Due to current public health orders, the clubrooms are currently closed for access until at least Saturday the 28th of August. The clubs executive team continue to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again soon.
The club’s final general business meeting prior to the AGM was held yesterday online via Google Meet. The clubs executive team provided their final reports and discussed the milestones the club has achieved over the past several years along with future goals in the pipeline for the new committee to follow through with.
The club’s upcoming Annual General Meeting will also be held online via Google Meet on Saturday the 21st of August at 1:00 PM. As the current executive team will not be standing for re-election, all board positions will be open. Nominations forms have been sent to club members via E-mail. With the current restrictions, the club’s executive team will accept signed and scanned copies of committee nomination forms no later than 12:00 PM Wednesday the 18th of August.
A reminder that the club’s Brand Meister DMR repeater is currently offline due to an unknown power related fault. The team have not yet been able to fully isolate and locate the cause of the issue and are hoping to investigate this further when travel restrictions ease.
The club would like to thank Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net every day. With stay-at-home orders expanding to now include the Hunter region, it is a terrific way to get to know your fellow operators. This week the club would like to give a shout out to Laura VK2LLJ from the Newcastle Region who has dropped in to say hello every day. A massive thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, you will be sure to learn a little piece of history each day.
Alan VK2MG hosted a brief Thursday Evening 2-meter net with only a handful of stations quickly visiting.
Discussions ranged from configuring new DMR Radios to the history of Dairy Farms at Menangle in Sydney.
Cheers Alan for running the net!
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
Unfortunately, the Echolink and IRLP system remains offline, and the team hope to have this returned soon.
The club is still looking for more operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF at the end of August so far only two operators have put their hand up. This is a fantastic opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.
Did you know the club has a YouTube channel? It contains lecture recordings from previous events as well as a number of technical videos covering a wide range of topics.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.ccarc.org.au; via telephone on 02 4340 2500 or Search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.