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ISSUE No 14-16 2nd May 2014

In this Issue:

  1. Monthly General Meeting
  2. John Moyle Field Day results
  3. 20th Century Radio Fiction
  4. History This Week
  5. Broke & fixed
  6. Reminders


1. Monthly General Meeting

dateThis Saturday 3rd May will be the projects group meeting & general get together at 1000hrs. Following a delicious BBQ lunch at 1200 we will have the Monthly business meeting at 1330 hrs. Everyone welcome. All Sub-Committee chairs, your reports are now required.


2. John Moyle Field Day results

JMFDThe results for this years John Moyle Field day are on the WIA website.

3. 20th Century Radio Fiction

BTTFAlfredo Fernández-Magdalena EA1BCS would like to invite you to take a break from daily radio issues and perhaps, in some cases, to recall a few memories too.

In this article, he takes a look at how radio, and radio amateurs (including CBers), have been portrayed in films, on TV and in comics.

From Southgate AR News  xxth Century Radio Fiction


4. History This Week

A look back at events that made history this week
compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Monday, 28 April, 2014

1770 Captain Cook lands at Botany Bay, Australia.
1780 William Herschel discovers first binary star, Xi Ursae Majoris
1789 Mutiny on the “Bounty” occurred, and sailed to Pitcairn Is.
1813 Patent for rubber was given to J.F. Hummel of Philadelphia, PA.
1830 First UK regular steam train passenger service starts
1837 England issues its first stamp, 1penny Queen Victoria
1849 A telegraph register was patented by Samuel F. B.Morse
1878 Phonograph shown for first time at Grand Opera House
1879 Electric arc lights used for the first time — in Cleveland, Ohio.
1880 The first U.S. patent for an electric hearing aid was issued to Francis D. Clarke and M.G. Foster
1884 Lismore’s first phone, Royal Hotel to Post Office.
1904 Hulsemeyer, Germany, patents first ‘radar’ system.


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 has a 23 cm repeater on trial. Output 1273.400 MHz offset plus 20 MHz.  We invite you to use it as much as possible and send Don VK2ZCZ your written (or typed) signal reports.

Our Smoke Signals Editor, Leonie VK2LCP is busily preparing for the next issue (May) and is asking nicely for articles, photos (any from Field Day would be appreciated). New items are to be sent to: smokesignalseditor at fsparker.com.au  please.

There will be a working bee at the Somersby Repeater site on Saturday 17th May to carry out much needed maintenance.

Jaycar Tuggerah & Erina will give CCARC members a trade discount – approx 10% on purchases over $25.  Make sure you ask for it. Thanks Rod VK2LAX and Col VK2ZCO.

Anyone reading this on the website who is not yet a member of the CCARC, please consider joining by emailing ccarc at ccarc dot org dot au for full details.

For submissions to this newsletter from CCARC club members please email the editor news-editor at ccarc dot org dot 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 …


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