News Index - SARCNET

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News Index
This page contains all the latest news about School Amateur Radio Clubs. Please contact us to add your SARC news to this page. Send us a picture and description of your SARC activities. Remember to get parental permission to publish student photographs on this site and in our newsletters.

News Items
  1. SARCTRAC Mk2 Release
  2. The Enigma Project
  3. AIS Receiver Mk2 Release
  4. SARCNET @ Train and Hobby Show
  5. SARCNET @ MARTG
  6. SARCNET @ WANDARC Hamfest
  7. SARCNET @ Rosebud Radiofest
  8. SARCNET @ Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Hamvention
  9. SARCNET @ JOTA 2019
  10. SARCNET @ Science Week 2019
  11. SARCNET @ Churchill National Park 2
  12. SARCNET @ HMAS Castlemaine for ANZAC Day 2019
  13. FT-817 Speech Synthesizer (Rachel)
  14. Northgate State School Radio Club
  15. SARCNET on TV
  16. SARCNET @ GippsTech 2018
  17. SARCNET @ SERG
  18. SARCNET @ Bletchley Park, UK
  19. SARCNET @ Margate Lifeboat Station, UK
  20. Introducing the STEMettes!
  21. Kids In Space
  22. SARCNET @ St. Kevins Community Day
  23. SARCNET International Arduino Challenge
  24. SARCNET goes Lead-Free!
  25. SARCNET @ St. Kevins Primary School
  26. SARCNET Computer Workshops @ Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  27. SARCNET Soldering Workshops @ Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  28. SARCNET Electronics Workshops @ Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  29. SARCNET @ Festival of Bright Ideas, Hobart, Tasmania
  30. SARCNET @ Churchill National Park, Victoria
  31. SARCNET @ Hahndorf, South Australia
  32. SARCNET Electronics, Soldering and Arduino Workshop at Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  33. SARCNET gets involved in the Melbourne Space Program
  34. 2016 SARC Excellence Awards
  35. School Amateur Radio Clubs article published in Amateur Radio Magazine
  36. 2016 ANZAC Day Amateur Radio Special Event article published in Amateur Radio magazine
  37. Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator article published in Amateur Radio magazine
  38. SARC article published in Education Today magazine
  39. 2015 SARC Excellence Awards
Media Releases
  • October 2020: Released SARCTRAC Mk2 Satellite Antenna Rotator Controller and TRACker.
  • October 2020: Update to our Satellites page to include the Local Radio Horizon and Minimum Pass Elevation, as well as new prediction start date and time pickers, to match our SARCTRAC Mk2 product.
  • September 2020: The Enigma Project: To commemorate our visit to Bletchley Park, UK, in 2018 we developed our own Enigma machine simulator.
  • July 2020: New Satellites page for predicting satellite visibility and co-visibility at www.sarcnet.org - Now hosted on Zuver.
  • June 2020: SARCNET received a grant from FISTS Down Under Inc to promote and encourage Amateur Radio and Morse code. The generous grant will provide for 20 SARCNET Morse Code Keys free to students at our Morse Code workshops.
  • May 2020: Released AIS Receiver Mk2. Free micro SDHC card image available on Google Drive.
  • March 2020: SARCNET @ Train and Hobby Show. SARCNET Workshops, Displays, Kitset sales and an On-Air Experience at the show.
  • February 2020: SARCNET @ MARTG. Inaugural meeting at WANSARC club rooms.
  • February 2020: SARCNET @ WANDARC Hamfest. SARCNET exhibits irst Western and Northern Districts Amateur Radio Club.
  • November 2019: SARCNET @ Rosebud Radiofest. SARCNET exhibits at the Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio Club Radiofest.
  • October 2019: SARCNET @ Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Hamvention.
  • October 2019: SARCNET @ JOTA 2019. SARCNET helps out at the First Glen Iris Scout hall.
  • August 2019: SARCNET @ Science Week 2019
  • August 2019: SARCNET Website and Forums totally rebuilt using WebSite X5.
  • May 2019: SARCNET Website goes secure: https://www.sarcnet.org.
  • April 2019: Launch of Satellite Antenna Rotator Controller and TRACker (SARCTRAC) on our products page.
  • August 2018: SARCNET @ BAREC in Castlemaine. Presentation of Amateur Radio for Kids.
  • August 2018: SARCNET on TV with St. Kevin's Primary School on Channel 10 Eyewitness News.
  • September 2018: Amateur Radio for Kids paper submitted to IARU Region 3 17th Regional Conference, Seoul Korea.
  • August 2018: Release 6 of Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator software.
  • June 2018: SARCNET @ SERG at the South-East Radio Group in Mt. Gambier, Victoria.
  • May 2018: SARCNET @ Bletchley Park, UK visit to the Government Code and Cypher School, National Museum of Computing and National Radio Centre.
  • March 2018: Release 5 of Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator software.
  • February 2018: SARCNET Build your own SDR presentation to Amateur Radio Victoria and Moorabbin and District Radio Club.
  • January 2018: Welcome to new SARCNET Members: The STEMettes at St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School. Kent, England.
  • October 2017: Release 4 of Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator software.
  • October 2017: SARCNET goes Lead-Free! After 50 years of soldering with lead solder SARCNET puts health and the environment first.
  • August 2017: SARCNET @ FoBI Electronics Prototyping Workshops at Festival of Bright Ideas in Hobart, Tasmania.
  • February 2017: SARC Presentation at Moorabbin and District Amateur Radio Club.
  • February 2017: SARC Presentation at Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club.
  • December 2016: SARC presentation at the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club.
  • November 2016: School Amateur Radio Club station VK3SRC participated in the annual Keith Roget Memorial National Park Award activation weekend at Point Nepean and Morning Peninsula National Parks. The station received an award for contacting 25 National Parks.
  • October 2016: SARC presentation at the Eastern and Mountain Districts Radio Club.
  • April 2016: ANZAC Day Amateur Radio Special Event publicised in school and scout newsletters and on WIA broadcast. The successful event attracted some 200 school students, scouts and their families.
  • April 2016: SARCNET call sign "VK3SRC" was issued by ACMA.
  • February 2016: "School Amateur Radio Clubs" article was re-submitted for publication in Amateur Radio magazine.
  • February 2016: An abridged School Amateur Radio Clubs article was published in the Term 1 2016 edition of Education Today magazine.
  • December 2015. A Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator Mk1 article featuring SARC members using a solar-powered amateur radio satellite ground station was submitted for publication in Amateur Radio Magazine.
  • August 2015: School Amateur Radio Clubs article was originally submitted for publication in Amateur Radio magazine, but was later withdrawn.
  • September 2015: Two school newsletter articles published with a report on the popular electronics kit construction activity.
  • April 2015: Three school newsletter articles advise of SARC activities.
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