Next Saturday will be the last Saturday that the club will be open for the year, re-opening on January 8 next year.
Mayham is scheduled for the first of May, 2022 and planning is well under way.
At the Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully functional. Brand
Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still having problems.
Thanks to the efforts and commitment of Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU and Brad VK2NMZ, the daily
morning tea net continues on the VK2RAG 2m repeater and echolink. You will be sure to learn a little piece of
history each day.
Adrian VK2ABS, our youngest club member, hosts fortnightly SSTV net 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. 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, 17th of December at 7:30 PM.
Last weeks Thursday night net was run by Alan VK2MG. The topic was “If you were in charge, what would you
do to showcase Amateur Radio to the masses?”, which promoted some great discussion. The net is run every
Thursday night at 8:00pm on the club’s 2m VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and on echolink in the
CCARC conference bridge, linked through HAM to may other conferences.
The SSTV and Weekly nets are also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page.
The club has a Web SDR at the Somersby repeater site. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is currently configured to listen on 6
metres, 2 metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres. There is still some work needed with audio in the interface
providing two of the bands.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.ccarc.org.au, by phone on 02 4340 2500, or on
social media by searching for “Central Coast Amateur Radio Club”. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow
for any updates.
73, Alan VK2MG
Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Summary of Nets
VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and echolink through the CCARCNSW and HAM Conferences
• The Morning Tea Net is held Daily at 10am and following the Broadcast on Sundays.
• The Weekly 2m Net is held on Thursday night at 8pm.
The Fortnightly SSTV Net is held every second Friday on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz
with 91.5 Hz tone. The next net will be held on December 17th.