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News 06.06.2021

News 06.06.2021

On behalf of all the CCARC Mayham committee we would like to say thank you to all those that attended the day.

The 3 fox hunts were a hit with the final Fox located within the Ourimbah State Forest taking almost 2 hours to locate. Congratulations to Gerard VK2IO for taking out first prize closely followed by Second prize to Chris VK2YMW.

The meet and greet at the Grand hotel in Wyong was great with many laughs shared across the tables.

There were big crowds with lots of people seen walking out with bargains with one person even seen with a D-star repeater stack!)

A massive thank you to all the volunteers involved both in front and behind the scenes to make the day happen.

A special shout out goes out to Mayham Co-ordinator Glenn VK2GEM who puts in an enormous amount of work to make the day happen.

Did you know our education team held 17 licence examinations on the day? Surely that is a record somewhere and best of luck to the candidates!

Now is time to reflect on how things went and any changes that could be implemented.

Some changes are within our control, others are not.

With traders being a bit light, the team hears you and had been working behind the scenes with a number of businesses to secure more.

The Global health pandemic has put a strain on traders / exhibitors attending with sudden border access restrictions and health issues of others, as well as the increase in popularity of online stores.

The club would like to thank the traders, exhibitor’s, lecturers and of course the car boot sale sellers.

On a side note; Despite our team being quite vocal regarding the selling of goods prior to the opening time, there were some car boot sellers who believed the rules did not apply to them and when confronted, our staff were abused. That is not cool.

The earlier time is for you to prepare for the day. Not line up deals with other sellers.

On a lighter note, the team would like to congratulate Spiro VK2FSTA, our winner of the major raffle prize, walking away with a shiny new ICOM IC-705.

The second prize winner was Micheal D. who won the Anytone AT-D578 DMR radio.

Micheal had just recently completed his foundation examination only minutes prior to his ticket being drawn is chuffed with his new Toy and cannot wait to get on the air.

The third prize winner was Simon, VK2VSR. Simon won the Anytone AT-D878 DMR handheld Radio.

For those that attended, the club have a survey available for your thoughts and feedback would be appreciated. The survey can be found at www.tiny.cc/ccarc

Adrian VK2ABS Held a Slow Scan Television net on Friday the 21st of May at 7:30 PM on the 147.125 MHz 2 Meter WICEN Repeater.

If you have any feedback regarding this net, please reach out to the club directly with suggestions or feedback at ccarc@ccarc.org.au,

Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net every day. Whilst some check ins are starting to lighten up with many returning to their workplace, the boys continue to push through. A huge thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, it sure brightens up everyone’s day. Did you know the net has been running for over 14 months now? That is just over 7 dog years! What a top effort!

Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
Unfortunately, we are experiencing a one-way audio issue with Echolink and we hope to have this returned soon

The club looking for more operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF. This is a great opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. If club members are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.

You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.ccarc.org.au; or Search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on social media platforms to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.

Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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