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Clubhouse shutdown period 28/12/2019 – 04/01/2020

Dear Members, We understand this is short notice, however, given the holiday period and the tireless efforts our station officer Steve VK2SKC has undergone over the years, I would like to inform of a short 2-week break from regular club activities. This is to allow some well deserved R&R for Steve and a good opportunity…
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News 22.12.2019

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 22nd December 2019 The Wyong field day preparations are full steam ahead, remember to lock Sunday 23rd of February into your diaries. We have received plenty of interest for car boot sales, commercial traders and exhibitors. Remember there are no reserved spaces for boot sales and it…
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CAMSAT CAS-6 satellite will be launched soon

CAMST’s amateur radio payload CAS-6 piggybacked on a technology test satellite TIANQIN-1 will be launched at 3:21 UTC on December 20, 2019 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center of China using a CZ-4B launch vehicle The primary payload of this launch is China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite CBERS-4A. Satellite Name: CAS-6/TIANQIN-1 Orbit: • Orbit type :…
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Possible ARISS SSTV operation before year’s end

ARISS reports the possibility of a worldwide commemorative SSTV operation from the International Space Station on Friday, Dec. 27 or Saturday, Dec. 28 and following days. The SSTV downlink frequency is 145.800 MHz. ARISS will provide more information as it becomes available. Watch the amsat-bb and follow @ARISS_status on Twitter for updates. An SSTV system…
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News 15.12.2019

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 15th December 2019 The 2020 Wyong field day preparations are in full swing, Sunday the 23rd February. We have received plenty of interest for car boot sales and commercial traders. Remember there are no reserved spaces for boot sales and it is first come first serve, the…
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Christmas lunch

The CCARC / CCWICEN held their annual Christmas lunch and would like to thank everyone who attend. Great food, great people and a grand time.

Australian 70cms digital record extended to 2806 kms!

Early on the morning of the 5th of December 2019, there was a remarkable tropo contact between Leigh, VK2KRR and Peter, VK6KXW on 70cms across the Australian continent. The distance was 2,806 kms and crossed over the Great Australian Bight, a part of the ocean well noted for tropospheric ducting. This was a new record…
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News 08.12.2019

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 8th December 2019 The 2020 Wyong field day preparations are in full swing, Sunday the 23rd February. We have received a lot of interest for plenty of talks across numerous topics. Traders are coming in and we’ve received plenty of interest for car boot sales. Remember there…
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ISS SSTV December 4-6

Russian cosmonauts are expected to activate Slow Scan Television (SSTV) image transmissions on 145.800 MHz FM from the International Space Station on Wednesday to Friday, December 4, 5 and 6. This is the schedule for the planned activation of the MAI-75 SSTV activity from the ISS. • Dec 4: On – 12:00 GMT, Off –…
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WIA announces Future of Amateur Radio program

WIA Board Director Aidan VK4APM brings news of Australia’s Future of Amateur Radio program Howdy, This is Aidan, VK4APM with this week’s board comment. It is is with a heavy heart that we announce the resignation of Dr Harry Edgar VK6YBZ from the Board of the Wireless Institute of Australia and as Editor and Chief…
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