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ISSUE No 14-25 1st August 2014

In this Issue:

  1. Upcoming Meetings
  2. Remembrance Day Contest
  3. Temporary Reassignment of Commercial Services into 70cm
  4. Review of legislation affecting radio amateurs
  5. Bandplans Review
  6. History This Week
  7. Broke & fixed
  8. Reminders



1. 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.

The next Two Monthly Wicen Meeting will be on this Saturday the 9th August starting at 1300 hrs.



2. 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.



3. Temporary Reassignment of Commercial Services into 70cm


The ACMA have now advised that, as part of the ongoing 400MHz band plan review, it will be necessary to temporary move some commercial services into the 442.5 -444MHz and 446.5-448MHz segments of the 70cm band.




4. Review of legislation affecting radio amateurs


The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) proposes to remake an important piece of regulation that affects all radiocommunications licensees holding Aparatus licences – which includes radio amateurs, broadcasters, land mobile operators etc – and has put out a call for feedback on its proposal.




5. Bandplans Review


The WIA has commenced a review of the Australian Amateur Radio Bandplans.




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, 28 July, 2014

1375 First roller skating rink opens (London)
1793 Metre defined as 1/10 millionth of North Paris half meridian.
1809 First practical US railroad track (wooden, for horse-drawn cars), Phila
1872 Mahlon Loomis patents wireless telegraphy
1899 First motorcycle race, Manhattan Beach, NY
1977 Radio Shack issues a press release introducing the TRS-80 computer. 25 existed, within weeks thousands were ordered
1983 Official speed record for a piston-driven aircraft, 832 kph, Calif




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 …


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