Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
With the current government health orders extended, the clubrooms will remain closed for access until further notice. The club continues to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again soon.
Yesterday the club held their Monthly general business meeting online where sub-committee positions were renominated for the 2021-2022 term.
The clubs executive team thanks the members who have offered their time and expertise to assist in the club operations.
Some Club members have recently been experimenting again with Packet radio living life to the fullest at 1200bps utilising Peter VK2EHQ’s Packet BBS. Did you know that our repeater site has a digipeater? You can access it on VK2RAG-1 on 147.600 Mhz.
The daily morning tea net continues, and the club would like to thank Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU for their amazing efforts. With stay-at-home orders still in effect, it is a terrific way to get to know your fellow operators. A massive thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, you will be sure to learn a little piece of history each day.
Adrian VK2ABS our youngest club member who is an avid SSTV fan hosts a net every 2 weeks.
Held each fortnight on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz with 91.5 Hz tone.
The net consists of 2-3 rounds predominately in Scottie-2 mode.
You don’t even need a computer, If you have access to record the audio, there are many tools available for you not only record but the encode your own images into audio files and transmit via your radio.
Adrian has had a large amount of support from other members and would love to see you drop in.
The next net is scheduled for Friday the 9th September at 7:30 PM.
A reminder that the club’s Brand Meister DMR repeater is currently offline due to an unknown power related fault. And the Echolink and IRLP systems remain offline, and the team hope to have this returned soon once travel restrictions have eased. A note that D-Star and Radnet DMR repeaters are fully functional.
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 Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
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