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VK100WIA on digital amateur television

Date : 19 / 06 / 2010
Author : Jim Linton - VK3PC

Melbourne's Western and Northern Suburbs Amateur Radio Club (WANSARC) is using the VK3RTV digital ATV repeater during its rostered activation of the special callsign VK100WIA. It began on Saturday 19 June from a church hall in the very elevated location of the Pentland Hills west of Melbourne, using HF, VHF, UHF, D-STAR and Digital Television. Liaison on 146.450MHz FM.

The following Sunday 20 June it relocated lock stock and barrell to show amateur radio off to the community at the popular Diamond Valley Market Latrobe University in Bundoora in Melbourne's north. The club's final day Monday 21 June will be a combination of community and club day on Monday 21 June at Mount Cooper, Bundoora, the highest point in metropolitan Melbourne.

WANSARC is a medium sized but very enthusiastic club with eight or so of its members actively getting behind the WIA's centenary. The club's VK100WIA activity has been published in the Mooroobool Leader newspaper - further adding to the good publicity being achieved for amateur radio as part of the centenary celebrations.

WANSARC - VK100WIA highlights

VK100WIA & Peter VK3BFG fullduplex part 1

VK100WIA & Peter VK3BFG fullduplex part 2


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