SGARS Events

Events Calendar

Title Start Date End Date Description Contact Location
Sixteen Months on the Ice Wednesday 06 July 2022 Wednesday 06 July 2022

How physics, photography, cross country skiing and amateur radio helped one man survive. Owen VK2AEJ tells what kept him going during a 16 month deployment in Antarctica.

Come along, hear Owen's story, catch up with fellow amateur radio operators,  check out our disposal items for a bargain and enjoy tea, coffee and a biscuit.

The St George Amateur Radio Society monthly gatherings have returned to "in person" format at our meeting rooms, Donnelly Park, Connells Point (near South Hurstville). All members and visitors will need to sign-in. Full details available here.

Doors open at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

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VK ZL Trans Tasman MF HF Contest Saturday 16 July 2022 Saturday 16 July 2022

The Trans-Tasman contest, held on the 3rd weekend in July, aims to encourage Low Band activity between VK and ZL

Only contest bands 160 80 and 40M are allowed with SSB, CW and Digital (RTTY OR PSK)

From 2018 this contest is an official WIA Contest and will count towards the Peter Brown Contest Champion Awards. 

More information can be found here;

https://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/transtasman/

https://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/transtasman/ Your shack or in the field
SGARS 80 Metre Contest 2022 Saturday 30 July 2022 Saturday 30 July 2022

The intention of The St George Amateur Radio Society (SGARS) 80 metre Contest is for amateur radio operators to prepare for the annual Remembrance Day Contest following in August, so this contest is held on the last Saturday evening in July.

The SGARS 80m Trophy Contest is open to all operators using analogue and digital voice modes, CW morse code and other digital modes such as RTTY, SSTV etc.

The contest commences at 6.00 pm local time in one hour time slots until midnight. Extra points can be earned in the last hour and by making contact with the SGARS club station VK2LE.

Complete contest information and rules can be downloaded SGARS 80 Metre Contest 2022 Information & Rules

 

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Experiences of a Ship's Radio Operator Wednesday 03 August 2022 Wednesday 03 August 2022

What was it like to be a radio operator at sea back in the good old days?

Col Christiansen VK2BCC will entertain those in attendance with some reminisces about his time as ship's radio operator plying his trade with a Morse key on ships on the high seas. He will also describe the several winters that he spent in Antarctica as a communications officer.

Come along, hear Col's story, catch up with fellow amateur radio operators,  check out our disposal items for a bargain and enjoy tea, coffee and a biscuit.

The St George Amateur Radio Society monthly gatherings have returned to "in person" format at our meeting rooms, Donnelly Park, Connells Point (near South Hurstville). All members and visitors will need to sign-in. Full details available here.

Doors open at 7.15 pm for a 7.30 pm start.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Donnelly Park, Connells Point (near South Hurstville)
Remembrance Day Contest Saturday 13 August 2022 Sunday 14 August 2022

This contest commemorates the Amateurs who died during World War II and is designed to encourage friendly participation and help improve the operating skills of participants. It is held on the weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on which hostilities ceased in the southwest Pacific area. 

The contest is open to single or multi operator stations, using AM, FM, SSB, CW and RTTY modes, on designated segments of HF and VHF and above bands. Full contest operating rules and information is available on the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) website. Points are awarded for contacts, with additional points for operating World War II radio equipment.

Alan Shannon VK4SN This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. In your shack or out in the field
42nd A.L.A.R.A. CONTEST 2022 Saturday 27 August 2022 Sunday 28 August 2022

Are you ready to join in the ALARA contest? It's starts at 0600 hrs UTC.

ELIGIBILITY: All licensed operators throughout the world are invited to participate. Scout and Girl Guide groups are encouraged to participate using their Club's equipment and callsign.

OBJECT: Participation: YLs work everyone; OMs work YLs only.

CONTEST: Combined phone and CW run over 24 hours:
STARTS: Saturday 27th August 2022 at 0600 hours UTC
ENDS:     Sunday 28th August 2022 at 0559 hours UTC

Check the website for all the details https://www.alara.org.au/contests/index.html

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Guide Into Digital Modes by Chris VK2CJH Wednesday 07 September 2022 Wednesday 07 September 2022
Guide Into Digital Modes by Chris VK2CJH

Are your fellow amateur’s using digital modes? Missing out on all the digital fun? Don’t know where to start? This non-technical presentation will provide a footing into three popular digital modes by using readily available equipment. Foundation to Advanced, this guide is for any amateur no matter the skill set.

Come along and hear Chris's experience and adventure into digital modes for amateur radio.

The St George Amateur Radio Society monthly gatherings have returned to "in person" format at our meeting rooms, Donnelly Park, Connells Point (near South Hurstville). All members and visitors will need to sign-in. Full details available here.

 

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Long Walk to a Quiet HF Operating Location by Peter VK2EMU Wednesday 05 October 2022 Wednesday 05 October 2022

A presentation by Peter O'Connell VK2EMU about how a chance remark about wanting to get away to a quiet location for some portal HF operating resulted in the twin adventures of walking the Great North Walk from Sydney to Newcastle and the Hume and Hovell Walking Track from Yass to Albury, a combined total of over 600km.

Peter did some of the walks solo, but others with a variety of  walking companions. Hear about working some DX, messages to home and when a 2 metre handheld saved the day. Encounters with a variety of animals and other walkers.

As well as hearing Peter's stories, you can catch up with fellow amateur radio operators, check out the disposal items for a bargain and enjoy tea, coffee, biscuits and cake.

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Jamboree On The Air JOTA - Boree Regatta Friday 14 October 2022 Sunday 16 October 2022

Some good news, this year the combined guide and scout event, Endeavour Boree Regatta is returning to Bonna Point at Kurnell. The Boree committee would be pleased if Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) could once again be part of the land activities.

With COVID-19 still active in the community, there will be some changes to the way the JOTA radio station would operate, to try and keep everyone safe. Whilst the details are yet to be confirmed, changes would probably include reduced numbers in the radio tent at any one time, using hand sanitiser when handling a microphone, etc.

If your available over the weekend Friday 14th, Saturday 15th, Sunday 16th or part thereof, the SGARS JOTA coordinator would pleased to hear from you. Besides having a passion to share the hobby of amateur radio, you would also need a current Working With Children Check. All radio equipment, antennas, power supplies etc will be provided.

Please take a few minutes to read this Information Sheet 

Please indicate your expression of interest by email to jota_coordinator@sgars.org

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Bonna Point at Kurnell