WIANEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 11 2011.
THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE
OF AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 11 2011.
HAM WEDDING ON ATV
In what is believed to be a worldwide first. A group of Amateur television enthusiasts will be conducting a live broadcast of the Wedding of 2 members of Melbourne's EMDRC radio club through the VK3RTV repeater.
Matthew VK3EVL and Emily VK3FEGL will be getting married on Saturday the 17th of September 2011 with the broadcast commencing around 3pm (AEST)
Anyone anywhere in the world can watch the proceedings via the BATC streaming website (AEST is plus 10 hours UTC)
For further details and links to a guestbook, please visit the EMDRC website at www.emdrc.com.au
TAKE YOUR HAND-HELD TO WORK DAY
Friday 23 September is "take your hand-held to work and school day".
Although a South African incentive why not try it here?
Demonstrate amateur radio to your friends and colleagues at morning tea,
lunch time or if you are at school, before school, and during breaks.
Take along a few brochures about amateur radio to hand out as you talk on the
If you are retired get on the air on local repeaters and talk to the radio
amateurs who are demonstrating amateur radio at work or at school.
NEWS FROM THE WIA AND DIRECTORS
President Michael Owen VK3KI email@example.com
Vice President Phil Wait VK2ASD firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary Sarah Thompson VK3AUD email@example.com
Treasurer John Longayroux VK3PZ firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.
VK0 Still on Air
MACQUARIE ISLAND, VK0.
Kevin, VK 0 KEV has been active on 20 meters using SSB around 0700 to 0800z,
80 meters around 1000z and 40 meters around 1100z.
QSL via JE 1 LET
SUMMERLAND ADVANCED COURSE 8-9 and 15-16 OCTOBER
Anyone wishing to upgrade or go for a higher license, contact Duncan VK2DLR
SUMMERLAND FOUNDATION COURSE 30-31 October.
The next Foundation weekend course is planned so contact Duncan VK2DLR to book
again the email address is email@example.com
Amateur Radio Victoria Centenary
The 100th anniversary of what began in November 1911 as the Amateur Wireless
Society of Victoria, quickly changing to the Wireless Institute of Victoria and
today is known as Amateur Radio Victoria.
Its members hope all radio amateurs will join in the celebration.
Part of the activity includes an operating award.
During the celebratory period which began August 1 and rolls along until
November 30, contact with members gains two points. A bonus ten points is
available by working VK3WI during the Oceania DX Phone Contest October 1 / 2.
Bonus points are also available for contacts with the Nominated VK100ARV
special callsign to be rostered by members throughout in November.
Also don't forget portable operations.
A total of five so far have enrolled for the special weekend of activation
in November for the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award.
The weekend has been extended to cover the Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
November the 18th until the 20th.
It's just ANOTHER part of the Amateur Radio Victoria Centenary celebration.
To enrol contact Tony Hambling VK3VTH
VK4 - QNEWS
web service local audio news:- www.wiaq.com/ftp/vk4_qnews_64.mp3
local news email firstname.lastname@example.org
VKR Roundup http://www.police.qld.gov.au/News+and+Alerts/Media+Releases/
Welcome to QNews from VK4WIA. I'm Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I've been thinking.
As WIA President Michael Owen, VK3KI, reported a while back, the Foundation
Licence has stopped the previous trend of amateur numbers dropping. Times have
moved on and our once favourite shops have rationalised their inventories to
reflect purchasing trends.
In a population of 22 millions, a licensed amateur community of about 15,000
means we are spread very thinly when retailers come to swap our dollars for
their products. Some retail spokes persons have been decrying the use of
"on line" buying. Well for me being able to buy items that are no longer
available from local outlets let's me pursue some of my radio interests which
would otherwise be denied.
I know from researching purchases that there can be equivalent items for sale
locally but often at twice the price I can buy them in from overseas. I also
know that the cost of freight from U.S.A. can be a large component of the total
cost. With our dollar matching the greenback, it looks tempting to purchase
from US book stores. Add in the postage and packing and then check with
WIA Bookshop and you are more inclined to buy locally.
We are fortunate that as some of the store front retailers drop hobby products
we have more enthusiasts building successful on-line businesses in VK.
With on-line payment and ordering we are perhaps better served now than in past
times. We just need internet access to still buy Australian.
I'm Geoff Emery and that's what I think.....how about you?
Hello, this is Doug Friend VK4OE from the Brisbane VHF Group and, on behalf of
the group, I want to make sure that everyone knows about two days coming up
that will be devoted to the absolutely fascinating and satisfying area of
our great hobby - amateur microwaves!
In South-East Queensland there is growing interest in microwaves by quite a few
radio amateurs. Here we're talking about those bands above 1 gigahertz - and
there are many - starting at 1296 MHz. Several amateurs have equipment for a
number of microwave bands up and working and they are ready to go out to high
places to use what they have made. Some others have started to make gear
and will value an opportunity to test what they have produce so far in the
presence of encouraging friends.
So, on Sunday the 25th of this month, we'll be running a "test and tune" day
for microwave gear. Anyone who has completed or half-completed projects
that need testing can come along to Rob Bathgate, VK4ZDX's place at
53 Arrol Street, Camp Hill and we'll have power meters, spectrum analysers
and other test gear available. There'll also be several experienced
microwave amateurs there to meet and discuss things with. Even if you have
only a budding interest in amateur microwave bands or technology, the day
will also be an opportunity to become more enthused with the subject.
Then, on Sunday the 16th of October it'll be a real live, out in the field,
test and demonstration day for microwave gear. Different stations will be
located on different hills around the great South-East, and the aim will be
to demonstrate how microwaves really can be a lot of fun.
So, mark the 25th of September and the 26th of October on your calendars -
amateur microwave testing and demonstration days!
NWT-ATV Group's next meeting is 8th. October at the QTH of Jim VK7JH, Stowport.
This meeting promises to be a very interesting one, as the Guest speaker
will be Peter VK7IY who currently is associated with shipping in Bass Strait
and he intends to provide some interesting material including work with the
Bass Strait Oil Rigs.
(VK7AX President NWT-ATV Group)
What use is an f-call? (use this #4 next-- it is in the wia upload area)
the HARG site at harg.org.au
What use is an f-call?
Firstly I should thank all those f-calls that contributed to the call-back last
week. If you know of any f-calls that are not listening to the broadcast, tell
them about it and who knows what might happen.
When I started this hobby I did what I am beginning to suspect many newcomers
to the field did. I asked around what things to do and who to talk to, then I
made my first purchases. I've now spent some of my hard-earned money and
to-date I'm very happy about what I bought, but along the way I learnt a few
things that I think might be helpful.
My biggest frustration in going out to get my kit was this phenomenon that
seemed to plague me where-ever I went. "Why can I not just buy a standard kit
with radio, power-supply and antenna?" All in one box, all from one supplier,
all shipped to my door, point and click-style.
My limited experience to date tells me that you can in fact do that - it's
called a hand-held all-in-one transceiver and it is all that. Of course there
are trade-offs such as transmit power, battery life, band-availability,
I'm extremely familiar with the I.T. industry. The answer to any given
question asked by any given person is always "it depends". I've learnt that
Amateur Radio is exactly the same - and as an aside, I suspect it's true
for many more fields.
Back to buying a kit. Why not all-in-one? Why is this so hard?
Well, you now know the answer, "it depends". It depends on many things, where
you're going to install it, how you're going to use it, how much space you
have, how much money, whom you can buy the gear from, etc. etc.
So, my observation today is that for every HAM there's a solution - and for
every solution there's an alternative - or six. You can buy your gear
brand new, like I did, or you can buy it second or third hand. Perhaps you
were given a set. In the end, it doesn't matter what you have when you get
started, just that you actually do that, get started.
I'm sure that as I learn more I'll know more and be able to reflect on the
choices I've made to date, but in the end, it's up to you to get started.
Go forth and transmit! - I'm Onno, VK6FLAB
HOME OF THE GOOD GUYS
Good Guys this week are the members of the Yasme Foundation.
Ethiopia came back on the air May 30, 2011, with the re-opening of the
Ethiopian Amateur Radio Society station ET 3 AA.
The Board of Directors of The Yasme Foundation became aware that 25 club
members were scheduled to take the amateur radio license examination in late
July and that the fee for taking the exam was about one month's salary in
Ethiopia. Accordingly, the Board voted unanimously in favour of a grant to
cover one-half of the examination fees for all 25 applicants, the remaining
one-half having been previously committed from the Radio Society of Great
The Yasme Foundation is a not-for-profit corporation organized to conduct
scientific and educational projects related to Amateur Radio.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to RSGB, Southgate AR Club, the ARRL,
Amateur Radio Newsline, NZART and the WW sources of the WIA.
FCC ISSUES EXPERIMENTAL SPACE LICENSE FPOR 2 METER AND 70 CM OPERATIONS
The FCC has issued a new experimental license with the call letters WF2XSP to
one James Cutler to operate in 144 to 146 MHz and 437 to 439 MHz spectrum.
This, for testing an image processing algorithm that will be used on a future
space flight mobile, Low Earth Orbit operations ranging from 450 to 820
kilometres in altitude.
The FCC announcement made no other reference to the nature of Cutler's
experimentation nor why he requested to do so in the amateur 2 meter and 70cm
QRZ.com lists six radio amateurs by the name of James Cutler, but its unknown
if any of them are the same James Cutler who has obtained the Experimental
License from the FCC.
LED lighting can cause radio interference
Thilo, DL9KCE, writes on the IARU Region 1 site of the problems LED lighting
More and more LED lights are entering the market and are being used by
radio amateur and their neighbours. There is a limit to maximum disturbance
voltage on the mains port defined in EN55015, which is equivalent to the
protection of EN55022, however it is not fully implemented within the EU due
to a transition period of the standard.
As consequence, European Hams can observe some LED lights causing only little
trouble, others however cause a great amount of harmful interference due to
mains line radiation. As worst case, some LED lights which could be as far as
40 - 60 dB over the limit on some frequencies.
We suggest VK hams monitor the development and make own measurements, if
feasible and report to WIA.
Bondi Beach one week, Outer Space the next.
KiwiSAT Taking New Zealand into Space!
Fourth-year honours students and a Masters student from the School of
Engineering and Advanced Technology at the Albany campus have been awarded
a $7,500 grant from the New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters' Radio
Science Education Trust to develop the software. The micro satellite is the
size of a basketball and will be launched from a Russian rocket in the northern
hemisphere when the project is finished.
KiwiSAT is being designed and built by a team of volunteers from New Zealand
Radio Amateurs supported by Massey and various corporate sponsors. It will
connect with amateur radio stations globally and will carry out experimental
work in small satellite Attitude Determination and Control (ADAC) - a low cost
control system that works through interaction with the Earth's magnetic field
to position the satellite at a specific attitude.
Still no word however on completion and launch dates.
A separate frequency allocation for BPL?
The IARU Region 1 EMC working group discussed BPL (PLT) at its meeting in
Sun City August 13 and say there are plans to use and may be even allocate the
frequency range of 30 - 80 MHz to BPL, for several reasons.
One is that the frequency range is not used as intensive and the amount of
possible interference is expected to be less.
Recommendation: To support a separate frequency allocation for BPL equipment.
In further Broadband by Powerline (BPL) networking technology (aka PLT), we
know it has a reputation for causing widespread interference to radio
Now there are plans to install them at sea.
London-based company Gentay Ltd has announced BPL networking technology devices
for use on vessels plying the seven seas!
Further details at http://www.gentay.co.uk/
SPECIAL EVENTS AND ON AIR CONTEST COLUMN - D A T E L I N E 2011
Oct 22 WIA Jack Files Contest
Nov 26-27 WIA Spring VHF-UHF Field Day
January VK Ross Hull Memorial VHF UHF Contest
March 17-18 VK JOHN MOYLE MEMORIAL FIELD DAY
June Long Weekend (vk4 time) VK Shires Contest.
July First full weekend NZART Memorial Contest
Remembrance Day Logs
If you haven't already there are only ABOUT FIVE days to go for you to submit
your RD contest logs to the contest organiser Peter Harding VK4OD before last
mail on Friday 16th.
Logs should be submitted in the formats outlined in the rules and can be
either by electronic mail or postal mail.
Snail mail logs are to be sent to:
RD Contest Manager and endorse the front of the envelope Remembrance Day
Peter Harding VK4OD 40 Centaurus Crescent Regents Park, QLD 4118
or E-mail your PLAIN TEXT logs to email@example.com.
Details can be found on the email version of this broadcast.
ILLW in VK7
While it may be a bit late, the International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend
concluded with successful operations at Devonport, with Winston VK7EM, and
Scott VK7NWT, who activated Mersey Bluff lighthouse.
Eric VK7NFI, Dick, VK7DIK and Wayne VK7NET, did the usual at Wynyard with the
Table Cape lighthouse. The Wynyard Municipal council allowed access to the
lighthouse building to allow the tying off of antennas to the top handrails of
Dion VK7DB did a first time activation of the Sandy Cape lighthouse on the
rugged west coast. Getting to this location prove relatively easy despite the
poor weather prior to the event. The only access is via about 20km of beach
tracks and a few river crossings.
Propagation conditions were good for all and it proved to be a successful
event, with all looking forward to next year's event.
SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS, DX and BEACON AND NET ADVICE
The 22nd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) will be held in
Perth, VK6, October 28 29 30 and to mark the occasion VI6CHOGM will on air
from the Peter Hughes Scout Communications Centre in East Cannington, across
as many modes and bands as possible
A number of special event stations will be on air to mark the anniversary of
the terrorist attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Centre in New York.
In remembrance of those who died from the attacks that occurred on
September 11, 2001, several stations are planned.
Pentagon Amateur Radio Club K4AF
Blair Amateur Radio Society W3PN
Northeast Wireless Radio Club N2WC
Kings County Repeater Association KC2RA
Symbol Technologies Amateur Radio Club W2SBL
Many will cover various aspects of the disaster and will have QSL cards
(this story in audio by felix 4fuq is in wia upload area for you)
Stanford physicists probing the sun's deep interior have successfully predicted
the emergence of sunspots on the surface a full two days before they appear,
providing the first early warning of the violent solar storms that can endanger
astronauts in space, disrupt electric power grids on Earth, and plunge cities
SFGate.com say solar physicist David Hathaway at NASA's Marshall Space Centre
called the development "an important result."
"It's long been our hope to see the storms of sunspots before they show up,"
Hathaway said. The experiments that led to the announcement in the Journal
Science were conducted by Stathis Ilonidis, a graduate student in physics at
Stanford and his colleagues.
Analysing signals from a satellite peering at the sun, they detected the
acoustic signs of four electromagnetic storms that were being generated as
turbulence 40,000 miles deep in what Ilonidis calls "the roaring ocean" of the
sun 's interior.
The system will have to be refined and proven, the scientists cautioned.
BROADCAST MONITORING SWL AND SCANNER NEWS
In the UK Isle of Wight "oldies" station "Angel FM" had their transmitter go
of air due to bad weather.
To the rescue? Non other than Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards who
sent Angel Radio a check for approximately $4,800 to get the "Angel" flying
Angel Radio only broadcasts music made before 1969 and promises "snap, crackle
but no pop." It's slogan is "Radio by older people ... for older people."
It's believed that Richards, 67, tunes in regularly.
INTRUDER WATCH - ENFORCEMENT ZONE
HAMS AND TWO NATIONS PTT SUCCESSFUL IN REMOVING CODAR FROM 24 MHz BAND
The Codar High Frequency Radar operating on 24920 to 25080 kHz from Northern
Italy has gone off the air. This, thanks to a concerted effort by individual
hams and members of various European Intruder Watch operations.
A release by IARU Region 1 Intruder Watch specifically singles out DJ9KR, G4BOH
and 9A5W for their assistance. It also thanks the British telecommunications
regulator Ofcom and the German P-T-T for their direction finding assistance and
Italian repeaters in Amateur Satellite segment
Edition 58 of the IARU Region 1 VHF-UHF-UW Newsletter publishes the notes from
the IARU-R1 Sun City conference and we see there are a number of Italian
repeaters operating in the Amateur Satellite Service segment.
These are causing interference to the uplinks and downlinks of Amateur Radio
satellites and D-Star repeaters are the prevalent offenders.
IARU Region One stresses the importance of satellite service and band plans
also in case of the introduction of new modes. It is recommended to disconnect
repeaters/nodes from international D-Star network if these are operated in
contradiction to IARU-R1 band plans.
Dutch authorities get tough with radio pirates.
Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands will soon launch a new tougher policy to
deal with pirate radio stations. The illegal broadcasters may soon have a fine
of 2,500 euros imposed on them as soon as half an hour after they receive a
This the agency's latest move in a cat and mouse game with the pirates.
There have already been 1600 warnings this year, and 60 people have been fined.
The radio pirates have responded by adapting their methods. They are now
increasingly using mobile stations, so after receiving a warning letter they
simply move to a different place to broadcast. The collapsible masts used for
the broadcasts are sometimes more than forty metres high.
THE QNEWS WORK BENCH - the nuts and volts report - Measure Twice cut Once.
VK Club Bulletins http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aarnie/
A new repeater network is operational from Brisbane's "Mount Coot-tha."
VK4RBQ, 146.950 MHz (91.5 Hz tone needed) is working well and is now
rebroadcasting both WIA National News and the local QNEWS, (assembled this
week by Peter VK4OD).
The newscasts are on relay from VK4RGC Springbrook, the 146.950 repeater is
linked to the Gold Coast 146.700 repeater on a full time basis and Pete VK4BT
is sitting ready for your call-backs!
Andrew Chapman VK4JV says there is also a 70CM repeater on site, this is
438.400 MHz, again 91.5 Hz tone needed for access, which is stand-alone and is
dual mode analogue / APCO P25 (the P25 NAC is 293 for digital use).
3rd issue of 'CQ EGYPT' Amateur Radio Magazine is available free on the web.
One of the foremost goals of the Egyptian Radio Amateurs Society (ERASD) is
providing educational programs and materials to promote amateur radio and
develop the scientific and technical skills of the Egyptian and Arab youth.
In this context, ERASD is currently issued an online magazine focused on
simplifying science and technology to youth in general, and more particularly
in areas related to amateur radio and satellite.
The Magazine articles are a mix of English and Arabic.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- APRS (AVRS)
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ARDF
WIA ARDF COORDINATOR VK3WWW Jack firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 23-28 R3 Region 3 ARDF Championship Bendigo VK3
Happy Feet has an ICE day !
The emperor penguin affectionately known as "Happy Feet", has been released
into the Southern Ocean some 700 kilometres south of New Zealand to begin the
long swim home to Antarctica.
The penguin's 2,000 kilometre trip began Fathers Day as he slid down a
specially designed ramp from a research ship.
He has been fitted with a transmitter that will allow zoologists and the
general public to track his whereabouts.
Happy Feet has been fitted with a Sirtrack KiwiSat 202 Satellite Transmitter
which will transmit signals to satellites twice a day for three hours.
Transmissions from the KiwiSat 202 will allow monitoring Happy Feet's position
as he travels. Each new position will be plotted on the map so we can all
follow his progress.
It is not known which direction Happy Feet will travel, hopefully back to his
home in the Antarctic, which makes this all the more fascinating and such a
rare opportunity to learn about the movements of an amazing animal.
Happy Feet spent six months at Wellington Zoo, after washing up on a
New Zealand beach suffering from stomach ailments that had left him near death.
After surgery, the zoo nursed him back to health with fish milkshakes.
The three and half year old bird who has become an international celebrity
will spawn a book and documentary about his ordeal.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ATV (Every pixel tells a story) - Video
THE LAST US BASED VOA STATION VIDEO
A fascinating video about the last Voice of America transmitter still
operational from the continental United States is now available for viewing
The video not only details the services provided by this VOA transmitter site
but also pays respect to the work of the 16 engineers at the Greenville,
North Carolina facility that keep the 60 year old shortwave technology
operational and on-the air.
You can sere the University of North Carolina produced video on line at
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 email@example.com
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FEMALES IN RADIO
ALARA - AUSTRALIAN LADIES AR ASSOCIATION
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FINAL FRONTIER
AO-51 MAY SOON BE LOST
The ageing Amsat Oscar AO-51 may appears to be a dying bird. This, according
to Control Station, Mark Hammond, N8MH reporting via the Amsat News Service
Amateur radio Newsline's Don Carlson, KQ6FM, tells us that since the failure of
the first cell on the six-cell battery, ground controllers have been limited to
simple commands for basic configurations.
However, features such as telemetry collection and the Bulletin Board are not
functional at this time.
And now ground stations have discovered there is a second cell in the battery
showing problems. The control team thinks that battery will be the next cell
to go If that happens the probable result that their limited manual mode of
operation probably will no longer be an option, and the mission might be
Near-earth asteroid fly-by receiving opportunity
The 400 meter diameter near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 will be making a
0.85 lunar distance flyby of Earth on November 8.
Michael Busch at the UCLA Department of Earth and Space Sciences notes this may
an opportunity for amateur satellite operators to observe the fly-by.
Because YU55 will be so close to Earth, its radar echo will be detectable with
even small antennas (~1 m^2). YU55's echo will be a slowly drifting signal with
a bandwidth of ~1 Hz within a few kHz of 2380 MHz or 8560 MHz.
This will present amateur radio operators an opportunity to receive the radar
reflections off of the asteroid because of the big dish, big signals
originating from Arecibo and Goldstone.
Nov 8 19:15 - 19:30 UTC, Arecibo will be transmitting a continuous wave tuned
to put the asteroid's echo at a constant
2380.000000 MHz at the Green Bank Telescope.
Observers elsewhere on Earth will see the echo within
2 kHz of 2380 MHz, Doppler-shifted by the Earth's
rotation. It will be slowly drifting in frequency and
have a bandwidth of ~0.6 Hz.
Nov 9, 01:30 - 02:00 UTC, Goldstone Deep Space Network facility will be
transmitting a continuous wave tuned to put the
asteroid's echo a constant 8560.000000 MHz at a
second antenna at the Goldstone site. Other
observers may see the echo shifted by as much as
6 kHz, and it will have a bandwidth of ~2 Hz.
Initial information can be found on-line at:
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- INTERNET --- THE HAMS DOMAIN
Telstra has commenced providing its enterprise, government and wholesale
customers with Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) connectivity. IPv6 is the
next generation of internet addresses, offering new, longer IP addresses to
overcome the impending shortage of current IPv4 addresses globally.
The WIA News backup news site of wiaq.com suppled by vk4ttt Sam from
ip networks is already ipv6 enabled and also deemed 'Carbon Neutral'.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- Internet Linking of Repeaters
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- IOTA
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- MILITARY
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- NAVAL
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- OPTICS
Australian Optical DX Group
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- QRP and WEAK SIGNAL COMMUNICATION
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO
Wednesday October 5th 2011
Melbourne Metro Meeting
Red Cross Hall, Knaith Rd, Ringwood East
Contact: Ian Morris VK3IFM phone: 03 9763 0565
Sunday October 9th 2011
WICEN (Vic.) Inc. AGM
Contact: Mark Dods VK3ZR phone: 03 9849 0501
Saturday October 15th 2011
YMCA Mini Canoe Marathon
Contact: Gerard Werner VK3GER phone: 03 9773 6313
Sunday October 23rd 2011
Big River Camp
Contact: Ian Morris VK3IFM phone: 03 9763 0565
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - VHF AND ABOVE
Sep 16-18 VK4 NQ Amateur Radio Convention Date Set Townsville
Sep 23-28 R3 Region 3 ARDF Championship Bendigo VK3
Sep 30-Oct 2 VK4 Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club AGM at Camp Fairbairn
CONTACT Secretary Gordon, (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Oct 23 VK3 Hamvention Ballarat Sunday.
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
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