CCARC NEWS 2018-10-07

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

The next Central Coast WICEN meeting is on Saturday the 13th October starting at 1pm, with the usual BBQ beforehand.

The next Club lecture, on the 20th of October, will be by Allan VK2EFM on Radiation Hazards. It will involve a practical demonstration and a talk on field
strength readings of Electromagnetic Radiation, and the acceptable levels of exposure on the human body in accordance with ARPANSA regulations.

The following Saturday, the 27th of October, will be a Working Bee at the Club rooms.

All meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are
held at the club rooms in Dandaloo Street Kariong, just past the fire station, at 1pm, preceded by the famous sausage sizzle run by Steve VK2SKC, starting at noon.

The club rooms are accessible by bus, with a bus stop just opposite Dandaloo St, serviced by the route 34 bus from Gosford railway station, every hour. The club rooms are usually open from 10.30 every Saturday, for general chit-chat and access to the workshop and library.

The Club relays VK2WI News broadcasts every Sunday morning and evening. Callbacks are taken after the morning news only, on the Somersby 6m and 2m repeaters VK2RAG on 53.725 and 146.725MHz respectively; please note that both repeaters require a sub-audible tone of 91.5Hz.

The club also runs a mixed-mode repeater VK2RAG on 439.950MHz, which is connected to the P25 network; a 91.5 Hz tone is required for analogue access, and is highly recommended for receiving (unless you like hearing
digital noise).

There is a net held every Thursday on the 2m repeater VK2RAG on 146.725, starting at 8pm, and all members are encouraged to join (especially if Club news for the ARNSW broadcast is involved).

The Club also has a Facebook page: just look for centralcoastarc, and a Twitter account, @ccarclub [pronounced “at CC AR Club”
The Club has a new website, and comments are requested; please send them to webmaster@ccarc.org.au.

More information about the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club can be found on the website, at ccarc.org.au.

Dave VK2KFU
Publicity Officer for the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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CCARC NEWS 2018-09-09

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 9th September 2018

The Club regrets the passing of long-term member Norm VK2TOP last Monday. Also a member of the Walcha club, he was heavily involved with the North and North West Repeater Linking Project, and he will be sadly missed by both Clubs.

The Shahzada Horse Enduro is now well and truly over, and a summary will appear next week; in the meantime we would like to thank the Club members who froze their monkeys off whilst taking part.

Also, several Club members were participating in communications for the Great North Walk this weekend, so by the time you hear this announcement they will either be shivering or recovering.

Have you ever wondered how the GPS works? This month’s lecture will be next Saturday, and the topic will be on the ubiquitous GPS system, by Dave VK2KFU. Don’t worry, as it will not get too technical, so a full house is expected.

For those looking to obtain or upgrade their licence, a Foundation Training and Assessment Day has been set for the 22nd September; please confirm your attendance as soon as possible with Karen VK2AKB.

All meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are held at the club rooms in Dandaloo St, Kariong, just past the fire station, at 1pm, preceded by the obligatory sausage sizzle starting at noon. The club rooms are accessible by bus, with a bus stop just opposite Dandaloo St, serviced by the route 34 bus from Gosford railway station every hour. The Club rooms are usually open from 10.30 every Saturday, for general chit-chat and access to the Club workshop and library.

The Club relays VK2WI News broadcasts every Sunday morning and evening. Callbacks are taken after the morning news only, on the Somersby 6m and 2m repeaters VK2RAG on 53.725 and 146.725 MHz respectively; please note that both repeaters require a sub-audible tone of 91.5 Hz.

The Club also runs a mixed-mode repeater VK2RAG on 439.950 MHz, which is connected to the P25 network; a 91.5 Hz tone is required for analogue access, and is highly recommended for receiving (unless you like hearing random noise).

There is a net held every Thursday on the 2m repeater VK2RAG on 146.725, starting at 8pm; all members are encouraged to join (especially if Club news for the ARNSW broadcast is involved).

The Club also has a Facebook page: just look for centralcoastarc. There is also a Twitter account on @ccarclub [pronounced “At CC AR Club”].

More information about the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club can be found on the web site ccarc.org.au.

— Dave VK2KFU, Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

 

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CCARC NEWS 2018-09-02

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 2nd September 2018

Club member, Norm VK2TOP, was involved in a vehicle accident following a major stroke; he will be spending some time in hospital whilst recovering, but he is responding well.

If you turned up to the CCARC rooms yesterday afternoon expecting the regular business meeting then it means that you missed the advice that it was postponed to next Saturday, due to a major exercise (the Shahzada Horse Enduro) involving many Club members that week. That is, the next business meeting of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club will be on Saturday 8th September, starting at 1pm.

Have you ever wondered how the GPS works? This month’s lecture will be on Saturday 15th September, and the topic will be on the ubiquitous GPS system by Dave VK2KFU; don’t worry as it will not get too technical, so a full house is expected.

For those looking to upgrade or to get their licence, a Foundation Training and Assessment Day has been set for the 22nd September; please confirm your attendance as soon as possible with Karen VK2AKB.

All meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are held at the club rooms in Dandaloo St, Kariong, just past the fire station, at 1pm, preceded by the obligatory sausage sizzle starting at noon. The club rooms are accessible by bus, with a bus stop just opposite Dandaloo St, serviced by the route 34 bus from Gosford railway station every hour. The Club rooms are usually open at 10.30 every Saturday, for general chit-chat and access to the workshop and library.

The Club relays VK2WI News broadcasts every Sunday morning and evening. Callbacks are taken after the morning news only, on the Somersby 6m and 2m repeaters VK2RAG on 53.725 and 146.725 MHz respectively; please note that both repeaters require a sub-audible tone of 91.5 Hz.

The Club also runs a mixed-mode repeater VK2RAG on 439.950 MHz, which is connected to the P25 network; a 91.5 Hz tone is required for analogue access, and is highly recommended for receiving.

There is a net held every Thursday on the 2m repeater VK2RAG on 146.725, starting at 8pm; all members are encouraged to join (especially if Club news for the ARNSW broadcast is involved).

The Club also has a Facebook page: just look for centralcoastarc. There is also a Twitter account on @ccarclub [ pronounced “at CC AR Club” — that’s one word ].

More information about the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club can be found on the web site ccarc.org.au.

— Dave VK2KFU, Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

 

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CCARC NEWS 2018-08-26

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club  26th August 2018

Last week’s lecture was by Graham VK2GRA on the use and abuse of oscilloscopes and their limitations; this was followed by a donation of probes for the Club’s own CRO by a member who shall remain anonymous for modesty reasons, and a demonstration of the 12V “DC” plug-pack from hell.

Next month’s lecture will be on Saturday 15th September, and the topic will be on the GPS system by Dave VK2KFU.

Due to the Shahzada [ pronounced shuh-ZAR-da ] Horse Enduro being held this coming week, the usual business meeting has been postponed to next Saturday 8th September, and naturally all are welcome, especially visitors.

For those looking to upgrade, a Foundation Training and Assessment Day has been set for the 22nd September; please confirm your attendance as soon as possible with Karen VK2AKB.

All meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are held at the club rooms in Dandaloo St, Kariong, just past the fire station, at 1pm — just look for the big tower — preceded by the obligatory sausage sizzle starting at noon. The club rooms are accessible by bus, with a bus stop just opposite Dandaloo St, serviced by the route 34 bus from Gosford railway station every hour. The Club rooms are usually open at 10.30 every Saturday, for general chit-chat and access to the workshop and library.

The Club relays VK2WI News broadcasts every Sunday morning and evening. Callbacks are taken after the morning news only, on the Somersby 6m and 2m repeaters VK2RAG on 53.725 and 146.725 MHz respectively; please note that both repeaters require a sub-audible tone of 91.5 Hz.

The club also runs a mixed-mode repeater VK2RAG on 439.950 MHz, which is connected to the P25 network using the NAC 293 mode; a 91.5 Hz tone is required for analogue access, and is highly recommended for receiving.

There is a net held every Thursday on the 2m repeater VK2RAG on 146.725, starting at 8pm; all members are encourage to join (especially if Club news for the ARNSW broadcast is involved).

The Club also has a Facebook page: just look for centralcoastarc. There is also a Twitter account on @ccarclub [ pronounced “at CC AR Club” — that’s one word ].

More information about the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club can be found on the web site ccarc.org.au.

— Dave VK2KFU, Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

 

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CCARC NEWS 2018-08-19

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 19th August 2018

The Central Coast WICEN AGM was held yesterday, and full details will appear in next week’s broadcast.

For those with access to the trunked digital radio system, the mixed-mode UHF repeater VK2RAG on 439.950 MHz has been connected to the MMDVM P25 network; as usual a 91.5 MHz CTCSS tone is required. Please note that because it is also available for analogue use then it would be best to use the 91.5 Hz tone on reception as well, otherwise the noise heard when used in digital mode will drive you crazy. Information on the various talk groups etc can be found on the Club’s web page and its Facebook page.

Due to the Shahzada Horse Enduro being held in the last week of August, the usual business meeting has been postponed to the following Saturday 8th September, and naturally all are welcome, especially visitors.

All meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are held at the club rooms in Dandaloo St, Kariong, just past the fire station, at 1pm — just look for the big tower — preceded by the obligatory sausage sizzle starting at noon. The club rooms are accessible by bus, with a bus stop just opposite Dandaloo St, serviced by the route 34 bus from Gosford railway station every hour.

The Club also relays VK2WI News broadcasts every Sunday morning and evening. Callbacks are taken after the morning news only, on the Somersby 6m and 2m repeaters VK2RAG on 53.725 and 146.725 respectively; please note that both repeaters require a sub-audible tone of 91.5 Hz.

There is a net held every Thursday on the 2m repeater VK2RAG on 146.725, starting at 8pm, and all members are encourage to join (especially if Club news for the ARNSW broadcast is involved).

The Club also has a Facebook page: just look for centralcoastarc, and a Twitter account on @ccarclub [ pronounced “at CC AR Club” ].

More information about the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club can be found on the web site ccarc.org.au.

— Dave VK2KFU, Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club

 

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