The Clubs executive team have been monitoring the ongoing health situation within the Central Coast area and are happy to announce that the CCARC rooms will be reopening for general access and face to face meetings.
The first general business meeting is scheduled for Saturday the 6th of February at 13:00 where The Clubrooms opened back up yesterday and with news spreading fast, a number of members dropped by to say hello for the first time in months.
The Team wishes to advise the 2021 Wyong Field Day is still scheduled to go ahead.
The Field Day will have many of the usual activities with some slight social distancing attached.
Enquiries for the car boot sales have been quite popular along with exhibitor enquiries including the facilitation of VK & US exams.
If you are interested in attending, providing an informational lecture or are looking to sell goods at the car boot sale, be an exhibitor and would like to register or obtain further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please keep in mind that this event is subject to Government health advice which the team are monitoring closely. Updates will be provided as progress continues.
For the latest information, please check out the club’s website and Social Media platforms.
The Club wishes to advise of some temporary changes to repeater availability for a short period of time whilst maintenance is carried out. The P25 439.950 MHz mixed mode repeater, the 2 Meter 146.6375 MHz and 70cm 438.325 MHz D-Star system is currently off air. In the interim P25 & D-Star services will be available via the 438.875 MHz MMDVM repeater.
Speaking of Repeaters, A VK-DMR based repeater in conjunction with the ARNSW Radio Network Group was recently placed into service and reports are the coverage is great! The Club appreciates the support from ARNSW with this project. The repeater is accessible on 438.850 MHz with a negative 7.0mhz offset with VK-DMR based talk groups.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was open mic due to the club’s regular hosts being unavailable.
Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU have been mixing it up during the week with the clubs Morning Tea net. Bob will be hosting the net on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with Dave VK2KFU hosting on Tuesdays and Thursdays. with Dave’s experience facilitating nets along with his own spin on “This Day in History” it is a very enjoyable net to be involved with, 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 and via Echolink on ccarcnsw or IRLP node 9509.
Speaking of nets, to mix things up even further, the clubs youngest member Adrian VK2ABS is putting together a SSTV net on our 438.075 MHz repeater on Friday evenings. If you’re interested in taking part, keep an eye on the club’s website and social media and put forward your interests.
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.