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2020 DECEMBER 20 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA


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THE BEST NEWS YOU'LL GET ALL WEEK

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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING DECEMBER 20 2020
IN OUR 25th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

Linda VK7QP President of ALARA is joined by
Lyndall VK4ZM, Lesley VK5LOL and Shirley VK5YL
to read this Christmas News Broadcast along with WIA
Vice-president who takes a look at AR Magazine and
the on line trial exams plus the Secretary
with a look at our next Board.


THIS & MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE
WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA





The federal government has announced it is providing
$13.2 million to Telstra, Optus and TPG to extend
battery backup at 467 mobile phone towers in regional
and remote communities to provide a minimum of 12 hours
of backup power.

The investment is part of the $650 million bushfire recovery
relief package announced by the Prime Minister and Minister
for Emergency Management in May 2020.

tinyurl.com/y2s5pkcs




The NSW Telco Authority has awarded a five-year contract to
manage the Public Safety Network (PSN) to BAI Communications.

The PSN, formerly known as the Government Radio Network, aims
to provide emergency services organisations with a single,
integrated platform to communicate, rather, than separate
networks.

NSW's Telco Authoritys Managing Director, Kylie De Courteney
has said Its technology that saves lives and we are working
to ensure that frontline responders have the critical
infrastructure they need to protect communities."

Next to Australias triple zero emergency hotline, the PSN is
the most critical communications network in NSW.

tinyurl.com/y573h29d

( criticalcomms.com.au )




THE exciting news to pop up this week would HAVE to be a
remarkable 13,000 km opening on 50 MHz between Australia and
South America.

With the Summer Sporadic-E season here in the southern
hemisphere in full swing, there was a remarkable opening on
the 6 Mtr band 12th of December between Australia and
South America. The opening which is believed to have been
multi-hop Sporadic-E was remarkable because of the distances
involved which were in the region of 13,000kms and the fact
that some of the signals crossed over part of Antarctica.

One of the longest distances reported was between VK 5 BC
near Adelaide and PT 9 FD in the south of Brazil, a distance
of 13,530 kms.

(ei7gl blog)




WIA

JOIN THE WIA
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WIA BOARD MINUTES
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WIA BOARD NEWSLETTERS (older)
Giving members to have a better awareness of Board activities.
wia.org.au/joinwia/wia/newsletters/


NOW to the WIA Vice Present Lee Moyle VK3GK

Thanks Linda.

WIA Foundation Exam Training Portal Update

In late September you may recall I mentioned that the WIA had
released the Online Trial Foundation exam portal as a
response to the many requests from potential Foundation
candidates needing access to trial exam practice. Well that
has that been an absolute winner with the Foundation candidates
with the numbers and success rates increasing.

Often I ask the Foundation candidates whether they used the
WIA trial exam portal for their studies and an overwhelming
majority say yes, absolutely, and the success rate proves its
worth from AMC candidate results I receive as an AMC assessor.
Statistics from Marc Hillman VK3OHM from Wednesday earlier
this week show that 4351 trial exams have been attempted and
completed since 3rd of September until 16th December, thats
in the last 104 days and that equates to about 42 exams per
day every day. We have now had over 1055 unique IP addresses
access the portal, up about 755 from the 300 since September 3.

So what does it really mean?

In a nutshell, that potential new candidates approve and
appreciate the effort and support the WIA offer to help them
enter and start their new adventure of Amateur Radio.

wia.org.au/licenses/foundation/onlineexams/foundation.php


AR Magazine

As one of the WIA Board representatives that attend the
regular AR Pub Com meetings, what can I say to Roger Harrison
and the team but Congratulations and Well Done! Lets be
honest, the effort, commitment and results Pub Com have
delivered is seriously quite amazing, given the distractions
during 2020 and to manage all six issues of AR magazines
delivered to the members by the end of the year, as promised.

We all look forward to AR magazine what instalments await us
in 2021.

wia.org.au/members/armag/about/




Continuing news direct from WIA HQ - "listen up"

WIA Board Nominations

Recently I announced the opening of nominations for members
interested in becoming part of the Board of the WIA. There are
3 retiring directors Greg VK2GPK, myself Peter VK8ZZ and
Scott VK3KJ.

There is also a current vacancy to be filled.

So just a reminder that the nomination form is available on
the WIA web site.

tinyurl.com/y7ku53up

This is WIA Secretary / Director Peter VK8ZZ



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INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to IARU, RSGB, SARL, Southgate
AR Club, ARRL, RAC, NZART AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE & the
World Wide sources of the WIA.

We'll start with a movement originating in the USA and set to
open 'chapters' in Canada and Mexico during 2021

WOMAN IN ELECTONICS

It's a gathering, "Thought Leadership", powered by Women.

Women in Electronics or "WE" strives to expand the talent
in the Electronics Industry.

As Jackie Mattox, Founder and President says:-

You can become the change you seek to create
if you have the will to create it.

The link we like to WE is in this weeks text edition of the
news YOU like

wia.org.au

womeninelectronics.com/



INDONESIA

103 people take ham radio exam and for the first time
an amateur radio exam using the Online system although
it was held in an "all in environment" in rooms at a computer
laboratory at a general senior secondary school or SMA.

In starting this exam, the participants were subjected to a
medical examination according to medical protocol procedures.
In the exam, there were several participants who could not
operate computers, so they were accompanied by the committee.

In taking this exam, if there are participants who do not pass
they will be given the opportunity to take the retest three
times BUT if on the 3rd occasion they still do not pass, the
participant is declared to have failed the exam.



CHINA

Last week on WIA National News Jason VK2LAW brought us the
story from Cuba on what is now referred to as the "HAVANNA
SYNDRONE". The Microwave 'attack' on US and Canadian embassy's.

Now we learn how China has allegedly turned a Ladakh
battleground with India into a microwave oven.

India dismisses claim that China used microwave weapons on
its troops in Himalayan border battle as 'fake news' and says
'our soldiers are still there'

India has denied claims from a Chinese professor that the
weapons were used officials said that the claim was 'pure and
poor physiological operations from China'

Electromagnetic weapons were allegedly used on disputed
Himalayan border They cleared out Indian troops without
violating ban on gunfire, professor said It came weeks after
soldiers fought with rocks and clubs in a deadly brawl

tinyurl.com/yyfa5p2u



GERMANY

Divers on a WWF expedition to search for ghost nets in the
Baltic Sea have turned up a more unusual discovery.

What was initially mistaken for an old typewriter turned out
to be an Enigma code machine used by the Nazis in WWII. The
infamous encryption machines were used by the Nazis to encode
messages sent via Morse code during the war, scuppering the
Allied Forces attempts to track German military movements.
That is until a British team of mathematicians and scientists
led by Alan Turing, and building on breakthroughs by Polish
codebreakers -- broke the encryption in 1941; something
historians credit with shortening the war.

The German divers were searching for abandoned fishing nets,
known as ghost nets, which can be deadly to marine life, in
the Bay of Gelting in northern Germany when their sonar
picked up what they thought was a typewriter caught in a net.

The letters were still legible.



FINLAND

Radio hams ask for 1240-1300 MHz replacement

Finland lost the important 1240-1300 MHz amateur radio band
on April 24, 2020. National society SRAL is now asking for
220-225 MHz as a replacement, their initial request for
902-928 MHz having been rejected

The request is to provide spectrum for Amateur Television
operation.

It seems that currently operation in 1240-1300 MHz is still
possible but only by applying for a Special Permit. These
Special Permits will cease when the Galileo GNSS constellation
becomes fully operational.



UNITED KINGDOM

The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential
women from around the world for 2020.

This year '100 Women' is highlighting those who are leading
change and making a difference during these turbulent times.

The list includes Sanna Marin, who leads Finland's all-female
coalition government, Michelle Yeoh, star of the new Avatar
and Marvel films and Sarah Gilbert, who heads the
Oxford University research into a coronavirus vaccine,
as well as Jane Fonda, climate activist and actress.

And in an extraordinary year - when countless women around
the world have made sacrifices to help others - one name
on the 100 Women list has been left blank ----- as a tribute.

bbc.com/news/world-55042935


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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

With no further contests from VK for this year I think time
you diarised our ALARA CONTEST.

A Combined phone and CW run over 24 hours starting on
Saturday 28th August at 0600 hours UTC finishing
Sunday 29th August at 0559 hours UTC


----2021-------


Ross Hull Memorial VHF/UHF Contest takes place ALL of
January 2021

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VHF-UHF SUMMER FIELD DAY - Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 January.

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CQWW 160M CW CONTEST January 29 - 31.

CQWW 160M SSB CONTEST February 26 - 28.

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CQ World Wide RTTY WPX Contest February 13-14

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International DX CW Contest February 20-21

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International DX Phone Contest March 6 - 7

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WIA John Moyle Field Day 2021
March from UTC 0100 on Saturday 20 to 0059 Sunday 21nd.

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DX WINDOW

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Antarctica operation

Alexei will be active as RI 01 ANT from Antarctica between
December 25th, and May 30th.

Activity will be from Russian Progress (WAP RUS-11) and
Vostok (WAP RUS-13) Base stations.

Operations will be on 40 meters and higher using CW and FT8.

QSL via RX6A.

ADDED NOTES: Alexei, RX6A, is currently operating as RX6A/MM
from on-board a Russian scientific research icebreaker on its
way to Antarctica.

DXClusters show activity on FT8 and SSB, on 30/12/10 meters.

(SouthGate)

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ROTUMA, 3D2.

Tony QRV as 3D2AG/p until mid-January on 160 to 6 meters,
including 60 meters, using CW, SSB, RTTY and FT8.

QSL direct to 3D2AG.

(arrl)

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ITALY, I.

Special Event station IO 5 CNPP until today, December 20,
is in remembrance of the Heroes of Chernobyl.

QSL via IZ 5 RHU.

(arrl)

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SANTA ALERT


LITHUANIA, LY.

LY 20 XMAS for the Christmas holiday.

QSL to home call LY2QT

(ARRL)



CANCELL CHRISTMAS !

SAQ Christmas Transmission cancelled

Grimeton World Heritage Foundation & Alexander GVV Friends
Association unfortunately have informed 'SantaAlert' that the
traditional VLF Christmas Eve transmission with SAQ is
cancelled.

(SouthGate)




BULGARIA.
LZ 2020 XMAS is QRV until January 1, 2021.
QSL via LZ 1 VKI.

(arrl)




In the UK GB 4XMS is, from today the 20th of December to
the 3rd of January, on air.

(rsgb)




FINLAND, OH.

Special event station OH 9 SCL is QRV from Lapland during
Santa Clause Month, the SCL for Santa Clause Land.
QSL via LoTW.




Welland Valley Amateur Radio Society are running special
callsigns:-

GB1 XMS

GB2 XMS,

GB5 XMS and

GB9 XMS celebrating Christmas and saying farewell to 2020.

QSL via eQSL and Logbook of The World.

(rsgb)




Celebrating Christmas and the New Year,

TM 20 XMAS and

TM 21 HNY

QSL via eQSL only

(sourced to rsgb)




Members of the Holy land DX Group will operate 4 X 7 T from
0800 UTC on the 25th ending 1300 UTC the 26th of December.
They will have three running stations on the 80 to 10m bands
using CW, SSB and FT-8.

The QSL Manager is Ros, 4Z5LA.




Hope QSO parties over Christmas

The first starts Tomorrow Monday, 21 December.
A Second, Monday, 4 January 2021.

Each series has two phone, two CW, two RTTY and two FT4 events

For more informationincluding a link to the rulesvisit the
Get on the air for Christmas page at rsgb.org/gota4c.

As part of this RSGB and NHS campaign Get On the Air for
Christmas the NHS amateur radio station GB 1 NHS will be on
air TODAY Sunday, 20 December and Wednesday, 30 December.

The Society is also delighted that Ofcom is supporting the
use of /NHS as a suffix to call signs during the campaign,
which started yesterday Saturday, 19 through to Saturday,
9 January 2021.





3 special calls celebrate Christmas BUT no QSL cards.

PA 20 XMAS, PD 20 SANTA and PD20ELF during the Christmas
holiday season NO cards BUT an award for working 2 or more.

( qrz.com/db/PA20XMAS )




Well, that is all for OPERATIONAL NEWS this week.

This has been Lyndall VK4ZM for the ALARA Just Before
Christmas edition of WIA National News.



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WIRELESS WEATHER

Sunspot Cycle 25 Strongest Ever

A research paper, "Overlapping Magnetic Activity Cycles and
the Sunspot Number: Forecasting Sunspot Cycle 25 Amplitude,"
by Scott W. McIntosh, Deputy Director of the National Centre
for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, et al., has concluded
that Solar Cycle 25 could be among the strongest sunspot
cycles ever observed, and will almost certainly be stronger
than the just-ended Solar Cycle 24 (sunspot number of 116).

The scientists say it will also most likely be stronger than
Solar Cycle 23 (sunspot number of 180).

Keeping a 'safe' eye on the new cycle is the world's largest
solar observatory, located on the island of Maui in Hawaii.

It has now released its first image of a sunspot, which
captures the phenomenon in striking detail.

The image, taken last January, is among the first solar images
of the new Solar Cycle 25 and this Hawaii telescope's 4m
primary mirror will give the best views of the sun from Earth
throughout solar cycle 25.

tinyurl.com/gb2rs-sunspot

(arrl and rsgb)




MEDIA WATCH

DSTAR & DMR Rebroadcasts Continuing Popularity

WIA National News and VK7 Amateur Radio News are broadcast
on the Tasmania hosted DSTAR Reflector 91 C and regularly get
8-10 call-backs each week from all over the place.

On DMR Talk Group regularly 10-15 call-backs each week.

Clayton VK7ZCR says these numbers are consistent and
demonstrate the strong take-up of the digital modes.

(vk7wi news)




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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS

ATV (Every pixel tells a story) -

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ARISS Slow Scan TV event

Another ARISS Slow Scan TV event is scheduled from the
International Space Station for late December. This will be
a special SSTV event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of
ARISS.

The event is scheduled to begin on December 24 and continue
through December 31.

Dates are subject to change due to ISS operational adjustments.

(SouthGate)




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FEMALES IN RADIO.

More young radio amateurs in India

The Bangalore Mirror newspaper reports two 13-year-olds,
Smrithi Hegde and Prama Rao, have become the youngest
female radio amateurs in India

For the last two years, I have been closely following my
father operating and communicating with HAM radios. I was
fascinated by the way it works and decided to apply for
the course and become a qualified HAM operator. After I got
my licence I have been regularly communicating with the
HAM community, said Smrithi.

Read the article at

bangaloremirror.

indiatimes.com

tinyurl.com/y2cntf34




REAST Open Day

At the start of the month REAST held an Open Day at the
heritage listed Queens Domain clubrooms in Hobart

It was setup as a showcase of amateur radio in Southern
Tasmania for the general public.

The first impressions were there were many younger couples
who went along to see what amateur radio was about.

ALARA President Linda VK7QP added five (YES 5 !) new ladies
to her contact list who are in various stages of the amateur
radio journey.

(VK7WI NEWS)




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
AMSAT-VK Secretary - secretary@amsat-vk.org

Two ground-breaking robotic sample return missions dominated
much of the space news these past weeks.

A capsule holding grains of rock and dust sampled from
asteroid Ryugu hit the Earths atmosphere at 11.6 km/s and
safely parachuted into the Australian outback.

Hayabusa2 launched in 2014, took four years to reach Ryugu,
then did a bunch of science (including shooting it with a
tantalum bullet and dropping numerous deployables on the
body, before returning with ~100 mg of samples,

After travelling more than 5.2 billion kilometres over 6 years,
it lined up and sent it's capsule towards VK5, Woomera to be
precise.

Hayabusa2 spacecraft itself will not return to Earth. Instead,
after it separated from the capsule a day ahead of the
landing, it flew away on a new mission to rendezvous with
three other asteroids between 2026 and 2031.

After 19 hours of drilling and scooping samples, Change 5s
ascent vehicle spring-launched and then blasted off, returning
to lunar orbit carrying ~2 kg of regolith. It successfully
rendezvoused with the return vehicle, transferred the sample,
and the return vehicle has embarked on its multi-day return
trip.

After arriving in an Earth orbit, the re-entry capsule will
conduct a series of complicated manoeuvres to return to a
pre-set landing site in North China's Inner Mongolia
autonomous region.

A 24-year-old female space commander has become a viral
sensation on Chinese social media for her work on the
Chang'e-5 Moon exploration programme. Despite being the
youngest commander at the Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site,
Ms Zhou was in charge of the rocket connector system, described
as a pivotal role.

Chinese state media highlighted her as but just one of the
women involved in the successful launch of the Chang'e-5
lunar probe.

These will be the first lunar samples returned since
the 70s and the first sample return mission for China.

(ams bbc and www)




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- QRP and WEAK SIGNAL COMMUNICATION

New YouTube channel dedicated to low power ham radio

The G-QRP club have launched a YouTube channel for those
interested in low power amateur radio operation

An initial batch of 18 videos have been uploaded featuring
presentations delivered to the 2020 Virtual G-QRP Convention.

See the new G-QRP YouTube channel at

youtube.com/channel/UClhe-ybLZzpnJh80VmFuS-A/videos

(SouthGate)





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


Region 1 3760 7110 14300 18160 21360 kHz

Region 2 3750 3985 7060 7240 7275 14300 18160 21360 kHz



HAM RADIO SAVES THE BACON (AND OTHER GROCERIES)

This is a very personal story of how ham radio recently saved
the bacon - along with some other groceries.

It happened to her when she arrived at her local store to
pick up the order she had placed in advance.

Unfortunately, when she arrived she discovered she'd left her
mobile phone at home and couldn't call to say she was parked
outside and ready for delivery.

So Amanda Alden K1DDN reached for her mobile RADIO and did
what hams do best:

[INSERT 3 SECOND PLEA FOR HELP AUDIO]

AMANDA: Robert KF0BVR, whose QTH is 35 minutes away, responded
to my distress call. The freshness of our fruits and
vegetables was at stake.

Oh and even our steak was at stake.

[INSERT 5 SECOND ANSWER AUDIO]

AMANDA: Robert phoned the grocery store and got us checked in
so they could bring the groceries out to the car.

[INSERT 2 SECOND "YOU'RE CHECKED IN" AUDIO]
[INSERT 3 SECOND THANK YOU AUDIO]

AMANDA: When all else fails - including your own memory to
carry your cellphone - there's always ham radio.

For Amateur Radio NewsLine, with a happy and full refrigerator
I'm Amanda Alden K1DDN.




SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- SUMMITS ON THE AIR
sotawatch.org
sota.org.uk

Over in VK7 a Summits On The Air / World Wide Flora and Fauna
parks group is now meeting twice weekly.

Mondays and Fridays 10.30 AM till 12.00 at Glebe Gardens Cafe,
Henry Street, Launceston.

For more information contact Al VK7AN on 0417 354 410.

(vk7wi news)




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- YOTA
(Youngsters On The Air)
youtube.com/channel/UClAapljf0VQ751sOgu2IzaA
twitter.com/hamyota

The EI 0 YOTA callsign has been activated a number of times
since the start of December. A special thanks to 8 year-old
Ryan EI8KW, eleven-year-old Siobhan, daughter of Adrian
EI9HAB and Slav EI6KW and his daughter, who have all taken
the time to operate the EI0YOTA callsign.

Between them they have achieved over one thousand QSOs so far.




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REWIND

CELEBRATING WOMEN RADIO PIONEERS

A collection from the National Sound and Film Archives in
Canberra, and available on the "interweb" celebrates the women
who played an important professional role during Australias
early years of radio broadcasting and became pioneers in
media production techniques.

They gained prominence as producers, directors, writers and
performers at a time when most women were encouraged to
stay at home as housewives and mothers.

Many of these womens stories in radio can be told through
items in the NFSA collection, including radio recordings,
photographs, scrapbooks, scripts, books, magazines and oral
histories.

Notably, this collection includes several episodes of radio
dramas made by Grace Gibson Productions in Sydney.

nfsa.gov.au/collection/curated/women-radio


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2020 Social Scene


KEEP ONE WAVELENGTH AWAY AT 144 Megacycles
#2MetersMatters




Due to the COVID-19 situation, please check these events'
direct for up-to-date status information and even without
Covid dates have an uncanny knack of being changed at last
moment.



TARC will count down the minutes and seconds until 2021
utilising the original Talking Clock on the Townsville
VHF Repeater, VK4PQ AllStarLink and EchoLink Nodes
and VK4MSS AllStar Link node (vk4zz)

VK4 - VKCC Christmas Get-Together Norman Hotel Dec 27 (vk4ts)


VK4 - TARC Australia Day Long Week Family Radio Camp
Thursday afternoon 21st to Tuesday afternoon 26th
January at Girl Guides Association of Queensland
Campsite and Training Centre Bluewater. (vk4zz)

VK2 - WYONG FIELD DAY February 28 ( vk4zz)

VK3 - EMDRC HamFest - March 28th 10am (vk3bq)

VK4 - REDFEST 2021 April Ten (vk4tfn)

VK - ALARAMEET 2021 Bendigo VK3 October 1 - 4 (vk5yl)




Thanks to Lyndall, Lesley and Shirley for reading the news
with me today. ALARA looks forward to more YLs gaining their
licences and getting on the air in 2021.

Happy Christmas to everyone listening.

This is Linda VK7QP signing off for the WIA National News
Broadcast.













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