The Club held a HF Operating night on Tuesday the 29th September with great success.
Brad VK2NMZ opened up the clubrooms at just after 5:30 PM.
The clubs youngest member Adrian was able to make his very first contact on the radio.
Despite there being a large amount of QRM on 80 Meters, The club advertised an 80 Meter Frequency and numerous stations were quick to the task of jumping on air. Adrian was able to experience his first HF pile up with multiple operators across VK lining up to speak to him. Adrian Operated under the clubs VK2AFY callsign. Given the success of the evening, The club will be looking at hosting this monthly on an ongoing basis.
Due to the number of candidates available for the upcoming education weekend on the 17th and 18th of October, the clubs regrets to advise the weekend has now been postponed and is now rescheduled to Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of November.
If you are interested in Obtaining or upgrading your current Amateur licence, Please RSVP to the Club’s education facilitator, Karen VK2AKB. Booking information is on the website, at; ccarc.org.au/education.
The club will be hosting an outdoor adventure on the 17th of October. The location is set for Kincumba Mountain Reserve located on Island View Drive, Kincumber. If you are interested in attending, please contact the club directly.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Myles VK2ASS, the evenings topic was “General chit-chat and what was your furthest contact via RF”. We thank Myles for jumping up and helping out at the last minute to host the net, it is greatly appreciated.
The club would like to acknowledge Bob VK2AOR, Bob has dedicated a large amount of his time facilitating a daily morning tea and continues to receive check-ins from both local and international stations. Thank you Bob.n
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at ccarc.org.au; or on Facebook, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club and give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
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