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News 02.05.2021

News 02.05.2021


The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club “Mayham” event is now only a month away at Wyong Race Course with the annual event raffle prizes to be announced shortly.
As an added bonus the club will be hosting both a Pedestrian and mobile fox hunt on Saturday the 29th of May as well as an informal dinner on the Saturday Evening. For the patrons who have attended the Wyong Field Day for many years, It’s the same event, but with a fresh date and new name. Pricing has been updated on the Mayham website. $15 for general public entry with car boot sale entry beginning at $30. Please Note: contactless payment facilities are not yet available. However, the team is working hard towards a solution. For those are looking to attend, be a trader or exhibitor, please email the team at mayham@ccarc.org.au.

The website has recently been updated with a list of traders, exhibitors. For more information regarding this event, please check out the Mayham website at www.mayham.org.au as well as updates in future VK2WI bulletins.

The club held its general business meeting yesterday with many members in attendance. A shout out to Steve VK2SKC for donning the apron and cooking up a storm.

The Club’s next foundation, training and assessment weekend will be on Saturday the 29th of May at the clubrooms with examinations following on Sunday the 30th May at Wyong Race Course, coinciding with the Mayham event. If you are interested in obtaining your licence or upgrading your existing licence, please reach out to the club’s education facilitator Karen VK2AKB at education@ccarc.org.au


The Club has made a change to repeater operations at VK2RAG, to conserve power coming into the winter months. Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM EST The only repeater services that will be available is the 2 Meter 146.725 MHz and the 2 meter 147.125 MHz and 70cm 438.800 MHz WICEN repeaters.


This week the Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Brad VK2NMZ with the discussion of what’s news and Mayham – Are you coming?” Some members spoke about reprogramming their scanners with all new channels and being excited for the upcoming especially with the bargain hunting. Thank you, Brad, for running the net.

Adrian VK2ABS is set to host the next Slow Scan Television net on Friday the 7th 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 back to their workplace, the boys still 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 12 months now? What a stellar effort!

Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone and available via Echolink using CCARCNSW conference server or IRLP node 9509.

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.

Brad VK2NMZ
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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