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News 13.12.2020

News 13.12.2020

Yesterday the club held their annual combined Christmas luncheon with Central Coast WICEN, it was wonderful turnout with plenty of full tummy’s all around. The club wishes to thank Karen VK2AKB for arranging the amazing feast.

As discussed during the club’s recent general business meeting, the club will be closing for a short period during the festive season with the last operational day of 2020 being Saturday the 19th of December and reopening on Saturday the 9th of January.


The Clubs repeater team have been busy preparing for the rollout of a new DMR repeater for the Central Coast Region, in conjunction with the ARNSW Radio Network Group. It might be a good time to update your DMR Codeplugs; program in 438.850 MHz with 7MHz offset, and VK-DMR talk groups..

The Club is in planning mode for the upcoming 2021 Wyong Field Day. If you are a trader interested in attending or are looking to sell goods at the car boot sale and would like to register or obtain further information, please email fieldday@ccarc.org.au.

Remember to lock the date into your calendar’s folks, Sunday the 28th of February, This event is subject to Government health advice. Updates will be provided as progress continues. For up-to-date information, please check out the club’s website.

The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Alan VK2MG, the evenings topic was “If you were in charge, what would you do to showcase Amateur Radio to the masses?” This brought some great conversations and creative ideas of engaging and branching out to the community. A huge thank you to all those that participated.

Are you interested in Packet Radio? A reminder that the Club has a digipeater VK2RAG-1 which connects to VK2EHQ and a 2M Winlink Gateway VK2EHQ-3 and is available via 147.600Mhz.


Today marks day 254 that Bob VK2AOR has facilitated the Morning tea net on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. The club would like to acknowledge Bob for the enormous effort he has dedicated and continues to receive check-ins from both local and international stations.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.

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

Brad VK2NMZ
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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