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News 20.12.2020

News 20.12.2020

Yesterday was the final operational day of the club rooms for 2020.

The clubrooms will be closing for a short period during the festive season and will be reopening on Saturday the 9th of January.

There have been many milestones passed and hurdles jumped and this would not be possible without the support of the club’s members. The club’s executive team would like to thank all members for their ongoing support during this challenging year.

The Club is in full swing planning mode for the upcoming 2021 Wyong Field Day. If you are a trader interested in attending or are looking to sell goods at the car boot sale and would like to register or obtain further information, please email fieldday@ccarc.org.au.

Remember to lock the date into your calendar’s, Sunday the 28th of February, this event is subject to Government health advice. Updates will be provided as progress continues. For the latest information, please check out the club’s website.


The Clubs repeater team have been busy preparing for the rollout of a VK-DMR based repeater in conjunction with the ARNSW Radio Network Group which is close to being installed to the Central Coast region, It might be a good time to revisit your DMR Code plugs and Program in 438.850 MHz with 7.0mhz offset with VK-DMR based talk groups.

The Club’s Held the final Thursday evening net for 2020 this week which was facilitated by Brad, VK2NMZ, the evenings topic was “Festive season projects” This was an engaging topic where a number of stations spoke about their short term 2-year-old projects that will be finished “one day” Some stations spoke about home renovation projects, Reviewing and compiling mapping data from 1943 along with further exploration of the Raspberry Pi Keyboard. What a great way to wind the year up including a visitor Christof DO7KEH from Germany who dropped by to say hello. The team wishes thank everybody who participated this year and is looking forward to what 2021 brings with the first net to be held on Thursday the 7th of January.

Today marks day 261 that Bob VK2AOR has facilitated the Morning tea net on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. Bob has placed a monumental effort in hosting the net during these testing times and it has been an absolute pleasure hearing stations around the world checking in to Bobs net after hearing or reading about the popularity. Bob VK2AOR has made the decision to step back from the daily nets during the festive season with the final net for 2020 to be held on Wednesday 23rd of December. The structure of this net will be reviewed in the new year and further announcements regarding this will be made when available.

Both nets are held 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 Search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club on social media platforms to find us. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.

73 one and all, enjoy time with those close to you, stay safe out there and don’t forget the rush for toilet paper and lobsters.

Brad VK2NMZ
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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