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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING MAY 02 2010.

ACMA Increases Licence Fee

WIA National Field Day

EDUCATION YOUTH AND ADVANCEMENT OF AMATEUR RADIO

NEW WORLD WIDE RADIO OPERATORS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED

AM ANZAC

ALL UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF
AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING MAY 2 2010




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ACMA Increases Licence Fee

Tucked away on last weeks VK7 news was a lil piece from Fred Swainston WIARTO.
He let them know that that "they" have been advised of a licence fee increase.
Seems that since April 5 licence fees are now $65.00 with licence variations
remaining at $41.00.

(VK7NEWS)





WIA
President Michael Owen VK3KI president@wia.org.au
Vice President Ewan McLeod VK4ERM vk4erm@wia.org.au
Secretary Geoff Atkinson VK3AFA secretary@wia.org.au
Treasurer John Longayroux VK3PZ vk3pz@wia.org.au


Friday 30th July is the closing date for applications for the WIA Club Grants
Scheme for 2010. Full details of the 2010 rules for the scheme can be
obtained from the WIA Web site, together with a template setting out the
suggested application headings for an executive summary, identifying how the
club seeks to meet the objectives of the scheme and guidance regarding
supporting documentation.

The object of the scheme is to promote and advance amateur radio, the WIA and
its Affiliated Clubs by supporting useful and/or innovative projects
undertaken or to be undertaken by Affiliated Clubs.

President Michael said that the committee would recommend to the Board the
projects that should be supported and the amount to be allocated to each
supported project. "I urge affiliated clubs to participate in this
opportunity" Michael said; "however, it is most important that clubs read
the rules very carefully





WIA AGM Weekend - Alto Restarant *
Friday evenings dinner in the famous Alto revolving restaurant is
just $54 per head. The menu will be served as alternates, a choice
of/* Salmon and Herb*/ (Lightly cured and pan roasted served with a
warm salsa Verde, capsicum and onion caponata) and /*Alto Mignon and
Onion*/ (Fillet wrapped in prosciutto and butter roasted, confit of
shallot and garlic, warm Serrano cured ham) and for desert
/*Clafloutis de Prune*/ Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream and warm
chilli maple or /*Mana Maori*/ Golden Caramel pudding, nutmeg cream
and Port scented currants. Wine, beer and soft drink will be available
for purchase on the night. Please ensure that your Alto booking is
made by completing the online registration form below. Please *do not*
contact the restaurant directly.





WIA National Field Day

As part of the WIA Centenary celebrations we are proud to announce the
National Field Day.

Pick up your pencils, and mark Saturday the 2nd of October on your calendars
now.

This is your clubs' or group's opportunity to take Amateur Radio to the
public.

Here is your chance to get in on the ground floor on what will surely be
Australia's biggest Amateur Radio publicity event each year.

While the focus of the event is not a traditional contest, simple awards are
planned for innovative, well presented Field Day Stations that catch the
public eye and positively promote Amateur Radio.

Read the introductory story in the coming edition of AR magazine and keep an
eye on the WIA website for more information.

(Paul VK5PH & Philip VK3JNI)





HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.

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

The famous Bill Shakespeare Auction is returning to Sydney on Wednesday
5th May.

The St George Amateur Radio Society has available a huge range of electronic
components including resistors, capacitors, transistors, diodes, integrated
circuits, etc., plus lots of radio equipment on offer from other sellers.

Time to clean out the shack this weekend and bring along you pre-loved radio
equipment to sell at the auction, to be held at the club rooms, Donnelly Park,
Kyle Parade, Kyle Bay, commencing at 7.00 PM

Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available on the night.

Pre-registration and further details are available on the club's web site
sgars.org

Keep that date in mind Wednesday evening 5th May. Look forward to seeing you
there.

Across Australia from VK1WIA you're tuned to the WIA National News Service.
In Bathurst, it can be heard on VK2RDX 146.650 MHz at 10.00 AM local time.
I'm Paul VK2GX





Peter VK2FPHR of Peak Hill wrote us, I quote, "Could you please, over the next
broadcast advise listeners the BBQ set down for May 1 has been postponed to
another time due to family dramas.

It was already to go, BUT now it has to be called off".

(pwandsj@ozonline.com.au)





Port Stephens promotion on Anzac day was marred by heavy rain and huge
interference from some source in the area but as they say there is
always next time .

There were quite a few people that came in the afternoon as the rain had
stopped to look around and to see the gun being fired they have been extended
an offer to return whenever they wish by the Fort Scratchley Historical
Society.





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

The Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club members announce that on the
17th July 2010 they will be conducting their annual Hamfest at the
Cranbourne Community Hall on the corner of Clarendon and High Streets,
Cranbourne.

Forty tables of goods will be presented at this large venue, but stall
holders should book early as demand is always high.

Chris Chapman VK3QB on 0429 187593 or
hamfest@ggrec.org.au





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/

Welcome to Qnews I'm Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP and I've been thinking
about technology.

The promise of the great fibre optic broadband network across the land will
certainly help those of us in the regional areas and ADSL or Wireless dead
spots. Cost limits many of us and the benefits of instant video or choice of
program for download from a broadcaster can not be justified. Get it off air
the first time or miss out....well nothing has changed in that regard.

However, the dependency of business, government and administration on the
IT infrastructure is demonstrated when switching nodes are flooded,
satellite ground stations are effected by bad weather or the backup
power system failure renders many of these totally inactive. You can't get
money from the bank and you can't pay for purchases with the ubiquitous
plastic card. Even the fuel pumps may not be working.

Well it may not need to be a disaster or catastrophe, just a local event
which causes major disruption where we happen to live and work. This is where
our hobby of amateur radio offers a means of supplying a redundant
communication channel. The Wireless Institute of Australia has over a dozen
certified trainers for the emergency communications training which is
expected to start after the AGM.

There are 200 interested amateurs waiting for this program to start; are you
interested, too?

I'm Geoff Emery and that's what I think......what about you?





Art VK4GO from Cairns has completed their D-Star hotspot 439.100MHz simplex.
If you planning to make a holiday trip try out the local D-Star and APRS gateway.
If needed you contact Art 0416 518 175





CLUBBING -

Redcliffe and District Radio Club
www.redclifferadioclub.org.au/

I'm Ray VK4CF back with news from the Redcliffe AR Club".

Despite a real drop in temperature about 40 club members attend the club
house last Monday night. It was good to see Ray VK4UG, at the club house
and despite the short visit his presence was very enjoyable.

Peter, VK4EA, John, VK4YJV and Doug, VK4MCD, used a cherry picker to make
some further adjustments to the 70 cm antenna. The slight change in antenna
direction should enhance the repeater's signal to the northern Brisbane
suburbs. If you hear Peter on the repeater give him a shout and tell him
about the improved signal after all the work that has been carried out mainly
by Peter and his merry gang of pole climbers.

Peter also showed off his new sniffer built using the design of VK3YNG.
Peter is also encouraging more members to build these sniffers and enjoy the
fox hunt held on the 4th Monday of the month by the club.

While speaking of building things, Roger, VK4ZLQ, showed his motor driven
variable capacitor. It is a real work of art. Well Done Roger!

On May 17th, there is to be a visit by club members to Air Services Australia
at Brisbane Airport Control tower. Numbers for this event are limited to a
maximum of 24 persons. So please ensure you advise Scottie, VK4FLAE, as soon
as possible your intention to attend.

It was very pleasing to hear many club members joining in on the Harry Angel
Sprint, Charlie VK4YZ and Kevin, VK4UH, were neck and neck during the contest
and it is believed that Charlie just pipped Kevin at the post by 1 more
contact. The numbers were high and it is hoped that the club will feature
well in the final results.

John VK4WX has finally left on his trip to the warm north. He said that he
should be in Mackay early next month to meet up with relatives. John said
that he would terrorize local repeaters and will be on or about 7.070 MHz at
nominally 1630 on Saturdays to keep in contact with absent friends.
Five candidates successfully passed their Foundation Licence exams last
weekend. It is hoped that they will be on the air soon with their new call
signs. Many thanks to Ken, VK4FKEN and Allen, VK4KZ, undertaking the
assessment and practical tests that finished about 5 pm Saturday during the
long weekend. It should be noted that Ken has had a hand in almost everyone
of the practical tests carried out at the club for the last 3 years. Thanks
Ken.

So until next week, for Redcliffe club, I'm Ray VK4CF.





SUNSHINE COAST
Maleny VK4RSC 146.850 and 438.075 VK4RSN 53.7
Noosa Heads VK4RSL 146.825 and 438.175

This is Gordon VK4VP

Annual General Meeting
The club held the Annual General Meeting in March and there no changes to the
committee positions, they must be doing something right.


Kirkleigh Camp Out

The interclub campout at Kirkleigh, Somerset Dam was held over the weekend of
17th and 18th of April. Amateurs from all over South East Queensland attended
and word has it a VK2 slipped through the border gates as well. Noel VK4NL
reports the event just keeps getting bigger each year. SCARC would like to
thank Bunya Mtns & District AmCom for organising this excellent event.


Harry Angel Sprint

Well the Harry Angel Sprint for 2010 has been and gone and it appears it was
held TWICE.

One of the SCARC members advises that the WIA website had the contest advertised
for Friday 23rd of April, but other websites had it advertised as Saturday 24th
of April which was believed to be the correct date. No wonder only 1 other
Amateur was heard calling CQ on the Friday night.

Radar Hill APRS Digipeater

Thanks to the generosity of two proffessional RF riggers, the clubs APRS
digipeater VK4RSR-3 at Radar Hill Nambour is now reaching far and wide. Wide
3-3 to be precise, that's a very sad in-joke for the APRS fraternity.

The antenna was raised from 8m above ground to approximately 70m above ground
level. The antenna is a brand new RFI 2m Folded Dipole and a 70 cm folded
dipole was installed at the same time. Both antenna's are fed with a single
run of LDF4-50 coax donated by Dave VK4UN. A diplexor mounted in a
weatherproof enclosure was securely mounted with the antenna's. This digi is
now reliably hearing other digis over 180kms away and with a bit of evening
propogation Rockhampton digi VK4RAR-3 is heard at a distance of 450kms.

Until next time, this is Gordon VK4VP.





TOWNSVILLE
vk4wit@wia.org.au
4773 1196 or 0408 001142
po box 333 Garbutt East, QLD 4814
www.tarc.org.au

CHEERS 73! THIS IS DON VK4FNQA, WITH NEWS FROM
NORTH QUEENSLAND !

AM AND CW FOR ANZAC DAY A SUCCESS !

REPORTS HAVE FLOODED IN FROM STATIONS THAT
PARTICIPATED IN THE INAUGURAL AM AND CW FOR
ANZAC DAY COMMEMORATION INDICATING THAT THE
WORLDWIDE EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS !

MANY OF THE OPERATORS WHO PARTICIPATED IN
THE COMMEMORATION HAVE SENT
CONGRATULATION MESSAGES TO MIKE VK4MIK
AND THE SILENT VETERAN WHO ORIGINALLY
THOUGHT UP THE IDEA FOR THE ON-AIR EVENT.

MIKE HAS ASKED ABOUT THE LIKELIHOOD OF
THE EVENT BECOMING A REGULAR ANNUAL
EVENT OCCURRING AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE TO
ANZAC DAY AND THE CONSENSUS
SO FAR... IS A RESOUNDING YES !

SO, KEEP THOSE MORSE KEYS POLISHED,
THOSE CARBON MICROPHONES ACTIVATED,
THOSE VALVES CLEAN FROM CARBON
TRACKING AND THOSE DYNAMOS EFFICIENT
FOR THE 2011 COMMEMORATION !


A REMINDER NOW THAT THIS TUESDAY THE
FOURTH OF MAY IS THE EVENING FOR THE
TARC MANAGEMENT MEETING. THE MEETING
IS HELD FROM 7-30PM AT THE CLUB ROOMS,
ON TOP OF SES HEADQUARTERS, GREEN
STREET WEST END.
REMEMBER TO BRING SOMETHING FOR
SHOW AND TELL TO MAKE THINGS
INTERESTING. ALL WELCOME.

THE TICK TOCK OF THE CLOCK REMINDS
ME THAT IT IS TIME TO END FOR ANOTHER
WEEK....
THAT'S ALL FOR QNEWS FOR THIS SUNDAY
SECOND OF MAY....

THIS HAS BEEN DON VK4FNQA IN TROPICAL
PARADISE FOR THE TOWNSVILLE AMATEUR
RADIO CLUB INC, AND YOU HAVE BEEN
LISTENING TO, AND ENJOYING >>>QNEWS
FROM VK4WIA..





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

Some VK7 QSL Bureau Info.

Inbound cards both national and international are posted to the vk7 QSL post office
box in Hobart.

The QSL manager, John VK7RT, collects and sorts WIA member's cards and sends them
on to the respective WIA members. This is either by hand to the domain or
S.A.S.E. Mail to others.

The WIA policy is that it is the members responsibility for funding such mailouts.

Amateur cards belonging to non WIA members are kept in a box at the manager's
residence.

Non members are to contact John to allow them the opportunity of making suitable
arrangements for collecting their own cards.

The WIA is adamant that QSL managers do not in any way put time into the sorting of
non-member's cards.

Full information about the QSL bureau can be found on the web site
www.wia.org.au/members/QSL/about/

(73, John, VK7RT)





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

THE FUTURE OF AMATEUR RADIO IS WITH THE YOUTH

The future of amateur radio is with the youth and we need to adapt if we want to
attract them. This was the message from IARU Region 1 President Hans Blondeel
Timmerman, PB2T as he d delivered the after-dinner address at the S.A.R.L. Awards
Banquet in Port Elizabeth last week.

He said that the expectations of the youth were very different from those that
moved the current generation to become radio amateurs. What interested us at that
time no longer enthuses the youth of today, said Timmerman. He continued to say:
"My advice is let go on much of what we know and love and let them do what they
love. Their focus is more visual. They are keen on new technologies but also want
it to happen fast.

"Clubs can do much to promote amateur radio. Start a junior section with a young
leader in your club. Focus on visual, virtual and new technologies.

Promote amateur radio as an art and a science, different from the Internet and
cellphones. Senior members should provide the resources and support and let
youngsters off the leash. We urgently need a new approach."





TYCO OFFERS FREE ELECTRONICS COURSES

Tyco Electronics has launched a free web-based training program aimed at
designers of electronic and electrical equipment. From electrical basics to
detailed descriptions of circuit protection strategies, Circuit Protection
University provides a suite of practical, self-paced tutorials.

The site launch has been nick-named CPU and includes an overview of circuit
protection devices and tutorials on over current and over voltage protection
techniques. Additional courses in coordinated circuit protection and I/O
port protection are now also available. Most important the training
program also includes real world examples of circuit protection solutions
for consumer electronic devices.

More can be found at
http://go.bluevolt.com/CoBrandTemplate/home.aspx?brand=tyco





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

NEW SOUTH AFRICAN COUNCIL ELECTED

At the AGM held in Port Elizabeth Dennis Green, ZS4BS, was elected as
President with Mark Zank, ZS6YES, as Vice Chairman.
The Council will meet in the next two weeks to assign portfolios to the other
councillors. Rassie Erasmus, ZS1YT, the immediate past President, will continue
as Treasurer.





Central Scotland Repeater problems

Following the ongoing jamming and abuse problems on a number of
Central Scotland FM Group repeaters, a meeting has taken place between Ofcom,
the repeater group and the RSGB to discuss options to address the problem.

Ofcom has indicated that the problem is under active investigation
and as a result enforcement action has been taken against one
individual resulting in the forfeiture of equipment and a number of
others being warned of their conduct. The investigations are still
ongoing and Ofcom has asked that any evidence of abuse is in the
first instance forwarded to GM8HBY to co-ordinate information rather
than create duplicate reports. This should be done by e-mail at
info@csfmg.com or by post to GM8HBY who is QTHR.

Ofcom have also reminded repeater users not to respond to any abuse
or jamming heard on the repeaters.





School Club EU Day - 5th May

The annual School Club EU Day will take place on 5th May.

It is designed to create contacts with and between school amateur
radio clubs and training centres and give them the opportunity to
contact other amateur stations around Europe. The activity is a great
way to get young operators on the air from their school shacks.

An English version of the rules for this event can be found on the
German website

www.aatis.de/content/sites/default/files/EU2010_EN_txt.pdf.





NEW WORLD WIDE RADIO OPERATORS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCED

There is a new player on the ham radio political and educational scene with
the goal of improving the skills of amateur radio operators around the
world,. This, by utilizing education, competition, advancement of
technology and scientific research to promote international friendship and
goodwill. It also wants to help prepare hams to better serve society in
times of communication need. These are the lofty goals of the World Wide
Radio Operator's Foundation, Inc. and it has the backing of some of the
heaviest of the true heavyweights in the hobby. Amateur Radio Newsline's
Norm Seeley, KI7UP, has the whose' who in this new game in town:

Although it was founded quietly back in 2009, the World Wide Radio
Operator's Foundation, Inc. or WWROF was officially launched on Friday,
April 16th at the 61st International DX Convention held in Visalia,
California. And the groups Board of Directors reads like a whose-who in
the world of amateur radio.

According to its leadership, the World Wide Radio Operator's Foundation was
created with the goal of advancing the skill and art of radio
operating. The group's mission statement states that it is dedicated to
improving the skills of amateur radio operators around the world, utilizing
education, competition, advancement of technology and scientific research,
promoting international friendship and goodwill, and preparing them to
better serve society in times of communication need. The World Wide Radio
Operator's Foundation further believes that on-the-air contests provide a
good test of operating skills and are of immeasurable value to amateur
radio overall.

The groups is made up of a group of well-known and very highly respected
DX'ers, contesters and public service operators. This includes Chairman
Doug Grant, K1DG; Vice Chairman John Dorr, K1AR; Treasurer Ralph Bowen,
N5RZ and Secretary Tom Lee, K8AZ. Other board members are Bob Cox, K3EST;
Tim Duffy, K3LR and Mark Beckwith, N5OT.

In addition, the organization has an Advisory Committee that includes Ken
Wolff, K1EA; George Fremin, K5TR; Randy Thompson, K5ZD; Trey Garlough,
N5KO; and Larry "Tree" Tyree, N6TR.

Among other things, the group says that it intends to support high impact
operating-oriented projects. These include training activities and
content, contest administration improvements, recruitment programs for new
contesters and deployment of state-of-the-art technologies for enhanced log
checking or simply improved awards programs. They also plan on
establishing an equipment donation program for young contesters and those
radiosports oriented hams residing in third world nations.

In looking at the overall structure the World Wide Radio Operator's
Foundation appears to have adopted some of the finer points of
organizations like that of the Radio Club of America, the Quarter Century
Wireless Association, major DX and contest groups and even the ARRL and
put them all under one roof. Its then added an emphasis on High Frequency
radiosports as an operational training ground. The only questions are will
this approach succeed and if it does, what will its long term affect be on
the overall hobby.

The World Wide Radio Operator's Foundation is incorporated as a non-profit
organization in the state of Ohio, and is pursuing tax-exempt status under
Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code so that donations made to it
will be tax-deductible.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Norm Seeley, KI7UP, in Scottsdale

More information about the World Wide Radio Operator's Foundation can be
found at www.wwrof.org.





ON THE AIR: EURPOES EURODAY ON THE AIR FROM SPAIN MAY 1 - 20

On the air, listen out for the special callsigns AO1EU, AO2EU, AO3EU,
AO4EU, AO5EU, AO6EU, AO7EU, AO8EU and AO9EU between May 1st to the
20th. This, to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Robert Schuman's
presentation of his proposal for the creation of what is now known as the
European Union.

The activity is organized this year by Spain's EA Digital Federation under
the auspices of the European Radio Amateurs' Organization. All bands and
all modes will be used. A special QSL card will be available only via
EuroBureauQSL at www.eurobureauqsl.org





OPERATIONAL NEWS -


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


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

May 15-16 NZART Sangster Shield
http://www.nzart.org.nz/contests/index.html

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 3- 4 NZART MEMORIAL CONTEST
http://www.nzart.org.nz/contests/index.html

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 WIA WIA National Field Day
nfd@wia.org.au

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





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

A special callsign will be activated for the famous car race of 24 hours
in Le Mans (France). The call used will be TM24H on the air from 30 May
to 13 of June 2010. The QSL manager will still be F6KFI.

(Claude, F4EET)





International Summits on the Air

Another International Summits On The Air Weekend will be held on the
first weekend in May, the 1st and 2nd.

All prospective activators are encouraged to post their planned
activations on SOTAwatch as soon as is practicable. The event
encourages summit to summit contacts between the many International
Associations that comprise SOTA. It should give Chasers the
opportunity to work as many different associations as possible. This
does mean that HF may be required but does not mean that this is
solely an HF event. The choice of operating band and mode is left to
the individual activator.

Check out the SOTA website at www.sota.org.uk for details.





GN4KPT/P will be on the air on 2nd and 3rd May from Shanes Castle for
the Steam Rally. This is a joint venture between Antrim & District
Amateur Radio Society & Ballymena Amateur Radio Club. The station
will be on the air on 2nd May between 14.00 and 17.00 and 3rd May
10.00 to 16.00.





To mark the 10th anniversary of the closure of the world's largest
maritime radio station, Portishead Radio, GB10GKA is being activated
from 30th April to 27th May. Hours of operation will be dependent on
individual operators' free time and operation will be primarily on
CW. Rick, G3YEC will operate 30th April until 6th May from this QTH
near Colchester. Special Anniversary QSL cards will be produced to
mark this historic event. eQSL will also be used. Certificates for
contacting GB10GKA on more than four HF bands will be available.
Contact Tony Roskilly, G3ZRJ by e-mail to
g3zrj.morsekey@btinternet.com





ZL7J will be on the air from Chatham Island between 28th April and
3rd May. All bands from 1.9MHz to 28MHz will be used with SSB and CW.
QSL via JH1HRJ.





AM ANZAC

ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE A NUMBER OF THE
RESTORATION STATIONS MADE CONTACT ACROSS THE
POND BOTH NEAR AND FAR AND A STAND OUT EFFORT
BY BILL VK4WL IN MAREEBA ENABLED AT LEAST ONE
PSK CONTACT TO BE MADE WITH THE TANGO CHARLIE
SWAT TEAM LOCATED NEAR ANZAC COVE.

NICK VK4YT, ROSS VK4AQ AND MIKE VK4MIK WERE
SUITABLY SUPERVISED BY WORLD WAR TWO VETERAN
TOM VK4AOG WITH THE CW AND AM OPERATION ON
RESTORED MILITARY GEAR SIGNING AS VK4GHL FROM
MAREEBA AERODROME.

DALE AX4WAT DID SOME NICE LONG AM CONTACTS
OPERATING PORTABLE FROM THE ROCKY CREEK
MEMORIAL SITE AND THEN FROM THE ATHERTON
WAR CEMETERY.

AMATEUR RADIO VICTORIA HAD VK3RAN RUNNING
HOT FROM THE WARSHIP CASTLEMAINE MUSEUM
WITH GEAR OPERATED BY TERRY VK3UP AND
MICHELLE VK3FEAT WORKING A TOTAL OF ONE
HUNDERED AND THIRTEEN STATIONS.

WHYALLA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB DID SOME GREAT
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND SOME GREAT CONTACTS
FROM THE WARSHIP WHYALLA MUSEUM AND, NOT
TO BE OUTDONE,
VK4RAN FROM THE WARSHIP DIAMANTINA MUSEUM
DID A HEAP OF AM CONTACTS USING THE SHIPS
RESTORED COMMUNICATIONS GEAR.

VK4WIT FROM THE EX WORLD WAR TWO RAAF
COMMUNICATIONS HEADQUARTERS IN
TOWNSVILLE WORKED A FEW STATIONS DURING
THE AFTERNOON AND WAS CONTROL STATION FOR
THE NORTH QUEENSLAND NET WHICH RAN DURING
THE EVENING ON 80 METRES AM WITH 18 STATIONS
PARTICIPATING.

MANY OF THE OPERATORS WHO PARTICIPATED IN
THE COMMEMORATION HAVE SENT
CONGRATULATION MESSAGES TO MIKE VK4MIK
AND THE SILENT VETERAN WHO ORIGINALLY
THOUGHT UP THE IDEA FOR THE ON-AIR EVENT.

MIKE HAS ASKED ABOUT THE LIKELIHOOD OF
THE EVENT BECOMING A REGULAR ANNUAL
EVENT OCCURRING AS NEAR AS POSSIBLE TO
ANZAC DAY AND THE CONSENSUS
SO FAR... IS A RESOUNDING YES !

SO, KEEP THOSE MORSE KEYS POLISHED,
THOSE CARBON MICROPHONES ACTIVATED,
THOSE VALVES CLEAN FROM CARBON
TRACKING AND THOSE DYNAMOS EFFICIENT
FOR THE 2011 COMMEMORATION !

(DON THE MATMAN)





INTRUDER WATCH - ENFORCEMENT ZONE

Region III IARUMS Coordinator Peter Young VK3MV

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

INTRUDER 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


Radio Kuwait cleared from amateur radio band

From 12 to 19 April the broadcaster had been transmitting programs in Arabic
with up to S9+30dB signals blocking almost 20 kHz of the 40m Band.

Yes Radio Kuwait was broadcasting in the Amateur Radio 7 MHz allocation, however
speedy action by the IARU Monitoring System Intruder Watch resolved the problem.

A 'combined action' led to the removal of Radio Kuwait on 7150 and 7190 kHz.





MEDIA WATCH
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HOT OFF THE PRESS: NEW DX BOOK AVAILABLE BY W9KNI

'A Year of DX' is a new book by noted author Bob Locher, W9KNI that follows
him as he makes an all out effort to win the 2008 running of CQ Magazine's
DX Marathon. The Marathon is a year long operating event during which a
contestant works as many countries and CQ zones as possible, any band or
any mode.

While the book chronicles Bob's efforts in the pileups and through the
lonely watches of the night, it also contains other discussions of what
DX'ing is all about. These include the possibilities of DX'ing in low sun
spot periods contributed by Jim Henderson, KF7E, a chapter on optimizing
your SSB transmit audio by Hall of Famer Chip Margelli, K7JA, a discussion
of what is the ideal linear amplifier, and much more.

Anyone who read and enjoyed Bob's 'Compete DX'er' is sure to find this book
equally worthwhile. Its publication date is scheduled for May 1st. More
information is on-line at www.idiompress.com/yearofdx.php





WIA NATIONAL NEWS

In Media Watch a couple of chestnuts to roast, or house cleaning to perform.

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All this makes our life a lot easier, and filing and writing correctly
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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


Morse code practice via Echolink

You can now get Morse code practice sessions by using Echolink.
Just connect to the W1AW Conference Server 'W1AWBDCT' Node 37374.

Audio from W1AW's CW code practices and CW/digital bulletins is now available
using EchoLink via the W1AW Conference Server "W1AWBDCT" Node Number 37374.

The 9:45 PM ET phone bulletin is currently unavailable via W1AWBDCT.

The audio is sent in real-time and runs concurrently with W1AW's regular
transmission schedule.





Birthday of Samuel Morse
Samuel Morse, who introduced telegraph communications in the United States,
was born 219 years ago on April 27, 1791 in Charlestown, Massachusetts.
On 24th of May 1844, he famously sent the message "What hath God wrought"
(quoting Numbers 23:23) by telegraph from Washington D.C to Baltimore.
His full name was Samuel Finley Breese Morse and he lived from April 27, 1791
till April 2, 1872.





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

Amateur radio group to end packet operations

Steve Perkins, G4FPV and Stewart Wilkinson, G0LGS have decided that, with the
continued decline in Packet Radio activity and also due to changes in
personal circumstances, that they will close down the following systems for
which they are responsible on (or soon after) 31st May 2010:

G4FPV
(MLVN) Node

GB7GLO
(GLOBBS) AX25 BBS

GB7LGS
(CHELT) Node and TCP/IP BBS

This will bring to end the provision of Packet Radio Nodes and BBS facilities
in and around the North Gloucestershire and South Worcestershire area after
around 20 years of near continuous operation.





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


The secondary payloads on the Indian PSLV-C15 launch, currently slated for
May 5, will be two Amateur Radio CubeSats along with a Norwegian satellite.
One of the CubeSats, STUDSAT, was built by Indian students and will operate
on 437.505 MHz.





Violet is an Amateur Radio satellite being built at Cornell University for
launch early 2011. The name derives from its ultraviolet telescope, which
includes flight-spare Deep Impact CCDs.

The satellite is a 50cm cube satellite and will carry 4k8 UHF simplex packet
links with 5 watts of RF downlink power. It will use a star tracker and fibre
optic gyro for fine attitude estimation and propagation.

Violet will allow guest investigators to utilize multiple CMG arrays to test
and validate CMG steering laws, maintain a communication link, downlink data
for use in steering law validation over multiple orbits, acquire the sun and
charge batteries when necessary.

A submission for frequencies has been made to the IARU Amateur Satellite
Frequency Coordination panel.





SOCIAL SCENE

2010

MAY 8 VK3
10am Moorabbin @ District Amateur Radio club Hamfest at Brentwood Secondary College.


MAY 8 VK4
Brisbane Amateur Radio Club's "Barcfest", Mt Gravatt show grounds 9,30am.





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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