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.

 

The St George Amateur Radio Society 2m VHF Contest has returned for the Summer season, commencing 1st December 2016 and ending 28th February 2017.

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

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

The St George Amateur Radio Society will be undertaking a coverage survey of the VK2RDX 2m repeater, located at Mt Bindo in the Blue Mountains. The purpose of the survey is to obtain data relating to the performance of both the repeater transmitter and receiver system.

SGARS members will be taking call backs following the ARNSW morning broadcast on Sunday 18th December 2016, commencing at about 11.00 AM local time, using the call sign VK2LE.

Due to illness and inclement weather the coverage survey of the VK2RDX 2m repeater, planned for Sunday 18th December 2016, has been postponed to date to be determined.

The purpose of the survey will be to obtain data relating to the performance of both the repeater transmitter and receiver system. The results of this survey will be used to assist in assessing the performance of the VK2RDX 2m repeater and determining further actions to be undertaken.

 

On 19 November 1941, the Australian Light Cruiser, HMAS Sydney, and the German auxilliary cruiser, Kormoran, engaged in a brief naval battle off Dirk Hartog Island, Western Australia. Both ships sank at sea, with all personnel from the Sydney lost, while most of those from the Kormoran survived.

With all 645 sailors on the Sydney perishing, its sinking in 1941 remains the largest loss of life in the history of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the largest Allied warship lost with all hands during World War II, and reportedly a major blow to Australian wartime morale. The wreck was not found until 2008.

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the HMAS Sydney and to honour the courageous sailors of HMAS Sydney and SMS Kormoran, the special event callsign VI2SYD75 has been granted and is available for use from 19th November to 31st December 2016.