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WIANEWS WEEK COMMENCING OCT 27 2013.

WIA asks is Amateur Radio portrayed correctly?

WIA - WICEN STOOD DOWN

THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE
OF AUSTRALIA FOR WEEK COMMENCING OCT 27 2013.


Blue Mountains bushfires - WICEN helps

Television has beamed into our lounge-rooms the devastation as thousands
of firefighters battled numerous outbreaks in New South Wales.

After more than a week that included high temperatures, low humidity and
strong winds, coupled with a dry fuel load, more than 220 homes were destroyed.
The insurance payout is $100 million.

The arrival of cooler temperatures with a southerly change added pressure
in some areas, but in the main proved favourable.

WICEN was activated on Tuesday by the Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA),
to provide manpower - after a State of Emergency was declared.

WICEN NSW President Compton Allen VK2HDX said he thanked some 14 WICEN members
who made themselves available.

WICEN Publicity Officer, Julian Sortland VK2YJS said four WICEN members were
sent to Lithgow as part of a VRA team of 24. The rest from WICEN are in
reserve on standby and may be deployed later.

"These personnel assisted police in carrying out their duties, such
as road blocks, warning residents, and evacuations where required," said
Julian VK2YJS.

Those people from the disaster hit areas, including residents who have lost
homes, are now receiving welfare assistance.

We particularly think today of our National News broadcast teams in the
Gosford/Wyong/Lake Macquarie areas led by John Williams VK2JJW and
Frank Parker VK2FSP

Publicity Officer Julian Sortland VK2YJS said on Thursday that due to an
improvement in conditions in the Lithgow region, WICEN has been stood down
prior to the commencement of the duties.

While members of other Volunteer Rescue Association squads did work overnight
on October the 23rd, it appears no further VRA involvement is required. The
VRA was impressed by WICEN's ability to provide personnel at short notice.

(Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman of the IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications
Committee).






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

Is Amateur Radio portrayed correctly?

The activity we enjoy has a mixed image among the general public and sadly
this is often reflected by some of those who are radio amateurs themselves.

The official definition of Amateur Radio includes the intercommunication
between amateur stations solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary
interest.

A similar stuffy definition can be used to describe a diamond as a
'carboniferous solid.' But like a diamond, Amateur Radio can be a many-faceted
gem of dazzling beauty.

While a now old-fashioned view of Amateur Radio between World War II and
the mobile phone or Internet age was attractive - that time has truly gone.

Do some of today's radio amateurs inadvertently live in the past or
incorrectly promote their hobby as being a modern recreational and vocational
activity?

Would you buy a new car built a decade ago, no matter how well it was marketed?
Well, think about how all of us promote modern Amateur Radio.

The Wireless Institute of Australia with the clubs, individuals and
stakeholders will hold the PR4AmateurRadio Expo in April 2014.

This is an opportunity of promotion. Will you be involved?

More details on this event can be read under the 'What's On' section of the
wia.org.au website.

(PR4AmateurRadio)





HAMS ACROSS AUSTRALIA.

VK6

The NCRG Car Boot sale is on Sunday the 3rd of November starting at 9am.

Admission is $5 for all, sellers and buyers.

There'll be a BBQ and soft drinks available all morning, $5 for a sausage and
a softy.

If you're a seller, you can set-up from 8am.

The Car Boot sale is outside, so please bring your own shelter from the
elements, and tables if required.

The NCRG will have a "no longer required" table with a huge assortment of
stuff for sale.

The location is at the Neil Penfold State Amateur Radio Centre, access from
Gnangara Rd Whiteman Park. The entrance is signposted "Equestrian Centre" on
Gnangara Road and is between Beechboro Road and the Ellenbrook roundabout at
Lord Street.

We look forward to seeing you there and sellers, clean out your shacks and
come along!

(Onno Benschop)





VK5

Next Sunday November 3rd will be the Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society
Hamfest at the Goodwood community centre, buyer access from 9am, sellers
from 7.30am. Many commercial traders in attendance, the WIA bookshop will
be there for you to stock up on the latest offerings. Plenty of second hand
equipment as well.

ALARA and the North East Radio Club will be providing refreshments on the day.

Visit www.ahars.com.au for all the details.

This is David VK5KC. In Adelaide you can hear the National news at 9am local
time on the VK5RAD repeater 147.00MHz.





VK3

The 2nd Annual VK3 Microwave Test Day is fast approaching - Sunday 10th
November starting at 10am.

Venue is the EMDRC club rooms and grounds at 13a McCubbin St, Burwood
(see http://www.emdrc.com.au/club_rooms.html for details). Enter via
McCubbin St and you'll find a car park at the end of the driveway.

For the many who attended last year, the format of the day will be
similar, with some additional activities.

In the car park, we will again be field testing portable microwave
systems - 10GHz, 24GHz and, this time, 2.4GHz as well. We'll have a
GPS-locked weak signal source, and field strength meter set up across
the park. People can set up their systems along the pathway and compare
signal strengths - received and transmit - with others. 240V will be
available from the club rooms - BYO long extension lead. The EMDRC have
several marquees that we can use if the weather is a little threatening.

In the clubrooms, we'll be holding an informal microwave homebrew show
and tell. People are encouraged to bring along microwave systems either
complete or part-built and share info with others. Graham VK3XDK will be
there with some of his systems and will be more than happy to provide
assistance to others. The clubroom workshop facilities will also be
available.

We'll have the BBQ going at lunchtime. If you want something more
exotic than a sausage in bread, then BYO is welcome.

Later in the day, we're trying to line up a big-gun 10GHz EME station to
provide us with a signal off the moon (once it rises). If you want to
try "listening" for that, I'd recommend bringing along a digital setup
as the signal is unlikely to be audible, but should be clearly visible
on WSJT or Spectran.

Of course, those interested in the Microwave bands but without equipment
are more than welcome. Most of the equipment is homebrew to a large
extent and it's interesting just to see what others have done.

See you all there.

(Dave VK3HZ)





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

Hello again, it's Ed, VK2JI to tell you more about progress and activities at
next year's CCARC Field Day at Wyong on February the 23rd.

Preparations are moving in to high gear and our secretary is shuffling emails
in and to the various presenters, traders, exhibitors and support groups and
services needed to run this largest event of its kind in the Southern
Hemisphere.

This year we are trying something new. We intend to have Clubs Fair where
clubs from NSW and further afield can present what they do and sign-up some
new club members.

The fair is in addition to the normal exhibitors and will most likely be
located on one of the grassy areas around the racecourse.

Letters have been sent out to all NSW clubs listed on the WIA website, so why
not ask your club secretary if your club is taking part. If you haven't heard
anything at your club, or if you are a club based outside of New South Wales
and would like to take part a simple email to ccarc.org.au with a subject of
"Wyong Field Day Club Fair" will get a response with all the details you need.
There is no charge for clubs to take part in the fair, so why not give it a
try? With a large public turnout as well as existing Amateurs coming to Wyong,
this is a great opportunity to get new people into the hobby through your
club.

73 This is Ed VK2JI, Publicity Officer of the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club





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

Still with VK3

With Australia's final analogue TV transmitters now serving Melbourne, Geelong
and surrounds are closed on December 10, at least 5 per cent of people will
get caught with no television.

The old transmissions are to disappear in favour of new TV with its multitude
of channels. The former analogue frequencies are up for sale in the
so-called digital dividend.

(sourced to ARVictoria)





End of the Centre Victoria RadioFest

Australia's big event known as the Centre Victoria RadioFest at Kyneton,
which proved to be very successful, although never designed to be a huge
generator of profit, has ended.

When introduced it instantly became a very much needed and different type
of event, one that had been innovative and parts of it copied by others both
locally and interstate.

Unfortunately an increase in the site rental charge, double that paid last
year, meant it could only continue in 2014 with a dramatic lift in charges
for the sellers, higher admission costs, or be abandoned.

It began as one of Australia's largest ham radio events in 2006 adding
greatly to the amateur radio scene and held annually except in 2009.

After lots of consideration, including going over its purpose and concept
that was to be slightly expanded in 2014, the sad decision was made to
reluctantly end it.

Jim Linton from ARVictoria thanks the many hundreds of radio amateurs,
commercial traders, second-hand sellers, the WIA, clubs, mini-lecture program
speakers, the competition organisers and visitors who have supported it.

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





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4RAR Guided Tour and BBQ

Members, support crews and friends of RADARinc are invited along to the
picnic area at Mount Archer - Rockhampton to participate in a Sausage Sizzle
provided by the Club, and be taken on a guided tour of the VK4RAR Mount Archer
Repeater Complex.

It is happening today Sunday October 27th from 11am, after the VK1WIA National
News Broadcast.

BYO salads, drinks, deserts and seating.

This is being done as a social event and to introduce members who have not
seen the gear the club maintains on Mt Archer.

(Clive/VK4ACC via TARCinc)






Apprenticeship in Broadcast Engineering

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Southern Cross Austereo - one of Australia's most progressive and exciting
entertainment based media companies - is looking for proactive and
self-motivated individual who has a passion for IT, multimedia, electronics
and audio. A genuine interest in having a fun and exciting career in the
radio broadcasting industry is a must.

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
means that you can pull apart a PC and put it back together, know the basics
of an audio mixer, can perform basic soldering or have a natural curiosity to
find out how things work.

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

(Steve Adler VK5SFA)





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

WHAT COMES OUT OF THE TOP OF A THUNDERSTORM?

In recent decades researchers have discovered some strange things happening
in the cloud tops. High above ordinary lightning, exotic forms known as
red sprites and blue elves shoot toward the heavens, as often as 500 times a
day, Earth briefly mimics a supernova, producing a powerful blast of
gamma-rays known as a Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flash or TGF.

No one knows exactly how these phenomena are related either to each other or
to the lightning down below. A new experiment called "Firestation" on board
the ISS aims to find out. Firestation is a package of sensors designed to
explore the links between TGFs, ordinary lightning, and sprites.

The space station's orbit will carry Firestation directly above thousands of
active thunderstorms during the one-year lifetime of the experiment. Unlike
previous experiments in upper atmospheric lightning, Firestation has the unique
ability to observe thunderstorms at multiple wavelengths simultaneously. It can
record the radio static from lightning, measure its optical glow (including the
red and blue light of sprites and elves), and detect the gamma-rays and
electrons associated with TGFs and antimatter events.





DENMARK

radiomagonline say Denmark's Culture Agency has announced that parties to the
media settlement of 2012-2014 have approved a revised timetable for the
transition to digital radio there.

Licenses for FM broadcasters will be extended until 2019, after which it is
expected that analogue FM broadcasts will cease. The country also plans to
transition from DAB to DAB+ in December 2014.

Poland also is moving to Australia's DAB+ standard as we will hear shortly,
however they have also announced the closure of their Polish Radio External
short wave broadcasts.





USA

Xerox has turned 75 years of age.

Seventy-five years ago, Chester Carlson created an easier way to duplicate
information on paper. Named "xerography," his invention revolutionized how
information is shared and, ultimately, how office work gets done.

Carlson, While tinkering in his lab in Astoria, Queens, had one simple
objective in mind: "to make office work a little more productive and a
little less tedious."





INDIA

Indian record for tracking Ham Radio balloon

Global Brands Magazine features the High Altitude Balloon work of
Dhruva Space and Indian radio amateurs.

Dhruva Space in association with Indian Institute of Astrophysics is gearing
up to observe comet ISON when it passes earth on November 28, 2013 using a
high altitude balloon platform.

Weekly test flights are in progress as part of the preparations
and one such flight, on October 13, saw the balloon carrying a 5 kilogram
payload reach a peak altitude of 21 km and it travelled over 600 km into the
Arabian Sea.

What makes this test flight special is that the ground station at Bangalore
and the two mobile payload recovery teams were able to receive the
145.765 MHz FM APRS radio signals from the balloon for over 12 hours without
any disruption.


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Amateur Radio Newsline

THE OTHER EFFECT OF THE SOLAR CYCLE

As almost every ham knows, the number of sunspots rises and
falls in a regular cycle that repeats every 11 years, but
there's a lot more to the story. Here's Amateur Radio
Newsline's Cheryl Lasek, K9BIK, with that part of the story:

Sunspots are among the least dramatic activities in a solar
cycle. This is because they are easy to count and closely
correlated with flares and other indications of solar
activity. As such astronomers and scientists have used them
for centuries to monitor variations in the sun's activity.

But it is Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections that pose
the biggest risk to power grids and communications systems
here on Earth. These take place when billions of tones of
solar plasma erupt from the surface of the sun and are flung
out into space at speeds up to millions of miles per second.

Variations in the amount of heat and light reaching the
Earth's surface as a result of the changes in the 11 year
cycle are tiny. Total solar output reaching the surface
varies by just 1.3 Watts per square meter or 1/10th of 1
per cent between the maximum and minimum phases of a solar
cycle. However some researchers say that even this
miniscule variation has profound impacts on climate and
weather. They note that rainfall, cloud formation and river
run-off are all strongly correlated with the sun's 11-year cycle.

All in all, the impact is far smaller than the warming
associated with other sources of climate change.

For the Amateur Radio Newsline, I'm Cheryl Lasek, K9BIK, in Zion, Illinois.

One thing that solar activity cannot explain long-term
trends in global temperatures such as those associated with
global warming. That said there are some researchers
believe that it may have a noticeable impact over shorter timescales.





POLAND NATIONAL PUBLIC BROADCASTER ADOPTS DAB+

National public broadcaster Polish Radio has
begun transmitting in the DAB+ digital audio
transmission system. The Director and
Editor-in-Chief of Polish Radio 4 said that
adopting the digital standard enables the it to
increase its coverage area, improve sound quality
and disseminate programming nationwide.





WW2 GERMAN ENIGMA MACHINE TO BE AUCTIONED

A rare German Enigma encoding machine used by the
Nazis to send secret messages during the Second
World War will go on sale in the United Kingdom
later this month. The machine, built in 1944,
was part of the German intelligence operation
thwarted by British counter-intelligence working out of Bletchley Park.

Enigma machines were used through the war by the
German military, but this was a later model which
sent out even more heavily encrypted signals than
earlier versions. A specialist from London
auctioneers Bonhams said the untouched and
unrestored device is especially valuable because
it still has many of its original parts, and was not modified after the war.

The unit comes with an original ebonite
plugboard, which when added to the Enigma would
swap pairs of letters. For example, pressing the
F key would send a letter B to be scrambled at
the Enigma's rotors. This of course would
require a matching device at the other end to make sense of the message.

If you want to own this prize World War 2 relic
be prepared to shell out at least $80,000.
More is on the web at tinyurl.com/enigma-for-sale.








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.



IPA Radio Club Contest

The International Police Association Radio Club (IPARC) invites all radio
amateurs of the world to take part in the IPARC-Contest which takes place
every year on the first weekend in November. Further details are available
on www.iparc.de

(irts in text edition only)






SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS, DX and BEACON AND NET ADVICE

II8IDXC CELEBRATES ITALY'S IDXC 2015

On the air, listen out for special event station II 8 IDXC to be active
between November 2013 and May 2015

This operation is to help publicize the 10th anniversary of Italy's
"International DX Convention" that will be held April of 2015.

Operations will be on the High Frequency bands plus 6 meters using CW,
SSB and the Digital modes. The events QSL manager is IZ 8 EDJ.

(Southgate)





VP 8 DNY Falkland Islands through November 19th

All of the High Frequency bands on SSB only.

QSL via home call M 1 AYI





The International Museums Weekend 2014 Special Event ,
27 September - 5 October 2014

For well over a decade now, there has been an extremely popular and extremely
well supported annual amateur radio special event, by the name of the
International Museums Weekend (IMW). The majority of those taking part in
the event have been in the United Kingdom, but with a few radio amateurs
taking part from the rest of the world. For the 2014 IMW, the members of the
IMW administration team are hoping to make the event a truly in
international one, with great deal more participation from beyond the UK's
borders.

http://www.ukradioamateur.co.uk/iaw/update.htm

(jon m0hem via nzart)





VK3 National Park activations

With only three weeks to go there are already 19 unique Victorian National
Parks that will be on air. More are most welcome.

Portable stations under the Keith Roget Memorial National Parks Award will
be eagerly looking for contacts.

The award encourages operation in Victoria's 45 National Parks. The activity
weekend is Friday the 15th to Sunday the 17th of November.

Check out the Master List on the Amateur Radio Victoria website. It includes
20 activators with their park and expected time of activity.

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





PY 2 DM Mamiro took part in the 2012 T 30 PY DXpedition and dropped us a line
to say he is in Sydney for a few more days and would like to catch up with
some VK Amateurs.

"I am in Sydney and Id like to meet or to join any amateur radio activity.
6m T30PY DXpedition 2012 AMSAT member AM operator 73."

You can drop Mamiro a line , it's an ARRL email account, py2dm@arrl.net





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


RUSSIAN MILITARY BACK ON 21 MHZ

The IARU Monitoring Service newsletter reports on
a possible Russian military station that has been
using the amateur radio 21 MHz band. It says
that encrypted voice traffic has been operating
on 21000.0 kHz on USB. Also that the in-band
synchronizing signal was always audible and quite
strong. The transmitter sending out these
transmissions is believed to be located in or
near Nizhny Tagil in Russia but its purpose is
unknown. The newsletter also reports that the
Russian military have also been using other
frequencies in our 7, 14 and 21 MHz bands and
have been operating an Over The Horizon radar
between 3500 and 3800 kHz.

(IARUMS, IARU-R-1)





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

Rob VK6LD will demonstrate the best technique, radios and antennas to
successfully compete in a fox hunt on November 9 at the HARG from 2pm.

Rob will have a fox already hidden nearby so the talk will be hands on.

Also on display will be an Icom 706 remote rig setup using 4G internet to
connect the radio head to the radio base located several kilometres away.

Visitors are most welcome, hopefully to start fox hunts again VK6.





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

A 1939 short New Zealand movie titled, From Back-Blocks to High Seas - a
romance of the radio-telegraph service, is now available

The YouTube description reads:

The romance of the radiotelegraph service. This service utilized the
high frequency spectrum known as "shortwave" (from 3 MHz up to 30 MHz)
as well as the long wave and medium frequency spectrum (below 3 MHz).

This is a short film about communication to and from New Zealand on these
shortwaves, using Morse code. This film is a 1939 Government film scanned
from a 16mm reduction print.

It is from ArchivesNZ
http://YouTube.com/ArchivesNZ





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FINAL FRONTIER

Spot the Space Station over your backyard with NASA service

'Spot the Station' sends an email or text message to those who sign up for
the service a few hours before they will be able to see the space station.

"It's really remarkable to see the space station fly overhead and to realize
humans built an orbital complex that can be spotted from Earth by almost
anyone looking up at just the right moment," said NASA's associate
administrator for human exploration and operations.
"We're accomplishing science on the space station that is helping to improve
life on Earth and paving the way for future exploration of deep space."

To sign up for "Spot the Station," visit:
http://spotthestation.nasa.gov





FO-29 satellite contact between Cuba and the UK

Last Saturday, October 19, Hector Martinez CO6CBF achieved what is possibly
the first amateur radio contact between Cuba and the UK on the FO-29
satellite

It was the result of a long history which began six months ago.

Unfortunately, Cubans cannot operate on AO-7B so FO-29 is their
only chance for DX contacts.

(Hector, CO6CBF El92sd via SouthGate)





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


India's first Radio Scouting repeater inaugurated

The Malabar Amateur Radio Repeater Society (VU2MLQ) has commenced operation
of India's First Scouting Repeater VU2MJJ, this during last weekend's JOTA.

VU2MLQ, has a wide coverage in South India and is situated at the top most
point in Kerala state, an Altitude of 420 feet ASL

This is the first DSTAR capable repeater in India.

http://www.malabarradiohams.in/htm/about_us.php








SOCIAL SCENE

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 3 VK6 NCRG Car Boot 9am.

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

Sunday Nov 2nd 2014 NOV 2 VK5 HamFest Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society





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be broadcast once, if you want a couple of mentions, please submit different
slants to keep your event 'fresh 'and always if the news room is to read your
item write in the 3rd person.

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