News from the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club 19th January 2019
The CCARC has field day fever with preparations well underway for Sunday the 23rd Sunday. Also, back by popular demand, the CCARC are happy to announce we will be hosting not 1 but 2 Fox Hunts on Saturday the 22nd February starting from the race course. An expression of interest form has been published on the club’s website and various social media pages.
To allow for proper planning and catering of numbers, please ensure you complete the EOI as soon as possible.
Both of our Lecture rooms have been filled and we will also be having a special guest attend live via Web Conference, A field day first!
Remember there are no reserved spaces for boot sales and it is first come first serve, Gates open for traders between 6:00 AM and 8:30 AM and general public will open at 8:30am.
The Wyong Field Day will be providing both VK and VE examination and license upgrade facilities on the day, to register interest for VK examinations, please email the clubs education officer at email@example.com no later than the 20th February.
For more information on what is happening, head over to www.fieldday.org.au
The CCARC held an education and licence upgrade this weekend where several candidates sat for their foundation licence. A big thanks to Karen VK2YX for facilitating it.
Whilst training was taking place at the club rooms, Various club members took the opportunity to take an outing to Mount Elliot for some QRM free activations.
This was a great chance for members to test their own setups with some fantastic conditions. This worked out well as it also coincided with the VHF/UHF field day.
Last word there were a few long distance SSB contacts made.
We are hoping to have more adventures out this year.
The club holds a net each Thursday evening from 8 PM on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater.
On Thursday evenings you can find the clubs repeater connected to Echolink conference server “CCARCNSW” or VK2RAG-R / Node 7060 at any other time. Alternatively, IRLP node 6060. Just make sure to disconnect the node when you have finished. Listeners can also watch the net by checking into the live Facebook video stream each Thursday evening.
A huge thanks goes to Alan VK2MG jumping in to run this.
Are you more of a packet radio operator? Did you know there is a packet radio BBS on 147.600 MHz, as VK2EHQ; it can also be accessed via the digipeater VK2RAG-1.
The CCARC Club news submissions may have been quiet over the last month, but rest assured, it is everything but, with several concurrent projects taking place in the background and we hope to share this with you all soon. Did we mention the Field Day? Hi-Hi.
The CCARC is seeking interest from surrounding clubs for a collaboration workshop on ideas and concepts surrounding the overall Amateur Radio Hobby. If your club is interested, please email the club at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find further information about the CCARC by visiting www.ccarc.org.au. The club is also active on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Simply search for “Central Coast Amateur Radio Club” and remember to give them a like and follow to keep up to date on the latest happenings.
Club related news is happily accepted at “email@example.com”,
— This news has been brought to you by Brad VK2NMZ, Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club