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CCARC NEWS 15-38

CCARC NEWS 15-38

THE PERIODIC NEWSLETTER OF THE CENTRAL COAST AMATEUR RADIO CLUB

ISSUE No 15-38 4th December 2015

In this Issue:

 

  1. Upcoming Meetings
  2. Callbook 2016 is now available
  3. Flight MH17 – QSL Cards
  4. Who filled this microwave antenna with 300+ pounds of acorns
  5. Broke & fixed
  6. Reminders

 

 

1. Upcoming Meeting

date

 

Saturday 5th December 2015, commencing at 1300 hours will be the Monthly Business Meeting.  There will be a BBQ Lunch at 1200 hrs.

 

 

2. Callbook 2016 is now available

 

This annual publication which contains a list of VK callsigns including those assigned to repeaters, packet systems and propagation beacons, is now available. 

You can order your copy today, right here on the WIA website. The WIA member price is $25 non members can purchase the callbook for $30. 

This 2016 edition has the latest WIA band plans, QSLing requirements, other operator guidelines, awards, and WIA contests. The WIA Exam Service information includes visitor or reciprocal licences, the broadcast times and frequencies are listed, and Electromagnetic Radiation requirement are outlined. 

Each Callbook has a CD that contains a host of other information like copies of Amateur Radio magazine for 2014, Great Circle Maps, material for the vision impaired, and the New Zealand Callbook. 

The Callbook 2016, with its striking cover shot of the Sun setting behind two microwave dishes owned by Damian Ayers VK3KQ, is now available. 

Order your copy today via this Link

 

Author : Jim Linton – VK3PC

Source: WIA News

 

 

3. Flight MH17 – QSL Cards

 

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down July 17, 2014, killing all 298 people onboard. VERON report on the amateur radio QSL cards which were on the flight 

The Dutch QSL Bureau say the QSL cards were on their way to Indonesia and the 465 cards which have been recovered are now at Schiphol in the Netherlands. 

A lawyer for Malaysia Airlines has reportedly said it would cost about £15,000 excluding VAT to clean the cards.

Read the VERON story in Google English at 
http://tinyurl.com/MH17-QSL-Cards 

VERON News 
http://tinyurl.com/VERON-News

Delfi-n3Xt CubeSat engineer died on MH-17
http://www.southgatearc.org/news/2014/july/
cubesat_engineer_died_on_mh17.htm

 

Source: Southgate AR News

 

 

4. Who filled this microwave antenna with 300+ pounds of acorns

 

 

http://boingboing.net/2015/11/19/an-animal-filled-a-microwave-a.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+boingboing%2FiBag+%28Boing+Boing%29

Thanks to Bob VK2XRF

 

 

BROKE & FIXED

The Kariong antennas have been damaged and are being repaired.

REMINDERS

This section lists important announcements and possibly items from previous CCARC NEWS editions that are still current and may need your input:

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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