The Club held in-person training and examination sessions last week after having received approval from the AMC. With the completion of 5 foundation, 1 standard and 1 advanced level examination completed. the club has also announced an additional assessment weekend for Saturday the 17th of October, with assessments to be held on Sunday the 18th. With limited places available, bookings are essential; RSVP to the Club’s education facilitator, Karen VK2AKB. Booking information is on the website, at; ccarc.org.au/education.
The club is planning another outdoor activity on the 17th of October and a location is yet to be decided
The club held a combined net earlier in the week with the HamCom Central Florida Amateur Radio group facilitated by Kirk KR4KZ via Echolink. A Great collaboration that strengthens international club relationships.
The club held their monthly general business meeting yesterday at the club rooms and via online conference facilities. As always, Our Resident Grill master Steve VK2SKC cooked up a feast on the BBQ with full belly’s all around.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Alan VK2MG, the evenings topic was “What other aspects of Amateur Radio are you interested in but haven’t yet experienced?” It was discovered that many operators shared similar interests of chasing Satellites, experimenting with point to point microwave technology and exploring the world of digital modes such as JS-8 Call and FT-8.
The Thursday evening nets are on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz; you can also join via Echolink using the *CCARCNSW* conference server, and you can view the live stream on the club’s Facebook page.
Club member Bob VK2AOR continues to host the morning tea net daily on the clubs 2m repeater and is as strong as ever running consecutively for over 150 days. The Club thanks bob for his continued efforts with hosting the net.
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.
Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.