Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News – November 6, 2022
We have been advised of the sad news that David, VK2NU has become Silent Key.
David was a member of the Central Coast and Westlakes clubs and was a great operator, avid
Contester and SOTA advocate. David could often be found playing with DMR, D-Star or trekking
through a WWFF Park activating mostly on CW. Our thoughts are with Davids family and those
close during this difficult time.
Vale David, VK2NU.
The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.
Last week the club held another successful Show & Tell event, themed “What Powers your shack?”.
All the tables in the clubhouse were covered in interesting gear brought in by members ranging
from homebrew power supplies, commercial PSUs, Bench Power supplies, and converted server
power supplies up to 160 Amps. Col VK2ZCO gave a mini-lecture about converting an ATX
computer PSU into a high current power supply. The event was accompanied by a feast of chips and
scollops provided by Glen VK2GEM and delicious custard tarts for everybody home made by
Karen VK2AKB. Yum and thanks.
The club is holding the first of three “Christmas Ham” events starting on November 10; about which you can find out more from our web page or social media.
At the VK2RAG 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 on the sick list. 23cm is temporarily
The club has a Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is configured to listen on 6 metres, 2 metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres.
The daily Morning Tea Net is held at 10:00am each morning and after the VK2WI broadcast on
The Thursday evening net is held at 8:00pm on the same repeater and echolink conferences.
The Morning Tea and Thursday night nets are held on the VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 MHz with 91.5Hz
tone, and on echolink through the HAM and CCARCNSW echolink conferences.
The Thursday night net is also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page and recordings can
be found in the “Videos” section.
You can find out more about the CCARC, our upcoming social events and other details that we
can’t tell you about here on the web at 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.