The Clubs rooms are back open and is business as usual, despite needing to maintain extra distances apart. The club’s executive team are working on to continue to drive for interactive activities that involve both face to face and via teleconference facilities.
This week the club would like to announce a welcome to new club members Jim VK2FJEG and James VK2JW whose applications were received whilst the club rooms were restricted for access.
The Club’s membership renewal date is the 1st of July, renewal emails have been sent to members. Please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to renew, or to check your current membership status.
The club thanks those who have renewed.
The Clubs Annual General Meeting is being held on the 15th of August 2020.
The Annual General meeting will be available both via face to face on the club premise and via Video Conference where details will be supplied closer to the date.
At Present, Social distancing mandates a maximum of 10 occupants within the clubs primary meeting room and 4 occupants within the club radio room.
Pending weather, the club will try to accommodate external parties within the undercover area outside via video link, however, space will be limited under the four-square meter rule
The Club wishes to announce a Silent Key.
Dennis Tidy VK2DET.
Dennis used to be a member of our club and resided on the Central Coast.
Dennis had recently spent a great deal of time exploring digital modes and hotspots and was found often within the HF Bands from his QTH.
There will be a service for Dennis Next Tuesday. Vale Dennis VK2DET.
The club wishes to say a special thanks to Bob VK2AOR for hosting the “Are you okay” net at 10am each day, on the VK2RAG repeater on 146.725MHz. This was a concept that was formed after the clubs Thursday evening net and has now grown into a significant achievement; Yesterday the 11th of July was Day 100 of this net and was also the final day that this net was held. A monumental effort from Bob and the club would like to thank all those who participated in the net.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week, was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ. Topic of the evening was, “What test/build equipment do you use in your shack?”
This net ran for around 90 minutes hours it is incredible to hear of the amount of equipment the operators on the net utilised frequently.
The Thursday evening net is held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, on 146.725Mhz; If you’re within range of our repeater, why not drop by?
Remember, you can view the live stream of the Thursday evening net from the clubs Facebook page, or join in via Echo link using the *CCARCNSW* conference server and more recently via IRLP reflector 9509.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.ccarc.org.au; or on Facebook, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.