4 Dandaloo Street, Kariong NSW 2250
+61 (02) 4340 2500

NEWS 20.02.2022

NEWS 20.02.2022

The club club rooms are open again subject to the state health orders. Members please note tat next months meeting will be a special general meeting to consider changes to the constitution. Details have been emailed, please make yourselves familiar with them.

Mayham is scheduled for the first of May, 2022. Expressions of interest for those wishing to give a lecture are most welcome. Please contact Col VK2ZCO by email to ccarc@ccarc.org.au, for further information. Examinations will be held for both Australian and US Qualifications. The prizes for the raffle are shaping up nicely. EFTPOS will be available at the gate.

At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully functional. Brand Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still having problems.

The club has a Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is currently configured to listen on 6 metres, 2 metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres.

The daily morning tea net is back at 10:00 each morning and after the broadcast on Sundays. On the VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 MHz with 91.5Hz tone, and on echolink through the HAM and CCARC echolink conferences.

The Thursday evening net was run by Alan VK2MG. This week’s topic was, “Assuming that money was not an issue, what new toys might you be looking at?” with some interesting answers including the purchase and refurbishment of an old space tracking dish. Next weeks net will be held at 8pm on the clubs VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 MHz with 91.5Hz tone, and on echolink through the HAM and CCARC echolink conferences.

Adrian VK2ABS, our youngest club member, hosts fortnightly SSTV net on the Club’s 2 Meter WICEN repeater; 147.125 MHz with 91.5 Hz tone. The net consists of 2-3 rounds predominately in Scottie-2 mode. Adrian has had a large amount of support from other members and would love to see you drop in. The next net is scheduled for Friday, 4th of March at 7:30 PM.

Both of these 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 on the web at www.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 March 4.

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