As mentioned last week, club members have been working to preparing the club rooms, and we are excited to announce the club will be re-opening its doors on Saturday the 4th of July from 10:30am, with a BBQ from around 11:30. The club will also be holding its first face to face general business meeting, starting at 1pm.
Things have changed slightly to make the clubrooms COVID compliant; physical distancing requirements mean that unfortunately, not everybody will be able to be in the clubrooms during meetings. Alternative arrangements will be set in place with External video conferencing options available.
The Club’s membership renewal date of the 1st of July, is fast approaching. Please make sure you renew your membership; you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to renew, or to check your current membership status.
The Clubs would like to acknowledge Max VK2XOR and Brad VK2NMZ for their work on the clubs digital D-star repeater. The service will soon be back online, awaiting final details from the D-Star trust server team.
Did you know; the Club’s education facilitator, Karen VK2AKB, is an AMC Level 3 assessor and the club has the capability to perform remote education and assessment sessions? If you are interested, please contact Karen by email, to; email@example.com.
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. Something that start out small, has grown into a significant achievement; now we are up to day 80 of the net, with checkins daily from stations across the globe.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week, was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ. Topic of the evening was, “Have you built a radio-related device from scratch and what was it?”
We were joined by stations from Florida, Scotland, England and all over Australia with some fantastic examples provided ranging from building a tower from scratch using upcycled parts, to an Amateur TV transmitter along with many other small projects.
The standout comment was from Carmel, VK2CAR who provided insight to her homebrew electric vehicle conversation, it was absolutely incredible.
The club wishes to thank those who frequently check in from different locations. It means a lot to the club and shows how much of an impact the club has made and the geographical footprint they have achieved.
Both club nets are 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 ccarc.org.au; or on Facebook, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Brad VK2NMZVice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.