We trust that all members remembered that Daylight Saving started today, and that you are not one hour out. In the meantime, also please be aware that the “1194” time service shut down recently, with very little fanfare.
The next Club Lecture will be on Saturday 19th October, on a topic to be advised by the new Lecture Coordinator. In the meantime, the next meeting of WICEN Central Coast will be on Saturday 12th October.
Meetings of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club are held at the Club rooms in Dandaloo St, Kariong, just past the fire station. Meetings start at 1pm, preceded by the famous sausage sizzle run by master chef Steve VK2SKC from noon, followed by Karen VK2AKB’s home-made cakes and pikelets.
The Club rooms are accessible by bus, with a stop just opposite Dandaloo St, serviced by the route 34 bus from Gosford railway station every hour. The Club rooms are usually open from 10.30am on Saturday, for general chit-chat and access to the Club workshop and library.
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; both repeaters require the standard sub-audible tone of 91.5 Hz.
The Club runs various digital modes, too numerous to mention on air; please refer to Club’s web page for their exact status.
There is a net every Thursday from 7pm, on the 2m repeater VK2RAG on 146.725; all members are encouraged to join.
The Club also has a Facebook page: just look for “centralcoastarc”, so be sure to “like” it. There is also a Twitter account on @ccarclub, and a YouTube channel of the weekly streaming news via several modes which is proving to be quite popular, especially with Amateurs both interstate and overseas.
Further information about the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club can be found on the web site www.ccarc.org.au.
— Dave VK2KFU, Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club