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WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING MARCH 13 2011.

Isle of Muck an IOTA DXPEDITION.

Successful Field Operation

FREQUENCIES EYED.

ALL THESE STORIES UP AND COMING IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS
INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING MARCH 13 2011.



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FREQUENCIES EYED.

Last week we told you of how Telstra had called on the ACMA to reclaim
1452 TO 1492 MHz, reserved for digital radio, advocating its return
for use by point-to-point microwave services.

Now we learn that Australia's peak rail authority is battling to protect
billions of dollars worth of investment in the safety of national rail networks,
which is under siege as the carriers scramble for scarce Long Term Evolution
spectrum resources.

Australasian Railway Association chief executive Bryan Nye said state rail
authorities had invested $500 million in a unified national radio safety
network dependent on the 1800MHz spectrum and that billions more had been
slated for the project.

But mobile-phone industry groups have targeted the 1800MHz band to be the
international standard for next-generation mobile LTE handsets and equipment,
and regulators and carriers are turning up the pressure to obtain as much of
that spectrum as they can.

If the railways lose the licences, it will set back more than a decade of
co-operation and planning to modernise and unify Australia's rail radio network.

For instance, the Indian Pacific, which passes from Perth to Sydney, needs 8
separate radio sets on board to manage signalling systems on its journey.

It is said the ARA had requested an urgent meeting with Senator Conroy but
so far there had been no response.





WIA
President Michael Owen VK3KI president@wia.org.au
Vice President Phil Wait VK2ASD vk2asd@wia.org.au
Secretary Geoff Atkinson VK3AFA secretary@wia.org.au
Treasurer John Longayroux VK3PZ vk3pz@wia.org.au






AUSTRALIA'S MOST WANTED







HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.




VK0









VK1







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





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









VK4 - QNEWS
web service local audio news:- www.wiaq.com/ftp/vk4_qnews_64.mp3
local news email qnews-vk-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
VKR Roundup http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+and+Alerts/Media+Releases/
Peter Harding vk4od@wia.org.au is assembling qnews for March 13

Welcome to QNews from VK4WIA. I'm Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I've been thinking.

One thing that identifies a community is the shared identity and commitment of
its members. I like to think of the world wide hobby of amateur radio as a
community. But like the motto of recent years, it is very much a case of
thinking globally and acting locally.

Our local radio club, or any club, is a community, a community of interest. How
that community governs itself often defines whether it grows, remains static or
drops off the radar. If there is a sharing of experience and knowledge and a
willingness to include all people in the club activities, then perhaps we have
made a start in growing our club.

It is well recorded how the formation of self interest groups within
organisations tend to undermine the homogeneity, the unity and purpose of the
organisation. From organisational psychology, group dynamics, business studies
and on and on the literature is overwhelming that cliques can spell the death
of a group.

It may not be even an obvious self indulgence within the clique but a lack of
enthusiasm, a been there done that and it didn't work dogmatism that can do the
damage. The alpha male who refuses to relinquish control can be equally damaging
and we all know the saying that you can't teach an old dog new tricks.

We all want to enjoy our club activities and it is for each of us to make our
club a success.

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





Hellow again, I'm David vk4pdr for the Redcliffe Districts amateur radio club

Wednesday's at 730 pm local time we hold a trivia night on our 70 cm repeater
438.325 and don't forget the 91.5 kHz tone for access.

It is a fun night for those that join in and the prize for winning is that you
get to be next weeks trivia master!

so all of you amateurs out there with inquiring minds and wishing to join in on a
fun night for a hour or so come and join us.

This is David vk4pdr for the Redcliffe and districts amateur radio club and
you have been listening to and enjoying qnews on vk4wia



VK4 - QNEWS
web service local audio news:- www.wiaq.com/ftp/vk4_qnews_64.mp3
local news email qnews-vk-subscribe@yahoogroups.com
VKR Roundup http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+and+Alerts/Media+Releases/
Peter Harding vk4od@wia.org.au is assembling qnews for March 6 and 13


Welcome to QNews from VK4WIA. I'm Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP and I've been thinking.

Looking in the mirror reminds me that age is catching us baby boomers. It is
interesting to reflect that the generation of amateurs prior to us represented
the golden age of home brew which culminated in the shops full of disposals
gear in the 1950's.

It was perhaps from this tradition, when amateurs still had access to
11 metres, with war time training that an attitude of "amateur purity"
became indoctrinated but perhaps we can blame the semiconductor revolution
for a bend in the road.

That was the availability of cheap, low power radios becoming available and the
PMG Radio Branch approved a limited number of frequencies in the 27MHz band. By
the time Commonwealth Games were held in Brisbane, Citizen's Band Radio was a
reality.

As people sought more from their hobby interests, many people who cut their
teeth on 27MHz and then 477MHz sought to expand their options by obtaining
one of a variety of amateur licences. I don't know how many current amateurs
cut their teeth with CB but it has certainly been the major pool of recruits
over many years.

As the numbers of people using CB seems to be well down on the boom years, I
wonder where the next generation of amateurs will come from? With the success
of last year's WIA National Field Day, now is the time to mark the calendar
with 17/4/2011. Let's get out and show the hobby to the public.

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





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

I'm Ray, VK4CF with news from Redcliffe Amateur Radio club.

A group of 14 club members arrived back into Brisbane late Sunday night and in
the early hours of Monday morning after a 3 day trip to attend the Wyong HamFest

The group led by club president David, VK4DC, kept in contact all the way down
via the 2 metre repeaters down the Pacific Highway. Doug, VK4MCD, along with
several others made a few HF contacts whilst mobile as well. Mal, VK4UMS was
also keen to try out his new vehicle on a long trip and despite one small
hiccup all went well. Somehow or other, he left a pair of high voltage tuning
capacitors at the venue.

There were quite a few bargains to be had but from the reports the crowds were
not as great as the last few years.

By now we should all have marked on our calendars the John Moyle dates. Peter,
VK4EA, is leading this year's event & is looking for further volunteers on the
Friday to help setup along with operators for the midnight to dawn shift
Saturday/Sundays and with the clean-up on the Sunday.
The club will be active on all HF bands and the club will be setting camp up on
Friday 18th March at the Murrenbong Scout Camp at Petrie, camp site No. 6.
The club will be using monoband yagis on 10, 15 and 20 metres and dipoles on
the other HF bands including 160 metres.
With the site so close to the Brisbane metropolitan area, it is ideal for visits
by local amateurs either as day trippers or to stay & camp over night. Please
contact Peter if you are able to assist with either the Friday setting up or
the clean-up on Sunday afternoon. Peter can be contacted via the club website.
The event is a BYO everything and the club will have its BBQ on site for
cooking.

And whilst speaking about cooking, the club will be setting up a sausage sizzle
at Bunnings Warehouse at Rothwell on Saturday 11 June 2011. Food will be
available from 0830 until the mid afternoon. We hope to see you there.

If you hear Geoff, VK4FNRS, on the air say good day. Geoff is convalescing
after serious shoulder surgery and would enjoy the chat. All club members wish
you a speedy recovery and hope to see you down at the club very soon.

Several of our club "F" calls have had visits from the radio inspector in the
last few weeks to see what equipment they actually use. Ken, VK4FKEN said the
inspector who visited his QTH, enjoyed the visit despite, being nearly licked
to death by Ken's dog.





VK5

South Coast Amateur Radio Club - Subsidised Members Dinner 20 th March 2011

The South Coast Amateur Radio Club Inc. will be holding its 2011 Subsidised
Members Dinner on Sunday 20th March 2011 at Fresh Choice Family Restaurant in
Sturt South Australia.

It would be great to see as many members and partners as possible in
attendance, to allow members to socially meet outside the Clubroom
environment.
Registration can also be done through the event list function on the SCARC
Website www.scarc.org.au










VK6




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




VK8







VK9






ACMA NEWS

Successful Field Operation

Over the last couple of months there has been a strength 9 noise coming and
going around the frequencies 146.00 to 147.500 around Hobart.

For some in Mt Nelson it got unbearable and made 147.500 unusable at times.

So the ACMA were called, they were very prompt and after some considerable
investigative work the offending data transmitter was located then shut down
until it is repaired.

Thank you to the ACMA.

(Roger, VK7HT)





DISCUSSION POINT







HOME OF THE GOOD GUYS

Cyprus radio group welcomes visitors

If you are planning to visit Cyprus this year, the Pafos Radio Club
would like to welcome you.

They meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Pafos Gardens
Hotel at 19.00. They also have a weekly net on Wednesdays at 19.30
using the local repeater, 5B4PRC, on 145.750MHz. More details from
Don, 5B4AGQ.


(RSGB)





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


TRAINING OVERSEAS

Members of Limerick Radio Club presented "Decoding the Code", part of Engineers
Week. 60 pupils took part and enjoyed building the CW kits. They were joined
on the day by Kieran Horgan, Chairman Thomond branch of Engineers Ireland,
who commented that the pupils were getting an important introduction to
engineering.

(irts)












SILENT KEY





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

Copper thefts on the rise

It seems that radio amateurs may find themselves targets for so-called
copper thefts.

In the last two years the price of copper has risen by 300% with
other metals also experiencing higher prices. We've heard from an
amateur in Yorkshire who's been a victim of one of these copper
thefts when all his cabling was stolen overnight. That included the
coax and ladder line used for a G5RV antenna. Other amateurs are
being encouraged to make sure access to cables is restricted and that
their installations are as secure as possible.

(rsgb)




LASER POINTER HITS COCKPIT OF PHOENIX NEWS HELICOPTER

A Phoenix news helicopter was the victim of an attack from the ground.

This as someone shot a bright laser beam into its cockpit that was also caught
by the choppers on-board camera.

According to The Arizona Republic, authorities are currently investigating the
incident and have yet to identify the perpetrator. The newspaper goes on
to note that local police actually searched door-to-door in the area where the
beam originated but so far have come up empty handed.

A spokesman with the Federal Aviation Administration commenting on the incident
said that the message here is very simple. If you want to engage in this kind
of dangerous and irresponsible behavior, you can be caught and arrested.

If caught, and Prosecuted the perpetrator of this stunt could face up to
20 years in prison.

(ARNEWSLIME)





NEW STUDY FINDS CELLPHONES AFFECT BRAIN WAVES

A newly completed study indicates that electromagnetic radiation from the
antenna of mobile telephones may be altering the way we think and behave.

This according to an article published in the Journal of the American Medical
Association.

According to news reports, researchers peered inside the brains of 47 healthy
subjects using Positron Emission Tomography to measure the location and timing
of brain activity by detecting signs that cells were consuming energy. They
found that despite official skepticism including statements issued by the
Food and Drug Administration that ' electromagnetic energy exerts any
influence on nearby cells.

The prelim study, led by a respected neuroscientist at the National Institutes
of Health provides what other researchers are calling solid evidence that
mobile telephone use has measurable effects on brain activity. It also suggests
that the peoples attachment to its millions of wireless phones may be altering
the way we think and behave in subtle ways.

(arnewsline)






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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

You're A Ham IF.

10 ways to spot a Radio Amateur

From the web site of the West Tennassee Amateur Radio Society
www.qsl.net/wtarc/youreaham.htm

You might be (and probably are) an Amateur Radio operator, if:


1. You strip wire with your teeth.
2. You have grabbed the wrong end of a hot soldering iron.
3. You have given out RST reports while you were on the telephone.
4. You told the XYL, when she noticed a new rig in the shack,
"Why, that has been there for years."
5. You have set your watch to UTC only.
6. You have tapped out "CQ" or "HI" on the car horn in Morse Code.
7. You know the Latitude, Longitude, and Elevation of your home QTH.
8. You have answered the telephone with your call sign.
9. You look for antennas, radios, and Morse Code in movies and tv shows.
10. You refer to your Ham friends by their call sign, NOT their real names.

The West Tennessee ARS ask - "Does anyone know who is the original author of
these lines? If so, please e-mail kb4rpv@arrl.net so credit can be given for
the correct author.








OPERATIONAL NEWS -


SPECIAL EVENTS AND ON AIR CONTEST COLUMN - D A T E L I N E 2011




Mar 19-20 WIA John Moyle Field Day weekend

Apr 23 ZL/VK 2011 VK/ZL RTTY SPRINT 80 metres ( zl2sky@zl2ko.or.au )

Apr 30 WW Marconi Day 2011 ( www.gb4imd.org.uk )

Apr 30 ZL/VK 2011 VK/ZL RTTY SPRINT 40 metres ( zl2sky@zl2ko.or.au )









SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS, REPEATER BEACON DX AND NET ADVICE







The XF4 DXpedition has been assigned callsign 4A4A.

A team of nine operators are on the air from Isla Socorro until 19th March.
They plan to use 10m through to 160m with CW, SSB some digital modes.

More on line at revillagigedo2011.com

(rsgb)






Anne, OH2YL makes a Dxpedition to Saint Barthlemy.

The expedition starts on 15th April and ends on the 27th.

She is anticipated to work on all HF bands (160 m to 10 m) CW.

QSL cards via OH2YL. Also LoTW works fine.

(irts)




Rugby World Cup:

To promote the Rugby World Cup, New Zealand Amateur Radio operators are
encouraged to use the ZM callsign prefix during September and October 2011.
For more information, visit the RWC website
http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/

and the NZART website
http://www.nzart.org.nz/




Special Event Station VY1T - Teslin Historical and Museum Society .
Grand Opening of Aeradio Exhibit.

The VY1T Special Event Station will be on the air from June 29 to July 1, 2011
for the Grand Opening of the Aeradio Exhibit at the Teslin Historical and
Museum Society in Teslin, YT.

VY1EI Eric, their resident contester will use VY1T on June 29th from Whitehorse.

Club Station VY1T will be on the air from Teslin Yukon, at the George Johnson
Museum June 30th from early morning to late afternoon.

VY1T will be on the air from Whitehorse on Canada Day as a club station.

June 30th try 20 meters around 14.180 or so, also try 14.140

More information to be found on the Yukon Amateur Radio Association website.

www.yara.ca



Now is the time to keep an eye on the numerous Asian beacons and also the Guam
beacon AH2G on 50.004MHz for pending TEP paths to Asia and the north Pacific.
A complete list of 50MHz beacons, up dated weekly, can be found by googling the
G3USF website

(vk2wi)










AWARDS






WIRELESS WEATHER








BROADCAST MONITORING SWL AND SCANNER NEWS
http://spench.net/drupal/software/rfmap )AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHICAL RF MAP)
http://www.scanaustralia.bigpondhosting.com
http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/
HTTP://www.ei7dar.com/hf.html
www.tinyurl.com/BITS-026 (A receiver located in NY USA)
http://wb4mak.com/ (Atlanta 80/40/20 Web SDR Receiver)




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





DIGIMODE ACTIVITY IN THE 40 m CW SEGMENT

At WRC03, the ITU allocated frequency segment 7 100 - 7 200 kHz to the Amateur
Service in Region 1.

This extension of the 40 m band allowed IARU Region 1 to modify the Region 1
band plan. These changes became effective on 29 March 2009.

Some of these changes include extension of the exclusive CW segment by 5 kHz,
and is now 7 000 - 7 040 kHz; the segment for Narrow Band Modes (Digimodes)
with a maximum bandwidth of 500 Hz was extended by 5 kHz (doubled) and moved to
7 040 - 7 050 kHz and the segment for All Modes (Digimodes) with a maximum
bandwidth of 2 700 Hz was extended by 7 kHz and moved to 7 050 - 7 060 kHz.

Although the separation of the segments is by frequencies that are easy to
remember (7 040, 7 050, 7 060 kHz), there is still a lot of PSK31 activity
around 7 037 kHz. region 1 Radio amateurs are requested to adhere to the
guidelines as stipulated.

(SARL)





THE QNEWS WORK BENCH - the nuts and volts report -
(Measure twice - Cut once!)

JILA ANNOUNCES A BEW SOURCE OF TERAHERTZ RADIATION

JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that
is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar systems. The
technology might be useful in applications such as detecting trace gases or
imaging weapons in security screening.

JILA is a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Its technology is a new twist on a
common terahertz wave source. That being a semiconductor surface patterned with
metal electrodes and excited by ultra fast laser pulses.

An electric field is applied across the semiconductor while near-infrared pulses
lasting about 70 quadrillionths of a second, produced 89 million times per
second, dislodge electrons from the semiconductor. The electrons accelerate in
the electric field and emit the terahertz waves.

Terahertz radiation which fall between the radio and optical bands of the
electromagnetic spectrum have the ability to penetrate materials such as
clothing and plastic but can be used to detect many substances that have unique
absorption characteristics at these wavelengths. Terahertz systems are
challenging to build because they require a blend of electronic and optical
technologies that are integrated to work together flawlessly. The complete story
of this advancement in this technology is on line at
tinyurl.com/terahertz

(ARNEWSLINE)




OVER OVER - OVER

A technology that allows wireless signals to be sent and received
simultaneously on a single channel has been developed by Stanford
researchers.

Their research could help build faster, more efficient communication networks,
at least doubling the speed of existing networks.

These first wireless radios can send and receive signals at the same time, this
immediately makes them twice as fast as existing technology, and with further
tweaking will likely lead to even faster and more efficient networks in the
future.

Researchers are working that if a radio receiver could filter out the signal
from its own transmitter, weak incoming signals could be heard.

Their setup takes advantage of the fact that each radio knows exactly what
it's transmitting, and hence what its receiver should filter out. The process
is similar to noise-cancelling headphones.

(Stanford News Service)






MEDIA WATCH
www.cq-amateur-radio.com/WorldRadio.html
VK Club Bulletins http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aarnie/

RadCom Channel 4 TV article

The UK's Channel 4 drama about Amateur Radio called 'C.Q.' was first shown
in 1984 and repeated 1986.

It starred Michael Elphick as 'Norman' a radio amateur G4ESB who contacts a
Round The World Yachtsman called Alec G4FLP/MM on 20mtrs.

The RadCom article says that Peter Marcham, G3YXZ was technical advisor to the
makers of the drama and ensured technical accuracy.

Suprisingly the article comments that in striving to be authentic, the drama
isn't as funny as a show produced by a comedian (Tony Hancock) who was popular
in the late 1950's and early 60's. Perhaps the author wasn't aware of the
distinction between a drama and a comedy.

The article appeared in the September 1984 edition of RadCom.

The Channel 4 programme is the only time Amateur Radio has been represented
with any degree of accuracy on UK TV in the last half century.

An AVI file of a Betamax home recording made at the time still exists and is
at http://tinyurl.com/CQvideo1984

(SouthGate)











WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- APRS (AVRS)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ARDF
WIA ARDF COORDINATOR VK3WWW Jack vk3www@wia.org.au
http://users.mackay.net.au/~ron/
http://www.homingin.com
http://www.ardf.org.au

Sep 23-28 R3 Region 3 ARDF Championship Bendigo VK3
http://r3.ardf.org.au/







WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - ASTRONOMICAL





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









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












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











WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FAITH.









WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FEMALES IN RADIO
ALARA - AUSTRALIAN LADIES AR ASSOCIATION
http://alara.org.au
Net is held each Mondays on 3.570 MHz, commencing at 1030 UTC.
(1000utc during daylight saving)
geencee@picknowl.com.au




YL International 2012 Adelaide

The organization of the YL International 2012 Meet in Adelaide is almost
complete. The meet dates are set with delegates arriving on or before 3 May
2012 staying at various venues in Glenelg.

The next few days will see them touring Adelaide, Hahndorf, Cleland National
Park, Port Adelaide including a Dolphin cruise and a progressive lunch at
3 Barossa Valley wineries.

Those that are doing the optional Ghan tour will join it for either a
7 or 9 day adventure.
The 7 day option allows you to leave the tour in Alice Springs after
being out to Uluru and the 9 day tour finishes in Darwin. A web site has been
created a website which is

www.ylinternational2012.com

The Meet is open to YLs and their OMs. You don't have to be a member of any
organization or even licensed but should be interested in amateur radio.

Most participants are active on air but that is not a requirement for
attendance. If you are interested in attending please complete the online
expression of interest form, registration form or contact VK5TMC.

The list of potential participants is growing and at the moment there are 60
who have expressed interest.
Registration and deposits are due by September 2011.


Tina Clogg, vk5tmc@bigpond.com

(IRTS)












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

Well we have had Yasi.. now it's Yuri

Yuri's Night - World Party for Space

ARISSat-1, still inside the ISS, will be activated using an external antenna
on 145.950MHz FM for this year's Yuri's Night, April 12.

Yuri's Night, the World Party for Space, was first held in 2001 and has grown
steady in popularity since. It celebrates the first human space flight in 1961
and Radio Amateurs around the world are actively involved with some holding
parties in their home and on the wireless.

AMSAT-NA will be issuing special certificates to those stations reporting
reception of the 145.950 MHz ARISSat-1 signals on this special night.




New Pakistan Satellite ICube-1

Students at the Institute of Space Technology (IST) are building Pakistan's
first CubeSat ICube-1. They are currently looking for a launch in the 3rd
quarter of 2011.

The ICube website gives these specifications:
Beacon 436.8475MHz, CW, 100mW
Downlink 437.490MHz, FSK, AX.25, 1200bps, 600mW
Uplink 145.835MHz, FSK, AX.25, 1200bps

ICube
http://www.icube.org.pk/

Student Satellite Project
http://www.ist.edu.pk/student_satellite.html

Institute of Space Technology (IST)
http://www.ist.edu.pk/






WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FLYINGHAMS
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Flying_Hams




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - HF PACK




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - ISSARO
visit www.issaro.net




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- INTERNET --- THE HAMS DOMAIN
TWITTER http://twitter.com/VK1WIA
www.HamRadioNation.com



DO NOT TRACK ME ON THE INTERNET LAW INTRODUCED INTO CONGRESS

An Internet version of the popular "Do Not Call" telephone legislation took a
step toward reality when a House of Representative legislator introduced a
measure in Congress designed to let consumers block unwanted tracking of their
information online.

"Do Not Track Me Online" bill authorizes the Federal Trade Commission to enact
and enforce regulations that give consumers the right to bar organizations from
tracking their activities as they use the Internet.

Consumer Watchdog, a non-profit and non-partisan advocacy group, has already
applauded the proposed law.









WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- Internet Linking of Repeaters




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- IOTA
http://rsgbiota.org


EU-008.

MM0GHM, MM0GOR and M0UTD will be active as MS 0 KLR from the Isle of Muck
Inner Hebrides, between April 16-19.

Activity will be on all HF bands.
QSL by the Bureau to MM0KLR.

http://qrz.com/db/MS0KLR





OC-195

VK7DI will be active on Deal Island (IOTA OC 195) from 21st March.

A team of six amateurs will travel to Deal Island, one of the Kent group of
Islands 160 Nautical Miles from Westernport Bay.

The trip down will take approx 40 hours and we are hoping to average a
speed of five knots 'N will be active on most HF frequencies both maritime
mobile down and back.

Ashore for four days.

Those of you who chase grid squares will of course want to work this
rare entity which is also a national park for those chasing national parks.

Please see the VK7DI entry on QRZ.com for more details

(John Fisher VK3DQ / VK3ARK)

Lgrimas de Saudade











WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- LOW DOWN


AMATEUR MF ALLOCATION MOVES A STEP CLOSER

Amateur Radio has moved a step closer to a medium frequency (MF)
allocation below the AM broadcast band. During the first week of the
Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) for the 2012 World
Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-12) of the International
Telecommunication Union, held in Geneva February 14-25, delegates
completed the drafting of nine pages of analysis of the technical and
regulatory issues related to WRC-12 Agenda Item 1.23: consideration of
a possible secondary allocation to the Amateur Service of about 15 kHz
somewhere between 415 and 526.5 kHz.

Two possible methods of satisfying the agenda item, along with the
possibility of there being no change (and therefore no allocation),
are set out in the CPM Report, along with the advantages and disadvantages
of each.

arrl.org/news/amateur-mf-allocation-moves-a-step-closer

(arrl)





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/






WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- MILITARY












WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- NAVAL











WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- OPTICS
Australian Optical DX Group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Optical_DX/





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- POLICE
http://www.iparc.nl




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- QRP and WEAK SIGNAL COMMUNICATION











WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
http://www.raotc.org.au








WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR YOUNG TIMERS
A Youth Net meets Saturdays at 0100 UTC on IRLP Reflector #2.
Young Hams Net 3.590 - 7:30pm Victorian time.












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














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







SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ROAR
ROTARIANS OF AMATEUR RADIO
bill.learmonth@lineone.net
rotmem@yahoogroups.com
nmclaren3@juno.com VK2IWT Secretary
Peter Lowe, VK3KCD ANZO VP
0600z - 0630z Anzo Net on 7115

Guglielmo Marconi Father of wireless, was an Honorary member of the
club from 1933 to 1937 and it continues the tradition and honouring Marconi
to this very day.
Now a' days among its honorary members is Marconi's Daughter,
Princess Elettra Marconi.


4EB -- VK4EB Ted Gold the founder of the first commercial radio station in
Queensland was Vice President of Toowoomba Rotary Club.







SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- STAMP COLLECTING AMATEURS
radiostamps@yahoogroups.com







SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - VHF AND ABOVE







REWIND









Rewind: WWW.RADIOSHACKCATALOGS.COM

Want to spend some time strolling vicariously through the history of the
electronics retailing? Now you can thanks to a website called
RadioShackCatalogs.com

The site contains catalogs for the company that date all the way back to 1939.

Each one is animated in a way that a click of your mouse lets you turn the pages
or zoom in to see that special part of an item that evokes a memory of days
gone by. The site also has the complete history of the company along with the
story of how in 1963, Charles Tandy purchased Radio Shack Corporation when it
was on the verge of bankruptcy for only $300,000 and built it into the mega
corporation it is today.

Whether or not you are a fan of Radio Shack you will likely get a thrill of this
trip back in time. You will find it at www.RadioShackCatalogs.com on the World
Wide Web.


(Col VK4CC)









SOCIAL SCENE


2011


Mar 13 vk3 EMDRC White Elephant Sale Heathmont.


Mar 20 vk7 MEET THE VOICE BBQ "Ross Caravan Park".


Apr 2 - 3 vk4 Bunya Mts & District AmCom and SCARC Somerset Dam Camp Out.
( 0488 687 649 )

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 and WIA Field Day.


May 27-29 WIA AGM Weekend in Darwin
secretary@wia.org.au


Jun 10-12 VK4 Far North and North Queensland Amateur Radio Gathering at
King Reef Resort Kurrimine Beach.

Jul 16 VK3 Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club Hamfest
Cranbourne Community Hall 10am ( secretary@ggrec.org.au )

Jul 31 VK2/3 Riverina Field Day 10am at Lavington Scout Group Hall.


Aug 7 VK2 Lismore region - SARCFEST


Sep 11 VK3 SADARC Comms Day at St Augustine's Hall Orr St Shepparton 10am.


Sep 23-28 R3 Region 3 ARDF Championship Bendigo VK3
http://r3.ardf.org.au/

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


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 3-18 2012 VK5
YL International 2012 Australia (vk5tmc@bigpond.com)







THE FINAL FINAL








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