The club executive have taken the decision to keep the club rooms closed until February 5 due to the rapid onset
of the omicron variant of Covid-19. This strain spreads easily and can be caught by vaccinated people. This
decision has been taken reluctantly but the increased risk of transmission makes it a prudent step in the public
interest. Month-end exams have likewise been cancelled.
Planning is well under way for Mayham, which is scheduled for the first of May, 2022.
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 having problems.
The club has a Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is currently configured to listen on 6 metres, 2
metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres.
The daily morning tea net is on hiatus for the moment. We’ll let folks know when it will be back.
The Weekly Thursday night net returns this week at 8pm on the clubs VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 MHz with
91.5Hz tone, and on echolink through the HAM and CCARC echolink conferences.
The fortnightly SSTV net will resume on January 21.
Both of these nets are also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page and recordings can be found in the
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.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.
The CCARC wishes all a safe and happy break.
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 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 January 21 next year.