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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING JAN 03 2010.

VK5ALE Lower Eyre Peninsula ARC Clubrooms Destroyed


AUSTRALIAN SCOUT JAMBOREE Cataract Scout Park south of Sydney. VI2AJ2010.


WIA CENTENARY - MARCH AUGUST 2010


TAKE PART IN AN HF AUDIO ART EXPERIMENT


Remembering the unit men - Ohm


New Year schedule for HO-68


ALL UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF
AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING JAN 3 2010




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WIA CENTENARY - MARCH AUGUST 2010

We start this weeks and this new years broadcast with a reminder that
this very special year w will be celebrating the centenary of organised
amateur radio in Australia.

The March through August celebrations are recognition of the foundation
of the WIA and the very start of organised amateur radio in Australia
during 1910.

Prior to the Wireless Telegraphy Act of 1905 there was no real regulatory
control of the radio spectrum, although early demonstrations and
experimentation began in Australia in the late 1890s.

At the time the government wanted to protect its revenue from the wired
telegraph system and initially considered wireless telegraphy to be of
little use, but it then became useful for ship to shore communications.

Private wireless experimenters were considered a hindrance to the emerging
maritime use of wireless. Others began to recognise a greater potential use
of the technology.

Conflict between the commercial and amateur use of the spectrum was evident,
licensed operation began in 1905. Within five years experimenters needed to
get organised for their very survival.

On 11 March, 1910 a meeting of like-minded people in the Hotel Australia,
Martin Place, Sydney, formed the Institute of Wireless Telegraphy of
Australia, soon after dropping the word 'telegraphy' from its name.

Chairman of the founding meeting, George Taylor, proposed "the formation of
an institution amongst experimenters and enthusiasts in wireless for their
mutual benefit."

As preperations get underway don't forget to drop the WIA Centenary
Committee and this WIA National News Service details of YOUR celebration
activities, such as the story we ran last week fronm the first planned in
VK by Matthew Weatherley VK4TMW from the Toowoomba and Downs Wireless Group
who has organised a display of up to 40 radio transmitters and receivers
dating from the 1920s through to modern times.

The display will run from March until June!





VK7REC Snow Hill is OFF AIR indefinitely.
Joe VK7JG reports that the top section of the VK7REC tower has collapsed.
This in part due to lack of maintenance, old age and several lightening
strikes.
One aerial was on this section and the second aerial was damaged by the
falling tower.

(73, Joe, VK7JG)





VK5ALE Lower Eyre Peninsula ARC Clubrooms Destroyed

Michael Carey VK5ZEA President Lower Eyre Peninsula ARC reported that their
rooms were destroyrd when a bush fire threatened the outskirts of
Port Lincoln during a Catastrophic Fire danger day.

Strong, hot North winds made fighting the fire impossible and a wind change
made things a lot worse. 12 homes were lost, countless sheds and rural
properties destroyed but thankfully no lives were lost but it was not
a very merry Christmas for some families last year.

Their next meeting is Wednesday January 6th, they will then be discussing
what direction what equipment needs might be.

Michael joins us "in person" on the audio section of this newscast.

(www.wiaq.com/ftp/wianews_64.mp3)

"Here is one story from the fire that promotes D-Star which I though I would
share.

By the time I first noticed the fire while I was at work, the NextG phone
service was fully congested, I was unable to make calls or send SMS
messages. I did however have my IC-91AD handheld radio with me.

I was planning on connecting up to REF012 B to check in on the San Diego
D-Star net at 1430 (my time). Instead I connected VK5REX B to REF003 C
and put out an emergency call for assistance from anyone who had immediate
access to a telephone.

Steve VK5ZSW replied and I passed my home phone number info to him so he
could contact my wife to let her know that I was OK and that I was going
to move to safer ground. The message was dutifully passed along and Steve
confirmed that my wife got the message. Although Steve was some 170+ Km away
in Moonta on the Yorke Peninsula, he was able to use the VK5REX repeater
perfectly. Ross VK3HBS also heard my call through REF003 C and he too rang
my wife with the message."

MORE IN TEXT AND VIDEO IS ON WIA.ORG.AU





HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.

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

Australian Special Event

Look for the special callsign, VI2AJ2010, to be used by Scouts under the
guidance of Fishers Ghost Amateur Radio Club members (VK2FFG) at
Cataract Scout Park, near Sydney, during the triennial Australian Scout
Jamboree (AJ2010), taking place from tomorrow, January 4-14th.

With registrations of 10,000+ Scouts and 3000 Scout Leaders, VI2AJ2010 will
be active on HF, VHF and node 6111 to promote their hobby.

QSL via VK2FFG (bureau/direct).





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

Four members of the Scout Australia, Victorian Branch Scout Radio &
Electronics Service Unit will be hiking the French Island National Park
southeast of Melbourne and operate the scout callsign VK3SAT for the Keith
Roget Memorial National Parks Award.

Peter Fraser VK3ZPF, Hayden McManus VK3FRST, Marcus Berglund VK3TST and
Adam Scammell VK3YDF will be on air 0400 UTC on 9 January until 0100 UTC
10 January.

Details of the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award can be found on
the Amateur Radio Victoria website www.amateurradio.com.au





And here is one to put into that new Diary you got for 2010.

Yarra Valley Hamfest Sale, Sunday 28th February 2010, 10am to 2pm,
Healesville Memorial Hall Healesville.

Free Tea & Coffee, Ample parking, $5 entry.

For table booking And further information contact, Gavin VK3GH

5968 8482

or email tables@yarravalley.ar.org.au





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/


I'm Trevor Taege, VK4BAT with the news from the Gympie Communications &
Electronics Group:

We were saddened to hear of the news about the bushfire destruction of the
Lower Eyre Peninsula Amateur Radio Clubrooms. As we are still searching for
a new clubroom that we can call "Home" we certainly feel for them and wish
them well for a speedy rebuild.

The Gympie group is having a Christmas-New Year BBQ on Sunday the 10th of
January. The location will be the duck ponds on the north side of town and
the time, 11:30am. Mark January 10 in your diary and we'll see you there.

Everyone is welcome.

We wish you all a successful and prosperous 2010.





VK6

Hills Amateur Radio Group 27/02/10 2pm

The venue is the HARG club rooms on the corner of Sanderson and Brady Rds
Lesmurdie. Sellers set up from 12pm buyers admitted from 2pm.

To reserve a $5 table call Marty Martin
0447 382 963 or
marty.martin@bigpond.com





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

The next two Meetings of the NWT-ATV Group are BOTH scheduled for Saturday
6th. February.

The first of these will be the Annual General Meeting of the Club and as
per the rules all 5 executive positions of the Club will be declared vacant
at this meeting. Any financial members of the Club are entitled to nominate
for any of the positions. If any member feels he/she would like to have a
go at holding an executive position within the Club, here is your chance.

The second meeting will be the General Meeting of the Club and will take
place immediately at the conclusion of the AGM.

(Tony VK7AX, News Officer NWT-ATV Group)





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


Those who got a Wii for Christmas listen up!

NEW RADIO TECHNIQUE AIDS TRAINING COMPETITION SKIIERS

Tiny radio transmitters on skis are helping competitive skiers analyse
their technique. These units can be attached to an athlete's skis and
transmit through small antennas located to the front and the back of the skis.

Receiving stations placed alongside a slope in regular intervals pick up
the signals and analyse the time a signal needs to travel from the antenna
to a station, thus accurately determining an antenna's position within
three centimetres. A computer attached to the receiver calculates the
position of the skis every millisecond and displays their exact path on a
monitor.

The Austrian firm Abatec developed the system. It says that its adaptable
to just about any sport that requires a close study of athlete performance
and event timing.

And as they say... steer clear of the yellow snow!





TAKE PART IN AN HF AUDIO ART EXPERIMENT

Kapwani Kiwanga, a Canadian artist who works primarily with sound and vision
invites radio amateurs with good HF capabilities to take part in an audio
art project on 20 metres.

Kapwani will transmit a message on 20 metres from the Netherlands to
territories that have a historic link with Holland,

Participants are asked to re-transmit the received message back to him
and then you send it back and so on and so on. This ping-pong effect will
increasingly distort the message finally resulting in an abstract artistic
sound recording.

She has created an original sound piece based on archives of 1940's Dutch
programming found at Radio Netherlands. Her sound creation will include some
Morse code and sound recordings. It will not be "music" in the conventional
sense.

If you would like to take part in the project, send mail to
kiwangakap@hotmail

Copy SARL News at armi@sarl.org.za, as they would like to keep track of the
experiment.

(sourced to sarl)


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NEWS FROM ARNEWSLINE

POWER COMPANY TOLD TO TURN OFF INTERFERENCE IN AIR BAND

Its not BPL this time, but Duke Energy, which is an electric utility
serving North Carolina, has been ordered to cease operating a small portion
of its power grid. This, because of its inability to remedy RFI on 111.7
MHz. that the FCC deems to be a hazard to flight safety. Frank Haas, KB4T
has more in this report:

The story goes this way. In response to a complaint of interference, on
November 25th an agent of the FCC's Norfolk Office inspected power line
facilities belonging to Duke Energy located near the Falls Lake Reservoir
in Durham and Wake Counties, North Carolina. During the examination the
agent observed the facilities radiating energy on frequencies including
111.7MHz. This FCC says this caused harmful interference to air navigation
aids used by pilots flying into nearby Raleigh-Durham International airport.

Later the same day, the agent notified the call centre for Duke Energy of
the harmful interference and of the need to cease operations at the
affected locations. The call centre supervisor stated someone would
contact the agent about the interference in a few days. So the FCC waited
the few days but as of December 2nd Duke Energy has not contacted the FCC
about the interference or notified it that operations had been turned off
at the affected locality.

So on December 3rd the FCC got tough. It notified Duke Energy that
operation of the power-line facilities was causing interference in
violation of Section 15.5(b) of the Commission Rules. It directed Duke
Energy to cease operations at the affected locations immediately and keep
that part of the grid shut down until repairs had been made. It also told
Duke that failure to comply could subject the company to additional
enforcement action against it.

According to the regulatory agency violations of the Communications Act or
the FCC Rules could subject the violator to substantial monetary
forfeitures, or seizure of equipment. It could also lead to criminal
sanctions, including imprisonment.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Frank Haas, KB4T, in Holly Hill,
Florida, reporting.

At airtime its not yet known if Duke Energy has complied with the FCC
directive to take down its power grid in the geographic area where the
interference to aviation communications has been taking place. The
complete text of the Official Citation is on line at
fcc.gov/eb/FieldNotices/2003/DOC-295187A1.html





OFCOM GRANTS EXTENSION TO 500 kHz UK STA

United Kingdom hams involved in 500kHz experimentation have had their
license Notices of Validity extended to 2012. This to permit the continued
evaluation of that band.

On Wednesday December 16th, UK telecommunications regulator Ofcom announced
that following requests made by the Radio Society of Great Britain, the
period of validity for all 501 to 504 kHz Notices of Validity is to be
extended. This, follows negotiations with the Maritime and Coastguard
Agency which lead Ofcom to extending the validity period to February 29,
2012.

The Notices of Validity, which are the UK equivalent of the FCC's granting
of a Special Temporary Authority, were originally planned to expire at the
end of February 2010.


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OPERATIONAL NEWS -


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


Feb 27-28 JOCK WHITE MEMORIAL FIELD DAY CONTEST
nzart.org.nz/contests


Mar 13-14 RSBG COMMONWEALTH CONTEST (BERU)
hfcc.org/hfcc/rule/2009/beru.shtml

Mar 20-21 John Moyle Field Day
vk4ae@hotmail.com






The 7th Annual Antarctic Activity Week, the International event to
celebrate Antarctica will be held from February 22-28.

You can get additional details including stations that plan on operating
during the event at

waponline.it/Default.aspx?tabid=113

(btown monitoring post)





EPC WW DX Contest 2010

The European PSK Club has invited radio amateurs from all over the world to
participate in the EPC WW DX Contest 2010.

The objective of the contest is to establish as many contacts as possible
between radio amateurs around the world by using the BPSK125 mode.

Everybody can work everybody for QSO and multiplier credit.

Bands: We recommend the following frequencies -
80 meters (3.580 - 3.590 MHz),
40 meters (7.040 - 7.050 MHz),
20 meters (14.070 - 14.080 MHz),
15 meters (21.070 - 21.080 MHz), and
10 meters (28.070 - 28.080 MHz).

The contest will be held from 12:00 UTC on 27 Feb to 12:00 UTC on 28 Feb.

Rules, dates and all info in :
epcwwdx.srars.org/index.php/contest-rules.html

(Luis CT3EE EPC WW DX Contest Committee via SouthGate)





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

EI2GBW, Ireland to Great Britain Ferry Celebrations ends March 31 2010

GB2EI, Great Britain to Ireland Ferry Celebrations ends March 31 2010

VI3KIAH acknowledging Black Saturday Bush Fires 2pm to 8pm local Feb 7 2010





Hi I am Ray VK4CF with news from Redcliffe Amateur Radio Club Queensland.

One of the our club members , Kevin, VK4UH, will be joining a
VHF/UHF/Microwave DXpedition from the 3rd January -14th January 2010.
The expedition is to Norfolk Island and will be operating as VK9NA.
The expedition will be operating on the following bands:

6 METRES 100W with a 3 ELEM YAGI, 2 METRES 360W a 10 ELEM YAGI,
70 CM 110W with a 23 ELEM YAGI, 23 CM 90W and a 1.2 MTR DISH,
13 CM 20W with a 1.2 MTR DISH, 9 CM 20W and a 1.2 MTR DISH, 6 CM 15W and a
1.2 MTR DISH and 3 CM 5W with a 1.2 MTR DISH. The team will be using
Yaesu FT897D & FT817ND radios and will be using SSB, FSK441, JT65A, B&C & CW.

Kevin advised the Club at last Monday night's get together that all the
details of the expedition can be found on the net at VK9NA.com and day
to day details will be available on VKLOGGER. The team of Alan VK3XPD,
Michael VK3KH and Kevin VK4UH would appreciate you trying to reach them
and all are hoping for some good tropospheric ducting to occur, during the
time they are on Norfolk Island.





Need to know a grid square?

The Web pages you can find in the text version of this weeks news will be
of interest to we radio amateurs who chase Grid Squares or Grid Locators or
for those who need to know their Grid:

Enter your address (or callsign) at:
http://www.levinecentral.com/ham/grid_square.php

Zoom in to your QTH and click on it, and it will display
your grid at: http://f6fvy.free.fr/qthLocator/fullScreen.php





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)

Relay station off the air

There has been a fire in the high voltage room of the external mains power
supply at Radio Netherlands Worldwide's relay station in Madagascar.

Fire-fighters from the Madagascan capital Antananarivo managed to bring the
blaze under control within hours.

The fire destroyed the high voltage circuit breaker equipment, broadcasts
from Madagascar were suspended. Satellite and Internet broadcasts are not
affected.

Some transmissions moved to other sites, but because of the Christmas
holidays this took longer than usual to organise.

(http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/)





SENATOR FEINGOLD WANTS RADIO MARTI TO GO QRT

US Senator Russ Feingold's "Spotlight on Spending" series has taken aim at
Radio and TV Marti. Feingold, a member of the Senate Budget Committee
calls Radio and TV Mart are a relic of Cold War attempts to broadcast
radio and TV signals into Cuba that virtually no one tunes in to anymore.

According to Feingold, government studies show that Radio and TV Mart are
riddled with problems, and fall short of journalistic standards. He also
says that as the United States progresses toward a more modern and
constructive relationship with Cuba, that Radio and TV Mart no longer have
any real diplomatic or fiscal purpose.

Backing him up is a January 2009 report by the Government Accountability
Office. It found that Radio and TV Mart broadcasts continue to face
jamming by the Cuban government. According to the GAO, the best available
research suggests that the audience for Radio and TV Mart is small, and
its effectiveness uncertain.

(Media Network, Press Release by Senator Russ Feingold VIA arnewsline)





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

Groups presenting this WIA National News Service

JAN 2010 vk4 17 Sunny Coast
FEB 2010 VK3 7 ARV (promoting Centre Vic Hamfest)
FEB 2010 vk2 21 CCARC (Promoting Wyong Field Day)


Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania

This story started with a phone message left by Janet who is Ian VK7IR's
XYL. The message was a little concerning as it said Ian would not be able
to do the VK7 broadcast as he was in hospital.

This left the broadcast coordinator and a number of other people a little
concerned about Ian's welfare!

After a few days a wonderful email arrived from Ian with the following
humours message.

"Sorry about last week...things happened rather quickly!

My Master Oscillator was suffering some frequency instability, with
consequent drop-outs at rare intervals, which would have been nasty under
several circumstances.......

This has now been fixed by locking the MO to an implanted frequency
standard, which is working well, and I shall be available as required from
now on.

Cheers, 73, Ian"

I think we all wish Ian and Janet a very Happy New Year and look forward to
hearing his voice for many years to come.

(73, Justin, VK7TW, VK7 Broadcast and News Coordinator)





Remembering the unit men - Ohm

Hello I'm Jim Linton VK3PC with the first in a series of brief looks at
those who made discoveries and have their names as units of measurement.

Georg Simon Ohm was a remarkable individual born in 1789 and began school
at the age of 11, gained his Ph. D with the career aim of
becoming a professor.

Ohm was extremely interested in electricity and the then recently
discovered phenomenon of electromagnetism.

That led him to begin experimenting, taking measurements and established a
mathematical relationship - the very basis of what we know as Ohms Law.

Initially he suffered from those sceptical of his work but it did result
in the post of professor of physics in Nuremburg and later at the Berlin
university.

Some 37 years after his death, he gained the ultimate recognition when in
Britain first, and then at the First International Electrical Congress in
Paris 1881 the unit of resistance was named the Ohm.





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


New Year schedule for HO-68

Alan Kung, BA1DU, of AMSAT-China has provided this schedule for the
Amateur Radio satellite XIWANG-1 (HO-68) for the New Year holiday.

The schedule also shows the popular SSB linear transponder being switched on
New Year's Day at 21:05 and 22:50 UT.

The 50 kHz bandwidth linear transponder for SSB and CW operation is
inverting so an LSB signal on the uplink gives USB on the downlink.

It uses these frequencies:

Uplink :145.925 - 145.975 MHz
Downlink:435.765 - 435.715 MHz
Beacon :435.790 MHz

The FM transponder uplink is 145.825 MHz and downlink is 435.675 MHz, a
67.0 Hz CTCSS tone is required.

XIWANG-1 (HO-68) Real Time Tracking (tick draw footprint)
n2yo.com/?s=36122

The operating schedule of interest to we VK's is:

31 Dec. 2009
HO-68 Linear Transponder
Turn On:
11:40...South Australia, South Pole
11:50...Australia
11:55...Australia, South Asia
11:57...Turn Off


31 Dec. 2009
HO-68 Linear Transponder
Turn On:
13:45...North Australia, South Asia
13:50...South Asia, East Asia
13:55...Asia
14:00...Turn Off



01 Jan.. 2010
HO-68 FM and Digital Transponder
Turn On:
01:20...North East Asia
01:25...East Asia, North Asia
01:30...East Asia, South Asia
01:34...Turn Off




02 Jan.. 2010
HO-68 Linear Transponder
Turn On:
01:08...East Asia, North Asia
01:15...East Asia, South Asia, North Australia
01:20...Turn Off


02 Jan.. 2010
HO-68 FM and Digital Transponder
Turn On:
23:10...North Australia, Japan
23:20...Australia
23:35...Turn Off



(73 Alan Kung, BA1DU HO-68(XW-1) Project Manager via 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




JAN 4 - 14 VK2

AUSTRALIAN SCOUT JAMBOREE Cataract Scout Park south of Sydney. VI2AJ2010.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO

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


WICEN will be assisting with a horse endurance ride at St Helens in VK7
on the 22nd of May, and would like to hear from members in Northern Tassie
if they'd like to help with tracking of the riders and reporting movements
via amateur radio.

If you're interested, have a chat with Roger VK7ARN.

(Jason VK7ZJA NTARC Secretary)




AUDIO INTENSIVE REPORT FROM A MURRAY CANOE MARATHON IN AUDIO ONLY IS
ALSO INCLUDED.

Please remember when you file audio for news in the wia upload area always
send us script to nationalnews@wia.org.au

From WICEN Vic Website we see...

"Sat Dec 26th - 7 days Murray Marathon Echuca to Swan Hill -
Graham Mason VK3KMG mason.group@bigpond.com " if anyone wants to follow
up or help out on the next marathon.





SOCIAL SCENE 2010

JAN 4 - 14 VK2
AUSTRALIAN SCOUT JAMBOREE Cataract Scout Park south of Sydney. VI2AJ2010.

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 27 VK6
Hills Amateur Radio Group Swap Meet 2pm Sanderson and Brady Rds Lesmurdie.

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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