CCARC NEWS 14-08
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 14-08 7th. March 2014
In this Issue:
- John Moyle Field Day contest weekend
- Wyong Field Day
- New Member
- Honorary Member
- JayCar Tuggerah Discount
- WIA – AR digital – Fees to rise – Member Survey
- Broke & fixed
1. JOHN MOYLE FIELD DAY
The John Moyle Field Day is one week away 15th & 16th March 0100 UTC, Doug VK2MDC is organizing a team and also Dave VK2JDH is organizing his usual team to Mt. Allyn with Col VK2KCM, can those that can join in please let Doug VK2MDC know that they wish to join in & represent the CCARC.
2. WYONG FIELD DAY
There will be a Field Day “lessons learned” meeting at 1300 on Saturday 15th. of March to help next years planning. If you supported the event this year, please try to get along to this meeting and give your input on how things can be made even better.
Here are links to 2 videos of the 2014 Field Day found on YouTube. If you cannot watch on YouTube, you can get a copy from me at the club.
3. NEW MEMBERS
The club welcomes 1 new member: Shane MacPhillamy. – awaiting callsign.
4. HONORARY MEMBER & LETTER FROM VK2JI
We are pleased to announce that Ed VK2JI is now an honorary member:
Here is a letter which Ed wished to be passed on to all:
Letter to all club members:
I would like to thank all members who have passed their good wishes for Gabriele and my future in Germany on to me at the meeting last Saturday and separately. Thanks also to whoever organised last Saturday.
I have enjoyed my short time at the CCARC and have seen quite a few changes in the club. Whether it be the improved and expanded radio equipment or the re-decorating of the club rooms and new kitchen & BBQ equipment, it was very good to see this all happening.
I enjoyed my roles both as contest manager and publicity officer / CCARC NEWS editor, however motivating support from some quarters always took some effort, so PLEASE support my successors in these roles.
I am really honoured that after my short time at the club you all thought me worthy of honorary club membership. An honour I am very proud to accept.
I will try to keep some level of contact with the club, however I suspect over the next six months getting settled in Germany is going to take priority. I will let Dave know to pop in the CCARC NEWS as soon as I have a German call sign, so you can listen for me on HF from my home station or a mountain top somewhere in Bavaria.
73 for now, and thanks again to all members for being such good friends to me over the last three years or so that I have been a member of the CCARC
5. JAYCAR TUGGERAH CCARC DISCOUNT
This from Rod VK2LAX – “I was at Jaycar Tuggerah this afternoon and asked the manager about a discount for CCARC members.
He thought there already was one.
After a little bit more investigation he informed me that we are eligible for the trade discount – approx 10% on purchases over $25 – I think this a pretty standard discount at Jaycar, however, every little bit helps.”
6. WIA NEWS.
From 1 July 2014, the WIA’s journal will also be available in a digital edition for members to download from the WIA website. This will be produced in conjunction with the paper edition. Want to know more ?
Complete the WIA Member Survey. Note, you will need your 6-digit membership number, located on the address label that comes with your AR magazine. 2014 WIA Membership Survey
WIA Membership fees will rise as of 1 July 2014. Full membership will rise to $95 per year and Concessional membership will be $80 per year. All other membership categories will rise in the same proportion, except for student membership, which – at $35 a year – will not change. Want to know more ?
7. BROKE & FIXED.
Nothing to report this week, everything running smoothly.
This section lists important announcements and possibly items from previous CCARC NEWS editions that are still current and may need your input:
CCARC has a 23cm repeater on trial. Output 1273.400MHz offset plus 20MHz. We invite you to use it as much as possible and send Don VK2ZCZ your written (or typed) signal reports.
Anyone reading this on the website who is not yet a member of the CCARC, please consider joining by emailing ccarc at ccarc.org.au for full details.
For submissions to this newsletter from CCARC club members please email the editor news-editor at ccarc.org.au
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.
Dave VK2DLS … News & Publicity Officer …