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ISSUE No 14-42 5th December 2014

In this Issue:


  1. Upcoming Meetings
  2. Licence Assessments on Saturday 6th December
  3. CCARC & WICEN 2014 Xmas Party Saturday 13 December 2014
  4. December is Youngsters On The Air Month
  5. Popular Electronics magazines archive
  6. History This Week
  7. Broke & fixed
  8. Reminders



1. Upcoming Meetings


Saturday 6th December 2014

0845               Licence Assessments

1100               Field Day Planning Meeting

1200               BBQ Lunch

1300               Monthly Business Meeting



2. Licence Assessments on Saturday 6th December


CCARC education officer Chris VK2YY will be holding Licence Assessments on Saturday 6th December starting at 0845 at the Kariong clubrooms.

Anybody interested in obtaining or upgrading their licence please contact Chris VK2YY by email at vk2yychris at gmail.com, or phone on 0428 239 413.

For more information on licencing please see   https://www.ccarc.org.au/wp/education/



3. CCARC & WICEN 2014 Xmas Party Saturday 13 December 2014


CCARC & WICEN 2014 Xmas Party at CCARC club rooms, Kariong.

Saturday 13th December 2014 from 1200 hours.

Cost $10 per head.

BYO drink.

RSVP to Karen, VK2AKB, by Sunday 7th December 2014.

Phone: 02 4373 1237  (leave a message).


Email: kahdraft at ozemail.com.au



4. December is Youngsters On The Air Month


During December special event stations around the world will take part in celebratinig the first worldwide Youngsters on the Air (YOTA) activity. Stations using YOTA-suffix call signs will be active from all three International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) regions. Although most YOTA stations will be in Region 1, one YOTA station will be on the air from St Lucia in the Caribbean (Region 2), and another will be active from the Philippines (Region 3). IARU Region 1 Youth Working Group Chair Lisa Leenders, PA2LS, said YOTA Month is an opportunity to give individuals aged 25 and younger a chance to make contact via Amateur Radio in all available modes.

“With this event we are trying to get more youth activity on the air,” Leenders told ARRL. “In addition to licensed younger radio amateurs, unlicensed young people will be able to get behind the mic together with a [control operator] to experience a possible new hobby. YOTA month is not a contest but a friendly way of making radio contacts.”

She suggested that participants exchange names and signal reports as well as other information, including age, location, and additional interests. A Youngsters On The Air Award will be available. The International YOTA organization is offering three award levels — Bronze, Silver, and Gold — for working YOTA stations.

YOTA stations will be on all bands and modes, and some of the YOTA-suffix stations plan to be active during December contests. A special QSL card will be sent to all who work a YOTA station.

Additional information is available in the most recent YOTA Month bulletin. YOTA also has a Facebook page and will be active on Twitter. E-mail for additional details.




5. Popular Electronics magazines archive


americanradiohistory.com has shared an archive of all the Popular Electronics magazines from 1954 to 1982.

Along with many other magazines, there are Millions of pages and Hundreds of books and magazines on Radio, Transmitting, Receiving, TV, Computers, and more.


Keith KB9STR via Southgate AR News



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 December, 2014

1732 James Blair was rescued from a fire in a coal mine. William Tossach, a Scottish surgeon revived him using mouth to mouth ventilation.
1799 Metric System established in France.
1876 Daniel Stillson (Massachusetts) patents first practical pipe wrench.
1893 First Electric Car built in Toronto, could go 15 miles between charges.
1909 George Taylor makes first free flight in a glider at Narrabeen Beach, New South Wales.
1941 Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, brings the USA into WW2.
1942 First controlled nuclear chain reaction (Enrico Fermi – University of Chicago).
1996 NASA’s first Mars rover launched from Cape Canaveral.




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:

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 …

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