WIANEWS - JAN 23 - VK NATIONAL NEWS
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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING JAN 23 2011.
COPPER THIEVES FOIL COPPERS
TARC does Australia Day
10 YEAR OLD DISCOVERS SUPERNOVA
ALLEGED HONEYBEE SHOOTER WAS A HAM
Usage of 5MHz WSPR clarified
The Flyleaf Killer
TURKEY TO FLY IN 2012
ALL THESE STORIES UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS
INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING JANUARY 23 2011.
Commercial radio recognised in VK2 for emergency services info.
Chief executive officer of Commercial Radio Australia, Joan Warner has
welcomed the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the
NSW Government, making commercial radio stations official providers of
emergency services information.
Ms Warner said the NSW MOU follows a similar arrangement with the Victorian,
South Australian and Queensland Governments.
"The industry has argued for some time for commercial radio to be included
and promoted as an official provider of information in emergencies, along with
COPPER THIEVES FOIL COPPERS.
A major power failure caused rail delays on Victoria's Belgrave line, the
cause was the theft of copper wire near Upper Ferntree Gully Station early
in the morning, down by the station.
A unknown length of copper wire was dug out of the ground and cut free by
thieves, this then cut power to the signalling system at Upper Ferntree Gully.
Trains between Upper Ferntree Gully and were replaced by buses until normal
service could be resumed about 8.30am.
President Michael Owen VK3KI firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Phil Wait VK2ASD email@example.com
Secretary Geoff Atkinson VK3AFA firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer John Longayroux VK3PZ email@example.com
22nd December last year the WIA advised that the ACMA had made amendments to
the Amateur Licence Conditions Determination (LCD) and the Visiting Overseas
Amateur Class Licence.
The WIA has now placed the consolidated versions of these amendments, for
easier reading. Follow wia.org.au to Members/Legislation
All amateurs must make themselves aware of their licence conditions to avoid
that "knock" on the door from ACMA Inspectors.
HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.
web service:- http://www.arnsw.org.au/html/news_vk2wi.htm
VKG Roundup http://www.police.nsw.gov.au/news
Unknown 53.575mhz heard in Townsville
Mystery broadcast is coming from Snowy Mountains Amateur Radio Club On VK2RSM
6 meter repeater,
Signal reports have come in from VK2, VK3, VK4, VK5 and one VK9!
Plans to re-broadcast WIA National news latter this year on 2 meters.
Two new 2 meter repeaters, linking into their existing 2 meter repeater.
The new ones are in the Jindabyne area and Nimmitebel / Bomballa area this
should give the southern NSW a greater ham coverage.
If any more info needed pls contact:-
Next Sunday, the 30 th, will be the first Trash and Treasure at VK2WI Dural
for this year. From about 0930 hours. Boot sales most welcome. The Home Brew
Group will meet as usual in the afternoon with a technical presentation about
designing and building HF transmitters and receivers. Exam assessments will be
available in the morning. Next month at the Central Coast Hamfest - there
will also be exam assessments.
web service:- http://www.amateurradio.com.au/news/
VKC Roundup http://www.police
February 4th, EMDRC's meeting in the Willis Room will be "Magnetic Loop
Dieter Pelz VK3FFB will explain all there is to know re HF Magnetic Loops.
Feb 14th the Annual Luncheon of the 160 Mtr Coffee Break Net Group will be
In the Bistro at the Mountain View Hotel 186 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley,
All amateurs with an interest in 160 mts are welcome
Please RSVP to John VK3DQ@wia.org.au
by Friday 11th February
This is a final call to commercial traders, Club Corner participants and
Time is quickly running out to be part of Centre Victoria RadioFest No. 4.
All is ready for the major event in Victoria.
Features this year are the DXpedition, yet to be held, light beam
communications, emergency communications on display, heads up on the
IARU-Region 3 Championships as well as the Bendigo Astronomical Society gazing
at the solar surface.
See you at the Centre Victoria RadioFest, Kyneton Racecourse, just an hour
from Bendigo, Ballarat and Melbourne.
Sunday the 13th February.
I'm Bruce Lees, VK3FFF and you're tuned to VK1WIA
VK4 - QNEWS
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VKR Roundup http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+and+Alerts/Media+Releases/
The floods in Queensland have subsided, and the cleanup continues.
At its auction today 23rd January, the Historical Wireless Society of
South East Queensland Inc will have on offer seven 1920s radios that have
been donated to the Club.
Proceeds from these items will go to the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief
Cementco Bowls Club, Darra Q4076, 10am.
TARC does Australia Day this Wednesday
Get out your corked hats and throwing thongs - TARC will be out in the field
for Australia Day (provided the venue does not get too aquatic) at the famous
Loam Island ARDF Grounds and Shelter from 11-30am this Wednesday January 26th.
BYO everything and engage in aussie fun and mirth - and even do some radio
things too ! Bring the family, bring the lagerphone, bring the esky but don't
bring the mozzies !
local area news :- http://reast.asn.au/news.php
vk7 local news, email email@example.com
REAST Annual General Meeting for 2011 will be held on 20 February starting at
11am in the Queen's Domain Clubrooms.
It will be followed by a BYO BBQ with a hot BBQ plate and tea and coffee
Ever thought about contributing more to YOUR club?
Well this is your chance and stand for a committee position. Nomination forms
can be found on the REAST website and they have to be with the Secretary by
the 5th February 2011.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to RSGB, Southgate AR Club, the ARRL,
Amateur Radio Newsline, NZART and the WW sources of the WIA.
Theft puts GB3JB off air
GB3JB, the 2m repeater located on the borders of Wiltshire, Somerset
and Dorset, was powered by wind and solar power. The solar panel has
been stolen from the site and so GB3JB was switched off on 3rd January.
The repeater keeper will be checking the site for damage to the
batteries or the wind turbine.
The YASME Foundation supports the development and promotion of Amateur
Radio around the world.
The YASME Excellence Awards are given to individuals who through their own
service, creativity, effort and dedication have made a significant
contribution to the cause of Amateur Radio.
Now we learn that a Canadian Amateur has won an YASME award, Alex VE3NEA for
developing DX Atlas, Morse Runner, HAM-CAP, CW Skimmer, Rocky and other
Alex's products are making a remarkable impact on the competitive HF
operating environment. Making this software available to the amateur
community at little or no cost demonstrates excellent ham spirit.
10 YEAR OLD DISCOVERS SUPERNOVA
Kathryn Gray, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, made her discovery this
past New Year's Eve. This, after noticing what was later determined to be a
magnitude 17 supernova, or exploding star.
The supernova took place in the distant galaxy known as UGC 3378 which is
about 240 million light years away from Earth. The Royal Astronomical Society
of Canada says that at age 10, Kathryn is definitely the youngest person ever
to make such a discovery. A finding which has since been verified by amateur
astronomers in Illinois and Arizona. It also has been reported to and
confirmed by the International Astronomical Union.
The last known supernova in our galaxy occurred several hundred years ago.
The new one discovered by Kathryn has been named 2010LT.
ALLEGED HONEYBEE SHOOTER WAS A HAM
A ham believed to be the so called possible 'honeybee' shooter is dead.
KC9AWD, was shot with his own gun while apparently trying to rob an Illinois
Last October, three men were shot, one fatally, near the Illinois-Indiana
border. The shootings appeared entirely random. One victim, a farmer,
had a conversation with the shooter about honeybees before he was shot,
earning the killer his nickname of the honeybee shooter.
An unnamed family friend alleges, KC9AWD showed no earlier signs of
violence. But something apparently changed in the man from tiny downstate
Rankin, Illinois this past summer after he lost his job at a Milford trucking
company. By October, when the "honeybee" shootings started, he had cut off
ties with even his closest friends.
Charlotte AM station ready in case of terrorist attack
WBT-AM (1110) in south Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of a dozen US
commercial stations fitted out by the US government with an underground
studio and transmitter, and a generator with 30-day fuel supply, designed
to withstand a nuclear or terrorist attack.
WBT was selected because it reaches both of the Carolinas. At night, its
50,000-watt signal arcs like a blowtorch [sic] across the East from
Canada to Cuba.
The installation is a result of Executive Order 13407, issued in 2006 by
President George W Bush, which called on the Department of Homeland Security
to develop "a comprehensive system to alert and warn the American people in
situations of war, terrorist attack, natural disaster or other hazards and
ensure that under all conditions the president can communicate with the
Read the full story from the SunNews.com
NEWS FROM ARNEWSLINE USA
ITALIAN REPEATERS ALLEGED TO BE INTERFERING WITH HAMSATS
According to a report in the Southgate News, both F-M and D-Star repeaters in
Italy are showing up in the Amateur Satellite segment 145.8 from 146.0 MHz.
These machines are said to be government approved by Italy's Communications
Regulatory Authority and are causing considerable interference to amateur
radio satellites and the International Space Station contacts
Some of the Italian repeaters identified in the article as operating in the
2 meter Amateur Satellite allocation are said to include F-M machine IRE0CK
on 145.85 MHz plus D-Star systems IR3UEF on 145.8 MHz and IR0CD on 145.975 MHz.
The Southgate story says that it would appear that Italy's telecommunications
regulator permits repeaters anywhere within the 2 meter band on a provisional
basis for 60 days. Authorization may become permanent if no complaints are
received. The article calls on hams worldwide to make sure that the Italian
telecommunications regulatory body is made aware of any problems.
This is not the first time that there have been interlopers into the ham
satellite spectrum. Over the years there have been numerous reports of
terrestrial business communications using these frequencies and eventually
disappearing. Most of these reports came out of third world developing nations.
The situation in Italy will be quite different if its proven that the
repeaters alleged to be interfering with ham radio space operations have
government approval to do so.
The Complete story of this repeater versus ham radio satellite interference is
on-line at tinyurl.com/497bag7.
The website for Italy's Italy Communications Regulatory Authority in the
Italian language is www2 dot agcom dot it. And we will have more ham radio space related news later on in this weeks Amateur radio Newsline report. (Southgate)
N6R TO CELEBRATE FORMER PRESIDENT REAGAN'S 100th BIRTHDAY
To celebrate what would have been former President Ronald Reagan's 100th
Birthday, the Ventura County Amateur Radio Society will activate Special
Events Station "N6R" from Thousand Oaks, California. This, from Saturday,
February 5th through Monday, February 7th.
And for those not aware, the special N6R callsign has been used for many years
in a multi-club Field Day operation from the grounds of the Ronald Reagan
Presidential Library and Museum which is located in Simi Valley, California.
MISSISSIPPI JAILS TO EXPAND INMATE CELLPHONE BLOCKING
Mississippi corrections officials say a new inmate phone-block system has
worked so well at the Parchman penitentiary they will expand it to other
Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps told The Clarion-Ledger newspaper
that the use of the technology has blocked more than 600,000 unauthorized
texts and cell-phone calls originating inside Parchman since August.
Last fall, the state Department of Corrections announced it had signed a
contract with its telecommunications provider for a program designed to
immobilize illegal cell phones used by inmates at the Parchman prison.
Epps said the system stops cell transmissions in defined areas from being
completed but does permit specifically authorized and 911 emergency calls.
Since 2007, officials said, more than 8,700 cell phones have been confiscated
at Mississippi jails and prisons.
RSGB NEWS FROM G4NJH
Cadets' usage of 5MHz WSPR clarified
Non-amateur cadet stations have been getting long-distance reports of their
5MHz transmissions using the amateur Weak Signal Propagation Reporting network
but problems have arisen with their unusual callsign formats.
Consultation between the RSGB 5MHz working group and the cadet organisations
has resolved these.
CCF, ACF and ATC cadets are permitted to communicate with amateurs on
the 5MHz channels and some have been trying the WSPR mode on
5,288.5kHz. A large number of amateur stations worldwide monitor this
frequency and report the signals heard via the wsprnet.org website.
However, the WSPR transmission format is only capable of coding
regular amateur callsigns of the prefix, digit, suffix format, but the
cadet callsigns are not in this form. After some initial trials by cadets it
was clear that any ad-hoc modification of cadet callsigns could cause trouble.
To avoid the possibility of misleading or confusing callsigns being
seen on WSPR, the RSGB 5MHz working group has suggested that the
cadets modify their callsigns by transposing the digits and the letters
in the cadet callsign and in some cases adding an initial letter M. This
creates a dummy amateur callsign in the form M89X or M89YZ. The cadet
organisations have agreed to implement this suggestion, which will make it
possible to correctly identify transmissions from these cadet stations.
OPERATIONAL NEWS -
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ON AIR CONTEST COLUMN - D A T E L I N E 2011
Jan 1-31 WIA ROSS HULL MEMORIAL VHF/UHF
Mar 19-20 WIA John Moyle Field Day weekend
Apr 30 WW Marconi Day 2011 www.gb4imd.org.uk in due
SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS, REPEATER BEACON DX AND NET ADVICE
hf nets ON the net, www.timroberts-vk4yeh.id.au/
22nd anniversary Ann Renton Memorial Net this Tuesday
One of the friendliest radio nets in the land happens Tuesday evenings from
7-30pm on the Townsville VHF Repeater ... the Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net!
It is the 22nd anniversary of the establishment of the Townsville Ladies Net,
so make sure you are on air to help celebrate this fantastic event!
The Tassie Trout Award is awarded for "kilograms of trout" or points from
contacts made with Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club of Tasmania members.
The Club callsign gains you 3kg of trout, the President, 2kg, etc.
Once you have 14kg of trout you can claim the basic award,
25kg - gold award and 50kg - platinum award.
The aim is to score 10 points to qualify for the Award.
This Award is available to YLs, OMs and SWLs contacting ALARA members on or
after 1st July 2006.
Scoring VK/ZL: 10 contacts, including 4 Australian call areas.
DX: 5 contacts, including 3 Australian call areas.
All contacts must be made from the same call area.
Special endorsements available for Mixed, CW, Phone, 28MHz, etc.
To find out more Google ALARA or contact Kathy, VK3XBA
Diego, LU8DIP will be on various South Shetland Islands from now to the middle
of March as LU8DIP/Z and LU1ZS on Base Teniente Camara Half Moon Island.
QSL via LU4DXU.
INTRUDER WATCH - ENFORCEMENT ZONE
Pirate active again in the CW section of 40 Meters
A station has been heard over the last 2 or 3 weeks, 7008 to 7010 last worked
14th Jan @ 1442z 7010.
Please report any unusual activity or better capture a 20 second MP3 audio
file and post it to IntruderWatch@googlegroups.com
We need to catch this person so please help us out
Phillip ZL2TZE (ZLDXC List Owner)
VK Club Bulletins http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aarnie/
The Flyleaf Killer (Novel)
A bright and sprightly 80-year old has produced a most unusual psychological
thriller, the author Bill G 0 EOL.
A hard bound book and without spoiling the plot, I think that if you were ever
bullied at school and wished you had a big brother or some other way of taking
revenge - you'll find Bill's book exciting but disturbing reading - but not
just before bedtime!
If you enjoy tense, psychological themes - you'll really enjoy G 0 EOL's
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ATV (Every pixel tells a story) - Video
If you've ever wanted a way to show the world how exciting Amateur Radio can
be, here's your chance:
The ARRL is sponsoring its first-ever video contest.
ARRL are looking for ARRL members to shoot and submit videos that showcase
how fun and electrifying our hobby is; extra points will be awarded for a
video showing someone, young or old, licensed or not, making their first
The video author/producer must be an ARRL member however, the people who
appear in your video can be non-members.
This contest is intended for AMATEUR videographers.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FEMALES IN RADIO
ALARA - AUSTRALIAN LADIES AR ASSOCIATION
Net is held each Mondays on 3.570 MHz, commencing at 1030 UTC.
(1000utc during daylight saving)
OFFICIAL ALARA NET: Mondays 3.570, 1030 UTC (1000UTC during daylight saving)
VK6 ALARA NET: Mondays following the national net 3.585, 1200UTC
YL 222 DX NET: Mondays 14.222 Call in from 0530 UTC
European YL-DX NET: Thursdays 14.243 1700 UTC
VE/VK/ZL NET: Fridays 14.148 0500 UTC
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
TURKEY TO FLY IN 2012
Turkey plans to send its first ham radio communications satellite into orbit
in September of 2012. This according to a report published by the
semi-official Anatolia news agency.
The report says that the satellite is to be called 3USAT. Also that it is
being developed at the Department of Space Engineering of the Istanbul
Technical University. The project will be launched by Turkey's satellite
communications operator Turksat.
Alim Rustem Aslan heads up the team manufacturing the satellite. He says that
it will provide wireless voice transmission over an amateur band between
two groups of people at two distant locations, but he did not specify which
bands or what modes the new bird will operate on.
FUNcube, plus your name in space
FUNcube Dongle Pro serial number #200 is being auctioned on EBay - the
purchaser will also have their name or callsign sent into space.
Howard G6LVB writes:
"A few minutes after Friday's sale, I had a purchaser change their mind, so
rather than add the spare unit to the next sale, I'm making it generally
available with all proceeds from the sale going towards AMSAT-UK launches.
Although every FUNcube Dongle sold adds to the AMSAT-UK coffers, this special
unit, serial number 200, is sold with the added bonus that your name or
callsign will be etched into the FUNcube spacecraft when it's launched in the
next few months".
See the EBay auction page at
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- MEDICAL
IHS = www.groups.Yahoo.com/group/IHSradio/
IHS = www.IHSOFMN.org
PHARMACISTS = www.malpensa.it/iphg
Medical Amateur Radio Council www.marco-ltd.org/
Many drugs can only be absorbed in very specific parts of the intestine.
In a new paper, Brown University scientists describe a new system that can
safely hold a magnetic gelatin capsule in place anywhere in the
gastrointestinal tract of a rat. In humans, the system could improve drug
delivery and pharmacological research.
Applied to people in the future, the technology could provide a new way to
deliver many drugs to patients, including those with cancer or diabetes.
Read in full .. http://www.healthcanal.com
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
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
SILENT KEY: AMERICA'S OLDEST SCOUTER, WOODY WOODWARD, W7KOP (SK)
Leonard Andrew "Woody" Woodward, W7KOP, of Mapleton, Utah, passed away
December 25, 2010. He was 99.
Woodward, who, according to the Boy Scouts of America, was the "longest
continuously registered Scouter" was involved with scouting for more than
BSA's Utah National Parks Council Program Director John Gailey called
Woodward "an amazing man" and told the ARRL that his friend was still
"very much active on the air weeks before his death."
At the age of 8 in 1918, Woodward built his own radio. At the time of his
death, he was using the Internet to connect Amateur Radio operators around
Woodward was known all over the world as an unofficial ambassador of
America and Scouting through his radio contacts.
Read more here
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO
IARU REGION 3
Emergency Centre of Activity (CoA) frequencies
3.600, 7.110, 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz
AMATEUR RADIO EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS ENHANCEMENT ACT REINTRODUCED
BEFORE US CONGRESS
New life for a ham radio emergency communications measure.
The Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act, which died at the
end of the 111th Congress, has been reintroduced in the 112th Congress.
The objective of the bill which is supported by the ARRL is for the Secretary
of Homeland Security to study the uses and capabilities of Amateur Radio
communications in emergencies and disaster relief. Also it would identify and
make recommendations regarding impediments to amateur radio communications,
such as the effects of private land use regulations on residential antenna
Queen's Speech: history of the royal Christmas broadcast
The Queen's grandfather King George V delivered the first royal Christmas
broadcast live on the radio from Sandringham more than 75 years ago.
1932 he gave his first festive speech.
The original idea was suggested by Sir John Reith, the founding father of the
BBC, to inaugurate the Empire Service, now the BBC World Service.
The fixed time of 3pm each year was chosen in 1932 because it was considered
the best for reaching most of the countries in the British Empire by
It would reach, thanks to propagation, Australia, Canada, India, Kenya and
It was the outbreak of war in 1939 which firmly established the tradition,
when George VI sought to reassure people and boost morale.
Now of course the speech is available on TV, radio, internet,
the Royal Channel on YouTube and in HD.
( sourced to the Telegraph, read the full item at www.telegraph.co.uk )
Jan 30 vk2 Mid North Coast Radio Expo 2011 at St Johns Church Hall
McLean Street, Coffs Harbour at 8:30am, email@example.com
Feb 13 VK3 Centre Victoria RadioFest No.4 Kyneton Racecourse
( http://amateurradio.com.au/node/865/ )
Feb 27 vk2 Central Coast Amateur Radio Club Ham Fest at Wyong
Start Time : Gates open 6.30 am
Feb 27 vk3 YARRA VALLEY HAMFEST at Gary Cooper Pavilion 16 Anzac Av
Yarra Glen. Opens 10am-2pm.
Mar 13 vk3 EMDRC White Elephant Sale Heathmont.
Apr 9 vk6 Hills Amateur Radio Group HARGFEST at club rooms Lesmurdie.
(HARGFEST. ie, hamfest run by HARG)
Apr 18 WW "Amateur Radio: The first technology-based social network"
World Amateur Radio Day, April 18, 2011.
May 27-29 WIA AGM Weekend in Darwin
Jun 10-12 VK4 Far North and North Queensland Amateur Radio Gathering at
King Reef Resort Kurrimine Beach.
Aug 7 VK2 Lismore region - SARCFEST
Nov 20 vk5 Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society Hamfest
Goodwood Community Centre, Rosa St Goodwood at 0930.
Visit www.ahars.com.au for contact details
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 3-18 2012 VK5
YL International 2012 Australia (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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