CCARC NEWS 14-30
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 14-30 5th September 2014
In this Issue:
- Upcoming Meeting
- Working Bee at Somersby
- VK2RAG Dstar Gateway is not working
- Remake of the Amateur LCD
- Amateur Radio Transponder Will Accompany Japanese Asteroid Mission into Deep Space
- History This Week
- Broke & fixed
1. Upcoming Meeting
The next monthly Business Meeting will be on this Saturday the 6th September starting at 1330 hrs.
2. Working Bee at Somersby
There will be a working bee at the Somersby Repeater site on Saturday 13th September starting at 1000 hrs. to carry out much needed maintenance. Chainsaws, lawn mowers, trailer to take away rubbish ( cover for load). Free up your schedule for this day.
3. VK2RAG Dstar Gateway is not working
The Dstar Gateway is not working, so the Repeaters can be used as local repeaters only but the Gateway is off the air. Ian will reconfigure the router to correct this when he returns.
From Ian VK2HK.
4. Remake of the Amateur LCD
The Amateur Licence Conditions Determination (the LCD) specifies Australian amateur licence conditions such as the licence grades, frequency bands, modes and maximum permitted powers. Like all Federal legislation, the Amateur LCD is due to “sunset” (expire) in October next year, and needs to be “remade” in order for the amateur service to continue to operate in Australia.
5. Amateur Radio Transponder Will Accompany Japanese Asteroid Mission into Deep Space
According to a news report, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Hayabusa 2 asteroid mission, now scheduled to launch in December, will carry the Abyss 2 (Shin’en 2) Amateur Radio satellite. A 17 kg, 50 cm diameter polyhedron, Shin’en 2, built by students at Kyushu Inistitute of Technology, makes extensive use of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic materials that can be bonded by heat to reduce its weight and the number of hardware fasteners. In addition to a Mode J linear transponder for Amateur Radio communication, Shin’en 2 will include CW and WSJT beacons. The inclusion of the transponder will offer an opportunity for earthbound radio amateurs to test the limits of their communication capabilities.
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, 1 September, 2014
1666 Great London Fire begins in Pudding Lane. 80% of London is destroyed
1752 This day never happened nor the next 10 as England adopts Gregorian Calendar. People riot thinking the govt stole 11 days of their lives
1776,The first U.S. submarine built for wartime use, the American Turtle,
1882 First district lit by electricity (NY’s Pearl Street Station)
1885 First gasoline pump is delivered to a gasoline dealer (Ft Wayne, Ind)
1920 First radio broadcast of a prizefight.
1939 WW II starts, Germany invades Poland, takes Danzig
1945 V-J Day; formal surrender of Japan aboard USS Missouri (WWII ends)
BROKE & FIXED
The Dstar Gateway is not working, so the Repeaters can be used as local repeaters only but the Gateway is off the air.
This section lists important announcements and possibly items from previous CCARC NEWS editions that are still current and may need your input:
If you experience any problems with any of the repeaters not working, please report to Repeater Chairman, Don VK2ZCZ. Do not assume that he already knows about it. As soon as problems are brought to Don’s attention, they will be fixed ASAP.
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 …