The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club is based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia, but has members in many other parts of Australia. The Club consists of a group of enthusiastic people intent on furthering the interests of Amateur Radio and electronics.

SUNFest 2021
The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce the annual SUNFest event for 2021 will be held once again at the Nambour Showgrounds this year.

CLICK HERE for the latest SUNFest news….

Take pride in building your own gear? You could win some awesome prizes by entering your work in the 2021 SUNFest Queensland Homebrew Competition. There will be both rookie (licenced less than two years) and open divisions, and a special category for U18s.

Perhaps you’re more of a car or truck lover with some radio on the side – well why not enter the 2021 SUNFest Echinda Concours d’Elegance? We are looking for entries that showcase the best of both worlds, neat cars and neat radio installations. You will need to display your vehicle at the event on the day, and be prepared to answer the odd question or two. You never know, you could come away with the crowd favourite award (grand champion)!

Along with our car boot sale space, we will also have a table sales area as well this year. Fox hunts, and licence exams are also being looked at, and there might even be communication from another world on display as well.  Any Martians out there?

Finally don’t forget our MONSTER RAFFLE, we’re looking at offering some awesome prizes including a Yaesu FT-DX10. Click HERE for more details on this radio.

SUNFest 2021 Field Day
Monday the 4th of October
WHERE:  Nambour Showgrounds, Queensland.
START:    10:00am

Please note unlike past years, due to venue availability,  the event will be held on Monday October 4, which happens to be a long weekend not only in Queensland, but also NSW, ACT and South Australia.

Interested in getting an Amateur Radio Licence?
As a number of experienced amateurs with advanced licences attend workshops, assistance can also be offered to hams studying for F call licence  or those who want to upgrade their current licence. Why not get skills in sending and receiving CW (morse code)? Amateurs who want to dust off their CW skills can be given tuition aiming for hands on “on air” QSOs.
Want to sit an the exam for an Amateur Radio Operators Licence?
SCARC is now offering the opportunity for candidates to sit for an Amateur Radio Licence exam. 
If you are wishing to sit exams and/ or upgrades then these can be organised
Click here for the latest details or contact the Secretary for more information.
How do I get an Amateur Radio Licence?
To get an Amateur Radio licence you will need to pass a theory test and a regulations test.  If you don’t already have the radio and electronics knowledge, you may need to read and study relevant information.  There are a number of options for this.  You can make use of the Ham Radio Theory course provided by SCARC (with special thanks to Tony, VK4KKY), or the club can provide a Foundation Manual (produced by the WIA) for a small cost.  Contact the secretary for more information.
SCARC Constructors Group
If you have any interest in electronics or constructing electronic or amateur projects, click here to follow their progress.  For further information contact the secretary.
Club Nets
Join us for our Good Morning net at 8:15am every morning, every day on our 2m repeaters.

Our monthly club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7:30pm.  Numbers are limited at present, but you can also join via Zoom.  To get the link or check attendance, contact the Secretary prior to the meeting.

Wednesday Gatherings
We are again opening the club on Wednesdays, but following strict Covid-19 procedures regarding numbers and activities. The Club is open from 10am to 2pm. Some refreshments and lunch options are available.
So we can keep track of numbers, please contact the President or Secretary prior to the event.