The Clubs repeater team has recently commissioned a VK-DMR based repeater in conjunction with the ARNSW Radio Network Group and reports are the coverage is great! Aside from a few packets being lost here and there, The service is rock solid. The Club appreciates the support from ARNSW with this project. The repeater is accessible on 438.850 MHz with a negative 7.0mhz offset with VK-DMR based talk groups.
The 2021 Wyong Field Day is still scheduled to go ahead with traders already booked in.
The current Speakers at the Wyong Field day, who need no introduction will include:
Ray Robinson, from Tube Radio;
Roger Harrison will convene a meeting of the Weak Signal Group, and;
Dr Brian Clarke, will be sharing his knowledge and experience of Operational Amplifiers, devices he has worked with for over 60 years.
This presentation will cover their theoretical and practical characteristics as well as their diverse uses.
It will be a suitable talk for Hams at all levels and will include basic circuit examples of amplifiers, filters and rectifiers.
If you are interested in attending, providing an informational lecture or are looking to sell goods at the car boot sale, be an exhibitor and would like to register or obtain further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind that this event is subject to Government health advice which the team are monitoring closely. Updates will be provided as progress continues. For the latest information, please check out the club’s website.
As mentioned last week, The Clubrooms were scheduled to re-open again on Saturday the 9th of January, However, with the current Greater Sydney area rising health situation, A decision has been made by the club’s executive team to extend the shutdown period of the club rooms until further notice. The executive team are monitoring the ongoing situation closely and will keep in communication with its members.
The Club’s first Thursday evening nets for 2021 was held by Brad VK2NMZ which was a general catch up, where all stations shared their updates and latest news. A great way to kick off the year!
Bob VK2AOR who has been hosting the daily morning tea net is taking a short break and will return in early 2021 with a new structure. To keep the wheels turning, the amazing Dave VK2KFU has stepped in as net host, With Dave’s vast experience facilitating nets along with his own spin on “This Day in History” it is a very enjoyable net to be involved with.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at ccarc.org.au; or Search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on social media platforms to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.