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News 19.01.2020

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 19th January 2019 The CCARC has field day fever with preparations well underway for Sunday the 23rd Sunday. Also, back by popular demand, the CCARC are happy to announce we will be hosting not 1 but 2 Fox Hunts on Saturday the 22nd February starting from the…
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WICEN hits the airwaves on the BBC World Service

Australia’s WICEN NSW Forward Commander, Compton Allen, was interviewed on the BBC World Service’s Digital Planet programme where he spoke of the role amateur radio operators are playing as part of the emergency response in the Aussie bushfire crisis. Listen to the podcast on the BBC World Service on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csy67g

FOX HUNT

Hi all! With only 6 weeks away, we’d really love to run a successful fox hunt on the Saturday prior, but we can’t make it happen if we don’t get the numbers. The Wyong Field Day Foxhunts will be held on Saturday 22nd February 2020 and will start at approximately 1:00 p.m with the Cubhunt…
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Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape

This novel ‘water drop’ antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. https://phys.org/news/2020-01-antenna-lens-radio-energy.html

data cabling

Some out of hours works were performed today at the CCARC. Lindsay VK2FD and Brad VK2NMZ performed data cabling within the premise with enough drops laid for all the things! A huge thanks to the boys for spending their Sunday in the club house bringing it upto spec. 😎👍

Mount Elliott

Good evening all, Putting some feelers out there for an outing on the 18th January to Mount Elliott. This will provide an opportunity for members to spend some time outside with their gear with a sneaky SOTA / Parks activation? VK2/HU-093 Join in with a BBQ and some laughs. Please respond back to me directly…
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AMC Callsign Lookup Facility Now Live

Date : 06 / 01 / 2020 Author : WIA Today, Monday Jan 6th 2020 the Australian Maritime College (AMC) released news that they have “gone live” to the public with their new Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup facility. The service is available by clicking the following Link This is a very welcomed addition to the…
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Yahoo Groups shutdown – Radio ham preserves archives

ARRL reports that on hearing of the Yahoo Groups shutdown Andy Majot K5QO took the initiative to download archives of Yahoo Groups devoted to individual amateur radio gear and upload them to his website “I hope to have them hosted in perpetuity for future hams to use,” Majot told ARRL. “It should be noted that…
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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY 31 December 2019 through 1 January 2020

Date : 31 / 12 / 2019 Author : Greg Kelly VK2GPK – WIA President The WIA has received advice that there are major outages of telecommunications in areas impacted by the bushfires either currently or expected to occur overnight. The scope and range of these impacts is unknown at this stage. The WIA kindly…
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Meteor-M2-2 satellite ‘struck by micrometeoroid

Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday that the Meteor-M2-2 weather satellite may have been hit by a chunk of rock and radio amateur Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB was among the first to notice “The textbook operations of Meteor-M 2-2 wouldn’t last long, though, and as is often the case, an amateur radio operator was among the…
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