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2021 SEPTEMBER 5 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA

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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING AUGUST 29 2021
IN OUR 26th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

( 1937 in a mention we've come across relating to weekly
broadcasts of information prepared by VK4 was a plea to
restart the weekly news service which was on air in the
late 1920's )


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contacts and answers to your questions.
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WIA Amateur Radio Magazine Your View, a survey by the new
Publications Committee. -

WIA Vice President Lee Moyle VK3GK with this weeks report on
behalf of the WIA Board.




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


PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.



CUAVA-1 and Binar-1 now in space.

The USA has launched into space aboard SpaceX's Commercial
Resupply 23 2 aussie satellites. One is called Binar-1.
Binar is Aboriginal ( Wadjuk people of the Noongar Nation )
for Fireball. Lets hope it's NOT when deployed with
CUAVA-1 from the ISS.

Binar-1 is the first integrated satellite fully designed
and built in Western Australia by students and engineers
at Curtin University in harmony with Japanese space start-up
Space BD Inc

tinyurl.com/x8mhsjz4

Your WIA also provided support for the Binar-1 satellite
program initiated by the Space Science and Technology Centre
at Curtin. We brought you early advice on this in WIA
National News, particularly of the work done by Dale Hughes
VK1DSH who helped draft the WIA's satellite policy.

tinyurl.com/epyphpuu

Be this just a small CubeSat, it will help validate new
technologies in space and lay the foundations for future
Moon missions to locate and produce high resolution digital
mapping of resources on the Moon's surface. A total of
seven Binar CubeSat launches are planned for this year and
next year, 2022.

CUAVA-1 is three times bigger.

Also designed and built in Australia, its a collaboration
between several Australian universities, corporations and
government labs and is carrying four Australian experiments
and two technology demonstrators.

This larger satellite's mission purpose is scientific
research, technology demonstration, linking with the
international radio amateur community, and national capacity
building. It's satellite reference number currently is
announced as VK2USY CUAVA-1

Both CubeSats are building blocks for much bigger and better
things.

www.cuava.com.au/projects/cuava-1/




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WIA BOARD TALK

Good morning from Lee Moyle, VK3GK, WIA Vice President.

Here in Victoria we are still in Covid lockdown number 6
which so far totals around 215 days of restrictions of
minimal travel and stay home orders. This puts an incredible
strain on the WIA headquarters functions and around 50% or
more of the office manager Bruce Deefholtss time has been
spent operating and working from home. Simple tasks such as
attending to the mailbox, responding to letters and
membership applications via mail along with banking and
shipping out bookshop orders can be often delayed.

The board is currently in the process of having an
independent audit on the WIAs IT systems, including emails
and hosted services looking for efficiencies. The office has
also been experiencing some challenges with our ticketing
system WIA Concierge with considerable spam and stray emails
clogging or congesting the system this is also being
addressed for improvements to better respond to member
requests and inquiries.

The WIA along with the NZART are the major sponsors to the
Oceania DX Contest which is on again in about 5 weeks time,
More with Felix later in this bulletin.

Amateur radio magazine is on track and the next issue out
soon has some excellent articles and projects. The team at
PubCom is really doing a great job and their voluntary
efforts need recognition as they deliver an excellent
top class publication to the membership.

The WIA sponsored special callsigns VK 100 AF and VI 100 AF
commemorating the 100 Years Centenary of the Royal Australian
Air Force special event activity has finished up on
31st August. It was a magnificently well organised special
event coordinated by Stuie VK8NSB in Darwin. Congratulations
and a thank you to all the operators that contributed their
time over the last 6 months to its success.

Totals were:
just under 100 thousand QRZ page lookups,
38,677 QSOs and 155 DXCC countries worked.

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.



REGION ONE

South Africas regulatory body, ICASA, recently published the
2021 draft National Frequency Plan. The SARL has carefully
studied the plan and has found some errors in respect of
amateur allocations particularly in the 160 metre band and
the omission of the 40 MHz allocation.

The SARL has submitted its findings to ICASA and has
requested to make a presentation at the hearing scheduled
for this month, September.

tinyurl.com/42adtz25





FLOCKING TO SATLEITTE BROADBAND

From a BBC London news report, "It's actually been very good
but I noticed a series of outages - some a second, some
longer," says Prof Alan Woodward.

The University of Surrey cyber-security expert is talking
about his new satellite broadband service from space
entrepreneur Elon Musk's Starlink company.

The outages, he thinks, may be caused by a lot of "pesky
pigeons", which "have taken a fancy to sitting on the dish".
That small grey dish sits on the kitchen roof. To the
curious pigeon, it might conceivably look like a modern bird
bath rather short on water.

It is one earthbound end of the Starlink satellite internet
system.

Mr Musk recently announced that he has shipped 100,000 of
the terminals. The little dish receives and sends signals
to passing satellites, part of a constellation of 1,700
which are hurtling overhead at a height of about 550km.

Tens of thousands more are planned, but new launches are
being affected by liquid oxygen fuel shortages, brought about
by the treatment of Covid-19 patients which has increased
demand for commercial oxygen - leaving less for fuel.

Prof Woodward is still investigating the root cause of the
glitches, though an expert told the BBC a "pigeon sitting
on a Starlink antenna would certainly degrade its performance".

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-58061230





REGION TWO

The FCC has granted an ARRL emergency request for a temporary
waiver intended to facilitate relief communications in the
wake of Hurricane Ida. The waiver permits amateur data
transmissions related to Hurricane Ida traffic to employ a
higher symbol rate for data transmissions than the current
limit of 300 baud.

ARRL pointed out in its request that Amateur Radio Emergency
Service members are working with federal, state, and local
emergency management officials to assist with disaster
relief. Many use radio modems and personal computers capable
of using digital protocols and modes that would permit faster
messaging rates than normally permitted under the FCC's rules.
ARRL pointed out that higher data rates can be critical to
timely transmission of relief communications, such as lists
of needed and distributed supplies.

Recognising the importance of Amateur Radio, 2 channels,
both digital and voice on 60 meters are available for
interoperability between US government and US amateur radio
stations involved in Hurricane Ida emergency communications
until not required, or, tomorrow, the 6th, whichever comes
first.





REGION THREE

Japan delays transition deadline for new spurious standard

JARL reports The Ministry of Internal Affairs and
Communications has solicited opinions on the extension of
the deadline for transition to the new spurious standards,
and the federation has also submitted opinions in favour of
it.

With this amendment, it has been decided that the
transitional measure, which sets the deadline for transition
to the new spurious standard to November 30, 2022, will be
extended for the time being.

In addition, if the radio station license has a condition
that it must be until November 30 2022, considered that the
condition is not attached, and even after December 1st, it
is considered that it can be used only if it does not
interfere with the operation of other radio stations.

tinyurl.com/IARU-Japan


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WEIRD AND WONDERFUL

GET THE 'LED' OUT

If you ever get the feeling someone is watching you, maybe
they are listening, too. At least they might be listening to
whats coming over your computer speakers, with no thanks to
a new attack called 'glow worm.'

In this novel attack, careful observations of a power LED on
a speaker allowed an attacker to reproduce the sound playing
thanks to virtually imperceptible fluctuations in the LED
brightness, most likely due to the speakers power line
sagging and recovering.

You might think that if you could see the LED, you could
just hear the output of the speaker, but a telescope through
a window 100 feet away appears to be sufficient. You can
imagine that from a distance across a noisy office you might
be able to pull the same trick. We dont know - but we
suspect - even if headphones were plugged into the speakers,
the LED would still modulate the audio. Any device supplying
power to the speakers is a potential source of a leak.

On the one hand, this is insidious because, unlike more
active forms of bugging, this would be pretty much
undetectable. On the other hand, there are a variety of
low-tech and high-tech mitigations to the attack, too.

Low tech? Close your blinds or cover the LED with some tape.

High tech? Feed a random frequency into the LED to destroy
any leaking information.

Super spy tech? Put fake speakers in front of your real
speakers that silently playback misinformation on their LEDs.

Passive bugs are hard to find. Even a fancy junction
detector wont tell you if your speakers are compromised
by glow worm.

hackaday.com/2021/08/25/eavesdropping-by-led/

(voiced by VK4JJW thanks to SouthGate)

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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

CW Pow-Wow

Peel Amateur Radio Group is running its third Slow CW event
on September 18th details on:-
tinyurl.com/4nnhjv67

( Mark Bosma VK2KI / VK6QI )

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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


The WIA along with the NZART are the major sponsors to the
Oceania DX Contest which is on again in about 5 weeks time.
The OCDX contest is one of the longest running in the world
with this being the 76th year and many plaques and
certificates are on offer.

The WIA sponsors the Frank Hine Trophy for the top VK Single
Operator CW score. The majority of the WIA directors are
active HF and VHF/UHF contesters and I expect a number of
them will be active during the OCDX contest in October.

Rules and OCDX contest information can be found on
www.oceaniadxcontest.com

(vk3gk)


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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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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.

(SouthGate)

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AX 4 WIT

Again, early news of this station for its "just about"
'once a year day.'

JANUARY 26, which is Australia Day and a Wednesday next year
Townsville Club will activate from their annual camp out
Bluewater way. Bluewater for the uninitiated is about 30
klicks from Townsville CBD.

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VK 20 HOME

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

(VK3GK)
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ST. HELENA ISLAND.

Gerry is QRV as ZD 7 GB from Jamestown until tomorrow, 6th.
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)

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United States special event

Members of the Alabama Contest Group will be active as K4A
between 0000z, September 5th and 2359z September 12th to
reflect and remember the 20th anniversary of 9-11.

Activity will be on various bands using CW, SSB and the
Digital modes RTTY / FT8.

alabamacontestgroup.org

(OPDX)


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Also a 9/11 station will be QRV September 9 to 14
to remember the 9/11 victims who crashed in Shanksville,
Pennsylvania and those in New York City and Washington, D.C.
in 2001.
QSL via W3PN.

(arrl)

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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES A60.
Emirates Amateur Radio Society have activated A 60 EXPO
until October 1 to promote World Expo 2020 in Dubai.
QSL via EA7FTR.

(arrl)

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SPAIN, AN5.
AN 5 WAR all of September remembers the 82nd anniversary of
the beginning of World War II. Activity will be on various
HF bands. QSL via LoTW or eQSL.

(arrl)

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What could be better than radio honouring radio?

When it's amateur honouring professional.

Listen for callsigns W1W, W1B, W1Z, and WB1Z on all bands
CW, SSB, the digital modes and, of course, AM.

In the US region known as New England, their oldest
broadcast station is marking its 100th anniversary and
two amateur radio clubs in Massachusetts are inviting
everyone to the party. On the amateur bands.

The event is planned for September 17th through 19th.
The dates closely follow the first day Westinghouse put
WBZ on the air as an AM radio station: September 15th 1921.

So again, listen for W1W, W1B, W1Z, and WB1Z.

(arnewsline.org)


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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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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.

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RUSSIA.

Call sign R 100 KOMI celebrates the 100th anniversary of the
Komi Republic until the end of September. QSL via ClubLog
OQRS and R1II.

(southgatearc.org)

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Listen up for members of the Radio Club Queretaro
in Mexico, using the special callsign 6 E 0 CC
to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Consummated
Independence from Spain.

They will be on various HF bands until September 30th.

QSL via XE1EE, direct or LoTW.

(arnewsline.org)

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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.

(SouthGate)

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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

(SouthGate)

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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.

(rsgb)


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PANAMA.

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.

(arrl)

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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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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.


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CROATIA, 9A.

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.

(ARRL)

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Switzerland joins Antarctic Treaty celebrations

Members of the Swiss national organisation USKA, supported
by the Radio Amateur Club Swissair, HB 9 VC join the
celebrations around the Antarctic Treaty with the callsign
HB 60 ANT until the end of the year.

QSL via ClubLog OQRS; sending a card is not necessary.

(southgatearc.org)



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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS

ATV

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


CQ-DATV magazine to close after 100 issues with its final
'run' this month, September.

The free magazine had been produced every month by
a group out ATV enthusiasts including VK5TM, in the
editorial in the 99th edition, September 2021, in part it
says:

" We've been producing this magazine every month for 8 years
in three formats. We also have in the library an electronic
index which allows a search for all the articles by
description and author, also the omnibus PDF, which is every
issue in one single file. These have been updated after each
publication.

This is taking its toll and this is the penultimate issue!

Cameras, ---- , fade to black.

( sourced to southgatearc.org )





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- CW
www.morsecodeclassnet.com

Click Clack of keys and click clack of hooves.

Members of the radio club OE3XAS (Austria District Locator
[ADL] 305 Tulln-Stockerau) will activate special event
station OE 130 KUK between September 1st and October 30th,
to commemorate the 130 year anniversary of the first
telegraphy course in the "Franz Josef-Casern" in Tulln.

In 1891 a k.u.k cavalry telegraphist course was first
established in the "Franz Josef-Casern" Lower Austria.

QSLs will be sent automatically via the Bureau.

Check scheduled/planned operating times for OE 130 KUK at:
www.oe3ide.com/oe130kuk

(OPDX)




CW Pow-Wow

Don't forget, the Peel Amateur Radio Group is running its
third Slow CW event September 18th details on:-
tinyurl.com/4nnhjv67

( Mark Bosma VK2KI / VK6QI )





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

Launch of lunar CubeSat slated for New Zealand:

The launch of a miniature trailblazer probe for NASAs
planned Gateway lunar space station has been moved from
Rocket Labs new launch pad in Virginia to the companys
spaceport in New Zealand. NASAs Cislunar Autonomous
Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation
Experiment, or CAPSTONE, mission will test deep space
navigation and communications technology in the vicinity of
the moon.

CAPSTONE will also demonstrate manoeuvres to enter and
operate in an orbit around the moon that will be home
to the Gateway which is a mini-space station NASA intends to
use as a staging point for crewed lunar landings later in
the 2020s.

( bit.ly/3BjP8mP )

(ANS)



WAKEY WAKEY

Vanderbilts silent CubeSat awakens 6 months after launch

AMSAT volunteers have established communications with
RadFxSat-2, a small CubeSat that had been silent since it
deployed in a Virgin Orbit launch Jan. 17.

Its alive after all, said a research associate professor
of electrical engineering and a member of Vanderbilts
Institute for Space and Defence Electronics. After 6 months
of hard work, our AMSAT partners were able to establish
communication with the satellite, which had been
unresponsive since the launch.

Read more at:
tinyurl.com/85467u36

(southgatearc.org)



DISK JOCKEY IN SPACE

At Space Symposium , Aerospace Corp have proposed ab new
form factor alternative to CubeSats:

DiskSats.

These disks could be 1 m in diameter and 2.5 cm thick,
allowing enough surface area for 200 watts of solar panels.

On a CubeSat, this would require deployables.

The point of DiskSat is that it complements CubeSats for
missions that consist primarily of electronics that need
higher power. A stack of 20 plates is also easier to launch
on a small launch vehicle than 20 CubeSats.

( NA + www.spacesymposium.org/ )





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - ASTRONOMICAL

NASA MAKING PLANS FOR A 'LUNAR ARECIBO' DISH

Radio astronomers' beloved Arecibo dish is no more
at least not in Puerto Rico.

But how about a replacement that's....not of this earth?

Amateur Radio Newslines Kent Peterson KC0GDY explains.

KENT: How do you top Arecibo, the iconic radio telescope
that collapsed last December, leading to its dismantling?

You build one similar to itand you do it on the far side of
the moon.

The Lunar Crater Radio Telescope is just a concept for now
but in theory its massive dish would be capable of detecting
those radio waves that eluded even the best of the
telescopes here on earth. Better yet, that reception wouldn't
be competing against the atmospheric interference that
challenge earth-based telescopes. The lunar telescope would
be able to more clearly detect radio waves above 10 metres,
which were inaccessible to the Arecibo dish.

Joseph Lazio, one of the NASA radio astronomers on the lunar
radio telescope project, was quoted on the Business Insider
website as saying

[quote]
With a sufficiently large radio telescope off Earth, we
could track the processes that would have led to the
formation of the first stars, maybe even find clues to the
nature of dark matter"
[end quote]

He made his remarks in a press release about the project,
which is still considered very preliminary. This past
spring, NASA awarded $500,000 for further research and
development on the telescope, which will be designed to rest
inside a lunar crater on the far side of the moon.

For Amateur Radio NewsLine I'm Kent Peterson KC0DGY.





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

EU-125.

Fabian, DF3XY, is expected to be active as OZ / DF3XY from
the Island of Romo (WWFF OZFF-0004) in Denmark while on
holiday. Although his length of stay is unknown, his antenna,
a dipole, mounted on a fibre pole about 10m over the ground
as INVERTED VEE.

QSL via his home callsigns, direct, by the German Bureau
or even eQSL.

(sourced to southgatearc.org)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- MILITARY

Over in VK7 next month, Sunday 3rd October from 12 noon,
REAST are having a BYO BBQ lunch and then a presentation
and demonstration on military radios and antennas.

This given by Peter VK7KPC and Kim VK7KB, both avid
collectors of military radios.

So thats AFTER this National then State news at the
Queens Domain clubrooms October 3rd.

(vk7news)





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
raotc.org.au

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 September
bulletin to go to air.

First, an important announcement: Due to ongoing Covid
restrictions precluding face-to-face meetings in Melbourne,
the Annual General Meeting on Thursday September 23rd will
now be held on Zoom starting at 2.00 pm Victorian time. All
RAOTC members wishing to join this on-line meeting must
register their interest by email no later than Thursday
September 9th. An expanded Club News will contain more
information on this topic but full details of the
registration procedure can be found at the RAOTC
site

www.raotc.org.au

Following the Club news, we have two articles for you:

Ian VK3JS explains Where and How will we get the metals to
feed our future technology needs, after which Bruce VK3UV
tells us What was it like to use an IBM PC in 1981?

Everyone, RAOTC members and non-Members alike, is most
welcome to listen to the program and join in the call backs
afterwards.

Full details of all transmissions times and modes can be
found on the RAOTC website

www.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, September 14th.

Once again, tune in tomorrow for the September RAOTC
bulletin, enjoy the program and dont forget to join in the
call backs afterwards.

73 from Clive VK6CSW.





SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ROTA
ROTA Recipes On The Air

There's a 5 by 9 in very block.

International Chocolate Day

Members of the URE section of Torrent (Valencia) Union of
Radio Amateurs Torrent (EB 5 URT) will activate the special
event callsign EG 5 DIC to celebrate 'International
Chocolate Day' `which as EVERY chocoholic knows is Monday
week (September 13th).

Activity will take place between September 10 - 17

Operations will be on 80-10m using CW, SSB and Digital
mode FT8. A downloadable special diploma/award (PDF) is
available from QRZ.com

QSL via the Bureau

(sourced to southgatearc.org)


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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/


VK4 - GLADSTONE FUN DAY September 11 at 10am (vk4xmc)

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 )


VK5 - Australian Fox Hunting Championship and SERG Convention
CANCELLED FOR 2021 (vk5dj)


VK6 - PerthTech October 23 (vk6pop)


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




VK5 - Australian Fox Hunting Championship and SERG Convention
Mount Gambier SA Queens Birthday weekend June 2022
(vk5dj)










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A reminder when supplying HamFest info we obviously can't
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WIA will put your supporters 'goods' in this text edition
"no worries."

We cannot give blatant 'plugs' to raffles.



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