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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING SEP 27 2009.

vk1wia now on twitter

CALLING ALL HAMS WHO ARE OR HAVE BEEN RADIO ANNOUNCERS

how to listen in the brisbane metro area

WIA PRESIDENT MICHAEL OWEN VK3KI REPORTS ON THW WIA CENTENNARY

monitoring service report zl pirates

WERE IN THE WORLD IS WALDO?

jota from scout island

ALL UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF WIANEWS WEEK COMMENCING SEPT. 27.

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A NOT SO SILLY TWIT

National News wants to keep up with you on Twitter
To find out more about Twitter, visit the link:
http://twitter.com/i/deafe017142140db7044566433da2c1d176ca9b9

Twitter is a unique approach to communication and networking based on the
simple concept of status. What are you doing? What are your friends
doingright now? With Twitter, you may answer this question over SMS or
the Web and the responses are shared between contacts.

So look for VK1WIA now on Twitter.





From Twitter to steam powered radio.

Are you a current Radio Announcer?

Were you a Radio Announcer,


SBS/ABC/COMMUNITY/NARROWCAST or COMMERCIAL announcer and hold a ham licence?

nationalnews@wia.org.au wants to hear from YOU for a very very SPECIAL
News Broadcast in November.

Currently we have 4 or 5 there HAS to be more of you out there! hihi

Please as a matter of urgency email nationalnews@wia.org.au

TODAY.





If your finding difficulty hearing this newscast on RF in the Brissy area,
try these stations on VHF/UHF

Primary:- 147.000

North to Logan:- 438.575 and 146.850

South to the Brisbane River:- 146.700 146.950





HARAOA that is Hellenic Amateur Radio Association of Australia has now its
own Radio Shack.

The Radio Shack is located at the St George Sailing Club in Sans Soucci
with water front views.

Permission has been granted for antennas and a tower to be erected at the
Sailing Club.

If you have any equipment gathering dust that you may want to good use,
how about letting HARAOA utilise it at their new permanent Radio Shack,
and help get VK2CL on the Air. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Please contact Tommy VK2IR

0413-005-511





OCT 25

Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Annual Hamvention, new location of Ballarat
Greyhound Racing Track, off Rubicon Street.

All the usual traders of new gear will be in attendance as well as the very
popular pre-loved displays.

Food and drinks will be available on the premises

Doors open for trading at 10.00am, and entry fee is still $6.00.

The new location has huge off street parking.

For more information and table bookings contact
hamvention@barg.org.au





Chris Chapman VK3BJA has just released an early heads up that Gippsland Gate
Radio & Electronics Club's Hamfest NEXT year will be July 17.





The 2009 Annual General Meeting of theTARCinc happens Sunday November 22nd
from 7am at Area 2 - Rossiter Park Aitkenvale.
The AGM will start off with a scrumptious Breakfast followed by the meeting
and attendance numbers are needed for catering purposes.
Relay your AGM numbers as soon as possible to Phil VK4HSV.

0407 737976

Deadline is the November 17th Social Meeting.





The 19th North Queensland Amateur Radio Convention happened last weekend
in Townsville, some great equipment specials, and great talks by
Max Riley VK2ARZ,
Associate Professor Keith Kikkert,
Peter Newey VK4APN
And the Club Forum with main participants Bill VK4XZ, Rusty VK4JM and
Bill VK4FW





North West Tasmania Amateur Television Group

http://www2.vk7ax.id.au/atvgroup

The next General Meeting of the Club is scheduled for Saturday 3rd. October
at the Ulverstone Lions Club Facility at the Show Grounds, West Ulverstone.

Start time for the meeting is 2.00 PM and members please note this is an
important meeting and the last chance to discuss, as a group, the final
arrangements for JOTA during the weekend of 16/17/18 th. October.
It is planned to hold Camps at Burnie Scout Hall, Paton Park, Ulverstone and
Camp Boomerang Port Sorell.

Guest speaker for the meeting will be Tony VK7AX discussing all the facets of
Amateur Television, both past and present.

As usual all persons welcome.

(Tony VK7AX, News Officer NWT-ATV Group)





WIA PRESIDENT MICHAEL OWEN VK3KI:-

"The WIA began with a meeting of like minded people at the Hotel Australia,
Martin Place, Sydney, on the 11th March, 1910, which formed the Institute of
Wireless Telegraphy of Australia.

Has anything been happening about the centenary of the WIA next year, you may
well ask.

Well, actually, yes, a great deal has been happening to celebrate the founding
of the Wireless Institute of Australia 100 years ago.

The WIA's Centenary Committee has been working on it for some 18 months. It
has prepared extensive plans

With the broadcast next Sunday and with the October issue of AR we will be
launching the details of the celebration of the centenary of organised amateur
radio in Australia, which will commence in May and with a very special annual
meeting in Canberra at the end of that month and continue through to the end
of October.

And, we propose a very special role for our affiliated clubs.

So, make sure you are listening to VK1WIA next weekend".





DISCUSSION POINT With Geoff Emery vk4zpp

Those of us that live in the regional and rural areas depend on many
community volunteers and one of the better known groups are the local
Rural Fire Services. Over the years, many amateurs have been able to
assist their local volunteer brigades by supplying radios, doing
installation work and manning the base radio system. Other radio
hobbyists have joined the brigades and been at the front line of fire
fighting. Around the Wide Bay area, I am aware of several current and
former volunteer fire fighters amongst the radio fraternity.

As part of our preparation for the summer season, it is not only the
holiday preparations and the tidying up in case of cyclones but ensuring
that our property is rendered as safe to fire ravage as possible. As
much as I hate to suggest it (but then DX is not holding most of us to
the HF Bands) some time removing the combustible items and reducing the
fuel load with the lawn mowing equipment is not only good for the soul
but may protect you and your family in the event of an emergency.

Having had the experience of having to get my family out of a burning
house and wondering what can be done when all the records and
belongings are sodden ash, I can only emphasise the warnings issued by
the Fire Authorities. Make sure you have charged batteries in your
mobile phones and HT's and an escape plan, should you ever need it.

Along the way, maybe your club can assist another group of worthy
volunteers - your local volunteer fire service.





SILENT KEY

In the QNEWS broadcast this week, (http://www.wiaq.com/ftp/vk4_qnews_64.mp3 )
we pause to remember Silent Key Noel Mitchell VK4KP .. you may have bought
your first ham radio rig from him. Make sure to listen as Peter Jones VK4YAC
presents a very special trbute.


"Noel Mitchell first got his Ham radio licence somewhere in the 1950s..

In earlier years he served in the Air Force as an Instrument Maker in
New Guinea during World War Two.

In fact, Noel had a life long love of aviation.


However his interest in all things radio led him to become a YAESU dealer in
the early 70s .. but he's probably best remembered as a distributor for
Kenwood radios from the late 1970s through the 80s and 90s.

He was very active himself on all bands HF, VHF and UHF.

In fact he was one of the early ones to call in to Queensland's first fulltime
two-metre repeater which was built on Mt Tamborine near the Gold Coast in the
early 70s...



AUDIO



Rare audio indeed, from the early 70s, recently uncovered by Bruce VK4EHT.

Noel VK4KP was also a pioneer of Amateur Television, being a founding member
of the SEQ-ATV Group in the late 70s .. a club he stayed with for the next
30 years until his death.

He was featured in several mainstream TV programs promoting ATV, such as A
Current Affair and on Channel Ten News..

Noel had a love of music, being a life member of the Theatre Organ Society of
Australia.. where he produced many musicals and shows.

Mr Mitchell was also a great family man, always surrounded by his wife Audrey,
and many children and grand children.

Never really coming to terms with the loss of his wife Audrey last year, and
after suffering a cancer related illness, Noel the KP eventually went silent
aged 85 .. on Monday the 14th of September 2009.

Truly one of the colourful characters of the Ham Radio community who'll never
be forgotten.

We remember .. Noel Mitchell.. Victor Kilo-4-Kilo-Papa".






WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

Runs Entirely Off Power In Trees

The Science Daily website on Sept 9th reported about research undertaken by
the University of Washington in relation to powering devices from the energy
flowing around trees.

A study last year from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology found that
plants generate a voltage of up to 200 millivolts when one electrode is
placed in a plant and the other in the surrounding soil. Those researchers
have since started a company developing forest sensors that exploit this new
power source.

The UW team sought to further academic research in the field of tree power by
building circuits to run off that energy. They successfully ran a circuit
solely off tree power for the first time.

Co-author Carlton Himes, a UW undergraduate student, spent last summer
exploring likely sites. Hooking nails to trees and connecting a voltmeter, he
found that bigleaf maples, common on the UW campus, generate a steady voltage
of up to a few hundred millivolts. This voltage is then put through another
circuit to boost this up to a usable 1.1 volts which is enough to run
low-power sensors. The equipment powers down to save energy and an in-built
"heart-beat" clock that runs from 1 nanowatt, keeps the system awake for
short periods.

The team has proven that this is not a dissimilar metal - battery effect and
it will never generate large amounts of power but it can be used to power
sensors and gauge the tree's health.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090908151330.htm

(Sourced from the Science Daily website)





INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to Amateur Radio Newsline, and the WW sources
of the WIA.

TWO MORE RADIO TOWERS COME DOWN

Two more broadcast radio towers have been felled. Thais, since
radicals in the Pacific Northwest toppled two towers owned by KRKO in
Everett Washington as we reported last week.

The first involves WEAB in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Radio World says
that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to find out who cut
the guy wires of the stations 350-foot tower causing it to fall to the
ground. The Clear Channel tower is one of five in the same location of
Whitehall Township. Authorities as saying no one was injured and no
other property was damaged in the incident. The station operates at
790 kHz, went on the air in 1949. Its on the air with its remaining towers.

There's no mystery to why the 400 foot tower for of WTJV AM in Deland,
Florida fell. A local newspaper says that truck full of high school
students snagged one of the guy wires on its bumper after a high school
football game. No one was injured, even though the tower and a power
line fell. The station operate on 1490 kHz serves the Daytona Beach area.





COMMEMORATING PIERRE CURIE

On the air, keep an ear open for the fascinating call TM150RPC. Its on
the air to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the birth of physician
and Nobel Prize laureate Pierre Curie.

For those of you not aware, Pierre Curie was a French physicist, a
pioneer in crystallography, magnetism, piezoelectricity and
radioactivity. In 1903 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics with his
wife, Maria Sklodowska-Curie, and Henri Becquerel, in recognition of
the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches
on the radiation phenomena discovered by Becquerel. That discovery is
more commonly known as the X-Ray.

You can listen out for TM150RP-C on all bands and modes. QSLs go via F5KAZ.





UK CEASES MANUFACTURE OF TV RECEIVERS

The production of television receivers marked made in the United Kingdom
has ended. On Thursday, August 22nd the final TV rolled off the
production line at Toshiba's factory in Plymouth, England marking an end
to the manufacture of a technology the UK invented.

In the UK, John Logie Baird is the man credited with inventing the
television receiver. He demonstrated his first television set to the
world in 1926. His Baird Corporation was the world's only recognized TV
manufacturer at the end of the 1920s, with their Televisor Model B being
the first mass-produced, commercially available set.

In the United States the work of Baird is little known. Here the credit
as to who was the inventor of modern television really comes down to two
different people in two different places both working on the same
problem at about the same time. They were Vladimir Zworykin, a
Russian-born American inventor working for Westinghouse and later RCA,
and Philo Farnsworth, a privately backed inventor from the state of
Utah. The duplicity of work eventually lead to a court battle that with
patent priority status ruled in favour of Farnsworth in 1939. You can
read the full BBC news report at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8222421.stm (Telegraph OnLine,
BBC, Wikipedia.com, others)





SEARCHING FOR WALDO THE ROBOT

Lastly, scientists along Florida's Gulf Coast are trying to find a radio
controlled underwater robot that has mysteriously vanished. Jerry Gaul,
KE7GGV, has the details:


Scientists at Mote Marine Laboratory have lost a bright yellow
submersible research robot somewhere in the Gulf waters off Venice, Florida.

The sea going remote control research device from laboratory in Sarasota
has been missing since Monday, August 31st. Scientists aren't sure what
happened to the robot, which is nicknamed Waldo. Some think that it
might have sprung a leak or suffered a malfunction and sunk. Others
believe that It also could be on the surface, but its communication
beacon or E-L-T has malfunctioned and that it cannot signal its location.

Waldo the sea going robot is 6-foot-long, weighs about 115 pounds, has
short wings midway up its cylindrical body and cost about $100,000. He
was also equipped with a detector to find a toxic algae bloom called red
tide that was valued at another $30,000.

If you live along the Gulf Coast and see something bright yellow strange
floating off shore, that could be the missing robot.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Jerry Gaule, KE7GGV.


If you find Waldo or even hear his radio signal you may be eligible for
Mote Marine Laboratory's no-questions-asked reward. Their contact
number is area code 941-388-4441. Ask for extension 271.


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OPERATIONAL NEWS -

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


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





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

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





Glorioso Island FT5GA team is now active.

The team had some antenna problems at first due to windy weather conditions
and a faulty contact on a WARC Spiderbeam which has been fixed. Indications
seem that all three stations are now on the air.

Over in the USA stations report that the FT5GA signals are very weak and
propagation is not helping.

Activity has been on all bands and the CW/SSB modes with some RTTY.

Operations will last until October 5th.

http://glorieuses2008.free.fr

QSL Manager is F5OGL: Didier Senmartin, P.O. Box 7,
F-53320 LOIRON, FRANCE.

Online log is available at: http://www.clublog.org/charts/?c=FT5GA

(SouthGate)





INTRUDER WATCH - ENFORCEMENT ZONE

Monitoring Service Report-PIRATES

1) ZL3AK has reported the call sign ZL3TST being active on the NZ CB bands.
Confirmed this call sign does not exist within RSM SMART registration list.
Apparently there have been some complaints. If anyone hears someone using
the call sign ZL3TST on the NZ CB bands please report Date, Time, Channel,
and relevant information.

2) The second reported pirate is ZL3T.
This one was reported by F5NBU, on 40m - this apparently is a YL operator
who states that one should QSL via NZART. Apparently from the Tokelau area.
She has been heard previously within other DX clusters.
If anyone has further information, please provide reports so that reports
can be passed to relevant RSM area.

(John Martin)





THE QNEWS WORK BENCH - the nuts and volts report -
(Measure twice - Cut once!)

Free Yagi antenna designs

If you enjoy constructing your own homebrew antennas, especially Yagi beam
antennas, then listen up.

Derek Hilleard, G4CQM - a professional antenna designer with more than
15 years experience - has now published, free of charge, a collection of
homebrew/diy vhf, uhf and shf yagi designs for fellow radio amateurs to build
for themselves.

You'll find a range of designs for Yagi antennas covering
the 6m, 2m, 70cm and 23cm bands.

You can find Derek's website at:
http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/g4cqm/

(SouthGate)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ATV (Every pixel tells a story) - Video
arvideonews.com
hamradiotube.com
youtube.com

Melbourne Digital Amateur Television - update

A digital uplink test has been held at the Mt Dandenong site of the ATV
repeater VK3RTV with four stations participating - VK3GMZ, VK3KHB, VK3TRX
and VK3CH.

This test session on Saturday the 19th of September result in all stations
being received at Mt Dandenong, reports Peter Cossins VK3BFG, with no
errors or pixilation. The digital uplink standard for the repeater is
DVS-S Satellite.

Experiments with power levels demonstrated that low power operation is
possible.

Mick VK3CH at Thornbury was successful with just 150 milliwatts, which
must be some kind of ATV record covering a distance of 30 kilometres.

The VK3RTV Controller is almost finished and it is envisaged that full
Digital operations will commence around the end of the month.

VK3RTV will take both analogue and digital input signals, but the output
will be DVB-T, which is the standard used by commercial TV stations.

The upgrade to VK3RTV was funded by Amateur Radio Victoria with the WIA
also providing $1,000 through its Club Grants Program.

(Barry Robinson VK3PV)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- CW
FISTS Club - East Asia www.feacw.net
FISTS Club - Australasia www.fistsdownunder.org
FISTS Club - UK & Europe www.fists.co.uk
FISTS Club - Americas www.fists.org


See and hear Donald Duck's Morse sending mail box at
www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPsyioVsau8

View some admirable and expensive Italian keys and paddles at
www.i2rtf.com/html/keys_paddles.html

See lots more Morse keys of all types at www.morsemad.com

And don't forget to visit FISTS own new web site
www.fistsdownunder.org





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- IOTA
http://rsgbiota.org

Looking to boost your IOTA score?

Be VERY VERY aware if you happen to work the K6HFA Alaskan Islands project
it will cost you 3 GREEN STAMPS!!!


PLEASE NOTE (per Hugh): He states,
"Due to the very high cost of transportation in this area, I will reluctantly
require 3 Green Stamps, Three Dollars, for each direct QSL request for each
IOTA group.

"This applies to all direct requests - USA and NON-USA,
EXCEPT members of IREF. All others will be sent via the Bureau."


Alaska IOTA operation
Hugh, K6HFA, hopes to activate IOTA groups:

NA-236 - (New) Sanak Islands
NA-222 - South Alaska Peninsula West Group
NA-216 - North Alaska Peninsula West Group
NA-087 - Shumagin Islands

He plans to be in the area until October 5th.

Callsign will be K7A.

Activity will be on 40/30/20 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL via K6HFA.





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

Ontario Provincial Police Force special event

Look for OPP officer Bob Cooke, VE3BDB and other current or retired uniform
or civilian members of the OPP, to activate the special callsign VC3COPP
between October 2nd - 31st.

Activity is to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Ontario Provincial
Police Force (OPP). Since its formation on October 13, 1909, the OPP has
grown to become one of the largest deployed police forces in North America.

Activity will be on the HF bands, possibly 6 meters, and using CW and SSB.

QSL via VE3BDB only direct.

Visit the special VC3COPP Web site at:
www.qsl.net/ve3bdb/vc3copp.htm

(SOUTHGATE)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
http://www.scouts.com.au
http://www.scout.org/jota
http://www.international.scouts.com.au


CALLING FREQUENCIES
Please QSY off the calling frequency after establishing communication.

Australian voice calling frequencies:
3.650, 7.090, 14.190, 21.190, 28.590, 52.160

World CW calling frequencies:
3.570, 7.030, 14.060, 18.080, 21.140, 24.910, 28.180, 50.160

World voice calling frequencies:
3.690 & 3.940 MHz, 7.090 & 7.190, 14.290, 18.140, 21.360,
24.960, 28.390, 50.160


Calling frequencies for Slow Scan TV (SSTV):
3.630, 7.033, 14.227

Calling Frequencies for PSK31
14.070



There will be a JOTA station operating from the Tasmanian Scouts Northern
Districts Camp on the JOTA weekend at Corra Linn ( QE38OM ) on "Scout Island".

HF with voice, SSTV and possibly PSK31 plus VHF via IRLP node 6700.

Bands 3.5MHz, 7 MHz and 14MHz.

At this time operations will probably be Sat Noon local til Sunday Noon but
may continue into afternoon depending on conditions and operators.

VK7TAZ is callsign

BUT on APRS VK7KPC-8

(Peter Dodd VK7KPC Leader at 1st Evandale Scouts NTARC JOTA coordinator)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- VHF AND ABOVE

New VK-Microwave Yahoo Group

The VK-Microwave group is for Australian and NZ Amateur Radio operators
interested in operation in the microwave bands from 23cm (1296 MHz) upwards.

Discussion subjects include home and field operations, equipment construction
and modification, re-use of commercial equipment and other subjects related
to amateur microwave activities.

For more information please take a look at the web address on the email and
internet editions of this broadcast.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VK-Microwave





SOCIAL SCENE

2009

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 25 VK3
Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Annual Hamvention, new location of Ballarat
Greyhound Racing Track, off Rubicon Street.

All the usual traders of new gear will be in attendance as well as the very
popular pre-loved displays.

Food and drinks will be available on the premises

Doors open for trading at 10.00am, and entry fee is still $6.00.

The new location has huge off street parking.

For more information and table bookings contact
hamvention@barg.org.au


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





2010

Name : Chris Chapman

Callsign : VK3BJA

Email Address : president@ggrec.org.au

Club Name : Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club

Event Name : GGREC Hamfest

Event Date : 17July 2010

Event Duration in days : 1

Start Time : 10:00

End Time : 14:00


Brief Description :

Annual Hamfest - new and used gear


Full Details :

More info to be provided in 2010. Contact GGREC for more info.





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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