SGARS Events

Events Calendar

Title Start Date End Date Description Contact Location
High Speed Packet Radio by Roland Riede VK2YAD Wednesday 02 November 2022 Wednesday 02 November 2022

The society's next gathering will be on this coming Wednesday the 2nd of November in the usual venue at Kyle Bay.

As well as catching up with the general happenings of the society, there will be a presentation by Roland Riede VK2YAD on high speed packet radio. Back in the 1980's, packet radio ran at 1200 Baud. If you were really adventurous you could even do 2400 Baud. In the 21st century, things have got a lot faster. Roland will show some of the latest advances and speeds that will knock your socks off!

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

The gathering will be "in person" on this coming Wednesday the 2nd of November at the Society’s meeting rooms, Donnelly Park, Kyle Parade Connells Point – near South Hurstville. Doors open at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. All members and visitors will need to sign-in. 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Donnelly Park, Kyle Parade Connells Point
SGARS 2m Summer Contest 2022 - 2023 Thursday 01 December 2022 Tuesday 28 February 2023

The St George Amateur Radio Society 2m VHF Contest has returned for the Summer season, commencing 1st December 2022 and ending 28th February 2023.

The contest is open to all SGARS members and is conducted on the 2m Amateur Radio band as defined within the relevant legislative documents.

The contest is a self reporting (no QSL cards required) contacts based contest. Your single best contact is all that is required to enter.

There are Three Operating divisions are as follows:

  • Analogue Voice (not limited to AM, FM, SSB)
  • Digital Voice (not limited to DSTAR, P25)
  • Non voice (digital and/or analogue including CW and any other “non voice” mode)

For full details you can download a copy of the contest rules click here

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Dec 2022 BBQ & AGM Wednesday 07 December 2022 Wednesday 07 December 2022

The St George Amateur Radio Society will be gathering for the final time in 2022 on Wednesday the 7th of December. 

After an absence of a couple of years, we're once again holding our end of year BBQ before the AGM.

SGARS members, family, friends and visitors are welcome to attend our end of year festivities commencing at 6pm with a family BBQ on the picturesque shore of Kyle Bay adjacent to our meeting rooms in Donnelly Park, Kyle Bay (near South Hurstville).

Sausage sandwiches and a selection of drinks will be available for a small charge, $2.50 per sandwich ($1.00 for under 16 yo) and 50 cents for drinks.

For catering purposes, please email info@sgars.org to notify attendance, by Sunday 4th December 2022.

At 7:45pm the AGM will commence. Members should have already received the AGM pack via email. If any member hasn't received the notice of the AGM and associated documentation then please contact secretary@sgars.org

 

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Donnelly Park, Kyle Parade Connells Point
VHF UHF Summer Field Day Saturday 14 January 2023 Sunday 15 January 2023

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/

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Portable by the Bay Wednesday 01 February 2023 Wednesday 01 February 2023

Portable on the Bay is an opportunity for operators to bring along portable radio equipment, setup and operate in the field. Operators can use any band or mode as permitted by their licence conditions. The location is Donnelly Park, outside the SGARS meeting place, prior to moving inside the meeting place for a more formal gathering, followed by refreshments.

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Licence Training and Assessment Saturday 11 February 2023 Sunday 12 February 2023

Training and Assessment for Amateur Radio Licence.

The St George Amateur Radio Society conducts Foundation courses and Licence assessments for all grades. The next training and assessment weekend is scheduled for February 2023; 11th and 12th at our training venue at Sutherland 2232.

Courses and assessments are run in compliance with current public health restrictions and COVIDsafe guidelines.

Foundation licence courses are held over a single weekend (Saturday and Sunday), being review of the Foundation Licence Manual, practical training, followed by assessment  in theory, regulations and practical. Candidates will need to have read and be familiar with the contents of Foundation Licence Manual, prior to attending the weekend course.

Standard and Advanced licence assessments are held on Sunday. Candidates will need to have undertaken self study in theory and regulations prior to attending the assessment session.

Advance booking is necessary to meet the current lead time requirements of the government selected outsourced examination provider, AMC. Bookings required by COB Friday 27th January 2023. Late bookings cannot be accepted, as examination materials are provided specifically for each candidate.

For any further information please contact our education team via email to education@sgars.org

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Amateur Television (ATV) Wednesday 01 March 2023 Wednesday 01 March 2023

Amateur Television (ATV) presentation by Gary VK2CRJ, assisted by John VK2ATU. Further details to follow. An Assortment of hardware would be on hand for members to view.

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The Don Edwards Memorial Slow Morse Contest 2023 Saturday 20 May 2023 Sunday 21 May 2023

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 20th and 21st of May 2023.

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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