The club will be holding a HF Operating night within the club on Tuesday the 29th September with doors opening from 5:30 PM.
This will primarily be focused towards foundation licence holders and those just coming into the hobby as well as those who may not have the capability to operate on HF frequencies at their QTH. If you are interested, please contact the club directly via telephone or email, details are available on the club’s website.
The Club will be hosting a training and assessment day at the club rooms on Saturday the 17th of October, with assessments to be held on Sunday the 18th. With limited places available, bookings are essential; RSVP to the Club’s education facilitator, Karen VK2AKB. Booking information is on the website, at; ccarc.org.au/education.
In line with the aforementioned education day, the club will be holding another outdoor adventure on the 17th of October which is also in line with JOTA weekend.
The location is yet to be decided and the club welcomes suggestions from those who may be interested in attending.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Alan VK2MG, the evenings topic was all about Software Defined Radios and the concept of live streaming repeater activity” There was quite a bit of interest in the topic with some great ideas and suggestions that were given. The club will take these suggestions on board and look at ways to provide alternate streaming services to the Central Coast Area. The club also had Angelo VK2FJCM from the Snowy Mountains Amateur Radio Club drop by via IRLP during the evening which was fantastic to see the clubs footprint growing further, If your club has Echolink or IRLP and would be interested in joining in on a combined net, Please contact the club directly.
Club member Bob VK2AOR continues to host the morning tea net daily on the clubs 2m repeater and is as strong as ever running consecutively for 165 days now. Bob has dedicated a large amount of his time running these nets and continues to receive check-ins from both local and international stations. What an enormous effort and the Club’s executive team thanks Bob for his continued efforts with hosting the net.
Both nets are on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone.
You can find out more about the CCARC on the web at ccarc.org.au; or on Facebook, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
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