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WIANEWS for week commencing Aug 30 2009

rd logs show many operators selected the wrong operating category

TWO HAMS SAFE FOLLOWING KABUL BLAST

qld clubs to join the presidents lunch in november

SUNSPOTS TO VANISH COMPLETELY BY 2015

murray marathon is all systems go

NO MORE Q CODE SUFFIXES

mp3 podcast of this news now uniquely named with the date in the title


All up and coming in this edition of
WIANEWS for week commencing Aug 30


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Does your Amateur Radio Club have its details on the WIA website?

Are they up to date?

The 2010 Callbook is now in preparation, and whatever your Club has on the
website, that's what the Callbook will publish.

If an update is needed, please do it NOW!!!!!





THIS MOBILE DXPEDITION NEEDS OPERATORS:-

It's a Three-to-six month DX expedition "mobile" in a restored 1971 VW van
from Mexico to Tierra del Fuego. beginning November this year.

Needed are:-

OM's and YL's for an arduous journey

Low price
High drama

From the searing heat of the Amazon jungle to the bitter cold of windswept
Cape Horn.

Please note that a safe return is anticipated!

For more information, contact K 0 GMO

gorvonj4@frontiernet.net
or phone/fax K0GMO John Croonquist 406-837-0525."

Any takers?





VK0

Still chasing Antarctica ?

Amateur radio operator Bob Paton VK0BP, is currently working at Antarctica
Davis Base Station, until November 1. Check about 1500-1800 UTC on 20 meters
(14.0-14.350 MHZ) on SSB and PSK31.

Shortwave Central blog says Bob may also activate other field huts in the area
where he will sign-on as VK0BP/P.

For additional details from Bob consult his web page vk0bp.org

(shortwave central)





VK2

THE HUNTER RADIO GROUP HAS ARRANGED A TRIP TO THE KURRAJONG RADIO MUSEUM FOR
SEPT 26 LEAVING 8 AM.

THE COST WILL BE AROUND $40

WE INVITE ANY LISTENER IN THE AREA TO JOIN EM ON THIS OUTING AND TO CONTACT
GRAHAME VK2FA ON 04 1868 63 97 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR CATCH HIM ON AIR.

(WestLakes News)





VK3

Oct 16th at 7:30pm sees the Midland Amateur Radio Club's DATV presentation
by Peter Cossins.
The DATV presentation is at the Midland Amateur Radio Club, Scout Hall in
Vine street Bendigo.





VK4
web service local news:- www.wiaq.com/qnews/upload/qnewsbcast.htm
local news email qnews-vk-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
VKR Roundup http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+and+Alerts/Media+Releases/

WIA Queensland Advisory Committee Chairman, Don Wilschefski VK4BY has put out
the annual invitation for the WIA Queensland Club's President's lunch
with Michael Owen and Vice President Ewan Mcleod.

Sunday 15th November at the Geebung- Zillmere RSL club.

As in previous years, the intention is for one or two representatives from
each radio club in the state to attend.

To reserve your place, please email Don
qac@wia.org.au





PODCASTS

Hello everybody, I'm Bryan VK3HXR with a couple of words about the WIA
National News Podcast.

That's right podcast.

A podcast is simply an audio file distributed somewhat automatically via RSS.

And 'RSS' is a system where programs query a small summary file on websites
rather than you, the user, loading the whole website every time you want to
check if there's anything new.

Think of it as "email for audio". The software checks every so often in the
background and when there's a new episode it downloads it and notifies you
it's ready to play.

So, why is this so good? Well, just about every web browser, email client and
music playing software knows how to download podcasts and if you subscribe to
the WIA News Podcast you'll get the newest news bulletin as soon as it's
uploaded!

So if you want to listen to the freshest Amateur Radio news on any MP3 player
while you're mowing the lawn, to burn it to a CD and listen to it on your way
to work in the morning or play it in the background between DX contacts in
the wee hours of the morning, the WIA News Podcast is yours, any time you
want it.

Now the MP3 file has been available for a while and has always been used by
the HF, repeater and IRLP broadcasters. If you're involved with putting the
news to air, you'll love the new system, especially if you're writing
automation scripts. Every episode is now uniquely named with the date in the
title and there are command line podcatchers (like 'hpodder') to make your
life easier. No more wondering if the downloaded wianews_128.mp3 file is the
most current one - you'll know it is.

So head over to the wia.org.au website and you'll find the podcast link on
the News Broadcast Page in the News and Events section. And if you're an
iTunes user, you'll find it in the iTunes Podcast Directory by searching for
'Wireless Institute'.

Give it a go this week and never miss the news again!

'hpodder' commandline podcatcher (linux/posix & OSX)
http://software.complete.org/software/projects/show/hpodder

'Armangil's' commanline podcatcher (windows, linux/posix & OSX)
(requires Ruby)
http://podcatcher.rubyforge.org/





EDUCATION YOUTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF AMATEUR RADIO
www.hamcollege.com.au


Oct 10 - 11 will see Foundation License training & examinations for all
grades conducted by S.R.A.G. in VK5.

Foundation license training on Saturday with examinations for all grades on
the Sunday.

Please ring Paul Hoffmann on 0418803177
email network@internode.on.net





Rating of juniors in Russia

S.R.R. has founded a rating of radio amateurs - juniors, whose age does not
exceed 19 years.

The rating is the competition points scored within a year.

The junior in every contest receives a certain quantity of points for
performance. Points for different contests then develop.

Following the results of a year the best young radio sportsman and the best
team of young sportsmen of Russia is defined.

According to preliminary data some 50 young radio fans will participate





SWISS ARISS contact successful

Saturday 22 August saw Swiss Girl and Boy Scouts establish a radio contact
with E.S.A. astronaut Frank De Winne, ON 1 DWN, on board the International
Space Station.

The international year of astronomy inspired a few scout/guides to create a
special scout event, the Astrocamp 2009, where participants from 5 to 20 years
will earn scout qualifications in astronomy and space technology,
communication technologies, journalism and public relation.

Held over 3 Saturdays, some 100 are expected to qualify.

The contact coordinator Rolf HB9TSO and his technical team set up a satellite
station with automatic antenna tracking as well as a backup vertical antenna.

Astronaut Frank De Winne answered 12 questions in the time slot.
He explained for example that the astronauts onboard the ISS always have the
meal together sitting around the table and discussing what happened during
the day.





ARNEWSLINE ANNOUNCES 2009 YHOTY WINNER: ANDREW KOENIG, KE5GDB

A 15 year old from Houston, Texas, has been selected as the 2009 Amateur
Radio Newsline Young Ham of the Year. This, based on his dedication to
public service as well as working to bring kids, teens and adults into
the hobby.

The Life Scout, who is just shy of his 16th birthday, is working to earn
the Eagle rank and was ecstatic to learn he had been chosen for special
recognition by Newsline.

Andrew Koenig, KE5GDB, received his award at the 2009 Huntsville
Hamfest at the Von Braun Centre, Alabama.





CALIFORNIA TEACHER TURNING OUT SCHOOL AGE HAMS

Amateur radio is finding a receptive young audience among some
California school age youngsters. This, according to an article in the
Los Angeles Times who says that teenagers in one Los Angeles middle school
have been discovering shortwave radio and getting their ham radio licenses
all thanks to science teacher Karl Beutel, KE6MAO.

Some 75 teenagers have already become licensed amateur radio operators!

You can read the LA Times story at
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-teen-radio25-2009jul25,0,1740751.story?\track=rss





INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to RSGB, Southgate AR Club, the ARRL,
Amateur Radio Newsline, NZART and the WW sources of the WIA.

SOUTH AFRICA - NO MORE Q CODE SUFFIXES

I.C.A.S.A. has confirmed that the authority has blocked call sign suffixes
that are part of the Q codes and SOS. A few amateurs' and one club call sign
are in the Q-code group. When these call signs are no longer used, they will
also be added to the blocked list.
Radio amateurs who have call signs with Q-code suffixes are urged to apply for
a change in call sign.





USA UNCERTIFIED VIDEO TRANSMITTER

The FCC has issued an official Citation to Hobby Lobby International for
marketing what the agency terms as non-compliant radio frequency
devices. According to the Commission, these devices called Pilot View FPV
2400 video transmitter exceeded the maximum radiated power limit for a Part
15 device.

Back on March 5th, the FCC's Spectrum Enforcement Division sent Hobby
Lobby International a Letter of Inquiry asking if the Tennessee company was
marketing an unauthorized radio frequency device through its website. The
company responded by telling the FCC that they began selling the Pilot
View FPV 2400 video transmitter in May of 2008 and so far had sold 109
units of the device in the United States. Hobby Lobby also noted that the
Australian manufacturer of the transmitter had represented to them that the
device was FCC compliant.

The company was then told by the FCC that future violations of this sort
could lead to monetary forfeitures of up to $16,000 for each violation or
each DAY a violation continued.





USA - BROADCASTER FINED FOR AVIATION BAND INTERFERENCE

The FCC has affirmed a $4000 fine issued against California based Playa Del
Sol Broadcasters. This after it determined that a broadcast translator at
its transmit site was causing interference to three frequencies in the
aviation band. Bruce Tennant, K6PZW, from Amateur Radio NewsLine reports
a complaint of interference regarding the aviation frequency of 122.875 MHz.

This was identified as having the same audio as station KRCK on 97.7 MHz
in Mecca, California. That's a station licensed to Playa del Sol

On March 13, 2008, an agent from the San Diego Office travelled to the
Indian Wells and was able to detect the audio of KRCK on three separate
frequencies in the VHF aviation band. These were 109.5 MHz, 122.2 MHz, and
136.1 MHz. The agent also determined that the three signals were emanating
from the KRCK studio.

Playa del Sol Broadcasting was given the customary 30 days to pay or to
file an appeal.


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RSGB NEWS FROM G4NJH

VU2ZH ready for emergencies in India

The Amateur Radio Society of India has signed a memorandum of
understanding with the Indian Red Cross Society, Bangalore and an
amateur radio station with the callsign VU2ZH.

It will be inaugurated on 12th October by the Governor of Karnataka
State. The station will be available as a club station in Bangalore
for amateurs and will also serve as an emergency communications
station. The station is accessible 24 hours a day and will also have
emergency power. It has HF and VHF capability.

Efforts are being made to replicate this elsewhere in India.


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NEWS FROM ARNEWSLINE

TWO HAMS SAFE FOLLOWING KABUL BLAST

Two hams are safe after a bomb blast rips through a crowded area in
Kabul, Afghanistan. One of them is Steve Herman, T6AD, who is a news
reporter on assignment in Kabul, 2nd is Jim McLaughlin, T6AF.

This occurred Saturday, August 15th. Sadly, that blast did kill at least
seven people and injured nearly 100.

"In my case I was at my hotel a few miles away when the explosion
occurred. I'm a news correspondent by profession and as you might
guess, I did what any newsman would do in a situation like this. I
quickly began filing news reports, in my case for the Voice of America.

Jim McLaughlin, T6AF, lives a lot closer to the explosion than I do. He
reports a couple of windows in his residence adjacent to the US Embassy,
were blown out but his shack is fine. Thankfully, he was not there at
the time.

Ironically Jim and I had held our first eyeball QSO only 24 hours
earlier. In fact, we met very close to the spot where the bomb went
off. That was near the front gate of NATO's military headquarters in
the Afghan capital. As far as we know, we may be the only two hams who
are actually on the air from this war torn nation.

In Kabul, Afghanistan, I'm Steve Herman, T6AD, for the Amateur Radio Newsline.


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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

A practical example of the Emergency feature on the FT-60R

After testing the Emergency feature of the FT-60R, a web poster has
created the following for your enjoyment. Please... enjoy.


From the manual:

"Use this feature if you are out on a walk and want a quick way of alerting a
family member to a dangerous situation. The alarm sound may discourage an
attacker and allow you to escape."


Mr. Ham : "It's a lovely day for a walk."

Attacker: "I'm going to attack you."

Mr. Ham : "Wait right there, Mr. Attacker while I unlock my FT-60R keypad,
place it in VFO mode, set the volume to maximum, and hold down the
Emergency key shortcut for 2 seconds."

FT-60R: *blink, blink, blink* *beep, beep, beep*

Mr. Ham: "Ah ha! Now Mr. Attacker, my blinking LCD display and DTMF keypad
will blind you while the beeping sound will disorient you."

Attacker: "Oh no!"

Mr. Ham: "In 60 seconds, my FT-60R will also send SOS de CALLSIGN via CW
on the UHF calling frequency and any amateur radio operator within
1/2 mile who both knows the frequency of and is monitoring the
UHF calling frequency will hear *beep, beep* on his radio too.

He will then return home and either retrieve his UHF direction
finding go-kit or improvise some from the ARRL Handbook. When he
returns and locates my position, he will then call the authorities
and inform them of my situation."

Attacker: "I am discouraged."



Thanks Nick! (tongue in cheek)





OPERATIONAL NEWS -

ON AIR CONTEST COLUMN - D A T E L I N E 2009

AUG 29 - 30 ALARA CONTEST (29th)

SEPT 19 WESTLAKES CUP

OCT 3 - 4 OCEANIA CONTESTS - SSB
OCT 10 - 11 OCEANIA CONTESTS - CW
OCT 24 - 25 CQ WORLD WIDE SSB

NOV 1 ZL STRAIGHT KEY NIGHT
NOV 28 - 29 VK SPRING VHF-UHF FIELD DAY
NOV 28 - 29 CQ WORLD WIDE CW

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ON AIR CONTEST COLUMN - D A T E L I N E 2010

March 21-22 John Moyle Field Day





Peter Harding VK4OD the RD Contest Manager says RD logs are coming in fast
BUT many operators have selected the wrong operating category.


"for instance, they have selected the OPEN category when in fact they have
only operated in Voice mode, and in other instances they selected Phone when
all their contacts they made were in CW, little mistakes like this, could,
very well cost them a winning situation.

Another common misuse of the Computer logging programs is that they generated
a .TXT file instead of the .CSV format. In order to check the logs I need to
print out all the Electronic logs and lets say when they are in .TXT format
that someone that has 300 to 400 points can run into 20 or so pages, whereas
in .CSV format we are down to 6 to 7 pages, thus saving costly Paper and Inks,
Something to bear in mind for the future.

To those that have NOT yet logged their logs please remember you only have to
last Mail Monday the 15th September for them to reach me, and PLEASE send your
Electronic logs to rdlogs@wia.org.au in order that the other scrutineers also
receive your logs".





Westlakes Cup on September 19 is another Westlakes Amateur Radio Club Contest.

2 sections, open, for Standard and Advanced and, F call, for Foundation class.

Full details can be found on Westlakes Homepage www.westlakesarc.org.au





The Spring Field Day (UHF-VHF VK) will be held on November 28/29, later in the
month than in past years. An ideal time to spend a balmy weekend on a
hilltop! We are told more details are on the WIA contest page.





2009 NZART STRAIGHT KEY NIGHT
1 November 08:00-11:00 UTC
80m CW
www.nzart.org.nz/contests





SPECIAL EVENT CALLS, BEACON DX AND NET ADVICE
hf nets ON the net, www.timroberts-vk4yeh.id.au/

GB 40 WAB 40th anniversary of the WAB Till Dec 31

OZ 1658 ROS 350th anniversary of the Treaty of Roskilde Till Dec 31

VARIOUS SM STATIONS USING 1658 (Treaty of Roskilde) Till Dec 31


VI 2 SRC 50 Summerland Clubs 50th Anniversary (VK2) Till Aug 31

VP 9 400 /home call 400th Anniversary of Bermuda Till Dec 31

VR 2009 EAG The 5th East Asian Games Hong Kong Till Dec 31

YL 90 AIR 90yrs of Latvian Air Force Till Dec 31





WIRELESS WEATHER

Are sunspots normal this cycle?

This week my eye caught some reporting by two scientists from the US National
Solar Observatory, William Livingston and Matthew Penn, whose paper in the
journal of the American Geophysical Union asks and answers the question, "Are
Sunspots Different During This Solar Minimum?"

Quoting their paper, "Something is unusual about the current sunspot cycle.
The current minimum has been unusually long, and with more than 670 days
without sunspots through June 2009, the number of spotless days has not been
equalled since 1933. The solar wind is reported to be in a uniquely low energy
state since space measurements began nearly 40 ago."

They ask, "Why is a lack of sunspot activity interesting?" when mention the
Maunder Minimum, a period of 70 years "from 1645 to 1715, [when] the Sun
entered a period of low activity... [that] could explain the low temperatures
recorded in Europe during the Little Ice Age."

Using a telescope at Kitt Peak in Arizona, "the observations showed that the
magnetic strength in sunspots were decreasing with time, independent of the
sunspot cycle. A simple linear extrapolation of these data suggests that
sunspots might completely vanish by 2015."


They also say that, "although the Sun's magnetic polarity has reversed and
the new solar cycle has been detected, most of the new cycle's spots have
been 'pores' [tiny sunspots] without penumbrae." The penumbra is the
filamented edge of the sunspot where the magnetic force lines run across the
surface, rather than the darker, central umbra where the lines are largely
vertical.

Livingston and Penn say that, "Recent observations of small spots suggest that
the relationship between umbral magnetic field strength and infrared
intensity... has remained constant. This reveals that sunspots seen currently
still follow the same infrared intensity and magnetic field strength
relationship seen in previous years. Instead, magnetically weaker sunspots are
seen more frequently now in conjunction with high infrared intensities."

This means that, "the vigour of sunspots, in terms of magnetic intensity, has
greatly diminished..." and data "shows the decrease in field strength now
found with respect to time (1992-2009), which still shows a linear trend of
the solar cycle."

Livingston and Penn say, with characteristic scientific restraint, "whether
this is an omen of long-term sunspot decline, analogous of the [70 year]
Maunder Minimum, remains to be seen."

For WIA National News, I'm Peter Ellis VK1PE


Reference:

"Are Sunspots Different During This Solar Minimum?", William Livingston and
Matthew Penn, Eos Transactions, American Geophysical Union, Vol 90, No 30, 28
July 2009, pages 257-264"





BROADCAST MONITORING SWL AND SCANNER NEWS
aus_scanner@yahoogroups.com
http://www.scanaustralia.bigpondhosting.com
www.scanvictoria.com
www.tinyurl.com/BITS-026 (A receiver located in NY USA)


Chinese authorities have made frequency adjustments midway during A09,
affecting all transmissions which were previously operating in the new
exclusive worldwide amateur radio service band 7100-7200 kHz.

These regional services are affected:

Xizang Peoples' Broadcasting Service - Lhasa

Broadcasts on 7125 and 7170 have been moved to 7255 and 7450:
7255 (replacing 7125)
Tibetan 7450 (replacing 7170)



Broadcasts on 7120, 7155 and 7195 have been moved to 11975, 7230 and 7205:
11975 (replacing 7120)
7230 (replacing 7155)
7205 (replacing 7195)

(Reported by DF5SX and DJ9KR and sourced to iaru monitoring service)





4,500 Thai radio stations register to go legal

More than 4,500 community radio stations in Thailand have registered under a
National Telecommunications Commission scheme to become legal broadcasters.

About 95 percent of the country's community radio stations signed up for the
300-day trial licence.

Stations which did not register by last Monday's deadline but continued to
operate are now considered illegal.

It is interesting to note While the Thai Radio Commission could not shut down
stations that failed to register, it could take action against them for
illegal broadcasting. The NTC could file complaints with the police against
stations which operate without a licence and charge them for the unlicensed
use of transmitters and radio frequencies.

Community stations which have registered under the scheme can broadcast for
300 days but their programme content must not incite political unrest
and violence, offend the monarchy or disrupt social morals.

(sourced to Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)





MEDIA WATCH
www.wiaq.com/admin/uploads/weeklytally.rtf
www.cq-amateur-radio.com/WorldRadio.html


YouTube SO-50 Amateur Radio Satellite Contact

A video on YouTube shows an Amateur Radio Satellite SO-50 contact between
VK6MJ in Perth WA and VK2ZAZ in New South Wales at the Wyong Field Day 2009.
Geoff VK2ZAZ is using handheld FM equipment.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- DIGITAL
Australian Coordinator for TCPIP domains is Indy vk2xb@wia.org.au


CHIRP D-STAR programming software

Radio Amateurs have developed a extensive range of open-source and freeware
radio communications software.

One example of this is CHIRP, a Windows/Linux/MacOSX program that can program
ICOM D-STAR radios.

CHIRP is a cross-platform, cross-radio programming tool.

It works on Windows and Linux (and soon, MacOSX). It can program all of the
ICOM D-STAR (or D-STAR-capable) radios and exchange data between them.

CHIRP also supports limited operation with the Icom ID-RP D-STAR DV and DD
repeaters.


CHIRP
http://chirp.danplanet.com/wiki/

CHIRP Beginners Guide
http://chirp.danplanet.com/wiki/BeginnersGuide





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FINAL FRONTIER

AMSAT-VK UNOFFICIAL HF Net.
2nd Sunday each month.
April through October 1000 UTC 3.685 MHz
November through March 0900 UTC 7.068 MHz


AMSAT North America has received approval from the Air Force Space
Command to continue re-distribution of Keplerian elements data sourced
from the Space Track website.. This means that the AMSAT Keplerian
Elements in verbose format and the 2-line format can be freely
distributed by those who receive them from AMSAT.

The agreement covers the period of April 1, 2009 to April 1, 2010.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- POLICE
http://www.iparc.nl

ZS9WRR on the air

The Servamus Community Police Forum and Emcom Amateur Radio Wing ZS9WRR
are now active on the air.

South Africa's first community police forum orientated emcom amateur radio
station, which is directly linked as a partner to the South African police
services, the first line of safety and security in South Africa, became active
as a group under the official name of
Servamus/ Community Police Forum/Emcom Amateur Radio Wing.

South African radio amateurs can now go on record as radio reserve stations
after applying for membership free of charge at the amateur radio wing.

email jolga@telkomsa.net





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO

EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES ALL REGIONS
21.360 - 18.160 - 14.300 - 7.060 - 3.760 MHz.
REGION 2 TRY ALSO 3.985 - 7.240 - 7.290


The Murray Marathon "IS ON"

Mini Marathon 17th October.

Major Marathon 27th December.

The event will now be known as the "VicSuper Murray Marathon".

If you are in the area and would like to help out comms wise, register
as part of the WICEN team for the Mini Marathon call Gerard VK3GER

(Phone 9773 6313 gwerner@dodo.com.au)


And for the "VicSuper Murray Marathon" call or E-mail Graham VK3KMG

(mobile 0417 539 710 mason.group@bigpond.com)





Andhra Pradesh Red Cross Installs Amateur Radio

It is reported that Andhra Pradesh Red Cross State Branch has installed
Amateur Radio equipment

VU3NYD reports that:
Andhra Pradesh Red Cross Society has established a Disaster Management Centre
at its Headquarters Office in Hyderabad with the support of American Red Cross
and Amateur Radio equipment has been installed.

Indian Red Cross Society - South India
www.indianredcross.org/south-india.html

(southgate)





Universal ham radio text messaging initiative

The September QST magazine is a special emergency communications issue and it
features an article by Bob Bruninga WB4APR on the Universal Ham Radio Text
Messaging Initiative.

The article seeks to introduce a broad new Amateur Radio initiative to find
ways to seamlessly connect many of the dozens of existing Amateur Radio text
messaging capabilities together.





SOCIAL SCENE


2009

International Telecommunication Union's Telecom World 2009.



SEPT 12 VK4
Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio club Sunfest, The Woombye School of Arts
Blackall Street Woombye.


SEP 13 VK5
Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society Hamfest 9:30am.
Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa St Goodwood.


SEP 18-20 VK4
North Queensland Amateur Radio Convention, James Cook University,
Douglas Campus. Surf to theTARCinc website http://www.tarc.org.au
for event and registration information


SEP 25 - 27 VK4
The Central Highland Amateur Radio Club Annual General Meeting at
Camp Fairbairn near Emerald.






OCT 11 VK3
Shepparton and District Amateur Radio Club's communications and display day
(Hamfest), St Augustine's Hall Orr Street Shepparton.



OCT 12 - 16 ZL
14th IARU R3 Conference Christchurch 12 ? 16 October 2009.
Details at www.christchurch.org.nz/
The Region 3 Web Site: www.jarl.or.jp/iaru-r3/


Oct 31 - Nov 1

Qld Sunshine Coast's October Camp Catch-up Maidenwell Observatory
Brisbane valley west of Yarraman.





NOV 1 VK2
Westlakes Amateur Radio Club's "Westlakes Field Day".

NOV 15 VK4
QUEENSLAND CLUBS "PRESIDENTS LUNCH" GEEBUNG RSL






2010

JAN 24 VK2
Mid North Coast Amateur Radio Group's Radio Expo 2010 8.30am St Johns Church
Hall, Mc Lean Street Coffs Harbour.





FEBRUARY 14 VK3
WIA 100 Centre Victoria RadioFest No. 3.


FEBRUARY 28
Wyong Field Day, Wyong Race Course.





APRIL 2 VK3
Midland Amateur Radio Club's Radio, Electronic & Astronomy Expo.
Venue to be advised.




JUNE 5 VK2
Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club's 35th Annual Field Day.





NOV 7 VK5
2010 Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society Hamfest Rosa St Goodwood




2012

JAN 23-FEB 17 YEAR 2012
World Radio Conference WRC-11 Geneva 23rd January TO 17th February 2012


MAY 4-7 2012 VK5
YL International 2012 Australia (vk5tmc@bigpond.com)





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