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Category: Antennas

Experimenting with different antenna

Experimenting with different antenna configurations is all a part of being an effective operator. Sure having long wires resonant on every band sitting up incredibly high would be considered the near optimum gold standard. But what if you can’t do that? What if you’re incredibly limited with space available? What if you don’t have a…
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John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2022

John Moyle Memorial Field Day 2022 – did you enter? Were you operating home or portable? Here we have Brad VK2NMZ and Luke VK2HMI operating a portable station from VKFF-0550 at Crackneck Lookout. It was great time operating and comparing the performance characteristics of different antenna configurations and getting a few contacts in of course!…
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That deep dark hole called QRP, Part 2

Chapter 2! In the last chapter I spoke about exploring the concept of portable operations, taking delivery of a Yaesu FT-818, Making use of the 7M Sotabeams mast with a linked Dipole. Natively the FT-818 comes with a 1900mAh Ni-MH internal battery and while you can still run 6 watts, it will run out of…
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News 21.03.2021

The club wishes to announce the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club “Mayham” event will be held on Sunday the 30th of May 2021 at Wyong Race Course. For the patrons who have attended the Wyong Field Day for many years, It’s the same event, but with a fresh date and new name. For those are…
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QRP right? chapter 1

It’s something that some love it and some loathe it. In the big scheme of things, I am very new to the world of Amateur Radio obtaining my licence in 2018. I was shown the wonders of portable operations at a CCARC outing to Mount Elliot, getting outdoors and away from any real noise from…
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News 08.03.2020

The Club recently received a large number of electronic components and wish to thank Alex & Margaret of the Tumbi Umbi area. The club is now swimming in a sea of Resistors, Capacitors, Diodes and an assortment of solenoids. Next Friday the 13th of March, the Club’s VK2RAG repeater will be relaying an international Space…
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THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB ISSUE No 13-45 21st. December 2013 STOP PRESS: Important update on planning permission for towers and masts in NSW (relayed by Ian VK2HK) Roger updated this latest piece of news onto the WIA Website. Amateur Radio Antennas and Masts in NSW Date : 21 /…
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