News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 1st December 2019
The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club has announced the 2020 field day, Sunday the 23rd February. For those out there who may be looking at parting with some unused equipment, spaces for the car boot sales in the dedicated undercover area are filling up fast! For more info please head on over to www.fieldday.org.au.
The CCARC recently held an examination day on the 24th of November. Where one candidate sat for their advanced licence. Those whom are interested in obtaining or updating their licence should contact the club’s education facilitator by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The CCARC is holding their annual Christmas luncheon on the 7th December. RSVP is due by Wednesday 4th December and all past and present members are invited.
A reminder the club holds a net each Thursday evening from 8PM on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. This repeater is now linked to both Echo link and IRLP and we have several international visitors each week dropping in to say G’day. On Thursday evenings you can find the repeater connected to the clubs Echo link conference server “CCARCNSW” or VK2RAG-R / Node 7060 at any other time. Alternatively, IRLP node 6060. Just make sure to disconnect the node when you have finished. Listeners may “join” the net by checking into the live Facebook video stream each Thursday evening or by emailing “email@example.com” and their comments will be read out. A bit thanks goes to Alan VK2MG for providing streaming assistance recently.
Speaking of Digital, A recent change was made to the clubs P-25 repeater. It is no longer permanently connected to the 10-400 pacific talk group. Please remember to program in your desired talk group as well as talkgroup “9999” to disconnect the reflector once finished.
The D-star digital service is currently inactive due to a hardware failure; however, progress has been made on sourcing new equipment.
There is a packet radio BBS on 147.600 MHz, as VK2EHQ; it can also be accessed via the digipeater VK2RAG-1.
You can find further information about the CCARC by visiting www.ccarc.org.au. The club is also active on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Simply search for “Central Coast Amateur Radio Club” and remember to give them a like and follow to keep up to date on the latest happenings.
Club news is happily accepted at “firstname.lastname@example.org”,
The Central Coast Amateur Radio club is located in Dandaloo street Kariong, Just past the fire station. The clubrooms open from around 10:30am each Saturday with meetings kicking off at 1:00 PM
— This news has been brought to you by Brad VK2NMZ, Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club