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PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032 AND THIS
WEEK WE START at the end, or, is it the beginning?
The beginning of our great hobby electronics then, before
our news in detail we jump forward to today in our hobby
where resident "thinker" Geoff Emory VK4ZPP has, this week,
But now lets rewind to the start..
With REWIND, I'm John Knox VK4FJRK
Radio & Electronics History
Fascinating information descriptions, stories, and
information about radio and electronics history.
Everything from the famous scientists, pioneers and
great engineers themselves to the technologies they developed.
Radio and electronics history reveals many fascinating
insights. Pioneers who developed new technologies to the
explanations of how these technologies developed. Morse code
and the first telegraph systems to vintage radio,, how valves
were developed, worked and much more.
Electronics Notes have started adding a virtual museum and
directory of various vintage radios of all sorts from
old crystal antiques radios to vintage valve radios,
ex-government communications radios, ham radio equipment
through to early transistor radios and the like.
Each radio is given a description, details of the
specification and circuit where possible, so a good amount
of interesting information is available on each type.
There is a huge amount of work yet to work on in preparing
a good selection of radios that will be of interest, but
Electronics-notes.com have started.
So far the radios investigated and written about include the
Philco 111 superhet radio from 1931, some of the
EKCO Art Deco round radio sets from the 1930s and 1940s as
well as a selection of government surplus communications
radios like the AR88, Marconi CR100 & 150, some ham radio
sets, a Tandberg radio from the 1970s and a few others.
As you can imagine, this is very much a "work in progress"
so more will be added as time permits, ending up with a
useful selection of radios that people will find interesting
to browse and read about. If you are interested, check back
from time to time to see all the new additions.
My time is up
With REWIND I'm John Knox, VK4FJRK
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Hello I'm Geoff Emory, VK4ZPP, and I've been READING.
Last week, my copy of the WIA house magazine, Amateur Radio,
arrived and it was then that I read the 2 page spread of
Over to You, a letter to the editor by a correspondent who
provided documentation supporting his statements but who had
his personal details withheld from publication.
This letter is printed on pp 47 & 48 of the magazine and if
you havent already read it, I would recommend you take some
time to go over it. The main gist of this letter is that the
procedures for RPL have been amended and no longer follow
the previously published criteria posted on the AMC web site.
The is now the possibility that a verbal exam or viva can be
conducted by an AMC assessor, either in person or over the
phone. The writer points out that this amounts to a form of
examination duplication which is obviously not the usual
procedure for a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). The
writer of the letter quotes correspondence from an ACMA
manager in June of this year in which the matter is
effectively duck shoved under the table.
One of the options floated by the ACMA was to have
assessments conducted by an RTO. Amateurs rejected that
choice and now we have a level of inconsistency being applied,
it seems, by both the ACMA and the AMC. A level of
inconsistency which stands the chance of destabilising the
stability of international relations established over decades
in managing amateur radio affairs.
Im Geoff Emery VK4ZPP and thats what I think, how about you?
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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.
23cm band and Sat-Nav Coexistence:
Preliminary Studies considered in ITU-R WP4C
During the period 513 July 2021, the preparatory work for
WRC-23 agenda item 9.1b continued in ITU-R Working Party 4C
The IARU member representatives from here in Australia, along
with Brazil, Canada, Germany, Japan, Norway, UK and USA,
participated in the meeting and delivered additional
information on amateur activities in this KEY microwave band.
Preliminary studies came from France based on the ongoing
CEPT work to provide initial estimates of separation
distances required between RNSS GALILEO receivers and a
sample of amateur emissions. The European Commission GALILEO
team provided a set of observations pertaining to a RNSS
interference event in northern Italy.
More information is on the IARU page:
Transatlantic Cable Anniversary
As part of the anniversary celebrations of the Transatlantic
Cable on Tuesday 27th July, between Valentia Cable station
and the Hearts Content Cable station in Newfoundland and
Labrador, Canada, the Kerry Amateur Radio Group E I 1K will
continue the tradition of making HF QSO's with their friends
at VO 1 TAC (TransAtlanticCable).
In July 1866, the first permanent telegraph cable connecting
Europe and North America was hauled ashore at Heart's
Content and connect to Valentia.
Volunteer Amateur Radio operators to the rescue in Belgian
Emily Hough writes in the Crisis Response Journal about the
30 radio amateurs who were deployed in the provinces of
Brabant Wallon and Hainaut following the flooding in Belgium
Early morning of July 16, the Police building in Wavre
including its Tetra antenna and computers was left
completely underwater. "This antenna is critical for the
Astrid national Tetra system, which is used by firefighters,
medics, the police, civil protection, the army and crisis
communicators. We also had several local electrical blackouts
in Lige, Luxembourg and Brabant Wallon."
Here, the ham radio volunteers came into their own.
Emergency despatch requested their help and about 30
volunteers were deployed in the provinces. They connected
fire stations, ambulance stations, hospitals (including
medical emergency vehicles), the main command post in Wavre
(the Governor's Crisis Centre and Field Multidisciplinary
Command Post) and 112 dispatch in Mons. (Our version of
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GREENBANK - THE QUIETEST PLACE IN AMERICA.
AB 7 RG writing in eham.net tells how every week, Chuck Niday
makes the rounds in Pocahontas County in search of rogue
radio frequencies. This 13,000-square-mile area in
West Virginia is home to Green Bank Observatory -- and known
for being "the quietest town in America."
The observatory boasts the largest steerable radio telescopes
in the world, used to measure invisible energy waves raining
down on Earth, but in order to do its job, it requires
complete electromagnetic silence. Since it opened in 1958,
the observatory has discovered black holes, radiation belts
and gravitational waves.
Sitting in a valley, the surrounding mountains offer a
natural barrier against the outside worlds noise
IS INSPECTOR MORSE BACK?
The Indian Express newspaper reports Police in Pune are
keeping Morse Code as a robust stand-by communications mode
In this era of satellite communication, which involves
transmitting signals into space and back, and internet based
systems transferring gigabytes of data in a flash, police in
India have kept alive the age-old system of Morse Code
a now somewhat primitive method of sending messages in the
form of dots and dashes.
Every Sunday, an operator with Pune Polices wireless wing
sends a Morse Code message to the office of the Director
General of Police, Maharashtra. While this is their way of
paying tributes to one of the earliest modes of
telecommunication, it is primarily a way of maintaining a
robust stand-by mode of message delivery in case other means
of communication fail.
Read the full article on
GOLD GOLD GOLD
Olympic Games - JA1TOKYO is on the air
On July 16 JARL opened the special commemorative station
'JA1 TOKYO' in Nishitokyo City, Tokyo, to commemorate the
Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games being held from
After the opening ceremony of "JA1TOKYO", an operator in
charge was assigned to each band for active operation.
In the evening, a member of Japan's House of Representatives
Hirohiko Izumida 7K1KJK, who is an amateur radio operator
and a member of JARL, attended the venue and operated the
station in the 7 MHz band.
The station will be active until September 5.
HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT
RD or Remembrance Day Contest will be August 14-15.
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
Now joining us at Contest HQ is Alan, VK4SN with the
Trans-Tasman Contest results and Remembrance Day reminder.
"This year we had 76 log entries. Most seemed to agree
conditions were good at least after the 1st time block.
I hope the new one button click to submit your log from
VKCL logger made log submission easier. Thank you Mike.
Congratulations go to these first place achievers.
SO HP, VK2EFM
SO LP, VK5LJ
SO QRP, VK7VH
M1, VK4HH with ops VK4ZD and VK4DI
There were no MM entries this year as the east coast were in
lockdown. Please visit the WIA Trans-Tasman contest page to
download the PDF Report that contains certificates, stats,
and a list of logging errors that operators made.
While I've got the microphone..
In two weeks time the Remembrance Day contest is on over the
weekend of 14 and 15th of August. Running for 24 hours the
contest runs between 0300z Saturday and 0300z Sunday.
There are no restrictions regarding COVID lockdowns, but
please honour your local COVID guidelines. As some clubs may
not be able to activate multi op stations, may I suggest
submitting nominations for Teams this year instead. Please
email me with team nominations prior to the start of the
contest. From this year onward, there awards for the
Foundation category are deleted as 3 letter callsigns no
longer represent licence category.
Please visit the WIA Remembrance day contest page for
This is Alan VK4SN."
THE RAAF who have been flying high with VK100AF
to celebrate it's 100 years back March 31
will land and go QRT with VK100AF August 31
VI 50 SG is QRV until December 31 commemorating 50 years
of the St. George Amateur Radio Society in New South Wales.
QSL via bureau.
Navajo Code Talkers special event
Look for Special Event Station N7C to be active between
August 10-14th with the 17th annual special event station's
celebration of the 'Navajo Code Talkers', normally from
Window Rock, Arizona.
However, because of the continued closure of the Navajo
Nation due to the COVID-19 outbreak, N7C will be on the air
from several home stations, including Herb-N7HG whose father
was a Code Talker.
QSL to N7HG or N7C at the QRZ.com address.
5 N 7 MSF Jean-Louis is on air while working with Doctors
Without Borders in Abuja until September 2021. Activity is
on 20 and 15 meters using SSB and you QSL via operator's
A large number of special event stations are now on the air
to commemorate the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics until
September 5th: Listen and work stations with 8N as the
prefix and OLP as suffix. Calls are from 8N 0 OLP all the
way through to 8n 9 olp
ST. HELENA ISLAND.
No not the St Helena in VK4's Moreton bay but ZD7 laying
in the South Atlantic Ocean.
QRV is ZD 7 GB from Jamestown until September 6.
Activity on 40 to 10 meters, including Satellite QO-100,
using SSB, FT8 and FT4.
QSL via operator Gerry's instructions.
Gerry, whose callsigns include G3WIP and VK0GB, among others
received the callsign ZD 7 GB for his activation from the
main village of Jamestown on St. Helena Island whilst he is
working there as a medical doctor
(arrl - arnewsline.org)
Here's a "hi-flyer" worth keeping an ear out for.
NZART news say that ARI Cadore and ARI Brunico have activated
special call II 3 TDD celebrating a century from the opening
of the most famous ALPS railway:-
"Trenino delle DOLOMITI - DOLOMITES Mountains Train."
They are on air till September 30th on all bands and modes.
Call sign R 100 KOMI celebrates the 100th anniversary of the
Komi Republic until the end of September. QSL via ClubLog
OQRS and R1II.
REPUBLIC OF KOREA.
Special event station D 90 EXPO is QRV to October 17
promoting "2021 World Military Culture Expo" that is taking
place in the city of Gyeryong in October.
QSL via DS 3 BBC.
Mark, W5MED is stationed at McMurdo Station on Ross Island
in Antarctica, AN-011, until October.
Look for him on 14243 kHz SSB and 14070 kHz FT8.
QSL direct to K7MT and Logbook of The World.
Special event stations 3 F 200 AT and 3 F 200 NG are QRV
until November 30 celebrating Panama's Bicentennial
anniversary of Independence and qsl route is via LoTW.
Belgian special prefix
The Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications
has announced that Belgian radio amateurs and Belgian radio clubs
may replace the normal prefix 'ON' in their call-sign by the special
prefix OS until December 12, 2021.
This to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the first transatlantic
radio transmission, on December 12 when Guglielmo MARCONI first
succeeded in bridging the Atlantic Ocean with radio signals.
Members of the Croatian Flora Fauna ARC are QRV with special
event call 9A10FF during all of 2021 to celebrate the club's
10th anniversary. QSL via 9A2MF.
CQ 750 RSI throughout 2021 commemorates the 750th anniversary
of the birth of Elizabeth of Aragon, the queen consort of
Portugal and patron saint of their city of Coimbra.
QSL to home call CT 7 AQD.
Special event station OH 100 SRAL is QRV during all of 2021
to celebrate the centennial of the Finnish Amateur Radio League.
QSL via bureau.
WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS
--------------------------- SUMMITS ON THE AIR, WORLD WIDE
FLORA, FAUNA PROGRAM and other
Tom Read M 1 EYP, prominent Summits on the Air activator
from Cheshire, is suddenly experiencing a significant change
to his portable operating habits.
Tom, who with 3551 summit activations to his name over
19 years, is the worlds most experienced SOTA activator,
has commenced work as a professional musician on board
Sagas brand new cruise ship Spirit of Adventure.
Tom has taken his trusty FT-817 and an Alexloop antenna and
has secured the enthusiastic permission of the Master of the
Vessel, Captain Kim Tanner to talk to we SOTA gang from his
cabin balcony, but Captain Tanner has urged him to also
operate from the public decks, believing the activity to be
something that would be of great interest to the guests.
Toms SOTA activities will now obviously be restricted to
chasing, but look out for M1EYP/MM, possibly with the
addition of some CEPT prefixes, from this brand new luxury
boutique cruise ship.
The itineraries include around Britain and Ireland,
the Baltic, Mediterranean, Adriatic and Canaries.
Tom will be active from the Saga Spirit of Adventure until
mid November 2021 on 40m to 10m, and using CW, SSB and
FT4/FT8. For our WIA supporters in Europe, there may be
some local 2m FM as well
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Russian cosmonauts on the International Space Station are
planning to transmit Slow Scan TV images on 145.800 MHz FM
using the SSTV mode PD-120.
The transmissions are part of the Moscow Aviation Institute
SSTV experiment and will be made from the amateur radio
station RS 0 ISS in the Russian ISS Service module using a
Kenwood TM-D710 transceiver.
August 6, 2021 (Friday) from 10:50 GMT until 19:10 GMT*
August 7, 2021 (Saturday) from 09:50 GMT until 15:55 GMT*
*Dates and times subject to change.
( ariss-sstv.blogspot.com )
The annual DATV QSO Party is scheduled for Friday 27th August
and Saturday 28th August which may now include additional
Repeaters in the USA. The principle is that DATV Stations
transmit to their local Repeaters and a local Anchor ports
the signal internationally.
More details of this event will follow in subsequent broadcasts.
WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- DIGITAL
Stations to Celebrate Fourth Anniversary of FT8
Many stations will take to the airwaves August 2 15, to
celebrate the 4th anniversary of FT8. All stations will use
call signs with FT DMC or FT DM in the suffix.
Stations planning to participate include:
4 J 8 FTDM
OZ 8 FTDMC
9 K 8 FTDMC
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
AMSAT-VK Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
AM 1 SAT International Award
From September 13-19 AM 1 SAT will be active on the amateur
radio satellites from a number of locations in Spain and
diplomas will be available for contacting the stations
AMSAT-EA will celebrate in September, coinciding with the
IberRadio Fair organized by URE in vila and which is the
largest meeting point for radio amateurs in Spain and
Portugal, the third edition of its International Competition
and AM1SAT Award. To do this, AMSAT-EA operators will be in
the air everywhere, all available satellites with the
callsign AM 1 SAT between the 13th and 19th of September
activating a minimum of 14 different locations.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
Hallo everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW reminding you that
tomorrow is the first Monday of month, time for the Radio
Amateurs Old Timers Club of Australias August bulletin
to go to air.
This month we have for you:
* Special item by Ian VK3JS in club news recognising
Barry VK3SY who along with Bill Roper VK3BR was also
an OAM recipient in the recent Queens Birthday Awards
* An item from Peter Clee VK8ZZ, RAOTC committee member
and WIA Secretary, with an update of the WIAs
discussions with the ACMA.
This is followed by two short items read by Ian VK3JS,
* Earthquake Detection, and
* Go Go Gadget CubeSat,
* Bruce VK3 UV tells us about Solar Flares, including an
event on 3rd July this year which briefly obliterated
Everyone, RAOTC members and non-Members alike, is most
welcome to listen to the program and join in the call-backs
Full details of all transmissions times and modes can be
found on the RAOTC website on raotc.org.au or just Google
RAOTC broadcasts. If none of the transmission times suit you
you can download the audio file at any time from today from
the RAOTC website. If you do listen this way, brief feedback
would be appreciated.
Members and Friends of the RAOTC in Perth are reminded that
the next lunchtime meeting at the Bayswater Hotel is on
Tuesday, August 10th and youll be pleased to know that the
buffet is back on.
Once again, tune in tomorrow for the August RAOTC bulletin,
enjoy the program and dont forget to join in the call backs
73 from Clive VK6CSW.
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
In the last week of May, hours before cyclone Yaas made
landfall in northern coastal Odisha and battered coastal
West Bengal, Ambarish Nag Biswas VU2JFA, secretary of the
West Bengal Radio Club, got a call from a senior bureaucrat
about deployment of some HAM radio operatives in
Purba Medinipur district, where the maximum damage was
expected. Mr. Biswas said it was difficult for the operators
who had already positioned themselves in different areas to
move to Purba Medinipur.
Communication turns out to be a major challenge during the
cyclones and particularly in the Sunderbans with more than
50 inhabited islands located in remote areas some of them
at the mouth of the Bay of Bengal. They remain cut off often
for days. The State had in the past three years faced four
tropical cyclones, Fani (May 2019) , Bulbul (November 2019),
Amphan ( May 2020) and Yaas ( May 2021) and on all occasions
the administration had to wait for connection to be restored
to assess damage and send relief.
A few months after Yaas, Mr. Nag Biswas got a call from the
district administration of the South 24 Parganas to train
local youths from the Sunderbans in operating Ham Radio sets.
This was to augment the community-based disaster preparedness
of the region.
Accordingly, training of 60 volunteers mostly residing in
the Sunderbans has started earlier this month.
SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ROAR
ROTARIANS OF AMATEUR RADIO
0645z - 0730z ANZO Net 7.118 (varies due to propagation)
0730z - 0830z International net 14.293 (varies due to propagation)
On behalf of ROAR Editor Diane Main VK4DI and President
Ed Tyler N4EDT, we provide a link to the latest (2021)
ROAR Communicator and thank the various contributors.
If you, as a ROAR member, have something you wish to have
included in the next Communicator, send it to Diane now -
You can view the latest Communicator by going to the ROAR
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- YOTA
(Youngsters On The Air)
IARU Region One Working Group, in collaboration with the
IARU R1 Executive Committee, has made the following
Youth events scheduled within 2021 will remain in the
calendar for the time being. We, the IARU R1 Youth WG, will
review the forecast evolution of the pandemic sufficiently
prior to each event and make an announcement about whether
it will take place. Generally this will be 3 months prior to
the scheduled date. Those planning to attend should thus
have sufficient time to make the necessary bookings and
IARU Region 1s intent is to ensure that any events which
take place do so in an environment which respects national
requirements for pandemic control and which does not place
at risk the health and well-being of those participating.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
Brett Nicholas VK2BNN Scouts Australia National co-ordinator for JOTA.
Lorraine OHare VK2FICQ is Girl Guides Australia National JOTA-JOTI
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SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ROTA
ROTA Recipes On The Air
Finally, this last segment is really two WW Special Interest
Groups combined. ROTA, Recipes On The Air and Radio Scouting.
Today, August 1st is World Scout Day and Cub Scouts in
Victorias Northern Rivers District will gather in Swan Hill
to showcase displays of cultures from countries including
Poland, Spain, Denmark, Peru, Kenya and America, and prepare
and cook traditional meals from those world regions.
On the amateur radio side, Ross, VK3ZNR and yours truly,
VK3GTV will be there, both in our capacity as scouting
leaders and hams to hopefully make contact with other scouts
in those nations, similar to JOTA, Jamboree On The Air.
Well operate mostly on 40 metres around 7.090Mhz and
20 metres around 14.310Mhz. Well also try the local VK3RSH
2 metre repeater. When you hear our CQ calls, wed love hams
from anywhere to come back to us and have a chat to the kids,
sometime between 10am and 3pm today, local time.
Hopefully Ill chat to some of you during the day.
Im Col, VK3GTV.
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
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VK4 - REDCLIFFE AR Club Car Boot Sale Aug 21 9am (vk4tfn)
VK5 - Australian Fox Hunting Championship and SERG Convention
Mount Gambier 18th and 19 of September. (vk5dj)
VK4 - Cardwell Gathering October1 to 4 at
Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park. (BackScatter)
VK4 - SunFest Field Day Monday October 4,
Nambour Showgrounds, Queensland. ( email@example.com )
The Sunshine Coast Amateur Radio Club is pleased to announce
the annual SunFest event for 2021 will be held once again at
the Nambour Showgrounds this year.
Take pride in building your own gear? You could win some
awesome prizes by entering your work in the SunFest 2021
Queensland Homebrew Competition. There will be both rookie
(licenced less than two years) and open divisions, and a
special category for U18s.
Perhaps youre more of a car or truck lover with some radio on
the side, well why not enter the 2021 SunFest Echinda
Concours d'Elegance? We are looking for entries that showcase
the best of both worlds, neat cars and neat radio
installations. You will need to display your vehicle at the
event on the day, and be prepared to answer the odd question
or two. You never know, you could come away with the crowd
favourite award (grand champion)!
Along with our car boot sale space, we will also have a table
sales area as well this year. Fox hunts, and licence exams
are also being looked at, and there might even be
communication from another world on display as well.
Finally dont forget our MONSTER RAFFLE, were looking at
offering some awesome prizes including a Yaesu FT-DX10.
SunFest 2021 Field Day is being held on Monday the 4th of
October, @ Nambour Showgrounds, Queensland. Please note
unlike past years, due to venue availability, the event
will be held on Monday Oct 4, which happens to be a long
weekend not only in Queensland, but also NSW, ACT and
More info will be on our website ( vk4wis.org ) and
VK6 - PerthTech October 23 (vk6pop)
VK3 - ROSEBUD RadioFest by SPARC 9:30am Nov 14 (vk3pdg)
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