Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday. Members are reminded that Annual Membership is now due.
Yesterday the club held its monthly general meeting at the cafe at Mount Penang Gardens. The day started with a multi-transmitter fox hunt, followed by lunch, the meeting and some portable HF in the park.
The Annual General Meeting will be held at 1pm next Saturday, at the club rooms at Kariong. Meeting details will be emailed to members.
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.
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 Sunday
The Thursday evening net is held at 8:00pm on the same repeater and echolink conferences. This week we had a discussion about “the most embarrassingly simple repair that you’ve had to make”; with responses ranging from “a twisted belt in a DVD player” to “having a fuse partially fail” and “completely uninstalling an awkward radio to find that the spare fuse was actually blown”
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.
Adrian VK2ABS, hosts fortnightly SSTV net on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater; 147.125 MHz with 91.5
Hz tone, consisting of 2-3 rounds. Adrian has had a large amount of support from other members and would love to see you drop in on the next net on Friday the 19th of August at 7:30 PM.
The Thursday night and SSTV nets are 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.
The SSTV Net is held every second Friday on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz with a 91.5 Hz tone. The next net will be held on 19th of August.