CCARC NEWS 13-22
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 13-22 23rd. June 2013
In this Issue:
- Google LOON kicks off in NZ.
- ARRL Field Day this weekend.
- Funny Ham Radio videos.
- Broke & fixed.
1. Google Loon kicks off in NZ.
It seems appropriate that this new Google project (details on the web at www.google.com/loon) is being tested “down under” as there are great parallels in what is being tested to some projects from the area. Australian Radio Amateurs have long been the leaders in balloon launches carrying radio equipment and the Wifi MESH system used to supply free WiFi in East Timor is done by Aussie Radio Amateurs as well.
Some in the IT press are “Foo-Foo”ing the idea saying it can never work, but we in Amateur Radio know it can as it is simply the adoption of a series of technologies that we developed. Rather similar to the use of a derivative of AX-25 to link data between cell phone towers.
2. ARRL Field Day this weekend.
ARRL Field Day is the single most popular on-the-air US based event held annually on the fourth weekend of June of each year, more than 35,000 radio amateurs gather with their clubs, groups or simply with friends to operate from portable locations.
For all details check out the following web site – http://www.arrl.org/field-day
3. Funny Ham radio videos.
There are a couple of funny Ham Radio YouTube videos on this channel, some members may find them amusing.
4. Broke & fixed.
No items for Broke & Fixed this week – all CCARC infrastructure is operational.
This section lists important announcements and possibly items from previous CCARC NEWS editions that are still current and may need your input:
- CCARC membership fees become due from July 1st and have been set at $35 for the coming year.
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.
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.