Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News – 18 September, 2022
The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.
At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully
functional. The D-star systems have had their connection timetable updated to include the Monday morning International D-Star net, Wednesday AR Newsline and Sunday WIA news. Voice announcements have been added for notifications of timed changes. Brand Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still on the sick list.
The club has a Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is configured to listen on 6 metres, 2 metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres.
The club is considering a special “Christmas Ham” raffle and wants your input. You can find links to the survey on the clubs website or social media pages.
The next “Show & Tell Saturday” will be held this Saturday, September 24. Do you have something you wish to talk about? Bring it in!
There will be a “Portable and Picnic” day held at Terrigal Haven on October 15 between 11:30am and 4:00pm. Members, family, and visiting or prospective hams are more than welcome. More detail closer to the event. The daily Morning Tea Net is held at 10:00am each morning and after the VK2WI broadcast on Sunday mornings.
The Thursday evening net is held at 8:00pm on the same repeater and echolink conferences. Last weeks net was hosted by Alan, VK2MG.
The Morning Tea and Thursday night nets are held on the VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 MHz with 91.5Hz tone, and on echolink through the HAM and CCARCNSW echolink conferences.
The fortnightly SSTV net, hosted by Adrian, VK2ABS, is on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater; 147.125 MHz with 91.5 Hz tone, consisting of 2-3 rounds. Adrian has had a large amount of support from other members and would love to see you drop in on the next net on Friday the 30th of September at 7:30 PM.
The Thursday night and SSTV nets are also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page and recordings can be found in the “Videos” section.
You can find out more about the CCARC, our upcoming social events and other details that we can’t tell you about here on the web at ccarc.org.au, by phone on 02 4340 2500, or on social media by searching for “Central Coast Amateur Radio Club”. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
73, Alan VK2MG
Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Summary of Nets
VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and echolink through the CCARCNSW and HAM Conferences
• The Morning Tea Net is held Daily at 10am and following the Broadcast on Sundays.
• The Weekly 2m Net is held on Thursday night at 8pm.
The SSTV Net is held every second Friday on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater 147.125 MHz with a 91.5 Hz tone. The next net will be held on 30th of September.