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Mar 10th, 2018 (Sat)
  SOTA Summit to Summit Event
In Summits on the Air (SOTA), one of the more difficult and therefore challenging
actions is to communicate from one summit to another usually using low power and
a simple antenna at both ends. Add to that distance and poor propagation and the
challenge is enormous.
This will not deter over 30 SOTA activators who are planning to climb again this
year to summits in Europe, Canada, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Japan
on Saturday 10 March. In time for long path propagation between Europe and Asia
The summit to summit (or S-2-S) event will start around 06:30 UTC - for Long Path
between Europe and Australia over the following 90 minutes or so. Despite
predicted poor propagation there are from time to time openings even at the
bottom of the solar cycle. It is the first time that South Africa is joining in
and while contacts from there to Europe are unlikely, contacts over to Australia
may take place. The ZS SOTA database has been extensively updated, visit and look for a summit in your area to activate on 10 March.
Mar 10th, 2018 (Sat)
  RSGB Commonwealth Contest
The RSGB Commonwealth Contest will run from 10:00 UTC Saturday 10 March to 10:00
UTC Sunday 11 March 2018 with CW activity on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres. Only
stations operating from areas in the RSGB Commonwealth Call Area list may
participate in this contest, visit The
exchange is a RST report and serial number, HQ stations will send a RST report,
serial number and HQ.

VK5WIA will be operating.
Mar 11th, 2018 (Sun)
  Sydney Amateur Radio Ferry Contest. Waverley ARS
State: VK2 - New South Wales
Full information, rules, scoring, awards etc at
Mar 12th, 2018 (Mon)
  ARNSW 2018 Upgrade Course
State: VK2 - New South Wales
ARNSW Upgrade Course commences. Contact ARNSW for more information at
Mar 17th, 2018 (Sat) -- Mar 18th, 2018 (Sun)
  Meet the Voice Event
State: VK7 - Tasmania
Every year in March, over a relaxed weekend, radio amateurs from all over Australia come together in picture perfect Ross Tasmania and 'meet the voice' they often talk to 'on air'.
With a combination of relaxed atmosphere, great location and excellent facilities, this event is one that unites old friends, creates new ones and fosters camaraderie amongst all those who attend.
Whether you're want to catch up with an 'on air' mate or meet some new ones, this event will give you a great excuse to kick back and just enjoy the company of fellow amateurs and their families.
The main event is on Sunday, but many arrive from Friday on to make a social weekend of it and the camping ground is usually brimming with radios, car boot sales, retail stock for sale, the smell of cooking and the sound of discussion and laughter, as some great yarns are swapped as visitors move from campsite to campsite sharing a joke, solving problems, or just creating world peace and harmony with their presence (;->
Mar 17th, 2018 (Sat) -- Mar 18th, 2018 (Sun)
11:00 - 23:00
  John Moyle Memorial Field Day Contest
Annual Field Day Contest for 2018 for Portable and Mobile stations especially, but supported by Home Stations.
The rules are on the WIA web page under the tab/Members/contests/John Moyle
Mar 24th, 2018 (Sat)
  D-Star Technical Day
State: VK3 - Victoria
D-Star Technical Day in VK3
Well its time to do it again and that is another Dstar Tech Day like we did last year in November which I think was a good day had by all and I think a few of us ended up a little lighter in the pocket a few weeks later after seeing Wayne's demo on his Blue stack and being able to us it with Blue tooth on the phone. 
Anyway to get the year started we are going to do it again at the Club rooms of the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club in Morwell. So if you able to come down for the day and maybe show the group what you have been playing with or would like some help in getting things work or help programming radios between us we can help. 
It will be held on 24th March @ 10.00am  in the Eastern Zone Amateur Radio Club - The Youth Room, 39-49 Well Street, Morwell, Victoria.
For more details take a look at the email edition of this broadcast.
Again there will be a BBQ Lunch and Coffee and Biscuits, so if you could RSVP to Allan VK3SLR  or myself Terry VK3BMX  by the 20th of March so we can see how many will be coming so that we can cater for Please.. 
Ok hope to see as many of you all on the day.. 
Cheers Terry, VK3BMX
Mar 24th, 2018 (Sat)
  Wagga Wagga Club Auction / Sale Day
State: VK2 - New South Wales
On 24th March the Wagga club is holding an Auction of the late Keith VK2HBJ's radio gear which consists of some older Yaesu, a Kenwood HF mobile, various antennas and other. The club has quite a lot of gear for sale and will be out on trading tables. People who have gear for sale should contact the Wagga club.
See the WIA website VK2 Clubs. Wagga.
The day starts a 2pm after a BYO BBQ. Location clubrooms in Small St at river end of Forsyth St.
Mar 25th, 2018 (Sun)
  EMDRC Hamfest 2018
State: VK3 - Victoria
Location: Great Ryrie Primary School. 51A Great Ryrie Street, Heathmont Vic
For event information or table bookings please visit the club website or email
$6.00 per person incl one raffle ticket and bottomless tea & coffee.
Doors open 10. am.
Mar 31st, 2018 (Sat) -- Apr 1st, 2018 (Sun)
  Urunga Radio Convention
State: VK2 - New South Wales
The 2018 Urunga Radio Convention will be on again this Easter, 31 st March, 1st April 2018 ,Saturday and Sunday, with Fox hunts and convention activities on both days, quizzes, raffles, trade tables available, pre loved gear, etc.
The new Deviation open means Urunga is a lot less busy.
Why not make it a break from your busy lifestyle and slow down a bit at quiet restful “Urunga” “where the rivers meet the sea” the longest running “fox hunt convention” in Australia.
The social gathering for the Saturday night dinner at the Bowling Club is always well attended,
(see Ken VK2DGT at the convention)
The Saturday Night Fox Hunt (Fox O.R. 6 Tx's different freq. 2mtr's) was very popular.(safety vests available, may need light)
The 2016 convention went off without a hitch and was well attended, with many Fox hunters competing for “Arnold Austin Memorial Award” and the“Brian Slarke Memorial Award” overall for two days. Mobile and Pedestrian Hunts
Venue: the “Senior Citizens” hall Bowra street Urunga
Note: The “Pacific Highway deviation” is open, coming from the South, turn into Ballards Road at Valla turn off, travel on old section, it may be quicker to turn in on Waterfall Way North of Urunga.
Contact Information
Ken Golden VK2DGT. Urunga Radio Convention. Inc.
Pn.02 66523177