Yesterday, the club attended the Westlake’s Amateur Radio Club’s car boot sale, and what an amazing day it was! There were plenty of bargains to be had all around, The Club set up a table at Teralba clubrooms and had there were some great conversations and banter during the event. As the weather was kind to us, both the CCARC and Westlake’s headed up to Mount Sugarloaf for a BBQ and some Portable HF operations, it was the first combined club activity for many years and the club looks forward to working closely with the Westlake’s team for future events. A thanks goes to all the club members who assisted with both sorting through the equipment and attending the day and selling the items on behalf of the club
Yesterday saw the club’s education facilitator Karen VK2AKB hold a foundation training day with assessments happening within the clubrooms as this broadcast is read out.
The Classroom reached capacity and the club is in the works of planning the next education and assessment weekend for 2021. If you have missed out on this session and would like to have a place at our next day, please email the clubs education facilitator Karen VK2AKB via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club is in planning mode for the upcoming 2021 Wyong Field Day. Lock the date into your calendar’s folks, Sunday the 28th of February, Subject to Government health advice. Updates will be provided as progress continues. For up to date 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 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 talk groups.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ, the evenings topic was “car boot sales & flea markets – what is your best buy?” One station recalled purchasing a Bird Watt meter with all the connectors for $10, whilst another purchased a portable QRP for an incredibly cheap price. A Thank you to all the stations that participate in the net both locally and interstate.
Today marks day 233 that Bob VK2AOR has facilitated the Morning tea net on the VK2RAG 2 Meter repeater. The club would like to acknowledge Bob for the enormous effort he has dedicated and continues to receive check-ins from both local and international stations.
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.
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.