CRARC Committee February update email #Committee_update

Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club

CRARC Committee February update email #Committee_update

The CRARC committee meets on-line on the second Wednesday of the month, to discuss the running of CRARC. This email is an outline of items covered and other topics potentially of interest to CRARC members and is promulgated to keep members aware of what is going on.

On Wednesday 28th Feb 2024 (Wednesday week), the CRARC Annual General Meeting will be held at the club rooms, doors opening 7:30 for an 8pm kickoff. A reminder, we will also be raffling off the remaining three Retevis RT3S 2/70 DMR/Analogue handheld radio packages to financial club members only (for details please see VK1News email of 27 Sep)

Club membership is running well, with 198 financial members. As always, if you have any membership queries, contact Graham on

CRARC maintains a number of Beacons and Repeaters.




Isaacs 2m Analogue


Long term U/S due QRM from adjacent site

Isaacs 2m D-star


Ongoing packet loss issues due link issues

Isaacs 2m beacon



Isaacs 70cm Analogue


Includes IRLP and Echolink

Isaacs 70cm DMR



Bulls Head 2m Analogue



Ginini 2m Analogue



Ginini 2m APRS



Ginini 70cm Analogue



Ginini 23cm Beacon


Varying signal levels may be experienced due antenna having slipped to a 45degree angle.


The repeaters appear to be running without issue, but if you notice any issues with repeater performance, please advise the committee by email.

On the education front, Amanda VK1WX advises the education group are now confident enough with the new processes to run the next Foundation course which is planned for the weekend of 16/17 March 2024. Eventbrite bookings are now open for this course. Out of session examinations can still be conducted by arrangement with Amanda and the other members of the education team.

For WICEN, the next event requiring significant assistance from members is the National Capital Rally (aka the Rally of Canberra) which is to be held 5-7 April 2024. Further correspondence and a call for volunteers will be sent out to the WICEN members shortly.

Upgrades and work continues on the shack at the clubrooms in slow time. We anticipate the shack will continue to evolve as upgrades and changes are made. A reminder that the shack is open for use by members when the club rooms are open for normal meetings.

At the AGM, several motions will be put forward to the members to be voted on including an amended club objectives.


Matt VK1MA

For the CRARC Committee