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2021 JUNE 20 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA

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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING JUNE 20 2021
IN OUR 26th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PORTAL
Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news, key facts and figures,
contacts and answers to your questions.
www.health.gov.au/


WIA's Bill Roper honoured by an OAM. - Australia's WIA
offers help to the Australian Maritime College. - WIA
Director Oscar VK3TX with a brief look at how IARU continues
engagement in the WRC-23 preparations.


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


Here in Brisbane, VK4, Nokia has just deployed Australias
first interleaved passive-active antenna in collaboration
with Optus In Yeerongpilly, a Brisbane suburb the solution
helps ease site-related challenges accelerating the
introduction of 5G services across the country.

It allows operators to upgrade existing sites to 5G by
simply replacing existing antennas with a similar sized
unit that supports all legacy technologies as well as the
5G massive MIMO-active antenna, all in a single compact
solution.

By utilising this solution, deployment challenges may be
overcome that typically hinder the introduction of 5G.

tinyurl.com/rrpzbb89





WIA

Ian VK3JS here and hello Listeners.

The name Bill Roper VK3BR will be known to quite a few,
particularly older operators in the hobby today.

Bill had the great honour of being the recipient of an
Order of Australia Medal announced last weekend in the
Queen's Birthday Honours list and we in the Radio Amateurs
Old Timers Club send Bill our very sincere best wishes on
this most prestigious award.

Bill has been an experienced banker for most of his life and
has continued his contact with the bank through editing a
magazine for retired bank officers. He started doing that
in 2002.

He also he edits a magazine, Old Timers News, for the
Old Timers Club. Bill has been a committee member of RAOTC
since 2000, editor of Old Timers News, the twice-yearly
journal of the Old Timers Club, from sometime in 1990s.
He is currently Membership Secretary, a former President of
the club, a former Secretary and a Life Member.

But Bill has not confined his efforts just to the Old Timers.

For quite a few years he was heavily involved in
Wireless Institute of Australia activities.
He was the Federal Office Manager from 1989 to 1993;
Editor and Assistant Editor of Amateur Radio from
1972 to 1978; Treasurer of the Victorian Division
1962 to 1972 and appointed a Life Member in 2005.

All the best to you Bill.

Our very sincere congratulations on the award and we hope
that you will have many happy years yet to pursue your
interest in and support of amateur radio.





The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has offered to
help the Australian Maritime College (AMC) with the
implementation of the 2X1 Contest callsigns.

COVID and other workload related delays have impacted the
start and issuing of the new 2x1 callsign block allocations
which were announced in December 2020 by AMC as being
available when ready to issue these callsigns.

The WIA has offered to get the 2X1 callsigns up and going
in a very short period, owing to the existing robust systems
in place from when the WIA implemented the exam system.
Also we have a fully functioning online 2x1 Callsign
availability checker for use running now.

Check for available 2x1 Callsigns:
wiaawards.com/call2x1/call2x1.php

"READ ALL ABOUT IT"
www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2021/20210611-1/index.php

(Trent Sampson VK4TS)





IARU continues engagement in the WRC-23 preparations.

IARU has been continuously engaging in the ITUR WRC-23
preparations during May 2021. IARU provided a contribution
putting forward the agreed preliminary IARU positions
for different agenda items.

IARUs overall objective is to safeguard the allocations
to the Amateur and Amateur-Satellite services in the
co and adjacent frequency bands within the scope of
each agenda item.

If you are interested in IARUs agenda for the next
World Radio Conference, please visit the IARU webpage.

This is Oscar VK3TX for WIA National News.






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


REGION ONE

On June 12 the IARU Region 1 Workshop on the Future of
Amateur Radio continued with a session addressing
Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats

Societies addressing the Future of Amateur Radios prepared
SWOT analysis (S-trengths, W-eaknesses, O-pportunities,
T-hreats) on amateur radio.

A photographic slide showing the Strengths, Weakness,
Opportunities and Threats identified from the survey
held by the RSGB and other member societies can be seen
on the link we like in this weeks text edition of news from
YOUR VK1WIA

tinyurl.com/45k9vst2




Bouvet Island, a sub-Antarctic volcanic island, is in the
South Atlantic Ocean, at the southern end of the
Mid-Atlantic Ridge making it the world's most remote island.

Uninhabited it's an island annexed by the Norwegians.

And it would appear it will be uninhabited for some time.

3 Y 0 J DXpedition to Bouvet Island Has Been Cancelled.

The Intrepid-DX Group announced it has cancelled its
long-anticipated 3Y0J DXpedition to Bouvet Island.
The DXpedition team had planned to travel to Bouvet via the
RV Braveheart, owned by Nigel Jolly, K6NRJ. Jolly has told
the DXpedition that Braveheart is being sold and hes
cancelled its contract for the 3Y0J voyage.

The DXpedition said that it has stopped accepting donations
and will refund 100% of the donations using the same method
they were received. This process will take several weeks to
sort out, so please be patient, the announcement said.





REGION TWO

FLY ME TO THE MOON - OR WAS IT A "BIT" OF A HOAX?

Although 5 Amateurs were named as taking part in the transfer
of bit coin using EME some say "No-Way-Jose" more of a 'fake'
news story, or in the Aussie vernacular a "BS" story.

WIA National News ran the story, which we sourced from
Currency Analytics ( tinyurl.com/prt8uc2n ) but

Dale Hughes VK 1 DH did some investigating and, in part,
received a note from Edson PY 2 SDR pointing out how the
Brazilian equivalent of our WIA, LABRE, has had to declare
the following:

"International legislation, specifically the Radio Regulations
RR1-1, item 1.56 of the International Telecommunications
Union, states that Amateur Radio Service stations must
operate without pecuniary interest , that is, WITHOUT
pecuniary interest.

It is also important to state that the experimental nature
of the amateur radio service does not extend to the point
where it can accommodate pecuniary use, even if it is on an
experimental and eventual basis.

Thus, in line with Brazilian and international legislation,
which is crystal clear on this point, LABRE CONDEMNS
the use of amateur radio bands for validation,
implementation or any other use that involves money, even
if it does not characterize profit, and RECOMMENDS to
Brazilian radio amateurs and other radio operators who
do not practice or participate in any such experiment,
under penalty of being sanctioned by the Law.

tinyurl.com/28k93h8u





The solar scientist who's been bucking the tide of
pessimism from most of his colleagues and predicting a huge
sunspot cycle continues to see lots and lots of spots in the
future.

According to spaceweather.com, Scott McIntosh of the
National Centre for Atmospheric Research in Colorado, USA
along with colleague Bob Leamon of the University of
Maryland / Baltimore County, are predicting that a
" terminator event, " in which oppositely charged magnetic
fields collide near the sun's equator and annihilate each
other, will be occurring soon. This is a normal occurrence
between solar cycles, they say, but the key to predicting
the strength of the new cycle lies in the timing between
terminator events the longer the time between them, the
weaker the new cycle will be. They are predicting a short
10 years between the previous terminator event and the
upcoming one, and McIntosh says, " If the Terminator Event
happens soon, as we expect, new Solar Cycle 25 could have a
magnitude that rivals the top few since record-keeping began."





REGION THREE

NEW ZEALAND:-

Call Book 2021/2022

Good news for our ZL viewers, NZART have announced that a
full paper version call book will be produced this year and
included with their November / December issue of Break In
Magazine.


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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT


FOX MIKE HOTEL CHALLENGE

Wherever you are reading or listening to this the WIA News,
get ready for the return of the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Ops
Challenge coming September 4 and 5.

The contest is designed to create equal operating conditions
between portable and fixed stations.

For details visit foxmikehotel.com/challenge


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WINTER VHF-UHF Field Days - June 26 - 27

ALSO IN AUSTRALIA it's the Peel Amateur Radio Group's
June Slow CW Contest.

With more here is David VK 6 ARG the Secretary of Peel
Amateur Radio Group

"Following the success of the first PARG Slow CW Contest,
the club has organized another event, from 1900 to 2100hrs
Western Standard Time, on Saturday 26 June 21. Lock the date
and time in your calendar now, so you don't miss it.

The first contest attracted participants from all over VK
land and the club thanks all those who joined in and
welcome their participation again.

The purpose of the contest, is to encourage people to have a
go and enjoy playing with morse code. Experienced morse
operators are more than welcome to join in the fun.
Short Wave Listeners are also catered for.

Please visit our website www.parg.org.au and look for the
SCW Jun 21 page. You will find the rules, helpful hints and
a logger.

The club hopes to see you (or should that be hear you) on
the 26 Jun from 1900 to 2100hrs Western Standard Time.

Happy CW'ing to all.

73 and dit dit.

David
Secretary
Peel Amateur Radio Group
VK6ARG

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IARU HF World Championship July 10-11


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TRANS TASMAN LOWBAND CONTEST

JUL 17 - 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

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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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, A6.

A 65 IX from Dubai has been heard on 40 and 20 meters
CW and SSB. QSL route, 2 E 0 MMU

(arrl)

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Active is XV 9 RH from Hanoi and will remain in Vietnam
until the 26th of June. CW and FT8 on the 20 to 10m bands.
QSL via OE 1 JUN.

(rsgb)

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Be listening for Adrien, F4IHM, who is using the callsign
5 UAIHM until June 27th from Niger. He is on 40m and 20m
using CW and SSB.

5 UAIHM is the unusual BUT correct callsign!

QSL to F 4 IHM, direct or by the Bureau.

(arnewsline.org)

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In Scotland, listen for Paul, G4PVM,

Actually maybe I should say FROM Scotland listen for Paul.

He will be using the callsign GM 4 PVM from the
Isle of Lismore (IOTA EU-008) between June 29th and July 4th.
Paul will be on 40m to 10m, both CW and SSB.
Send QSLs via LoTW, eQSL or ClubLog if for IOTA points.

(sourced to arnewsline.org)

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Finally a reminder again this week of : -

VK 20 HOME

Dont forget that the WIA special event callsign VK 20 HOME
is still available for members to use until December 31st 2021.
Check the WIA.ORG.AU website and Special Event pages to book
your time slot for the use of VK20HOME.


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With REWIND, I'm John Knox VK4FJRK


This year many Amateur Radio stations will be celebrating
the anniversary of crossing of the Atlantic by radio.

Some celebrating 100 years, others 120 years.

So what's in a date?

The answer lies in the small print of just WHAT the special
event stations are celebrating.

Chronologically we discover on December 12 1901 was the first
radio transmission sent across the Atlantic Ocean when
Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi
disproving detractors who told him that the curvature of the
earth would limit transmission to 200 miles or less.
The messagesimply the Morse-code signal for the letter
Stravelled more than 2,000 miles from Poldhu in Cornwall,
England, to Newfoundland, Canada.

He set up a specially designed wireless receiver in
Newfoundland, using a coherer (a glass tube filled with iron
filings) to conduct radio waves, and balloons to lift the
antenna as high as possible. The signals being sent in Morse
code from in England. Marconi later wrote about the
experience:

"Shortly before midday I placed the single earphone to my
ear and started listening. The receiver on the table before
me was very crude -- a few coils and condensers and a
coherer -- no valves, no amplifiers, not even a crystal.
But I was at last on the point of putting the correctness of
all my beliefs to test. The answer came when I heard,
faintly but distinctly, dit-dit-did. I handed the phone to
my assistant George Kemp: "Can you hear anything?" I asked.

"Yes," Kemp said. "The letter S." He could hear it.
I knew then that all my anticipations had been justified.
The electric waves sent out into space from Poldhu had
traversed the Atlantic -- the distance, enormous as it
seemed then, of 1,700 miles -- unimpeded by the curvature
of the earth. The result meant much more to me than the mere
successful realization of an experiment.

As Sir Oliver Lodge has stated, it was an epoch in history.
I now felt for the first time absolutely certain that the
day would come when mankind would be able to send messages
without wires not only across the Atlantic but between the
farthermost ends of the earth.


120 YEARS DECEMBER THIS YEAR.


So what is being celebrated this year?

100 years ago, December 12, 1921 Paul Godley 2ZE, who had
been sent by the ARRL overseas and was listening in
Ardrossan Scotland received the first transatlantic radio
signals from an AMATEUR station, transmitted by 1BCG in
Greenwich, Connecticut:

Eight other radio amateurs in the United Kingdom also
correctly copied the transmission from the USA. Godley
(using 2ZE) also heard several other amateur radio
transmissions from North America during his stay.


100 YEARS DECEMBER THIS YEAR.


To celebrate the first one-way AMATEUR radio signal across
the Atlantic that took place on 12 December 1921, the ARRL
have joined with a group of UK operators who plan to
recreate the event in December this year.

To celebrate the centenary of Paul Godley, 2ZEs success,
in collaboration with North Ayrshire Council, special event
stations GB 2 ZE and GB 100 2 ZE respectively will be
operating from 1 to 28 December 2021.

With REWIND, I'm John Knox VK4FJRK

tinyurl.com/m7x2bhm

tinyurl.com/2jx23z6w

tinyurl.com/5datkdah

tinyurl.com/abprkyzd


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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS

ATV

HAMVENTION FORUM VIDEOS AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE

Hamventionhad it happenedwould have lasted 2 to 3 days.
You are now able to participate in two highlights of that
weekend held virtually in May by spending a little more than
eight hours on YouTube. Contest University, held May 20th,
and many of the Hamvention Forums, held May 21st, are now
available. They include the CQ Contest Hall of Fame
presentation by John K1AR; youth in contesting, by Phillip
DK6SP, contesting from Russia by Willy UA9BA;
"There is Nothing Magic about Propagation" by Jose CT1BOH
and a memorial reading of the Silent Keys.

(ARNewsLine)





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

ARISS report there will be an 'Amateur Radio on Shuttle,
Mir and ISS' Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event from June 21-26.

Transmissions from the International Space Station will be
on 145.800 MHz FM using PD 120

The ARISS team will be transmitting SSTV images continuously
from tomorrow, June 21 until NEXT Saturday June 26.
The images will be related to some of the amateur radio
activities that have occurred on the Space Shuttle,
Mir space station and the International Space Station.

The schedule start and stop times are:

Monday, June 21 Setup is scheduled to begin at 09:40 UTC
(transmissions should start a little later).

Saturday, June 26 Transmissions are scheduled to end by
18:30 UTC. Downlink frequency will be 145.800 MHz and the
mode should be PD120.

Those that recently missed the opportunity during the
limited period of MAI transmissions should have numerous
chances over the 6 day period to capture many (if not all 12)
of the images.

Check the ARISS SSTV blog for the latest information
http://ariss-sstv.blogspot.com/

You can get predictions for the ISS pass times at
www.amsat.org/track/





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

OC-177. Bimbo, YB 3 MM, will be active as YB3MM/0 from
Virgin Sand Beach on Pari Island north of the capital of
Jakarta this weekend June 19-20th.
QSL via YB3MM, direct, or by the Bureau but that route Bimbo
says may take 3 yrs!.


OC-021. Pri, YB 0 ECT, will be active from Java Island
during the RSGB IOTA Contest next weekend July 24-25th
as a Single-Op/Single-Band (20m)/ High-Power entry.
QSL via W 2 FB only - again that is W2FB

(SouthGate)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- OPTICS

NASA TO TEST DATA TRANSFER VIA LASER COMMUNICAIONS

If you're interested in an alternate communications mode,
consider the option that NASA is exploring.

Kent Peterson KC0DGY based at Amateur Radio NewsLine brings
us those details here on WIA National News.

"Welcome to the age of optical communications. This month
NASA is launching the Laser Communications Relay
Demonstration or LCRD, as a payload on a US satellite in
geosynchronous orbit some 22,000 miles from Earth. This
demonstration will test higher bandwidth transfer using
optical communications which may supplement traditional data
transfer using radio.

The infrared light used for laser communications differs from
radio waves because the laser packs the data into significantly
tighter waves increasing the data throughput 10 to 100 times
more than that of radio frequency systems.
Laser communications systems are also smaller and weigh less.
The LCRD is expected to use a data rate of 1.2 gigabits per
second in its communications with ground stations in
California and Hawaii.

NASA said on its website that radio technology's limits are
being challenged by newer technologies..

For Amateur Radio NewsLine I'm Kent Peterson KC0DGY."

At this data rate, one could download a two-hour movie in
about 20 seconds.





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

Up in the REPUBLIC OF KOREA, special event station D 72 1LP
is QRV until June 30 to celebrate IARU HF QRP Day.
QSL via LoTW.

Way back at the 10th IARU Region 3 Conference in 1997 held
in Beijing it was resolved that Region 3 Societies help to
promote the IARU objectives for QRP operation, particularly
to support QRP operation on June 17 each year; to encourage
regular publication of QRP articles in national magazines;
and to provide QRP sections in national contests.




A new version of WSJT-X, the software suite that includes
FT8 and other digital protocols, has introduced a new mode,
Q 65.

According to the release notes, it is designed to
accommodate fast-fading signals and paths with Doppler shifts
of more than a few Hertz. "Q65 is particularly effective,"
the notes say, "for tropospheric scatter, rain scatter,
ionospheric scatter, TEP (trans-equatorial propagation) and
EME (Earth-Moon-Earth) on VHF and higher bands." It uses the
same message formats and sequencing as those used in
FST4, FT4, FT8 and MSK144.

Q65 is one of 11 total modes included in the latest WSJT-X
package.

For more information or to download the free software,
tinyurl.com/nzcmxywm





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

The Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network (SATERN)
launched a new SATERN International SSB Net on June 2 on
14.325 MHz. Net sessions will take place Mondays, Wednesdays,
and Fridays at 1600 hours UTC, in cooperation with the
Hurricane Watch Net (HWN), which has used 14.325 MHz for
many years.

Just down the band, a 'splinter group', a net sporting the
same SATERN acronym the Strategic Auxiliary Team Emergency
Readiness Net has established itself on the Salvation Army's
former frequency of 14.265 MHz. The latter net was organized
by Lee Glassman, WA5LEE, a former manager of the original
SATERN. The Salvation Army made the distinction clear in its
announcement launching the new SSB net on 20 meters.

The new Strategic Auxiliary Team Emergency Readiness Net is
not associated with The Salvation Army, At this time,
Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network is no longer
associated with Lee Glassman and does not support his new
efforts. This is a breakaway organization.

(arrl)





SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ROAR
ROTARIANS OF AMATEUR RADIO
website: froar.org
email: webmaster@ifroar.org
FaceBook: facebook.com/groups/RotariansROAR/
0645z - 0730z ANZO Net 7.118 (varies due to propagation)
0730z - 0830z International net 14.293 (varies due to propagation)

The ROAR Annual group meeting has been set for July 31,
2021, 1200Z.

Please join them, an opportunity to meet, great, and confirm
as new ROAR President, Vernon Readhead, G0EGW.

Annual reports on the activities and health of the
Fellowship will be presented.

All ROAR members should note if you don't already have your
ZOOM check in credentials email RAOR "soonest."

( Ed Tyler - N4EDT President, ROAR )





SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - VLF

SAQ Grimeton Transmission on July 4th

The annual transmission event on the Alexanderson Day with
the Alexanderson Alternator from 1924, on VLF 17.2 kHz CW
with the call sign SAQ, is scheduled for Sunday, July 4th.

The Alexander Grimeton Association are planning to carry out
two broadcasts to the world from the old Alexanderson
alternator SAQ. Only required staff will be in place, due to
the ongoing pandemic.

Transmission schedule:

Start-up and tuning at 08:30 UTC
with a transmission of a message at 09:00 UTC.

Start-up and tuning at 11:30 UTC
with a transmission of a message at 12:00 UTC.

Both transmission events can be seen live on
YouTube Channel, 5 minutes before the start up and tuning.

mailchi.mp/aff85163e64f/alexanderson-day-2021?e=2c0cbe870f

(SouthGate)


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2021 Social Scene

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.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PORTAL
Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news, key facts and figures,
contacts and answers to your questions.
www.health.gov.au/



VK - WIA AGM Saturday 26th June 11.00 am (vk8zz)

VK6 - PerthTech October 23 (vk6pop)


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




FINAL FINAL

If you are traveling to the NSW Ski fields or southern NSW
this year this note from Angelo is worth taking heed of.

VK2NWT tells that the Snowy Mountains Amateur Radio Club
would like to advise those skiers heading to the snow, that
the NSW South East 2m network provides coverage from Bredbo,
and that IS Bredbo WHICH is a village 34 kilometres north
of Cooma, to North Eastern Victoria and right up into the
Snowy Mountains and Ski resorts areas. Skiers in Perisher
can also access the 70cm VK2RLJ repeater on Mt Perisher
covering Perisher Valley and surrounding towns.

The network has IRLP and EchoLink access if others wish to
call in, maybe even on the Snowy Mountains Amateur Radio
Club weekly Net at 1930 hours and everyone is welcome to
join in and say hi. You can also listen to this the WIA
Weekly News Broadcast at 0900 and 1800 hours every Sunday
over the network.

For details of frequencies, repeaters locations, node
numbers etc. visit the club's webpage

www.smarc.org.au

or look them up on QRZ using the Club's callsign, VK2SNO.


(*VK2NWT*)




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