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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 03 2017.
IN OUR 22nd YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

WIA INVITED TO BOOK LAUNCH, Australis OSCAR 5. -

WIA PAYS TO THE IARU. -

WIA BOARD AND 100 DAYS. -

WIA PRSIDENT INTRODUCES NEW QSL MANAGER, VK3JLS.


THESE STORIES AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE
OF AUSTRALIA 2017 AND FOR WEEK OFSEP 3





WIA

WE'RE INVITED!

The University of Melbourne has invited the WIA to an invitation only
book launch on September 20 of a new book on the Australis OSCAR 5 satellite.

The story of how Melbourne University Students built Australia's first
satellite has been written and the publication is about to be launched.

This is on the eve of students at the same university building a nano-satellite
ready for space next year. The Wireless Institute of Australia is assisting the
project with IARU frequency and other coordination.

A member of the university engineering faculty class of 1968 and leading the
student team that built Australis was Dr Owen Mace, who has written a
definitive book. The satellite went into orbit in January 1970 operating
successfully for nearly two months before its batteries ran out of power.

Australis OSCAR 5 achieved a number of important operational milestones,
including over a dozen world firsts, and I'm sure they'll feature "in the book."





How the IARU is funded

Funding of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is from more than
160 national radio societies, through a levy taken from the membership
subscriptions of their transmitting members.

The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) paid about $3,500 in 2017, which is
$1 per head to the IARU for international activities.

The WIA is an active member of the IARU Region 3, which covers the Asia-Pacific.

Apart from annual dues, the WIA partly funds attendance at the Asia Pacific
Planning Group meetings in the lead up to the ITU world radiocommunications
conference, with the next one in 2019. The WIA also sends representatives to
the three-yearly IARU Region 3 Conference, with the next one late 2018 in
South Korea.

The IARU works hard protecting the interests of the amateur service and amateur
satellite.

For further information read the IARU webpages on the WIA website





The WIA board reaches a milestone

Secretary Jim Linton of the WIA tells in this item how your WIA's board of
directors has quietly made progress in its first 100 days since the May annual
general meeting held at Hahndorf South Australia.

Usually the members or constituents of a newly elected organisation or
government like to know about achievements and future plans. The WIA is no
different.

The seven member board of directors have held four meetings, during which there
has been a lot to learn and of course some changes have been implemented.

One change has been the issuing of draft board meeting minutes to WIA members
under certain conditions which are on the WIA website. The visit to the WIA
national office in Bayswater for nearly a week saw three directors look at its
procedures, practices, customer service and facilities.

Among the few changes made have been new hours for receiving phone calls, and
those ringing out of hours are asked to use email or call back when the office
is open. The WIA board has emphasised that contact with the WIA is preferred
via email, or the online inquiry facility. The Frequently Asked Questions
section on the WIA website might also contain the answer.

At each board meeting the WIA finances are considered. The WIA has three new
signatories for its bank accounts and this helps greatly. A lot more work is
needed in the financial area as the WIA board, with monthly input from its
bookkeeper, is looking at the WIA revenue and expenditure, and where savings
can be made.

The WIA board wants to concentrate on its primary role and to give it more time
to do so, and has started to re-vitalise the committee structure.

First there were a number of vacancies, a mix of resignations and some new
areas identified by the board. These have been in the area of the QSL bureau
system, (and in a moment our President will expand on this aspect), on risk and
audit, privacy and complaints, and a strategic look ahead for the WIA.
The new Terms of References for them had to be written or drafted, to be
considered and decided.

The next step taken in late August will see all committees sent a series of
simple questions and asking that each have a minimum of seven active members.

Advertising through SEEK volunteers, Facebook and WIA channels is to be
coordinated. A three member selection panel will look at all applications and
fill positions.

Another area of attention has been the proposed changes to the WIA constitution.
These basically were for the removal of the initial set up details and some
house cleaning and modernisation.

The Constitution Review Committee reported again in June, and after directors
considered it had consolidated feedback. The draft final changes will be put to
the members, before becoming a motion at the WIA annual general meeting in
May 2018.

Also work has been done on the WIA Election regulations and it needs further
consultation with the Returning Officer, but changes are expected for the next
election.

The WIA board hopes that WIA members and non-members thinking of re-joining can
see that achievements and progress have been made already, and more are to come.





New WIA National & Inwards QSL Manager

Introducing John Seamons VK3JLS.

John is a retired Electronics Engineer, and has spent his working career within
the telecommunications industry in various senior management positions within
both Telstra and Alcatel Australia.

John is a keen DXer and an avid QSL collector and has been a frequent user of
the QSL service over the years. John understands the IARU, regional and local
QSL policies that are in place and is keen to ensure that the QSL is the
"final courtesy" of a QSO.

John's other passion is golf and he is very involved in the management and
governance of the local club and he will be bringing this passion, skills and
knowledge to managing the National Inwards QSL Bureau role for the WIA.

He is very keen to work with all the state QSL managers to develop a good
working relationship so the group can develop and put in place a National QSL
Policy then standardise processing to ensure cost effective and efficient
processing and delivery of QSL cards to WIA Members.

John will be working with the WIA QSL Operations Manager and staff and the
QSL Managers around VK to ensure smooth and seamless operations. In John's
working life he was used to all states meetings with colleagues and vendors
via teleconference.

John also brings administrative, educative and communications skills that will
put to good use rolling out a new National QSL Policy & Process to QSL managers
and WIA Members.

We wish John every success in his new role of WIA National & Inwards
QSL Manager.

(Justin VK7TW)





Submitting news items

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Remember the sooner you submit material the more the likelihood of it being
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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.




Victoria Police radio vulnerable: minister

news.com.au/national/breaking-news/police-radio-hijacked-during-vic-car-chase/news-story/5309f834b1abed93606f247d12a2c54b

Vulnerabilities in Victoria's regional police radio system were exposed when
a hacker interrupted the frequency during a car chase, attempting to 'call
it off' by impersonating an officer.

This was following an alleged attempted armed robbery of shop on Tuesday
evening at Sale.

The offender allegedly fled in a stolen car, also occupied by a woman, and
police took chase.

Police Minister Lisa Neville said It was an "appalling" act, but improvements
to the old analogue network were already planned.

A $12 million fully encrypted system should be fully operational by mid-2018.

The duo believed to be involved in the attempted robbery were pursued to the
nearby town of Traralgon where the woman was arrested. A 21-year-old
man was later arrested on the roof of a nearby shed.

The pair are in custody and are being questioned.

(spotted by Jason VK2LAW)





We really like getting reports like this next one. Far to often after
'plugging' a hamfest or event we never hear how well it turned out
so from the VK2 Summerland Group..

Shown, Told & Sold

About 50 people took advantage of a clear blue sky to go along to SARC's
first "Show, Tell & Sell" day.

Their good mates from the Clarence Valley Club were there in strength as were
their northern neighbours from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

The day had been promoted as a chance to catch up with old friends, make new
ones and have a good yarn.

No repeater time outs, no band fades but a good bit of QRM from everyone else
having a good time. With the telling part of the day being handled by everyone;
the showing part consisted largely of two digital stations set up to talk to
each other.

Fun In The Summerland Sun.

(sarc newsletter)





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.

ARRL Hurricane Harvey response

The page, arrl.org/harvey, includes information and news summarizing the
response by Amateur Radio volunteers following Hurricane Harvey and the
continuing dangerous severe weather and flooding in Texas and parts of
Louisiana.

To keep things simple yet completely up to date we direct you to that ARRL
site, however, more here soon thanks to VK3GR.

arrl.org/harvey





HOPEFULS AWAIT TEST RESULTS IN BANGLADESH

It was a big day for hopeful radio amateurs in Bangladesh Aug. 19 when more
than 250 of them showed up to take their license exam.

Now the waiting begins.

Anup Kumar S21TV of the Bangladesh Amateur Radio League said in a recent email
that the last amateur radio exam had been given in 2013 and was taken by 160
candidates. Of those who took that exam, 147 passed.

Good luck to the possibly 250 future hams!

We'll be listening for you on the air.





Repeaters shut down due to abuse

The RSGB have been made aware that due to continuing and sustained repeater
abuse, GB3DY at Wirksworth and GB3EE at Chesterfield have been required by
Ofcom to close down for 14 days.

The RSGB would emphasise that if a repeater is suffering abuse it is essential
that users do no react or attempt to communicate with the abusers as doing so
inevitably makes the situation worse.

Guidance on combating abuse can be found on the ETCC website
at www.ukrepeater.net/abuse.htm





China's giant telescope a tourist attraction

The world's largest radio telescope in Guizhou Province south-west China is
looking for potential alien life and distant pulsars.

About the size of 30 football grounds the $180 million structure is in a
natural depression. The unique design has an active surface of metal panels
that can be tilted by a computer, to help change the focus to different areas
of the sky.

However, the South China Morning Post reports that in the first half of 2017
nearly four million tourists visited the wonder, giving it the same number of
visitors as the Great Wall of China.

While taking pride in the giant telescope, tourists now run the risk of
preventing history-making scientific discoveries.







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

The 2017 DATV QSO Party is scheduled for Friday the 26th August and Saturday
27th August.
73 Peter VK3BFG

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

October CQ WW DX / SSB CONTEST (always Octobers Last full weekend)
November CQ WW DX / CW CONTEST (always Novembers Last full weekend)
The SSB weekend is October 29-30. The CW weekend is November 26-27.


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.

IARU HF Championship event on 15 and 16 July 2018.



The 2017 DATV QSO Party is scheduled for Friday the 26th August and Saturday
27th August.





With nearly 3 million square miles, Australia is a big country - and with
plenty of remote regions, it doesn't have the sort of distances you want to
cross by yourself, unless your companion happens to be your HF mobile rig.

Then you're in good company - you've got the Australian Travellers Net.

ROSS: When a traveller calls in we want to know where he is at the
time of course and that everything is all right. We also want
to know where he is going to stop overnight and all of that is
logged in the computer. So that is how it works.

GRAHAM: That's Ross Cunningham VK5KMH, the Australian controller for this net,
which serves as a lifeline to travellers on land and even those on
water, 365 days a year. Its relay teams can be found on 14.116 MHz,
for check-ins at 0200 UTC

and on 21.185 MHz for check-ins at 0400 UTC to be accessible to hams
with VK Foundation licenses.

Most of the time, the communication is uneventful but crises DO come up:

ROSS: Yesterday I had to get a hold of a fellow that was out in the
Harts Range here and tell him that his mother had passed away
the night before. Not good news but these things happen and
sometimes we are the only communications that some of the amateurs
have got.

GRAHAM: As Ross notes, land or sea, it all comes down to personal safety.

ROSS: The other day a fellow came from Darwin down to Alice Springs
and went on a holiday in the Tanamai Desert. He was out there
for quite a few days before coming back to Alice Springs.
So these fellows like to get in out-of-the-way places and it
is the Travellers Net that gives them the mantle of safety.
If they break down out there we get the RAA or whatever to
go out there and tow them in or get their cars fixed so they
can travel on.

GRAHAM: Ross said the Net has a need for more relays, most especially in
Australia's western and northern territories. The Travellers Net also
extends its coverage into the ocean surrounding the continent, taking
care of maritime travellers. Contact Ross if you can help.
His email address is rossco18@optusnet.com.au


Thanks Graham and Ross

The "Australian Travellers Net" controllers - Ross Cunningham VK5KMH,
Noel Des Jardins VK4NL, Victor Stallan VK4WST, George Turner VK4HGT
and Bob Lockley VK6KW - were honoured at the 2017 WIA AGM. Again well done!




Now from the Hot deserts of Australia to the frigid cold of the Arctic and
Franz Josef Land


Members of the Russian Robinson Club (RRC) are planning their next Arctic
operation.

Look for RI 1 F to be active from Victoria Island (EU-190) sometime late
September . This island group has never been activated.

QSL via the Bureau.



Antarctic operator Alex RN 1 ANC is on the Russian Vostok Station
Antarctica where he will be until February 2018.
His callsign again, RI1ANC, and during his spare time he will be active on
CW, SSB and Digital.
QSL Manager is RN 1 ON.




Indian Ocean 6M EME DXpeditions
Lance, W7GJ, will be active from the Indian Ocean to focus on 6 meters EME QSOs.
West Island/Cocos Island as VK9CGJ between September 12-28th.
Christmas Island as VK9XGJ between October 2-18th.




Until the end of this month, VK4's Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club is
operating Special Event Call sign, VI 4 SC 50 to commemorate the 50th
anniversary of the official naming of the Sunshine Coast on 1st August 1967,




VI4ALARA to September 30 to gain recognition for the ALARAMeet in
Cairns, VK4 from September 8 to 12





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


The World Digital ATV QSO Party

Now for the 7th year this event had stations throughout Australia and a USA
amateur television network involved.

The event was telecast on Friday & Saturday, August 25 and 26. Peter Cossins
VK3BFG reported that on the Friday there were stations from VK4, VK5 and VK2.

A feature of the night were relayed contacts through the Sydney ATV Repeater
VK2RTS thanks to coordinator Gary VK2CRJ.

Special thanks also go to David VK5DMC in Port Pirie and Richard VK4XRL in
Brisbane.

Saturday started early at 10am with contacts via the Columbus Ohio DATV
Repeater WR8ATV, then the amazing system of linking many ATV Repeaters in
California and Arizona.

The mainstay of television activity in the Melbourne-Geelong area since it was
first licensed in in September 1978 is VK3RTV. It was not clear when VK3RTV
would vacate its current site, however tests will be conducted at two possible
identified new sites.

(Jim Linton VK3PC)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- DEFENCE

Vietnam Veteran Memorial special event

Look for special event station, W 0 W, to be active between November 10-12th.

Activity is to commemorate the 50th anniversary of America's First Vietnam
Veteran Memorial which was erected December, 1967, in Wentzville, Missouri.

Wentzville takes extreme pride in being home to the first Vietnam Veterans
Memorial in the United States. Originally dedicated on Dec. 2, 1967,
the site was initially established as a tree of lights by local residents
to raise fund to send Christmas gifts to community servicemen stationed in
Vietnam.

As it stands today, the Wentzville Vietnam Veterans Memorial consists of a
single-column of red Missouri granite, topped by the carved figure of an eagle.
Inscribed in the column's base is:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial December 1967
"Whither thou goest, I will go."

Each year the Memorial serves as a stop during the annual "Run for the Wall"
event where bikers travel cross-country, eventually ending at the Vietnam
Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C.

Primary operators of event station W0W are Wade, K0MHP and Larry, KE0KZ.

The station will operate as many bands/modes as they have volunteers available
to man them. A four colour certificate and QSL card will be available to confirm
the contact.

They have a special FaceBook page at:
https://www.facebook.com/W0Whamradio





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
http://www.raotc.org.au

Hallo everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW with the usual reminder that the
Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club of Australia's monthly bulletin goes to
air tomorrow.

As well as the latest Club news, this month we have talks on Atomic Clocks,
touch screens, and VK6UU's History of VHF in Western Australia. Everyone is
most welcome to tune in and to join in the call backs afterwards.

The broadcast originates in Melbourne on the VK3REC 2m repeater at
10 am Melbourne time with simultaneous relays on 40 metres on 7060 kHz and
160 metres on 1825kHz.

An hour later at 0100 UTC Hans VK5YX will transmit the program on 20 metres
on 14.150 MHz for listeners in the eastern states.

At 0200 UTC, for West Australian listeners the program is transmitted
simultaneously on 7088 kHz and via the linked repeater network.

At night the broadcast is repeated at 2030 hours Melbourne time on 80 metres
3650kHz, and in Tasmania at 1930 on the VK7RAA and VK7RTC networks plus a
TV presentation by Tony VK7AX at 2030 hours Tasmanian time.

Visit www.raotc.org.au for full Club details.

Once again, tune in tomorrow for the September RAOTC bulletin.

73 from Clive VK6CSW.





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
http://www.scouts.com.au
http://www.scout.org/jota
http://www.international.scouts.com.au
Sam VK6KSA is National Jota Coordinator.



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 and JOTI is next month

Over a million Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 plus countries are getting ready
for the 60th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and the 21st Jamboree On The Internet
(JOTI).

National Coordinator JOTA/JOTI for Scouts Australia, Brett Nicholas VK2BNN,
writes in the September edition of Amateur Radio magazine about the event's
history, its purpose, and how to be involved. The article is recommended
reading particularly for those who can get involved in this major worldwide
event that occurs on the third weekend of October.

One such opportunity comes from the Northern Region Scouts, Echuca Airport,
on Sunday October 22. Scouts Air Activities Victoria Leader, Paul McLennan
VK3HGZ needs radio amateurs to setup up a station at the airfield to support
this event and JOTA.

If you are able to assist please contact Paul VK3HGZ

( state.airactivities@vicscouts.asn.au or on 0419 872 097 )

Perhaps you want to lend a hand at another JOTA event on October 20 to 22?
Contacts for all Scouts Australia Branches can be found on scouts.com.au
BUT as the scouting motto says, BE PREPARED.


Hello again from Paul VK2GX.

Will you be operating a Jamboree On The Air radio station, either solo or
perhaps as part of a local radio club team. Maybe your son or daughter is
a youth member and you will be setting up a radio station for their local
guide or scout group?

Or are you just considering participating in JOTA for the first time?

Whatever your situation, now is the time to review your Working With Children
Check status.

Is your working with children check still current?

A simple check of the expiry date will confirm if your WWCC is still current.

If you do not currently have a working with children check, my recommendation
would be to apply as soon as possible, even if you are not yet committed to
participating in JOTA this year. Working with children checks are processed by
the relevant state or territory government department responsible for child
safety.

In addition, before you can participate in JOTA each year, your working with
children check may require verification. In New South Wales, verification is
processed by the working with children team at Scouts NSW head office, who will
provide clearance for you to attend the JOTA activity.

The procedure may be different in other Australian states and territories.

For more information about JOTA and working with children checks, you can visit
the Jamboree On The Air Australia web site, www.jota.sgars.org which has links
to both the relevant working with children department and guide or scout
organisations in your state or territory.

I would like to encourage everyone to make the 60th JOTA a year to remember for
guides and scouts around Australia.

73s until next time 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


Historic storm and floods hit Texas

As Jason mentioned in his Internationa Report this week when talking of
Hurricane Harvey, it's best to visit arrl.org as this is an ongoing story.

However Harvey began in the Caribbean, watched by the Emergency and Weather
Net with radio amateurs activating 3.815 MHz, then it moved to the Gulf of
Mexico and intensified into a Category 4 storm to come ashore in Texas.

The weather system arrived with damaging winds in Texas, but also with heavy
rain and the flood emergency continues - it has been likened to Hurricane
Katrina of August 2005 but some say the disaster is much worse.

In preparation for landfall in Texas the Hurricane Watch Net activated on
14.325 MHz and 7.268 MHz, where radio amateurs shared their on-the-spot
observations.

The rescue and recovery work continues in Texas with responding authorities
hard at work lifting thousands of people to safety.

ARRL South Texas Section Public Information Officer Mike Urich KA5CVH took to
a news-talk radio station WGMD to describe the situation. He also took the time
to explain how Amateur Radio is able to provide a public service during
emergencies and disasters. Spending many hours in the Harris County Emergency
Operations Centre, he reported that local radio amateurs were able to help the
rescue and recovery work by spotting and reporting problems that require
official attention.

The Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) found that there had been minimal
impact on communications infrastructure, although an Amateur Radio contingency
was in place should there be a major communications outage.

South Texas ARES remained on standby as the response phase continues and
sheltering becomes a growing need. Also involved was the radio amateurs
attached to the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

It had been declared a state of disaster in 50 Texas counties, some 271,000
were without power, while the Red Cross shelters housed more than 3,000 people.

There was also concern that Harvey may cause more damage and weather systems in
the Gulf of Mexico are being closely watched.

Monsoonal rains hit

The eastern side of India was inundated by seasonal monsoon rain with the major
affected area being most of the Bihar state villages.

National Coordinator for Disaster Communication in India, Jayu S. Bhide VU2JAU,
reports that HAMS from East Bengal and Patna were in action passing messages
during the flooding.

The emergency communications helped the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF)
teams. All HAMs assisted in controlling the communication on VHF mainly.

The situation was brought under control.

The NDRF rescued most of the people identified by the HAMS in their message
handling. The affected areas now mainly face a problem with drinking water
as all the boring pumps are contaminated due to the flood. Fresh water and food
packets are reaching the flood area.

The monsoonal rain also affected neighbouring Bangladesh but no report on
emergency communications from there had been provided.

( Jim Linton VK3PC, Chairman IARU Region 3 Disaster Communications Committee
with Jayu S. Bhide VU2JAU National Coordinator for Disaster Communication
in India. )






GET YOUR HAM LICENCE

Visit the WIA website, wia.org.au

To find A Club And Course Near You
http://www.wia.org.au/licenses/foundation/learningorganisers/

To make a general enquiry
https://www.wia.org.au/discover/sendinfo/publicenquiry/


CANBERRA
Next scheduled Foundation course is to be held on the 9/10th of September.
email education@crarc.ampr.org for further information.


AMATEUR RADIO NEW SOUTH WALES:-
ARNSW 63 Quarry Rd Dural, email for details on education@arnsw.org.au
Bookings can be made by phoning the office on 02 9651 1490
and leaving contact details.


AMATEUR RADIO VICTORIA CONTACT:-
Amateur Radio Victoria 40G Victory Boulevard, Ashburton,
vk3pv@amateurradio.com.au or phone Barry on 0428 516 001.





SOCIAL SCENE 2017


Sep 9 VK4 SunFest held at the Woombye School of Arts building 09:00.(vk4vp)
Sep 9-10 VK4 ALARAMEET Cairns. Listen for VI4ALARA from July (vk4swe vk3pc)
Sep 10 VK3 Shepparton HamFest St Augustine's Hall, Orr St. (vk3fnqs)
Sep29-Oct2 VK4 Cardwell Gathering (tarc)


Oct 29 VK3 Yarra Valley Amateur Radio Group HAMFEST 10:00am at the
Gary Cooper Pavilion, Yarra Glen.


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

Feb 25 VK2 Wyong Field Day (VK2AOR)

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

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













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