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School Amateur Radio Club members are a select group of students.

Welcome to SARCNET

This site is a free on-line resource for anyone associated with or thinking about setting up a School Amateur Radio Club. That is, a fun, school lunch-time activity for a select group of students who would rather be tinkering with electronic gadgets and exploring the air waves than dodging footballs or watching cricket.

School Amateur Radio Clubs are a neat way to get in an extra shot of science and technology, while exercising your on-air conversational skills and tuning up your enquiring minds. It will expand your horizons, build your confidence, harness your creativity and help you develop new skills. Each week there will be different activities to whet your appetite. SARC members learn to work together as a group and help each other through some pretty exciting challenges.

This site is for school principals, teachers, parents, students and amateur radio enthusiasts. It provides inspiration, ideas, articles, news and activities all free to download, modify and use as you wish.

The first thing we would like to give you for free is our total encouragement and support for this very worthwhile and successful activity. Please do not hesitate to contact us for advice.

Next, please read our SARC article with an introduction by our biggest supporter, school principal Mr. Michael Day.

Then check out our frequently asked questions page. Have a look at the schools already participating in this program and some of the amazing activities they do and awards they get. You can download our booklet which provides a handy reference for all SARC members. There is also a proposal to start a club, a form for new members to fill out and a newsletter to kick things off at school. You will even find a exciting range of our original, open-source, electronics projects: All free to download and each inspired in some way by our SARC students.

Oh, and did we mention a challenge? Well, your mission, should you decide to accept it, could well be on our missions page. These exciting role-play adventures will certainly test all of your skills. Can't wait for the next lunchtime SARC session? Why not come along to our after-school workshops? Can't find what you're looking for on this site? Try our links page.

Finally, keep up to date with all our news and events and register to participate in our on-line forums. Don’t forget that when you set up your own School Amateur Radio Club and your school is listed here, you can contribute to this site by sending us your own news articles, activities and missions. You will also receive our regular SARC newsletter by e-mail.

Good luck from Julie VK3FOWL and Joe VK3YSP. For more information see about SARCNET.

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