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Author: Brad Martin VK2NMZ

Notice of lecture cancellation 21/9/2019

Good evening members, This is a notice to advise the previous scheduled Lecture “Capacitors + Inductors + First Order Circuits” by Mark VK2CCR unfortunately will not be going ahead tomorrow. This will be rescheduled to a future date which will be further communicated once confirmed. Thank you. Brad Martin VK2NMZVice PresidentCentral Coast Amateur Radio Club Please…
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CCARC Announcement

Good morning everyone. As per the discussions completed at the 2019 Annual General Meeting, if you are wondering where the latest edition of Smoke Signals is, fear not! Due to other commitments, the amazing Karen VK2AKB has needed to take a step back from the CCARC Smoke Signals publisher and Lecture Co-ordinator role. I would…
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Amateur Radio Digital Communications Announces Grant to ARISS

Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), owner and manager of AMPRNet, has announced what’s being called “a very generous grant” to Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) to help fund its next-generation Amateur Radio system on the ISS. The dollar figure was not made public. In July, ARDC announced a philanthropic initiative to provide monetary grants…
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ACMA have finalised their 5 year spectrum outlook

ACMA have finalised their 5 year spectrum outlook for the period 2019-23. The plan identifies ACMA priorities and outputs. For the amateur service: Discussion paper on the 60m (5 MHz band) has been delayed until the first quarter 2020. The (amateur exam) Syllabus Review Panel will be established in the 4th quarter 2019. It will…
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Learn Morse

Leave it to the geat folks over at Google to come up with a way to learn Morse code. This little free training exercise will get you sending Morse in no time flat. Now copying Morse well that is between you and your ears. Give it a try. https://morse.withgoogle.com/learn/ Please follow and like us:0

IARU Region 3

The IARU Region 3 Directors meeting was held in Tokyo September 2-3. A modified interim Region 3 bandplan was approved which included an Amateur-Satellite Service allocation in the 15m band. The Chairman of IARU Region 3 directors, Wisnu Widjaja YBØAZ and the directors Ken Yamamoto, JA1CJP, Peter Young, VK3MV, Don Wallace, ZL2TLL, Jakkree Hantongkom, HS1FVL,…
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NEXT live ARISS

NEXT live ARISS contact is scheduled for Wednesday 18th September 2019 AU @ 6.06pm AEST (08:06 UTC) The *HAM* conference server is the only EchoLink / IRLP / AllStar audio feed for ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) – VK Team. The next live broadcast thanks to Bob VK4DA ARISS VK is as…
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ThumbDV DV3000U + Android BlueDV

Don’t have Peanut? Wanting to have some DMR D-Star or Fusion on the go and don’t have a radio with you? Problemo solved. Hardware: DV3000U Available here –> http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/thumbdv/ Software: Ambe BlueDV by David PA7LIM available in the Android PlaystoreAvailable here –> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pa7lim.BlueDV&hl=en Please follow and like us:0

New – Islands of Australia Award

The WIA DX Awards Program (Link) is pleased to announce a new award, the “Islands of Australia Award”, will be available shortly. This award recognises contacts with Amateur Radio stations on any of the 56 qualifying Islands of Australia. The WIA Islands Of Australia Award is an award which compliments the RSGB/IOTA Ltd Program. The…
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ICOM IC-705

hot from amateur radio fair in Japan. ICOM IC-705 HF + 50MHz + 144MHz + 430MHz SSB | CW | RTTY | AM | FM | DV 10W output power Large color screen SDR architecture Internal battery GPS & Bluetooth D-STAR Can be charged via USB. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/vdZSLsstiFEqqEf7FdkQCA? Please follow and like us:0