Central Coast Amateur Radio Club News – October 23, 2022
The club rooms at Kariong are open every Saturday.
Last week, the club held a successful Picnic & Portable day at Terrigal Haven that was attended by approximately twenty hams from CCARC and HADARC, making the most of a perfect spring day and seaside location.
Contacts were made on 40, 20 and 10 metres with openings to Mexico, USA and Japan. The picnic shelters, tables and benches were well used and grew quite a collection of antennas which attracted the attention of passers by. The club banner and information handouts helped with publicity. All had a great time and look forward to future events.
Last Saturday also saw members participate in JOTA and the VKFF Team Challenge.
The club is holding a “Christmas Ham” event starting in November; about which you can find out more from our web page or social media.
At the VK2RAG Somersby repeater site, the D-Star, Rad-Net DMR and 2m Echolink services are fully
functional. Brand Meister DMR and 70cm Echolink and IRLP are still on the sick list.
The club has a Web SDR at Somersby. Websdr.ccarc.org.au is configured to listen on 6 metres, 2 metres, 70 centimetres and 23 centimetres.
The daily Morning Tea Net is held at 10:00am each morning and after the VK2WI broadcast on Sunday
The Thursday evening net is held at 8:00pm on the same repeater and echolink conferences.
The Morning Tea and Thursday night nets are held on the VK2RAG repeater – 146.725 MHz with 91.5Hz tone, and on echolink through the HAM and CCARCNSW echolink conferences.
The Thursday night net is also video streamed live to the club’s Facebook page and recordings can be found in the “Videos” section.
You can find out more about the CCARC, our upcoming social events and other details that we can’t tell you about here on the web at ccarc.org.au, by phone on 02 4340 2500, or on social media by searching for “Central Coast Amateur Radio Club”. Remember to give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
73, Alan VK2MG
Publicity Officer, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Summary of Nets
VK2RAG 146.725 with 91.5Hz tone and echolink through the CCARCNSW and HAM Conferences
• The Morning Tea Net is held Daily at 10am and following the Broadcast on Sundays.
• The Weekly 2m Net is held on Thursday night at 8pm.