CCARC NEWS 14-24
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 14-24 25th July 2014
In this Issue:
- Lecture for July
- ARNSW Trash & Treasure
- Upcoming Meetings
- Remembrance Day Contest
- August AR Magazine Now Online
- History This Week
- Broke & fixed
1. Lecture for July
Saturday 26th July 2014 1300 – 1430
“Soldering Electronic circuits” by Bruce Holland VK2ZAD
2. ARNSW Trash & Treasure
The ARNSW Trash & Treasure sale is on at Dural 0930 hrs on Sunday 27th July.
3. Upcoming Meetings
The next Field Day Planning Meeting will be on this Saturday the 2nd August starting at 1100 hrs followed by a tasty BBQ lunch at 1230 hrs
Following will be the next monthly Business Meeting starting at 1330 hrs. All are invited to attend.
4. Remembrance Day Contest
The CCARC will take part in this years RD contest from the club rooms on the 16th-17th. August . Doug VK2MDC would like to operate for the full 24 hours through to the 17th. of August however he will need support from a class A operator if he is to be able to run the full power using the club linear. Please contact Doug if you are interested in taking part in this club event.
N.B. The RD contest this year again coincides with the International Lighthouse & Lightship Weekend.
Ed DD5LP (VK2JI) might, just might, have his home station set up by then to give the club station a call.
5. August AR Magazine Now Online
Amateur Radio is the monthly magazine produced by the Wireless Institute of Australia in both print and in an online downloadable format for the benefit of WIA members.
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, 21 July, 2014
1587 First English child born in the New World (Virginia Dare)
1775 Benjamin Franklin becomes first US Postmaster General
1866 Atlantic telegraph cable successfully laid (1,686 miles long)
1866 Metric system becomes a legal measurement system in US.
1880 First commercial hydroelectric power plant begins, Grand Rapids, Mich.
1899 First motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
1909 Orville Wright tests first US Army airplane, flying 1h12m
1914 Assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife. Precipitates WW I
1919 Treaty of Versailles ending WW I signed.
1944 First jet fighter used in combat (Messerschmitt 262)
1944 First British jet fighter used in combat (Gloster Meteor)
1991 Univ. of Manchester scientist announce finding a planet outside of
the solar system.
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:
A reminder that ‘Member’ Annual Fees are due and payable in July each year. If you have not yet paid, please do so as soon as possible.
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 …