With the current government health orders changing this week we expect to open the clubrooms on October 16th.
Email has been sent to to club members explaining the rules that we have to follow in order to open up, and
further updates will be sent if there are changes to the rules.
The daily morning tea net continues, and the club would like to thank Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU for
their amazing efforts. This is a terrific way to get to know your fellow operators. 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.
Adrian VK2ABS our youngest club member who is an avid SSTV fan hosts a net every 2 weeks. Held each
fortnight on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz with 91.5 Hz tone. The net consists of 2-3 rounds
predominately in Scottie-2 mode. You don’t even need a computer; if you have access to record the audio, there
are many tools available for you not only record but the encode your own images into audio files and transmit via
your radio. Adrian has had a large amount of support from other members and would love to see you drop in. The
next net is scheduled for Friday the 22nd October at 7:30 PM.
Alan VK2MG ran last week’s Thursday night net. The topic this week was, “How did you get in to radio?”. We
had some wonderful stories of crystal sets and meeting amateurs while young as well as many folks whose path
into radio started in the CB ranks. The net is run every Thursday night at 8:00pm on the club’s 2m VK2RAG
repeater – 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone.
The SSTV and Weekly nets are also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page.
Our IT Team are experimenting with a websdr that is destined for the Somersby repeater site.
Websdr.ccarc.org.au is currently configured to allow four users to listen on 2 metres with a number of presets.
The club’s Radnet DMR repeater is still having problems. The Echolink and IRLP systems remain offline,
but we have the replacement unit and hope to have it back in place shortly.
D-Star and Radnet DMR repeaters are fully functional.
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.
Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Summary of Nets
Morning Tea Net
Daily at 10am on VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone. Following Broadcast on Sundays.
Weekly 2m Net
Thursday night at 8pm on VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone
Fortnightly SSTV Net
Every second Friday on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz with 91.5 Hz tone. Next net
on October 22nd.