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2020 JULY 12 - VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA


PREVIOUSLY ON WIA NEWS " DATELINE JULY 12 2009

Last week on this WIA news presented by CRARC members mention was
made of how lucky we were in VK not to have problems with Intruders
as none had been reported to WIA news since the days of VK4DU
heading up the IW program. Well John VK4TJ, realising we were, in
his words, trolling for input, sure started the ball rolling with
his IW contacts! John also sent in a massive listing! As John said
"Yes, it would be lovely to think that the reason we never hear of
intruders is because there are none. Sadly, intruders are so
pervasive, so commonplace I don't think of them newsworthy any more.




PREVIOUSLY ON WIA NEWS " DATELINE JULY 7 2013

There are lots of perfectly acceptable self-centred reasons for
being a member of an Amateur Radio Club and a load of other reasons
to be part of a sharing community. So if you've previously not
considered joining a club, or you've fallen away from club membership
and wondering why your Amateur Radio life has dulled down, stop
awhile and consider or reconsider your local clubs. The Wireless
Institute of Australia gives direct support to Amateur Radio Clubs.




PREVIOUSLY ON WIA NEWS " DATELINE JUNE 21 & JULY 5 2020

President Greg VK2GPK took over the reins of the AR Publications
Group and did an excellent job in production of the subsequent
editions of AR Magazine including the January / February edition 2020.

The Board of the WIA will provide members with a weekly progress
report on this news broadcast service until editions 2 and 3 of 2020
are in the hands of our members.

The Board of the WIA are pleased to announce the appointment of an
“Editor in Chief’ Well known and long-time member of the WIA,
Roger Harrison VK2ZRH has been appointed to that position.


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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING JULY 12 2020
IN OUR 25th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

WIA secretary Peter VK8ZZ and the new look AGM. -

WIA Director Phil VK2CPR and ACMA's five-year spectrum outlook. -


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


USING PUBLICITY TO BOOST AMATEUR RADIO

Publicity can be magical and when it comes to ham radio, it's great
magic. Jeremy Boot G4NJH tells us how one amateur in the UK used
newspaper publicity to boost ham radio's profile during 'Rona.'

"Have you ever wished your local community understood more about
amateur radio? Well, why not do what one enterprising ham did and
contact your regional newspaper? Phil G4OBK lives in the North of
England out in a country area and he contacted the Rydale Gazette
Herald and let them know about what radio amateurs are doing during
the COVID-19 lockdown, giving them as reference an article from the
national society, the RSGB, but also offered to add to it with local
content.

The newspaper jumped at the offer and the result can be seen at the
newspaper reference given in our newscast notes on our website.

gazetteherald.co.uk/news/18518331.radio-enthusiast-making-waves-nearly-40-years/ }

Perhaps a benefit from the publicity may be an easier time for
amateurs in the area applying for planning permission for
new antenna masts when the community understands more what amateur
radio is?

I'm Jeremy Boot G4NJH"




Here in VK a great publicity offer was made to the Board of the WIA
by owner operator of the 4KZ Radio network in FNQ, Al Kirton VK4FFKZ.
Al has offered free time on air to run adverts for WIA / Ham Radio.
Another great idea he has refloated to our board, which was first
muted about 15-20 years ago, is that those responsible for advertising
sales in AR Magazine, look closer to home for clients rather than
trying the half dozen or so radio related clients.

In other words look at the target market of our demographic and
what we hams are interested in.



NEXT WEEK:- We will be joined by the New Editor of AR Magazine
VK2ZRH Roger Harrison.

This will be a report about the delayed Issue No. 2 of Amateur Radio
magazine.

Roger Harrison VK2ZRH has been appointed by the WIA Board as
Editor-in-Chief of AR mag.

As some listeners will know, Roger has an extensive background and
experience over many years as editor of such popular electronics
magazines as Electronics Today International and Australian
Electronics Monthly, in addition to a range other publications.

Before that, he made a name for himself in amateur radio circles as
the founder and editor of the VHF-UHF newsletter “6UP”.

Now “on-board” with AR magazine, he reveals that he’s working with
Greg Kelly VK2GPK and the Publications Committee to get the magazine
back on-track with a new schedule so that all six issues of the
magazine will be published this year " notwithstanding COVID-19
lockdowns in various key places!

Indeed, the Publications Committee has had two online meetings
already.

Be sure you listen on Sunday the 19th of July to get more of the
story.

(text edition only)





WIA

Not a WIA Member? details email nationaloffice@wia.org.au
OR the link on bottom right of wia.org.au
wia.memnet.com.au/MemberSelfService/NewMemberForm/WIA/NewMemberForm.aspx


WIA board minutes can be found on wia.org.au click
WIA Information.

Directors regular broadcast roster
Aug 2 = Greg VK2GPK (President),
Aug 9 = Peter VK8ZZ (Secretary),
Jun 28 = Aidan VK4APN (VP Retires July 25)
= Lee Moyle VK3GK
Jul 12 = Philip Shields VK2CPR
Jul 19 = Oscar Reyes VK3TX
Jul 26 - Scott Williams VK3KJ


This is WIA secretary Peter VK8ZZ.

The Annual General Meeting of the Wireless Institute of Australia
was to have been held in Hobart Tasmania on 10 May 2020. Government
restrictions on travel and accommodation due to COVID-19 meant that
the AGM was postponed to a date to be determined.

The postponed 2020 Annual General Meeting of the Wireless Institute
of Australia will be held at the National Office on Saturday 25th
July 2020 commencing at 10.00am (9.30am CST and 8.00am WST)

However, due to the new COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, members
attendance in person will not be possible.

The Australian Securities and Investment Commission has agreed that
hybrid meetings may be held.

To vote at the AGM, members must submit a proxy form. Proxy forms
have always allowed voting to be predetermined by the member. That
is why we have included all of the proposed motions to be presented
at the AGM on the proxy form. Submission of a proxy form will be the
only way to vote, So please complete and submit the proxy form.
The agenda and Proxy form have been sent out to all financial
members, they are also available to download from the WIA web site.

wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2020/20200702-1/documents/2020%20AGM%20Instrument%20of%20Proxy.pdf

The constitution states that proxy forms need to be lodged at least
24 hours prior to the start of the AGM. Your completed proxy forms
can be posted, emailed or faxed to the national office

The Audited Financial Statements including the Directors Report are
also available to view or download on the WIA web site.

The minutes of the 2019 AGM held in Sydney are available on the web
site as is a video of the AGM that was held in Sydney.

Please contact myself or the National Office if you have any
difficulty reading or downloading any of these documents.

73, this has been WIA Secretary Peter VK8ZZ





Hi, I’m WIA Director Phil VK2CPR

Each year ACMA publishes its plans to manage the radio frequency
spectrum. The five-year spectrum outlook (FYSO) describes ACMA’s
priorities for the next 5 years and their detailed work plan for
the coming year.

The WIA’s spectrum committee has submitted its response to ACMA’s
5 year spectrum outlook, and following, is a précis of the
submission:

Band allocations

3.300"3.400 GHZ segment has significant amateur interest and
activity, and it can share with the incumbent
commercial services. The WIA wishes to retain
amateur access to the band.

2.300-2.302 GHz segment is still in use by Australian amateur
operators, in particular, for international EME
communications. The WIA will make a submission
covering this band when the ACMA commences
consultation on the issue.

47.2 " 48.2 GHz segment the WIA requests that any future
arrangements for the band ensure that any spurious
or out-of-band emissions from devices operating
in the 47.2 " 48.2 section do not impact the primary
amateur allocation in the 47 " 47.2 GHz band.

The WIA has significant concerns about the possible use of the
435 " 438 MHz frequency band by satellites which are not operating
under conditions of the amateur service. The WIA is keen to
contribute to discussions on the issue of potential changes to the
existing regulatory environment. There are global concerns about
this issue and the International Amateur Radio Union is involved in
discussions with national amateur radio societies to resolve some of
the emerging problems.

The WIA commissioned a poll to collect the views of Australian
amateurs regarding amateur use of the 5351.5 " 5366.5 KHz frequency
band. The majority of responses favoured option 2, the non-interference
option with the top 1.5 k of the band fenced off for a commercial
user. The WIA supports an amateur allocation in this band and a
separate submission to the consultation was sent basically stating
that we support option 2.

The WIA is committed to ensuring that the syllabus, training and
examination systems remain fit for purpose and provide an accessible
and affordable entry into amateur radio for interested people. The
WIA is very concerned at the apparent large drop in numbers of
people passing through the exam service since the change in provider.
The WIA requests the ACMA investigate this matter and we are prepared
to work with them on developing solutions to this problem.

The WIA is keen to ensure the continued regulatory ‘visibility’ of
the amateur service and we will provide input during the proposed
consultation phase of the review of non-assigned amateur and outpost
licensing arrangements. The WIA believes that the removal of
individual licenses will create future compliance issues in Australia
and also limit the ability of Australian amateur operators to take
out a foreign amateur license when travelling to another country.

The issue of electromagnetic compatibility and interference from a
variety of devices continues to cause problems for many amateur
operators and the WIA welcomes the audit process which it hopes will
reduce the issue of non-compliant devices which have the potential
to cause harmful interference to all users of the radio frequency
spectrum. More generally, the WIA hopes that greater attention will
be placed on the prevention and mitigation of interference from
electronic devices and systems, including the emerging problem of
harmful interference to the high frequency bands, from some VDSL
installations, on-line photovoltaic / battery storage installations,
LED lighting and air-conditioner inverters.

In addition, the WIA will make further submissions on the following
matters:

We have flagged interest in an allocation on the 70 MHz band and we
are still committed to pursuing a revised callsign structure.

Cheers and 73’s this is WIA Director Phil, VK2CPR


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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.

INDIA

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, ham radio operators' roles
have been evolving in India.

Hams have helped distribute food where it was needed and have helped
direct airport and rail travellers who have required quarantine. Now
hams are being dispatched to monitor individuals who must comply with
home quarantine.

Amateur radio operators throughout Bengaluru have joined a volunteer
task force to ensure that proper protocol is maintained for persons
who are mandated to stay home.





UNITED KINGDOM

Big radio switch-off is delayed until 2032

AM and FM stations will be available on old devices for another
decade as switchover from analogue to digital is put off until 2032
in the UK.

Radio fans will be able to carry on listening to FM and AM radio
stations on older devices in cars and at home until 2032, ministers
announced last week and new legislation will mean another delay in
scrapping the analogue signal.

Media regulator Ofcom will renew all commercial analogue licences
which had been due to expire in 2022. Nearly 60 per cent of all
radio listening in the UK is now done through digital but analogue
still has a loyal listenership of millions who tune into FM and AM.





IRTS Award for service to the Society or to Amateur Radio 2020

At each AGM, the Society recognises individuals and clubs who give
outstanding service to the Society or Amateur Radio.

The Presidents Cup was awarded to Dave Deane EI 9 FBB for his
achievements in DXing and DXpeditioning, for his leadership role in
the EI DX Group and his service as a DXCC Card Checker.

The Arup Cup goes to Michael Foertig EI3GYB for his excellent work
for the IARU Monitoring Service. Michael monitors our bands for
intruders and reports monthly to the Region 1 IARUMS.

The Sheila Piper Cup goes to Steve Wright EI 5 DD for his continuing
work in producing the monthly IRTS publication, the online EI News





CANADA

The Radio Amateurs of Canada has announced a great service to its
members, a new benefit to Affiliated Clubs: the ability to host your
club’s website on the RAC server. Depending on how you choose to set
up your domain, in some cases there will be no cost for this
new service!





UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

AMSAT responds to allegations of unauthorized legal expenses

Clayton Coleman, President of the Radio Amateur Satellite
Corporation or AMSAT has been made aware of public comments alleging
financial mismanagement in the form of “unauthorized” legal
expenditures. AMSAT takes these allegations very seriously and in
full disclosure, has investigated these claims for many months.

AMSAT’s corporate records give a full accounting of all expenditures
and are provided to its Directors upon request, in compliance with
governing documents and law of the District of Columbia.

Furthermore, AMSAT complies with IRS rules disclosure of public
financial documents.

AMSAT vehemently denies false statements alleging “unauthorized”
expenditures.



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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

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FT 8 DMC Anniversary Activity Days

Several special event stations will be on air during the
"FT8DMC Activity Days" between July 1-31st and all stations
will bear the FT DMC or FT DM suffix and here 'down under'
listen for ZL 6 FTDMC. I'll have more on these event in
'just a tic.'

(SouthGate)

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TRANS TASMAN LOWBAND CONTEST

Next contest - 17 JUL - VK and ZL on 160 80 and 40M using
SSB, CW and RTTY OR PSK

With more Contest Manager VK4SN

Greetings all, this is Alan VK4SN, the Trans Tasman Contest Manager.

Next Saturday night the 18th of July at 0800 zulu is the kick off
time for the Trans Tasman Contest. Amateurs in VK and ZL will
endeavour to contact other amateurs in VK and ZL.

The contest is made up of 3 individual two hour blocks and operators are
able to work a station once per band and mode in every block.

Contacts can be made on 160 80 and 40 meters in SSB CW or DIGITAL.
Digital is restricted to RTTY or PSK only.

Operation of SSB Voice stations in the 80 meter digital section
(3570 to 3600) is not in the spirit of the contest

The contest caters for single and multioperator stations.
For multi-op stations please refer to current state covid-19
guidelines.

Logs are due in within one week of closure of the contest.
Submit logs via vklogchecker.com/

Logs MUST be in Cabrillo 3 format - this is the submission file
produced by VKCL and N1MM Loggers.

Please refer to the full rules on the WIA website.

wia.org.au/members/contests/transtasman/

Good luck and hope to hear you on air.

73 de Alan VK4SN

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RD or Remembrance Day Contest will be August 15 - 16

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The 40th Alara Contest will be on again on the last weekend of
August " that is Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th.

Starting time is 0600 UTC, finishing 24 hours later at 0559 UTC.

All YLs and OMs are invited to take part, and it is hoped that
YLs especially will enjoy this friendly contest, which is not
necessarily about making the highest score, but to enjoy a chat
with those that we usually don’t meet on air.

We would also love to hear some young and new YLs joining in
this year and some of the Committee will be handing out numbers
on HF and EchoLink during the contest.

This year we've seen droughts, floods, fires and a pandemic.
So girls, let’s make 2020 the best Alara Contest ever.


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OCEANA CONTEST

VOICE from 0600 UTC Saturday October 3 to 0600 UTC Sunday October 4

CW from 0600 UTC Saturday October 10 to 0600 UTC Sunday October 11


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CQ WW DX SSB OCTOBER 24-25

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CQ WW DX CW NOVEMBER 28-29

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December 6 - 8 160 Meter WW

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DECEMBER 14 - 15 10 Mtr World Wide

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TED POWELL MEMORIAL DX CHALLENGE

4 award periods, each of 3 months starting in January of each
calendar year and 2 categories in the contest,
MOST WANTED and TOP 5.

Top 5 you try and work the 5 most wanted DXCC entity's
Most Wanted you work the most wanted DXCC entity.

The dx entity's in play are those most wanted DURING those
3 month windows.

Complete details can be found at contest.fgarc.org.au/

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All major AUSTRALIAN contests, rules and results, are on the
Contest Section of the WIA website.

wia.org.au/members/contests/about

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AUSTRALIA.
Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia are QRV with special
call VI 110 WIA until the end of 2020 to celebrate our 110th
anniversary, in fact the world's oldest Amateur Radio Society.
Activity is on the HF bands and QSL is via LoTW.

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Monaco operation

Ennio is active as 3A / IW 1 RBI from Monaco until July 19 on
30 - 6 meters using SSB and FT8 QSL via his home callsign IW 1 RBI
or LoTW

(SouthGate)

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Around the world they chirp, all joining for the 3rd anniversary of
the FT8 Digital Mode Club. Here down under, we have been made aware
of New Zealand’s special event station ZL 65 FTDMC which is on air
until July 31.

EVEN MORE COUNTRIES JOIN IN ON CELEBRATIONS

KUWAIT 9K. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A6. BAHRAIN A9. LEBANON OD
and EGYPT, SU.

Special event stations
9 K 8 FTDMC
A 60 FTDMC
OD 5 FTDMC
SU 8 FTDMC
and
A 91 FTDMC are QRV until July 31 to celebrate the 3rd anniversary
of the FT8 Digital Mode Club. QSL via operators' instructions.

(SouthGate / ARRL)


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Larry, is QRV with special event call GB 100 GKU until July 28 to
commemorate the 100th anniversary of the long-range maritime radio
service in the United Kingdom. Activity is CW on the HF bands.
QSL via bureau.

(ARRL)


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JUST REPEATING

The South East Radio Group intend to activate CTCSS on the VK5RMG
repeater near Mt Gambier on October 1st.

The club advises that they have been encountering some interference
problems and that 3 months’ notice is being provided to allow time
for members to adjust their radios. The CTCSS tone is 91.5 Hz.

( John Drew VK5DJ, Repeater Coordinator for SERG )


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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS WITH VK3FFF

ATV (Every pixel tells a story) -
arvideonews.com
hamradiotube.com
youtube.com
qdg.org.au

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Commemorative SSTV transmissions

On 18 July 2020, the Secunda Amateur Radio Club - will commemorate
the SARL’s 95 years of existence.

Starting at 02:00 UTC on Saturday 18 July 2020 until 02:00 UTC
on Sunday 19 July 2020, the club using the ZS 95 SARL call sign
will be transmitting a series of images in SSTV B/W8 mode via the
LEO FM satellites i.e. SO-50, AO-91, AO-92 and PO-101.

All received images can be e-mailed to secradio@jenny.co.za.

We will upload them to our website www.secradio.org.za.

Every participant who e-mails their images will receive a
certificate, there are special certificates for the youth members
who participate.

By all the good press these past months it's easy to see that the
SARL is playing a huge role in keeping the hobby alive in these
very uncertain times.

(SouthGate)





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

11 year-old passes morse test.

Morse code received a boost from the younger generation, when
11-year-old Ryan Morrison from Dublin took and passed his Morse code
test.

Conducting the test were IRTS Chief Morse tester Dave Moore EI4BZ
and Jerry Cahill EI6BT. Ryan was delighted to pass the Morse test
after practicing for five months at twenty minutes per day.

Next he is 'off to the pub.' Ryan is looking forward to sitting the
radio theory test on 25th July in the Maldron Hotel, and we wish him
every success.

(SouthGate)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- MARITIME

Annual KPH “Night of Nights” Has Been Cancelled

The Maritime Radio Historical Society and the National Park Service
have announced that the annual KPH Night of Nights has been cancelled
due to COVID-19 precautions. This would have been the 21st such
event, which commemorates what is believed to be the last commercial
Morse transmission in the USA.

While KPH, KFS, and K6KPH will not be on the air for Night of Nights
MRHS members will be active from home. Members will use their own
call signs on the usual K6KPH frequencies of 3550, 7050, and 14,050 kHz
starting at 0001 UTC on July 13 and will send the Night of Nights
opening message traditionally transmitted via KPH. They will then
stand by for calls or will call “CQ NON” or “CQ Night of Nights.”

(ARRL)





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


IARU Region 1 3760 7110 14300 18160 21360 kHz

IARU Region 2 3750 3985 7060 7240 7275 14300 18160 21360 kHz


The Maritime Mobile Service Net on 14.300 MHz came to the assistance
of a sailing vessel on June 25. MMSN control operator Steven, K9UA,
took a call on 20 meters from Ian, KB4SG, the skipper of the
Mystic Lady, then some 40 miles east of Florida. KB4SG reported that
his engine had failed as he was attempting to return to his
home port of Stuart, Florida. He not only had insufficient wind, but
a strong current was carrying the vessel out to sea.

Cummings had been unable to reach any station via his VHF marine
radio, since he was too far from the coast. Assisting in the call
was Robert Wynhoff, K5HUT, also an MMSN net control operator.

The Pacific Seafarers’ Net, which monitors 14.300 MHz from the
West Coast after the MMSN secures at 0200 UTC, kept in touch with
the Mystic Lady into the night while it was under tow.

The tired, grateful captain later messaged the net, “A million thanks
to everyone last night who helped rescue us on 14.300. Everyone
chipped in as we drifted north in the Gulf Stream 60 miles headed to
a lee shore. The MMSN net control and several others stayed with us
for hours, phoned people, and were immensely helpful. The situation
on board was dangerous. We are now safely under tow home. You folks
are amazing!”

In operation since 1968, the MMSN monitors 14.300 MHz 70 hours a
week to assist vessels and others in need of assistance.

(ARRL NEWS)





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

SOTA ENTHUSIASM REACHES NEW HEIGHTS IN EUROPE

What happens when a good idea for an activation just keeps growing
and growing? Undeterred by COVID-19, that's what is happening in
Europe among SOTA enthusiasts.

This year's Austrian SOTA Activities Day is planned for September 19
and it's normally a radio event combined with a social event
afterward but with the COVID-19 safeguards in place, organisers are
looking for a new way to gather safely in the bier garden outside
the "Gasthaus." Meanwhile, SOTA operators in Switzerland have become
inspired by the SOTA day announcement by Martin OE 5 REO. The Swiss
association manager HB 9 BIN has suggested that operators there
could hold a second activity day coinciding with the one in Austria. Now SOTA organisations in other German-speaking countries are hoping to expand this yet further, garnering interest from Alpen countries such as France and Italy. Could this become the first Europe-wide event of its kind?

One thing is for sure, on September 19th. the Alpen hills will be
alive with RF-music!

(Amateur Radio NewsLine Reporter Ed Durrant DD5LP)




SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - VHF AND ABOVE (The Plumbers Delight)

RECORD BREAKING STATION UPGRADE

Upgrade of the D 4 VHF station VHF and Microwave antenna systems
on the Cape Verde Islands sees some major changes to their antenna
systems for 2-metres, 23cms and 12 cms.

For 144 MHz, they have now installed three crossed 5-element Yagis
stacked in a vertical configuration. These will be using Right Hand
Circular Polarization and it is hoped that they will be able to make
more contacts as the signals will be less prone to fading.

For the 23cms and 13cms microwave bands, they have installed a
1-metre homemade dish. They will be adding an elevation motor
so that it can be used for moon bounce on 1296 MHz and 2300 MHz

They also have an 80cm dish for accessing the QO100 satellite in
geostationary orbit (2.4 GHz up, 100 GHz down).

ei7gl.blogspot.com/2020/07/upgrade-of-d4vhf-station-vhf-microwave.html

(SouthGate)


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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.

2020

Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics Club invites you to
'Amateur Radio and Emergency Communications' - Friday July 17th at
7.30 pm. this is for Zoomers!

Yes by zoom it's a presentation by members of the Wireless Institute
Civil Emergency Network and Mark Hudson VK3MDH will provide an
overview of WICEN and an insight into the future of amateur radio in
emergency communications. VK3MDH is a specialist emergency responder
dealing with dangerous goods and is currently studying a Bachelor of
Emergency Management through Charles Sturt University.

WICEN member Chris Morley VK3CJK will also talk about
'Exercise Magpie', a community and integrated emergency
communications exercise held in conjunction with Latrobe City,
Baw Baw Shire, Department of Health and Human Services and WICEN.

In this action packed zoom get together John Morrisey VK3ZRX will
then speak on the WICEN Special Communications Unit and the Emcomm
Net HF Radio system.

As I said the presentation will be held on Friday July 17th at
7.30 pm via Zoom. For the Zoom meeting details, email
secretary@barec.net.au

BAREC and the WICEN team look forward to seeing you on
Friday evening.

VK7 - VK7 biennial HamFest Nov 20-22 Miena Community Hall (vk7tw)

VK4 - Rockhampton Amateur Radio Annual Dinner Sat Nov 21 (tarc)

VK4 - TARC Xmas Party - Sun 13th December from 2pm (tarc)

VK4 - TARC Xmas Lights Tour - Fri 18th December from 7pm (tarc)


2021

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 (tentative) February 28 ( vk4zz)

VK - WIA Annual Conference 2021 Hobart VK7 30 April-2nd May (vk7tw)

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



SOCIAL DISTANCING

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FINAL FINAL

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 the 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





Submitting news items

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 minutes 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.


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