The Club wishes to advise of some temporary changes to repeater availability for a short period of time whilst maintenance is carried out. The P25 439.950 MHz mixed mode repeater, the 2 Meter 146.6375 MHz and 70cm 438.325 MHz D-Star system is currently off air. In the interim P25 & D-Star services will be available via the 438.875 MHz MMDVM repeater.
Speaking of Repeaters, A VK-DMR based repeater in conjunction with the ARNSW Radio Network Group was recently placed into service and reports are the coverage is great! The Club appreciates the support from ARNSW with this project. The repeater is accessible on 438.850 MHz with a negative 7.0mhz offset with VK-DMR based talk groups.
The club wishes to advise that the 2021 Wyong Field Day is still scheduled to go ahead with traders already booked in with some incredible field day specials!
The Field Day will have many of the usual activities with some slight social distancing attached.
Enquiries for the car boot sales have been quite popular along with exhibitor enquiries including the facilitation of US exams.
The current Speakers at the Wyong Field day, who need no introduction will include:
Ray Robinson, from Tube Radio;
Roger Harrison will convene a meeting of the Weak Signal Group, and;
Dr Brian Clarke, will be sharing his knowledge and experience of Operational Amplifiers, devices he has worked with for over 60 years.
If you are interested in attending, providing an informational lecture or are looking to sell goods at the car boot sale, be an exhibitor and would like to register or obtain further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind that this event is subject to Government health advice which the team are monitoring closely. Updates will be provided as progress continues. For the latest information, please check out the club’s website and Social Media platforms.
As mentioned last week, The Clubrooms were scheduled to re-open again on Saturday the 9th of January, However, with the current Greater Sydney area rising health situation, A decision has been made by the club’s executive team to extend the shutdown period of the club rooms until further notice. The executive team are monitoring the ongoing situation closely and will keep in communication with its members.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Jaye VK2FOMG which was a topic of mobile radio – What do you have in your vehicle? Many stations came back with your regular dual band rigs, and some having a full fit out of UHF, VHF, HF and even 27mhz marine radio.
Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU have been mixing it up during the week with the clubs Morning Tea net. Bob will be hosting the net on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Dave VK2KFU hosting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. with Dave’s vast experience facilitating nets along with his own spin on “This Day in History” it is a very enjoyable net to be involved with.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone and via Echolink on ccarcnsw or IRLP node 9509.
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.
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.