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News 11.04.2021

News 11.04.2021

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club
The club wishes to announce the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club “Mayham” event will be held on Sunday the 30th of May 2021 at Wyong Race Course as well as both a Pedestrian and mobile fox hunt on Saturday the 29th of May. For the patrons who have attended the Wyong Field Day for many years, It’s the same event, but with a fresh date and new name. For those are looking to attend, be a trader or exhibitor, please email the team at mayham@ccarc.org.au.

The website has recently been updated with a list of traders, exhibitors, date news and information regarding this event, please check out the Mayham website at www.mayham.org.au and social media.

The Club’s next foundation, training and assessment weekend will be on Saturday the 29th of May at the clubrooms with examinations following on Sunday the 30th May at Wyong Race Course, coinciding with the Mayham event. If you are interested in obtaining your licence or upgrading your existing licence, please reach out to the club’s education facilitator Karen VK2AKB at education@ccarc.org.au

The Central Coast WICEN held their Annual General Meeting yesterday with the following positions being filled:

Rco- Glenn VK2GEM

Vice RCO – Col VK2ZCO

Secretary- Mark VK2CCR

The club wishes to advise in a change of local repeater operation, Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM EST, The VK2RAG 23cm, 6 Meter, 70cm 438.075 MHz including link to Rylstone, MMDVM 438.875 MHz and the 2 Meter Packet will be switched off to conserve power, especially coming into the winter months.

The VK2RAG 2 Meter 146.725 MHz and WICEN repeaters are not affected by this change and the repeater committee will revisit again in the future to review these changes.

This week the Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Brad VK2FRQ with a discussion about your best bargain buy from a flea market, and boy oh boy were there some bargains snapped up over the years. Some great references to taking chances in bulk buy lots and finding some treasures hidden amongst the stuff. Thank you, Brad!

Adrian VK2ABS hosted another successful Slow Scan Television net on the Friday just passed on the VK2RAG WICEN 2 Meter Repeater. The next net is scheduled for Friday the 23rd of April.
If you have any feedback regarding this net, please reach out to the club directly with suggestions or feedback at ccarc@ccarc.org.au,

Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net every day. Whilst some check ins are starting to lighten up with many returning back to their workplace, the boys still continue to push through. A huge thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, it sure brightens up everyone’s day. Did you know the net has been running for over 12 months now?

Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone and available via Echolink using CCARCNSW conference server or IRLP node 9509.

The club looking for more operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF. This is a great opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. If club members are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.

You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.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.

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