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WIANEWS WEEK COMMENCING OCT 20 2013.

Apprenticeship in Broadcast Engineering - details in this bulletin

WIA seeks your comment on the broad area of promotion for amateur radio.

JOTA frequencies and stations to work this weekend.

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE
OF AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING OCT 20 2013.





Apprenticeship in Broadcast Engineering with Southern Cross Austereo!
Details in this newscast of this fantastic opportunity.





THIS NEWS IS HAPPENING NOW

Emergency Communications in disasters

When a fierce cyclone came ashore in India, and a devastating earthquake
struck the Philippines, it was radio amateurs who provided vital communications.

As Cyclone Phailin headed towards India's Bay of Bengal authorities quickly
evacuated dangerous areas. The Amateur Radio Society of India was set to
go with trained radio amateurs.

That monster storm in the very same region 14 years ago killed 10,000 people.
This time, with the early evacuation of many thousands, the death toll was
about 21.

Jayu Bhide VU2JAU asked that 7145 kHz be kept clear as Dilip VU2DPI, Mithilesh
VU3BHI and Sameer VU2AOR worked around the clock, passing essential messages
and doing what they could to help.

Then an earthquake two days later saw activation of the Ham Emergency Radio
Operators by the Philippine Amateur Radio Association.

Ramon Anquilan DU1UGZ said as crews were about to clean up the debris left
by Typhoon Santi, the 7.2 magnitude earthquake occurred in the Bohol Province
causing numerous casualties and damage. He asked that 7095 kHz be kept clear
for emergency traffic.

Messages over HF, on 2-metres and via EchoLink included that many buildings
had been damaged, bridges collapsed, power outages, schools closed, weather
reports and aftershocks.

When disaster strikes, often the emergency communications provided by radio
amateurs supplements and supports those engaged in relief and rescue work.

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





DAB+ Digital Radio at Australian Audio and AV Show

Representatives from Commercial Radio Australia (CRA) presented the
benefits of DAB+ digital radio at the Australian Audio and AV Show
at the Intercontinental Hotel, Melbourne.

Now in its third year, the Australian Audio and AV Show runs until today,
Sunday 20, and features over 70 exhibitors showcasing the cutting edge of
audio and entertainment technology to its 7000 attendees.

The session, "DAB+ Digital Radio - Experience the Difference", presented the
latest news and information on DAB+ digital radio in Australia and overseas.
It explained why audiences are enjoying the digital quality sound, choice of
stations, and new features of digital radio, and why they will appreciate the
new interactive capabilities coming soon.

Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer, Joan Warner, said:
"Countries all over the world continue to adopt DAB+ as their digital radio
standard, particularly in Asia, with Indonesia planning to trial the
technology in 2014. The Australian Audio and AV Show presents an opportunity
to speak to people who have a keen appreciation for the best audio technology
on offer."

More than 1.3 million DAB+ digital radio units have been sold since 2009,
with Q3 sales figures due for release at the end of the month. There are now
more than 140 DAB+ devices available, with the average sales price per unit
dropping more than 25% since the end of 2011, according to the
GfK Marketscope Report.

This presentation follows an in-vehicle DAB+ demonstration at the National
Radio Conference in Brisbane last Friday, where delegates were given access
to a Ford Kuga and Mercedes-Benz E400 Cabriolet, to experience the benefits
of digital radio firsthand.

Ten Australian vehicle manufacturers now include DAB+ digital radio as
standard or an option in selected vehicles. Full details at
www.commercialradio.com.au

(text editions only, story thanks to cra)





ITS TIMEly

What with NSW Emergency teams stretched to the limit this week comes news that
Radio infrastructure services provider BAI has scored a significant deal with
the New South Wales State Emergency Service to project manage the responder's
communications equipment overhaul for the next five years as frontline workers
upgrade from analogue to digital spectrum.

The program of works associated with the operational communications upgrade
will cover 229 operational field units and usage by more than
10,000 volunteers and 300 staff members that routinely rely on radio
communications during emergencies like natural disasters when mobile phone
coverage is frequently rendered temporarily inoperable.

The project is part of a wider move by emergency services into a harmonized
government radio band.

( governmentnews.com.au )





WIA BOARD TALK

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

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) seeks your comment on the broad
area of promotion for amateur radio.

The WIA thought it should look at the role publicity and public relations
play in promoting our hobby. As you know it has set April 2014 for the
PR4AmateurRadioExpo. More information can be found via the "What's On"
column of the WIA website.

With six months to go to the Expo, the WIA wants to hear of your experience in
promoting amateur radio either actively, planned, very rarely, or even not at all.

With the entry level Foundation Licence, reshaping of the Standard and Advance
Licences, the earlier abolition mandatory Morse code tests, the hobby in
Australia is now more greatly accessible. Have we changed to meet this new
environment or has nothing altered?

Many more people for both recreational and vocational uses should find amateur
radio attractive, and it also helps to be better understood in the community.

The WIA wants to hear this month on how you think amateur radio is promoted.
Hope to hear from you soon with your thoughts on the subject.

Please send your thoughts and comment to pr4amateurradio@wia.org.au





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What are we looking for?

This is an Apprenticeship opportunity, which would suit someone who already
has a passion and basic understanding of computers, electronics or audio. This
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What are we offering?

We will financially support you through a part time Certificate III in
Electronics and Communications at TAFE (including study materials) whilst you
are working. You may need to travel to attend formal study for up to 6 weeks
a year.

What will you need to bring?

You will be a proactive candidate who has a positive can-do attitude,
excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a thirst for knowledge
and technology. Balancing work and studying, you will need to have great time
management skills and be very committed to gaining your formal qualifications.
At the conclusion of the traineeship, you will have both a formal
qualification and hands-on experience, which will set you up for a
long career within the broadcasting industry.

Also, because you will be working as part of a national organisation, you will
be able to learn from the best in the industry. You will also get the rare
opportunity to gain experience building new studios for both traditional and
digital radio.

The opportunities are endless when you're working for one of Australia's
leading media companies. As the newest member of the team you'll get all the
support and guidance you need to develop your skills, grow your media career
and reach your full potential. If you are committed to working with us for the
next 4 years, and are excited by this amazing opportunity then see below:

Interested?

If so, please visit www.sca.com.au/careers to submit your rsum, cover letter
(with salary expectations). We look forward to receiving your application.

Applications close: Friday 8 November 2013.
We reserve the right to commence recruitment

(above in text editions only)





Australian Travellers Net

This is a message on behalf of VK4NL young Noely with traffic from the ATN.

For net times and frequencies and contact details go to wia.org.au
click on For Members scroll down to Reference Info then Amateur Radio Nets
and finally click The Travellers Net.

Noels reason for contacting you is to seek help from fellow Amateurs to
assist with net control and relay operators.

This net has been going for many years and we would like to see it continue
for many years to come. It provides an invaluable service to travellers
Australia wide ensuring their safety and passing traffic.

Please help Noel to keep the tradition going all he asks is 1 hr. of your time
a couple of days a week how easy is that.

Get with the spirit of amateur radio and let's keep the travellers moving if
Noely can do it so can you.

(vk4vp)





VK1

VK1RGI - Mt Ginini 2 Metre Repeater is back on air

Thanks to the efforts of Paul VK1TEE & Gil VK1GH we have a replacement
repeater on 2 metres. These gentlemen obtained a surplus Motorola MTR2000
40 watt repeater and undertook the required processes to program and tune
the repeater up for our use so that Murray VK1MDP & Phil VK1PL could take it
up and install it on Saturday 12th October.

To use the repeater, you need to ensure that your transmitter is set to
transmit a CTCSS (sub-tone) of 91.5 Hz, if the repeater does not hear that
sub-tone then it will not key-up the transmitter. At present the 'tail' is
set a bit long which we will remedy on the next trip to site. It is unlike
the previous units that had an 'end of over beep' and hence you need to let
the carrier drop before your transmission so that the Time-Out-Timer can reset

The weekly VK1WIA broadcast will continue to be transmitted through both the
UHF & VHF repeaters on Mt Ginini, and we hope to have the issues experienced
on last Sunday morning resolved by this week ( we think it is just a matter of
audio levels ).





VK2
web service:- http://www.arnsw.org.au/html/news_vk2wi.htm

It may still seem a long way off to February 23rd. and the CCARC field day
at Wyong but many are eagerly awaiting the event. We have just sent out the
application forms for places for Traders and Exhibitors and we have already
received a verbal confirmation from Lee from Andrews Communications saying he
wants to be there as usual. We've also got a new exhibitor confirmed as well.
2014 will see a table with the VK2 Summits on the Air group explaining the
SOTA award system to anyone who is interested and showing off some of the
lightweight equipment they use to run portable radio from the tops of
mountains.

As mentioned last week, the courtesy bus has been booked and will collect
passengers from the Wyong Train Station and the main car park for those that
need some assistance. Delivering passengers close to the traders area.

Come along and meet up with your old friends and pick up some bargains at the
Car boot (Flea Market) sales area.

See the latest Amateur Radio equipment in the traders area and if you start to
feel a little tired, there's a lift up to free tea, coffee and biscuits in the
main building.

How about some education? Lectures are being planned and will take place as
usual in the main building. Examinations for all licence classes will be
possible also.

So all the usual events and perhaps a couple of new ones should make the 2014
Wyong Field day, the best so far.

73, this is Ed VK2JI, publicity officer of the Central Coast ARC.





Amateur Radio NSW will conduct its next Foundation weekend on the 19 and 20th
November at the VK2WI Dural site. Bookings are required by an email to
education@arnsw.org.au
Candidates need to bring a passport photo.
Assessments are conducted on the Sunday.
The first Foundation weekend in 2014 is January 18/19.





VK3

1st anniversary for VK3 homebrewers

The next meeting of the 'Homebrew Construction Group' will be at the Amateur
radio Victoria rooms, 40g Victory Boulevard, Ashburton, on Saturday the 2nd
of November at 2pm.

At the group's first anniversary you are encouraged the bring along some
'Show and Tell' items and join the birthday party.

The next group mini e-newsletter will be sent to Amateur Radio Victoria website
subscribers in the week before the meeting. It will feature DDS frequency
generators and things Arduino.

The group may be contacted by email: homebrew@amateurradio.com.au

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





VK9

Fred VK3DAC has been visiting Lord Howe Island the past week but leaves
October 20. While there in addition to his hobby of bird watching he got
on air as VK 9 DAC.

Lord Howe Island counts as a separate entity for the DXCC and has an
Island on the Air Award reference number OC-004.





DISCUSSION POINT

What use is an F-call?

The name of this segment is meaningful if you are aware of Amateur Radio
Licensing in Australia, but if this is all new to you, then I might as well
have said, What use is a Flux Capacitor?

Let's start with some generic information. Unlike CB radio, where the license
is based on the equipment itself, a so-called Type Approval, that is, if you
use a certified CB Radio, you're licensed to use it, Amateur Radio works
differently.

In Amateur Radio, the approval is related to a person, they are licensed to be
an Amateur and that in turn affords them privileges and responsibilities.

In Australia, there are three basic license types, Foundation, Standard and
Advanced. Each license has different requirements and obligations and grants
you different privileges. When you obtain a license, you can apply for a
callsign that is related to your level of license. The license that can get
you on-air in a weekend is the Foundation License and the callsign associated
with that starts with VK, which means Australia, a number, related to your
location followed by the letter "F" and then three letters.

So, my callsign, VK6FLAB tells you that I'm in Australia, the 6 represents
Western Australia, the letter "F" denotes a Foundation license and the
letters "LAB" are in my case a random collections of letters, assigned to me
by the Australian Communications and Media Authority, or ACMA.

The Letter "F" in my call is where the name "F-call" comes from.

Some amateurs use their name in their acronym, or use letters that have some
significance to them, or they use a license that has historic or memorial
value.

If you listen to Amateur Bands, you'll hear many different call signs, each
with different rules and requirements; each country has a sub-set of the
alphabet to play with and can allocate within their range as they see fit.

Listen out for call signs, write them down and look them up. They'll tell you
lots about where the station is and who it is that is behind the microphone.

I'm Onno VK6FLAB.





Become a radio amateur

A Foundation Licence class and assessments by Amateur Radio Victoria will
be held as Ashburton on November the 16th and 17th.

To enrol please contact Barry Robinson VK3PV foundation@amateurradio.com.au
or 0428 516 001.

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





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

CANADA

Radio Amateurs of Canada has announced the granting of three academic
scholarships and one community grant.

The individual recipients are VE3PJM who is attending Carlton University,
VE7TJD who is attending University of Victoria and VE5LRB who is attending
the University of Saskatchewan.

Each of these young Amateurs will receive a $500 academic scholarship to
assist their further studies in Electrical Engineering.

In their application each one stated how being an Amateur is a good match to
their schooling and provides hands on ability to complement their academic
studies.

Shaftesbury High School in Winnipeg also received a $500 community grant to
assist them to become the only permanent Amateur Radio ARISS Telebridge
Station in Canada under the guidance of VE4SHS.





USA

A Nobel Laureate who started as a radio amateur recently spoke at Chestnut Hill
College's 20th anniversary of its Biomedical Lecture Series

Dr. Michael S. Brown, formerly W3DCL, 72, said an amateur radio operating
license obtained at the age of 13, while a student sparked his passion for
science.

In an interview he went on to say " he and a friend used to build their
equipment from various parts or kits." "I would plug it in and blow every
fuse in the house. My parents were not very happy with this hobby. What made
it scientific was you had to go back over the entire thing step by step and
figure out what you had done wrong.

And that's the essence of science because experiments never work the first
time around."

http://chestnuthilllocal.com/blog/2013/10/10/laid-groundwork-for-cholesterol-drugs-from-ham-radios-to-nobel-prize-for-local-scientist/





Thanks to US shutdown, pirate radio activity reaches an all-time high.

As frustrated as many were over the US government shutdown, it nonetheless
offered one unique benefit to the shortwave radio community, and to pirate
radio in particular - no FCC enforcement:

Read the full story at:
http://swling.com





GERMANY

World Record Broken for Wireless Data Transmission: 100 Gbit/s

Researchers in Germany have addressed the issue of expanding cable-based
telecommunication networks by using broadband data transmission via radio
relay links to make the economies more feasible.

In the current issue of the Nature Photonics Magazine, researchers present a
method for wireless data transmission at a world-record rate of
100 gigabits per second.

In their world record experiment, 100 gigabits of data per second were
transmitted at a frequency of 237.5 GHz over a distance of 20 metres in the
laboratory.

For rural areas in particular, this technology represents an inexpensive and
flexible alternative to optical fibre networks, whose extension can often not
be justified from an economic point of view.

At a data rate of 100 gigabits per second, it would be possible to transmit
the contents of five DVDs between two devices by radio within two seconds only.





NEW ZEALAND

A film programme commemorating the 50th anniversary of the opening of
Broadcasting House - a hub for New Zealand radio during the second half
of the 20th century. The films look back on Broadcasting House's rich history,
from its opening in 1963, to its demolition in 1997 - and some of the
memorable moments that passed in between.

Broadcasting House was a multi-purpose broadcasting centre on Bowen Street,
Wellington.

In its heyday in the 1960s, 70s and 80s Broadcasting House was the home of
what are now known as Radio New Zealand National, Radio New Zealand Concert,
Radio New Zealand International, the AM Network, Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport,
ZM Wellington, Access Radio, and the news operations for Radio New Zealand and
commercial radio.

There were also music and drama studios for radio and commercial recordings,
commercial production studios and a master control room.

Among other films, news items from the 1990s look at how the internet may
change the operations of traditional media and report on the 1997
Broadcasting House fire.

The Broadcasting House (1963 - 1997) programme screened Saturday afternoon
26 October at The Film Archive, Taranaki St, Wellington.


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Amateur Radio Newsline

This year marks the end of an era for one well-known
station, HB9S, the station based at the World Scout Bureau.

"This year will be its last year because the World Bureau
is relocating its offices," Wilson says. "It's moving out of
Geneva, pretty much it's moving out of Europe. They don't
know exactly where, but they do know it will be taking place in 2014.

"And, so, this will likely be the last time that HB9S is on
the air from Switzerland."

If you're looking for more information about JOTA and want
to participate, the best place to look, Wilson says, is
www.scouting.org/jota

The complete history of the event can be read on Wikipedia
at tinyurl.com/scouting-worldwide





K6OSC RESIGNS AS W6RO QUEEN MARY WIRELESS ROOM MANAGER

Some names in the news. First up comes word that Nate Brightman, K6OSC,
stepped aside as the W6RO Wireless Room Manager aboard the Queen Mary
museum ship, anchored in Long Beach, California.

Brightman, now 96, was the W6RO Wireless Room Manager for 34
years. Prior to that K6OSC devoted a decade arranging for
the GB5QM "Last Voyage" Amateur Radio operation from the
Queen Mary. He then was responsible for establishing W6RO
as the club station of the Associated Radio Amateurs of Long Beach.

K6OSC cited his recent illness, hospitalization and his
advanced age as reasons for his decision to step aside
effective October 1st. He is succeeded as W6RO Station
Manager by David Akins, N6HHR.





THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A QRMER BY JAMES MILNER WB2REM

The Psychology of a QRMer is the title of a feature article
authored by James Millner, WB2REM. In it, Millner who is a
licensed Psychologist with 35 years of experience delves
into the thinking of those who cause problems for their fellow hams.

Without giving away any of the plot so as to speak, we will
say that Milner is very meticulous in separating
unintentional from intentional interference. This, as
he looks into the underlying factors of operators who cause
these kinds of problems on the amateur bands.

The Psychology of a QRMer makes good reading, especially if
you have ever been the intentional target of a jammer. You
will find it beginning on page 44 of the October issue of CQ Magazine.





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RSGB's G4NJH

Arctic Circle Challenge

The UK High Altitude Society Arctic Challenge is to launch a balloon and
payload from the UK that crosses the Arctic Circle before the next
UK High Altitude Society Conference in September 2014.

The challenge will require development of a payload, launching a floating
balloon and also the ability to receive the data confirming it has crossed the
Arctic Circle.

There is a prize for the first person to complete this challenge, which
includes a cash prize, a trophy and eternal glory.

http://ukhas.org.uk/ukhas:arctic_challenge.


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OPERATIONAL NEWS - DATELINE 2013

CQ WW DX SSB Contest is October 26 and 27.

WIA Spring VHF-UHF Field Day weekend of November 23/24.





2014

WIA Summer VHF-UHF Field Day 11/12 January (to be confirmed)

WIA John Moyle Field Day weekend March 15-16

WIA VK Harry Angel Memorial Sprint May 3

10-10 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CONTEST Aug 2 - 3

WIA REMEMBRANCE DAY (THE RD) CONTEST Aug 16 - 17

Manly-Warringah Radio Society's Flagpole contest September.





SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS, DX and BEACON AND NET ADVICE

BELGIUM

This year is 32nd time the Special Event Radio Station ON 4 CLM has been used.

CLM stands for Canadian Liberation March, a 33km march that the Canadian
troops did in Holland to liberate Knokke in 1944.

For this 32nd. Edition they are granted to use the special prefix OQ
instead of ON; which means you will hear OQ 4 CLM on air this year.

The event takes place from last Wednesday 16th thru till November 15th.

More information on the special event station
http://www.oq4clm.be

(Guy Roelandt, ON4RO via RAC news)





A Dutch team from the 'Mercy Ships' project will be operating as TN 2 MS from
Congo until 24 October. They are active on all bands 160 - 6m in SSB, CW and
RTTY.





Bill who has operated from a number of countries in the Pacific Ocean area
has returned to the South Cook Islands from 14 October - 9 November. He will
reactivate his E 51 NOU callsign on all bands 160 - 10m using CW only.
QSLs go via his home call N 7 OU.





D 2 CT is on the air from Angola through 'til November 15 operating PSK31
and RTTY on 20 through 10 meters including the WARC bands.
QSL via CT 2 HPM.





Members of the Andorran Amateur Radio Union will again be active as C 37 NL
from Andorra during the CQWW DX SSB Contest.
The dates are October 26th and the 27th.
QSL via C 37 URA.





The Norman Lockyer Radio Group will be operating GB 0 HE today Sunday 20th
October to celebrate the 145th anniversary of the discovery of the element
Helium (HE) by Sir Norman Lockyer.

The station will be located at the Norman Lockyer Observatory Sidmouth.

Activity will be on most HF bands depending on conditions.

More details etc on http://www.qrz.com/db/GB0HE





AWARDS

A Master List of VK3 National Parks

The special activation period of Victoria's National Parks is only weeks away '-
on Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of November.

Portable stations will be eager to make many contacts under the Keith Roget
Memorial National Parks Award. This is the 3rd year for the event.

The award encourages operation in Victoria's 45 National Parks. Suggested
frequencies are 7.090MHz, 14.195MHz, 3.600MHz and 144.1MHz. It's good to
see at least two stations from VK5 crossing the border to join in the fun.

A Master List is on the Amateur Radio Victoria website. It will be updated
when more National Park activations are confirmed beyond the current seven
- do check this regularly for the latest details.

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FINAL FRONTIER

The 31st Annual AMSATSpace Symposium and Annual Meeting November 1-3 in
Houston home of Johnson Space Centre will highlight the 30th anniversary
of Amateur Radio's involvement in human spaceflight and the evolution of
Amateur Radio into a successful program aboard the International Space Station.

Forums during the event will focus on various aspects of Amateur Radio in
space, satellites and satellite-related technology.

Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is an international
educational outreach that provides opportunities for students to chat with
astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the ISS via ham radio.

It all began with NASA Astronaut Owen Garriott, W5LFL, the first astronaut
to communicate via ham radio from space during STS-9 mission in 1983.

(arrl)





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



Jota Cluster

How do you find other JOTA stations? By using ONLY the official JOTA
frequencies AND by using the JOTA cluster.

The cluster is always online for scouting events, but mostly used during the
JOTA weekend.

You can reach the JOTA cluster using pi4raz.nl port 7300 in your favourite
Cluster software, or use the web interface at pi4raz.nl

So, if you are in the JOTA event this weekend, make sure YOU will be found!





JOTA in VK4

If you haven't caught up with them yet, then here is where some groups are ...

Tablelands Radio Group VK4GHL with a regional JOTA at Malanda Scout Hall

Flinders Region Guides at Bluewater Guides Training Centre with Don/VK4MC and
Iain/VK4IGM

Alice River Scouts at the Ignatius Park College retreat Camp Gedling Herveys
Range with Phil/VK4HSV

Kirwan Scouts and Mount Louisa Scouts at Mount View Lake Park near Giru
with Lyndall/VK4ZM and Gavin/VK4ZZ

Millchester Guides at the Den in Charters Towers with John/VK4FNQ

Mackay District Scouts out in the field with Mackay and District Amateur
Radio Association members

Toowoomba Scouts at Highfields with members of the Darling Downs Amateur
Radio Club VK4WID

The Redcliffe and Districts Club located at the Murrenbong Scout Campsite,
Kurwongbah, about 25kms North East of the Brisbane CBD.
Peter VK4EA told us "Using the callsign VK4SMB, we will be active on 20/40
metres HF, as well as Echolink on nodes 44666 and 888046 AND IRLP on nodes
6404 and 6403 AND on DStar reflector 3C.
Other activities running will be fox hunting, the Scouts love running through
the bush looking for the fox, and kit building.

Please give us a call."

(text edition only)





JOTA station PJ2SA in Curacao

PJ2SA from the Dutch Caribbean will be active on HF and Echolink for
Jamboree On The Air this weekend October 19-20.

We from Curacao - Dutch Caribbean, Scouting Antiano hereby announce that we
are pleased to communicate with you using call sign PJ2SA

We can be reached on: 40-20m and also on our repeater, IRLP node number: 7992
We will be also operating ECHOLINK station; PJ2BR-R Node Number: 127954

Rolando Manuel - PJ2RM - Curacao, Dutch Caribbean.

(text edition only)




GB2SDD on air for JOTA

With many years' experience of running JOTA stations, the Mid Ulster Amateur
Radio Club have again been asked by the Scouts in Banbridge, Co Down,
Northern Ireland, to run a station for this year's event..

Using the call-sign GB2 SDD, 'South Down District' the Club will be active
during most of Saturday 19th October, on 40m plus others depending on band
conditions. Our 2m station will also be active along with EchoLink and D-star
options. PSK data modes will be aired from time to time during the course of
the day.

www.muarc.com

(text edition only)





UK JOTA Station List

What with JOTA taking place this weekend a list of UK JOTA stations is
available:-

www.southgatearc.org/news/october2009/uk_jota_station_list.htm

(text edition only)





SOCIAL SCENE

Oct 20 VK3 Ballarat Amateur Radio Group Hamvention


NOV 2 VK4 Gold Coast ARS HamFest at Albert Waterways Hall.

NOV 3 VK5 HamFest Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society Goodwood.
Commercial Traders and second hand sellers.
Alara provides food on the day
North East Radio Club provides BBQ.
Contact vk5bar@ahars.com.au for more information.

NOV 10 VK2 ARNSW Radio Fest Dural

NOV 10 VK3 Microwave Test and Tune day (EMDRC)

NOV 10 VK3 Yarra Valley Hamfest Garry Cooper Pavilion, 16 Anzac Ave.

NOV 15-17 VK3 Victorian National Parks Weekend

Nov 24 VK3 Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio Club Rosebud RadioFest


2014

Jan 24-27 VK4 TARC Australia Day Long Weekend Family Radio Camp
at Girl Guides Campsite Bluewater. (vk4zz@wia.org.au)

Feb 23 VK2 Wyong Field Day and it is on come rain hail or shine.

Apr 13-15 VK PR4AmateurRadio Expo.

Apr 18 WW Amateur Radio Day: Your Gateway to Wireless Communications.

Apr 25 vk3 ANZAC Day event Ballarat Showgrounds johnkarr@bigpond.net.au

May 2- 4 VK4 Clairview Gathering Clive VK4ACC 0429 632 815

NOV 2 VK5 2014 HamFest Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society (vk5bar@ahars.com.au)




FEEDBACK

: Hi
:
: The news last week (13/10) included a piece on the legalisation of AM/SSB on
: British CB radio. It mentioned that James Bryant G4CLF campaigned for this
: in the 1970s.
:
: I am afraid this is a commonly held misconception. James did not campaign
: for AM/SSB CB.
:
: He campaigned for a VHF/UHF FM CB service.
:
: Andy Donovan of the United Breakers Association campaigned for AM CB.
:
: A minor detail perhaps, but James was always very public about his view that
: 27MHz and AM was not the way to go.
:
: 73
: Jack Cook
: VK2AXL / MM0AXL







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