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NEWS 02.10.2022

NEWS 02.10.2022

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News – October 2, 2022

We start this week with the sad news of a Silent Key. Long time member Ross Mudie passed on September 23 leaving behind his wife Sue, sons Sam and Peter, and grandchildren Cameron, Emily and Hamish. Ross was a founding member of the CCARC and much of the equipment he was involved in constructing is still in use at VK2RAG. The club passes it’s condolences to his family. Vale Ross Mudie.
The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.
At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully
functional. The D-star systems have had their connection timetable now incudes the Monday morning
International D-Star net, Wednesday AR Newsline and Sunday WIA news. Voice announcements have been added for notifications of timed changes. Brand Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still on the sick list.
The club has a Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is configured to listen on 6 metres, 2 metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres.
Last Saturday’s Show and Tell was a success once again, especially considering the weather. Col VK2ZCO
showed his AC volt monitor and his SLA battery capacity tester. He gave a short lecture on the principal of how the tester worked and its application, which was quite informative.
Show and Tell is on the last Saturday of each month. Our next Show and Tell on October 29th, will run with the theme: What powers your shack? Bring along your power supply and any other odds and ends that help to power your shack. There will be a short lecture on how to modify an ATX computer power supply to run other equipment.
There will be a “Portable and Picnic” day held at Terrigal Haven on October 15 between 11:30am and 4:00pm. Members, family, and visiting or prospective hams are more than welcome. See our social media for more detail. The daily Morning Tea Net is held at 10:00am each morning and after the VK2WI broadcast on Sunday mornings.
The Thursday evening net is held at 8:00pm on the same repeater and echolink conferences.
The Morning Tea and Thursday night nets are held on the VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 MHz with 91.5Hz tone, and on echolink through the HAM and CCARCNSW echolink conferences.
The Thursday night net is also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page and recordings can be found in the “Videos” section.
You can find out more about the CCARC, our upcoming social events and other details that we can’t tell you about here on the web at ccarc.org.au, by phone on 02 4340 2500, or on social media by searching for “Central Coast Amateur Radio Club”. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.

73, Alan VK2MG
Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

Summary of Nets
VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and echolink through the CCARCNSW and HAM Conferences
• The Morning Tea Net is held Daily at 10am and following the Broadcast on Sundays.
• The Weekly 2m Net is held on Thursday night at 8pm.

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