CCARC NEWS 15-07
THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ISSUE No 15-07 6th March 2015
In this Issue:
- Business Meeting this Saturday
- CCARC BBQS
- SSTV VK2MDC
- 40 Years of Colour Television
- Self assemble laptop with MyRiad RF SDR support
- History This Week
- Broke & fixed
1. Business Meeting This Saturday
The next CCARC Business meeting will be held on Saturday 7th March 2015, commencing at 1300 hours.
2. CCARC BBQS
Bob VK2PEP has been providing BBQs at the club rooms for get togethers on meeting days. They are a welcome social gathering for those attending and much looked forward to. We thank Bob very much for this valuable service over the years.
Bob advises that now do to changed personal circumstances he is no longer able to do the club BBQs. The vacancy is open for anyone who could volunteer to take over this priviledge.
3. SSTV VK2MDC
Doug VK2MDC is going to start SSTV Tx and Rx on 439.300 Kariong repeater VK2RTG. Download the program MMSSTV to use it. Doug will organise a SSTV NET night during the week and on weekends.
4. 40 Years of Colour Television
1 March 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the official commencement of colour television in Australia.
The journey to 1975’s ‘C-day’, as it was known, began many years earlier. Colour television began in the USAin 1954 and colour television equipment manufacturers visited Australia to demonstrate their product as early as 1962-63. An interview with Prime Minister Robert Menzies at Sydney Showgrounds was captured by EMIcolour cameras.1
See full article at http://www.nfsa.gov.au/blog/2015/02/26/colour-tv-part-1/
5. Self assemble laptop with MyRiad RF SDR support
Novena Laptop kit with MyRiad RF
– See more at: https://myriadrf.org/blog/assembling-novena-laptop/
Contributed by Shane VK2ABZ
History This Week
A look back at events that made history this week – compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW
Monday, 2 March, 2015
1223 BC The oldest recorded eclipse occurred on a date on a clay tablet from the ancient city of Ugarit, Syria.
1618 Johannes Kepler formulated his Third Law of Planetary Motion.
1661 The Royal Society, London, England, elected Sir Robert Moray as their first president.
1876 Alexander Graham Bell patented an “Improvement in Telegraphy” (No.174,465) the Telephone.
1891 London-Paris telephone connection opens.
1899 SS “R F Matthews” collided with the lightship; which radioed the lighthouse ashore to get assistance. This was the first time ever a distress call was transmitted by radio from a ship at sea! Sent ‘HELP’ etc.
1977 The first Freon-cooled Cray-1 supercomputer, costing $19,000,000, was shipped to Los Alamos Laboratories.
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.
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 …