SGARS Activities - COVID19 Corona Virus 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 gatherings for the foreseeable future.
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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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 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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SGARS 2020 Executive Committee
Cameron McKay VK2CKP - President
Greg Bain VK2GSB - Secretary
Roland Riede VK2YAD - Committee Member
Steven Sheekey VK2UHI - Committee Member
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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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