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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING NOV 15 2009.

News this week is presented by Radio Announcers who also hold their
Ham Ticket PLUS on the digital radio service in Brisbane tune TAB+ and
hear this weeks news PLUS lots and lots of music with a "radio" theme!


ALL UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF
AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING NOV 15 2009




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This weekend being the special "Radio Announcers" who are also hams edition
of WIA National News is missing one "voice" we were super keen on hearing
from again, that being Barry VK7FR

Some will remember that former ABC announcer Barry VK7FR suffered a minor
stroke several weeks ago, spending much of the time since in rehabilitation.
We are pleased to learn that Barry has made very good progress and has
finally been allowed home, permanently!

His progress has been very good and we hope it is not too much longer before
his distinctive golden voice is heard on the amateur airwaves.

Not only are we using Announcers, but we are "taking back the streets".

Radio (or the wireless) as we know it today DID evolve from radio amateurs
so this weeks news forms the cenre piece of a special broadcast on TAB+ a
digital channel in Brisbane. Featuring the news of course but also heaps
and heaps of music with a radio/communication theme.

ABBAS SOS... we gave both CQ Serenade and CQ Boohie, there's
Slim Dusty dot com anf "Grand-dad was a telegraphist, the tracks from
"The Ham Band" (Google that one it's well worth a surf".. and what radio
show would be worth it's salt without COMMERCIALS! Yes plenty of plugs on how
to become a ham and the WIA-BOOK SHOP.

So if you are in Brisbane, look for TAB+ or if (shame shame) you have yet
to purchase a digital radio visit your local electronics store and ask them
about Digital Radio!





Brisbane area clubs listen up!

Here is a REAL opportunity to meet with an Amateur Radio Dignatory.

VU2RBI Mrs Bharathi Chief Co-ordinator of India's National Institute
of Amateur Radio will be visiting the City November 30 - December 7.

Bharathi can tell some interesting stories especially regarding her
inaugural VU4 DXpedition in 2004 that had the earthquake & subsequent
tsunami. Bharathi changed over to being the only emergency comms in/out
of the islands & hence Amateur Radio now is regarded highly by the
highest powers in India.

bharathi prasad <bharathipd@yahoo.com>





32 WIA affiliated clubs have so far registered for the commemorative
callsign roster. There are 19 three-day slots still available.

The wide range of activities notified by clubs include the International
Museum Weekend, JOTA, Royal Show, an historic theme park, the VHF/UHF
field day, contests and more.

The WIA Centenary Committee encourages all clubs, who have not already done
so, to firm up the details of their planned activities wherever possible
in the next few weeks and put these on the WIA website.

Interesting to note the use of it in association with the field day as ACMA
Rules state that

"A club using the callsign VK100WIA may not participate in any contest
or submit any log (including a check log) for any contest or apply for
any award or participate in IOTA, engage in fox hunts or the like under
that callsign".





ARISS CELEBRATES ITS 500th SCHOOL ROOM CONTACT THANKS TO VK4

A Ham Radio telebridge station situated in Queensland was swung into
action to help the 500th ARISS classroom to space station contact!
I-S-S Commander Frank De Winne, ON1DWN answered questions from students at
the new Copernic Science Center in Warsaw, Poland.
This was the 500th school contact since ARISS began operations in 2000.

And whilst "in space".. AMSAT-Argentina reports that its LUSAT-1,
ham radio satellite has stopped transmitting CW telemetry on 437.125 MHz.

AMSAT-Argentina says that it hopes to revive LUSAT to allow it to celebrate
its 20 years in space next January 23. It also adds that it welcomes any
reception reports of the now out of communications ham radio bird.





RadioComms Connect Conference

RadioComms Connect returns to Melbourne 18-19 November for the third year.

40+ exhibitors and a panel of expert speakers along with the annual
radio communications industry gala dinner.

The conference program includes presentations from experts on the
digital dividend, IP-based technology, communications for transport
and spectrum management.

There are eight overseas speakers in the line-up of 28, including the
chairman of the International TETRA Association, Phil Godfrey, and
Sir Chris Fox, former president of the Association of Chief Police Officers,
UK.

A continuing problem facing two-way radio is the shortage of qualified
RF engineers and technicians who can service and set up the modern
analogue/digital two-way. In a bid to alleviate this critical situation,
RMIT University will outline its thoughts on the current state of play
in its presentation, '2015 and beyond - Are you ready to converge?
Vocational upskilling to meet new technology demands in the
radio communications industry'.

www.radiocommsconnect.com.au/connect/2009.

(vk7wia)





From the ARVictoria twitter service we learn that VK is set to tackle
e-waste.

e-waste?

e-waste, such as computers, monitors and TV sets, is expected to be in
force begin from 2011 and the program will require manufacturers and
importers of electronic equipment to have membership of a
Government-accredited Producer Responsibility Organisation.

The first products to be regulated under the new system will be computers
and TV sets, with predictions that 80% of that material will be recycled by
2021.

It is expected that we householders will be able to drop off used computers
and TVs for recycling free of charge.

Is this a welcome end to ham radio boot sales and pre loved junk sales?
One can only hope! hihi.





As we said at the top of the news this is the special "radio announcers"
edition, current and ex announcers are all set to join us from around
Australia and one in a lounge at JFK New Yourk!

Yes our education news presented by John Maizell is being read and uploaded
from the departure terminal!





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

AN APPLE FOR THE TEACHER?

Not quite but Uruguay has become the first country in the world to provide
a laptop computer for every child attending a state primary school.

The last school and pupils received theirs at a presentation by that
country's President in Montevideo.

Uruguay is part of the "One Laptop Per Child" scheme, an organisation set up
by internet pioneer Nicholas Negroponte.

Oh and the cost? Would you believe LESS than 5% of the country's education
budget!

There are plans to extend the scheme to secondary schools and pre-school
children next year.





And still with an internet theme, "FINS" AREN'T WHAT THEY USED TO BE.

From July 2010, all Finnish citizens are to be granted the right to a
broadband internet connection.

From that date, Finnish telecommunications companies will be compelled to
offer all 5.2 million Finns Internet connections of at least one megabit
per second. By 2015, the connections must be 100 times faster.

The new act is also intended to ensure that even the country's remotest
regions are connected to the World Wide Web.

Finland is now one of the countries with the best Internet access in the
world. At least 95 percent of all Finns have an Internet connection.
The Finnish government believes a broadband Internet connection is a vital
component of a modern society.





AMATEUR RADIO - HOME OF THE GOOD GUYS - OR " Tip of the Hat".

Amateur Wins Nobel Prize

Radio Amateur George Smith, AA2EJ, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
for the invention of an imaging semiconductor circuit - the CCD sensor.
aa2ej shares the prize money with two other's Charles K. Kao, of
Standard Telecommunication Laboratories and Willard S. Boyle, of
Bell Laboratories.

(irts)




In a survey in England out of 50,000 votes cast, one in five people have
voted the X-ray machine as the invention having the greatest impact on
past and present contenders, ahead of the Apollo 10 space capsule and
Stephenson's Rocket.

Ten of the most significant objects in science, engineering, technology and
medicine were selected for the vote. The results were:

1st place - X-ray machines
2nd place - Penicillin
3rd place - DNA double helix
4th place - Apollo 10 capsule
5th place - V2 Rocket Engine
6th place - Stephenson's Rocket
7th place - Pilot ACE Computer
8th place - Steam Engine
9th place - Model T Ford
10th place - Electric Telegraph.





Another Ham Radio "Good Guy" is David, VK7EX, President of
the Cradle Coast Amateur Radio Club.

He has opened his clubs Inaugural Christmas Dinner/ Social evening at
the Best Western Bass & Flinders Convention Room, the 5th of December
to not only members of the club but ANYONE that would like to go along
and enjoy an evening with people interested in Radio and Electronics
and that goes for any Short-wave listener or CB operator that is thinking
that they might like to give Amateur Radio a try.





HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.


VK2
web service:- http://www.arnsw.org.au/html/news_vk2wi.htm
VKG Roundup http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news


CAR BOOT SALE, SUMMERLAND (LISMORE) CLUBROOMS, 22 Nov.
Full of all that surplus stuff hams have had have around the house.
Everyone, anyone invited, fill your car, bring it, sell it.
Only $5 per vehicle.
BBQ eats available.
And a Jason triangular 50ft tower is for sale at clubrooms starting price
$100 to best offer received by 22 November day of booty sale.
Offers to vk2src@sarc.org.au
Minor cross stay repairs needed.





VK3
web service:- http://www.amateurradio.com.au/news/
VKC Roundup http://www.police

Due to the NERG BBQ next month and holidays during
January, the next regular NERG meeting won't be held until
Thursday 11th February 2010, starting 7:45pm at the
Briar Hill Community Hall, 126 Mountain View Rd,
Briar Hill, MELWAY 21 C3.





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/

The Bunya Mts & Dist AmCom are hosting a HAM AND WINE FEST 2010 on January
30th next year at Maclagan, which is just west of the Great Dividing Range.

All table bookings will be $10 per table, this includes entry for one person,
others will be allowed in before 9am to assist with the setting up. Bookings
will need to be made by Friday the 15th January 2010, late bookings will be
accepted, but an extra fee will apply.


For more information
Contact Neil VK4NF holmzie@bigpond.com
or Rick VK4NRL ricklammas@optusnet.com.au





VK5
www.qsl.net/vk5bar/

In VK5 last week Greg VK5ZBD took a record number of call-backs on their
Two Meter transmission of this news. Finally cracking the 100 call-backs
from Adelaide Ham Listeners by SEVEN.

Yes 107 call-backs after the news, and this included 27 Foundation calls.

Well done Greg and the listeners who DO check in from Adelaide!


Nov 25th is South Coast Amateur Radio Club's 2009 Annual General Meeting.

Elections, Reports & Russell Smith Award

At SCARC Clubrooms - 16 Roberts Road, Hackham West.

Members are requested to attend, with visitors and guests more than welcome.

Apologies and or questions to Club Secretary secretary@scarc.org.au

More info at www.scarc.org.au

(Regards, South Coast Radio Club).






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

Saturday Afternoon Groups

Tony VK7FTCL lets us know that a date has been set for the trip to
Hobart Airport. Saturday 12th of December is the day so if you wish to
attend please get in touch ASAP to lock in your spot.

You will visit the tower and Rotorlift looking at their rescue helicopters
and a general run down on how they undertake their missions with a hands on
look at their birds, a chat with the Australian Federal Police who will
explain what their role is at airports around Australia, Fire and Rescue
who will show their range of fire fighting and rescue equipment and
finishing off in the tower which is a highlight.

For your spot please contact Tony at toneman@bigpond.com

(Tony VK7FTCL and the Saturday Afternoon Group)





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


WA6ITF RETIRES FROM FOX TV AFTER 30 YEARS

From Los Angeles comes word that our good friend and Amateur Radio
Newsline producer Bill Pasternak, WA6ITF, has retired from Fox Television
after a career that spanned close to three decades at the networks flagship
station KTTV.

He started in 1980 as a technician, over the years he did just about
every job one finds at a television station. He says that the last 12
years working as the engineering contact with the news department have been
the ones he has enjoyed the most. There he's not only worked the technical
side but also has been on the air several times as an expert on all things
electronic and radio communications for news stories.

Pictures of his surprise retirement party put on by his many friends at
KTTV are on Bill's photo album page on the Facebook Social Networking
service. Look for his album under the name Bill Pasternak +titled Saying
Goodbye to KTTV after Almost 30 years.





A NEW BACAR TO BE DEMONSTRATED

Saturday 21 November ZS6EF, will demonstrate the 2010 version of BACAR
(Balloon Carrying Amateur Radio) at the National Amateur Radio centre in
South Africa.
Its maiden flight in the Western Cape will be on Sunday 24 January 2010.
NEXT Saturday BACAR will be demonstrated on a tethered launch.
Radio Amateurs from around the globe will be able to follow it on the Web.
www.amsatsa.org.za





TWO HAMS CREDITED WITH SAVING A LIFE!

Karl, KI6PCW, and wife Deborah, KJ6CRZ, put their ham radio emergency
training to use to help rescue an unidentified man after an accident on
Catalina Island who had fallen more than 40 feet onto rocks below.

The ham couple had climbed a hill on Catalina Island to check out a
repeater when they found a 61-year-old man bleeding and moaning.

Tso and Ava had their hand-held radios with them. They used the equipment
to make contact with other radio amateurs on the California mainland, who
called 911 to report the emergency. Los Angeles County fire-fighter
paramedics responded and the injured man was quickly flown by medevac
helicopter to St Mary's Hospital in Long Beach for treatment.





Gadget problems divide the sexes

OM's and YL's have different approaches to dealing with technology problems,
according to a gadget helpline.

64% of its male callers and 24% of its female callers had not read the
instruction manual FIRST.

Gadget Helpline, surveyed 75,000 calls received between 25 September and
23 October. Women spent 32% longer on the phone to their helpers than men.

In general terms men treat technology as something to be understood and
conquered while women are more motivated by appliances that benefit them.

Getting gadgets to communicate with each other was the subject of possibly
the largest number of requests for help.

"Syncing one gadget with another REALLLY causes problems."





GAREC-2010 TO BE HELD IN OCTOBER 2010 IN CURACO

GAREC-2010, the next Global Amateur Radio Emergency Communications
Conference it will take place next fall in Curaco. The dates will be
October 11th and 12th 2010 with the theme of the meeting to be
"Learning through practicing.. More details of next years gathering will be
announced as they become available.

Meantime keep an eye on the conference website for updates.

www.rientola.fi/oh3ag/garec





Spectacles that can provide subtitles have been created by hi-tech firm NEC.
Resembling glasses but lacking lenses, the headset uses a tiny projector to
display images on a user's retina.
NEC said it planned a version that used real-time translation to provide
subtitles for a conversation between people lacking a common language.

(WestLakes)



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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

China is planning to hold a 16 event robot Olympics in 2010.

Yes ROBOTS will compete in familiar Olympic sports such as athletics
as well as those more suited to machines such as cleaning.

Entry to the competition will be restricted to robots resembling humans.
They must possess two arms and legs. Wheels are banned.

The Chinese event will face competition from the RoboGames that also stages
sports events for robots. The 2010 RoboGames will take in California in
April.

Robots already have their own world cup. The 2009 competition saw entries
from 400 teams that hailed from 35 separate nations.
The 2010 event will be held in June in Singapore.
A rival event is run by the Federation of International Robot-Soccer
Associations.

The Chinese robot games will be one among an increasingly crowded calendar
for robot sports and other competitive events. One event, Roboexotica,
is for robots that can mix cocktails, light cigarettes and chat with
bar patrons.

No word that Robot-Exotica will feature energiser "bunnies" as hostesses.

(various overseas reports)





OPERATIONAL NEWS -

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


NOV 28 - 29 VK SPRING VHF-UHF FIELD DAY
NOV 28 - 29 CQ WORLD WIDE CW



The International Naval Contest 2009 sponsored by Portuguese Navy Hamradio
Club takes place starting at 16:00 UTC on Saturday, December 12th and
concluding at 15:59 UTC on Sunday the 13th. Modes used are only CW and SSB
on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters.

For more information by e-mail please write to
inc.contest09@nra.pt





SPECIAL EVENT CALLS, BEACON DX AND NET ADVICE

Vancouver Olympics Amateur Radio Group celebrate Olympic Winter Games
and Paralympics, British Columbia in February/March 2010.

VG7V: Oct 1,2009, until Nov 30, 2009,
VG7W: Dec 1,2009, until Jan 31, 2010,
VG7G: Feb 1,2010, until Mar 31, 2010.





If you are looking for a contact with Singapore then listen out for 9V1JP
who is a new operator from there and has been active on 20 meters. James
says via QRZ.com that he is in a very challenging environment and is trying
hard to put out a decent signal on HF. He also says that in the QSL area
that he is in the process of designing them, and they should be good and
ready to begin sending them out in the spring of 2010.





JK2VOC says that he will be active from BA4TB station in China. This,
between November 27th to the 30th including the CQ World Wide DX CW Contest
on November 28th and 29th. QSL via JK2VOC.





YV5IAL will be portable CE0 from Easter Island between January 8th
and 11th of 2010. This will be a QRP, portable, holiday style operation.
Activity will use the PSK31 digital mode on 14070.15 kHz from 2200 to 0100
UTC daily. He may occasionally be on 40, 30 and 15 meters as well. QSL via
this operation via YV5IAL.





Santa's amateur radio station

Once again Santa's own amateur radio station OH9SCL will be active from
Santa Claus Land in the Arctic Circle during December.

Activity will be on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.

QSL via OH9UV:
Santa Claus Land
Napapiirin Yhdeksikot Ry
PL 50
96101 Rovaniemi
Finland

A special "Santa Claus Land" award is available.

For more information about the award, please visit the SCL Web page
http://kotisivu.dnainternet.net/rakarttu/OH9SCL_2007/OH9SCL_2007





AWARDS

WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT BY ZS4JAN

During the past month Jan Botha, ZS4JAN, made a wonderful achievement by
achieving the WAZS 1000 award of the South African Radio League.
It means that Jan made 1000 confirmed contacts with individual call signs
in South Africa.
It took Jan almost 6 years to reach this milestone.
What makes this achievement more unique is the fact that Jan is the first
amateur to gain the WAZS 1000 award!





INTRUDER WATCH - ENFORCEMENT ZONE
Remember our Region 3 IARUMS Coordinator is now Peter Young VK3MV


VU2UR Arasu Manohar has been doing a wonderful job in the intruder watch
service over a number of years. Arusu steps down from that position
from 1st Jan 2010.

VU2DSI Datta will take over in India and Arusu has kindly agreed to pass on
his very extensive knowledge to the new incumbent so that a smooth
transition will evolve.

(Gopal VU2GMN)





IRMA FRAUSTO HAS COMPANY IN THE UK

You probably remember the story of Irma Frausto of Compton, California that
we reported on a few weeks ago. Her amplified TV antenna allegedly
self-oscillated on 840 MHz and caused interfere to a cell site. The FCC
sent her a Citation even though there was nothing in the Commission's write
up to suggest that she knew about the self-oscillations or had the
wherewithal to eliminate them.

Well now Irma has company. A 12 year old schoolboy in Great Britain by the
name of Nickie Chamberlain has been busted because his self- oscillating TV
antenna was interfering with air traffic over his home in Linslade, Beds in
the UK. The Ofcom engineer ordered the father to dispose of the aerial
immediately.

Air traffic controllers first noticed the communication problems on the
flight path into London Luton Airport on October 6th .According to Ofcom,
pilots coming into land at the airport were loosing contact with the
control tower because the faulty antenna preamp was transmitting on the
same frequency as the aircraft radios.

You can read more at
http://tinyurl.com/yhj37ab

(arnewsline)





An off-air Low Power FM (LPFM) transmission audit

New Zealand Radio Inspectors recently visited the Dargaville area to track
and assess the source of a previously unaudited Low Power FM (LPFM)
transmission.

Because the signal appeared stronger than expected, and an off-air audit
does not require the assistance of the licensee, signal strength measurement
was promptly commenced.

After correction for all factors, the measured field strength was calculated
indicating the output of the transmitter was slightly over 10 Watts e.i.r.p.

As the transmitter was not operating in accordance with the licence
conditions, an infringement fine was issued to the company responsible.

(med)





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

The Gippsland Gate Radio and Electronics Club Inc. (GGREC) has recommenced
its News Broadcast service for members and listeners

Broadcasts are currently scheduled fortnightly with the next on Wednesday 28
October at 8pm AEDST.

Broadcasts are transmitted from the GGREC club rooms at Cranbourne with the
callsign VK3 on 145.450MHz FM and 3.670MHz LSB + QRM.

Members and the general amateur community are welcome to listen and call back,
and are encouraged to submit news articles and items of interest via email to
news@ggrec.org.au

Recordings of the most recent broadcasts can be found at
www.ggrec.org.au/broadcasts.php

From Steve VK3EGD, GGREC Secretary www.ggrec.org.au





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

KIDS SOLVE THE DTV RECEPTION PROBLEM

If you or someone you know are having reception problems on your new digital
television or set top box, the problem is likely with the antenna.

Most rabbit ear or loop indoor antennas are insufficient for DTV reception.

Unfortunately, a lot of folks are not allowed to put antennas on their roof.

With a solution, enter Naiomi and Noah Miller. They are the pre-teen
children of FCC O-E-T attorney James Miller. With a little help from dad,
the two kids take you on a "Watch Mr. Wizard" like journey into how to
homebrew your own indoor D-T-V antenna using the magic of science found in
everyday living:

You can see the video of Naiomi and Noah Miller building their home-brew
antenna on YouTube.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaYDtOqpTOI

Trust me when I tell you that it's a few of the best moments you will spend
on-line this week.

(CGC, via ARNewsLine)





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

NOT QUITE "PALE-ALE"

Updated PC-ALE now available

The latest version of the HF Automatic Link Establishment software PC-ALE
is now available.

PC-ALE was "THE BRAIN CHILD" of Amateur Charles Brain.

The latest version of this popular digital mode software can now be
downloaded from the website of N2CKH.

www.n2ckh.com

(irts)





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

JAN 4 - 14 VK2

F.G.A.R.C. will be providing the Amateur Radio Activity at Cataract Scout Park
south of Sydney to contact Scouts around Australia and Overseas on various
frequencies as conditions permit between 80M and 70cm, plus IRLP 6111.
Day sessions 0900-1200 & 1400-1700 for Scouts & night session for
Licensed Scout Operators from 2000-2200.
Enquires : Pres. Wal Kelly vk2zwk@wia.org.au or tel 02 4626 8423





Boy Scout Troop One from Logan, Utah (Sponsored by the Logan Lions
Club-Trapper Trails Council-Old Ephraim District) is preparing to celebrate
its' 100th anniversary as a continuously chartered scouting unit with
specially scheduled activities each month through the year 2010.

Troop One is the oldest Boy Scout Troop west of the Mississippi River, and
will be celebrating their 100th anniversary as a scouting unit in March 2010.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO

EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES IARU REGION 3
3.600, 7.110, 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz

USA HAMS GIVEN $165,000 TO BUILD D-STAR RESCUE RADIO NETWORK

Its one of the largest government grants ever given to ham radio emergency
communications. This as $165,000 in Federal funding has been secured by
Georgia Emergency Management Agency to complete a statewide D-Star based
ham radio emergency communications network.

Mark Fehlig, WA6NGC former director of Engineering for the state's Public
Broadcasting System. When the opportunity arose to install two amateur radio
antennas on each of nine television towers providing statewide coverage,
WA6NGC jumped into action and designated Georgia's Amateur Radio Emergency
Service to control the use of those sites for emergency communications.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- VHF AND ABOVE
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VK-Microwave

Norwegian Radio Amateurs get 70 MHz

Norway has joined Finland in giving Radio Amateurs access to the 70 MHz band.

As of November 5, 2009 Amateurs in Norway, her islands and in the Norwegian
land areas on Antarctica can run up to 100 watts on this 4 meter band.

70.0625-70.0875 MHz
70.1375-70.1875 MHz
70.2625-70.3125 MHz
70.3625-70.3875 MHz
70.4125-70.4625 MHz

Norwegian Amateur Radio Regulations in Google English
http://tinyurl.com/NorwayRadioRegs

Norwegian Radio Relay League (NRRL) in Google English
http://tinyurl.com/NorwayNRRL





SOCIAL SCENE

2009

NOV 15 VK4
QUEENSLAND CLUBS "PRESIDENTS LUNCH" GEEBUNG RSL


NOV 29 VK2
Final Trash & Treasure at VK2WI for the year.




2010


JAN 4 - 14 VK2
AUSTRALIAN SCOUT JAMBOREE Cataract Scout Park south of Sydney.


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

JAN 30 VK4
Bunya Mts & Dist AmCom host "HAM AND WINE FEST 2010" at Maclagan.



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





Oct 29 - 31
VK1OOWIA Westlakes ARC during our WIA centenary celebrations.


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



2012

15TH IARU REGION 3 CONFERENCE hosted by V.A.R.C. in Ho-Chi-Minh City, Vietnam.



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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