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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING JULY 22 2018.
IN OUR 23rd YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

WIA Director, Peter VK8ZZ, why Amateur Radio exists.


THIS STORY AND MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE
OF AUSTRALIA 2018 AND FOR WEEK OF JULY 22



Unlike a leopard, our sun CAN change it's spots, and does so, in fact it is
now some 3 weeks without spots - sun spots that is.

The sun has been blank for 21 straight days--a remarkable 3 weeks without
sunspots.

This is an almost decade-class event.

The last time the sun lost its spots for 21 consecutive days was in the year
2009 coming on the heels of an historic solar minimum. Prior was the Maunder
minimum between 1645 and 1715, when hardly any sunspots were observed.

With the current stretch of blank 'suns,' solar minimum conditions have
definitely returned.

Visit Spaceweather.com to learn more about solar minimum and find out what
it means to us mere earthlings

( Jeremiah 13:23 plus SouthGate plus Spaceweather.com plus ABC Science )





We've had HI-Fi, Wi-Fi now Li-Fi is maybe set to be mobility for the 2020s

Li-Fi is a technology for wireless communication between devices using light
to transmit data. LED lighting solutions are used for the transmission of
visible light. This presentation will provide an understanding of the
technology, limitations and when it will be a beneficial consumer product.

Why would we want to use Li-Fi?

Next decade, Li-Fi will be part of an integrated mobility mix, with 5G,
Wi-Fi and low power radio solutions within built environments.

Bbuilt environments handle 90% of mobile data, voice and information.

How will Li-Fi impact mission-critical and business-critical communications?
Who is expected to utilise the technology and why?

Lawrence McKenna - Telecommunications Section Manager, Wood & Grieves
Engineers is but one of many speakers due on stage July 26 in Brisbane during
the Future Comms Event.

The future of mission-critical communications in Australia will be the main
topic of discussion at this month's Comms Connect Brisbane conference.

What mix of technologies will we be using in five or 10 years' time?

What will the networks of the future look like, who will be operating them
and will hybrid solutions be the answer?

Is DMR set to continue to grow in population or will professional LTE be the
new norm?

Read more:
http://criticalcomms.com.au/content/industry/article/future-comms-on-the-agenda-in-brisbane-153393952#ixzz5Lfv4GCN2





Just as planned, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station kept
her appointment with the students at the Essex Heights Primary School in
Melbourne on the evening of Tuesday, July 17th.

Man of the moment, an ex WIA Director Robert Broomhead was at the school.

As the ISS approached Australia's southern coast at 27,500 kilometers phr,
the youngsters had their first conversations that took place more than
400 kilometers, or almost 250 miles, above the earth.

Ham radio made it possible.

This is your little moment in history, your opportunity to do something
that very few people are able to do," moderator Ciaran Morgan M 0 XTD had
told them. From the north, Shane Lynd VK 4 KHZ, put out the call to
astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor KG 5 TMT and Ciaran set the discussion
in motion from his QTH in England.

The students cheered and then took turns at the microphone with their
questions: how does the body react to being in space? What foods do you
miss most? For the children, it was ham radio's finest moment as the
dialogue went forward courtesy of a telebridge between Shane in VK4d and
NA 1 SS, the International Space Station Amateur Radio Club outside
Washington, D.C.

It lasted barely 10 minutes but for those children and the 250 others with
them in the school hall it would be a memory forever.

Next up: a video of the event which was scheduled to be seen on Australian
TV's "The Project," a news and current events talk show. For the rest of
the world, you can watch on the school's website www.essexheightsps.vic.edu.au

The Project:
https://www.facebook.com/TheProjectTV/videos/10155672092343441/

Channel 7 News in Melbourne carried the ARISS contact as a story in their
prime time news bulletin, using the livestream footage shot by the hams.
A great closeup of Robert, although more importantly a great shot of the
kids and terrific promo for the school.

http://news.mmu.vic.gov.au/search/?clip=527f0ab835c08454482ae16d43e8a24b

There were 350 chairs and all were filled. Other people standing - so best
estimate is 400 people were in the hall. This is especially pleasing because
it was a wet, windy, very cold evening. Nearly $700 was raised for ARISS.
I think the youtube clip which Robert VK3DN and his team have uploaded is
currently at nearly 1200 views which is wonderful. The film footage is great
and a real credit to the local ARISS team. They are so professional and
nothing was a problem.

Attending was Mr Michael Gidley the State Member of Parliament for Waverley.
(the local member) and one local councillor, MT Pang Tsoi. Allen McAuliffe,
Department of Education and Training, Senior Education Improvement Leader
attended and also brought 3 visiting Greek Education delegates: George and
Anthoula are students and Christina is a teacher.

The local paper, the Monash Leader, took photos of the students.

All in all a great night the kids will never forget, all thanks to
Amateur Radio.





WIA

The professional web e-zine Communications Day has picked up the news
story from the WIA that expressed disappointment with ACMA's
response to implementation of the Five Year Spectrum Spectrum Plan
for amateurs.

Geoff Long - CommsDay senior journalist wrote "The national body
representing amateur radio operators, the Wireless Institute of
Australia, has told members it is disappointed with the Australian
Communications and Media Authority's draft five-year spectrum outlook."

Communications Day Australasia is Australia and New Zealand's most
respected source of daily telecom industry news and commentary. It has
a readship of 7000-10,000.

https://www.commsday.com/






Directors Comment - WIA Broadcast 22/7

Hi this is WIA Director, Peter VK8ZZ.

Amateur Radio exists for the purpose of self-training,
intercommunication and technical investigations.

To accomplish these broad objectives, amateurs must be afforded
reasonable access to the spectrum from the lowest frequencies to
the highest. Yet, spectrum access is an increasingly valuable
commodity. Commercial interests are willing to pay millions of dollars
for access to those frequencies they can on sell as telecommunications
providers.

The radio spectrum is so valuable that even government and military
users worldwide are under great pressure to relinquish frequencies
for commercial exploitation.

The surveys that were conducted by the WIA over the last 12 months
showed that radio amateurs considered that National and International
Representation was the most valuable function undertaken by the WIA.
Members considered this to be even more valuable than the AR magazine.

In such an environment, how can we radio amateurs defend and retain
let alone expand our spectrum access?

By definition, our interest in radio is non-financial. We can hardly
afford to compete on a dollar for dollar basis with commercial
interests. Nor can we compete with them on a national level; our
individual voices are too tiny to be heard over their expensive
political lobbying.

Radio amateurs easily could have been forced into bands that would
have been too narrow to support future growth. Instead, when the IARU
was formed in 1925 they were able to ensure long term allocations that
we still know today as 160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters, with a 5-meter
band that was moved to 6 meters after World War II.

The other amateur bands we now enjoy were the result of decades of
patient effort through the IARU.

In 1927 there were less than 30,000 radio amateurs licensed worldwide.
The Amateur Radio movement has grown to three million worldwide today.
The IARU has grown to include 150 national associations representing
virtually every country with enough amateurs to form their own domestic
organization.

The IARU in their capacity as the peak body for Amateur Radio around
the world is divided into 3 regions. Australia is part of Asia Pacific
Region or Region-3 which has 30 member countries. Region 3 hold a
meeting every 3 years. This year is the 17th such tri-annual event and
is to be held in Seoul, Korea in early September. The WIA will send
two representatives Greg VK2GPK, the Vice President of the WIA, and
Dale VK1DSH to represent radio amateurs in Australia.

Individual radio amateurs in Australia support the work of the IARU
through their membership of the WIA. That support is vital to the
future of Amateur Radio. The IARU is recognized by the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU) as the only representative of the
interests of radio amateurs worldwide.

The IARU is our voice in the meeting rooms of the ITU and regional
telecommunications organizations, where the decisions affecting our
future access to the radio spectrum are made.

The agenda for the IARU meeting has some important items to consider
over the 5 meeting days including: -

Harmonisation of Amateur Radio Qualifications
Band Planning revisions
Electro Magnetic Compatibility standards (including WPT)
Amateur Band recommendations to the ITU

Australia has an additional voice on the board of the IARU Region 3
through the representation of Peter VK3MV as a director on that board.
That position is up for re-election this year and the WIA will
sponsor the re-nomination of VK3MV to that board.

More information is available on the WIA web site and on the IARU web
sites details in the text version of this broadcast.

www.wia.org.au
www.iaru-r3.org

This has been Peter VK8ZZ





The Radio Amateur Society of Australia, RASA, a representative group,
has submitted two documents to the ACMA in regard to both assessment
of amateurs and also the call sign allocation process.

Self determination by the hobby is of great importance and the risk of
devolution to commercial organisations is a real risk for all of us.

All material provided to our regulator is important, so please have a
look at what our members and contributors had to say by going to
vkradioamateurs.org and then get involved in these issues.

{Andrew, VK6AS Secretary RASA}



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


The American Radio Relay League, ARRL, is beginning a process with
the Federal Communications Commission, FCC, to try and keep non
amateur radio satellites from using amateur band frequencies.

The ARRL is working to protect amateur radio frequencies against
exploitation by commercial entities. However, there are also
ongoing discussions to try and define what constitutes commercial
use. For example, if University staff build a CubeSat for
educational use, does the fact that they were paid for their time
mean it is a commercial endeavour? The arguments have the
potential to become complex and may possibly spill over to other
parts of the world. CubeSats usually fly over many countries as a
natural part of their low-earth orbit, so it is possible that a
frequency allocated in the USA might cause unexpected results
elsewhere on the globe.

You can read much more about these goings-on on the ARRL website

arrl.org/news/arrl-urges-regulatory-regime-to-keep-non-amateur-satellites-off-amateur-spectrum .





IARUMS reports on intruders in ham radio spectrum

IARU-R1 Monitoring System reports Iranian radars continue to intrude
in the Amateur Radio primary 28 MHz band and a digital signal from
Sevastopol, Crimea causes interference on 7032 kHz

The International Amateur Radio Union Monitoring System (IARUMS)
Region 1 June 2018 newsletter can be read on the link in this weeks
text edition of WIA news on wia.org.au

http://www.iarums-r1.org/iarums/news2018/news1806.pdf





Slovenia (S5)

The Association of Radio Amateurs of Slovenia (ZRS) has informed the
IARU Region 1 HF Manager that since 14 JUL 2018, after updated
national legislation related to the radio amateur service, 60m band is
available to S5 radio amateurs as follows:

Frequency band: 5351,5 - 5366,5 kHz
Power: 15 W EIRP





HUNGARY

Hungary has regained access to 60 meters.

The Hungarian National Media and Infocommunications Authority has
published an update to the National Frequency Allocation Table
to provide Amateur Radio access to the band 5,351.5 to 5,366.5 kHz
at a maximum power of 15 W EIRP, per World Radiocommunications
Conference 2015.

Although your WIA is working with the ACMA to enable we Amateurs
more access it is still a WIA/ACMA 'work in progress.' situation

Previously, in Hungary 3-month permits were available to allow access
to 5,350 to 5,450 kHz at 100 W, but these were discontinued in 2017.




88 MHz Trans-Atlantic signals heard in Ireland

On Sunday the 8th of July 2018, there was a remarkable opening on the
VHF bands across the North Atlantic.

While there were plenty of strong multi-hop Sporadic-E signals on the
28 MHz and 50 MHz bands, the maximum usable frequency did reach as
high as 88 MHz at one stage.

Paul Logan in, Northern Ireland managed to catch CBC radio 1 on
88.5 MHz from Newfoundland, Canada at 21:35 UTC. It is very rare
for openings on Band 2 across the Atlantic and to date, only
two people have managed to succeed in hearing North American
radio stations.

ttps://ei7gl.blogspot.com/2018/07/88-mhz-trans-atlantic-signals-heard-in.html

(Southgate)




Now it's even EASIER to tune WIA National News and hear what's
happening on the International scene, particularly for those in the
Yass area of VK2 nd Northern portions of VK1.

G S H A R S becomes G STARS, adds a new DMR & 2M analogue repeater +
ARPS iGATE in Yass and more!

Goulburn & Southern Highlands Amateur Radio Society we will be known
as Goulburn & Southern Tablelands Amateur Radio Society (G STARS).
This was the original name when the club was started some 70 years ago.
The name change is effective as of immediately.

Secondly, G STARS has now been allocated frequencies for Mt Manton,
Mt Manton is 5.5 km east of Yass, near the intersection of the
Hume highway & Barton Highway. Operating under callsign VK2RYS.

This will be a great asset to Yass & North Canberra.

Once everything is tested, the 2m analogue freq will be linked to
Goulburn & Highrange repeaters and the 70CM DMR will be linked by
talk group 8. APRS iGATE will also available.

The repeaters should be operational by the end of August, hopefully,
earlier.

Frequencies as follows:
2M (91.5 Tone)
Rx 146.250
TX 146.850

70cm (DMR)
RX 431.100
TX 438.100





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

July 21 - VKZL Trans-Tasman Low band contest

August 11-12 - VK - Remembrance Day Contest
August 18-19 - WW - Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend
August 25-26 - VK - ALARA YL CONTEST

October 6 - WW - Oceania DX contest


Results for the Ted Powell Memorial DX Challenge are now published on
the contest website. Congratulations to VK7CW for winning the Most
Wanted category. VK5GR and VK3OHM took second and third place
respectively. Congratulations to VK5GR for winning the Top 5 category.
VK3AWG and VK3SIM took second and third place respectively. Full results
may be viewed at the contest website.

http://www.vk2au.org/#Results

(Peter VK2PR on behalf of the Fisher's Ghost Amateur Radio Club)





A crack team of contesters from Lithuania has won the gold medal in
World Radiosport Team Championship 2018, held over last weekend in
Germany.

Operating as Y 8 1N, Gedas Lucinskas, LY 9 A, and Mindis Jukna, LY 4 L,
topped the real-time scoreboard for much of the event, which is held
as a competition within a contest in conjunction with the
IARU HF Championship.

The Lithuanian team posted a final score of just over five and a half
million points, logging 5,139 contacts, with a heavy emphasis on CW.

WRTC 2022 will take place in Bologna, Italy, the birthplace of Marconi.

:sourced to ARRL:





No doubt you have often heard me mention L.O.T.W. in these reports.

LOTW is ARRL's 'logbook of the air.'

Now Charlie, N 3 CRT has made a YouTube video showing how to use the
TQSL program to create and upload log files for satellite contacts via
ARRL's Log Book of the World.

Watch the 7:33 video on the link in this week's text edition/

https://youtu.be/qSIMmBvVc-4

[ANS]





In the world of DX, listen for Carsten, OZ 4 CG operating through the
31st of July as OZ 4 SOP from Bornholm Island for the
'Sea Of Peace Award.'

Send QSLs via Club Log, LoTW and eQSL.

(ARNewsLine)





The V 6 J Team will be active from Ta Island, Mortlock Islands,
IOTA OC-254, until the 31st of July on the HF bands.
QSL via JP 3 AYQ.

<rsgb>





Geoff, is active as YJ 0 GA from Efate, Vanuatu, OC-035, until
the 25th. He will operate CW and FT8, plus some SSB, on 80-10 metres.

<rsgb>





Eric, is active as SJ 1 SOP from Gotland Island through the 31st of
July for the Sea of Peace Award.
Send QSLs via home call, SM 1 TDE LoTW and eQSL; or search on Club Log.

(ARNEWSLINE)





Pista HA5AO will arrive in eSwatini (Swaziland) on September 14th,
he plans to operate during his free time between September 16-28th,
from the Mountain Inn Resort at Mbabane.

He received the 3 DA 0 AO license and an LoTW certificate.

3 DA 0 AO will operate 80-10 meters, CW, RTTY and FT8.

Logsearch will be available on HA5AO.com

His plans include testing a new feature of the PDXG QSL Management
Platform, the uploading of QSOs in real time.

While in-country he will travel to rural areas visiting villages,
schools and orphanages to deliver school supplies to orphaned children.

{SOUTHGATE}





GET YOUR PARK ON!

Announcing GET YOUR PARK ON! A new North America WWFF Park Event.

Three WWFF countries have joined together for Get Your Park ON!,
a North America WWFF parks event that coincides with Earth Science Week
activities around the globe.

Purpose: Get as many parks as possible in Canada, USA and Mexico
on the air from Oct. 14-20, 2018 and Hunters throughout the world
calling to log as many QSOs as possible with those parks during the
event.

Join the Get Your Park ON! Facebook Group on:
http://getyourparkon.com/
to stay current with details and announcements about this exciting
new event.

Everybody Get Your Park ON! and get into the log.

(SouthGate)





PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED IN JULY

VI 50 IARU 3

IARU Region 3 has 39-member countries and to help celebrate the formation
50 years ago, the WIA has been able to secure a special call sign VI50IARU3
which will be on air until 31st August.

(sourced to memnet)





GB1NHS permanent special event call sign

"Essex Ham" reports the official launch of GB 1 NHS.

This unique permanent special event call sign is being looked after on behalf
of the National Health Service by Paul Devlin G1SMP

Paul has plans to put the call sign to good use promoting both amateur radio
within the NHS, and NHS initiatives using amateur radio.

(Sourced to SouthGate)





Radio Caroline 2018

The 'Martello Tower' group will once again be running a special event station
GB 5 RC from the Radio Caroline ship the MV Ross Revenge over a long weekend
3rd to 5th August.

They also have arranged trips out to visit the ship for a tour including
studios, transmitter room etc.

(Sourced to SouthGate)





9X, Rwanda DXpedition

Members of the Italian DX Team will be active as 9 X 0 T between
September 27th and October 10th 2018.

Activity will be on 160-6 meters using CW, SSB and RTTY, RTTY will only
be on 14084 kHz.

QSL via I 2 YSB direct only.

(Sourced to SouthGate)





WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
https://ariss.batc.tv/ (under test)

Analysts Predict a Golden Age for CubeSats If they Can Get Launched

If predictions from recent analyst reports are correct, CubeSat
builders are about to enter a five-year period of intense growth as
the commercial space industry transitions to small-satellite-centric
business models in order to meet demand for new applications and
increased access to space. But, the size of the growth spike will be
dependent on the availability and cost of small satellite launch services.

While demand clearly exists for CubeSats, the availability and cost of
small satellite launch services remain a variable in the equation.
Projected growth rates for small satellite launch services are not
consistent with those projected for the spacecraft themselves.

The complete article is available at:

https://tinyurl.com/Spacecom-Cubesat-Golden-Age

[ANS]





The second generation of CubeSats in the BIRDS constellation project
is set for deployment from the ISS in early August using the
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency module's remote manipulator arm.

BIRDS-2 CubeSats MAYA-1, BHUTAN-1, and UiTMSAT-1, have been built by
students from Malaysia, Bhutan, and the Philippines.

All CubeSats have identical designs and utilize the same frequencies.

While independently made, operation and control of the three CubeSats
will be shared by three teams after the 'cubers' are released into
space.

All three CubeSats will transmit a CW beacon on 437.375 MHz

They will be operational for 6 months.

The three will form a constellation, orbiting the Earth from different
places. This will provide the countries more opportunities to make
measurements and run experiments than just with using one CubeSat.

The primary mission of BIRDS-2 CubeSat constellation is to provide
digital message relay service to the Amateur Radio community by means
of an on-board APRS digipeater on a frequency of 145.825 MHz

{arrl}





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ILLW

ILLW and old lighthouses

A recent entry from a German amateur, DL 1 BWU, related to what could
possibly be the oldest lighthouse entered in the International
Lighthouse Lightship Weekend, ILLW since its inception 21 years ago.

The lighthouse is located in Skagen, Denmark and was built in 1747.

YES seventeen 47 !

It is referred to as The White Lighthouse.

It is in remarkable condition for its age.

It became inactive in 1858 when another lighthouse was built about
1 mile away called The Grey Lighthouse.

One of the objectives of the ILLW is to encourage the restoration of
lighthouses all around the world. Skagen is a classic example of what
can be done to that end with both the White and Grey lighthouses.

{SouthGate}





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- MARITIME

A new cultural exchange-based radio activity, International Youth
at Sea, has been organised by the Finnish Lighthouse Society, the
Amateur Radio League of Finland, the OH-DX-Foundation and DX
University.

The first team will activate Market Reef Lighthouse as OJ0C, from
the 21st to the 28th of July. The 2018 youth team members are all
between 6 and 25 years old.

YES SIX !

They will be participating in daily workshops of safety and survival
at sea in the remote lighthouse.

In addition, they will become familiar with the latest digital
modes and, most important, learning how operating the radio
efficiently, providing OJ0C with contacts and handling pileups.

<sourced to RSGB>





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.
http://www.ham-yota.eu/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/youngstersontheair
http://www.arrl.org/youth-nets

Youngsters-on-the Air Features Satellite Operation

The YOTA event is scheduled for August 8-15, 2018 in South Africa.

Events include a high altitude balloon launch, building a model CubeSat
and instruction on working amateur satellites.

For more information click "YOTA ZS Newsletter 1" on:

https://www.ham-yota.com/category/yota-2018/

[ANS]





SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- SDR

KiwiSDR TDoA Direction Finding now freely available

An online network of KiwiSDR radios enables you to pinpoint the
location of stations using Time Difference of Arrival (TDoA)
direction finding techniques

The RTL-SDR site has published an article about the online radios:

The KiwiSDR is a US$299 HF SDR that can monitor the entire
0 - 30 MHz band at once.

It is designed to be web-based and shared, meaning that the KiwiSDR
owner, or anyone that they've given access, can tune and listen to it
via a web browser over the internet.

Many public KiwiSDRs can be found and browsed from the list at
sdr.hu or by signal strength and location on this website
http://sibamanna.duckdns.org/sdr_map.html

Read the article at
https://www.rtl-sdr.com/kiwisdr-tdoa-direction-finding-now-freely-available-for-public-use/





SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - SIX AND ABOVE

A radio amateur in Japan has Completed WAS on 6 meters.

Tac, JA 7 QVI, has fulfilled all requirements for the
Worked All States (USA STATES) award on 6 meters.

New Jersey was the last state he needed to work, and he managed a
moon bounce contact as well as a conventional ionospheric contact.
It's quite possible that JA 7 QVI is the first radio amateur to earn
WAS on 6 meters from Japan.

Tac he'd been working on achieving WAS on 6 meters since 1977.

JA 7 QVI now has accomplished WAS on 10 bands, 160 through 6 meters.

[arrl]





Social Scene 2018

If you're into QRP, home brewing and HF antennas don't miss Melbourne's
QRP by the Bay.

Enthusiastic amateurs will gather on Chelsea beach and show off
projects, demonstrate antennas and swap experiences.

If you've just got your ham ticket and haven't done much HF, it's a
great opportunity to see how it's done with 5 or 10 watts. It's easier
than you think.

VK3YE Peter Parker told WIA National News that the venue will be
Chelsea Beach, near Victory Park and the Chelsea Longbeach Surf
Lifesaving Club.

The date: Saturday July 28 from 3pm.

QRP by the Bay is an informal gathering held three times a year.

Bring any radio related projects, equipment, antenna or accessories.
Stay as short or long as you like. The venue is family friendly with
numerous parks and food outlets nearby. 2018 is the second time they
are having one in winter, following good attendance last year.
Afterwards it's tea at a cosy Peruvian restaurant around the corner.

Stay in touch through the event's Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/events/1561847453926084/

Aug 4 VK3 Gippsland Gate Radio & Electronics Club HamFest (vk3bft)

Sept 8 VK4 SUNSHINE COAST HAMFEST WOOMBIE SCHOOL OF ARTS (vk4kx)
Sept 21-23 VK4 Central Highlands AR Club AGM weekend Lake Maraboon (TARC)

Sep 28-Oct 1 VK4 Cardwell Gathering (TARC)

Nov 11 VK5 - Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society HamFest
Nov 17 VK7 - VK7Hamfest Miena Community Centre (vk7wi)
Nov 18 VK3 - The Rosebud RadioFest (vk3pdg)



2019 Social Scene

May 3 - 6 VK4 - Claireview Gathering, between Mackay and Rockhampton (tarc)






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