VK40SGARS Special Event Callsign Station

To celebrate our 40th Anniversary, The St George Amateur Radio Society will be operating a Special Event Station with the callsign of VK40SGARS from the 1st May to 31st July 2011.

The special event station will be operated on many HF, VHF and UHF bands using a variety of modes.

Stations who make contact with the VK40SGARS special event station will receive a special QSL card in recognition of the 40th Anniversary celebrations.

If you would like to participate as an operator of the special event station, complete the on line registration form here.

2012 VHF UHF Summer Field Day Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th January

VK2DAG was one of the winners of the 2011 Spring VHF UHF Field Day. Congratulations Matt.

Cameron VK2CKP and the SGARS team operated a club station from Mt Bindo during the Spring VHF UHF Field Day. Read More for Cameron's report. See photos click here.

Members and friends are welcome to join the SGARS team to operate the club station VK2LE during the Summer VHF UHF Field Day, over the weekend 14th & 15th January 2012.

New operators are most welcome. No previous experience in contest operating is necessary. You do not need to have a vast array of equipment either. The only requirement is to have a sense of adventure, fun and the ability to go without sleep for 24 hours helps. Also you must be self sufficient with food, water, clothes, toilet paper and sleeping kit. 

For more information please contact Cameron VK2CKP by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


WIA 2011 Spring VHF UHF Field Day

SGARS Contest Field Station

The St George Amateur Radio Society will be operating an amateur radio field station for the duration of the 2011 WIA VHF UHF Field Day.

The SGARS field station will be located at Mt Bindo, about 3 hours west of Sydney. The station will operating for a 24 hour period from midday (0100 UTC) Saturday 26th to midday (0100 UTC) Sunday 27th November 2011.

The aim of the field day is to get away for the weekend and have fun, encourage more activity on VHF and microwave bands, to make contacts over greater distances than usual by operating portable, and an opportunity to activate or work into new grid squares.  

More information about the WIA Spring VHF UHF Field Day and the contest rules, can be found at the WIA web site.

This is an ideal opportunity for new amateur radio license holders to become involved in the hobby.

WIA National Field Day - Saturday 23rd October 2010

On Saturday 23rd October 2010, Amateur radio enthusiasts from all over Australia will be showcasing amateur radio in prominent locations throughout their local area.

This activity, new to Australia, will be a good opportunity to break out your field day equipment, demonstrate emergency preparedness, but most importantly engage the public.

Most people in the general public would give our hobby a second thought, if they knew a little more about it. This is the opportunity to showcase our capabilities.

The Foundation Licence and a revamped WIA have done much to bolster our numbers, but it is time that we make a concerted effort to better publicise amateur radio and all of its benefits.

The 53rd Jamboree On The Air will take place on 16 and 17 October 2010.

The JOTA is an annual event in which Scouts and Guides all over the world speak to each other by means of amateur radio contacts. Scouting experiences are exchanged and ideas are shared, via the radio waves.

Members from The St George Amateur Radio Society will be assisting with the operation of an amateur radio station for JOTA at Kurnell, about 20 kms south of Sydney.

Set up of the station will start on Friday afternoon and commence operation from 10.00 AM on Saturday 16th to midday on Sunday 17th October, local time.

Operation will be on HF, VHF, IRLP and Echo Link.

For further information please contact the JOTA coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.