VHF-UHF Field Days provide VHF-UHF operators with the opportunity to "head for the hills" and see how far they can work, especially for Foundation Licence holders.

The Field Days have separate sections for single and multiple operator stations. The duration of the Field Day is 24 hours, but there are also 8 hour sections for operators who may not be able to camp overnight. Most club stations prefer to operate for the full 24 hours. 

The Field Days also generate plenty of activity from home stations, so there is also a separate Home Station section. All contacts must be simplex: contacts through repeaters or satellites are not allowed. There is plenty of FM activity, but one feature of the Field Days is a high level of SSB activity. 

This year the 2014 Spring Field Day will be held over the weekend 22nd and 23rd November. Members of The St George Amateur Radio Society are planning to operate from Mt Bindo, west of Sydney.

  It's BACK!

SGARS 80 METRE TROPHY CONTEST returns by popular demand.

On Saturday 27th July 2013, from 18:00 to 00:00 midnight local, members of the St George Amateur Radio Society will be holding an 80 metre contest. The victor will join the legion of SGARS’ 80 metre immortals.

If you hear the call of “CQ Contest” from a VK2, that will probably be us! Listen out on 80 metres and enjoy a qso with a fired-up SGARS contest member!

The competition is open to all members of St George Amateur Radio Society, who will being using SSB, CW and digital with distance points applying. Contest rules available here.

An Excel Spreadsheet Log is also available here.