a copy of the contest rules click here
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Upcoming SGARS Presentations & Events
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.
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Licence Training & Assessment 2018
Obtaining an amateur radio licence is easy with the Foundation entry level accreditation. The introduction of the new entry level foundation licence in 2006 has re ignited a high level of interest in the hobby. There is no morse code to learn, you don't need technical qualifications and there are no age limits. Anyone can start to participate in the exciting hobby of Amateur Radio by reading the Foundation License Manual and attending a weekend of training and assessment. The assessment consists of a 25 question multiple choice exam paper and a straight forward practical assessment.
The St George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS) will be holding Foundation licence courses and assessments throughout 2018. Each will be held over a weekend. The dates are;
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SGARS 2018 Executive Committee
Cameron McKay VK2CKP - President
Greg Bain VK2GSB - Secretary
Paul Howarth VK2GX - Committee Member
Roland Riede VK2YAD - Committee Member
Bob Christie VK2NRC - Committee Member
The remaining non executive roles will be filled by the committee shortly.
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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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