The club will be holding a HF Operating night within the club on Tuesday the 29th September with doors opening from 5:30 PM.
This will primarily be focused towards foundation licence holders and those just coming into the hobby as well as those who may not have the capability to operate on HF frequencies at their QTH. If you are interested, you can contact the club directly via telephone, email, or via social media. details are available on the club’s website.
The Club will be hosting an education weekend at the club rooms with Foundation licence training on Saturday the 17th of October and licence assessments on Sunday the 18th. With limited places available, bookings are essential; RSVP to the Club’s education facilitator, Karen VK2AKB. Booking information is on the website, at; ccarc.org.au/education.
In line with the aforementioned education day, the club will be holding an outdoor adventure on the 17th of October which is also in line with JOTA weekend. The location is set for Kincumba Mountain Reserve located on Island View Drive, Kincumber. If you are interested in attending, please contact the club directly.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ, the evenings topic was “Amateur Radio, and working from home”. The discussions were quite varied with some stations stating they have been busier than ever with projects along with some delving into the world of DMR for the first time and had found it fascinating thus far. It seems that whilst many have been surrounded by 4 walls for many months, there is definitely no short of activity.
Club member Bob VK2AOR has now been hosting the morning tea net on the clubs 2m repeater for over 170 consecutive days. Bob has dedicated a large amount of his time running these nets and continues to receive check-ins from both local and international stations. What a mammoth effort and the Club’s executive team thanks Bob for his continued dedication with hosting the net.
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 on Facebook, just search for Central Coast Amateur Radio Club and give the club a “like” to follow for any updates.
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