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2021 SEPTEMBER 26 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
tinyurl.com/WIA-News-Videos

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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING SEPTEMBER 26 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 )


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/

Peter, V K 4 E A, recently elected as a director of the
W I A board joins us and good news re Oscar VK3TX and IARU

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


PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.


RADIO HISTORY IN VK4's CAPITAL CITY.

Nine Radio has announced that 4BC will swap frequencies with
sister station 4BH, moving down to 882 AM and 4BH moving up
to 1116

This is the first time a radio station in Brisbane has EVER
'swapped' frequencies, and new positions on the dial BECOME
effective from Friday, October 8, at 8.08am.

4BH has had quite a few frequency changes, QSY's.
1390 kHz to 880 kHz in the mid-1970s and from 880 kHz to
882 kHz on 23 November 1978


But why the new change when more and more listeners are using
DAB+ or Apps ?

Both stations have arguably the worst signal strength in the
metro area, and the 1116 KHz frequency becomes a lower power
at sunset to prevent interference with other Aussie stations.

Having worked at BOTH these onetime commercial giants in
Brisbane, greater minds than mine know why the change...
I for one would love to know!




World aviation giant Boeing has selected Toowoomba VK4 as the
preferred site for an un-crewedaircraft production facility
which will be their first ever outside North America.

Boeing Australia will establish the facility at Toowoombas
Wellcamp Aerospace and Defence Precinct to produce and
assemble the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, also known as
the Loyal Wingman, subject to defence orders.

The aircraft made its first flight in February this year,
2021 and is the first military combat aircraft designed,
developed and manufactured in Australia in half a century.




Clocking up a FULL century, a hams Birthday,

On the 23rd September, VK7KH celebrated his 100th Birthday.

Ken Hancock VK7KH resided in Burnie, and became the Toyota
Motor vehicle distributor and was responsible for importing
the first diesel Land cruisers into Tasmania.

With no tax on diesel in the early days, according to
Bob VK7BY, a 44 gallon drum of diesel cost $15,
so many farmers were keen to purchase a diesel 4WD!

Besides his amateur radio, Ken was a very keen golfer, and
according to Malcolm VK7NSS, he played a game of golf with
Ken, with a trailer load of sheep as the prize to the winner,
Yep that time Ken lost -- baaah.

Ken was a prolific operator on the HF bands both CW & SSB,
and had said obtaining his amateur licence, opened many
doors he spoke to many amateurs in Japan and Europe, as well
as many other countries. Ken travelled to Japan on numerous
occasions, and stayed with amateurs he regularly talked to on
air. Ken once stayed in a castle in Europe, with a real Count
who he communicated with on HF.

In 2003 Ken was the QSL Manager for the then WIA NW Branch
in VK7.

It's said Ken VK7KH is honoured on the WIA VK7 Divisional
Honour Roll board, now located at REAST in Hobart.

A very happy hundredth birthday Ken for last Thursday.

(vk7news)




And from a true "OM" to a "new kid on the block".

WIA Director Oscar Reyes VK3TX who has just been elected to
the 6 Director team of IARU Region 3 at the 18th IARU
Conference organised and held in Thailand by the Radio Amateur
Society of Thailand, RAST.

Although new to our region, 3, Oscar has a wealth of
knowledge when associated with IARU region 2.

Congratulations Oscar.





JOIN THE WIA
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Good morning, this is Peter, V K 4 E A, recently elected as
a director of the W I A board.

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Angelo,
V K 2 N W T, to the position of W I A Club Coordinator.
We look forward to working with Angelo to support our
affiliated clubs in a constructive and meaningful manner.
And this of course means Ted Thrift, VK2ARA can now enjoy
his retirement with, hopefully, a bit more spare time.
The WIA Board are extremely grateful for Teds long service
to the Clubs in Australia and I am sure you will join me in
wishing Ted all the best, and again, thank you Ted.
Ted and Angelo have been working on a handover for that last
couple of months, no doubt Clubs will hear from Angelo
shortly.

Another important announcement is our nomination for
Oscar, VK3TX, WIA board member and all round nice guy,
has been elected for a directors position with the
International Amateur Radio Union, region 3, Executive
Committee. We wish Oscar all the best.

Our participation in this organisation is vital
to help protect our spectrum and encourage harmonisation of
band plans throughout the region. We thank Peter Young
( V K 3 M V ) for his time as a Region 3, I A R U director
and hope his retirement from the committee will give back
some spare time to enjoy the hobby.

Lastly for this weeks report, the W I A Board has adopted
a social media policy to ensure that we utilise the various
platforms in a fair and equitable fashion. Watch our
various accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the
web site for more details.

Thats it for me this week, this has been Peter VK4EA on
behalf of the WIA Board




This is Editor-in-Chief of Amateur Radio magazine, Roger
Harrison VK2ZRH.

Have you got Issue 5, yet?

Well, if not, then the latest edition is still making its way through the Australia Post distribution system to land in your
mailboxes. For those of you who take the electronic edition
only, check your email inbox for notification of your
download.

And when you get your September-October edition, turn to Page
7 for details on our reader survey.

There you will find a QR or Quick Response code.
Its a small square patch with an array of black and white
squares, used for storing website addresses or other
information for reading by the camera on a smartphone.

Scan that with your smartphone and off you go to our reader
survey!

The Publications Committee wants to hear about your ideas and
opinions on Amateur Radio magazine to help shape its future.
Completing the survey only takes about 12 minutes.

So, I have been reading the results, comments and suggestions of the more than 100 people who had completed the survey up to
last weekend.

Some of those results to-date have been quite unexpected,
while others reveal issues that have been tossed around among
the Publications Committee members.

For example: using our resources to improve things for readers
such as posting on the WIA website additional material that
supports articles published in the magazine software and
printed circuit artwork, for example.

Well, Im happy to report that I am acting on that already. I will have details about it in a future broadcast as well as in the magazine and on the website.

So. Amateur Radio magazines reader survey its worth doing.
I cant promise well be able to act on every suggestion made,
but the Publications Committee will chew over the survey
results with great interest.

Your magazine. Your views. Please do the survey.

This has been AR magazine Editor-in-Chief
Roger Harrison VK2ZRH for VK1WIA 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

La Palma volcanic eruption - radio hams on standby

The Cumbre Vieja volcano on La Palmas in Spains Canary
Islands erupted for the first time in 50 years last Sunday,
September 19

IARU Region 1 reports:

The lava flow has triggered the evacuation of 5000 people on
the island so far but authorities have deployed all the
resources of the Canary Islands Government as well as
military support from the mainland to manage the situation.

In order to facilitate communications to and from that area,
EMCOM-SPAIN is asking for the Emergency Centre Of Activity
frequencies to be kept clear in case the situation gets worse

The frequencies are as follows:
80m band: 3.760 MHz
40m band: 7.110 MHz
20m band: 14.300 MHz
15m band: 21.360 MHz




Deaf pupils to talk to astronauts on the International Space
Station in a world first. This group of pupils at the
Mary Hare School for deaf children in Newbury will be
talking to an Astronaut aboard the International Space
Station as it orbits above them at 11,000 miles per hour.

In October the school will be using Amateur Radio equipment
set up with the help of Radio Amateurs from the Newbury and
District Amateur Radio Society. These will be the first deaf
children to have done this, making it a world first.
The pupils will each ask a question to the astronaut who
will then answer live over amateur radio. The reply will
then be interpreted into subtitles.

Mary Hare School, with Pippa Middleton as its Ambassador, is
the largest school for deaf children in the UK. Pippa, or
Philippa Matthews is the younger sister of Catherine,
Duchess of Cambridge.




Sweden: High power permits extended automatically

Good news from the Swedish regulator PTS regarding
high power permits. PTS has extended higher power permits
for the next 5 years, so radio amateurs do not need to apply
for a new permit





REGION TWO

When IDA came to town.

A New Jersey club has lost towers and antennas due to
Hurricane Ida.

The Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club, W2MMD, suffered
extensive damage to two of its towers and multiple antennas,
during a EF3 tornado spawned by the remnants of Hurricane Ida.
Many nearby homes and several farms were severely damaged or
destroyed.

The W2MMD club station building, a 14x70 mobile home,
miraculously was undamaged despite being directly in the
path of the twister, and the radio equipment remained safe
and dry, but is unusable now without towers and antennas.




PATIENCE REQUIRED

ARISS Contact with Patients at the Childrens National
Hospital in Washington, DC, participated in an Amateur Radio
on the International Space Station contact.

They chatted with ISS Astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, KE5DNI,
on Tuesday, September 21.

The Childrens Hospital is not a school, but it does work
with school districts to coordinate home and hospital
teachers to provide an educational program for patients.
The hospital partnered with members of a local ham radio
club in Virginia.





REGION THREE

Japanese Manufacturer Icom, is allowing the download of
3D data of the exterior case of the IC-705 HF/VHF/UHF
Mobile Transceiver allowing customers to create their own
related accessories.

The 3D data that will be made available will be compatible
with several free 3D modelling softwares and 3D applications
and will allow individual users to create their own IC-705
related items.

All users of this data will be required to agree to a
memorandum stating specific rules of use before download.
The principle of any items created with the data is that it
will be for individual use only and not for commercial
purpose.

This is the first time that Icom have done something like
this and will be a test as whether they will consider
disclosing 3D data for other products in the future.

www.icomjapan.com/support/IC-705_STL/




The IARU Region 3 online conference hosted by Thailand's
RAST this past week looked at many topics, one of which
under discussion was band plans.

Among the band plan problems the conference seeked to
address was:

The use of bandwidth as a defining transmission
characteristic is failing given advances particularly
in data modes over the last decade.

It no longer provides clear separation of these activities:

Data vs Voice both can use 2700 Hz (and wider) bandwidths

Data vs CW both can use 200 Hz (and narrower) bandwidths

The changes proposed included a significant expansion of the
data mode segments.


DO NOT READ FOLLOWING IN ACCOUSTIC VERSIONS

Each band is detailed in the slides in
the document "Attachment to Doc.031 International Amateur
Radio Union - HF band plan revision 2021 - Proposal.pdf"

The PDF can be downloaded from the bottom of the Input
documents page on the conference site at

https://www.iarur3conf2021.org/documents/


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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

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Hi this is Alan VK4SN with Remembrance Day Contest Results.

Seems everyone totally enjoyed this years Remembrance Day
Contest. Overseas stations commenting on an RD stream, said
that Australian operators are so polite. Conditions were
mostly favourable which is reflected in logs containing more
contacts and points than seen in many years. On average an
extra 100 logs were submitted this year for a total of 310.

VK7 have taken honours again with significant numbers
sending in logs to support their state score.
VK5 are runners up this year.

Congratulations go to the following individuals;

SOPH Alan VK2EFM set a new record with 1215 points,

SOCW Allan VK2GR 456,

SOMX Lawrie VK5LJ with a new record of 1176,

QRP PH Heath VK3TWO set a new record with 612 points,
QRP CW Chris VK3QB 278,

QPR MX Gerard VK2IO with 293 points.

The highest scoring Rookie was won by Scott VK2SDX scoring
210 points in the Single Op Phone section. Top Foundation
operator will not be included in future because call sign
allocations no longer represent licence grade.

Multi-multi section goes to the Northern Corridor Radio Group
VK6NC with 1334 points.

Multi-single section was taken out by VK4KW with 1150 points.

Top Team was Cronies+1 (Richard VK7ZBX, Murray VK7ZMS,
Hayden VK7HH) with a score of 2932.

A full report with all the gory details can be downloaded
from the WIA contest page, as can be the state certificates
for all participant. The report includes the managers
report, team results, overall results, statistics, operator
comments, and records since 2012.

Included is a list of callsigns who had score adjustments
and the reasons why. Surprisingly over 200 contacts were not
logged for whatever reason, resulting in Not In Log errors
and loss of points. The report is in callsign order for ease
of use.

Thanks to all the participants, especially those who
submitted logs and photos, and to Peter VK1PE for organising
the speech.

Best 73 and see you next year
Alan VK4SN

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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

Hi, this is Martin VK7GN on behalf of the Oceania DX Contest
committee.

We are approaching the month of October and the 76th running
of the contest.

Full rules are at www.oceaniadxcontest.com

The contest dates in 2021 are

PHONE 0600 UTC Saturday 2nd October to 0600 Sunday 3rd October
CW 0600 UTC Saturday 8th October to 0600 Sun 10th October

Multipliers are prefixes counted on each band.

There are many trophies and certificates available. Please
put in an entry even if you only make a few contacts. First
that enables better log checking but also I remember winning
a certificate for just 5 QSOs !

There are new YL plaques and new awards for country and band
entries check out the lists on the website and please
support our sponsors. We especially thank our principle
sponsors the WIA and NZART.

Please have fun and enjoy the event.

Maybe we will have some sunspots to help us!

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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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2022
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January, the entire month every year is the
WIA ROSS HULL VJF - UHF MARATHON CONTEST
00:00 UTC 1 January to 23:59 UTC 31 January

Over the 70 plus years of the Ross Hull Memorial Contest
there have been many winners.

The secret to Ross Hull success does not appear to be location
but rather dedication.

Running over the month of January, the chances of DX openings
are strong and as you only need to score well on the best
7 days, part of the strategy is to be around the radio at
the right times.

Who has been the most successful?

VK2AFA Ted Thrift with 7 wins,
VK3XRS with 6,
VK5XU with 5 wins.

But VK6 doesn't miss out often with VK6ADI, VK6BO and VK6KZ
all notching up contest wins in the Ross Hull.

and VK4 with Glenn VK4BG and Adrian VK2FZ/VK4 lead the way
with 3 wins each for a state-wide total of 14 wins.

We are still waiting for a VK7 Winner but that may be a long
way off. Nudge Nudge...

This has been Trent VK4TS for the Ross Hull Memorial Contest.


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WIA VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS

Summer 2022 - 0100 UTC Saturday 15 January
through 0059 UTC Sunday 16 January (differs in VK6).

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John Moyle Memorial Field Day

March 2022

(No date has been published as yet)

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Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint

Saturday May 7th 2022
10:00 UTC - 11:46 UTC

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VK SHIRES CONTEST 11th JUNE 2022

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WIA VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS

Winter 2022 - 0200 UTC Saturday 25 June
through 0159 UTC Sunday 26 June (differs in VK6).

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WIA Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest

16 JUL 2022

The Trans-Tasman contest, held on the 3rd weekend in July
aims to encourage Low Band activity between VK and ZL

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WIA RD or Remembrance Day Contest

Weekend closest to the 15th August each year.

2022 its Sat Sun August 13 and 14

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DX WINDOW
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MEXICO.

Special event station 6I 1 M is QRV until September 27 to
celebrate 200 years of Mexican independence, this on
80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, FT8 and FT4.

QSL direct to XE 1 SPM. READ THE CREDIT

( info from Paty Mohedano XE1SPM via ALARA )

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BAKER BAKER DOES BRITIAN

Riviera Amateur Radio Club has been running
GB 8 B(aker) B(aker) this September in
commemoration of those who served
in the Battle of Britain.

This is the 81st anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Also, GB 8 ROC will be operating from Scotlands
"Secret Bunker," in Fife, this coming Thursday,
the 30th of September. This is to commemorate the 30th
anniversary of the national stand-down of the
Royal Observer Corps, and also to mark the 80th anniversary
of the award of Royal title to the Observer Corps,
in recognition of their services in the Battle of Britain.

(rsgb)

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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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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS

COMPUTING

Home computing pioneer Sir Clive Sinclair dies aged 81

Sir Clive Sinclair died at home in the UK last Thursday
after battling a long illness. Sir Clive invented the pocket
calculator but was best known for popularising the home
computer, bringing it to British high-street stores at
relatively affordable prices.

He left school at 17 and worked for four years as a
technical journalist to raise funds to found
Sinclair Radionics. He then became the man behind
the Sinclair Spectrum and the first computer,
the Sinclair ZX-81, to retail for under a hundred dollars.

Sir Clive Sinclair, Rest in Peace.




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

Four radio hams will head to space station

They are Raja Chari, KI5LIU;
Tom Marshburn, KE5HOC;
Kayla Barron, KI5LAL, and
Matthias Maurer, KI5KFH.

As the most experienced space traveller, Matthias Maurer, who
is a European Space Agency Astronaut, could end up with a
very heavy work schedule. The targeted launch date is no
sooner than October 31, from Kennedy Space Centre here on
Earth.

The launch will mark the third SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft
and Falcon 9 rocket launch combination as part of NASAs
Commercial Crew Program, which provides reliable and
affordable transportation to and from the ISS. The crew is
scheduled for a long-duration stay aboard the orbiting
laboratory, living and working as part of whats expected
to be a seven-member crew.

Read the full ARRL story on

tinyurl.com/9yn322zz

(southgatearc.org)




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

AF-007

D 60 AC and D 60 AD from the Comoros archipelago,
until the 2nd of October. They will operate SSB, CW,
RTTY and FT8 on the 80, 40, 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10m bands.
The preferred method of QSL is via Club Logs OQRS.



AS-200

Look for JI 3 DST/5, JR 8 YLY/5 and JR 8 YLY/p using FT8
from Shodo Island, AS-200, between the 25th and 28th
September. All QSOs will be uploaded to Club Log and made
available for Club Log Matching on the IOTA website.



IOTA Contest Results

Results of the RSGB Islands on the Air contest, held at the
end of July have now been published. More than 2,400 logs
were submitted, including almost 800 entries from island
stations. The island entries covered 151 different IOTA
references, just over half of which were in Europe.
There were 94 Island DXpedition stations in the contest,
10 from out here in Oceania.




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
scouts.com.au
scout.org/jota
international.scouts.com.au
jotajoti.info/
Brett Nicholas VK2BNN Scouts Australia National co-ordinator
for JOTA.
Lorraine OHare VK2FICQ is Girl Guides Australia National
JOTA-JOTI Co-ordinator.


CALLING FREQUENCIES
Please QSY off calling frequency after establishing communication.

Australian voice calling frequencies:
3.650, 7.090, 14.190, 21.190, 28.590, 52.160

World CW calling frequencies:
3.570, 7.030, 14.060, 18.080, 21.140, 24.910, 28.180, 50.160

World voice calling frequencies:
3.690 & 3.940 MHz, 7.090 & 7.190, 14.290, 18.140, 21.360,
24.960, 28.390, 50.160


Calling frequencies for Slow Scan TV (SSTV):
3.630, 7.033, 14.227

Calling Frequencies for PSK31
14.070

JOTA-JOTI

JOTA-JOTI takes place from the 15th to the 17th of October,
hundreds of Scout stations take part including many
from here in VK.

More information, including a full list of participating
stations can be found at www.jotajoti.info

(sourced to irts)




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)


SNOW HITS TOWNSVILLE ROTARY

Townsville Amateur Radio Club President VK4ME, Snow Herodes
and Secretary Gavin Reibelt VK4ZZ along with Ron VK4JBY
visited the local Rotary Club of Thuringowa and gave a talk on
Amateur Radio.

A pleasant surprise awaited Ron VK4JBY at the end of this
Vocational Talk August 25th when he was awarded a
Paul Harris Fellowship by Thuringowa's President Laurie Nolan

Ron, VK4JBY had put 10 years hard work into the club when a
Rotarian... so --- hurry back to the fold Ron.

(backscatter)


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CLUBBING

Bundaberg Amateur Radio Club celebrates 60 years

It was a double celebration for the Bundaberg Amateur Radio
Club last Saturday with members commemorating 60 years in
the community as well as news of a new clubhouse.

Amazing where we picked this news item up from, from eHam,
in the USA.

The club hosted an open day for residents to attend to find
out more about their radio endeavours. Event-goers Ryan Flynn
and his children said they were excited to see what radios
could do.

Weve been learning about radios and the morse code,
Dalyhla said. Kids dont normally get to learn about radios
and stuff unless they are out on a farm.

And we don't get to hear of the good work many, and in
particular Queensland clubs do, so was good to pick up om this
from the USA.

BTW

Those who take the acoustic QNEWS bulletin today will hear
from a regular contributor, the Ipswich and District radio
club, so keep your ears tuned!


Speaking of clubs and input to this news, I'd like to both
thank all who record info for us, unlike some club newscasts
we don't conjure up the magic ingredients but rather await'
the news DIRECT from the people involved.

An email in a few weeks back said " but it sounds like I'm
skiting, bragging.

NO

It's sharing your experience with the wider ham community.

Next week, all being well it's WIA News's pleasure to bring
you a story on a special net that is clocking up a 3 year
anniversary - ably conducted by the same net controller.

As they say in the classics "stay tuned".







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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 - 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 )

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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