Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News
With the current government health orders extended, the clubrooms will remain closed for access until further notice. The club continues to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again soon.
A thank you to Karen VK2AKB and Peter VK2EHQ who along with Jaye VK2FOMG and Brad VK2NMZ participated
in both VI100AF and VK100AF special event operation. Peter had 469 contacts, working 58 countries and 41 out of 50
US states in 48 hours. Karen had 204 contacts with 46 countries worked.
The daily morning tea net continues, and the club would like to thank Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU for their amazing efforts. With stay-at-home orders still in effect, it 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-2mode. 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 24th September at 7:30 PM.
Alan VK2MG ran last week’s Thursday night net. The topic this week was, “What test equipment do you have around the shack?”. Responses ranged from “A screwdriver, a smaller screwdriver and a multimeter”, through to large collections of expensive test equipment gathered over decades. 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.
The club’s Brand Meister DMR repeater is still having problems. The Echolink and IRLP systems remain offline, and the
team hope to have this returned soon once travel restrictions have eased.
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
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