CCARC NEWS 13-13
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 13-13 7th. April 2013
In this Issue:
- Interesting web site on QRP systems.
- CCARC in WIA NFD.
- New club members.
- Broke & fixed.
1. Interesting web site on QRP systems
If you have any interest in low power (max 5W CW or max 10W phone) systems you may enjoy reading the blog at http://soldersmoke.blogspot.com.au/ there is also a podcast called “soldersmoke” produced about every two months or so that is entertaining to listen to, this can be obtained via the usual podcast sites such as iTunes.
The CCARC projects and development group recently built QRP transceivers for 80, 40 & 20m and plan to go out with some small antennas and see how we can do from a portable location – perhaps as a precursor to involvement in the SOTA (Summits on the Air) contest once it expands to cover VK2 in addition to the current VK1, 3 and 5.
If you want to become part of this, come along to a projects night, most Friday nights at 19:30 onwards.
2. CCARC in WIA NFD.
Next Saturday and Sunday (April 13th & 14th) sees the annual WIA National Field Day. This event celebrates and promotes our great hobby and the Central Coast ARC will be active with three portable stations set up around the Central Coast on Sunday from 11am to 2pm.
The stations will be located at Terrigal Haven, Gosford Waterfront and the Lions Park at Woy Woy. Full details are available on the WIA web site as follows:
All are welcome to visit the stations and if you can’t visit, why not give us a call? The stations will be active on HF, VHF and IRLP.
3. New club members.
It is always a happy time when we can welcome new club members and this weekend we have three; Josh & Samuel Burg and Alastair Boyanich. Josh and Samuel both have standard call signs, but these are about to change as they have successfully taken their upgrade exam to advanced level at the club this Saturday. Well done!
Alastair Boyanich was one of two people taking the Foundation course and test – at the time of writing this piece, I don’t know if either of the two taking the foundation exam passed – lets hope they both did. In any case Alastair has joined the CCARC as well.
So a hearty welcome to our three new club members.
4. Broke & fixed.
No items for Broke & Fixed this week – all CCARC infrastructure is operational.
This new section will list items from previous CCARC NEWS that are still current and may need your input:
- CCARC-NEWS 13-11 WIA National Field Day the club needs you participation.
- CCARC-NEWS 13-11 Club Raffle – Digital TV set.
- CCARC-NEWS 13-10 New club member sales page open for business.
Anyone reading this on the website who is not yet a member of the CCARC, please consider joining by emailing ccarc @ ccarc.org.au for full details. We currently have no joining fee and the annual membership fee is A$30.00.
For what’s coming up in the next few months at the CCARC, please check the club calendar, accessible from the header on any page on the website.