The Clubs Executive team would like to announce the club will be re-opening its doors next week on Saturday the 4th of July from 10:30am, with a BBQ from around 11:30. The club will also be holding its first face to face general business meeting, starting at 1pm.
Things have changed slightly to make the clubrooms COVID compliant; physical distancing requirements mean that unfortunately, not everybody will be able to be in the clubrooms during meetings. Alternative arrangements will be set in place with External video conferencing options available.
The Club’s membership renewal date of the 1st of July, is fast approaching. Please make sure you renew your membership; you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to renew, or to check your current membership status.
The Clubs Annual General Meeting is coming up in August with a date to be announced next week.
The Clubs repeater team recently performed a change to the VK2RAG 2-meter repeater. Users will observe an increase in coverage area and the club thanks those involved in making this possible.
Club member Max VK2XOR has recently built a single-band Pico Tuner for 40 Meters.
One of the main goals for Max was to be able to throw the kit into pocket and quickly have a working station in a matter of minutes. Max made a successful contact to Merv VK3ADX who was over 800 kilometres away using CW on 4 watts. Very impressive. You can find out more about Max’s Project on the club’s website.
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; now we are up to day 87 of the net, with popularity gaining Australia wide.
The Club’s Thursday evening net this week, was facilitated by Brad VK2NMZ. Topic of the evening was, “What is your favourite band? And why? What do you use?”
This week we were joined by Wade VK1MIC from the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club who recently facilitated an online video stream of digital P25 trunking systems.
Both club nets are 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 clubs 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.