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News 14.02.2021

News 14.02.2021

Last Week the club announced the news that the 2020 Wyong Field Day would be postponed due to ongoing health concerns.


This was a decision that had not been taken lightly and the safety of both the club’s members and those who attend the day is the clubs number one priority. With the health situation still unstable and changing every day, it is in the best interests of all to postpone this event. However, in light of this, 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. For those are looking to attend, be a trader or exhibitor, please email the team at mayham@ccarc.org.au.

For the latest up to date news and information regarding this event, please check out the club’s website and social media.
Last Friday the 12th of February, Club member Adrian VK2ABS Held a Slow Scan Television net on the clubs VK2RAG 2 Meter WICEN 147.125 MHz repeater. This was the second net that Adrian has hosted and is great to see ongoing support from those within earshot of the repeater. The next scheduled net will be on Friday the 19th of February at 7:30 PM.

The Clubs Newsletter Smoke Signals continues to deliver with some great content, Henrick VK2FTDR has been fantastic with taking on the role and the club encourages all members to give it a read each month and provide feedback to the club. Henrick is also on the prowl for content, big or small, the club would love to hear what you have been up to radio/electronics related… or even just so inclined. Even just a few sentences and a photo.

The Clubs wishes to advise they will be holding education, training and examination sessions on the 27th and 28th of March. If you are interested in obtaining your licence or upgrading your existing licence, Please reach out to the clubs education facilitator Karen VK2AKB at education@ccarc.org.au

The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Jaye VK2FOMG. The evenings topic this week was around the grounds for a general catch up with quite a number of check-ins swinging by. Some great conversations from Lifepo4 batteries to one station managing to get an 80 Off Centre fed dipole up in the air after many months.

Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net during the weeks with check ins still coming in strong. A huge thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running the nets, it’s greatly appreciated.

Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone. Echolink & IRLP is currently unavailable due to a hardware failure but the repeater team are working on it.

The club looking for some 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 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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