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NEWS 11.09.2022

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News – 11 September, 2022The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fullyfunctional. The D-star systems have had their connection timetable updated to include the Monday morning International D-Star net, Wednesday AR Newsline and Sunday…
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final raffle of the year

Hello everybody, It is time to start thinking about our final raffle of the year. We think a theme of “Christmas Ham” is appropriate being that it will be run towards the end of the year and a word play on our hobby. In saying that, we’d like to open to suggestions of what would…
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NEWS 04.09.2022

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fullyfunctional, and changes to how the D-star systems are connected have been posted to social media. Brand Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still…
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Morse Key

WW2 surplus Bakelite base mounted on round metal base. It has a large heavy metal base which is a sort of chrome finish.  The ID on the base is Key WT,  8 amp,  No.2. There are 3 bridges on the key ,very squareish .  Both the end bridges have platinum contacts as it says in…
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Kenwood power/SWR meter Model SW-200

This meter has facilities to connect up to 3 remote mounted sensor elements and plug into 5 pin DIN connectors on the rear.  The Module I have is an SWC-2 with a frequency range of 140 – 450 Mhz.   It can be used without 12 volts connected and this limits the device to reading average…
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Bird  “43”  Thruline Watt Meter  Plug-in Elements determine the power and Frequency

The meter is at the top and has 3 scales. they are not linear but are expanded on the left and compressed to the right.  the scales are 0-30 watts, 0-50 Watts and 0-100 watts.  The element determines the multiplier of the scale.  The base unit I purchased from a re-seller at ARNSW trash and…
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NEWS 28.08.2022

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fullyfunctional. Brand Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still on the sick list.The club has a Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is configured to…
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Friday Funday!

As we close out the week, what interesting things did you get up to? Here is a small Friday afternoon task of installing a Bluetooth module into a #icomaustralia ID-5100A Transceiver. This pairs perfectly with the RS-MS1A Software on your phone / tablet device. A 10 minute installation and highly recommend. amateurradio #icomid5100 #dstar #hamradio…
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Sent into us today:

Jaye, VK2QRZ operating Portable at Mount George near Vacy in NSW.350m~ ASL.His rig of choice was the #yaesu FT-817 and a PAC-12 Multiband HF antenna. We have several members who really enjoy getting out and about portable.Kinda need to do that more… Did you hear him today calling out?Let us know! 😎🤘

Show and Tell Saturday

An initiative was started to try and make the club rooms not look as deserted as they have been lately thanks to the pandemic. Show & Tell Saturday – Scheduled for the last Saturday of each month will be open for members and visitors to bring along any items of interest to show, display and…
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