MSCARC wishes to advise members and associates that, unless conditions improve, the upcoming May General Meeting (9th May, 2020) is CANCELLED.
We apologise for any inconvenience, and hope that the Annual General Meeting in August will go ahead as planned.
EDIT: The new event is here.
Our upcoming picnic/field day with IARS that was planned to take place on the 28th of March, 2020, has been postponed.
This action has been taken out of concern for our members, especially those of advanced age in the current health crisis due to COVID-19.
Members will be advised by email regarding a new picnic date.
Apologies for the inconvenience.
The Club’s Yaesu DR-2X repeater has been taken out of service following a failure in the transmitter section. The repeater is on its way to Melbourne for repair under waranty
We are still on the air with the usual frequencies on 2 metres with our backup repeater, but on FM only.
The second Tri Club Picnic was held on 21 April 2018 with members from the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society, the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Radio Society and the Mid South Coast Amateur Club attending. Although it was not a fine sunny day the weather was tolerable. About thirty people from the three clubs attended.
There was a variety of gear on display. The multi mode repeater from IARS was setup and functioning. John VK2JG had a working 23cm television system running. There were also a number of HF rigs set up and operating.
Orlando, VK2ZOB from our Club attended his first picnic. His constant companion the video camera was put to good use. Looking forward to seeing the video of the event
There was even a strange flying object moving around the carpark
The next edition of the Lyrebird will have more information and pictures
The Second Tri Club Picnic is being held on Saturday 21 April 2018.
Please see flyer below for details, or click here for the event details.
On Saturday 9 September the members of the Mid South Coast Amateur Radio Club , the Illawarra Amateur Radio Society and the Goulburn and Southern Highlands Radio Society met at the Fitzroy Falls Reservoir Picnic Area for the Tri Club Picnic. It was a fine sunny day with a light breeze. In all, including wives and children there were around sixty people in attendance.
There were a number of portable stations set up and operating ranging from HF through to 23cm. The members from all Clubs mingled and much was discussed.
There was a break for the lunch which was prepared by the wives from our Club. The sausages, homemade rissoles (thanks Sue) and onions were eaten on bread and washed down with tea or coffee. A very enjoyable meal.
After lunch we gathered together for a few short speeches from the Presidents and the obligatory group photo.
A great day out enjoyed by all
For those who did not come you missed a great day.
Do not miss the next Tri Club Picnic
The Group Photo
The club Presidents
Rob, VK2XIC, Bill, VK2AIY and Martin, VK2VOM
The results of this years contest are out. Ted VK2ARA, Brian Vk2AH, Rob VK2XIC, Darrell VK2BLS and Jason VK2FLID locals from Wollongong featured large in the results.
Congratulations to all
Check out the Ross Hull Memorial VHF-UHF Contest page on the WIA website for the full results
I would like to congratulate all those members that worked so hard to make our 40th Anniversary Celebration a great success.
The weather was just right, the venue was great and the company was first class. It was good to meet so many “old” acquaintances, some of them had travelled quite a distance. Roger Harrison VK2ZRH was the WIA representative and he travelled down by train. Fortunately Bob VK2TG was able to take him back to Sydney.
Our thanks must go to Jenny and her helper for the splendid meal.
Also to Gerald VK2HBG for all his work in organising the VI2HQ40 roster, and to everyone else who worked so hard in their own way to make things go so smoothly.
Let us hope that we can all stick around for the club’s 50th
Gerald VK2HBG took part in the Remembrance Day Contest 2016 earning himself 616 points. This was enough to gain sixth place overall and second place in VK2
pictured with the certificate he was awarded
Congratulations and well done Gerald
Congratulations to VK2LDW for getting assigned his new standard callsign!
I believe Leroy, VK2FLVL is also studying for his, and I (VK2FVBW) need to do so!