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ISSUE No 16-07 15th April 2016

In this Issue:


  1. Lecture This Saturday
  2. VK2FSP Fred Parker Silent Key
  3. VK2RAG alterations
  4. World Amateur Radio Day
  5. Broke & fixed
  6. Reminders



1. Lecture This Saturday


The next Lecture will be held on Saturday 16th April 2016, commencing at 1300 hours. The subject is “Everything you wanted to know about power supplies but were afraid to ask” by Brian Clarke VK2GCE. There will be a BBQ lunch at 1200 hours.



2. VK2FSP Fred Parker Silent Key

Sadly Fred Parker, VK2FSP, passed away on Saturday the 9th April 2016 in Gosford Hospital after a brief illness.

Please join the family for the funeral at the Rose Chapel, Palmdale at 11:00 AM Wednesday the 20th April 2016 and after at the CCARC club rooms Kariong.

Leonie, VK2LCP, has asked that there be no flowers.



3. VK2RAG alterations


The 438.075 Repeater’s receiver will be changed from 433.075 to 431.075 MHz (- 7 MHz offset)  at the end of the month.

Presently, there is an additional receiver on 431.075 + 92.5 Hz so all users can reprogramme their radios before the end of April.




4. World Amateur Radio Day


The ARRL report World Amateur Radio Day 2016 will celebrate Amateur Radio’s contribution to society

World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), observed every April 18, marks the founding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) in 1925.

As they do every year, radio amateurs worldwide will take to the airwaves to celebrate Amateur Radio’s contribution to society.

“April 18 is the day for all of Amateur Radio to celebrate and tell the world about the science we can help teach, the community service we can provide, and the fun we have,” the IARU said in announcing World Amateur Radio Day 2016. “We hope you will join in the fun and education that is World Amateur Radio Day!”

Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrum — far from being a wasteland — could support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was “in grave danger of being pushed aside,” the IARU’s history has noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide. From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies.

Today, Amateur Radio is more popular than ever, with over 3,000,000 licensed operators! World Amateur Radio Day is the occasion when IARU member societies can demonstrate Amateur Radio’s capabilities to the public and enjoy global friendship.

The IARU has provided a World Amateur Radio Day poster. Any club may download it to promote WARD. The poster comes in two sizes (61cm x 91cm) (small (A4) flyer) available at

Groups should promote their WARD activity on social media by using the hash tag #WARD2016 on Twitter and on Facebook.

Read the full ARRL story at

Source: Southgate AR News




Nothing to report.


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Dave VK2DLS … News & Publicity Officer …


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