News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 10th November 2019
If you haven’t heard yet, The Central Coast Amateur Radio Club has announced the 2020 field day, Sunday the 23rd February. For more information, please check out www.fieldday.org.au.
The Central Coast Amateur Radio club is located in Dandaloo street Kariong, Just past the fire station. The clubrooms open from around 10:30am each Saturday with meetings kicking off at 1:00 PM
A reminder the club holds a net each Thursday evening from 8PM on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. Now thanks to the powers of the interwebs, this repeater is now linked to both Echo link and IRLP and we have several international visitors each week dropping in to say Gday. On Thursday evenings you can find the repeater connected to the clubs Echo link conference server “CCARCNSW” or VK2RAG-R / Node 7060 at any other time. Alternatively, IRLP node #6060. Just make sure to disconnect the node when you have finished. Listeners may “join” the net by checking into the live Facebook video stream each Thursday evening or by emailing “firstname.lastname@example.org” and their comments will be read out.
Speaking of Digital, the club also runs a mixed mode FM & P25 repeater on 439.950Mhz this is linked to the 10400 Pacific talk group, a 91.5Hz tone is required for analogue access.
The D-star digital service is currently inactive due to a hardware failure.
There is a packet radio BBS on 147.600 MHz, as VK2EHQ; it can also be accessed via the digipeater VK2RAG-1.
The CCARC is currently working on updating their digital footprint to ensure that the clubs’ active repeaters are listed correctly and is advisable for other clubs to do the same
You can find further information about the CCARC by visiting www.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.
The CCARC has recently had feedback regarding QRM on the Sunday broadcasts and in-depth troubleshooting has been performed by our amazing repeater management team and have been successful in isolating the issue, If listeners are experiencing QRM on the local repeater, Feedback is encouraged.
The Club relays VK2WI News broadcasts every Sunday morning and evening. Call-backs are taken after the morning news only, on the Somersby 6 and 2m repeaters VK2RAG on 53.725 and 146.725 MHz respectively; both repeaters require the standard sub-audible tone of 91.5 Hz
Club news is happily accepted at “email@example.com”,
— This news has been brought to you by Brad VK2NMZ, Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club