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News 22.09.2019

The next General Meeting of the Club will be on Saturday 5th October and all are invited, especially visitors. Meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are held at the Club rooms in Dandaloo St, Kariong, just past the fire station. Meetings start at 1pm, preceded by the famous sausage sizzle run by master…
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Amateur Radio CubeSats among 15 Set to Launch on October 21 from Wallops Island

AMSAT reports that an Antares II launch vehicle will carry 15 CubeSats into orbit on October 21 as part of NASA Educational Launch of Nanosatellites (ELaNa) Mission 25. Some will carry Amateur Radio payloads. TJ REVERB, developed by students at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria, Virginia, will carry a 145.825 MHz APRS digipeater. HuskySat,…
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News 15.09.2019

Due to an extended AGM there was no time to appoint the various sub-committee positions; this will be done at the next meeting instead, and the current occupants will continue in their roles in the meantime. We also apologise to Karen VK2AKB and Glenn VK2GEM for neglecting to mention that they were made Life Members…
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ACMA have finalised their 5 year spectrum outlook

ACMA have finalised their 5 year spectrum outlook for the period 2019-23. The plan identifies ACMA priorities and outputs. For the amateur service: Discussion paper on the 60m (5 MHz band) has been delayed until the first quarter 2020. The (amateur exam) Syllabus Review Panel will be established in the 4th quarter 2019. It will…
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NEXT live ARISS contact is scheduled for Wednesday 18th September 2019 AU @ 6.06pm AEST (08:06 UTC) The *HAM* conference server is the only EchoLink / IRLP / AllStar audio feed for ARISS (Amateur Radio on the International Space Station) – VK Team. The next live broadcast thanks to Bob VK4DA ARISS VK is as…
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ThumbDV DV3000U + Android BlueDV

Don’t have Peanut? Wanting to have some DMR D-Star or Fusion on the go and don’t have a radio with you? Problemo solved. Hardware: DV3000U Available here –> http://nwdigitalradio.com/product/thumbdv/ Software: Ambe BlueDV by David PA7LIM available in the Android PlaystoreAvailable here –> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pa7lim.BlueDV&hl=en Please follow and like us:0

New – Islands of Australia Award

The WIA DX Awards Program (Link) is pleased to announce a new award, the “Islands of Australia Award”, will be available shortly. This award recognises contacts with Amateur Radio stations on any of the 56 qualifying Islands of Australia. The WIA Islands Of Australia Award is an award which compliments the RSGB/IOTA Ltd Program. The…
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hot from amateur radio fair in Japan. ICOM IC-705 HF + 50MHz + 144MHz + 430MHz SSB | CW | RTTY | AM | FM | DV 10W output power Large color screen SDR architecture Internal battery GPS & Bluetooth D-STAR Can be charged via USB. https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/vdZSLsstiFEqqEf7FdkQCA? Please follow and like us:0

144-146 Mhz removed from officially released proposal

On September 1st an ECP “European Common Proposals” paper has been pushed onto the CEPT website. This document is the outcome of the work that was done during the CEPT Ankara meeting and will be discussed in the World Radio Conference 2019 in Egypt. The ECP paper (download link) still looks like an advanced draft.…
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