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2021 OCTOBER 3 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA
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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING OCTOBER 3 2021
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WIA VICE PRESIDENT Lee Moyle, VK3GK reports for IARU R3

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

PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.


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

Last week I was invited and attended the 18th International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 3 Conference. Originally planned to be held in Bangkok Thailand but due to Covid restrictions it was held as a virtual conference on zoom and was a full 3 day event.
The Wireless Institute of Australia was well represented at the conference with ex IARU Director Peter Young VK3MV as the WIAs Delegate with Greg Kelly VK2GPK, Oscar Salazar VK3TX, Grant Willis VK5GR, Dale Hughes VK1DSH and Lee Moyle VK3GK as observers.

Hosted by RAST the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand, it was incredibly well organised with multiple breakout rooms for discussions for proposals and recommendations to be made.
The meeting observed a minute of silence in memory of amateurs who became silent keys during past three years.

Capt. Dr. Panit Chantrabhakdee MD, HS1AAZ, as the President of Conference, opened the conference and welcomed everyone, as did Mr. Timothy Ellam VE6SH, President of the IARU and Mr. Wisnu Widjaja, YBAZ, Chairman of Directors of IARU Region 3.
Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau of ITU made a speech and stressed that the IARU have actively participated in ITU study groups to protect spectrum for the amateurs.

The conference saw participation from over 85 individuals from the following 18 IARU Region 3 societies; (ARRL / ARSI / BDARA / CRAC / CTARL / HARTS / JARL / KARL / MARTS / NZART /
ORARI / PARA / PARS / RAST / RSGB / RSSL / SARTS / WIA) and one society (FARA) as an observer status.

Also attending was IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH and Secretary Joel Harrison, W5ZN along with the presidents and secretaries from IARU Region 1, Region 2 and Region 3.

Two working groups were formed where all participants were invited to participate.

WG1-Policy Matters.
WG2- Operational and Technical Matters
In addition, a separate Finance committee was formed where all delegates were invited to participate.
A total of 39 papers were discussed at Plenaries and the working groups, and 16 recommendations were adopted.

The following six directors were elected by voting following eight nominations:
a) Mohd Aris Bin Bernawi, 9M2IR
b) Jakkree Hantongkom, HS1FVL
c) Ken Yamamoto, JA1CJP
d) Oscar Reyes, VK3TX
e) Wahyudi Hasbi, YD1PRY
f) Don Wallace, ZL2TLL

The 19th Regional Conference of IARU Region 3 will be held at Bangkok in Thailand on September 23rd -26th, 2024.

Peter Young, VK3MV, WIA-IARU R3 Liaison Officer notes the following:

A vote of thanks goes to all our attendees to the conference, particularly Grant Willis VK5GR and Dale Hughes VK1DSH. Grant presented a WIA input paper related to modernisation of HF bands to accommodate digital modes. As this was an exposure draft, Grant took members of WG2 (Operational and Technical Matters) the concepts and thinking of an inter-regional group that has been working on this for the past eighteen months. This paper generated a lot of discussions dealing with the characterisation and descriptions of the three buckets of uses. Thanks also to Dale for volunteering to undertake the role of Secretary for WR1 (Policy).

Thanks to Greg Kelly VK2GPK for his contribution to the Finance Committee dealing with the matter of a recommendation to the incoming Directors for the need of a Risk Register for Region 3.

The WIA congratulates both Oscar Reyes VK3TX, who was elected as a IARU Region 3 Director by a comfortable margin in the first round of voting. Oscar has an exceptional CV with past and present IARU experience and Grant Willis VK5GR who has been appointed as the Region 3 HF Band Plans Coordinator. Previously, there was one coordinator for both HF and VHF+ and it was agreed in WG2, that the role should be split.

For me, after over 40 years of being involved in Amateur Radio my attending my first IARU Conference was a total eye opener as to why we all need to support the regional representative societies (in our case the WIA) that represent us, the individual Radio Amateur at an international level for preservation of our frequency band modes and uses globally. I was surprised at how many of the attendees I knew personally at the conference, who are involved in the IARU, either from international hamfests and conferences to DXpeditioning or general operating and DXing.

In a nutshell the IARUs main focus is on representing the spectrum interests of amateur radio to the ITU, the Regional Telecommunications Organisations and to CISPR. Policies are developed in partnership with Member Societies and IARU draws heavily on experts from Member Societies to develop position papers and to advocate IARUs position in regulatory meetings.

Now lets back to the Oceania DX Contest SSB.......

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

The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Monitoring
System newsletter reports that Radio France International has been
active daily between 2100 and 2200 UTC on 7205 kHz.

The report says splattering appeared massively all the way down
down to 7186 kHz, which IARUMS called an untenable condition.

IARUMS said that the especially well-known intruders included
Voice of Broad Masses on 7140 and 7180 kHz from Eritrea and from
time to time, China Radio International was heard on 14,000 kHz.




LET THE GAMES BEGIN

Radio spectrum guide for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Ofcom has published a guide with key advice for people who plan to
operate radio equipment at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Apart from Covid, the reliability of wireless devices, from
walkie-talkies used by event organisers to TV cameras broadcasting
to a global audience, will be pivotal to the successful delivery
of the Games, when the demand on the radio spectrum will be
unprecedented.

Ofcom is responsible for protecting and managing the airwaves that
are used for wireless communications. So, they have published a
guide for people who require a licence to use these devices at
locations within or around Games venues.

Given the high demand for spectrum and limited availability of
radio resources in these locations, they have been encouraging
early applications for licences.

Download the Commonwealth Games Guide
tinyurl.com/269faxb9

Ofcom Events Page
tinyurl.com/4xz9yv8f




SPANNING REGION ONE and REGION 2 we hear that the ARRL and
the Radio Society of Great Britain will jointly sponsor events to
celebrate the achievement of transatlantic communications by radio
amateurs 100 years ago.

In December 1921, ARRL sent Paul F. Godley, 2ZE, as its
representative to listen for amateur signals from North America
during the Second Transatlantic Tests. Setting up his listening
station on the west coast of Scotland, Paul received the signals of
more than 2 dozen US amateur radio stations, the first on December
12 from 1 BCG in Connecticut, operated by members of the Radio Club
of America.

These successful transatlantic tests and the ones that followed
would spur technological advances and new global wireless distance
records. Several amateur radio operating events this year and next
will commemorate the centenary of these significant milestones that
heralded the dawn of two-way international amateur radio
communication.

ARRL and RSGB will activate special event stations for 6 hours
(0200 0800 UTC) on December 12 for the 160-Meter Transatlantic
Centenary QSO Party. The RSGB will activate GB2ZE from Scotland,
ARRL will activate W1AW in the USA.

The RSGB and ARRL are also organizing an international amateur
radio marathon on the HF bands to commemorate transatlantic tests
held between 1921 and 1923. The Transatlantic Centenary Marathon
will take place in December 2022. The objective will be to mark
these historic events by encouraging all radio amateurs to get on
the air. Event details are still pending.

ARRL and RSGB have assembled a list of stations and groups that are
also organizing events and activities to celebrate 100 years of
amateur radio transatlantic communication.

For more information, visit arrl.org/transatlantic and
rsgb.org/transatlantic-tests

The sites also include links to many previously published articles
and presentations covering the historic tests.

Just one of the Special Events GB 100 2 ZE, December 1 26.

The Crocodile Rock Amateur Group based near Ardrossan,
Scotland, will activate GB 100 2 ZE

The RSGB is encouraging stations in the UK and Crown Dependencies
to append the suffix /2ZE to their stations normal call sign
throughout the period, as authorized by UK regulator Ofcom.



REGION THREE

NZART's President ZL2UFI Mark Gooding spoke on behalf of
NZART and AREC at the recent Natural and Built Environments
Bill Parliamentary Paper led be MP Chair Eugenie Sage.


Mark focused his statement on 4 main points:
Too many Councils NZART deals with, the rigmarole of
contradictive messages from each Council
NZART and AREC are important services
Funding to provide a service
The ability to do what amateurs do.

If you would like to watch the meeting, click links below.

fb.watch/7OmQjEh5D1
www.facebook.com/environmentSCNZ/videos/853924985560040


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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

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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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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


The Ross Hull Contest is one of 9 Contests that make up the
Peter Brown VK4PR, WIA Contest Champion Award.

What is the Contest Champion Award?

When you enter your logs in a WIA Contest, the top entries will be
allocated points for their efforts. Winning a category will grab
you 100 points and the tally at the end of the year results in the
operator being crowned WIA Contest Champion.

How can I enter the Ross Hull? Well, it is not limited to SSB if
you have a good location for FM the world is your oyster, FT8 on
6M has been effective in the past.

Find the Advanced Tab in WSJT-X and select EU Contest.

Find out your Grid Square to 6 places and get ready for the
exchanges, they will be Signal Report plus serial number and
Grid Square. Although Grid Square is not mandatory you need it
to sort out the distance.

Hope to hear everyone out in the Ross Hull this coming January.



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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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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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REPUBLIC OF KOREA.

Special event station D 90 EXPO is QRV but only until
October 17 promoting "2021 World Military Culture Expo"
QSL via DS 3 BBC.

(SouthGate)


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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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If you're looking to get the Maldives in your logbook, prepare now
for November when Remo will be on the air as 8Q7RM.
His plan is to operate for several hours each day.
Send QSLs via his home callsign, HB 9 SHD.

(arnewsline.org)

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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 callsign OT5IDPD will be on all bands CW and SSB
for a month in observance of the 'International Day of
Disabled Persons') between November 3rd and December 3rd.

December 3 this year being the actual DAY.

It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with
disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to
increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities
in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

All operators will be hams with a disability

The log will be uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.
Paper cards will automatically be sent via the Bureau.
They don't need your QSL card.

QSL via ON6WL

Also from Belgium

Belgian Institute for Postal Services & 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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PORTUGAL, CT.

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.

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FINLAND, OH.

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.

(arrl)

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ARGENTINA, LU.

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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TAIWAN.

QRV is BX 30 ARL until the end of 2021 marking the 30th
anniversary of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League
BX30ARL has been heard on 40 through to 6 meters.

QSL via BM 2 JCC.

(arrl)

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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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WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS ATV (Every pixel tells a story) -

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And if you watch you can learn

a couple of VK hams are pretty prolific with their, in the main,
educational videos also on YouTube, namely Haydn Honeywood VK7HH
and Peter Parker VK3YE.. just google the calls ..




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

Satellite Light Pollution

Colin Butler, writing in the ICQPodcast tells how a
Dr. Samantha Lawler, University of Regina in Saskatchewan,
Canada, urges us all to "Go outside and enjoy the night sky because
it might be about to change."

She explains that thousands of communications satellites are being
launched over the next few years and one company alone, Starlink,
is planning to launch 42,000 satellites in the next twenty years.

SpaceXs Starlink is adding 60 new satellites every few weeks.
Dr. Lawler explains that all of these satellites reflect the sun,
which then muddies the view for astronomy research.

The good Doctor says right now there are no rules about how
bright a satellite can be or what orbits they can use.
She is urging for international regulations and for satellite
companies to take it upon themselves to make their satellites
less reflective.

Lawlers calculations are that in the future, one in ten points in
the sky will be a satellite, not a natural object, but she believes
there is still time to fight this. She also wonders what kind of
affect this light pollution could have on migrating animals,
although she stresses she is not a biologist and doesnt know the
answer to that.

Lawler also notes there is the challenge of having all of those
satellites in orbit and at what point it will be considered too
crowded

Consider more from
www.cjwwradio.com/2021/09/18/satellite-light-pollution/





WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - DMR

Good Evening Folks,

This is Peter, VK4NBL and this is the VKDMR Net across Australia.

Well, not now, but next Tuesday night.

It will be the third anniversary of the vkdmr net.

Please call in and get your call-sign in the log for this anniversary net.

Timings are

Qld - 7pm

NSW, Vic and Tasmania - 8pm

SA - 7.30pm

NT - 6.30pm and

WA - 6.00pm.

Don't you just love Daylight Saving.

It's on Talk-group 5, Time Slot 1.

See you all there,

This has been Peter, VK4NBL for VK1WIA.





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

AS-013 Maldives operation

Active since Tuesday is 8 Q 7 CQ until October 13th
from the Island of Innahura, as I said, AS-013.

Activity will be on 80-10 meters (this now includes 60m) using SSB
and the Digital modes.

1000 watt into an HF6V Butternut vertical

QSL via M0OXO's OQRS or direct.

(southgatearc.org)





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 October bulletin to go to air.

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

Quantum Entanglement, read by Ian VK3JS,

Revitalising old satellites, also read by Ian, after which

Bruce VK3UV tells us What CPM was and how it lost out to MSDOS.

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
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 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,
October 12th. All are welcome.

Once again, tune in tomorrow for the October RAOTC bulletin,
enjoy the program and please join in the call backs afterwards.

73 from Clive VK6CSW.




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 the 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,
with hundreds of Scouts and Guides stations from around the world
set to take part in Jamboree On The Air and Jamboree On The
Internet, including many from here in VK.

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

(irts and Col VK3GTV)




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 21360kHz

This weekend of October 2 3 in the USA is designated for
holding the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test, ARRL's
primary national emergency exercise and is designed to assess the
skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency Service
(ARES) volunteers, as well as those affiliated with other
organizations involved in emergency and disaster response.

The SET encourages maximum participation by all radio amateurs,
partner organizations, and national, state, and local officials
who typically engage in emergency or disaster response.
In addition to ARES volunteers, those active in the National
Traffic System, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service,
National Weather Service SKYWARN, Community Emergency Response
Team (CERT), and a variety of other allied groups and public
service-oriented radio amateurs are needed to fulfil important
roles in this US exercise and should provide interesting comms to
monitor from down here in Oceania.

(arrl.org)






WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- YOTA
(Youngsters On The Air)
youtube.com/channel/UClAapljf0VQ751sOgu2IzaA
twitter.com/hamyota

OG 2 Y - New youth callsign for Finland

In the spring, a problem arose for the Youth Team, a callsign
would be needed for the youth, which could be freely used for
the youth's own projects, and which should also be able to
participate in competitions.

In the past, young people in Finland have been identified with the
call OH 2 YOTA, but this YOTA call can only been used for events
approved by the IARU Youth Working Group, so there was a need for
another call.

After a little reflection, the idea arose of the Youth Team's own
callsign, which would be freely available to all youth members as
well. The callsign should also be identifiable and distinctive.
This was the beginning of a project to obtain a youth callsign.

In the summer, the Youth Team presented an idea to the SRAL board.
Permission was obtained to obtain the callsign. The call OG 2 Y
meeting the criteria of the youth team was issued.

www.sral.fi/nuoriso/
tinyurl.com/IARU-Finland

(southgatearc.org)




And youth news in region 2, we hear a Quinault Indian Nation
student has been named to the regional FEMA Youth
Preparedness Council.

8th grade student Jessica Eison, has worked with the Quinault
Indian Nations Emergency Management Department over the past few
years "to organize emergency supplies, hand out information
leaflets during the Great Shakeouts and other events, and in other
areas".

According to FEMA, Jessica has also helped with the
Community Emergency Response and Disaster Airlift Response teams.

(eham.net)



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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 - 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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