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ISSUE No 15-08 13th March 2015

In this Issue:


  1. Wyong Field Day de brief this Saturday
  2. For Sale
  3. RF and Microwave Seminar
  4. History This Week
  5. Broke & fixed
  6. Reminders



1. Wyong Field Day de brief This Saturday


The Wyong Field Day de brief will be held on Saturday 14th March 2015, commencing at 1300 hours.



2. For Sale


Yaesu HF rig. FT757GXII. (warc bands). photo copy manual, power leads and hand mic. Also include is a Kenwood MC50 desk mic with plug changed to suit this Yaesu
( impedance not quite right ).
Rig in perfect order, only selling because I’ve upgraded.
Would be a great first rig or for weekends away! $400 for the lot.

Dave VK2FFK  0424 552 024.

3. RF and Microwave Seminar

For those who may be interested.

National Instruments seminar


From 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, 9 March, 2015

105 Ts’ai Lun invented paper, made from bamboo, mulberry, and other fibers, along with fish nets and rags.
1611 Johannes Fabricius, a Dutch astronomer, observed sunspots for the first time.
1681 King Charles II grants William Penn royal charter for Pennsylvania.
1755 A steam engine was first reported used in America, at a copper mine in New Barbados Neck (now North Arlington), NJ.
1781 English astronomer William Herschel detected Uranus in the night sky.
1794 Eli Whitney was issued a U.S. patent for his cotton gin.
1876 A. G. Bell made what was, in effect, the first telephone call. “Mr Watson, come here I want you.”
1892 An escalator design was patented in the U.S. by inventor Jesse W. Reno of New York City.
1897 Marconi demos to UK Army etc achieving about 5 kms.
1899 Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin was issued a U.S. patent for his invention of his “Navigable Balloon,”
1930 The discovery of a ninth planet, Pluto, was announced by C. W. Tombaugh at Lowell Observatory.




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 …

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