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2021 AUGUST 8 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 AUGUST 8 2021
IN OUR 26th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS


WIA VICE PRESIDENT VK3GK WITH NEWS RE ROGER HARRISON VK2ZRH

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


PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.



WIA NATIONAL NEWS AND YOUR 3 W's.


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Good morning from Lee Moyle VK3GK WIA Vice President.

The WIA Board wishes to inform the members and welcome back
to Pubcom Roger Harrison VK2ZRH to the role of Editor in Chief
of Amateur Radio magazine.

As some of you will recall, Roger's former careers in
journalism and publishing include terms as editor of
Electronics Today International (ETI), editor-publisher of
Australian Electronics Monthly (AEM) and editor of
CB Australia. He also served terms as editor of leading
trade journals Manufacturers Monthly and Electronics News,
not to mention Medical Imaging & Monitoring.

He was also a successful contributor to The Australian,
the Age, the Bulletin, and other mass media titles.

Naturally, Rogers contributions to Amateur Radio magazine
over decades also needs mentioning.

The WIA board look forward to once again seeing Roger
perform his expertise along with the amazing Pubcom group
to produce a first class dedicated Amateur Radio magazine
published in both hard copy and digital formats for our
readers.

The August September edition is being compiled as we speak
and a blockbuster it will be.

If you would like to contribute an article or other content
to AR Magazine or thinking of joining the Pubcom team,
please email your expression of interest to the secretary,
Simon Rumble VK2VSR who can be reached on
simon@simonrumble.com

73 from Lee VK3GK







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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.


The international community has been 'abuzz' this week with
news that the Bouvet Island DXpedition could be ' back on
track.'

They are said to be negotiating with a New Charter Vessel.

Yes Planning Begins Anew

The Intrepid-DX Groups plans for a 2023 DXpedition to
Bouvet Island are back on the front burner. In a brief
announcement to the global DX community, DXpedition
co-leader Paul Ewing, N6PSE, said a new charter vessel
contract is in the offing. The 3Y0J DXpedition has refunded
all donations to its earlier announced plan, advanced before
losing its contract with the charter vessel Braveheart, and
Ewing conceded, there was a high degree of uncertainty that
we could move forward. Braveheart captain Nigel Jolly,
K6NRJ, told the DXpedition in June that the Braveheart was
being put up for sale, and he was cancelling its contract for
the 3Y0J voyage.

Ewing said this week that the team has found a suitable and
affordable vessel whose skipper is willing to take a group
of a dozen DXers to Bouvet, and they are negotiating the
terms of that charter contract at present.

We have submitted a new application to the Norwegian Polar
Institute, Ewing said.





REGION ONE

RFI from water

IRTS News report that devices called 'Wassermatrix', sold by
a Swiss company by the same name have been identified as the
source of QRM around 144.015 MHz across European
countries.

The manufacturer claims it will vitalize, structure or
energize water, thus making drinking water healthier and
curing a wide span of diseases from oncologic and virological
to orthopaedic kinds.

Following complaints, those devices has now been banned from
sale in Germany after an investigation by the local
communications regulator. Reports include direct
identification of devices near Frankfurt airport. The devices
use an unstable power oscillator around 144.015 MHz. with a
wide noise skirt, and produce 20 Watts output over periods
of five minutes. Strong overtones can be heard at 288 and
432 MHz. For the user of the 'purifier' this translates into
a calculated EMF exposure of about 28Volt/meter, enough to
possibly upset a heart pacemaker.




LA2FDA and LB6RI cross the North Sea in a sailing vessel

These two radio amateurs, one passenger and one crew are aboard
'Statsraad Lehmkuhl' as it is cruising from Northern Norway
to the southern parts. This cruise is being televised on
national TV 6 days a week, and the edited programmes are
available via internet.

Saturday 31st July, the two were shown on national TV talking
about amateur radio while the vessel was underway from the
Shetlands and back to Western Norway. Their interview is at
3 hrs 11 mins into the recording that is available via the
link we like in this weeks text edition.

tinyurl.com/ynpk9adb




REGION TWO

Chile's Defence Minister recognises radio amateurs

Chiles Minister of National Defence CE 1 JIU has been a
radio amateur since 1980. In a QSO recently held between
he and colleagues Dino Besomi, CE3PG, Radio Club de Chile
President, and Angel Toranzo, CE3NY, Director of the Chilean
Federation of Amateur Radio Clubs, he highlighted the
relevance of radio amateurs, who are always willing and able
to help their communities when it becomes necessary.

In Chile, the work of radio amateurs in the area of
communications during of emergency and disaster situations
is well recognized and taken into account by the government,
natural disasters are frequent in Chile and its territory is
widespread. Therefore, emergency preparedness is one of the
activities where many Chilean amateurs usually participate.

www.iaru-r2.org/en/on-the-air/emergency-communications/




REGION THREE

Prosecution for possessing a prohibited radio

Recently, New Zealand's Radio Spectrum Management successfully
brought charges against a person who was found guilty of
possessing an Unrestricted Two Way Radio. The prohibited
radio was found in a vehicle by police officers during a
routine pull over.

On further analysis, the prohibited radio had police
frequencies programmed into the unit and was able to
transmit on police channels. The owner appeared in the
Whangarei District Court and was found guilty of charges
under the Radiocommunications Act 1989.

It is illegal for any person (apart from NZ Police) to
transmit on Police channels. Unsolicited radiocommunication
can cause serious harm and put Officers and the New Zealand
public in danger.



Amateur radio operator 'digs deep' for yet another award

The Hindu newspaper reports on the achievements of radio
amateur M. Sanil Deep VU3SIO

The ham from Kozhikode who recently entered the America Book
of Records, has certificates of 14 such records adorning
the drawing room of his home. All these records for the
longest running broadcast show, BC-DX NET, for short wave
radio listeners every Sunday for the last 30 years.

As a net controller with the individual call sign VU 3 SIO,
he has been broadcasting since 1990. In 1998,
a talk given by Mr. Deep was aired by Adventist World Radio
from Guam in the Pacific Ocean on the 10th anniversary of
BC-DX NET, and again in 2008 for the 20th anniversary of the
show.

So far, he has connected with radio stations in around
200 countries using the ham radio set up at his residence.
The Golden Book of Records, India Book of Records,
World Records India, Limca Book of Records, Arabian World
Record and Asia Book of Records have already acknowledged
his achievement.

tinyurl.com/c7dhj9xk




This report originaly reported to Amateur Radio Newsline
by WIA Editor Graham VK4BB

"As floods from the recent monsoon in the western Indian
state of Maharashtra swept through villages, raising the
death toll to nearly 200, amateur radio operators traded
their radios for relief kits and dispersed through the
villages in the Satara District to distribute help.
The flooding late last month, which resulted in landslides
and water levels surging to heights of 20 feet in some
areas, prompted officials to undertake the state's largest
flood evacuation in recent decades.

The Satara Institute of Hams handed over more than 100 kits
containing basic groceries, blankets, water and medicine,
according to postings on social media. Hams assisting in
the assembly and distribution of the kits included:-

Niranjan Supekar VU3GBX
Shantanu Karande VU3GBZ
Rohit Bhosale VU2MIB/W2MIB.

Rohit told Newsline in an email that the ham radio team
also helped establish communications between people in the
affected area and officials in the local District
Administration.

Writing on their Facebook page, the hams acknowledged the
generosity of the action's benefactors.

They wrote: [quote] "Thank you donors. This wouldn't have
been possible without your support." [endquote]


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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

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

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ALARA CONTEST

Hi this is Sue VK5AYL.

The Alara Contest will be held again on the last weekend of
August that is Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th.

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 contest. It is not about
making the highest score, but to enjoy a chat with those
that we dont usually meet on air.

We would love to hear some young YLs joining in again this
year. We have also invited Scouts and Guides to join us and
we hope it will give them some contesting experience.

Some of the Committee will be handing out numbers on HF and
Echolink during the contest.

We had quite a few entries last year with OMs also sending
in logs and being awarded certificates.

I cant believe we still have covid around but ham radio has
made life a little more bearable because we can speak to the
world without leaving home. We hope to support those in
lockdown again this year, so please turn on your radio and
join in on the fun!

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The second year of a contest has been announced that will
level the competitive playing field between the Big Guns and
the Little Pistols who operate a portable station.
Its name, as complicated as is the test itself is SO
worth a crack at as it is arguably the hardest to win..

It's called the Fox Mike Hotel Portable Operations Challenge
( The F M H P O C )

'The scoring metric is the distance-per-power metric with
multipliers for portable operators and the difficulty of the
transmission mode,' said Bill AC 0 W, a member of the
Steering Committee. We are using/kilometres-per-watt/as the
score for a contact. But those using a more difficult
transmission mode such as phone will get a higher multiplier
than those using the more efficient modes of CW and digital.

As I said, COMPLICATED BUT.. for all the details in WRITING
of this contest scheduled for September 4 and 5, 2021, the
POCs rules and other relevant documents are located on

foxmikehotel.com/challenge


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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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Holy Land DX Group in Rwanda

Members of the Holy Land DX Group will operate from Rwanda
signing 9X 4X between November 24th and December 1st.
They will run 3 stations on 160-10 meters using CW, SSB,
RTTY and FT8 and will also participate in the CQWW DX CW
Contest November 27-28th.

QSL via Ruben, 4Z5FI.

(opdx)

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The Road To Morocco

Listen for Moroccan operators using the special prefixes
'CN22' until today, August 8th, and then '5E' between
August 20 - 29th for the celebration of the 22nd anniversary
of the enthronement of
'His Majesty the King of Morocco Mohammed VI.'

(OPDX)

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HS 18 IARU, Thailand promotes the upcoming 18th IARU Region 3
Conference that will be hosted online by RAST in September
is on all amateur radio bands until September 30.

(southgatearc.com)

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the International Police
Association Radio Club (IPARC) of Switzerland, look for
special event station HB 40 POLICE to be active until
December 31st on 160 - 6 meters

(sourced to SouthGate)

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ARGENTINA.

Special event station L 21 RCA is QRV during all of 2021
to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IARU member society
Radio Club Argentino. QSL via LU 4 AA.

(arrl)

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The Slovenian Amateur Radio Union will celebrate the
country's 30 years of Independence by issuing a special
award eligible to amateur radio enthusiasts all over the World.

For this event, starting next Saturday June 26 until
December 31 the Slovenian amateur radio stations can use
special call signs. Those will add the number '30' into
the suffix.

For example:

S 50 ZZ will be S 50 30 ZZ,
S 51 A will be S 51 30 A,
S 57 XXX will be S 57 30 XXX etc.

In order to obtain the award we here in VK and in fact all
foreign (to Slovenian) amateur radio station must have at
least 30 contacts with S5 stations,
out of which 10 or more must have the special '30' suffix.

The easy part though is any band/mode counts for the award!

Send the log - list of contacts, date, time, call, band and
mode to scc@hamradio.si

( icqpodcast.com )

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POLAND.

Special event stations SN 0 ZOSP and SN 100 ZOSP are QRV
until February 5, 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary
of the Association of the Voluntary Fire Brigades of the
Republic of Poland.

(SouthGate)

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THE QNEWS WORK BENCH - the nuts and volts report
Measure Twice cut Once.

NASA DEVELOPS ANTENNA TO SURVIVE HARSH ENVIRONMENT

If you've ever dreamed of the perfect antenna, well, it
doesn't yet exist but scientists over at NASA have developed
one they believe is robust enough for one of Jupiter's moons.

From our friends at Amateur Radio NewsLine here's Ralph
Squillace KK 6 ITB with the details.

"Think of it as a kind of super antenna: The unprecedented
design from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is an all-metal
structure created to withstand the intensely radioactive
environment of Europa, one of Jupiter's moons. Its designer,
Nacer Chahat, a senior antenna engineer at NASA, created it
even before an actual robotic lander for Europa becomes a
reality. He said it was important to be ready for effective
communications from such a harsh, watery, radioactive
environment as Europa. Writing on the IEEE Spectrum website,
Nacer said the antenna is able to transmit at a high data
rate, is lightweight enough to not impede take-off and
landing, can communicate with Earth from 550 million miles
away and is resistant to the intense ionizing radiation of
Jupiter.

He said a critical point was the antenna's construction of
circularly polarized union cells that are entirely aluminium.
They are capable of transmitting and receiving on X-band
frequencies 7.145 to 7.19 GHz for the uplink and 8.4 to 8.45
GHz for the downlink.

Nacer wrote: [QUOTE] "Although it was designed for Europa,
it is a revolutionary enough design that were already
successfully implementing it in future missions for other
destinations in the solar system." [ENDQUOTE]

He said that meanwhile, the lab might make use of this design
in 2026 on a joint JPL/European Space Agency mission to
bring rocks back from Mars.

Nacer wrote that when a Europa lander mission becomes a
reality, the antenna will further prove its real worth:
[quote] "Without a working antenna, the lander will never
be able to tell us whether we could have living neighbours
on Europa." [ENDQUOTE]

(Amateur Radio NewsLine)


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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS
SUMMITS ON THE AIR, WORLD WIDE FLORA, FAUNA PROGRAM and
other ADVENTURE GROUPS.

www.sota.org.uk
sotawatch.sota.org.uk/en/
www.wwffaustralia.com/
minesontheair.com/about-mota


MONTENEGRO, 4O.
Alex, YU0W has been QRV as 4O/YU0W/p from several SOTA peaks
but "climbs down" today August 8. Have a quick listen out
on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW. QSL to home call which again
is YU 0 W.

(SouthGate)



In other SOTA news, today is also the VK1 SOTA Winter QSO
Party, so keep an ear out for those activators looking for
chasers.

(VK3GTV)




WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- DIGITAL
vkdmr.info/
brandmeister.network/?page=repeaters

Evgeny UA3AHM / OH5HM and Sergej UA9OV have developed a mode
of digital shortwave communications, which aims to be easy
to use, capable and most importantly friendly to the
operators resources.

Apart from a low power battery operated transceiver and a
small digital interface, only an Android smartphone is needed,
which can be recharged with cheap and readily available
consumer-grade solar chargers. Evgeny and Sergej have created
an app called HFpager which allows the use of smartphones
sound chip to encode and decode audio signals in the SSB
audio passband of the transceiver similar to PC based modes
like FT8 and JS8Call. It uses rates of transmission of 1.46,
5.86, 23.44 and 46.88 Baud. Modulation is 18-tone Incremental
Frequency Shift Keying (IFSK) with forward error correcting
Reed-Solomon code RS ( 15, 7 ) and a superblock by 4 RS blocks
with interleaving.

Over in the US of A, Dale Thomas has built HamMessenger which
is a portable device that enables users to send text messages
through their ham radios.

If you remember the early days of the internet, you have heard
for yourself that audio can carry digital data. Dial-up
internet uses a modem to transmit that audio through standard
"twisted pair" phone lines.

HamMessenger uses a similar methodology to encode a text
message as audio. If someone listening on that frequency
also has a HamMessenger device, they can decode the text
message. Messages are not encrypted, so you shouldnt use
HamMessenger for sensitive information.

BUT

Its a fun way to chat with your ham radio buddies.
www.blogdot.tv/send-text-messages-over-ham-radio-with-the-hammessenger/

Top story on
qrper.com/2021/07/the-hf-pager-application/

(BOTH credit to southgatearc.org)




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

The Young Ham of the Year for 2021 is a Satellite Operator

Faith Hannah Lea, KD3Z has been selected as the 2021
Bill Pasternak WA6ITF Memorial Amateur Radio NewsLine
Young Ham of the Year.

She said her journey began at the age of 10 in December
2014.

I started studying for Technician license with my brother,
she recalled. And we both went in and got it. And two weeks
later, I had earned my General ... Then, two months later, I
earned my Extra.

Just 18 months after being licensed, Faith Hannah was
invited to join the 2016 Dave Kalter Memorial Youth DX team
operating PJ6 from the Dutch island of Saba.

And thats when I realized especially that DXing is amazing
because I absolutely love those huge pileups and getting to
talk to all of those different people, she explained.

Among her PJ6 achievements was a satellite contact that
broke the SO-50 distance world record. She wrote an article
about the event which was published in the March/April 2017
issue of The AMSAT Journal.

In August 2018, Faith Hannah took part in the week-long
Youngsters on the Air program in Johannesburg, South Africa
where she participated in kit-building and antenna building
projects, satellite operations and a high-altitude balloon
launch.

Again, she wrote an article about her experiences in
that was published in CQ magazine.

In December 2018, Faith Hannah and her younger sister, Hope,
ND 2 L, and her father organized a 36-hour mini-DXpedition
to the Dry Tortugas in the Gulf of Mexico, off the southwest
coast of Florida, where they activated N 4 T.

The girls logged 1,970 HF contacts and 100 satellite
contacts.

(ANS



Another step towards space exploration from UK soil has been
unlocked with the passing of the spaceflight regulations,
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

The legislation provides the framework to regulate the UK
space industry and enable launches to take place from British
soil for the very first time.

(ANS)




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

OC-139.

Grant, VK5GR, reports a new operator, Tony, VK5AVB, is on
the air with his new license and is a permanent resident of
Kangaroo Island.

Tony, VK5AVB, reports on QRZ.com:

"I am the only permanent operator on Kangaroo Island and
just set up my station a few days ago. There have been no
permanent operators here for at least 20 years, and the DX
here is amazing with very little QRM. I can work from the
East to the West and love my DX as I'm on a hill with a
16m tower and plenty of ocean around me."

QSL via the address on QRZ.com.

(sourced to SouthGate)




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ILLW
illw.net/

Indian ILLW operation

Operators Ramesh/VU2LU, Lion/VU2JHM, Murthy/VU2MTT
and many others will be active as AT 8 KLH from the
Kapu Light House 'Kapu' (ARLHS WLOL IND-091) during the
24th Annual International Lighthouse/Lightship Weekend
between August 21-22nd.

QSL via VU2JHM.

(OPDX)


GB5CWL is the station at the Cape Wrath Lighthouse built in
1828 by Robert Stevenson and was manned until 1998, when it
was converted to automatic operation. It is located at the
most North-Westerly point on the British mainland, quite a
distance from Lands End in Southern UK.

Lands End is where, on August First, two hams set off from
on their bikes, for a 1,000 mile bicycle, lighthouse and radio
expedition.

Kev G0PEK and Lauren 2E0HLR have set out on this 1640 km
expedition to Cape Wrath and John o' Groats and during their
28 day DXpedition they will use APRS, WSPR, 145/430 MHz FM
and HF QRP.

The callsigns used will be G 0 PEK and 2 E 0 HLR when riding
MX 0 KRO when at camp locations and GB 5 CWL for the ILLW
August 23-24.

(Southgate/vk4bb)




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


MARS HF Net Participants Aid in Response to Fatal Maritime
Disaster

An evening Army Military Auxiliary Radio System (MARS)
HF practice net in Federal Emergency Management Agency
Region 2 (New York and New Jersey) was interrupted by
several mayday distress calls on the channel, which is
shared with the maritime service.

Net control station Ron Tomo, KE2UK, immediately halted
training and attempted (without success) to establish radio
communication with the station in distress. Tomo then
directed two other net members who heard the distress call
to attempt to establish communication and offer assistance.

While the other net members were attempting to contact the
vessel by radio, Tomo contacted the US Coast Guard Station
at Jones Beach Island in New York, which alerted the USCG
Sector Command at Long Island Sound to join the MARS operators
on frequency.

MARS operators remained on frequency to assist the USCG in
listening for the distress call.

Several hours later, the fishing vessel Falling Star was
identified as missing with 15 individuals on board, all
from Honduras. Ten days later, the USCG confirmed that 10
of the passengers survived in a skiff and were rescued by
a passing commercial oil tanker. Tragically, the skipper
of the Falling Star died 1 day before the survivors were
found and was buried at sea.

The vessel was en route from Jamaica to Guatemala when its
reported to have rolled over without warning.

(sourced to arrl)


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2021 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.

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/


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. ( mark@qslcomms.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.

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
South Australia.

More info will be on our website ( vk4wis.org ) and
Facebook page.


VK6 - PerthTech October 23 (vk6pop)

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






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