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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING MAY 7 2017.
IN OUR 22nd YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS



WIA THANKS ITS VOLUNTEERS during National Volunteers Week 2017. -

WIA 2016 Financial Reports and AGM Booking Closure. -

WIA National News reminds all to read our PDS at the conclusion of each weeks text.


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE
OF AUSTRALIA 2017 AND FOR WEEK OF MAY 07


Rail connectivity project to fix mobile blackspots

Critical Comms are reporting how mobile blackspots will be fixed along
Victoria's five busiest regional rail corridors.

The Victorian Government will partner with Telstra, Optus and Vodafone
to carry out the $18 million regional rail connectivity project.

Commuters will experience improved mobile coverage and connectivity along
the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour rail lines, which see
more than 15.5 million passenger trips annually.

"Regular commuters spend up to 20 hours per week on regional trains and
we need to keep them connected so they can keep in touch with their loved ones
and use their travel time productively," said Minister for Small Business,
Innovation and Trade Philip Dalidakis.

Victoria will be the first state in Australia to implement in-train technology
used to BOOST the signal from mobile towers outside the rail carriage to devices
used inside.





Conference supporting technologists in community broadcasting

Registrations are now open for Technorama, a conference supporting
technologists in Community Broadcasting.

Technorama was created in 2008 when four passionate technologists
including one of this WIA News Service correspondents John Maizels, VK2JPM
were appointed as founding members of the CBAA's Technical Standing Committee.

The first Technorama was held in September 2009, and since then Technorama
conferences have been hosted annually in Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra and
Sydney.

The special guest for TR17 is Steve Farrugia, Chief Technical Officer for
Broadcast Australia and is actively working on the future of communications
in Australia.


Read more at:
https://www.radioinfo.com.au/news/conference-supporting-technologists-community-broadcasting Radioinfo.com.au





Pacific battle and WIA Remembrance Day Contest

The Battle of the Coral Sea has its 75th anniversary this month commemorating
a time when the enemy Japanese wanted strengthened presence in the
South Pacific, including occupation of Port Moresby - that would have posed a
great threat to Australia.

The US learned of the Japanese plan through signals intelligence.

The United States Navy and a joint Australian-American cruiser force under
US control, opposed the Japanese offensive.

Although a tactical victory for the Japanese in terms of ships sunk, the battle
was a strategic victory for the Allies, being the first time a major Japanese
advance was stopped.

World War II continued with further action until 1945.

Then all hostilities ended in the Pacific with the surrender announcement of
the Empire of Japan.

To honour this, the Wireless Institute of Australia members who paid the
supreme sacrifice in the war, the WIA began the annual Remembrance Day Contest.

The major WIA contest is on the full weekend closest to the end of hostilities
in the South Pacific - the date also known as Victory over Japan Day and
Victory in the Pacific Day.

This major WW2 battle has been remembered all these years, and infact in 1968
was honoured in a most unusual way... as an operational name for a fire support
base during our Vietnam involvement

The Battle of Coral-Balmoral was a series of actions fought during the Vietnam
War between the 1st Australian Task Force and the North Vietnamese 7th Division
and Viet Cong Main Force units, 40 kilometres north-east of Saigon, in
Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam commencing on May 12, some 26 years after
the Battle of the Coral Sea.

Lest we forget.

( Jim Linton VK3PC / GraHam Kemp VK4BB )





Can an echidna fly?

Well, if you're a spiny anteater named Anstey and you're in the company of
AREG, the Amateur Radio Experimenters Group in Adelaide, South Australia,
you can not only fly, you can soar.

That was the fate of Anstey, a plush toy echidna who got a trip into space with
the help of the radio amateurs group, including Mark Jessop VK5QI.

Anstey went up into the sky via a high-altitude balloon - one of many this
amateur group has launched over the years - as a way of grabbing the attention
of young South Australians at the Tea Tree Gully library at the end of last year
. The plush toy is the library's mascot and she became a mascot with a mission.

Anstey was sent up to a height of about 23 miles from a sports field in the
Adelaide Hills and was tracked via radio to a somewhat soft landing a few days
later in a wheat field about 75 miles from where she had been launched.

VK5QI said she was buried in the tops of the wheat and wasn't visible until
they literally stumbled upon her. The journey took the little plush toy into
air temperatures estimated to be minus 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

The library, however, had a good warm feeling about the whole matter.

ABC News Australia picked up on the story recently, as did other media.

Now the celebrity echidna is back at the library for another appearance.

May 8, youngsters will visit the library, learn about the journey, meet the
well-travelled toy and celebrate the first echidna in space. Likely she won't be
the last.

(Amateur Radio Newsline)





WIA BOARD TALK

National Volunteers Week 2017

National Volunteer Week, May 8-14 is an annual celebration to acknowledge the
generous voluntary contributions being made throughout Australia.

Its theme, 'Give Happy, Live Happy', reflects research that shows volunteers
live happier and healthier lives.

Volunteering Australia estimates that more than six million people are
volunteers.

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has about 100 key volunteers and
there are many more helping out, including those in radio clubs.

Recently the WIA consulted with its 10 committees, and then with the membership,
on a Charter for Volunteers.

The aim of that document is to set out the expectations of the volunteer, and
that of the WIA.

Volunteers contribute so much to the running of Amateur Radio, spending
countless hours on delivering member services, which are mostly taken for
granted.

A little of the work being done by our volunteers can be read in the annual
reports of committees for 2016 - these will shortly be provided to members.

The WIA Board of Directors are all volunteers who work hard for the membership
throughout the year and prepare for the WIA annual general meeting in Hahndorf
this month.

Volunteers are the mainstay of the not-for-profit WIA through its operations
and services in advocacy, education and support for the Amateur Radio community.

To all our volunteers who through dedication and support continue to make it
happen - a very big thank you.





WIA 2016 Financial Reports and AGM Booking Close

The Wireless Institute of Australia has released its audited financial report
for the year 2016 to WIA members.

The WIA Board decided that it was in the best interests of members to have the
Financial Report Audited, rather than Reviewed.

The Board wishes to answer members questions that relate to the Financial
Report as fully as possible. Members are encouraged to submit questions that
relate to this Financial Report by Monday the 8th May, so those questions can
then be sent to the WIA's accountants for their response.

Questions received at the annual general meeting at Hahndorf relating to the
Financial Report will be taken on notice.

The Financial Statement, Directors Report, and Auditors Report for the
2016 Year is available as a WIA Member download on the WIA Information Web page.

The Committee Reports for the Open Forum will be released shortly - also on the
wia.org.au website.


Have you booked yet for the AGM weekend at Hahndorf?

Regularly the VK5 Organising Committee have had event reports on this broadcast,
with an excellent run down in the May edition of Amateur Radio magazine, as
well as on the WIA website.

Healthy levels of interest have been shown on what promises to be another good
weekend.

However there has to be a close off for bookings - which is at the last
possible moment. This is so the final numbers and payments can be made to the
various providers and venues, and registration packs be completed.

The closure of all bookings is today, yes today Sunday May 7, when the booking
form will be removed from the WIA website.

Also a reminder that the Sunday afternoon equipment demonstration put together
by Grant Willis and his team which will be taking place at the Hahndorf oval
and football club is a free event and visitors are most welcome.

See you at the WIA AGM weekend at Hahndorf South Australia on May 19-21.





DISCUSSION POINT

Hello, I'm Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I've been thinking.

As the Wireless Institute AGM comes closer at the picturesque Hahndorf, the
Financial Statements and Auditor's Report have been released on the Institute
web site. They were quickly copied to other web sites and comments started to
appear.

The ferocity of some people towards board members in the past months,
leading up to the postal ballot has been remarked upon before. It seems that
some of those commentators are prepared to expose themselves and the
administrators and owners of web sites to legal action, still. Some think that
the internet is a private wall on which they can create any graffiti they like.

A well reported court case in Western Australia, a few years ago, created a
precedent that courts must follow still. If you post comments which are
available to others and these comments defame a person, that person can take
action for defamation against you and those who control the medium of
transmission.

There are many classes of person who will feel it appropriate to pursue legal
remedies if they feel their professional status and reputation have been injured
by your post. The most obvious are legal and accounting professionals and it
is a fact of life that they will have the funds to play this expensive game
called litigation.

Now we all have come across the Amateur's Code and were probably brought up
on "The Golden Rule" of treating others in the manner you would wish to be
treated.

Some of the posts that have crossed my screen would hardly accord with good
manners, the intent of the Amateur's Code let alone practice The Golden Rule.

There has been a certain anarchy practised on the internet for years but
courtesy is supposed to be part of amateur radio behaviour. Common sense would
suggest that people do not do risky things and blatant defamation could be the
greatest risk to your financial security apart from a cyclone.

I'm Geoff Emery and that's what I think....how about you?





INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to IARU, RSGB, SARL, Southgate AR Club, ARRL,
Amateur Radio Newsline, NZART, WIA Local News Service VK7, VK3PC and the WW
sources of the WIA.

GENTLEMEN PLEASE !

No doubt about it those 'Pommies' over in the old country sure know how to act
when it comes to the important matters of Ham Radio like "Elections".

At the RSGB AGM 22nd April, Steve Hartley, G 0 FUW, stood down as Chairman but
has been co-opted by the Board to oversee YOTA 2017 and the introduction of the
RSGB's new Strategy, which was launched at the AGM.

Peter Blair OBE, G 3 LTF has been elected by the RSGB Board as Honorary
Vice-President.

Peter has been an inspiration to over three generations of radio amateurs,
not only by his own achievements but also by communicating his enthusiasm
and technical expertise to thousands of others around the world. In his
lifetime no-one has better demonstrated how amateur radio and professional
engineering can be combined to reach the highest levels in both fields together.

rsgb.org/main/blog/news/gb2rs/headlines/2017/04/22/new-rsgb-honorary-vice-president/ .

And while we are talking AGM's and the like, notice has been given to South
African hams that the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the South African Radio
League will be convened in Muldersdrift Saturday 6 May 2017.





The Chelmsford Weekly News reports hundreds of people flocked to Marconi's
Birthday Bash which celebrated his ground-breaking radio work in the city of
Chelmsford

The Bash, at Sandford Mill, Chelmsford, featured talks by Tim Wander G 6 GUX
about Marconi's marvellous inventions and the Chelmsford Amateur Radio Society
operated GX 0 MWT on the HF bands from the 2MT Marconi hut.

Caroline Hammer, Learning Development Officer, Chelmsford City Council, said
"Sandford Mill is a wonderful resource for the people of Chelmsford and it was
great to see so many people both young and old fascinated by Marconi's
ground-breaking technologies attending."





The Minister for Communications announced the outcome of the New Zealand Radio
Spectrum Fees Framework review on 11 April.

The changes announced included that the number of fee categories will be
reduced to four, including a new standard fee category for most licences,
set at $150 (annually, including GST). The online payment discount and the
licence interference investigation discount will be discontinued and a manual
payment fee of $25 established.

These changes will take effect in late 2017.





WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

G'day. I'm John VK4JKL with a story of a celestial vision said to have occurred
at a Cairns ANZAC Dawn Service.

Taking the cue from a well-known ABC radio presenter.."is this a thing or not?"

It is the day after the 2017 ANZAC commemorations in Far North Queensland.
During our local ABC radio "drive" show, our presenter introduces someone who
said they saw a phenomenal vision from Trinity beach, while looking east over
Trinity Bay... during the Dawn Service.

We are told it was a very emotional experience.

The vision seen was the rising crescent moon with a star nested within it.
The star looked as bright as Venus.

Records show that the moon rose over the Coral Sea at 0452 on this morning.
Records also show this moon was only one percent illuminated.

A second person called into the program and said they had also witnessed this
vision, and added that channel 7 may have taken some video.

Putting credence to this phenomenon, on 23rd April, we find the thin waning
crescent Moon passed 5 degrees south of Venus.
On 25th April 2017 Venus is within the constellation of Pisces.

Now, you might speculate, what has this to do with ANZAC day?

Well my friends, this crescent moon with a star nested in its cup, is the flag
of the Turkish empire.

When Lieutenant James Cook sailed past where Cairns is today, it was Trinity
Sunday so he named Trinity Beach, Trinity Inlet and Trinity Bay.

Now this little black duck is not superstitious, nor is he frightened of shadows
in the dark of night.

This phenomenon was a thing.

Have we any astronomers in our midst who can add weight to this vision, on this
ANZAC day? We could pose the question; how often does Venus and the waning moon
rise together at dawn?

To be sure, Johnny Turk is still watching over us.

That's my story - LEST WE FORGET - I'm John VK4JKL


heavens-above.com > Astronomy > Moon - change date/time to 25th April 0500,
click 'update'

freestarcharts.com/the-planets-april-2017





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





HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

All major Australian contests, rules and results, are on the
Contest Section of the WIA website.

wia.org.au/members/contests/about



2017

Jan 1 - Dec 31 The Victorian Local Government Award 2017 Challenge


May 13-15 Mills On The Air

VK SHIRES June 10 and 11.

Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest 160/80/40 Saturday night July 15 and Start Time
is 08:00 UTC and finish time is 14:00 UTC


10-10 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER CONTEST Aug 5 - 6

VK1 Winter SOTA QSO Party takes place August 6th 2017 9:00 am till 11:30 am.

WIA's Flagship contest the Remembrance Day Contest 12th & 13th August

Aug 19-20 ILLW the 3rd full weekend in August since 1998

Aug 26 ALARA Contest Start Time 1600 this is a 24 hour Contest for YL's

IARU High Speed Telegraphy world championships are 8th to 12th September.

October CQ WW DX / SSB CONTEST (always Octobers Last full weekend)

Running ALL year 'til Dec 31 Victorian Local Government Award 2017 Challenge




2018

John Moyle Memorial Field Day will be held over the weekend of the 17th-18th
March 2018 and will run from UTC 0100 on the Saturday until 0059 on the Sunday.





Denis Johnstone VK4AE, our Moyle Contest Manager, is also a rebroadcaster for
TARC of this the WIA National News Service so you can well imagine he is one
busy bee.

Now Denis is flat out producing certificates for the winners in this years
John Moyle Memorial Field Day.

All the results are on the WIA Contest page, of course via wia.org.au





Now with news again on the VK Shires contest its to that 'Great Southern Land'
and VK5PO

(1.30 Audio intensive report - apologies for lack of text)

HEAR HERE

http://www.wiaq.org.au/ftp/shiresvk5po.mp3

The 2017 Version of the VK Shires QSO Party is held on the weekend of the
10th and 11th of June and promises to be a big one.





The annual Mills On The Air event that encourages portable Amateur Radio
operation at Mills will be held on the weekend of May the 13th and 14th.

So far nearly 50 Mills are registered with the Danby Dale Amateur Radio Club.

VK5 WIA News Rebroadcaster on 10 meters, Geoff, VK5HEL joins us:-


"May 13 and 14.

This is a reminder that next weekend is the International Mills On Air weekend.

This year Australia is taking part, for the first time.

The Central Goldfields Group will activate, Anderson's Mill at Smeaton in
Victoria as VK3BI on 80 40 15 10 as well as VHF, IRLP and UHF and also EchoLink.

The Lower Murray Amateur Radio Club, in VK5 will be activating Dunn's Mill
in Mt Barker on Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of May as, VK5ALM.

So, listen out, drop in, or give us a call,

Mills On Air weekend,

next weekend, 13th and 14th of May

I'm Geoff, VK5HEL."

More details can be read on the 'ADOPT A MILL' website
( www.adoptamillacrossaustralia.com.au )

Please look for VK3BI and VK5ALM on air next weekend





MEDIA WATCH

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



A look at the Amateur Radio magazine edition for May

The cover has young people foxhunting and inside is the story on a school
holiday program by Trevor VK5ATQ and Stuart VK5ST that was run by Adelaide's
North East Radio Club.

The WIA election results are covered by the Returning Officer and mentioned in
the WIA Presidential Notes and the Editorial.

There is a report on the WIA AGM weekend in Hahndorf South Australia, including
use of the special VK5WOW and VI5WOW callsigns.

Have you booked yet? Sounds very interesting!

In technical articles are an L-match QRP antenna coupler by Peter VK3YE, a
Quagi 70 centimetres beam from John VK6JAH, and Making Homebrew Beautiful with
E-waste by Carmel VK2CAR - a junk box slant on the re-use philosophy.

Among the many special interest reports is Contests Columnist Trent VK4TS
with tips on operating CW, and also a mini-profile on contester of the month
Chris VK5CP.

The WIA is also seeking two volunteers, to sell and manage advertising space in
AR magazine, and also to be the Editor of the annual Callbook.

Amateur Radio magazine is the monthly journal of the Wireless Institute of
Australia.

I'm Barry Robinson VK3PV and you're listening to VK1WIA.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- DEFENCE


VK 4 KG, the Amateur Radio Station based at the RAAF Townsville Aviation
Heritage Centre, is planning a number of operations over the next few months.

75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Townsville Wed 17th, Thur 18th & Fri 19th May
- portable operation from the Oonoonba bombing site, utilising the original
Palm Tree near the bomb crater as an antenna support.

- International Museums Weekends, Sat 17th & Sun 18th June, Sat 24th & Sun 25th
June, operating from the Radio Shack at the RAAF Aviation Heritage Centre.

- Remembrance Day Contest, Sat 12th and Sun 13th August, again from the
RAAF Aviation Heritage Centre.

( Wayne VK4WDM via TARC News)





Antrim and District ARC are collaborating with Mid Ulster ARC to hold a main
activation day on Saturday the 6th May from the site of the original 'Y' station
at Gilnahirk Listening Station.

Following publication of George Busby's book, Spies at Gilnahirk, there could be
considerable interest for this special event, which marks the significance of
Gilnahirk during the Second World War and, later, into the Cold War period.

A special event station GB 0 GLS has been licensed for operation from 5th to
11th May 2017.

(rsgb)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- FEMALES IN RADIO
ALARA - AUSTRALIAN LADIES AR ASSOCIATION
http://alara.org.au
Net is held each Mondays on 3.570 MHz, commencing at 1030 UTC.
(1000utc during daylight saving)

ALARAMeet 2017 in Tropical Cairns is on Sept 8th to 11th and registrations
is now available online at www.alara.org.au

The VK4 ALARAMeet committee members are aiming to make this a meet to remember

This will be a very different Meet to previous ones. We have chosen to mix it
up with fun frivolity and some serious Ham Radio topics.

Mentoring is being focussed on as part of the event.

Lyn VK4SWE and I have been hard at work designing a program to cater to all ages
and class of license.

We'd love to meet newly licensed YL's, YL's who have become less active or
those ladies who may be interested in joining the hobby.

Ladies, you don't have to be a member of ALARA to attend, so if you haven't
been to a Meet before this is the one you need to attend.

The $500 cost of the Meet excludes accommodation, but does cover the evening
meals on all 3 days, most morning and afternoon teas, lunch on Saturday,
breakout sessions as well as the cost of the tours on the Sunday.

Accommodation choices and pricing are on the website and need to be booked via
the Meet committee.

Diane VK4DI
ALARA Publicity Officer





HERE'S TO THE NEXT 60 YEARS IN JAPAN

ANCHOR BRYAN:

We look forward - and we look back - with a 60-year-old club for YLs in Japan.

The Japan Ladies Radio Society has something special going on, as we learn in
this week's report from Amateur Radio Newsline's Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT.

CARYN: Special event station 8N60JLRS began operating in Japan on April
1 and the celebration won't stop until next March. What's going on? The
Japan Ladies Radio Society is marking the long life it has enjoyed since
three pioneering female amateurs founded it in 1957 to help that
nation's small but rapidly growing population of YLs enjoy life on the
amateur bands. According to Yukiko Maki 7K4TKB it was quite an adjustment.

YUKIKO: Once YLs in Japan started to call CQ there were always huge
pileups and heavy QRM and it wasn't easy and comfortable for them to
have a relaxing conversation with other YLs in Japan. It was very
difficult to do so at the time. That was the reason this club was
founded. It was meant to be the place for Japanese YLs to meet and enjoy
talking with other YLs.

CARYN: Yukiko, who chairs the radio society's DX operations, said the
group has 160 domestic and 40 DX members. She said the special event
station is just one of many activities the YLs have had: there are two
annual contests, there's an awards program and over the years, there's
been some adventure.

YUKIKO: The first one was a DXpedition in Maldives near India using
callsign 8Q7YL in 1985 with 9 members and more than 23 thousand QSOs
were made during the 5-day stay. Another one took place in 2007 to
celebrate our fiftieth anniversary and at the time the QTH for this Dx
was in the Palau Islands in the Pacific Ocean. We used our call sign was
T80J with 18 members and at the time we did more than 2700 QSOs.

ANCHOR BRYAN:
The group's 60th anniversary will also be celebrated at the general meeting
of the Japan Ladies Radio Society in Tokyo this summer.
Yukiko said it's going to be great catching up with everyone. If you
can't get to Tokyo, there's always special event station 8N60JLRS now
through March of 2018. The YLs will be calling CQ -- and listening.

For Amateur Radio Newsline and WIA, I'm Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- IOTA
http://rsgbiota.org

OC-235.
The DX 8 ZWC operation from Mindanao Islands which was to be active sometime
in April was called off due to the high terror alert status in the area,
and with reports of armed bandits.





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

Considering participating in Jamboree On The Air for the first time and don't
know where to start, or a previous poor experience leaves you reluctant to
become involved again?

Hello, I am Paul VK2GX and in this short news item I would like to offer a
few hints and tips, to help in achieving a successful JOTA experience for
everyone.

Tip 1 - setting up and operating a JOTA station can be a big commitment
for one person. Considering seeking assistance from other local
operators or radio club.

Tip 2 - make contact with guide and scout leaders as early as possible,
to allow plenty of time to plan and organise a successful JOTA
activity. Don't be discouraged if a previous approach to leaders
have been declined, as circumstances may have changed.

Tip 3 - as with most relationships, guide and scout leaders are no different.
Don't be discouraged if your offer of a JOTA station is not accepted
at the first approach. Try to keep things simple and avoid using too
much technical jargon.

Tip 4 - Jamboree On The Air should be a joint venture between guides, scouts
and amateur radio. The leader's role is to organise the JOTA activity
and supervise the youth members. The radio operator's role is to set up
and operate an amateur radio station, establish and maintain contacts
with other JOTA stations.

Tip 5 - Try to establish the numbers of youth members that will be attending
during JOTA, as this will determine the resources you will need for the
JOTA station.

For more suggestions and tips please visit the JOTA Australia website
www.jota.sgars.org

In future news items there will be more information to hopefully help make the
60th Jamboree On The Air, a great success and an event to remember.

73 from Paul VK2GX




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RESCUE RADIO
IARU REGION 3
Emergency Centre of Activity (CoA) frequencies
3.600, 7.110, 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz

WICEN NET

WICEN Queensland holds a net every Sunday on 7075kHz from 8-30am (2230UTC)

The net calls in regular stations and then invites new stations to call in.

If conditions are poor on 7MHz, net control might move to around 3600kHz
depending on how pliable the net operators are.

Mix it with other WICEN ops and call in on the net !!

(TARC)





SOCIAL SCENE 2017

May 13 VK3 Moorabbin & District Radio Club HamFest 10am at the
Southern Community Centre Mulgrave. (vk3gl)
May 19 VK WIA AGM Hahndorf some 25km from Adelaide (vk5kc)


June 2- 4 VK4 Theresa Creek Camp-out-day (CHARC) (tarc)
June 3 VK3 Melbourne WINTER QRP by the bay 3pm (vk3ye)
June 10-11 VK5 SERG Annual Convention / VK Foxhunting Champs. (vk5dj)


July 1 VK3 GippsTech 2017 technical conference in Churchill. (wia events)
July 22 VK3 Great Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club HamFest. July 22
Cranbourne Community Hall Clarendon & High St, Cranbourne.


Sep 9-10 ALARAMEET 2017 Cairns. Listen for VI4ALARA from Jly (vk4swe vk3pc)
Sep 10 Shepparton HamFest St Augustine's Hall, Orr St. Shepparton. (vk3fnqs)
Sep29-Oct2 VK4 Cardwell Gathering (tarc)


Nov 5 VK3 BARG Hamvention greyhound racing track, Ballarat. (wia events)
Nov 12 VK5 Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society HamFest 8am (vk5kc)
Nov 12 VK3 Rosebud's annual celebration of all things Amateur Radio (wia)



2018

March 25 VK3 EMDRC HamFest - Great Ryrie Primary School, Heathmont. (VK3BQ)

May 4 -7 VK4 Clairview Gathering ( between Rockhampton and Mackay ) (TARC)





Submitting news items - our PDS.


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
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