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Welcome to SARC’s club website for members and non members alike where we hope you will come along and get involved.
Here, you will find all the latest news about club activities. We are a modern active club involved in all aspects of the Amateur Radio Hobby.Recently we have completed a overhaul of the club structure and reorganised our club to meet the demands of the modern day enthusiast.
SARC is leading the way in the promotion of amateur radio as a hobby with the local Sheffield and district young people.
We currently have five licensees under the age of 18.
All of these youngsters are actively operating and thoroughly enjoying their hobby, we have more likely to get their licenses in the future.This is due in part to the change of direction the club has undertaken this year, we are now keeping pace with modern day advances in communication and the "can do" attitude we encourage in all our members.
We have opened our doors to all ages and especially welcome families, there is nothing that a member cannot try.We have worked hard to organise and provide facility for any member to operate in any of the modes and activities that the amateur radio hobby offers.A fine example of what can be achieved by a group of people enjoying their hobby and working as a team is the newly formed SARC UKAC VHF contesting team.This team formed in 2014 is made up of all levels of license, experience and age..
The team ( 90% of which had never contested before ) has only been in existence for less than a year but has achieved a UKAC placement currently of 4th, We think as a progressive club that this is a way forward to achieve our aim to inspire and encorage self improvement but at the same time having FUN. This has certainly proved to be the case within SARC.
Our youngest ever member yet has passed his foundation licence at the age of 9 years this year. Kai Bates-Wilson received his call sign (M6YZA) a few weeks ago and has been very active, participating in the VHF NFD contest as shown in the picture with his proud Mom, Mandy ( M0MDY).He has also been active on HF talking to long distance stations in Canada and America. He is really into the hobby and could be the youngest ever contester for the UKAC contest !. When Kai first started operating the club station we could not get him off , he received his first ever pile up on 20m and handled it very well. Kai participates in the UKAC contest and received 13 contacts in just 13 minutes of operating in a recent 432MHz contest event. Kai loves to get involved in the sport side of amateur radio because he feels it is more challenging. For the future he is planning on entering many more contests and as can be seen in the picture he really is having great Fun operating.
I am sure everyone would like to join me in congratulating him on his success and wish him well in the hobby.
GX3RCM Event Coming soon!! in 2014
GX3RCM will be this year back at the Newark Ham Fest 2014 , Why not call and see us there it will be a Good Day out!! Visitors will be able to see what our hobby is all about and see the World of Amateur Radio our members will welcome you aboard, there is videos running and live demos to our BATC TV Stream , take a look at our calendars for full detail
RCF, RSGB, Icom UK,Waters&Stanton and Total Mast Solutions, sponsor the GX3RCM Amateur Radio Communications Trailer
Icom UK have supplied the Sheffield Amateur Radio Club with a range of its latest (D-STAR) digital and HF Amateur Radio Equipment.Waters and Stanton have been generous enough to donate funds to help with the refit of the trailer.Total Mast Solutions have provided us with the use of one of their mast systems. During 2014 we are able to continue our promotional efforts both locally and world wide due to the generous allocation of funding from the Radio Communications Foundation.
THANK YOU !
The radios will be used on a demonstration Trailer which the club was awarded by the Radio Society of Great Britain (RSGB) back in 2013, then known as GB4FUN The goal is to promote Amateur Radio to a wider audience than just at rallies but to schools and community events. Importantly the unit can be taken to schools and used as a teaching tool to introduce young people to modern radio communication especially satellite .
SARC are pleased to have received the RSGB 2014 Club Regional Winners award . The club has now been put forward together with other regional club winners to be considered for the National Club Of The Year Award. The membership is obviously delighted to have received this award and thank the RSGB sincerely for their support and recognition in our endeavours to positively promote amateur radio.
The picture taken at the SYPTE clubnight shows Nigel Ferguson (centre) G0BPK , RSGB regional manager for area 4 presenting the RSGB club regional trophy to Steve Webster M1ERS (left_ vice chairman) and Trevor Wood M0TWS ( right_ Chairman).This trophy award is sponsored by Lee at Lam communications ltd, Barnsley.