Yesterday, the clubs in conjunction with WICEN Central Coast held a lecture on the digital mode JS8Call and Winlink email services which is a fantastic system to facilitate message passing in times of challenging conditions. The club thanks Peter VK2EHQ for hosting such an informative session.
Pending the weather plays nice, the Clubs next planned outdoor adventure will be held next week.
Saturday the 21st of November in conjunction with the Westlake’s Amateur Radio Club, located in York Street, Teralba, with an afternoon outdoor Picnic at Mount Sugarloaf after the car boot sale has wrapped up. The car boot sale begins at 8:00am where the club will have many items for sale on the day, definitely a bargain to be found! If you are interested in attending the next event, please let the club know by contacting them via telephone, email or via social media platforms.
The Club is in planning mode for the upcoming 2021 Wyong Field Day. Lock the date into your calendar’s folks, Sunday the 28th of February, Updates will be provided as progress continues. For up to date information, please check out the club’s website.
The Clubs next foundation training and assessment day is scheduled next week on Saturday the 21st and Sunday the 22nd of November.
The classroom has now reached capacity and the club is in the works of planning the next education and assessment weekend for 2021. If you have missed out on this session and would like to have a place at our next day, please email the clubs education facilitator Karen VK2AKB via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Clubs repeater team have been busy preparing for the rollout of a VK-DMR based repeater to the Central Coast region, It might be a good time to revisit your DMR Code plugs and Program in 438.850 MHz with 7.0mhz offset with VK-DMR talk groups.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Alan VK2MG, the evenings topic was “Assuming money was not an issue, what new toys might you be looking at?” and wow! One Very obvious thing is many of the stations will need deep pockets and a warehouse to store all the items on their bucket list.
Today marks day 226 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. A shout out goes to Dave VK2KFU, for his daily history lesson where he shares some both very quirky and insightful pieces of times past. Thank you, Bob and Dave.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
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