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2020 DECEMBER 27 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA


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THE BEST NEWS YOU'LL GET ALL WEEK

THIS LINK IS A VIDEO VERSION OF NEWS COMPILED BY VK5BD BEVAN
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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING DECEMBER 27 2020
IN OUR 25th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

WIA Directors Phil VK2CPR, Lee VK3GK and Greg VK2GK join us
this week. President Greg will run through what the WIA has
achieved for us this year, Phil VK2CPR will enhance of a
couple of those achievements and our Vice President explains
what's involved in becoming a WIA Director.


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



NEW PHONES ON THE BLOCK FOR CHRISTMAS

Many a kid this year would have received a mobile phone, for
some it would have been an upgrade.

New research from the Australian Communications and Media
Authority (ACMA) has found that almost half (46%) of
Australian children aged between 6 to 13 years use a mobile
phoneup from 41% in 2015.

The ACMAs latest report reveals around one third of
Australian children aged 6 to 13 owned a mobile phone.
Ownership of a mobile phone is higher for the 12 to 13 year
olds, with just over three quarters (76%) of children in this
age group owning the mobile they used.

Around half of girls (48%) and boys (45%) had accessed a
mobile phone. Access among boys has risen, up from 38% in
2015. In contrast, usage among girls has remained steady over
the 6 year period.

The most common reason for girls to reach for their phones
was to take photos or videos, while for boys it was to play
games. Children are also using mobiles to access apps, send
or receive text messages, call their parents or family and
listen to music.

The report measures how childrens use of mobile phones is
changing, including how habits compare across different ages,
locations and backgrounds.

tinyurl.com/yactwqwb

acma.gov.au/research-program




WA announces plans for new emergency radio network with the
first phase of the project seeing more than 11,000 radio
devices replaced with newer technology.

The Western Australian Government has announced a $60 million
plan for part one of a multistage project to build a
dedicated, secure, state-wide emergency services radio network
to be used and shared by all first responder agencies.

Presently, emergency services agencies such as police, fire
and ambulance, along with other organisations such as the
prison system, all use their own dedicated radio systems.
This means there is no ability for, for instance, police
officers to communicate over the same channels as firefighters
at an emergency scene, said the story in Criticalcomms.com.au


The first phase of the project for which tenders will be
released in early 2021 is expected to include the
replacement of more than 11,000 end-of-life and outdated
radio devices used by WA Police, Fire and Emergency Services,
and Justice.

tinyurl.com/yb76hpvn




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WIA BOARD MINUTES
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Hi, I am WIA Director Phil, VK2CPR.

The WIA board has met and overcome many challenges during the
year. It has been a steep learning curve for me. The year
started with the re-booting of the magazine. The task took a
great deal of reconstruction and with the help of our
secretary Peter VK8KZZ and the publication committee, it was
achieved.

Our WIA region 3 representatives to the International Amateur
Radio Union (IARU) have been busy looking after amateur radio
interests; particularly, mounting commercial pressure on the
70cm and other favourite bands used by the majority of amateurs.
For example, an Australian research authority proposed that
their satellite use the 70cm band to download telemetry. We
responded that our condition for the use of this band was that
the satellite carry some benefit to amateur operators such as
SSTV or APRS transponders. Talks are ongoing.

As is most technologies, social media is a double edged sword.
I must say when I started there was disquieting social media
use by some people bent on anarchy. They provided a barrage of
spoof emails purporting to come from other board members, a
spoof web site and a stream of targeted emails trying to get
a rise. Anyway, all that has tailed off to zero. Peter
Schrader (vk4ea) is working on the WIA social media guidelines
document which will help us wrangle social media.

Covid wasnt all bad news for us.

The board was successful in obtaining multiple government
grants. Also, we constructed our first ever virtual AGM
which worked well. We had to work out the nitty gritty with
ASIC to make sure all was ok. It is a testament for the
amateurs involved that when the pressure is on amateurs use
their technical expertise to come up with the goods.

If you run a business in Australia you know the cost of ever
escalating insurance premiums. Ever escalating premiums are
caused by the failure of self-regulation in the insurance
industry, the ombudsman, Ms Carnell said. Ms Carnell
recommends Australia follow the lead of New Zealand, which
has applied statutory caps on liability for personal injury.
Our ZL cousins are ahead of Australia in this respect. Here
in VK land, the risk environment for public liability
litigation can only change through government intervention.

We designed and produced our membership card with the help of
Robert Broomhead (VK3DN) who integrated the card into our
web page provider Memnet and Lee Moyle (VK3GK) who did the
legwork linking membership cards with benefits provided by
various companies. Memnet supplies the business logic behind
our web page. We are working with them to introduce a
quarterly membership payment option next year.

I marvel at our weekly news broadcast, it is world class,
thanks to everyone involved, particularly, Graham (VK4BB)
who integrates our spoken and written news items when our
turn rolls around with alarming regularity, for me anyway.

Cheers for now and 73, have a happy New Year, Phil VK2CPR




Hi this is Lee VK3GK, WIA Vice President.

WIA Director Nominations

The WIA will soon be calling for nominations for the 2021
half-board election. Directors are elected for a two-year
term and hence each year approximately half the board
positions are up for nominations.

The nomination process closes late January each new year.

Forms and instructions will be on the website, plus you will
need another member to support your nomination. If you believe
you can add value to the WIA particularly in any one of the
areas of marketing, finance / accounting, strategy,
commercial management or governance plus have a passion for
the future of amateur radio, then we would like you to
seriously consider nominating.

To continue the now 110 year legacy of the WIA, the WIA needs
you! Also if you know someone that has these or similar
attributes, maybe apply some gentle persuasion!

The WIA Board of Directors wish all our Volunteers, Members,
Helpers and Friends a Safe and Prosperous New Year 2021.

73 from Lee VK3GK, WIA Vice President for WIA National News.



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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.


RUSSIA

Russian 'doomsday' plane's radio equipment stolen by thieves

Thieves have stolen electronic equipment from a Russian
military aircraft known as a "doomsday plane" for its role in
the country's nuclear arsenal, Russian local media report.

"Reports say unknown thieves broke into the Ilyushin Il-80
plane at an airfield in the southern region of Rostov.

It is unclear when the incident took place, but 39 units of
equipment and five radio boards were taken.

Their local government said an investigation was under way.

Military experts say the aircraft is one of four Il-80s
designed to be used as airborne command posts for Russian
officials, including the president, in the event of a nuclear
conflict. Interfax news agency describes them as among
Russia's most classified aircraft.

Further details have not been publicly disclosed about the
equipment taken by the thieves.

Read the full BBC story
bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55229438




GERMANY

Germanys temporary license for the amateur radio 160m band
has been extended until the end of 2021

The IARU-R1 site says that in agreement with the Federal
Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure) and the
Federal Ministry of Defence and in accordance with Official
Journal 24 of the BNetzA, the following deviations from the
usage regulations are permitted for the use of the frequency
ranges 1850-1890 kHz and 18902000 kHz in amateur radio until
December 31, 2021:

(1)

in the frequency ranges 18501890 kHz and 18902000 kHz, the
use of a maximum transmit power of 750 watts PEP by holders
of a licence to participate in the Class A amateur radio
service shall be permitted at weekends.

(2)

in the same ranges the use of a maximum transmit power of 100
watts PEP by holders of a licence to participate in the
Class E amateur radio service at weekends shall be permitted.

and (3)

Contest operation is permitted on weekends.




UNITED KINGDOM

The RSGB's Get on the air for Christmas charity auction has
ended with an incredibly generous final bid of 1,025.99

Roy Bailey, G0VFS won the Lockdown Category in the RSGBs
annual Construction Competition and donated the beautifully
engineered VirusPerpleXed Bug CW Key for this auction.

Ellie Orton, Chief Executive of NHS Charities Together says:
Thank you so much Roy for choosing to raise funds for
NHS Charities Together in such a unique way. In addition,
a huge thank you to the RSGB for kindly match-funding the
winning bid. These funds mean we can continue to help
NHS charities to support NHS staff, volunteers and patients
at the centre of this crisis.

So in all close to $4000 Australian dollars raised, well done
RSGB.




USA

The coronavirus pandemic has made life difficult for everyone.
On the plus side, however, its prompted creative solutions
to work around the various roadblocks the pandemic has imposed

Volunteer Examiners in Oregon, affiliated with the ARRL
Volunteer Examiner Coordinator put their heads together to
overcome the adversity and hold a safe and secure exam session

Current health regulations in Oregon precluded both indoor
and outdoor gatherings.


Nonetheless, the Grant County Amateur Radio Club, the local
ARES Group, and the Grant County Emergency Radio
Infrastructure Coalition combined forces to offer 5 candidates
the chance to obtain their first license or to upgrade their
existing license, all from the comfort of their vehicles.

Each candidate took the exam in the front seat of their own
vehicle. Cell phones, papers, and anything not required for
the exam were removed.

3 new Technician licensees and two new General-class radio
amateurs resulted from the drive in session.



WALK THE PLANK!

The Federal Communications Commissions Enforcement Bureau has
begun targeting property owners and managers that tolerate
pirate broadcasting on their properties.

It started by notifying owners of three properties in Queens
in New York City that there is apparent illegal broadcasting
happening at their buildings.

The bureau issued an announcement that it is exercising the
FCCs new authority under the recently enacted PIRATE Act,
which gave the commission a significant new hammer in its
anti-pirate toolkit: Parties that knowingly facilitate
illegal broadcasting on their property are liable for fines of
up to $2 million, it stated.


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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS

ASTRONOMICAL

Astronomers in Parkes NSW are calling the mysterious radio
signal they heard BLC-1. It's their way of describing the
narrowband emission they detected in the spring of 2019
coming from the direction of Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf
star closest to our sun.

The unexplained signal was picked up by the Parkes telescope
and later analysed remotely at Penn State University in the
USA, with findings just posted this month on the
National Geographic website.

Was this a type of special event station from an alien life
form? Well, the listeners who received the signal are
naturally hoping so.

That narrowband reception in VK2 gave them some hope - at
least initially - experts have advised the researchers that
there is more likely a rather ordinary, terrestrial
explanation since the signal is more akin to what is produced
by our very earthbound Wi-Fi, GPS and cell towers.

They have also yet to receive that signal again.

(sourced to ARNewsLine)




VENUS AND MARS ARE ALRIGHT TONIGHT - BUT JUPITER AND SATURN
WERE OUTSTANDING, FOR SOME.

Whenever Jupiter and Saturn are in conjunction that is,
when they appear from earth to be very close together in the
sky it is referred to as a Great Conjunction, primarily
because unlike conjunctions with the other bright planets,
these two dont get together very often.

Many enthusiastic star gazers were out early last week gazing
upwards.

The last time these two planets appeared so close was on
July 16, 1623, when they were only 5 arc minutes apart.

So did YOU miss the heavenly vista?

You will get another 6-arc minute separation on March 15,
2080, yes TWENTY EIGHTY

[ANS]




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS ATV (Every pixel tells a story) -

tinyurl.com/WIA-News-Videos
THAT LINK IS A VIDEO VERSION OF THIS NEWS COMPILED BY VK5BD
BEVAN




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- CW
FISTS Club - East Asia feacw.net
FISTS Club - Australasia fdu.org.au
FISTS Club - UK & Europe fists.co.uk
FISTS Club - Americas fists.org

Recommended FISTS calling frequencies (MHz):
1.808 3.528 7.028 10.118 14.058 18.085 21.058 24.908
28.058

ARRL STRAIGHT KEY NIGHT

This 24-hour event is not a contest; rather it is a day
dedicated to celebrating our CW heritage.

Participants are encouraged to get on the air and simply make
enjoyable, conversational CW QSOs. The use of straight keys
or bugs to send CW is preferred.

There are no points scored and all who participate are
winners.

Straight Key Night is held every January 1 from 0000 UTC
through 2359 UTC.

(ARRL)




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- IOTA
iota-world.org

OC-150.

Members connected with ORARI are now active as 7 C 9 N from
Mataram City on Lombok Island until Thursday December 31st.
Activity will be on various HF bands.
QSL route for 7C9N is via HA 3J B.

(SouthGate)




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

49th O R I G I N A L - Q R P - C O N T E S T

The contest promotes creative or unconventional QRP, like
home brewing or just doing it without your usual 'luxurious'
QRO equipment.

2nd/3rd J A N U A R Y 2021

CW segments of the 80-, 40-, and 20m band.

Your Q to call is CQ OQRP ( i.e. Original QRP)

Four Categories:
V L P ( 1 W out or 2 W in)
Q R P ( 5 W out or 10 W in)
M P (20 W out or 40 W in)
No QRO as it suggests, power above 40 W

Promoting the creative aspects of QRP the usage of equipment
homemade by the operator will be rewarded by:-

15% bonus of QSO points for a TX or TRX assembled from a kit.

30% bonus for a unique individual handmade TX or TRX.

qrpcc.de/contestrules/oqrpr.html




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


WICEN NSW, is a communications support squad of the NSW
Volunteer Rescue Association. Members are asked to remain
prepared for activation as summer is a time when things
seem to go wobbly sometimes literally for example, the
small earthquake of magnitude 2.1 recorded just some 50k
from Sydney last Sunday the 20th.

This "trembler" was cantered 2.8 km south of Menangle,
Wollondilly, New South Wales and was said to be at a depth of
just under 3kms.

There will be a remote training exercise on January 9 and 10,
2021 conducted in small, physically distributed teams, and
will include practice of field operations.

WICEN weekly nets are on Sunday evenings; the main net is at
6pm with a secondary digital voice check-in net at 6:30pm.

The WICEN website is on nsw.wicen.org.au

(vk2news plus earthquakes of australia)




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

In Austria, their Telecommunications Office has announced
young people will be permitted to send a greetings message
over amateur radio during certain specified events - these
must be messages of insignificant content!

Kids Days January 2
World Amateur Radio Day - April 18
Girls Day: April 22
School Stations Europe Day: May 5
Young Helpers on the Air - YHOTA (international amateur
radio project of youth groups from aid organizations)
: May 8-9
Kids Day: June 19
International Youth Day: August 12
Young Helpers on the Air-YHOTA : September 25-26

The radio amateur operating the amateur radio station is and
remains responsible for the proper handling of amateur radio
traffic.

Source VSV
tinyurl.com/AustriaOeVSV


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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT


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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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the CQ World Wide SSB WPX Contest March 27-28

the CQ World Wide CW WPX Contest May 29-30

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April 25 AM / CW ANZAC Day, Mon 25th from 9am on 7125kHz AM.

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Harry Angel Sprint will be May First 2021. 10:00 - 11:46 UTC.

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The VK SHIRES the June long weekend, which is the weekend
prior to the second Monday of June each year.. making it
June 12-13 in 2021
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WINTER VHF-UHF Field Days - June 26 - 27

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IARU HF World Championship July 10-11

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TRANS TASMAN LOWBAND CONTEST

Next contest - JUL 17 2021 - and has the aim of encouraging
Low Band activity between VK and ZL on 160 80 and 40M using
SSB, CW and RTTY OR PSK

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RD or Remembrance Day Contest will be August 14-15.

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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

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OCEANA CONTEST

VOICE from 0800 UTC Saturday 2 October to
0800 UTC Sunday October 3

CW from 0800 UTC Saturday 9 October to
0800 UTC Sunday October 10


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SPRING VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS November 27-28

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December 4-5 160 Meter WW

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DECEMBER 11 - 12 10 Mtr World Wide

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DX WINDOW

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Be listening for the special call sign HZ 18 SAT, through
until days end UTC DATE (December 27.

Saudi Amateur Radio Society is marking the 18th anniversary
of the launch of the Saudi satellite 1C SO-50.

QSOs will be on the satellite SO-50 only, using 145.800 MHz
uplink and 436.795 MHz downlink.

For more details, see QRZ.com

(ARNewsLine)

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Special event station HF 2021 HNY Poland now till January 10
celebrates the New Year, hence the suffix HNY.

Members of the "Enigma" club SP 2 PBM are operating.

Send QSLs to SP2PBM by the bureau.

(sourced to ARNewsLine)

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SLOVENIA, S5.

Members of the Radio Club Elektron Brezice are QRV with
special event station S 520 SAFE until January 31, 2021
supports the STAY SAFE campaign and expresses their gratitude
to medical staff and care workers.

QSL direct to S 56 IPS.

(arrl)

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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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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)

VK3 - ROSEBUD RadioFest by SPARC 9:30am Nov 14 (vk3pdg)


SOCIAL DISTANCING

KEEP ONE WAVELENGTH AWAY AT 144 Megacycles



FINAL FINAL

With Christmas over thoughts turn to the OM's who "failed" at
Gift Giving for their spouse.

Here's a list for those OM's who I just K N O W W W W need
to do some "extra" shopping for the YL in their lives.

It's a list from businessinsider.com a list of the best tech
gifts for women that she'd have loved receiving for Christmas,
but now's not to late guys.

Included is a gorgeous piece of smart jewellery the Leaf Urban
and new Leaf Chakra make excellent gifts. Not only does
smart jewellery look fabulous as a necklace, bracelet, or
brooch, it also packs a lot of smart features.

The Leaf Urban and Chakra can track -- wait for it--

Activity

Mindfulness

Breathing exercises and

Sleep patterns.

It also doubles as a silent alarm so she'll awaken peacefully
each morning. The company also has a new Leaf Crystal tracker
that has a Swarovski crystal on it!

Many more 'smart late' ideas.. it's worth a peek..

businessinsider.com/tech-gifts-for-women?r=AU&IR=T



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This is Greg VK2GPK President of your WIA.

Wrapping up this weeks WIA National News, AND also wrapping up
the news broadcast for this eventful year, lets also look at
2020 from a WIA perspective.

Could 2020 have been a more challenging year?

The year started in January with extreme drought conditions
continuing across most of the Australian continent, plus
raging bushfires many of which had been burning uncontrolled
for months across massive areas. Great palls of bushfire
smoke engulfed many cities for weeks on end, eventually
spreading across to New Zealand.

It was only January, the rest of the year just had to be
better.

Then in February came the rain, lots of it and we went from a
land of droughts to one of flooding rains.

Surely, things couldnt get worse it seemed, but by March end
Australia had closed its international borders as a once in a
hundred year pandemic begun its first wave. With lock-downs
in force, life changed drastically for many.

These lockdowns had many impacts on Australians, Radio
Amateurs and the WIA. But not all of these impacts were
negative.

Sales of amateur gear in Australia were up substantially,
more operators were on the air and many used the time to
study for their amateur licence or upgrade. And many learnt
to do things remotely just because they had to

The WIA had to cancel its annual radio and electronics
conference in Hobart scheduled for May. The WIA Annual
General Meeting (AGM), usually held at the same time and
venue as the conference was deferred and then was held as a
virtual meeting. This virtual meeting proved very
successful and we will continue with facilitating online
participation in our 2021 AGM next year.

From the emails we have received, many have been impacted by
excessive delays for exam and callsign processing carried out
by the Australian Marine College. Note that the WIA hopes to
publish some additional information in the new year as to
options that may help us rectify this untenable situation
going forward.

With the New Zealand announcement closing their trial access
to 60 metres due to defence objections the outlook for
Australia for access looked less than certain. Which brings
me to the recently announced decision by the ACMA to not
allow access to the new 60 metre band. Back in 2015, the
Australian World Radio Conference (WRC-15) delegation which,
among others, included WIA and ADF representation, had agreed
to support a 10KHz allocation in the new 60 metre band.
WRC-15 approved a 15KHz allocation.

Reviewing the ACMA statements, the reasoning appears based
primarily on impact to existing allocations of the band for
NSW Ambulance plus undefined defence usage, with defence
appearing to have now reneged on their 2015 WRC-15 support of
access to at least a10kHz allocation.

With preparatory meetings already underway in 2020 for the
next WRC in 2023, the WIA continues its long-term commitment
to international representation. The WIA views attendance is
vital at the most significant RF Spectrum allocation global
event where the loss of Radio Amateur spectrum to commercial
interests is ALWAYS on the agenda. We also look forward to
attending the Region 3 IARU conference planned for late next
year (2021). This IARU event is held every 3 years and
addresses regional radio amateur issues.

The WIA continues its ongoing support for Australian
satellite experimentation and has published a draft satellite
policy for member feedback before finalisation early in the
New Year.

And, dont forgot the call for nominations for WIA director
positions you will find in the final 2020 issue of AR magazine.
Nominations close end January 2021. The WIA needs you (or
someone you know!) to continue its 110-year support of the
Australian Amateur Radio Service.

I wish to thank all the volunteers that assist with the
production and transmission of WIA National News across
Australia and particularly the news editor Graham Kemp.

With the end of the year fast approaching; I wish everyone
all the very best for the Christmas holiday period and a
hopefully better New Year.

Until next time...

This is Greg VK2GPK, on behalf of the WIA board.


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Reception Reports

WIA News rebroadcasters often give Short Wave Listeners a
welcome to the broadcast as they commence call-backs
straight after the Local News. Local news follows National
news in all states. It would be great if those SWL's would
email their reception reports and location to
callbacks@wia.org.au






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If you would like to submit news items for possible inclusion
in the VK1WIA broadcasts, please email your item in text to
nationalnews@wia.org.au and don't JUST send url's links or
posters, but take the time to pen YOUR contribution.

To submit audio email nationalnews@wia.org.au and ask for the
current password then read "how to submit items" in the
weekly news page on
wia.org.au/members/broadcast/contribute/

We would appreciate items certainly no longer than 1.5 mts in
length as we only have a half hour.

Remember the sooner you submit material the more the likelihood
of it being broadcast in the very next edition of WIA
National News.

Each item will only 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 it in the 3rd person. (First if YOU are reading your
own item)


A reminder when supplying HamFest info we obviously can't
plug DEALS from commercial traders "on air", but we at the
WIA will put your supporters 'goods' in this text edition
"no worries."

We cannot give blatant 'plugs' to raffles.


vk1wia-broadcasters@lists.wia.org.au

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Oh... and to contact us with your news because
If It Matters To You It Matters To Us!


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We strongly encourage membership in the Wireless Institute of
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