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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.

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?

2020 Trans-Tasman results are in!

4th place.Not BheadGood Soize.We were 5th last year.So… 3rd place next year?!Bring it on 🙂 Congrats to Alan VK2EFM for cracking 1st place in Single Operator, High Power, VK2MG for achieving 3rd place and Max VK2XOR for 7th place in Single Operator QRP. https://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/transtasman/

Trans-Tasman 2020 Contest

2020 sure has been an adventure! Much similar to last year, We intend on opening up the club rooms for a small number of members who may be interested in participating in the contest. The contest is held in 3 x 2 hour blocks from 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM this Saturday 18th July.  The…
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MMDVM builds

Some Club members have been working on MMDVM builds utilising high end N5BOC duplex boards. These boards had recently arrived in Australia and they were very quick to be installed and setup.

Clubs Repeater

The Clubs Repeater team has recently performed a hardware upgrade on the Clubs VK2RAG 2M Repeater. The repeater now boasts a more powerful transmit and receive unit which will greatly increase the coverage area. We’d like to thank the crew for all the work involved

Pico Tuner

Don’t let the looks of this tea leaf tin fool you. One of our members Max VK2XOR has been busy working on a SOTABEAMS single-band Pico Tuner for 40m. Max provided a size comparison between that and a QRP Guys multi-band EFHW tuner 40-10m. One of the main goals for Max is to be able…
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