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News 01.12.2019

News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 1st December 2019 The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club has announced the 2020 field day, Sunday the 23rd February. For those out there who may be looking at parting with some unused equipment, spaces for the car boot sales in the dedicated undercover area are filling up…
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Norfolk Island operation

Janusz, SP9FIH, will be active as VK9NK from Norfolk Island (OC-005) between January 12th and April 12th. He states, “It is my tribute to Jim Smith, VK9NS, who lived and operated from there for years. According to last internet poll VK9N is 85th most wanted entity.” Activity will be on 160-10 meters using SSB, RTTY…
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ACMA Update Amendment to EME instruments

On 15 November 2019, the ACMA made the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Amendment Standard 2019 (No. 1) (Exposure Standard Amendment) and the Radiocommunications Licence Conditions (Apparatus Licence) Amendment Determination 2019 (No. 1) (LCD Amendment) under the Radiocommunications Act 1992.  The Exposure Standard Amendment updates the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Radiation – Human Exposure) Standard 2014…
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Compliance priorities 2020 to 2021—consultation 36/2019

The ACMA is seeking feedback as part of their 2020-2021 compliance activities. If you would like them to focus more on interference and compliance. Provide feedback on this issue. ****Our compliance priorities focus on areas of significant public interest or concern, and conduct that has a negative impact on consumers. These areas of activity guide…
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Russian WW MultiMode 2019, 30 November – 1 December

Dear Fellow Radio Amateurs, The Russian Digital Radio Club has the honour to invite the radio amateurs all over the world to: 6th Russian WW MultiMode Contest 2019 – BPSK63, CW, RTTY, SSB – 12.00 UTC on Saturday 30 November till 11:59 UTC on Sunday 1 December, 2019 RULES: http://www.rdrclub.ru/russian-ww-multimode-contest/159-rus-ww-multimode-contest Certificates RUS-WW-MM 2019 to all…
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19th anniversary of ARISS operations

On November 13, 2000, the ARISS amateur radio payload was turned on and the first operations occurred over Russia and the United States. Our ARISS team is working feverishly on the final certification of our next generation radio system: the Interoperable Radio System. We thank all those that have supported this development effort through team…
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IARU update regarding Amateur Satellite allocations

The second week of the World Radiocommunication Conference reports on the status of two issues affecting the amateur satellite service. In a report written by Dave Sumner, K1ZZ, first is an agenda item currently under review during this WRC-19 session; second is planning for future pressure on frequencies for the amateur satellite service. Current WRC-19…
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New toys!

New radio, who this? The CCARC club rooms have entered into P25 ville. You can find us chatting under our club call VK2AFY, DMR ID 5050691. Did to know VK2RAG has a P25 repeater connected to the 10400 pacific talk group? No? Now you do!

News 17.11.2019

News News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 17th November 2019 If you haven’t heard yet, The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club has announced the 2020 field day, Sunday the 23rd February and preparations are in full swing. For those out there who may be looking at parting with some unused equipment, spaces for…
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HF propagation and earthquakes

For all the successes of modern weather forecasting, where hurricanes, blizzards, and even notoriously unpredictable tornadoes are routinely detected before they strike, reliably predicting one aspect of nature’s fury has eluded us: earthquakes. The development of plate tectonic theory in the middle of the 20th century and the construction of a worldwide network of seismic…
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