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

News 21.02.2021

News 21.02.2021

The club wishes to announce the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club “Mayham” event will be held on Sunday the 30th of May 2021 at Wyong Race Course. For the patrons who have attended the Wyong Field Day for many years, It’s the same event, but with a fresh date and new name. For those are looking to attend, be a trader or exhibitor, please email the team at mayham@ccarc.org.au.

For the latest up to date news and information regarding this event, please check out the club’s website and social media.

The Clubs Newsletter Smoke Signals continues to deliver with some great content, Henrick VK2FTDR has been fantastic with taking on the role and the club encourages all members to give it a read each month and provide feedback to the club. Henrick is also on the prowl for content, big or small, the club would love to hear what you have been up to radio/electronics related… or even just so inclined. Even just a few sentences and a photo.

The Clubs wishes to advise they will be holding education, training and examination sessions on the 27th and 28th of March. If you are interested in obtaining your licence or upgrading your existing licence, please reach out to the clubs education facilitator Karen VK2AKB at education@ccarc.org.au

The Club will be at the Westlakes Amateur Radio Club car boot sale on Saturday the 27th March with many items available for purchase.

The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Brad VK2NMZ. The evenings topic this week was Shortwave Listening – Do you do it? Jaye VK2FOMG mentioned he is interested in doing a Shortwave radio receiver shoot out with his ever-growing collection of receivers. Ray VK2HJW spoke of Radio New Zealand and DRM shortwave.

Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net during the weeks with check ins still coming in strong. A huge thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running the nets, it’s greatly appreciated.

Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone. Echolink & IRLP is currently unavailable due to a hardware failure but the repeater team are working on it.

The Club is undergoing an infrastructure upgrade at the repeater site and during this time, Digital repeater services may be spotty, however, afterwards the services will be much more stable with the upgraded equipment that will also be utilising the 44 net which is a dedicated IP service for radio amateurs. If you haven’t heard of this, we recommend you check it out.

Club President Jaye VK2FOMG has provided in excess of 1000ah worth of 12-volt batteries for use at the clubs repeater site has provided an uplift in available off-grid storage. This will be sure to help keep the lights on at the repeater site during the winter months. Thank you, Jaye.

The club looking for operators to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the RAAF. This is a great opportunity to get out on the bands and share in celebrating this momentous occasion portable or otherwise. If club members are interested in participating, please reach out to the club directly.

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.

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

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