The club wishes to extend the unfortunate news of the passing of Alex Lee VK2HAT.
Alex was a kind, generous, compassionate and very well-respected member of the local community. He was A talented and clever professional, he also was very giving of his time to many deserving endeavours, to anyone in need. Alex was a key piece in the forming and creation of a major communications business on the Central Coast, and a dear friend to us all. The Club shares their condolences with the family and friends of Alex. A Service will be held in Wyong Next Week. Please reach out to the Club for details. Vale Alex, VK2HAT.
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 as well as both a Pedestrian and mobile fox hunt on Saturday the 29th of May. 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 email@example.com.
The website has recently been updated with a list of traders, exhibitors. For more information regarding this event, please check out the Mayham website at www.mayham.org.au as well as updates in future VK2WI bulletins.
A reminder for members that the next general business meeting is scheduled for next Saturday at the Clubrooms starting at 1pm. Online meeting links will be distributed soon.
The Club’s next foundation, training and assessment weekend will be on Saturday the 29th of May at the clubrooms with examinations following on Sunday the 30th May at Wyong Race Course, coinciding with the Mayham event. If you are interested in obtaining your licence or upgrading your existing licence, please reach out to the club’s education facilitator Karen VK2AKB at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club has made a change to repeater operations at VK2RAG, to conserve power coming into the winter months. Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM EST The only repeater services that will be available is the 2 Meter 146.725 MHz and the 2 meter 147.125 MHz and 70cm 438.800 MHz WICEN repeaters.
And speaking of WICEN, Last week, Central Coast WICEN members headed out to the Watagan Mountains to assist with a horse Endurance Ride event. The only casualty reported was a member’s exhaust pipe that decided to detach itself. Thank you to the members who were able to assist.
This week the Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Brad VK2NMZ with an open discussion about New toys and what have you purchased lately? Some members spoke about new Yaesu HF radios arriving, Antenna Matchers and comparing performances of the units and components to complete a kit build. It’s great to see that many are still getting out there and experimenting with new things. Thank you, Brad, for running the net.
Adrian VK2ABS hosted another Slow Scan Television net last Friday the 23rd of April at 7:30 PM on the 147.125 2 Meter WICEN repeater. The theme was Portable Operations. Many stations shared their images of getting out and about which was fantastic to see. The next net will be held on Friday the 7th of May.
If you have any feedback regarding this net, please reach out to the club directly with suggestions or feedback at email@example.com,
Bob VK2AOR and Dave VK2KFU continue with the clubs Morning Tea net every day. Whilst some check ins are starting to lighten up with many returning back to their workplace, the boys still continue to push through. A huge thanks go out to Bob and Dave for running these nets, it sure brightens up everyone’s day. Did you know the net has been running for over 12 months now? What a stellar effort!
Both nets are held on the VK2RAG 2 Metre repeater, 146.725Mhz with a 91.5hz sub audible tone and available via Echolink using CCARCNSW conference server or IRLP node 9509.
The club looking for more 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 www.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.