4 Dandaloo Street, Kariong NSW 2250
+61 (02) 4340 2500
ccarc@ccarc.org.au

NEWS 19.03.2023

NEWS 19.03.2023

Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News – March 19, 2023


The club rooms at Kariong are open on Saturdays from 10am. As always, members and visitors are most
welcome.
The CCARC held their antenna workshop yesterday to clean and re-fit their tri-band beam antenna.
The club rooms were full of willing participants who were offered pizza in exchange for blood, sweat and
tears, … mostly tears.
After all the elements were cleaned, the team found a large improvement of both received signal and overall SWR was much better.
A little more fine tweaking to be done on the traps, but overall the day was a huge success.
The club wishes to thank those who participated in the day and bringing the beam back into service.
Also, thanks to those involved in obtaining the shiny new sign for the Club premises along with the vector
files for the club logo.
Don’t be an April Fool! The next monthly business meeting will be at 1pm on Saturday April 1.
We’re in the final days of the third Christmas Ham event. Don’t miss out! On offer are a Rigexpert AA-1500 Antenna Analyser and a DX Commander Classic 80-10m Vertical Antenna kit. The event closes at midday on March 24. Check out our web page or social media for more detail.
At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully
functional.
The club Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is configured to listen on 6 metres, 2 metres, 70
centimetres and 23 centimetres.
The Morning Tea Net is run on weekdays at 10:00am and the Weekly net on Thursday at 8:00pm.
Both nets are run on on the VK2RAG repeater – 146.725MHz with a 91.5Hz sub-audible tone, and on the
CCARCNSW and HAM Echolink conferences.
The Thursday evening net is also live video-streamed on the club’s facebook page.
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 Monday to Friday at 10am.
• The Weekly Net is held on Thursday at 8:00pm

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