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News 19.07.2020

News 19.07.2020

Last night club members took part in the 2020 Trans-Tasman Low Band Contest utilising club station call VK2AFY. This was also a great introduction for the club’s new members to experience contesting and how fun it can be, The club would like to acknowledge Geoff VK2FGSE and Jim VK2FJEG, Ryan VK2FRTS who took place in their first contest and had an absolute blast.

Club member Alan VK2MG Operated from Brisbane Water National Park. Hopefully, some of you made successful contacts with either station during the evening.

The Central Coast WICEN branch held their AGM yesterday and would like to announce Chairperson President Glenn VK2GEM, Secretary Col VK2ZCO, Treasurer Bob VK2ZAR

The Clubs Annual General Meeting is being held on the 15th of August 2020.

The Annual General meeting will be available both via face to face on the club premise and via Video Conference where details will be supplied closer to the date.

At Present, Social distancing mandates a maximum of 10 occupants within the clubs primary meeting room and 4 occupants within the club radio room.

Pending weather, the club will try to accommodate external parties within the undercover area outside via video link, however, space will be limited under the four-square meter rule

The club wishes to say a special thanks to Bob VK2AOR for hosting the “Are you okay” net at 10am each day, on the VK2RAG repeater on 146.725MHz. This was a concept that was formed after the clubs Thursday evening net and has now grown into a significant achievement; After the announcement last week, a further consensus was taken regarding the future of daily nets.
At this point, the nets will still continue, however will be scaled back.

The Club’s Thursday evening net this week, was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ. Topic of the evening was, “If you could have the ultimate workspace, what equipment would you have?”

This net ran for just under 2 hours with many wishes for radio test sets, spectrum analysers and wrap around benches. Some very creative ideas indeed!

The Thursday evening net is held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, on 146.725Mhz; If you’re within range of our repeater, why not drop by?  

Remember, you can view the live stream of the Thursday evening net from the clubs Facebook page, or join in via Echo link using the *CCARCNSW* conference server and more recently via IRLP reflector 9509.

You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at www.ccarc.org.au; or on Facebook, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

Brad VK2NMZ

Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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