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News 08.09.2019

Last month’s Shahzada 400km Horse Enduro held to its promise of all four seasons in one day, and sometimes all at once, but it is not known whether the infamous “St. Albans Fade” took place (wherein it is not possible to communicate with Base until the rising sun burns off the mist). Several members took…
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IRLP / EchoLink Hello World!

Hello World! As you may (or may not) be aware, the CCARC repeater crew have been working hard behind the scenes to bring IRLP and Echolink functionality to the local 2 Meter repeater. The VHF IRLP  Room #6060 is now working and is accessible worldwide. The UHF IRLP will continue to be worked on and…
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News 18.08.2019

Please note that the VK2RAG D-Star service is still out of action due to what could best be described as a hardware failure (although a more technical term is not fit to be put to air). It will be a complex process to rebuild the system with Ian VK2HK at the helm, so members are…
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News 04.08.2019

The digital P25 service at VK2RAG is now operational again, but D-Star is still not working at the time of writing; be sure that the IT Team is working as hard as possible to restore normal services. Also, a reminder that the weekly 2m net is now held at 7pm (on Thursday) during the winter…
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News 28.07.2019

The digital services at VK2RAG (D-Star and P25) were out of service at the time of writing, although given your scribe’s faulty crystal ball they will probably be operational by the time this item goes to air. Also, a reminder that the weekly 2m net is now held at 7pm (on Thursday) during the winter…
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News 30.06.2019

Last week’s lecture was by Graham VK2GRA, who provided instruction on soldering and desoldering different-sized IC chips using the ceramic substrate hybrid versions. These chips require a longer time to remove without charring the board. A number of kits were provided by Tom VK2VC so that members can practise at home; further information is available…
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News 23.06.2019

Listeners are reminded that progress is being made on the VK2EHQ packet BBS. There is too much detail to be included here, but it works as it used to, and in a nod to progress it is also available from the Internet. Members will have received full details via the usual channels. However, Peter is…
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News 16.06.2019

Yesterday’s lecture on the GPS was postponed because Dave VK2KFU came down with a case of the serious sniffles and doesn’t want to share it; he hopes to be back in action soon. And in a blast from the past, members may be interested to know that progress is being made on the VK2EHQ packet…
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News 09.06.2019

The Club’s Publicity Officer now has proper email working again, and he thanks members for their forbearance as he grappled with Gmail’s ugly interface. The next Club lecture will be by Dave VK2KFU on the 15th June, on the GPS; if you want to know where you are, why and how, it should not be…
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Surface Mount Soldering

The CCARC was proud to host Graham, VK2GRA’s lecture and practical demonstration of surface mount soldering. During the lecture, excellent information was provided that detailed many crucial characteristics of solder, and the importance of soldering techniques and stress concentrations in solder joints. After Graham’s delivery of theory, he provided a practical demonstration of surface mount…
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