News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 3rd November 2019
It’s Field Day Fever at the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
The long-awaited news is here! The CCARC is happy to announce the Wyong Field Day is to be held on Sunday 23rd February 2020 and The team are working hard in the background putting together the big day.
If you are interested in attending as a visitor, trader or are holding a talk Please head over to the Wyong field day website at www.fieldday.org.au for more information.
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
The club holds a net each Thursday evening from 8PM on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. Now thanks to the powers of the interwebs, this repeater is now linked to both Echolink and IRLP and we have several international visitors each week dropping in to say hello. On Thursday evenings you can find the repeater connected to the Echolink conference server “CCARCNSW” or VK2RAG-R at any other time. Alternatively, IRLP node #6060. Just make sure to disconnect the node when you have finished.
Speaking of Digital, the club also runs a mixed mode FM & P25 repeater on 439.950Mhz this is linked to the 10400 Pacific talk group, a 91.5Hz tone is required for analogue access.
The D-star digital service is currently inactive due to a hardware failure fortunately, no smoke was released.
Along with these, 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.
The Club relays VK2WI News broadcasts every Sunday morning and evening. Callbacks are taken after the morning news only, on the Somersby 6 and 2m repeaters VK2RAG on 53.725 and 146.725 MHz respectively; both repeaters require the standard sub-audible tone of 91.5 Hz
Club news is happily accepted at “firstname.lastname@example.org”, preferably by noon on Friday. 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.
— This news has been brought to you by Brad VK2NMZ, Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club