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News Page 18
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.
SARCNET Assistance to Kairi State School
While most of what we do, we do for free, sales of our kits and other products helps us continue development of new projects and support our School Amateur Radio Clubs. For example, as well as preparing our Electronic Workshop Lesson Plans for Kairi State School VK4KSS students we have also donated over $700 worth of kits and parts to help the students get into radio and electronics. Here are some of the goodies we have provided:


15 STEM Kit #1 - Electronic Prototyping Kits. 1 STEM Kit #2 – PTH Soldering Practice Kit. 1 Morse Code Practice Set.1 pkt Assorted LEDs. 1 pkt Resistors (for LEDs)

A New Multimeter. Two 6V Motors. Two 3V Battery Holders. Two 6V Battery Holders. Four 9V Battery Clips. Pin-Pin Leads. Pin-Socket Leads. Red and Black Wires. Pin Headers. More LEDs. Heat Shrink Tubing.

Analog amp meter. Analog volt meter. Two large prototyping boards. 300pcs ¼ Watt resistor pack. 20 NPN Transistors. 20 PNP Transistors. 20 Pin-Leads. 11 Miniature Transformers. 13 Morse Code Practice Sets.
SARCNET @ Train and Hobby Show 2023
At the kind invitation of Richard VK3VRS, Julie VK3FOWL and Joe VK3YSP, provided their School Amateur Radio Club Network exhibition at Melbourne’s Train and Hobby Show. This well-organised show is held every year at Sandown Racecourse. It attracts many thousands of visitors, each day, over the long weekend in March.

 SARCNET Exhibition at the Train and Hobby Show in Melbourne

The SARCNET exhibition featured a wide range of kitsets for sale including:
  1. Electronics protptyping kit
  2. PTH soldering practice kit
  3. PTH metal detector kit
  4. PTH Christmas tree kit
  5. SMT soldering practice kit
  6. SMT Dice kit
  7. SMT Microelectronics kit
  8. USB Soldering Iron
  9. USB Soldering Station kit
  10. Arduino Pro Micro Microcontroller kit
  11. Raspberry Pi Pico Microcontroller kit

This year we had four, free public workshops including:
  1. Electronics prototyping workshop
  2. Morse code workshop
  3. Soldering practice workshop
  4. Microelectronics workshop

Soldering practice workshop

Microelectronics workshop

Opening the venue to Amateur Radio would not have been possible without the inspiration and dedication of show manager Richard VK3VRS and his army of volunteers. Thank you, Richard.

Julie and Joe can be contacted at the School Amateur Radio Club Network (
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