Due to current public health orders, The clubrooms are currently closed for general access and the team hope the doors can open again soon.
The Clubs general business meeting was held yesterday via the Google meet online platform with many members in attendance, several topics of discussion were covered including setting of the clubs Annual General Meeting.
The club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday the 21st of August. The club’s executive team are hoping the greater Sydney restrictions are relaxed by then and face to face activities can return.
The Clubs repeater committee are happy to announce that D-Star or more commonly known now as RAGstar is back on the Central Coast.
The VK2RAG 2 Meter and 70CM Repeater is now back on the air and fully synchronised with all systems and is available for open use after several weeks of testing and tweaking. By default Module B which is available on 438.325 Mhz and negative 5.4mhz split is connected to Reflector 23C whilst Module C which is available on 146.6375 Mhz with a negative 0.600 Mhz offset is connected to Reflector 1C. The club wishes to thank all those involved in working to have the service returned to full operational use and is glad to see another service available that covers such a large area.
Last Friday evening, Adrian VK2ABS hosted a Slow Scan Television net with several stations checking in, one was even portable out in the cold just to participate! Thanks to all the stations to attended. The next net will be held on Friday the 16th of July at 7:30 PM on the 147.125 MHz 2 Meter WICEN Repeater. The net is running primarily in Scottie 2 mode, however, may be changed on the night. Adrian VK2ABS thanks those who have participated in the net.
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.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
Unfortunately, Due to corruption of the file system and an SD card deciding it no longer wished to remain in one piece, The Echolink system is offline, and we hope to have this returned soon.
The club looking for more operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF in August. 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; via telephone on 02 4340 2500 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.