SGARS Presentations & Events - Upcoming & Recent
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.
|Sunday 25 Apr 2021 - Sunday 25 Apr 2021|
03:00PM - 09:00PM
SGARS ANZAC QSO Party 2021
|Saturday 20 Mar 2021 - Sunday 21 Mar 2021|
John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2021
|Wednesday 03 Mar 2021 - Wednesday 03 Mar 2021|
07:30PM - 10:30PM
SGARS March 2021 Gathering
|Saturday 27 Feb 2021 - Wednesday 03 Mar 2021|
Classic Exchange CW Event
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Anzac Day QSO Party 25th April 2021
This year many amateur radio operators will not only miss out on catching up with friends at their local amateur radio club gatherings, but also not able to attend an ANZAC Day service.
To help overcome the current restrictions, The St George Amateur Radio Society will be sponsoring a QSO Party on Anzac Day, Saturday 25th April 2021. The intention of the QSO party is for amateur radio operators to keep in contact “on air” with fellow operators, and to recognise the service of many amateur radio operators from both sides of the Tasman Sea, in defending our freedom.
The Anzac Day QSO Party commences at 3pm local Sydney time, and concludes at 9.00pm on 40m and 80m SSB, 2m VHF FM repeaters and the VK DMR network. Contacts can also be made using EchoLink to VK2RLE Node 170628 or ANZEL *HAM* Conference Server 69556.
The QSO Party is open to all amateur radio operators using the AX prefix, with a participation certificate available, which recognises of the aims of this event.
Complete operating and participation details are available here
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SGARS Amateur Radio 2021 Contest Calender
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SGARS 2021 Executive Committee
Cameron McKay VK2CKP / VK2RA - President
Greg Bain VK2GSB / VK2OX - Secretary
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SGARS Activities - COVID19 July 2020 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 face to face gatherings for the foreseeable future.
Good news is our monthly presentations are now being held on line using the Google Meet facility. Details of each monthly presentation can be found above with details of how to virtually attend using video and audio or dial in for audio only.
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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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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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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