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WIANEWS WEEK COMMENCING OCTOBER 21 2012.







THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE

OF AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING OCT 21 2012.



















WIA

President Phil Wait VK2ASD vk2asd@wia.org.au

Vice President Chris Platt VK5CP vk5cp@wia.org.au

Secretary David Williams VK3RU vk3ru@wia.org.au

Treasurer John Longayroux VK3PZ vk3pz@wia.org.au









JOTA THIS WEEKEND (1:30)



GRANTS SCHEME



As reported in recent weeks, the 2012 WIA Clubs Grant Scheme closed for

entries on August 20th. 10 arrived in time, with one 9-days after the cut

off.



The Grants Committee consisting of Reg VK7KK, Peter VK3KCD and Bill VK4ZD had

expected to announce the results tomorrow, Monday 22nd October. The timeline

for this process has been extended. We will bring you updates and result as

soon as they are available.



Good luck to all submissions and here's a gentle prod for everybody else next

year;

"The WIA Club Grants Scheme promotes the advancement of amateur radio through

WIA Affiliated Clubs by financially supporting useful and/or innovative

projects undertaken or to be undertaken by Clubs."

(http://www.wia.org.au/members/clubs/clubgrant/)





30 Meter Multi Mode Weekend



The 30 Meter Multi Mode Weekend is taking place on the weekend of October

27th and 28th 2012 on the 10 MHz - 30 Meter Band (10.100 - 10.150). The

objective is to promote experimenting and using different digital modes on

the unique 30 Meter Band. For a more detailed listing of this event see the

News Page at www.30mdg.net



The 30 Meter Digital Group (30MDG) is celebrating.5 year Anniversary,

6,000 members (120DXCC), and its 30MDG Award Program issuing over 31,000

Award Certificates. 30MDG is FREE to join, FREE Awards program with FREE

Award software - Ultimate 30 or U30).



Good Luck and as always this is NOT a contest - no start or stop times, no

exchanges, no logs to send to anyone, no winners or trophy - this IS to

PROMOTE AWARENESS of the 30 METER BAND and the only winners are those that

participate and have fun!



(Don KB9UMT 30MDG #0001-Founder)

(aside: worldwide management/committee, including Laurie VK3AMA as Awards

Manager, Database Programmer and manages the 30m Digital Spot page on the

website. Yahoo Group "30MDG" typically sees 50~60 messages a month)



(wia broadcast feedback page)





QUICK CORRECTION



The VK7 "Mil-ena" Hamfest is actually in "My-eena". Somehow an extra 'ell'

got in there in the middle of our newscopy.



Doing a quick map search on the internet you'll see that the closest "Milena,

is a [municipality] in the Province of Caltanissetta in [...] Sicily,

located about 80 km southeast of Palermo and about 30 km west of

Caltanissetta."



This is clearly a little too far to visit by car on the weekend, so our

unreserved apologies for misspelling, and mispronouncing Miena (My-eena).

Thanks to VK7 Regional News & Broadcast Coordinator, Justin VK7TW for

bringing it to our attention this week.

(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milena,_Sicily)





HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.





VK1



WICEN Call for Assistance - Fitz's Challenge Bike Ride - Sunday 28th October



The Community Service Arm of the Canberra Region Amateur Radio Club,

is seeking people to assist with two events in coming weeks:



Firstly, the Annual "Pedal Power Fitz's Challenge Bicycle Ride" taking place

on Sunday 28th October.



Information of the event itself can be found at http://www.fitzs.com.au/.



For this, WICEN operation will be on VHF using the Portable Repeater VK1RWP

to be installed on Mt Tennent, with VK1RBH on Bulls Head used for the latter

parts of the afternoon.





Second event is the "NSW Carriage Driving Championships" which is

taking place on Sunday 4th November at "Witwood" between Bungendore and

Braidwood.



The WICEN operation will be on VHF and UHF simplex frequencies with the

majority of operators being able to use handheld radio's.



It is normal to meet onsite at around 8:00 AM for the now standard Egg &

Bacon Rolls for breakfast before a day of keeping track of the 1, 2 & maybe

4 horse power vehicles undertake their "marathon" & "obstacle" runs. This is

a great one to take the family to, especially if you have horse lovers in

the family. Finish time is normally early afternoon.



If you can assist for either event, please notify Matt VK1MA and Phil VK1PL

by email to wicen@crarc.ampr.org



(Phil Longworth VK1PL)

(Deputy State Coordinator, WICEN ACT)







VK3

web service:- http://www.amateurradio.com.au/news/





YARRA VALLEY AMATEUR RADIO GROUP HAMFEST, SUNDAY 11TH NOVEMBER



From 10:00am - 2pm

The Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group Hamfest is on again.

This year the event will be held in Yarra Glen at the Gary

Cooper Pavilion 16 Anzac Avenue Yarra Glen. Melway 274 K1.



Over 20 tables of goodies at bargain prices. Call in on

the VK3RYV repeater 146.725MHz FM.



If you would like to book a table for this event please call

Steve on 0418103487, email yvarg yvarg.org.au .

The club will put on a BBQ. Tea and coffee will be available free.

Yarra Valley Hamfest 2012 Don't miss out on the bargains.

Web: http://yvarg.org.au





SOUTHERN PENINSULA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (SPARC), ROSEBUD HAMFEST

SUNDAY 25TH NOVEMBER



This hamfest will be held at the Eastbourne Primary School

auditorium, Allambi Avenue, Rosebud, Victoria, on Sunday

November 25th 2012.



The event is now on Facebook under the name of "Rosebud

RadioFest". Check in to stay tuned about our progress, leave

a message, ask questions or just say "Hi".



The Rosebud Hamfest contact is:

Mark Bruechert (VK3PDG)

markybradio at gmail.com & phone 0407844063







WICEN Vic: Australian 4 Day Enduro Event: 24 - 26 October



The Australian 4 Day Enduro motorbike event is scheduled for

this Wednesday to Friday inclusive.



WICEN Vic is a couple of operators short, so if you could assist,

it would be greatly appreciated.



The event is being run in the area east and north of Warragul, with

the event HQ at Buln Buln (just north of Warragul) and the event

itself in the area south and west of Noojee. Access to checkpoints

is over good gravel roads; 4WD is not required.



The communications will be 2m voice with 40m HF as backup.



If you can assist, please contact John Morrissey VK3ZRX on

0419 872 772 or jbmorrissey@netspace.net.au. Alternatively,

you can contact Chris Morley VK3CJK on chris.morley@gdfsuezau.com.







VK4 - QNEWS

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[Audio Provided]

Amateur TV - In South East Queensland. Hello, this is Peter, VK4EA.



The Brisbane Digital Amateur TV Group have moved the VK4RKC 70cm output to

446.5MHz in line with Amateurs losing the 420 to 430MHz spectrum. ACMA

issued the same output frequency to VK4RKC as VK4RMG (South East Queensland

ATV Group) after much negotiation between BDATV, the WIA and the ACMA. What

this means is now one 70cm ATV frequency has to be shared by two groups

with similar interests. We are hopeful a gentlemens agreement will be

reached between the two Groups soon to ensure all ATV enthusists can

utilise this valuable resource without interference.



To receive VK4RKC you need a settop box capable of manual tuning and an

antenna pointed toward Oceanview. Appropriate settop boxes are available

for less than $50 from various retailers. To transmit to VK4RKC you can

use either 1250 MHz DVB-S, 1250 MHz FM or a very economical solution for

sub $100 via 2.415GHz. VK4RKC will continue to maintain the 1250MHz FM

input so your existing investment in ATV is not forgone.



Repeater id beacon has been reduced to 30 seconds as per the WIA

conditions, put out a call on 147.400 MHz (simplex) if need a signal to

help with setting up your receiver.



Every Monday evening the Redcliffe and Districts Radio Club broadcast's

their meetings live to air from about 7.30pm, and also keep an eye out

for regular programming from VK4BTV screening HamNation and other Amateur

Radio related programs at the same 7.30 pm time slot. This is a great

example of ATV usage, we welcome any local Amateur Radio related content

at any time of the day, please get in touch if you are interested.



The email and website addresses are in the text edition of this broadcast

(badtv@people.net.au - http://members.optusnet.com.au/~cardenrj/), or you

can just Google "VK4RKC".



Liasion is via the WIA band plan specificed ATV liasion simplex

frequency - 147.400MHz.



This has been Peter, VK4EA, on behalf of the BADTV Group

[Audio Provided]





HISTORY OF JOTA (2:00)





SILENT KEY



Ray Naughton VK3ATN



Ray passed away on the 15th of September. Ray was 83.



Ray had a wealth of radio knowledge but was best known for his moon bounce

work in the early sixties. In fact Ray Naughton was the first in the

southern hemisphere to work stations in the northern hemisphere by

Moonbounce.



Quite a feat in the early sixties when most amateur equipment used valves

and was largely home made. And off course without the aid of computers as we

know them today.



Through that work Ray was presented with an ARRL award and also received a

trip to America where he traveled thousands of miles visiting leading moon

bouncers and many other radio installations.



Ray operated ATN Antennas at Birchip over a period of some 40 years.



Noel VK3FI reports that he last spoke to Ray several months ago, and although

he had been in and out of hospital after a series of strokes - he was

still saying "when I get back to the factory etc". Ray certainly had a

determined outlook right to the end.



Ray Naughton will be remembered within the Sunraysia Radio Group through the

ongoing "VK3ATN Technical Merit Award"



The aim of that award is to encourage Sunraysia Radio Group members to become

more involved with technical projects. The VK3ATN Technical Merit Award is

presented annually after being decided by nomination and members votes.



A heavily edited version of Ray VK3ATN presentation at the 2009 Sunraysia

Radio Group AGM, may be viewed by going to You Tube and searching VK3ATN.



Ray leaves xyl Margaret, Sons Trevor, Peter, David and daughter Jennifer.

Vale - Ray Naughton VK3ATN



(Many articles from QST 1960's editions found online)

(http://www.ok2kkw.com/eme1960/eme1965eng.htm)







INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to IARU, RSGB, SARL, Southgate AR Club, ARRL,

Amateur Radio Newsline, NZART, AR Victoria and the WW sources of the WIA.



Multiple changes proposed to US Amateur Service Rules



The FCC has released a 'Notice of Proposed Rule Making' which includes a

number of changes that could redefine large swathes of the United States

Amateur Radio service.



While not effecting Australian Amateurs they are interesting as points of

discussion and comparison to our own regulatory arrangements.



In brief, a change to rules to no longer require retesting of hams who have

let their licence expire. The argument in favour of the change cites that

many amateurs maintain their payments while not actively engaged in the hobby

and are not required to reassert their competency. They are looking for

acknowledgement of past examinations in the same way we do here, in VK.



In the area of training, the FCC seeks a change from the requirement of 3

examiners to two and to allow for modern alternatives for remote testing

stations like those already employed widely in the enterprise and

education sectors.



What is of more interest to VK amateurs is the possibility of more emmission

types entering the amateur service.



Here's Amateur Radio Newsline's Mark Abramowicz, NT3V, introducing comments

by CQ Magazine's editor:



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Rich Moseson, W2VU, is editor of CQ Magazine, and Amateur Radio Newsline

called upon him for his take on the proposals.



Moseson says he's encouraged by the proposal looking at the modes for amateur

radio transmissions. He says there are too many restrictions and limitations

on hams which can stifle rather than encourage experimentation.



He says the FCC is wise to look at the issue, especially considering the

area of TDMA or Time Division Multiple Access technology for amateur radio.



"I think that the more that we can do with them as hams, in addition to what

the commercial world is doing, the better off we'll all be because that

competition is a fact of life," Moseson says. "You know, you look at our

microwave bands which are really where a lot of the future is going to be

- 2.4 Ghz, 5.8 Ghz - these bands are already shared.



"And if we can make better use of that sharing so that we can do what we want

to do without bothering the other people and without having them bother us

then that's great we can all get by very well."



For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Mark Abramowicz, NT3V in Philadelphia.

--

[audio available]







OPERATIONAL NEWS - DATELINE 2012



WW JOTA/JOTI October 21

VK3 Melbourne Cup Day 160m Net November 6

VK Spring VHF / UHF Field Day November 24-25



HOW TO TALK TO A SCOUT ON JOTA (2:00)




SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS, DX and BEACON AND NET ADVICE



The Morning Coffee Break Net



A long established tradition in VK3 is a net on 1843 kHz in the AM mode

running from 11am to noon Monday to Saturday.



Regularly participants of this Australian net seek advice on their equipment

or antenna problems, restoration of old gear and where to get bits and parts.



It seems that there's always someone who can come up with the answers and

good advice including experienced people who have worked in the broadcasting

industry.



For those unable to get on air at 11am, the Melbourne Cup Day public holiday

in VK3 is one of a few opportunities to get involved, and typically seen as

an opportunity to get portable.



So, with a couple of weeks left, and for many of you a long weekend before

hand, there's still time to get a 160m antenna arranged and work topband!



You can find a number of youtube videos by Peter VK3YE with recordings

of previous efforts, and some explaining the toploaded verticals and loop

antenna designs on his website.



(www.youtube.com/user/vk3ye)

(www.vk3ye.com)







INTRUDER WATCH - ENFORCEMENT ZONE



Region III IARUMS Coordinator Peter Young VK3MV

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



INTRUDER REPORT: CHINESE OTH RADAR GAIN HARASSING 40 METERS



The IARU Monitoring System newsletter reports that Radio Hargeisa is

operating on 7.120 MHz and that Chinese surveillance radar in the amateur

radio 40 meter band is now stronger than ever before



According to the report, the pesky Chinese Over the Horizon Radar had left

the 40 meter band for few weeks. But now its reported back with a very

strong burst system. One that is at least 10 kHz wide and has an almost S9

signal, world-wide. IARU Regions 1 and 3 are reported to be severely

affected by it.



More about both of these situations is on-line at

tinyurl.com/china-radar-again.

(IRUMS)







THE QNEWS WORK BENCH - the nuts and volts report - Measure Twice cut Once.



EMERGING TECHNOLOGY: ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION TV SYSTEM

EXPECTS ITU APPROVAL



The next generation of super high definition television may

soon be on its way as we hear from Amateur Radio Newsline's

Jim Damron, N8TMW:



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Ultra High Definition Television also known under the

acronym Super Hi-Vision, will likely be approved by the

International Telecommunication Union as the next generation

universal global television standard.



Developed by public broadcaster NHK at its Science and

Technical Research Laboratories, Ultra High Definition

Television is a system that delivers 16 times the resolution

of current high definition images. The new format can

deliver images with 33 million pixels through 7,680

horizontal lines and 4,320 vertical lines. It also boasts a

video refresh rate of 120 frames per second, as well as 22.2

channel multi-dimensional sound.



The system is collaboration between NHK along with

electronics manufacturers Panasonic and Sharp.



From Charleston West Virginia, I'm Jim Damron, N8TMW,

reporting. [ARNewsline]

[AUDIO AVAILABLE]

(1:09)





MEDIA WATCH

www.cq-amateur-radio.com/WorldRadio.html

VK Club Bulletins http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aarnie/

VK2 CCARC news ccarc.org.au/wp/2012/09/ccarc-news-12-31/



THE ARRL OFFERS FIVE NEW BOOKS



The ARRL has just released five new books that you are going to want

to have in your shack. Two favorites have been re-released

and are chock-full of new information: hardcover and softcover editions

of The ARRL Handbook for Radio Communications (90th edition), The ARRL

Operating Manual (10th edition). In addition, the ARRL is proud to

offer three new titles: The Amateur Radio Public Service Handbook, The

Care and Feeding of Transmission Lines by QST Technical Editor Joel

Hallas, W1ZR, and Antenna Modeling for Beginners by H. Ward Silver,

N0AX. Read more at www.arrl.org









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





SCOUTS AND AMATEUR RADIO (2:00)

[AUDIO UPLOADED]

[NEED TEXT]







SOCIAL SCENE 2012



OCT 21 VK3 BALLARAT HAMVENTION



NOV 4 VK5 Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society HAMFEST @ Goodwood



NOV 11 VK3 Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group Hamfest



NOV 25 VK3 SPARC HAMFEST AT ROSEBUD



DEC 1 VK7 Miena Hamfest (CORRECTION: "My-eena", not Mil-ena)



AUG 17-18 WW ILLW











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