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News 06.12.2020

News 06.12.2020

Yesterday the club held their Monthly general business meeting which was a full house both in the club rooms and via online video conference. Thanks to Steve VK2SKC for cooking up a storm on the BBQ.

The club will be holding a Christmas luncheon on the 12th of December and all club members are welcome, To Ensure COVID compliance, if you wish to attend, please reach out to the club directly.

The Club is in planning mode for the upcoming 2021 Wyong Field Day. If you are a trader interested in attending or are looking to sell goods at the car boot sale and would like to register or obtain further information, please email fieldday@ccarc.org.au.

Remember to lock the date into your calendar’s folks, Sunday the 28th of February, This event is subject to Government health advice. Updates will be provided as progress continues. For up to date information, please check out the club’s website.

The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ, the evenings topic was “QRP or QRO, what do you prefer?” The general consensus was QRP being the winner as it provides more of a challenge. One station spoke about QRO and the famous foot warmers that many 11 Meter Operators would run. A huge thank you to all those that participated.


The Clubs repeater team have been busy preparing for the rollout of a VK-DMR based repeater which is close to being installed to the Central Coast region, It might be a good time to revisit your DMR Code plugs and Program in 438.850 MHz with 7.0mhz offset with VK-DMR talk groups.

Are you interested in Packet Radio? A reminder that the Club has a digipeater VK2RAG-1 which connects to VK2EHQ and is available via 147.600Mhz.


Today marks day 247 that Bob VK2AOR has facilitated the Morning tea net on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. The club would like to acknowledge Bob for the enormous effort he has dedicated and continues to receive check-ins from both local and international stations.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.

You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at ccarc.org.au; or Search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on social media platforms to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.

Brad VK2NMZ
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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