Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 15/08/2021
Due to current public health orders, the clubrooms are currently closed for access until further notice. The club’s executive team continue to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again soon.
A reminder to all members that the club’s Annual General Meeting is being held next Saturday the 21st of August at 1:00 PM. This will be held as a virtual meeting having both Online and Telephone facilities available for you to join.
Online meetings were facilitated as a necessity for many clubs to continue operating and is the new accepted normal with these types of meetings running for well over 12 months. It is incredibly important to know that the current executive team will not be standing for re-election, and all board positions will be open.
Nominations forms have been sent to club members via E-mail. With the current restrictions, the club’s executive team will accept signed and scanned copies of the committee nomination form no later than 12:00 PM Wednesday the 18th of August. The Club would like to thank Jaye VK2FOMG, Brad VK2NMZ and Dave VK2DLS for the work that has been put in over the last few years and looks forward to seeing where the new committee takes the club.
Brad VK2NMZ hosted the Thursday Evening 2-meter net with a topic of “what is the most unique callsign you have seen, and the upcoming RD Contest which begins at 0300 UTC Saturday the 14th of August.
Some very interesting examples were given including a Swedish station with a very unique callsign of Sierra Echo Three X-Ray which sure raised some eyebrows. Check out their QRZ page!
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub-audible tone.
A reminder that the club’s Brand Meister DMR repeater is currently offline due to an unknown power-related fault. And the Echolink and IRLP systems remain offline, and the team hope to have this returned soon once travel restrictions have eased.
So far, the club has only had 2 operators come forward to help with running VK100AF special event station call sign at the end of August. This is a fantastic opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.
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 Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.