With a number of public venues progressively reopening their doors, Unfortunately the club rooms as well as all other clubs are still closed for general use under mandated access restrictions.
The clubs executive committee are currently working on a re-opening strategy and means to ensure they comply with social distancing requirements.
This is also a good time to mention the club’s AGM will be held in August and the exact date to be finalised and will be circulated as soon as possible.
The clubs membership renewals date is fast approaching, make sure you renew your membership, contact email@example.com to renew or check your current membership status
The executive team have been in discussions with Benjamin ZL1BEN with a YOTA Oceania initiative.
YOTA or Youngsters on the air has a large following in the USA and the club looks forward to working with Benjamin on bringing a new generation of Amateur operators into the hobby. You can find more information about YOTA on Facebook by searching for “Youngsters on the air Oceania”
Did you know the Clubs education facilitator Karen VK2AKB is an AMC Level 3 assessor and the club has the capability to perform remote assessment sessions? If you are interested, please reach out to by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
With many club members spending more time at their QTH, The Clubs website Admin Henrick VK2FTDR would love to have a few photos and a small write up on any projects you have completed for the club’s future publications.
The club wishes to acknowledge Bob, VK2AOR for hosting an “Are you okay” net at 10:00 AM each day. This has been an incredible initiative and the Bob receives an average of 15 check-ins each day from stations both local and afar. Today will be day 66 of this net now. An amazing achievement!
If you’re within range of our repeater, why not drop by? Check ins are also welcomed via the clubs Echolink & IRLP services.
The clubs evening net this week was facilitated by Alan VK2MG.
Some may recognize that callsign, Alan is an avid WWFF (That’s World Wide Flora and Fauna) activator. You will find him out most weekends. Make sure you keep an ear out!
This net is held every Thursday evening at 8:00 PM Eastern standard time.
The club has numerous stations checking in from interstate and even overseas. A mention this week goes to Kent K3NTH.
Remember, you can view the live stream of the Thursday evening net from the clubs Facebook page, join in via Echo link using the *CCARCNSW* conference server.
Both nets are available via the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater 146.725Mhz.
We would also like to remind users that our clubs MMDVM based DMR repeater is connected to the Brandmeister network and only talk groups from this system will work.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at ccarc.org.au or the clubs Facebook page, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.