The Club is currently all about Fox Hunts and Field days.
Fox hunts are making a return to the weekend by popular demand, with the club hosting both a 2 mobile and a pedestrian hunt, on Saturday the 22nd February, starting from the race course at 12:45 PM. The Fox Frequency will be advised on the day. Please make sure you register prior to the event.
We will also have 2 tables of jewellery for sale from locally sourced gems.
This year to mix it up, as field day first we will be having amusement rides and attractions for the young and young at heart along with some tasty treats to enjoy.
There will be a meet and greet the evening prior to the field day held at a local tavern across from Wyong train station from 6:30 PM onwards.
It’s a great way to have a chat with other amateurs before the field day, meet old friends and have an opportunity to make new ones.
At the Field Day, both Lecture rooms have been filled and current available lecture abstracts have been published on the field day website. There is a fully airconditioned marquee available for commercial traders and undercover area for car boot sales. This is sure to be a hit!
Gates open for traders between 6am and 8:30am, and general public at 8:30am. A no-sales rule will be enforced for all traders and exhibitors prior to gates opening. As always, there’s the Field Day raffle with some great prizes up for grabs including some fantastic lucky door prizes; so, make sure you keep your wrist band on you.
There will be both VK and US licence examination and upgrade facilities on the day. To register for VK examinations, please email the club’s education officer at email@example.com no later than Thursday, the 20th of February.
For all the details on Field Day activities, fox hunt rules and registrations, head over to www.fieldday.org.au or check out the Wyong Field Day Facebook page which also contains a constant stream of up to date information.
The Club has activated a MMDVM based repeater for the Central Coast region. The 70CM VK2RAG repeater is available on 438.875Mhz with a 7Mhz negative offset running off the Brandmeister network. DMR is currently active with static talk group of VK 505 on Slot one and 5051 through to 5059 on slot 2. Further modes will become available in the coming weeks.
The club’s Thursday evening net begins at 8pm, on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater. this repeater is connected to Echolink conference server “CCARCNSW”; and to the *HAM* server, with thanks to John VK3HJQ – who also relays VK2WI Evening News broadcast.
For the folks in Facebook Land, you can also find a live video stream, A shout out to Alan VK2MG for running this.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at ccarc.org.au.
Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.