Preparations are full steam ahead for the Club’s Wyong Field Day, Sunday the 23rd of February. A full list of the traders, exhibitors and lecturers have been placed on both the club’s website and social media platforms.
This year as a field day first we will be having amusement rides and attractions for the young and young at heart along with some tasty treats to enjoy.
We will also have 2 tables of Locally made jewellery from locally sourced gems.
Fox hunts are making a return to the weekend by popular demand, with the club hosting both a mobile and pedestrian hunt, on Saturday the 22nd February, starting from the race course. Please make sure you register prior to the event.
There will be a meet and greet the evening prior to the field day held at a local tavern across from Wyong train station from 6:30 PM onwards.
It’s a great way to have a chat with other amateurs before the field day, meet old friends and have an opportunity to make new ones.
At the Field Day, both Lecture rooms have been filled and current available lecture abstracts have been published on the field day website. There is a fully air conditioned marquee available for commercial traders and undercover area for car boot sales. This is sure to be a hit!
Gates open for traders between 6am and 8:30am, and general public at 8:30am. A strict no-sales policy will be enforced for all traders and exhibitors prior to gates opening. As always, there’s the Field Day raffle with some great prizes up for grabs including some fantastic lucky door prizes; so, make sure you keep your wrist band on you.
There will be both VK and US licence examination and upgrade facilities on the day. To register for VK examinations, please email the club’s education officer at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Thursday, the 20th of February.
For all the details on Field Day activities and fox hunt registrations, head over to www.fieldday.org.au or check out the Wyong Field Day Facebook page.
The Club is happy to advise the Central Coast has activated a MMDVM based repeater for the Central Coast region. The new 70CM VK2RAG repeater is available on 438.875Mhz with a 7Mhz negative offset running off the Brandmeister network. DMR is currently active with static talk group of VK 505 on Slot one and 5051 through to 5059 on slot 2. Further modes will become available in the coming weeks.
The club’s Thursday evening net begins at 8pm, on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. this repeater is connected to Echolink conference server “CCARCNSW”; and to the HAM server, with thanks to John VK3HJQ – who also relays VK2WI Evening News broadcast. You can also watch the net by checking into the live Facebook video stream. The Club thanks Alan VK2MG for jumping in to run this.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at ccarc.org.au. The club is also active on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Simply search for “Central Coast Amateur Radio Club” and remember to give them a like and follow to keep up to date on the latest happenings.
Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.