With the Trans-Tasman low band contest last week, some club members are itching to get into contesting again and with the International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend along with the Remembrance Day contest over the 15th to 16th of August, it is sure to be busy times.
A reminder that annual club membership is due for renewal. Please contact the clubs treasurer if you are unsure of your membership status.
The club’s next monthly business meeting will be held on Saturday the 1st of August from 13:00.
With some changes to internal infrastructure, we may have some difficulties with performing effective video conferencing, however, the club will work with the resources available on the day.
The Clubs Annual General Meeting is being held on the 15th of August 2020.
The Annual General Meeting will be available both via face to face on the club premise and via Video Conference where details will be supplied closer to the date.
Position nomination forms have been distributed to the club’s email distribution list and are also available from the clubrooms.
At Present, Social distancing mandates a maximum of 10 occupants within the club’s primary meeting room and 4 occupants within the club radio room.
Pending weather, the club will try to accommodate external parties within the undercover area outside via video link, however, space will be limited under the four-square meter rule
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. This was a concept that was formed after the clubs Thursday evening net and has now grown into a significant achievement; After the club’s previous announcement, a further consensus was taken regarding the future of daily nets.
At this point, the nets will still continue, however subject to net control availability.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ. The topic of the evening was, “Portable Operations and You”
This net ran for around 90 minutes with some amazing stories shared of SOTA and Parks activations to elaborate dedicated portable HF kits. On a side note, Club member Max VK2XOR has a small form radio kit with a wire that fits into a tea leaf container, make sure you check it out the blog post on the clubs’ website.
The Thursday evening net is held 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 club’s 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 www.ccarc.org.au; or on Facebook, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.
Vice-President, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.