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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING OCT 4 2009.

Michael Owen VK3KI President of the Wireless Institute of Australia
details the WIA Centenary celebrations and our callsign VK 100 WIA

ALL UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF WIANEWS WEEK COMMENCING OCT 04 2009




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Something different, lets look at some social activity, some state activity
first. In VK1 Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club is on the move.

After eleven years at the Farrer location, they move to the
Mount Mugga Mugga scout hall 17 Astrolobe street Red Hill

Check the CRARC club page on wia.org.au for the location map.

Next general meeting on the 28th October (a Wednesday night) will
be first meeting at the new location.





VK7
local area news :- http://reast.asn.au/news.php
vk7 local news, email vk7regionalnews-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


Northern Tasmanian Amateur Radio Club

October's monthly meeting will be a social event, with a dinner meeting at
Tranquillity Gardens on Wednesday the 14th of October starting at 6.30pm.
Guest speaker is Brendan McMahon from the Bureau of Meteorology, talking
about all things weather related.

Please let Ann VK7FYBG or Jason VK7ZJA know if you will be attending.

(Jason VK7ZJA, NTARC Secretary)





VK8

Next job for Frank VK8FT is to organise JOTA in Darwin.
Frank tells me he expects to have VK8BP on the air from Howard Springs, a
short distance from Darwin.





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

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 24 or 25 maybe more of you of you out there! hihi

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

TODAY.





135 Km East of Birdsville is a long way from anywhere that a mobile phone will
work, so it was lucky that the driver of the rolled vehicle had plenty of
people on the road that day, even luckier that some of them were Amateur Radio
operators on a DXpedition with the Blue Mountains Amateur Radio Club.

While Richard VK2LET assisted with first aid to the driver, Kevin VK2FTTP
called Kev VK4KKD in Brisbane. Kev called 000 and advised the Queensland
Ambulance Service of the situation and after some initial questions and
realising that Birdsville was not a suburb of Brisbane the Ambos called the
Royal Flying Doctor.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service called a nurse from a nearby station property
and on her arrival treated the driver for shock and some abrasions to his
head.

Four Police officers returning to Brisbane after helping out with the
Birdsville races stopped to assist, they couldn't get the satellite phone to
work so the started some minor investigations into the accident.

The Ambulance and Police arrived and took the driver by road back to
Birdsville.

This incident goes to show that Amateur Radio is truly a fail safe form of
communications.

The full story and other interesting articles from the Blue Mountains Amateur
Radio Club can be found in the upcoming issues of AR magazine.

From VK1WIA this has been VK2LET for the WIA National News Service.


------------------ WIA -----------------

This is Michael Owen VK3KI President of the Wireless Institute of Australia.
As I promised on last Week's broadcast we are today launching details of the
WIA Centenary celebrations. I'd like to introduce the Chairman of the
Centenary Committee David Wardlaw VK3ADW to officially launch the celebrations.


Thanks Michael, yes it is my privilege to officially launch the WIA Centenary
celebrations. The Centenary Committee comprising of Peter Wolfenden VK3RV,
Jim Linton VK3PC, Robert Broomhead VK3DN and myself as Chairman, have for the
last 18 months been planning the celebrations.

Peter has led a group that has been researching the early history of amateur
radio and the WIA from archival material held by the WIA and others, whilst
Robert & Jim have been busily working on presentation material, media
communications and various commemorative items that I'm sure will be
collected and treasured by many in years to come.

It also gives me great pleasure to announce the special commemorative
callsign VK100WIA being issued by the ACMA to the WIA. It will be used by the
WIA in May and shared amongst the WIA Affiliated clubs until the end of
October, we will hear a little more about this shortly. But for the moment,
I would like to introduce to you Peter Wolfenden


Over the last year and a half a project has been underway to scour the WIA
archives for material on the history of the Institute, the WIA's historical
documents have been brought together at the new Bayswater office where
searching, sorting and indexing has taken place.

I'd like to acknowledge my sincere appreciation to David Wardlaw and
Chris Long VK3AML for their assistance with this enormous project.

Much new information has been uncovered and much which also confirms the
history as it has been recorded to date.

The Historic recordings Sounds of Amateur Radio volume one, released for the
WIA 75th celebration in 1985, will be re-released along with a Sounds of
Amateur Radio volume two currently in production and will be on sale later
this year.

The WIA Centenary event will truly be an event to remember. Now to talk
about the special commemorative callsign, here is Jim Linton


The callsign is VK100WIA. As previously announced it will be first put to
air by the WIA in May next year associated with some special commemorative
activities.

The QSL card has been designed, and contact with VK100WIA will be required
to qualify for the limited edition WIA Centenary Award.

Thank you to the Waverley Amateur Radio Society for providing a photo of
its founders from 1920, which features on the QSL card and Award
certificate.

Use of the VK100WIA callsign by radio clubs will be on a roster system.
A letter explaining how to get on the roster via an online booking form has
been sent to the secretary of all clubs.

Now it's over to Robert Broomhead.


The 2010 WIA AGM weekend of activities are being held in Canberra from
Friday the 28th to Sunday the 30th of May. As soon as the weekend plans
are locked in, full details will be on the WIA website and a brochure
sent to you our members included with your Amateur Radio magazine.

Those who enjoyed our previous AGM weekends held in Parkes, Broken Hill
and Gippsland will not be disappointed, the planning for the Canberra
weekend is on a scale that far exceeds anything we have done before, so
put it in your diary today.

The WIA website also has a new Centenary section with a wealth of
information on the Centenary activities, access is via the News and Events
tab or via the Centenary link on the right hand side of the homepage.

Our special range of WIA Centenary merchandise is now available via the
website.

Centenary posters have been printed and will be distributed to clubs along
with a new Calling CQ poster and Calling CQ brochures."


So there you have it, we are proud to launch the WIA Centenary celebrations.
We do hope that you and your club will become involved, and that your club
will devise and conduct a special event promoting amateur radio in your
community and take part by putting the VK100WIA callsign to air between
1st June and 31st October next year.

You can read more about our plans in the Comment section on page one of this
months AR magazine. Please let us know of your ideas and plans on how you can
be involved in celebrating this very special event.

We have established an email address for all enquiries relating to the
Centenary, it is centenary@wia.org.au

Thank you





ACMA NEWS

Responding to concerns about declining standards in the use of marine radio
and compliance with the requirement to hold an operators' certificate of
proficiency, the Australian Communications and Media Authority has released
a discussion paper about regulatory arrangements for VHF marine radios used
by recreational boat operators.

The discussion paper invites comment from marine radio users about safety and
the use of VHF radio by recreational boaters and follows concerns expressed
by the National Marine Safety Committee and representatives of the maritime
community.


In further ACMA news, their third spectrum tune-up - to be held on November 18
will focus on technical innovation in motor vehicles and other forms of
transport and how it is driving changes in radiofrequency spectrum planning
and use.

The morning session of the Transport Spectrum Tune-Up will focus on
intelligent transport systems (ITS). ITS has the potential to reduce road
accidents and decrease congestion, thereby saving time, lives, and reducing
vehicle operating costs and air pollution.

The afternoon session will focus on maritime and aviation issues, the 400 MHz
band, and non-ITS emergency warning systems and radio frequency
identification.
There will also be a presentation on rail transport issues focusing on
400 MHz, 1.8GHz and spectrum sharing with the electricity industry.

The Transport Spectrum Tune-Up will be held at the Melbourne Convention and
Exhibition Centre. Places are limited. To register please go to
www.acma.gov.au/tstu or contact Lucy McGee at
Lucy.Mcgee@acma.gov.au or call (02) 6219 5341.





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


Listen out for and make welcome new Westlakes member Michael VK2FCMD.
Michael sat and passed his foundation call at the Waverly Amateur Radio Club.




The Cradle Coast Amateur Radio club congratulates Scott Wilson who was
successful in sitting his foundation licence assessment and is applying for
call sign VK7FTTT or VK7FRAT.

If you are a non amateur or a short wave listener living in the north west,
or west coast of Tasmania, and would like to become a licensed amateur radio
operator, then get along to a meeting and find out about this interesting
hobby. If you cannot make a meeting but would like to find out more then
contact the learning facilitator, Keith Winkler VK7KW, or any of the
committee members.

Full contact details can be easily found by a "Yahoo" or "Google" search of
CCARC TASMANIA

(David Cleland, VK7DC, CCARC Secretary)





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


The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) will be exhibiting and
participating at the upcoming ITU Telecom World 2009 early this month
(October).

The event will be used to roll out the new IARU Emergency Communications
Brochure as well as to showcase some publications of IARU member societies.





Dot, dot, dot, cash, cash, cash,
estate agent signals Marconi sale

It was the Irish home of a wireless pioneer and has now gone on the market for
400,000.

Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi carried out early radio transmission
experiments to and from Rathlin Island from Ballycastle in 1898.

His house, known as Marconi's cottage, sits on the rocks of the North Antrim
coast two miles outside Ballycastle.

The experiments were part of the development of wireless telegraphy which
would transform communications.

Belfast-based selling agent BTWCairns described the cottage as sitting on a
"secluded 18 acre site with breathtaking sea views and surrounded by rural
countryside".


Just the spot for an inventor to quietly tinker with electromagnetic waves.

Read the full BBC News item at
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/8269170.stm


(SouthGate)





AB FAB

Actress Joanna Lumley of Absolutely Fabulous fame took to the airwaves to
celebrate the birth of Robert Burns.

GB250RB was activated Sep 20 by the Wigtonshire Amateur Radio Club and the
highlight of the station's day was when actress and comedienne Joanna Lumley
visited the operating area, and passed a greeting on the 40m band to a
another special event station GB2HEN operated by Dave M1TWO in Suffolk.

The call-sign GB250RB is in use Till the 31st of December from locations that
have a connection with Burns.

(SOUTHGATE)





USA

In Dallas, Unleashed Indoor Dog Park is noted as being the first dog day-care
in the world.

One would expect a waiting line the length of a football field to exist at
this rare facility as dogs come and go. However, as a result of
strides made by GAO RFID Inc., long lines and thus wait times pose no threat
to the success of this unique park.

To keep track of clients and their pets, dogs are given a tag embedded with
an RFID inlay to be worn on the animal's collar. Each time the animal
approaches a gate, equipped with an RFID reader, the RFID tag transmits an
identification number to the reader. Once read, the ID is transmitted to the
facility's system and a conformation of validity is made. The ID is then
transmitted to yet another software called Kennel Connection. Once there,
information pertaining to the animal's health and disposition is verified
and updated if required. The ID's final destination is a financial management
provider, where it is paired with the appropriate credit card information
and verified.

This entire process takes only seconds, and, once verified, a green light is
displayed and the lock on the gate to the facility is released.

GAO RFID Inc. (www.GAORFID.com) is a leading provider of RFID Readers,
RFID Tags and RFID software providing cost saving solutions to end users
worldwide.

(press release)





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


Special Event Stations

GB 70 GB is a very special Special Event callsign, issued by Ofcom for the
70th anniversary of the opening of the Research Centre at Great Baddow. This
is the home to what was originally Marconi's Research Laboratories.

Later, it was also home to famous staff including Spycatcher author
Peter Wright and Chris Cockrell, inventor of the hovercraft.

The station will be operating on Saturday 3rd October and will be operated by
members of the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society.

Baddow is also home to the last surviving fully intact 360ft Chain Home Radar
mast from the Battle of Britain.





Special event station GB4GDS, celebrating the work of the Guide Dogs for the
Blind organisation, will be operating from till Oct 30.
GB4GDS hopes to be active on 80m, 40m, 20m and 2m.

GB4GDS celebrates the 78th anniversary of the first Guide Dog training in 1931.





Over this weekend, 3rd and 4th October, members of the Grimsby & District
battalion will be operating GB1BB for the Founding weekend On the Air, which
celebrates the founding of the Boys Brigade movement in 1887.

Also on the air will be the 1st Bermuda battalion, callsign VP9400BB.





KL50 CELEBRATES ALASKA DAY OCTOBER 18 -19

Listen out on October 18th and 19th for the call KL5O.

It will be on the air celebrating as a special events station in celebration
of the 2009 Alaska Day. Operation will be on 160 through 10 meters, including
the WARC bands using phone, CW and RTTY.

More information is on the web at www.kl5o.com





ANTARCTICA.

VU3BPZ was QRV from Antarctica during 2000-2004 and again during the second
wintering during 2004-2006.

VU3BPZ, will once again head to the Antarctica with the 29th Indian Antarctic
Expedition. The team is expected to be there over the winter during a long
term operation between November 15th and March 2011.

VU3BPZ is expected to be on the air from the Maitri Base (WAP IND-03)
using VU3BPZ and also a special callsign AT10BP to be issued by the Ministry
of Communication & IT.

Updates and more details are expected on the WAP Web site at:
http://www.waponline.it (Check: News & Information page)

(Ganesh VU2TS)





INTRUDER WATCH - ENFORCEMENT ZONE

Region III IARUMS Coordinator B.L.Manohar (Arasu) VU2UR
r3msc_iaru@rediffmail.com


VK IARUMS reflector email to subscribe intruders@wia.org.au

VK Coordinators for I.A.R.U.M.S. ?




IARUMS NETS
Friday 0730 UTC 7.065.5 with VK4CEU David.


Amateur exclusive frequencies where any non-amateur signal is definitely an
intruder.

Amateur HF Spectrum world wide
7.050 to 7.100
14.000 to 14.250
14.250 to 14.350 No broadcasters
21.000 to 21.450
24.890 to 24.990
28.000 to 29.700


More Interference from Over the horizon radar

IARU Region 1 reports that the Russian over-the-horizon radar is active daily
on 14,440kHz and is producing splatter plus and minus 110kHz.

The upper part of the 20m band is affected, too.

The German PTT has been informed.


IARU Region 1 also reports that in the evening hours of 18th September a
strong WXfax signal appeared on 14,001.9kHz.

Bearings pointed to the USA and the transmissions came from the US Coastguard.

Jack, AA3GZ informed the US Coastguard and they promised to solve the problem.

The same day a strong F1B signal was heard on 7,101.7MHz.

The ident belonged to the Royal Navy in Faslane, Scotland. Interference was
reported to the German PTT, who informed Ofcom. About 20 minutes later the
transmission was finished.


(rsgb)





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


In the week leading up to the UK's National Hamfest, G0PIO, G6JUT and G3XZF
have been involved in some local radio broadcasts about amateur radio.

In the Rob Underwood programme broadcast throughout the BBC Radio Midlands
area and on Monday evening on local radio throughout the BBC East region they
talked about amateur radio and its value as a hobby.

They sure encouraged people through these regions to visit the National
Hamfest and see what amateur radio is all about for themselves.

You can listen to the programmes at
http://www.bbc.co.uk/england/radio/index.shtml

(sourced to rsgb)





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 --- INTERNET --- THE HAMS DOMAIN


WIKIPEDIA TO COLOUR CODE TEXT

Everyone who has used the Internet is familiar with the free, open-access
on-line encyclopaedia called Wikipedia dot com

Starting soon an optional feature on Wikipedia called "WikiTrust" will colour
code every word of the on-line encyclopaedia based on the reliability of its
author and the length of time it has persisted on the page.

WikiTrust assigns a colour code to newly edited text. It's based on the
concept that the longer information persists on the page, the more accurate
it's likely to be.

Text from questionable sources starts out with a bright orange background,
while text from trusted authors gets a lighter shade.

As more people view and edit the new text, it gradually gains more "trust"
and turns from orange to what's normal for a given page.

(sourced to arnewsline)





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

East Malaysia IOTA operation

Steve, 9M6DXX, from Borneo plans to busy from East Malaysia over
the next couple of months as 9M8Z from Sarawak, OC-088, October 22-26th.

Activity will be SSB only but will also include operations in the CQWW DX SSB
Contest (October 24-25th) as a Single-Op/All- Band/High-Power/Unassisted entry.

QSL via LoTW, or by the Bureau to M0URX


Then November, Steve will be joined by John 9M6XRO and the operators will
activate Pulau Labuan Island OC-133 between November 6-8th.

The callsigns and operations will be as follows:
9M6DXX/P - On 80-10 meters; SSB only.
9M6XRO/P - On 160-10 meters; CW and RTTY.

Each stations will be using amplifiers to a multi-band vertical and a 160m
inverted-L, both mounted very close to the ocean. Operators hope it will be
possible to operate on 160m CW at the same time as SSB on the other bands.

(SouthGate)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
http://www.raotc.org.au

OLD TIMERS
Members and friends of the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia are
reminded that the next news and information broadcast will take place on the
first Monday of the Month.

using the RAOTC callsign of VK3OTN.

10.00 am Victorian time on 7.060 and 3.650 MHz plus 1.843 MHz AM, and
145.700.

On 14.150 MHz at 01.00 UTC beaming north and 02:00 UTC west from Melbourne

For those not yet retired, 8.30 PM Victorian time tune 80 metres 3.650 MHz
and in Tasmania, but at Victorian time, 8:30 on the Mount Duncan repeater
146.625.

With the objective to maintain interest and good fellowship among those who
qualify for membership, full membership of the RAOTC is available to any
person who has held, or has been qualified to hold, an Amateur Licence for
a minimum of 25 years.

Associate membership is available to any person who has held, or has been
qualified to hold, an Amateur Licence for a minimum of 10 years.

Associate members are entitled to all the privileges of Full Membership
except the right to vote or to hold office.

Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club
P.O. Box 107
Mentone Vic 3194
www.raotc.org.au

Phone : 03 9579 5600





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".
VK7TAZ is callsign
on APRS VK7KPC-8



The North East Radio Club, The Scout Radio Activities Group and Tranmere
Sea Scouts are operating a JOTA station on Saturday 17th October from
11:00 AM to 8:00 PM. This Station will cater for Joeys, Cubs, Scouts and
Venturers in the Eastern JOTA 09 Suburbs of Adelaide.

On the day we are expecting over 100 participants.

A number of activities have been planned for the day including, transmitters
operating on HF, 2M 70cms IRLP, and Echo Link.

We will be using Tranmere Sea Scouts call sign of VK5TSS and if would like to
arrange a sked please send an email to vk5tss@yahoo.com or if you hear us
calling CQ on the 17th give us a call.

I'm Charlie VK5KDK and you're listening to VK1WIA.





SOCIAL SCENE

VK3

The Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Annual Hamvention will be held on Sunday
October 25.

Bring along your good home-brew gear and have it judged in the Home Brew
Competition. Substantial prizes are available for the best items.

All the usual traders of new gear in attendance, as well as the tables of
pre-loved gear will be on display. In access of 50 tables booked already,
If you would like to book a table contact us on email at
Hamvention@barg.org.au

The new location is the Ballarat Greyhound Racing Track, off Rubicon Street,
Ballarat.

Check out the details on the Website www.barg.org.au

Remember Sunday October 25, Victoria's leading Country Hamvention at Ballarat.

This has been Bob, VK3NBV for the Ballarat Amateur Radio Group.





VK5

The South Coast Amateur Radio Club (SCARC) Inc. will hold it's AGM for 2009
November 25.

The clubrooms are located in Hackham, at the Hackham Scout Hall, 16 Roberts
Road Hackham, which provides a fairly central location for members, some to
the north, but the majority to the south of O'Halloran Hill, spreading down
through McLaren Vale to Victor Harbour.

Membership is open to ALL persons - the only requirement is a genuine interest
in amateur radio. We especially welcome youth of the community to whom we
feel amateur radio is a great leisure activity.

An amateur radio interest can well lead to a career in radio, television,
computers or even electronics.





VK6

"VK6 Scout Communications Team FIRE SALE/GARAGE SALE
SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST 2009

There wasn't a fire, nor do we have a garage, however sometime in the next
several months

our place will be demolished to make way for a new building. We need to
clear out our lovingly stored gear.

We'll be selling electronic equipment, components, remnants and various
other items. All must be sold!

We also invite outside vendors to bring along their goods for sale.

Venue: Peter Hughes Scout Communication Centre, corner Gibbs St and
Welshpool Road, East Cannington.

Time: 9:00am Sellers.

11:00am Buyers.

Admission: Sellers $5. Buyers Gold Coin Donation.

Refreshments will be on sale - snacks, lunch, tea, coffee, cool drinks.
Harmonics Welcome

There's plenty of parking, so come along for an enjoyable few hours.

Proceeds will go towards fitting out our new radio shack.

Enquiries: Bob Bristow VK6POP bobbr@westnet.com.au 95746626."





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.


JULY 17 VK3
GGREC Hamfest Start Time : 10:00





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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The purpose of "WIANews" is to rapidly provide news of interest to
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and participation in the activities of local clubs.

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material and do not necessarily reflect those of the rebroadcasters,
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WIANews wouldn't go astray...

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