SGARS Events

Events Calendar

Title Start Date End Date Description Contact Location
The Don Edwards Memorial Slow Morse Contest 2022 Saturday 14 May 2022 Sunday 15 May 2022

In recognition of Don, the St. George Amateur Radio Society will be holding the "Don Edwards Memorial slow Morse contest" on the weekend of the 14th and 15th of May 2022.

The contest will be in two sections, 80 metres on the Saturday evening from 6pm to 9pm (0800 - 1100 UTC) and 40 metres on the Sunday afternoon from 1pm to 4pm (0300 - 0600 UTC). Amateurs can enter either or both sessions. The contest will be open to all VK and ZL amateurs.

Many amateurs have rarely or never used Morse code since they passed their exam or never needed to learn Morse code for their licences. This contest is to encourage inexperienced or rusty operators to try their hand or fist at Morse. For this reason, the contest will be a "Slow Morse contest" with a speed limit of 10 words per minute, no keyboards or screens - all sent by hand and received by ear. 

To encourage those amateurs who never sat for or passed a Morse exam for their licence, they will be able to claim an extra 2 points per session. For more information and contest rules can be found here.

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The Evolution of Telecommunications Part 2 Wednesday 01 June 2022 Wednesday 01 June 2022

The Evolution of Telecommunications Part 2

The communications revolution began with the invention of the Morse Telegraph, closely followed by the Bell Telephone. In part 2 of this 3 part series we examine the anatomy of the telephone itself, manual and automatic exchanges, and the networks that carried analogue communications right across Australia.

Come with us as Wal VK2ACE tours the fascinating technology timeline from then to now, making frequent stops along the way to examine the major milestones.

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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VHF UHF Winter Field Day Saturday 25 June 2022 Sunday 26 June 2022

The Field Days provide VHF-UHF operators with the opportunity to "head for the hills" and see how far distant and how many stations they can work.

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.

Full details can be found here;

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

https://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/ In your shack or out in the field
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.

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Donnelly Park, Connells Point (near South Hurstville)
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.

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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
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

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