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March 13 - VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA


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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING MARCH 13 2016.
IN OUR 21st YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS



WIA attends RADCOMM 2016. -

WIA logo is the copyright. -

WIA says MEMNET now even more user friendly. -

WIA election. -



THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE
OF AUSTRALIA 2016 AND FOR WEEK OF MAR 13






WIA BOARD TALK


This is WIA Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH with some news from the world of
spectrum management.

The Australian Communications and Media Authority - the ACMA, or "ACK MAH",
in the vernacular - held its annual spectrum management conference - RadComms
2016 - over last Wednesday and Thursday, the 9th and 10th of March.

I attended the Wednesday sessions on behalf of the WIA. President Phil Wait
VK2ASD attended Thursday's sessions.

The A C M A's RadComms events have been annual, except that they skipped last
year because of the disruption of the Government's Spectrum Review program and
preparation for the World Radio Conference In November. We have to agree that
they had a reasonable excuse - this time.

The title for RadComms 2016 was "Discovery, disruption and demand", with a
theme focusing on "enabling innovation".

Speakers regaled the audience with presentations covering topics from the
relentless growth of mobile broadband to superfast broadband and its
applications, from driverless vehicles to the new generation of satellites,
from the fast approaching introduction of 5G to and the Internet of Things
(IoT), plus more

The keynote address from the Secretary-General of the ITU - Mr Houlin Zhao -
revealed some insights into the world of international regulation. These days,
the ITU is not just about countries working out rules for spectrum management.
Large global companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Google are joining the ITU,
because they have interests in the issues that engage the ITU; issues of
spectrum allocation and management are related to their businesses. These
major companies have a listed worth greater than the economies of many country
members of the ITU.

It comes as no surprise that mobile broadband is seeking ever more spectrum,
with figures quoted that, globally, some 2000 MHz more spectrum for mobile
broadband alone will be needed by 2020 - now less than four years away.

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association - AM TAH - sees the key
policy issue for the government as minimising the regulatory burden. They're
not the only stakeholders with that view. The broadcast and satellite industry
sectors agree.

On the government's Spectrum Review currently under way, AMTA sees five issues
as most important for a new radiocommunications act, these being transparency,
efficiency, flexibility, certainty and simplicity.

Delivering internet services everywhere, any time, on demand is driving growth
in demand for spectrum.

Satellites will begin to play a larger role in delivering internet services.
Think being able to use your smartphone or tablet on national and international
aircraft flights - not only for phone calls and checking emails, but viewing
TV shows and movies, and other entertainment.

Applications for small satellites in low Earth orbits are emerging as enablers
of innovative applications for internet services.

The assembled throng listened - spellbound and enchanted - to an enthusiastic
presentation from Dr Craig Benson on UNSW Canberra, who's engaged in this
field, working on satellite services for the Internet of Things.

As many listeners know, amateurs pioneered small low Earth orbit satellites
since the OSCARs of the 1960s and 70s. The development of cubesats and picosats
has been driven by the amateur radio community world wide.

Dr Benson acknowledged this history and touched on how it impacted this
developing line of research and innovation.

Talking to Dr Benson later, he told me that he recently completed a Foundation
licence course, closely followed by succeeding in gaining his Advanced licence.

Cubesats are being considered as platforms for wide-ranging applications from
Earth imaging, to Internet of Things applications in remote areas - tracking
cattle or wildlife, for example - to ionospheric sensing and monitoring - space
weather.

These are just a few highlights from the first day of RadComms 2016.

I'll leave you with a quote from one of the speakers who commented on the
government's spectrum review - "the old ways of composing rules are finished".

For those interested, material about RadComms 2016 can be found on the
A C M A's website home page.

This has been WIA Director Roger Harrison VK2ZRH for VK1WIA News.





A specially designed WIA logo is available for use on WIA Affiliated Club
websites. The WIA logo is the copyright corporate logo of the
Wireless Institute of Australia.

Use of the WIA logo in any form of printed, electronic or online medium
requires the written permission of the WIA Board.

Other uses of the WIA logo by individuals, clubs or commercial organisations
may be possible. The WIA grants pre-approval for use of the special
'WIA Affiliated Club' logo on the home-page of WIA Affiliated Club websites.

Earlier, members were given conditional pre-approval to use the WIA logo on
their QSL cards. Both the 'WIA Affiliated Club' logo, only for club websites,
and the member WIA logo for QSL cards, along with their individual use
conditions, may be found on wia.org.au





MEMNET now even more user friendly

The WIA's online membership management system MEMNET was recently updated to
reflect the experience from members since it was introduced in 2014.

Registered MEMNET users can receive news and information, download the monthly
digital edition of Amateur Radio magazine, participate in the WIA awards
program, and more.

The WIA has received some useful feedback and observations through the office
system review, which led to a software enhancement to make MEMNET even more
efficient.

Improvements, such as allowing members the choice of log in using either
their callsign or WIA membership number, have been tested and are now
available.





Voting in the WIA election

This is a reminder that financial WIA members should have received printed
material for the WIA Board elections.

Most will get the candidate statements, ballot paper, envelopes and voting
instructions, as an enclosure with the March edition of Amateur Radio magazine.

Those who have family membership or are non-AR members will have received the
same material through Australia Post.

Vote by return post in the envelopes supplied as soon as possible to avoid
any delay caused by Australia Post.

Voting closes on March 26.





DISCUSSION POINT

What use is an F-call?

When was the last time you went online and downloaded a copy of the LCD?

Do you even know where to find it? Do you know when it last changed and what
changes it contained?

If the answer is, "I have a copy from 2005 when they introduced the Foundation
license.", you have a problem.

In Aviation there is an assumption that the conditions under which you're
flying today are different from what they were yesterday and that tomorrow
they'll be different again.
There are processes for keeping up to date, notification services,
subscriptions and the like.

In Amateur Radio, there is an assumption that the conditions under which you're
operating don't change much at all.

The truth is that your Amateur Radio License Conditions are a living thing.

Conditions change regularly and sometimes in more ways than you expect.

So, get yourself a copy of the LCD, make sure you read and understand it and
look for little snakes in the grass that might significantly impact the
operation of your station.

Tip for new players. In your favourite word processor, you can open the current
version of a document and compare it with the previous version using the
Compare Document feature.

I'm Onno VK6FLAB





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

31st annual Dayton DX Dinner

The Early Days of MFJ will be the topic at the the 31st annual Dayton
DX Dinner as the speaker will be MFJ Founder Martin Jue, K5FLU.

Held in conjunction with 2016 Dayton Hamvention, the dinner, sponsored
by the SouthWest Ohio DX Association, will be on Friday, 20th May at
the Marriott Hotel in Dayton.





Belgium gets WRC15 5 MHz allocation and 4m extension

The Belgian telecoms regulator, IBPT, has issued a decision permitting access
to the new WRC !5's 60m allocation, this for all Belgian Class A amateurs

The allocation is from 5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz on a Secondary basis with a
maximum power of 15W e.i.r.p. All modes are permitted.

Belgian amateurs also now have wider access to a band we here in VK eye off,
4m - the band 70.1125 - 70.4125 MHz has now been made available with a
maximum power from the transmitter output of 50W.

Secondary status with all modes available.

Again the allocation is for all Belgian Class A amateurs

bipt.be/public/files/fr/21639/2016-03-01_Decision_FRERAM-15.pdf





ONE FOR THE BOOKS - The Code Books no-less

The Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Society (MKARS) will celebrate 100 Years
since Alan Turing's birth with a series of special events using the specially
issued Notice Of Variation (NOV) callsign GB 2 AMT (Alan Mathison Turing).

On 16th and 17th June, MKARS will be receiving multiple Enigma transmissions
using CW (Morse code) from GCHQ's tent at the Cheltenham Science Festival
transmitting using the call sign GB5AMT and will be receiving this particular
transmission using the GB2BP call sign.

What's unique is that GB5AMT can only transmit directly to GB2BP

However, they will confirm receipt of transmission to GB5CSF, which is the
call sign of the Cheltenham Science Festival.

This is probably the first time Ofcom has granted permission for an encrypted
transmission on the amateur radio bands.

In use at least 2-3 receiving stations, in order to more closely imitate
reception conditions as they were during the war. The messages received by
each station will then be compared/collated at a central point and then fed
into the Bombe machine in Block B at Bletchley Park.

This part of the event will be transmitted by video link to Cheltenham, and
the decoded message will then be sent back to Cheltenham using Twitter.

On 23 and 24 June, they will be operating using the GB2AMT call sign.
On 30th June and 1st July, using standard GB2BP call sign.

mkars.org.uk/news/ article/23/centenary_of_alan_turing_s_birth

On the other side of the Atlantic, this year's Armed Forces Day Cross band
Communication Test on Saturday, May 14, will include a significant new
wrinkle:

Select military stations will be using 60 meter interoperability channels
to communicate directly with Amateur Radio stations on the band. PSK will be
used to send the Secretary of Defence Armed Forces Day message.

Armed Forces Day 2016 is Saturday, May 21, but the radio event is held earlier
to avoid conflicting with Dayton Hamvention, May 20-22.





New ARRL President Happy to be Part of "Exciting Times for Amateur Radio"

Over his term, President Roderick said, his emphasis will be on implementing
the 5 year Strategic Plan that the ARRL Board of Directors adopted at its
annual meeting in mid-January. Roderick said the plan "will help grow and
advance Amateur Radio, and make the League stronger and more responsive
to members."

President Roderick, 63, is the ARRL's 16th president, succeeding Kay Craigie,
N3KN, who served for three terms as the League's president. An ARRL Life Member
he has been a radio amateur for 48 years and lives in Little Rock.


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ARNEWSLINE

HAM RADIO MOVIE GETS TV PILOT

The hottest thing on TV these days might just turn out to be radio - ham
radio, to be exact. Just as TV's "Last Man Standing" has given viewers a
sampling of what goes on inside a ham shack, the CW Network has
announced it plans a pilot for the 2000 movie, "Frequency," from New
Line Cinema. In that sci-fi thriller, the son of a deceased New York
City firefighter, makes radio contact with his dad over the father's old
ham radio equipment after an aurora borealis alters band conditions
across time.

The TV pilot recasts things with a new twist. It follows a female
detective who uses her ham radio to communicate with her detective
father, who'd died 20 years earlier. If all goes well, the producers may
end up being more concerned about RSTs than Nielsen's.





RSGB

New Morse app for Apple Watch

Staying with technology, a new app has been written for the Apple Watch
that lets users compose SMS text messages using Morse code.

The app was written by Patryk Laurent, a cognitive scientist working at
the Brain Corporation in San Diego. So far the app does not appear to
be available for download, but a screenshot seen online suggests its
working title is "PAKLMORSE2". There is no word yet on whether it can
be interfaced with any amateur radio equipment, however it may point
the way for a future possibility.

A video of the watch can be seen at https://youtu.be/wydT9V39SLo





OPERATIONAL NEWS 2016

March 12-13 RSGB Commonwealth Contest


"All aboard" the Sydney Ferries. VHF/UHF 'contest' Sunday March 13.


WIA John Moyle Field Day 19-20 March 2016

One contester believes many of the Social Media clickerati should get on
their radios during this month's John Moyle Field Day, and he hopes they
may be bitten by other contests too.

Trent Sampson VK4TS says it's time to find the Power button on the radio
and turn it to the On position.

He dares those on Social Media to show their dexterity by turning on the radio,
and not resorting to the keyboard content of a social media clicker.

With tongue-in-cheek, TS says these radios usually have an instruction manual
in the top drawer, reading it will unleash amazing features, you can hear
people talking, and can actually talk back to them.

This dazzling piece of technology actually pre-dates Facebook, a fact that is
hard to believe, but unlike all that appears on Social Media, Trent says you
can be assured that it is the truth.

With more here is Contest Manager for the 'Moyle' Denis VK4AE.

"No doubt you will have collected up of the stuff that you used last time
packed everything neatly away and labelled everything so it will be easier
this time.

Further you might have made a careful list of everything involved and filed it
safely away.

Maybe you did not?

You should make sure that everything is in order and operating and all of the
little bits and pieces that are needed to put your station onto the airwaves
are all in the desired place. Nothing worse than to arrive at your chosen spot
only to find you have forgotten to pack the piece of cable that is installed
between the set and some other piece of gear.

Make sure that the location you have chosen is still accessible after the
summer onslaught from flood and bushfire and the roads into the place have not
been closed - in the interests of public safety - and that the trees that were
so useful for string aerials and tent ropes in the past are still in good
condition and safe to be around.

73's for now

Denis - VK4AE"


The John Moyle Field Day on March 19 and 20 is a great event on the Australian
Ham Radio Calendar.

You can enter for all of the 24 hours, or a shortened 6 hour stint, or
heaven forbid - just enjoy yourself making contacts.

Give the bands - any bands, a real rattle in the John Moyle Field Day.

The rules of the contest are on wia.org.au

(sourced to VK3PS and VK4AE)





Harry Angel 80 mtr sprint (WIA) Saturday 7th May.



10-10 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CONTEST Aug 6 - 7


Remembrance or RD Contest August 13-14


36th ALARA Contest is on the last full weekend in August, Aug 27-28.





RSGB now issuing special calls

As of 29th February, the RSGB has taken over the responsibility for administering
and distributing Special Contest Callsigns on behalf of Ofcom.

The criteria for the issuing of a SCC have also been reduced.

Full details and an application form are available from rsgb.org/scc

(rsgb)





SPECIAL EVENT STATIONS, DX, BEACON REPEATER AND NET ADVICE

Sunshine Coast Club Repeater relocation

The 2m repeater at Maleny in VK4's Sunshine Coast Hinterland on 146.850 and the
23cm repeater have been moved up the hill and are now a little higher in the air.

This has been made possible with the help of Brisbane WICEN and the club appreciates
this greatly. We have had a number of signal reports from far and wide and overall
there has been improvements.


Until next time, this is Gordon VK4VP.





Coming up at the end of March is an opportunity to work the 6th most-wanted
DXCC entity, according to the ClubLog DXCC Most Wanted List Juan de Nova a
small island located between Mozambique and Madagascar last activated in 2003

FT 4 JA starts on March 29




ST. MAARTEN, PJ7.
QRV is PJ 7 AA till March 12.
Activity will be on 40 to 10 meters using CW and SSB.
QSL to home call AA 9 A .




Not to be confused with "LegoLand" a group of 10 operators are on air as
DA 0 HEL from Helgoland, EU-127 till March 13.
Activity will be on all bands on SSB, CW, RTTY, PSK and JT65.
QSL via the bureau to DF 6 QC.




F 6 ITD, is active as FG/F 6 ITD from Guadeloupe and two of its islands
until the 28th of this month, March.

These include main island, between January 20th and February 2nd and
La Desirade Island (between March 3-8th). He will work all HF bands, both on
SSB and in digital modes. Listen for the callsign TO 6 D.
QSL via his home callsign, F 6 ITD.




Martin is back in Afghanistan with the NATO-led ISAF mission.
He is a using his T 6 SM callsign from Camp Marmal until the end of March.
QSL to his DL 3 ASM home call.




4 S 7 KKG from Moragalla, Sri Lanka, IOTA reference AS-003, until 3rd April.
Mainly in CW and digital modes with operation on 20 to 10 metres.
QSL via DC 0 KK, via the bureau.




IOTA AS-202.
Members of Bahrain Amateur Radio Group (BARG) will be active as A 91 HI
from Hawar Island between April 28th and May 1st.
QSL via A 9 2AA.




Dog Island is IOTA reference NA-085 and Bruce, K5TEN, will once again be
active from Dog between May 14-21st.
Activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and possibly RTTY, PSK31 and
JT65A. QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the Bureau.




LX 1 AM a special call sign in Luxembourg is activated through June to mark
the 95th anniversary of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg.
Luxembourg Amateur Radio Union will be working LX1AM on single sideband
and as LX 1 EA and LX 3 X in digital modes.
There is a special QSL card that will be sent via the Bureau.




MALTA, 9H.
QRV is 9 H 3 DJ until June 1 while on a business trip.
Activity is in his spare time using mostly SSB on 17 meters.
QSL to home call K 0 MDJ.





MEDIA WATCH

Radio Waves now available

The latest edition of the ARRL publication Radio Waves is now available for
free download.

The winter 2016 edition of ARRL's Radio Waves newsletter aimed at Amateur
Radio license instructors and radio science educators includes,
"Exploring Complex Concepts through Electronic Kit Building;" "Two Schools
Experience ARISS Impact;" and "Youth Nets."

Download Radio Waves Winter 2016
arrl.org/files/file/Radio%20Waves%20Newsletter/Winter%202016%20Radio%20Waves.pdf

(SouthGate)





Relay of WIA National News on 6 Meters

Listeners may have noticed recently that the WIA National and VK7 Regional
News broadcasts can be heard on a new 6 meter Repeater VK7RVP, 53.950 MHz.
located on St. Valentines Peak.
We picked up in the VK7WI news taht Dion VK7DB is asking you take a listen
for the excellent coverage this repeater provides.

Please note that relays of broadcasts are only provided on Sunday morning 9am.

We'd also ask Dion to provide the checkins and as with all rebroadcastrs who
may not have done so yet, we've only ben bcasting for a while hihi..
do the news crew the courtesy of checking in yourselves to the emailer on
wiabroadcasters@yahoogroups.com

We seem to pick up a few broadcasters, without knowing.. and also lose some
through the year (such as Cairns, thanks John VK4JKL for the many weeks you
operated) so it's probably about time everyone checked the 'where do you hear
us" page on wia.org.au

Who and Where are our broadcast stations?
http://www.wia.org.au/members/broadcast/where/





BROADCAST MONITORING SWL AND SCANNER NEWS
websdr.org

Remote controlled short-wave receiver

On this web page we will give you in a moment, you can listen to and control
a short-wave receiver located at the amateur radio club ETGD at the
University of Twente.

In contrast to other web-controlled receivers, this receiver can be tuned by
multiple users simultaneously, thanks to the use of Software-Defined Radio.

This site, which in 2008 was the very first WebSDR site ever, was finally
reactivated in July 2012 after an interruption of more than 1.5 years;

read also the old news since then.

http://websdr.ewi.utwente.nl:8901/




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- DIGITAL

radioinfo.com.au are reporting on a new Revolutionary audio codec which is
said to deliver quality at much lower bit rates

This new audio codec will dramatically reduce the cost of audio streaming on
the web, on mobile phones, and improve audio encoding for digital radio.

The not for profit organisation, Fraunhofer's Alex Zink, explained details of
the innovation at the Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Malaysia early March.

The new MPEG coding, called xHE-AAC is the latest upgrade to the AAC family of
audio compression algorithms, pioneered by Fraunhofer. It provides extended
high efficiency (xHE) encoding of AAC compression, which explains the acronym.

"Imagine your old mp3 audio at 128kbps, now cut the bit rate in half, but
still achieve the same quality."

The backwards compatible coding delivers good quality audio at bit rates as
low as 16 kilobits per second.

https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/revolutionary-audio-codec-delivers-quality-much-lower-bit-rates-dbs2016 Radioinfo.com.au




4.5G - Australian trials - Faster than you think!

Optus and equipment vendor Huawei have completed a live trial of 4.5G wireless
networking technology, achieving peak data rates of 1.23 Gbps over the air in
live network conditions.

Huawei is developing 4.5G technology as a stopgap between 4G and 5G.

VK7WI news says during the field trial in Newcastle, the company also achieved
download speeds of 1.41 Gbps in a cabled scenario.

The tests involved combining technologies including carrier aggregation which
involves combining spectrum from multiple frequency bands and 4x4 multiple
input multiple output, the next evolution of the technology involving using
multiple antennas to transmit and receive wireless data.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FINAL FRONTIER

Ham radio STMSat-1 CubeSat on CBS

The CBS This Morning show reports on an amateur radio SSTV satellite built
by elementary students which is to be deployed in space in the coming days.

Astronauts on the International Space Station have conducted hundreds of
experiments and launched many satellites, but now they are set to deploy
a satellite that elementary age students at a school in Virginia built.

Their satellite hitched a ride on a NASA rocket late last year, and it
will be released into space in the next few days.

Watch the CBS report at
cbsnews.com/videos/satellite-built-by-elementary-students-to-be-deployed-in-space/

(SOUTHGATE)





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

Internet Hall of Famer Ray Tomlinson has died

Tomlinson was the man who basically invented email as we know it today,
including making the choice to use the "@" sign in an email address.

He was 75.

Tomlinson invented email, a system where a user on one network could send
a message to someone on another network, in 1971.

He proceeded to win many awards over his lifetime for email. But he couldn't
say what the first email ever sent actually said.

When asked about it in an interview with the New York Times in 2009,
Tomlinson explained, "I sent a number of test messages to myself from
one machine to the other. The test messages were entirely forgettable
and I have, therefore, forgotten them."

(SouthGate)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR YOUNG TIMERS
A Youth Net meets Saturdays at 0100 UTC on IRLP Reflector #2.
Young Hams Net 3.590 - 7:30pm Victorian time.
Youngsters On The Air, YOTA http://www.ham-yota.eu/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/youngstersontheair


Students introduced to ham radio

64 students along with their Professors of IIIrd Year BE ECE Department of
Matrusri Engineering College, Hyderabad made a field visit to the National
Institute of Amateur Radio (NIAR) on March 5.

The participants were introduced to the concepts of voice and data modes
of Amateur Radio communications with the help of Video Film, Power Point,
Live Demos on HF/VHF/UHF, Pactor & Morse Code. They also visited the
Amateur Radio Museum located in the campus.

(SouthGate)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO

WICEN NSW is supporting a series of Alzheimer's Australia Memory Walk & Jog
events. These are fairly short events, and ideal for new members.


The Western Sydney event is today, Sunday 13th at Penrith. Port Macquarie's
walk is on April 3, and the event over The Bay Run at Drummoyne in inner
western Sydney is 1st May. Albury-Wodonga's event, with the 10 km run option
crossing from Wodonga to Albury, and back, is on May 22. The Hunter event
will be May 29.

If you can assist, please contact WICEN NSW Operations via the contact form on
their website.

For WIA National News, this is Julian VK2YJS.

Form: http://nsw.wicen.org.au/contact

Duty Officer: 0408 397 217





SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - VHF AND ABOVE (The Plumbers Delight)

Terahertz transmitter development

A transmitter for the sub-millimetre wave spectrum in a silicon CMOS
integrated circuit has been revealed.

The Institute of Information and Communications Technology, Japan's
Hiroshima University and Panasonic Corporation, claim it could mean
data rates ten times higher than current technology.

The frequency 275 GHz to 305 GHz is between infrared and microwave,
and higher than those used in the millimetre-wave spectrum, but have
a much wider bandwidth.

This frequency range is unallocated, will be discussed at the
World Radiocommunication Conference in 2019, and has some interest
shown in the International Amateur Radio Union.

(VK3PC)





REWIND a look back at history

Popular Science Magazine

Both Popular Mechanics and Popular Science were the stable diet as far as
reading went for many a baby boomer. So 'popular' "pardon the pun" often
you had to pre book them even at the local council libraries here in Australia.

Now, Popular Science magazine has partnered with Google to offer their entire
140-year archive for free browsing, it includes some amateur radio related
articles

Popular Science Magazine Archive
popsci.com/archives





SOCIAL SCENE 2016


EMDRC wish to thank their volunteers, traders and visitors for a fantastic
and successful HamFest last weekend. The club is pleased to announce the
2017 event will be held Sunday 26th March at the Great Ryrie Primary School
in Heathmont and they look forward to seeing you then!

(Andrew VK3BQ)



Mar 19-20 VK7 Meet The Voice weekend at Ross. (vk7wi)

April 10 VK3 Darebin Park for the ARDF Day (vk3www)
April 17 VK6 HARGfest 96 Gladys Road Lesmurdie open to public 10am (vk6zms)
April 30 vk6 PerthTech (wia)
Ap-May 29-2 VK4 Clairview Gathering check Mackay ARS website. (theTARCinc)

May 7 VK3 Moorabbin & District Radio Club Hamfest, Mulgrave. (VK3GL)
May 27-29 VK9 WIA AGM this year on Norfolk Island (wia.org)

June 3- 5 VK4 Central Highlands Social Gathering Theresa Creek dam (wia)
June 4 VK4 BARCfest Mt Gravatt Showgrounds. (vk4atc)
June 11-13 VK5 VK Foxhunting Championship & SERG convention Mt Gambier(VK5HCF)

July 9-10 VK3 GippsTech 2016 Churchill (vk3pf@wia.org.au)

Sep 23-25 VK4 Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club AGM weekend
Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, near Emerald. (theTARCinc)
Sep-Oct 30-3 VK4 Cardwell Gathering Long Weekend, Beachcomber Motel(theTARCinc)

Nov 6 VK5 Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society HamFest 8am! (VK5KC)






2017

March 26 VK3 EMDRC HamFest, Great Ryrie Primary School, Heathmont (VK3BQ)













Submitting news items


A reminder when supplying HamFest info we obviously can't plug commercial
traders "on air", but we at the WIA will put your supporters in this text
edition "no worries."

If you would like to submit news items for inclusion in the
VK1WIA broadcasts, please email your item in text to nationalnews@wia.org.au
and don't JUST send url's links but take the time to pen YOUR contribution.

To submit audio read "how to submit items" in the weekly news page on
http://www.wia.org.au/members/broadcast/contribute/

Remember the sooner you submit material the more the likelihood of it being
broadcast in the very next edition of WIA National News. Each item will only
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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Societies and Club News Letter Editors can EXCHANGE a feed prior to
the actual broadcast date, e-mail nationalnews@wia.org.au

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