News Index - SARCNET

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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. SARCNET On The Air
  2. SARCTRAC Mk2 Release
  3. The Enigma Project
  4. AIS Receiver Mk2 Release
  5. SARCNET @ Train and Hobby Show
  6. SARCNET @ MARTG
  7. SARCNET @ WANDARC Hamfest
  8. SARCNET @ Rosebud Radiofest
  9. SARCNET @ Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Hamvention
  10. SARCNET @ JOTA 2019
  11. SARCNET @ Science Week 2019
  12. SARCNET @ Churchill National Park 2
  13. SARCNET @ HMAS Castlemaine for ANZAC Day 2019
  14. FT-817 Speech Synthesizer (Rachel)
  15. Northgate State School Radio Club
  16. SARCNET on TV
  17. SARCNET @ GippsTech 2018
  18. SARCNET @ SERG
  19. SARCNET @ Bletchley Park, UK
  20. SARCNET @ Margate Lifeboat Station, UK
  21. Introducing the STEMettes!
  22. Kids In Space
  23. SARCNET @ St. Kevins Community Day
  24. SARCNET International Arduino Challenge
  25. SARCNET goes Lead-Free!
  26. SARCNET @ St. Kevins Primary School
  27. SARCNET Computer Workshops @ Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  28. SARCNET Soldering Workshops @ Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  29. SARCNET Electronics Workshops @ Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  30. SARCNET @ Festival of Bright Ideas, Hobart, Tasmania
  31. SARCNET @ Churchill National Park, Victoria
  32. SARCNET @ Hahndorf, South Australia
  33. SARCNET Electronics, Soldering and Arduino Workshop at Moorabbin and District Radio Club
  34. SARCNET gets involved in the Melbourne Space Program
  35. 2016 SARC Excellence Awards
  36. School Amateur Radio Clubs article published in Amateur Radio Magazine
  37. 2016 ANZAC Day Amateur Radio Special Event article published in Amateur Radio magazine
  38. Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator article published in Amateur Radio magazine
  39. SARC article published in Education Today magazine
  40. 2015 SARC Excellence Awards
Media Releases
  • April 2021: New shopping cart for the Products page.
  • April 2021: QSO Map project created to show the location of our QSO (radio contacts).
  • March 2021: Production of 50 new SARCTRAC Mk2 units completed.
  • March 2021: We awarded a free SARCTRAC Mk2 Satellite Antenna Rotator Controller and TRACker to the lucky person who downloaded the 1000th, Mini Satellite-Antenna Rotator software from our website. The prize went to Tony, VK3XV, who said he wants to use the tracker for activating parks for the Keith Rojet Memorial National Parks Award.
  • February 2021: SARCNET On The Air. SARCNET commences a daily Amateur Radio net on 7105kHz LSB starting at 0300UTC. Our first contact was with Ron VK3AHR, who runs the Australian Ham Radio Net.
  • 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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