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Most of the missions on this page are described in detail in our SARC booklet.

Look for the sections in red which provide an imaginative, real-world scenario using the skills learnt in the SARC activities.

Note: The missions with an asterisk (*) are still under construction. Please be patient as we upload all the details of these activities to this web site.

Missions List:

  1. Emergency at Sea*
  2. Shipwrecked*
  3. Search and Rescue*
  4. Summit Activation*
  5. High Altitude Balloon Launch*
  6. Space: The Final Frontier*

Missions

This page lists many of the SARC missions. Click on the pictures below to see the details. Missions are imaginative, real-world, role-play scenarios designed to challenge students once they are proficient in the related activities. All missions take place at the school, in the playground or hall. Emergency calls are not made over the air of course. The use of radio transmitters or beacons is fully supervised and all the settings are fully checked by the licenced operator.

Please contact us to add your own missions to this page. Send us a picture and description of your SARC missions. Remember to get parental permission to publish student photographs on this site and in our newsletters.

Emergency at Sea

Motor vessel in emergency at seaStudents use their skills in emergency procedures to call for help when their ship begins to sink. Before they abandon ship they have to select the most useful survival gear from the ships hold. They discuss which items would be best and why.

Shipwrecked 

Makeshift radio station on islandStudents shipwrecked on a desert island have to assemble a makeshift radio station from salvaged parts and call for help. They discuss the best methods to use and work in groups to set up and test the station.

Search and Rescue 

Map triangulation bearings showing crash siteStudents receive a distress call and have to track down and rescue the survivors of a plane crash in rough terrain. They use their map-reading and navigation skills to triangulate the location of an Emergency Position Indicating Radio.

Summit Activation 

Boy activating summitStudents have to pack their gear, climb to a mountain summit and setup their portable amateur radio station to participate in the Summits On The Air contest. SOTA has become and extremely popular activity among amateur radio enthusiasts. A single SOTA activation can attract dozens of calls from SOTA chasers.

High Altitude Balloon Launch 

HAB flight profile chartStudents assemble and launch a small helium-filled party balloon with an amateur radio beacon on board. They track the balloon to see where it goes. The launch of the small balloon is fully approved by CASA.

Space: The Final Frontier 

Amateur radio cubesatStudents set up a solar powered satellite tracking station and make contact with other stations via an orbiting amateur radio satellite.