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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?

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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News 16.08.2020

The club would like to announce that the AMC has approved face to face training & examination sessions. A education and training day is underway today within the club rooms and assessment the assessment date is set for the 30th of August, and more recently, due to popular demand, a second education and training day…
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News 09.08.2020

The club would like to announce that the AMC has approved face to face training & examination sessions.The club intends to hold a training and assessment weekend over the 16th and 30th of August.This will be subject to COVID rules. Limited places are available and bookings are essential. Please RSVP to the club’s education facilitator…
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Introducing the next generation of Amateur Radio!

Here we have our Club Vice President Brad VK2NMZ with Angus who is 9 years old, Today Brad operated portable from QF56HG in the Blue Mountains area. Angus was curious to what Amateur Radio is and how it worked. Angus was keen to speak on air after watching how Brad operated. Angus spoke with Alex…
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News 02.08.2020

With upcoming activities and additional restrictions in place, unfortunately the club will be unable to run as multi operator, single station for the upcoming Remembrance Day contest. The club’s executive team is considering a similar approach to ARNSW for dedicated HF operating nights, but placing the emphasis on those who are just coming into the…
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Some afternoon SOTA Activations out at Mount Elliot this afternoon.

Ray VK2HJW and Max VK2XOR took an adventure out to Mount Elliott, SOTA Summit VK2/HU-093, reports were fantastic with very little to no noise experienced, an enjoyable time had by all with numerous contacts made

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