4 Dandaloo Street, Kariong NSW 2250
+61 (02) 4340 2500






ISSUE 12-09

In this edition:

  1. Upgrades to club IT environment.

  2. John Moyle contest 17th.- 18th. March.

  3. ATV tests

1. Upgrades to club’s computing (IT) environments.

Geoff VK2ZC has told me that he intends to replace the aging PC in the radio shack with a much more capable and modern system over the next week or so. 

In the seminar room, the network switch located at the front of the room that connects the PC, the printer and any lecturers laptop to the network failed last week. Rather than attempt to repair the old unit, I have replaced it and its cable with a brand new unit which tests out OK and comes with a 3 year warranty from the manufacturer. The unit cost $17 including postage, these low prices are crazy, it’s not worth considering repairing old units when new ones cost so little!

2. John Moyle contest 17th – 18th March.


With the risk of sounding like a broken record, the next major Australian Amateur Radio contest is almost upon us and no one has confirmed any interest in taking part in the contest. Dave VK2JDH, Col VK2KCM, and Dave VK2JDD will be operating VK2EH portable at Mt. Allyn and have kindly invited other club members to come along. 

Given the lack of interest I will not be running a local portable action, but I am still interested in the club entering from the club rooms – as the club call is not available on Sunday morning this will have to be a 6 hr. entry on Saturday afternoon / evening. If possible, we will try to put the beam back up Saturday morning, if not, we will operate just using the OCF dipole.

3. ATV tests

A reminder that Victor is still running his test transmissions on Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30pm on the VK2RTG ATV repeater (output 444.250 MHz) and is eager to receive all reports of coverage before he upgrades from Analogue to Digital, so please let Victor know if you can receive the transmissions.

News Broadcasts:

Sunday 09:00 – Westlakes / 09:30 WIA on VK2RTZ 146.775

Sunday10:00 – WIA /10:30 ARNSW on VK2RAG 146.725.

Sunday 19:30 – extended ARNSW News on VK2RAG 146.725

Monday 19:30 – Hunter region / ARNSW on VK2RAG 146.725

News Text (anytime):

WIA http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2011/index.php

ARNSW http://www.arnsw.org.au/html/news_vk2wi.htm


WIA http://www.wia.org.au/members/broadcast/wianews

ICQPodcast http://www.icqpodcast.com

RSGB http://gb2rs.podbean.com

Hamnation http://twit.tv/hn

Club Nets (all welcome):

Saturday 08:30 on VK2RAG 146.725

Wednesday 20:00 on VK2RAG 146.725

If you have anything for future CCARC News editions please email it to me atnews-editor@ccarc.org.au73 Ed, VK2ARE
For club correspondence please email ccarc@ccarc.org.au

Issued 09 March 2012 Page 1 P O BOX 238 GOSFORD NSW 2250 Phone: 02 4340 2500 ABN: 12 201 750 445

While every effort is made for accuracy the CCARC cannot be held responsible for errors in this newsletter. Where items of news or items for sale or offer have been provided for publication, responsibility for these items remain with the original author not the CCARC. E&OE © CCARC 2012

Please follow and like us: