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Kincumba Mountain Reserve Outing

Wow! What an incredible day we had out at Kincumba Mountain Reserve. A huge thank you to all those who came along and made the day a success! Lots of laughs, banter and multiple jota contacts with some vk3 and vk4 stations operating with local scout and club groups. Our surprise fox hunt also raised…
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Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals newsletter just dropped!Fresh new look and feel!Members – check your mailboxes Please follow and like us:

CCARC Driving High Altitude Radio Comms

It was indeed a hard week for me. Yes, one of those weeks where a lot of matters coalesce into a large wave of perfect storm issues. Well that was until an email arrived talking about CCARC’s latest venture into the wilderness. All of a sudden, my issues were left behind and the call to…
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Hurricane Watch

If you are not yet aware, the emergency frequencies for Hurricane Laura in the USA are: Hurricane Watch Net: 14.325, 7.268. SATERN Net: 14.268, 7.268. Maritime Mobile Service Emergency Net: 14.300. We should avoid these frequencies. Please follow and like us:

Oceania DX Award

The WIA DX Awards Committee is pleased to announce a new award – Oceania DX Award. This award recognises participants who have worked and confirmed at least 25 of the 60 DXCC entities in Oceania. This award is targeted towards Foundation and beginner DX’ers who may have modest stations, particularly wire antennas and/or low power.…
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Upcoming ISS event!

This event will be available via the VK2RAG 2M repeater and streamed live via the club’s Facebook page. This is a listen-only even and no contact direct to the ISS can be made. CURRENT ARISS CONTACT INFORMATION Contact scheduled: Monday 24th August 2020 Acquisition of Signal (AOS): 09:32 UTC (7:32pm AEST – local time) Astronaut:…
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The CCARC is hosting an international net!

In conjunction with Kirk, KR4KZ The club will be linking up on Friday 21st August to have an inter-club Morning Tea Net and the 222Mhz Fun Net in Orlando Florida. Kirk KR4KZ will connect at 09:50 AM AEDT Friday 21st August for a 10:00 AM Kick-off. Local net control will be Bob VK2AOR, who will…
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Mount Elliot vk2/HU-093

VK2/HU-093 The club will be activating sota summit on the 29th August at Mount Elliot. What rig will you be bringing? Side note: What do you prefer? FT-857 or the KX-2? Please follow and like us:

Global HF Digital Mode Band Plan Review

Excellent news from the IARU on the proposed harmonization of the Digital Band segments Globally from Dave K1ZZ. Grant Wllis VK5GR as the WIA IARU Region3 representative has been has been working though the WIA on behalf of the IARU Region 3 Band Plan committee Chairman Sion 9M2CQC. As frequency allocations and amateur radio operating…
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Changes to amateur radio call

Some news released by the ACMA with regards to call sign allocations. Highly recommended everybody has a read. https://www.acma.gov.au/changes-amateur-radio-call-sign-policy Please follow and like us: