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IARU Administrative Council Steps Up Efforts to Combat Radio Spectrum Pollution

Date : 01 / 10 / 2019 Author : Peter Clee – VK8ZZ IARU Administrative Council Steps Up Efforts to Combat Radio Spectrum Pollution The Administrative Council (AC) of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) held its annual in-person meeting on 28 and 29 September 2019 in Lima, Peru, just before the triennial General Assembly…
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Australian amateurs get 2×1 contest callsigns

The Radio Amateur Society of Australia (RASA) has successfully negotiated the issue of 2×1 callsigns (e.g. VK2A) for VK contest stations. “RASA developed terms of reference for a cross-sector committee to review options and make recommendations on how 2 x 1 callsigns could be implemented. Calls for expressions of interest to join the committee were…
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News 29.09.2019

The next General Meeting of the Club will be on Saturday 5th October and all are invited, especially visitors. The next Club Lecture will be on Saturday 19th October, on a topic to be advised by the new Lecture Coordinator. In the meantime, the next meeting of WICEN Central Coast will be on Saturday 12th…
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Notice of Thursday net cancellation 26/9/19

Hi everyone, Due to some scheduling & availability issues, tonights 2m Net (with added Echolink) will not be going ahead tonight. Our apologies for those who were excited about tonight’s chat. We will still link up the *ccarcnsw* conference server at 8pm for those that still wish to have a chat with our international friends.…
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A summer without sunspots

The sun is undergoing a remarkable period of spotlessness. During northern summer 2019, the face of the sun was blank (no sunspots) more than 89% of the time. This marks it as one of the deepest Solar Minima in a century. Interestingly, the summer of 2019 also brought a sign that Solar Minimum is coming…
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Changes made to amateur licence conditions

Date : 25 / 09 / 2019 Author : WIA Board The WIA received the following official advice from the AMCA Spectrum Licensing Policy Section today, 25 September, 2019. An analysis of the impact will be the subject of a later news item, once completed. “The Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Amateur Licence) Omnibus Amendment Instrument 2019…
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USA Exams System Endorsed by ACMA

Date : 24 / 09 / 2019Author : WIA Board & VEA The ACMA contacted the WIA on 23 September 2019 to advise that they are reinstating the reciprocal arrangement for US licence holders. The reinstatement follows a period of suspension of reciprocity precipitated by a complainant objecting to the granting of VK licences. The…
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Saltwater and Plastic Antenna

A new antenna that uses saltwater and plastic has been developed by Lei Xing and her colleagues at the College of Electronic and Information Engineering at Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China IEEE Spectrum reports researchers have developed an advanced liquid-based antenna system that relies on a readily available ingredient: saltwater. The saltwater-based…
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News 22.09.2019

The next General Meeting of the Club will be on Saturday 5th October and all are invited, especially visitors. Meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are held at the Club rooms in Dandaloo St, Kariong, just past the fire station. Meetings start at 1pm, preceded by the famous sausage sizzle run by master…
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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