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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING MAR 21 2010.

WIA CENTENARY

Remembering the unit men, Hertz

HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.

The "VK9 AWARD"

INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY AWARDS PROGRAM

VK7 SSTV Gateway

ALL UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF
AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING MAR 21 2010




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WIA CENTENARY

Registrations are steadily flowing in for this memorable occasion that runs
Friday the 28th to Sunday the 30th of May.

Just confirmed for the Friday night is that there will be a once in a
life-time opportunity to explore the technical side of the national capital's
well known landmark, Black Mountain Telstra Communications Tower. Exclusive
for WIA Centenary Convention registrants will be a series of guided tours in
areas never seen by the general public. Learn about the history of this
30-year old communications and broadcast facility as well as your opportunity
to see Canberra by night from the towers observation deck.

Limited bookings are available for the Black Mountain Telstra Communications
Tower tour.

It is just part of a packed three day program with plenty to see and do,
catch up with old friends or make new ones as we celebrate the one hundred
years of organised amateur radio in Australia.

On Saturday the special program titled "The WIA Centenary through word,
picture, and artefacts" will be another highlight, with nine presenters each
having an interesting topic. The full details are on the WIA website and were
sent to members as an insert in this month's Amateur Radio magazine. The
Saturday evening Centenary Dinner has local and overseas dignitaries in
attendance and a planned special Centenary Amateur Radio on the International
Space Station contact with a local school.

Sunday will include a live transmission of this VK1WIA news broadcast from
the Nation's Capital, a public display of amateur radio, sightseeing and a
BBQ in the park. On air right across the weekend from Canberra will be the
special callsign VK100WIA that offers a collectable QSL card and contacts
with it qualify for the WIA Centenary Award.

The WIA Centenary Convention, which includes an excellent partner's program,
happening on the last weekend in May in Canberra will be talked about for
many years to come - be part of it!

click the following Link for full details and to register now.
http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2010/20100313-2/index.php



Over 100 ARNSW Members attended the opening of the new premises at the VK2WI
Dural site last Sunday. Three of the older members present cut the Centenary
Birthday cake. They were Pierce Healy VK2APQ, Bill Hall VK2XT and
David Thompson VK2BDT.

ARNSW was pleased to welcome National WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI and
Director Phil Wait VK2ASD to the opening.

The Centenary date on Thursday the 11 th was observed by a small gathering
at the site in the Sydney CBD of the meeting in 1910 from which has grown
today's WIA.





CSIRO and Australian company Sapphicon Semiconductor Pty Ltd have signed an
agreement to jointly develop a complete radio receiver on a chip measuring
just 5 mm x 5 mm that could eventually be used in mobile phones and other
communications technologies.

Trevor Taege VK4BAT has the details.

"The development of a low-cost, ultra-high-bandwidth 'system-on-chip' device
could also replace traditional receivers currently used in radio astronomy
applications, many of which are about the size of a bar fridge.

The chip's first test will be in CSIRO's Australian SKA Pathfinder or ASKAP
array of 36 radio dishes that acts as a single telescope now under
construction in Western Australia.

It will be trialled in an innovative radio camera (or "phased array feed")
developed by CSIRO, which sits at the focal centre of each ASKAP dish to
receive incoming cosmic radio waves.

The development project is expected to take about two years to complete and
will involve a number of stages of sub-component development and testing.

I'm Trevor Taege VK4BAT for VK1WIA News





HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.

VK1
vk1 local news email broadcast@vk1.wia.ampr.org and ask for subscription.

The monthly general meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 24th March and will be a
presentation by Phil Clark VK1PC entitled "Murphy's Law & Space Shuttle Voice
Communications", and other Space Communications info.
The doors will open at 7:30 PM.





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

Paul Howarth VK2GX says the St George Amateur Radio Society are holding a
Movie Night "1997 Heard Island Expedition", this on 7th April 19:30 sharp!
Venue has not been disclosed as yet but Free Pop Corn, Jaffas, Tea and Coffee
WILL BE provided.



The next Trash & Treasure at VK2WI Dural will be next Sunday the 28th.
Gates open at 9 am for a 10 am start.



CARBOOT SALE AT THE SUMMERLAND CLUBROOMS, Sunday 28 March.
The rooms are at 414 Richmond Hill Road, Richmond Hill, east of Lismore.
Get along, bring, sell, buy anything, not just radio stuff, anything.
Admission $5 per carboot or stand. Customers free.





VK4 - QNEWS
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/





VK6 - NEWSWEST

An estimated crowd of 150 people travelled from metropolitan Perth and from
country locations as far away as Kalgoorlie to attend the official opening
of the Neil Penfold State Amateur Radio Centre at Whiteman Park.

The Centre is the home of the Northern Corridor Radio Group Inc. The NPSARC
was officially opened by Neil Penfold, VK6NE.

This magnificent Amateur Radio facility was built by club members over
several years, providing the club with a world class facility for contesting
and other club activities. Contained within the building are two spacious
air conditioned operating shacks, each set up with first class equipment.
The facility also has a meeting room, toilet and shower, kitchen, a workshop,
sleeping quarters and storage space.

Outside is a formidable array of towers, masts and antennas, and a pleasant
grassed recreation area. There is also a rather large diesel generator for
standby power.

The day was celebrated with a car boot sale, sausage sizzle, "open house" of
the clubrooms, a raffle and many face to face QSOs. The WIA was also there,
selling WIA merchandise, callbooks etc.

Congratulations to NCRG on realising their vision.





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

A big greeting to everyone at the Meet the Voice BBQ at ROSS today.

Many in VK7 will be making their pilgrimage to that wonderful little Midlands
town for a great day of socialising and meeting those amateurs in person.

See you there.





April Hobart REAST Presentation

Tour of ABC TV & Radio Studios

REAST Host will be Jim Parish who is Technical Manager at the ABC and he
will be taking you through the newly refurbished TV and radio studios.

The move to digital technology has seen many changes in the studios and
processes for bringing TV and radio to Tasmanians.

This should be a fascinating tour and REAST are privileged to have Jim
showing them through prior to his retirement from the ABC.

Tour will be held on the 7th April 2010 at 7:30pm please be at the front
doors at 7:30pm SHARP.

http://reast.asn.au/events.php#abcstudios

(Justin, VK7TW, REAST Presentations Officer)





VK9

The "VK9 AWARD"

VK4TJF James Fleming on behalf of sponsors "Redcliffe and District Amateur
Radio Club." tell us this new non-WIA award is now operational.

Contact each of the "VK9" DXCC entities using any or all bands and all modes.

Band and mode endorsements are available on request from the postal address
in the text edition, again a note it is NOT the Redcliffe Clubs address but
James home address to save time and man power.

SWL OK, though their applications must show the call signs of both stations
heard.

The VK9 DXCC entities are:
Mellish Reef
Lord Howe Island
Norfolk Island
Christmas Island
Willis Island
Cocos Keeling Island

Send GCR list and fee of 5 AUD, 2 IRC's or $US5 to James Fleming VK4TJF,
4 Murchison Ct., Murrumba Downs, 4503 QLD Australia.

(73's from James Fleming, VK4TJF)





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


As parts of earthquake-hit Chile again were shaken by severe aftershocks
there has been further news of the role of radio amateurs, including them
being a highly sought after reliable source of information.

A television news report describes them as a collection of dedicated ham
radio operators scattered across the country, proving to be an information
lifeline during the devastating earthquake, tsunami and its aftermath.

Interviewed was R.C.C.H. Secretary Alejandro Jara CE3JWF and Director of
S.E.R. (Servicio de Emergencia de Radioaficionados) Rafael Riesco CE3FFR,
the Spanish language report, translated to English said "They were on air
within 10 to 15 minutes of the quake - where possible. While telephones and
the internet largely failed, many of the radio operators have back-up power
and were able to provide vital lines of communication, picked up by National
Radio Chile and rebroadcast, giving status of various affected areas."

The report added that, "Even where internet still worked, gossip social
networking pages could not be trusted, exaggerating and getting things
wrong."

The RCCH has also expressed its thanks to the world's radio amateurs for
keeping emergency frequencies free during their nation's time of need.

(vk3pc via wia.org.au)





CHANGES TO SOUTH AFRICAN RADIO REGULATIONS

It appears that ICASA is ready to publish the draft radio regulations in the
Government Gazette.

As soon as the SARL receives a copy of the draft regulations, it will be
posted on the SARL website at www.sarl.org.za

Public comment will be invited which will be considered by ICASA before the
regulations will be finalised.

Although the SARL requested that the organisation make input into the draft,
the ICASA Councillor charged with rewriting the outdated regulations decided
that once the draft is published for comment, is the appropriate time for
the SARL to make input.


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NEWS FROM ARNEWSLINE


FCC REAFFIRMS ROS ONLY LEGAL ABOVE 222 MHZ

The FCC says that a new digital mode developed in Europe and being used
world-wide is not legal for United States hams to transmit below 222
MHz. This because it uses frequency hopping technology which the
regulatory which the agency considers to be spread spectrum and bans hams
from using below that frequency. Amateur Radio Newsline's Frank Haas,
KB4T, has more.


According to the ARRL, back in mid-February, European amateurs first used a
new, experimental digital mode known as R-O S. On February 23, 2010 --
after FCC review of the original documents provided from the developer's
website -- the FCC made the following statements on R-O-S. We quote:

"Section 97.305 is the rule that specifies where different emission types
are allowed to be transmitted on different bands. 'R-O-S' is viewed as
'spread spectrum,' and the creator of the system describes it as that. We
assume that he knows what he created.

Section 97.305 authorizes spread spectrum emission types defined in Section
97.3 to be transmitted by FCC licensed amateur stations at places we
regulate communications only on 222-225 MHz and higher frequency amateur
bands. European telecommunication regulatory authorities may authorize
amateur stations in Europe to use spread spectrum on the High Frequency
bands, but this is of no concern to us.

"The Commission does not determine if a particular mode 'truly' represents
spread spectrum as it is defined in the rules. The licensee of the station
transmitting the emission is responsible for determining that the operation
of the station complies with the rules. This would include determining the
type of emission the station is transmitting and that the frequencies being
used are authorized for that type of emission." End quote

Since that initial FCC review, several Internet sites have reported a claim
-- attributed to the FCC -- that the original statements made had been
reconsidered and that the regulatory agency's view was now that --
quote: "R-O-S cannot be viewed as Spread Spectrum and it would be
encompassed within Section 97.309 which covers RTTY and data emissions codes."

The ARRL says that when queried about this new statement, the FCC's
Consumer Assistance Office stated that -- and again we quote: "The
information contained on the R-O-S website was not provided by the FCC."

The agency then reaffirmed the original statements that came from the FCC's
Wireless Bureau, which handles Amateur Radio rules for the United
States. In other words, as far as the FCC is concerned, the R-O-S mode can
only be used by the hams that it licenses on frequency bands above 222
MHz. And that's where it stands with the FCC as we go to air.

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

In its closing statement on the matter, the ARRL says that it supports the
experimentation and advancing the technical skills of operators. But the
League also reminds US licensees that according to Section 97.307, spread
spectrum communications are only permissible in the US on frequencies above
222 MHz.





ROS CREATOR SAYS HES DEVLOPED A NEW NARROWBAND VERSION

As if this situation was not complicated enough, the creator of ROS, one
Jos Alberto Nieto Ros, has announced the creation of a narrowband version
of ROS that requires only 500 Hz. To operate.

He says that a technical description of this new version will be sent to
FCC with the aim of gaining the agency's approval their approval for its
use in the United States. Until then, the author says that he will not
make public any technical explanation about this mode.

But here's where there may be a conflict. In his blog posting he claims
that if you are a U.S. citizen, that you are in your perfect right to
experiment with this new digital mode, until the FCC says otherwise. What
he might not understand is that here in the United States hams must abide
by the FCC Part 97 rules currently in place as well as any standing FCC
declaration regarding the use of any mode. Also, that violating either
could lead to anything ranging from a warning letter to a Notice of
Violation or even a monetary fine. So while U-S hams can sit all day and
receive and decode using any version of ROS, that they cannot transmit with
it until they get a go ahead from the FCC. (Various sources)








Remembering the unit men - Hertz

Hello I'm Jim Linton VK3PC with the latest in a series of brief looks at
those who made discoveries and have their names as units of measurement.
The German physicist Heinrich Hertz made important contributions to
mankind's knowledge of electromagnetism.

During experiments in 1887 and 88 he proved the existence of radio waves
that had previously been mathematically shown by James Clerk Maxwell.

Hertz used a spark gap across an inductor and a loop antenna to send a
signal to a loop of wire that also had a small gap.

Reports of his work inspired Marconi who recognised the commercial value
of the discovery.

Hertz was the one who demonstrated how radio waves travelled through the
ether. They became rightly known as Hertzian waves.

His original experiment was duplicated in many countries much to the
amazement who witnessed this scientific discovery, and leading to the era
of early wireless experimentation.

In the ultimate recognition, by the 1970s the term 'cycles per second' as
a measurement of frequency kilocycles and Megacycles was replaced with the
unit Hertz.





OPERATIONAL NEWS -


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


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

APR 30 - MAY 6 Westlakes CQ Repeater contest
contestmanager@westlakesarc.org.au

May 8 WIA VK Trans Tasman 80m Phone
Bruce Renn vk3jwz@wia.org.au

Jun 12 WIA VK Trans Tasman 160m Phone
Bruce Renn vk3jwz@wia.org.au

Jun 12-13 WIA Worked All VK Shires
contest@vkshires.info

Jun 19-20 WIA WINTER VHF-UHF Field Day
John Martin VK3KM tac@wia.org.au

Jul 10tbc WIA Jack Files Contest
John Spooner vk4ajs@wia.org.au

Aug 14-15 WIA Remembrance Day Contest
Peter Harding vk4od@wia.org.au

Aug 21-22 International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend.
register on website illw.net

Oct 2- 3 WIA Oceania DX Contest Phone
Tony Burt vk3tz@wia.org.au

Oct 9-10 WIA Oceania DX Contest CW
Tony Burt vk3tz@wia.org.au

NOV 20-21 WIA Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
John Martin VK3KM tac@wia.org.au




INTERNATIONAL MARCONI DAY AWARDS PROGRAM

The 23rd International Marconi Day will take place on April 24th. Although
not a contest, awards can be obtained if you pre register for the
event. Also, in order to qualify as an award station, operations should
take place from a site that either used Marconi equipment prior to his
death in 1937 or from which Marconi carried out experiments during the same
period. Full details can be found at www.gb4imd.org.uk





International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend

A total of 100 registrations have been received so far at the website
illw.net for this year's event on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of
August, Jim Linton VK3PC reports.

"It will be the 11th annual weekend run by Scotland's Ayr Radio Group
GM0AYR. The registrations to date are from 19 countries with nearly half
of them from Germany and Australia who always strongly support this fun event.

Other countries include Argentina, Belgium, Chile, Denmark, England,
Finland, France, Honduras, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand,
Poland, Scotland, Sweden, USA and Wales.

It's only early days and organisers of the International Lighthouse and
Lightship Weekend, the Ayr Radio Group, are hopeful that with improved HF
propagation the record of 442 registrations set last year could be beaten.

To register or check out the lighthouses already registered, visit the
official website illw.net

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





G'day - I'm Dale VK4DMC from the Tablelands Radio and Electronics Club in
Far North Queensland reporting from Innot Hot Springs, located at grid-square
QH22oi, where this weekend we are taking part in the John Moyle Memorial
Field day contest.

We arrived here on Friday and set up our field station and after much fun
getting various antennas located on portable towers and not so portable
trees we were on air for the start of the contest at 0100 UTC Saturday.

So far we have made many contacts, using our club call-sign VK4WAT, into most
VK call areas and international stations being worked as well.

Innot Hot Springs is known for its hot thermal springs and many of our
members have spent time simply soaking in the invigorating hot mineral spas.
This has been an added bonus and is helping to re-invigorate our operators
for their next stint on the microphone. Listen out for VK4WAT and say G'day.

This has been Dale VK4DMC.





SPECIAL EVENT CALLS, REPEATER 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





Iraq DXpedition

A group of multi-national ham radio operators are planning to operate from
Northern Iraq (Kurdistan) and will be active between April 2-12th.

The team has received a ten day visa issued by the Government of Kurdistan.

A band/mode survey is available on their Web site at:
http://www.yi9pse.com/survey.html
Suggested frequencies are also published on their Web page.





FRENCH HAMS CELEBRATE CONVENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

On the air, F6FQK reports that members of the "Council of Europe Radio
Amateur Club will be active as TP60CE between March 12th to the 14th.

This to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Convention of Human Rights.
Operations will be on CW, SSB, PSK and the Satellites.

QSL via F5LGF.

An online log search will be available
http://ewwa.free.fr





VK4OD CALLS FOR YOUR REPEATER INPUT!

We are looking at updating the VKHAM Website data for all the Repeaters in
VK mainland and P29.

I have been asked to obtain data from as many of the VK radio Clubs and
Individuals who have a repeater under their control.

I would ask that anyone listening please ask your committee persons to access
the following link

http://www.wiaq.com/repeaters.htm

(Of course the main and absolutely accurate site is our own at wia.org.au -- ed)



From Uganda, 5X7JD will be on the air until 25 May. QSL as directed on air.



5R8UI will be on the air from Madagascar until the end of the year.
QSL IK4ZUI.





AWARDS

Centenary of Aviation Award

On March 18, 1910, Harry Houdini made the first powered flight of an aircraft
in Australia at Diggers Rest in Victoria.

To commemorate the centenary of aviation in Australia, the Sunbury Amateur
Radio Group (S.A.R.G.) are offering the Centenary of Aviation Award.

Available for all bands and all modes (including EchoLink and IRLP), the
award is available for those who make five contacts with SARG members.
Contact with the same member is permissible but on different days,
between 0000UTC March 14 to March 28, 2010.

Further details are available from vk3tkk@yahoo.com.au





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

Groups presenting this WIA National News Service

MAR VK3 28 VK3DN
APR VK3 4 VK3DN
APR VK3 11 VK3DN
APR VK7 25 REAST (ANZAC Weekend)
MAY VK1 23 CRARC (promoting CRARC and WIA AGM)
MAY VK100WIA 30 WIA DIRECTORS JOIN A LIVE OB FROM CANBERRA





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


VK7 SSTV Gateway

Work is in progress to re locate the SSTV Gateway from the QTH of VK7AX to
a repeater site at Gawler.

The call sign of the gateway has been changed to VK7RTV and subject to final
interface and radio checks will become operational from the new site within
the next few days, where it is anticipated the range of the repeater/gateway
will be increased significantly.

The frequency of the gateway is 145.625 MHz. Simplex and to gateway your SSTV
signal over the internet via other gateways World Wide, users need to operate
with the FSKID button on.

To use the gateway as a local repeater only, leave the FSKID off.






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


HAM HEARS AND RECORDS MARS EXPRESS FLY-BY

From our good friends at ARNewsLine, talk about a true accomplishment for
ham radio. This as the European Space Agency website reports that a radio
amateur was able to receive and record the Mars Express mission on its
recent flyby of the Martian moon Phobos. Bertrand Pinel, F5PL, from near
Castelnaudary, France, used his 3.5 meter dish throughout the flyby to
monitor the signal from Mars Express. Here's a sample of what he heard:

--

The recording of the tone of Mars Express shifts from high to low because,
at the time of the recording, Mars Express was travelling away from the
Earth with a speed of 39 000 km/hr - accelerating as it went. This is the
same Doppler effect as the sound of an ambulance siren changing as it
passes you.

More on this story and F5PL's complete audio recording is on-line at
http://webservices.esa.int/blog/post/7/1058





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO

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

The weekend of the 27th / 28th is a busy one for WICEN in Canberra.

TWO events running, Canberra 2 Day Walk, and on Saturday only is the
BMSC "Appliance Installation Stages" car rally.

The car rally is basically all taken care of, however WICEN are still a
little short of people for the 2 day walk on each day and are looking for an
additional person for HQ on each day along with a couple of field stations.

If you can help with either day of the walk it would be appreciated if you
could contact Phil VK1PL.

committee@crarc.ampr.org





THE LOWDOWN COLUMN INCLUDING PRECISION BEACON TRANSMISSIONS
BEACONS www.qsl.net/zl1bpu/micro/Precision


Canadian Amateur Radio Access to 137 KHz.

Industry Canada has approved access by Canadian radio amateurs to
the Low Frequency (LF) band 135.7 ? 137.8 kHz, subject to
certain conditions. The Revised Canadian Table of Frequency
Allocations, promulgated in December 2009 to incorporate changes
arising from decisions taken at World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC)
2007, permits amateur use on a Secondary basis subject to Footnote 5.67A.

The Footnote states: "Stations in the amateur service using
frequencies in the band 135.7-137.8 kHz shall not exceed a maximum
radiated power of 1 W (EIRP) and shall not cause harmful
interference to stations of the radionavigation service operating
in countries listed in No. 5.67. (WRC-07)". Industry Canada has
advised that Canadian radio amateurs may now use the band and that
Schedule I of RBR-4 Standards for the Operation of Stations in the
Amateur Radio Service will be amended in due course.

(Richard Ferch VE3IAY/VE3KI VP Regulatory Affairs Radio Amateurs of Canada).











REWIND - A LOOK BACK IN HISTORY

Rewind a look back at our history through the serialised written history
by WIA Centenary Committee member Peter Wolfenden VK3RV with assistance of
others, that is being published in the WIA journal Amateur Radio magazine.


The challenge of interference

From the very first meeting ??of like minded people? at the Hotel Australia
on the 11th of March 1910, it was recognised that that representation was
needed of all amateur experimenters to the authorities. Licence fees and
?fair play? were contentious matters discussed at that initial meeting.

During 1913 major issues relating to interference experienced by official
government station almost resulted in the end of experimental stations both
here in Australia and in New Zealand where experimenters were closed down
for some time.

The newspapers of the day carried letters to the editor echoing ?official?
concern ? ?What is virtually the highway for public traffic is no place
for private amusements??

Walter King Witt, the Secretary of the Wireless Institute of Victoria had
a lengthy letter to the editor published in the Melbourne Argus of the 16th
August in which he stated that the experimenters had received notification
from the Postmaster-General's Department that unless interference issues
were fixed, all experimenter licences would be withdrawn.

That letter also made it known that the Council of the Wireless Institute
of Victoria would give any assistance to experimenters to overcome any difficulties.
This was in the era of spark-gap transmission and basic reception.

Thankfully closure, due to ?interference? did not eventuate and there is
little doubt that the concerted efforts by Institute officers contributed
greatly to the preservation of experimenter's privilege in this country.





SOCIAL SCENE 2010





MARCH 21 VK7
MEET THE VOICE BBQ at Ross in VK7




APRIL 3-4-5 VK3
Midland Amateur Radio Club's Radio, Electronic & Astronomy Expo.
Old Fire Station Building" at 52 View Street Bendigo




JUNE 12 VK2
Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club's 35th Annual Field Day.


JULY 17 VK3
GGREC Hamfest Start Time : 10:00



AUGUST 1 VK6
Northern Corridor Group Hamfest Cyril Jackson Sports Centre Ashfield



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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