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News 07.03.2021

News 07.03.2021

The club wishes to announce the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club “Mayham” event will be held on Sunday the 30th of May 2021 at Wyong Race Course. For the patrons who have attended the Wyong Field Day for many years, It’s the same event, but with a fresh date and new name. For those are looking to attend, be a trader or exhibitor, please email the team at mayham@ccarc.org.au.

For the latest up to date news and information regarding this event, please check out the Mayham website at www.mayham.org.au and social media.

The Clubs Newsletter Smoke Signals was recently delivered to club members E-mail inboxes earlier this week. Thanks to Henrick VK2FTDR for taking on the role and the club encourages all members to give it a read each month and provide feedback to the club. Henrick is also on the prowl for content, big or small, even just a few sentences and a photo.

The Clubs Monthly general business meeting was held yesterday in the clubrooms. The executive team would like to thank those who attended and the minutes will be collated and distributed soon.

The club will be holding education, training and examination sessions on the 27th and 28th of March. If you are interested in obtaining your licence or upgrading your existing licence, please reach out to the club’s education facilitator Karen VK2AKB at education@ccarc.org.au

On the same day, club members will be at the Westlake’s Amateur Radio Club car boot sale on Saturday the 27th March with many items available for purchase.

The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Alan VK2MG with a discussion about antenna use and design. Thank you to Alan for facilitating the net.

Adrian VK2ABS will be hosting the next Slow Scan Television net on the Friday the 12th of March on the VK2RAG WICEN 2 Meter Repeater. Adrian is looking at re-visiting the structure and how often the net is run and would love to hear your feedback, please reach out to the club directly with suggestions or feedback at ccarc@ccarc.org.au.

Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net during the weeks with check ins still coming in strong. A huge thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running the nets, it’s greatly appreciated.

Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone and available via Echolink using CCARCNSW conference server or IRLP node 9509.

The club’s IT infrastructure upgrade was recently completed and can report back that the operation was a success with some services migrated over to the 44net which is a dedicated IP service for radio amateurs. If you haven’t heard of this, we recommend you check it out. The club wishes to thank those involved with the upgrade; it is well appreciated.

Club Members Jaye VK2FOMG and Brad VK2NMZ will be activating special event callsign VI100AF & VK100AF over the coming weeks via FT8 and SSB contacts, so keep an ear out!

The club looking for more operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF. This is a great opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. If club members are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.


You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.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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