Due to current public health orders, the clubrooms are currently closed until further notice.
The clubs executive team continue to monitor the ongoing public health situation are hopeful the doors can reopen again soon.
The club will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday the 21st of August at 1:00 PM. The current executive team will not be standing again this year and nominations forms have been distributed to club members via E-mail. If you have not received this form, please reach out to the club’s executive team who will send the form to you. The club is hoping the greater Sydney restrictions are relaxed by then and face to face activities can return.
The club’s D-Star repeater is now back online providing further digital services to the central coast with all systems and is available for open use after several weeks of testing and tweaking. T-rex costume
Adrian, VK2ABS hosting his SSTV net last Friday evening, the topic was “Show pictures of your antenna setups” with many stations checking in, on the 147.125 MHz 2 Meter WICEN Repeater. The club thanks Adrian for putting together a great show for all the stations that checked in during the night.
Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net every day. And with the most recent travel bubble placed onto the greater Sydney area, it is a prime time to check in on your mate! Whilst some days are starting to lighten up, the boys continue to push through. A massive thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, it sure brightens up everyone’s day.
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
Unfortunately, Due to a hardware failure and most recently the greater Sydney health orders, the Echolink and IRLP system is offline, and the team hope to have this returned soon.
The club looking for more operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF at the end of August. This is a great opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. You don’t need to operate from the club rooms. If you are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.
Did you know the club has a Youtube channel? It contains lecture information from previous events as well as numerous technical videos covering a range of topics and as Peter Parker VK3YE says “Smash that like button”
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 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.