Sunday 23 February 2014. Gates open at 6:30am. Flea market open from 6:30am. Traders / exhibitors / Seminars access opens at 9:00am.
$15 Per Person.
Under 17′s Free
TRADERS & EXHIBITORS:
The Traders and Exhibitors area will open to the public for trading from 9:00am on Sunday. Access to this area before then will be restricted to CCARC Field Day officials and authorised traders.
New traders and exhibitors – for conditions and application forms please click here.
Current layout of the floor plans can be found here
The traders attending with the widest range of gear for you to buy are:
Radio Supply Limited
and this year we are very proud to welcome back ICOM Australia.
The exhibitors you’ll find at Wyong are:
The Summits on the Air association
The historical radio soceity of Australia
The Australian radio DX Club
Westlakes amateur radio club
The WIA QSL Bureau
Hornsby & District amateur radio club
WICEN New South Wales
Norah Head marine rescue
ARNSW Homebrew & experimenters group
The Wireless Institute of Australia
and a exhibition of many things amateur television.
For those who wish to sell their own equipment, open boot or tailgate sales may be conducted in the Flea Market. No bookings needed, just turn up on the day and pay at the gate ($15 pp admission + $25 for a spot). Setup and trading from 6:30am.
Note that the Flea Market is not under cover, and as such traders in the Flea Market may need to provide protection for their display in the case of adverse weather.
- The program starts at 9:15am with Andrew VK2UH and Andrew VK1NAM presenting a lecture on Summits on the Air in Australia.
- This is followed at 10am by Ray Robinson from the Historical Radio Soceity with a special lecture on the AWA Centenary – 100 years of Military Radio Production.
- At 11am Brian Clarke VK2GCE will give an in-depth lecture on Electro-magnetic compatibility. Where does EMI come from and what can you do against it?
- The VHF-UHF Weak Signal Group have their annual meeting from 12 noon to 12:45
- From 1pm David Burger VK2CZ finishes up the days program with a lecture on Gigantic Yagi Antennas.
For 2014, the CCARC will run a one day foundation training course on Saturday 22nd and assessments for all grades of licence will be run on the Sunday.
Please arrive at 9:45am on Saturday 22nd. February for a 10am (prompt) start of the Foundation Class licence course and practical training – location is the seminar room on the first floor of the Wyong Race course building and a facilities usage fee of $10 (cash only) will be charged for each attendee. This is a full day course and is expected to finish at around 5pm.
For the upgrade assessments on Sunday, again please arrive by 9:45am for a 10am start – this time the location will be the stewards room at the back of the race club building (ground floor). Entrance fee for the Field Day ($15 except under 17 year old free entrance to the field day) will be required in addition to the WIA and ACMA assessment fees.
What a great opportunity to get into the hobby - Take the training, pass the exam and then buy everything you need to get on air at the field day “Amateur Radio in a weekend”.
Those that are attending please bring the following
Genuine Passport size photo
ID Drivers Licence, Pass Port etc
Pen basic Calculator
Credit Card, (preferred) or Cash or Cheque
also $10.00 Cash for payment of Facility usage fee
Those that are sitting the education for Foundation please download and bring a copy of the LCD and their Foundation Manual
Please also look at choosing your call sign before the day
- YOU MUST REGISTER ASAP to be able to take part.
Please contact the CCARC education coordinator Chris Lobb either via email as vk2yychris at gmail dot com or direct to his mobile 0428 239 413 for full details and to register for the course and-or an assessment.
The main car park entrance is in Rose Street.
Parking for disability permit holders, registered traders and flea marketeers, is via the new gate in Howarth Street. Others arriving at this gate will not gain access, so please make sure you go to the correct entrance.
The nearest train station is Wyong, which is a short walk to the racecourse.
There will be a free shuttle bus from the car park and railway station to the main vendors area for those who have trouble walking.
While we all know the Field Day itself is very entertaining for us, what about your partner or family members that you may be bringing with you to the Central Coast? There is lots to do on the coast and if someone has a yearning for old fashioned Rock & Roll – you can’t go past Jimmy Barnes, the classic Aussie rocker – he has a show at the Bateau Bay hotel sponsored by the local 2GO radio station – get in quick for tickets – here’s the link to the online booking page: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=40831
For other events on the central coast during the Wyong Field Day weekend checkout: http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/central-coast/events