CCARC NEWS 14-20
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 14-20 30th May 2014
In this Issue:
- Upcoming Meetings
- Sunday Net with Ed DD5LP
- Rotarians on Amateur Radio Dinner Invitation
- Port Macquarie Field Day
- Big Wi-Fi network planned for Australia
- History This Week
- Broke & fixed
1. Upcoming Meetings
There will be a Wicen meeting on Saturday the 31st May at 1300 hrs.
The next monthly business meeting will be on Saturday the 7th June starting at 1330 hrs following a BBQ lunch at 1200 hrs. All are invited to attend. Please support your club and enjoy the food and the company.
2. Sunday Net with Ed DD5LP at 1530
From Ian VK2HK: “We are going to do another Sched with Ed this Sunday at 1530 hrs (AEST). I will link VK2RAG IRLP Repeater (438.075 – Node 6060) to Echolink, this will allow all members including Foundation and anyone else that may want to join into the Sched. Anyone that is not in coverage area of this repeater but does have Echolink availability, they can link to Echolink Node VK2HK–L (7762), seeing as we are inviting Foundation members this time I WILL NOT be connecting Dstar.”
3. Rotarians on Amateur Radio Dinner Invitation
We mentioned previously the Rotary Convention which will be held in Sydney Australia on June the 1st to the 4th, and will use a special event callsign VI2R.
The CCARC will be assisting with the Remote controlled station which will be set up in our club rooms at Kariong.
Members of the CCARC have been invited to a dinner hosted by ROAR. The dinner is Monday night but they do need to know numbers by Saturday afternoon, so if anyone is interested in going it is on Monday night at the Pumphouse, Darling Harbour / Chinatown area, Sydney. Can anyone interested in going, please SMS Peter Lowe on 0412 036 902 by Saturday afternoon with your name.
4. Port Macquarie Field Day
The 2014 Oxley Region A.R.C. Field Day is set to be on the 7th and 8th of June at Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club Hall, Matthew Flinders Drive, Port Macquarie.
Registrations are from 1000 hours Saturday.
Feel free to download an Official Program.
5. Big Wi-Fi network planned for Australia
The WIA report that the Australian Telco ‘Telstra’ has confirmed its plans to pour over $100 million to get a public Wi-Fi network up and running by 2015.
The plan announced by Telstra chief executive David Thodey will see the Telco install up to 8000 new wireless hotspots as it seeks to connect customers to two million Wi-Fi hot-spots across Australia.
Mr Thodey said the plan was designed to not only help meet current data needs but also deliver the capacity needed in time to deal with higher volumes of traffic.
There’s also an overseas component with Telstra striking an exclusive partnership with global Wi-Fi technology provider Fon.
Telstra customers, who choose to join Telstra Wi-Fi, will be provided compatible modems to access their allowance at no extra charge via domestic hotspots and connect to more than 12 million Fon-enabled hotspots globally.
Non Telstra customers and Telstra customers who have not joined the Wi-Fi community will be able to connect to Fon-enabled Telstra Wi-Fi hotspots for a small charge using ‘day passes.’
6. History This Week
A look back at events that made history this week – compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW
Monday, 26 May, 2014
1818 First steam-vessel to sail Great Lakes launched
1869 Voting Machine patented by Thomas Edison
1879 First electric railway opens at Berlin Trades Exposition
1883 T. A. Edison received a series of patents including the
“Manufacture of Incandescing Electric Lamps.”
1884 A patent for “flaked cereal” was applied for by Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.
1896 First car accident occurs, Henry Wells hit a bicyclist (NYC)
1919 Oil was struck at England’s first inland oilwell at Hardstoft near Tibshelf, in Derbyshire.
1928 The first U.S. television station WGY began broadcasting regular programs.
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:
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 …