The club is again open subject to the health order restrictions.
On November 20, we will be holding an examination day coinciding with an outing for the rest of us.
While D-Star and Rad-Net DMR repeaters are fully functional, the club’s Brand Meister DMR repeater is still
Echolink and IRLP is back on the VK2RAG 2m repeater but the 70cm interface is still having problems and is
The daily morning tea net continues on the VK2RAG 2m repeater and echolink, thanks to the efforts and
commitment of Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU. 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 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, November 19th at 7:30 PM.
Last weeks Thursday night net was run by Alan VK2MG. The topic was “What is the most surprising thing that
you’ve found in your pursuit of amateur radio?”, with responses ranging from the amount of HF noise as against
twenty years ago through to finding five other hams on a ship in Belgium and organising to visit a local club over
there. 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, inked through HAM to may other conferences.
The SSTV and Weekly nets are also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page.
Our I.T. Team are experimenting with a Web SDR that is destined for the Somersby repeater site.
Websdr.ccarc.org.au is currently configured to allow four users to listen on 2 metres with several presets.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.ccarc.org.au, via telephone on 02 4340 2500, or on
social media by searching for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
73, Alan VK2MG
Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Summary of Nets
Morning Tea Net
Daily at 10am on VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and echolink through the CCARCNSW and HAM
Conferences. The net follows the Broadcast on Sundays.
Weekly 2m Net
Thursday night at 8pm on VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and echolink through the CCARCNSW
and HAM Conferences.
Fortnightly SSTV Net
Every second Friday on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz with 91.5 Hz tone. Next net
on November 19th.