The club is open subject to the health order restrictions and this Saturday is the monthly business meeting starting
at 1pm. Remote connection details have been distributed via email to members.
Mayham is scheduled for the first of May, 2022 and planning is well under way.
At the Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully functional. Brand
Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still having problems.
Thanks to the efforts and commitment of Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU, the daily morning tea net continues
on the VK2RAG 2m repeater and echolink. You will be sure to learn a little piece of history each day.
Adrian VK2ABS, our youngest club member, hosts fortnightly SSTV net 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. 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, 17th of December at 7:30 PM.
Last weeks Thursday night net was run by Alan VK2MG. The topic was “Assuming money was not an issue,
what new toys might you be looking at?”; the most extravagant being the purchase of a private island and
complete shack setup. The net is run every Thursday night at 8:00pm on the club’s 2m VK2RAG repeater –
146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and on echolink in the CCARC conference bridge, linked through HAM to may other
The SSTV and Weekly nets are also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page.
Our I.T. Team have relocated the Web SDR to the Somersby repeater site and added some more functionality.
Websdr.ccarc.org.au is currently configured to listen on 6 metres, 2 metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres.
There is still some work needed with audio in the interface providing two of the bands.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.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.
The Fortnightly SSTV Net is held every second Friday on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz
with 91.5 Hz tone. The next net will be held on December 17th.