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News 28.03.2021

News 28.03.2021

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. 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 mayham@ccarc.org.au.

For the latest up to date news and information regarding this event, please check out the Mayham website at www.mayham.org.au and social media.

Yesterday, Karen VK2AKB held a foundation education and training session for candidates at the clubrooms and today is holding examinations. Good luck to the candidates and thankyou Karen. The next scheduled education days are during the clubs Mayham event on the last weekend of May. 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 education@ccarc.org.au

Yesterday Steve VK2SKC, Henrick VK2FTDR and Brad VK2NMZ attended the Westlake’s Amateur Radio Club car boot sale on with a van load of items. The day was a success with lots of bargains to be found, a fantastic BBQ and some great coffee. The grounds were packed with lots of people running around with their hands full of goodies. The club thanks Westlakes ARC team for hosting the event and will be sure to attend again next time.

Afterwards, Brad VK2NMZ and Henrick VK2FTDR headed out to the Newcastle coastline and operated Portable from up near Fort Scratchley which is a former defence installation built in 1882. What a great way to see the afternoon out. Several members of the public were in awe over how clear some European and USA stations were coming through on the 20M Band.

This week the Club’s Thursday evening net this week was hosted by Jaye VK2FOMG with a discussion about what other side hobbies do you enjoy? and as it turns out a number of stations share very similar passions. Thank you to Jaye for facilitating the net.

Adrian VK2ABS hosted a successful Slow Scan Television net last Friday the 26th of March on the VK2RAG WICEN 2 Meter Repeater. Several Stations checked in including Chris VK2CJB, Dan VK2GG and Alan VK2MG. It’s fantastic to see many operators sharing the same enjoyment from SSTV as Adrian does.
If you have any feedback regarding this net, please reach out to the club directly with suggestions or feedback at ccarc@ccarc.org.au, The next net is scheduled for Friday the 9th of April.

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?

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.

Brad VK2NMZ
Vice-President & Publicity, Central Coast Amateur Radio Club.

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