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2022 MARCH 27 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 MARCH 27 2022
IN OUR 27th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS



WIA DIRECTOR PHIL VK2CPR WITH THIS WEEKS BOARD COMMENT

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


PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.





WIA

JOIN THE WIA
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Good day all, Im Phil VK2CPR here is this weeks board notes.

Pencil in the virtual WIA AGM for the 7 May. This is our third
virtual AGM and hopefully the last virtual one, we all miss the
fellowship and dinner of days past.

This year we thank the University of Hobart for supplying the
streaming technology and lovely venue.

The WIA is participating in the International Amateur Radio Unions
(IARUs) 10 year strategic plan. Eight teams were initiated, each
with the task to further develop and implement one strategic
objective. The 8 teams together form the program called
Shaping the Future.

Broadly, the eight teams deal with amateur radio culture, relevance,
innovation, capability and contribution.

Talking about innovation and relevance, the little Binar
microsatellites 2-7 are in the pipeline with 2 and 3 to be launched
from the International space station later this year. The satellites
are constructed and coded by students of Curtin University.

The ACMA allocate call signs, the International Amateur Radio Union
allocate their frequencies and the WIAs board consider their use of
the amateur radio bands. The board have agreed in principle pending
approval from our satellite advisors. The Binar projects URI may be
found in the written version of this report.

www.binarspace.com.au/mission/1/

We encourage you to be involved in the ACMAs Draft Five-year
spectrum outlook 202227 consultation. Particularly page 64 which
is of most interest to amateurs. This section includes:

The ACMA finalising options regarding higher power amateur
operation

Proposed licensing options for assigned amateur beacons and
repeaters and

non-assigned amateur and outpost licensing arrangements.

The link to the ACMA consultation is on the WIA web site.
wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2022/20220316-1/index.php

As an aside, like most amateurs I get excited by anything new;
Particularly, rigs, antennas and microphones. Im using a
Shure 55SH series II, the classic art-deco mic from the fifties.
There is a picture on the news section on the WEB website where you
can download the current and many past news broadcasts. It was good
fun introducing this Elvis mic to USB and various rigs in the
shack.

Until next time, Im phil VK2CPR, cheers and 73.


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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

Russia and Belarus suspended from CEPT membership

On March 17 the European Conference of Postal and Telecommunications
(CEPT) announced the indefinite suspension of Russia and Belarus
following the invasion of Ukraine

The CEPT announcement said in part:

Based on a request from a number of CEPT members, the CEPT Presidency
carried out a written procedure, in accordance with the CEPT
Arrangement, on the proposal to suspend indefinitely and with
immediate effect the memberships of the Russian Federation and
Belarus in the CEPT.

Thirty-four responses were received to the CEPT Assembly letter in
support of the proposal and one abstention.




Alexandra Alper in IT News writes

Ukraine's two leading suppliers of neon, which produce about half the
world's supply of the key ingredient for making chips, have halted
their operations as Moscow has sharpened its attack on the country,
threatening to raise prices and aggravate the semiconductor shortage.

Some 45-54 percent of the world's semiconductor grade neon, critical
for the lasers used to make chips, comes from two Ukrainian
companies, Ingas and Cryoin.

The stoppage casts a cloud over the worldwide output of chips,
already in short supply after the coronavirus pandemic drove up
demand for cell phones, laptops and new cars, forcing some firms to
scale back production.

itnews.com.au/news/half-of-worlds-neon-output-for-chips-halted-577291


Meanwhile ABOVE Ukraine, BBC News reports that Russian cosmonauts
have arrived at the International Space Station wearing Ukrainian
colours, in what may be a statement opposing the invasion.

The three men were the first new arrivals since Russia attacked its
eastern neighbour last month and arrived after a three-hour flight
which blasted off from a Russian-owned facility in Kazakhstan.

"Congratulations on the successful docking," a voice from Russia's
mission control said moments later.

A few hours later, two sets of hatches were opened and the three
smiling men floated into the space station one by one wearing bright
yellow space suits with blue accents. The standard-issue Russian
uniform is plain blue, and at least one of the men was seen wearing
this before take-off.

The moment was live-streamed by both NASA and the Russian agency
Roscosmos.

Read the full BBC News article and watch the video at
bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-60804949



THE RUGBY CLOCK.

A scheduled annual maintenance shutdown of the United Kingdoms MSF
service, to allow safe working on the masts and antennas, will take
place from Monday 4th April to Thursday 21st April 2022.

The service will be off-air from 07:00 to 17:00 UTC each day,
however transmission will be restored overnight whenever possible.

The Time from NPL is a radio signal broadcast from Cumbria, which
serves as the United Kingdom's national time reference.

The time signal is derived from three atomic clocks installed
at the transmitter site, and is based on time standards maintained
by the UK's National Physical Laboratory in Teddington.

The signal, also known as the MSF signal and formerly the Rugby
clock, is broadcast at a highly accurate frequency of 60 kHz and can
be received throughout the UK, and in much of northern and western
Europe. The signal's carrier frequency is maintained at 60 kHz to
within 2 parts in a TRILLION !




REGION TWO

The Arecibo Observatory, former home of the iconic radio telescope,
is opening its doors to visitors once more, according to a report in
ARNewsLine.

The powerful radio telescope in Puerto Rico is long gone following a
collapse in 2020, but its visitor centre and observation deck are
back in business. Guests making reservations in advance are able to
see what's left of the reflective dish that helped researchers win a
Nobel Prize in Physics in 1993.

There is also a tribute to the iconic radio telescope itself. An
outdoor exhibit features artefacts recovered from the telescope and
its platform.



REGION THREE

NEW ZEALAND

Conference Update: New date and location

The original venue James Cook Grand Chancellor Wellington advised
NZART Headquarters they can no longer host due to COVID related
events.

In light of this NZART Council agreed to change the date and venue
as there was no alternative.


Date of Conference is now 10-11 September 2022

Venue: Brentwood Hotel, Wellington.

NZART AGM Commencement: 10.30am Saturday September 10
in the Brentwood.



HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT



NOW CONTEST WISE:-
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2022
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CQ Amateur Radio magazine is following the example set by RSGB and
will not accept competitive entries in any of its sponsored contests
by amateur radio stations in Russia, Belarus or the separatist
Donbas region of Ukraine

The CQ Amateur Radio magazine statement reads:

In light of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia and Belarus, it will
not accept competitive entries in any of its sponsored contests by
amateur radio stations in Russia, Belarus or the separatist Donbas
region of Ukraine (unofficial D1 prefix). Logs submitted by these
stations will be accepted only as check logs. In addition, contacts
with these stations by other participants will have zero point value
and will not count as multipliers.

This is in line with a similar action taken by the Radio Society of
Great Britain, following the lead of other international sports
federations around the world.

(SouthGate)

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Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint

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

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The Don Edwards Memorial Slow Morse Contest 2 days starting
May 14 1800 concluding May 15 16:00

Saturday evening 14th May between 6pm and 9pm Eastern Standard Time
on 80 metres.

Sunday afternoon 15th May between 1pm and 4pm Eastern Standard Time
on 40 metres.

(vk2emu)

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International CQ Pride contest June 4-6

(Luke VK3UKW)

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New World Wide Digital Contest also June 4-6

arrl.org/news/arrl-announces-new-world-wide-digital-contest

(SouthGate)

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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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IARU HF World Championship
NEXT contest is July 9 and 10.

(ref)

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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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WIA - NZART OCEANIA CONTEST

PHONE - First full weekend in October
0600 UTC Saturday to 0600 UTC Sunday

CW - Second full weekend in October
0600 UTC Saturday to 0600 UTC Sunday

Log deadline for ALL logs - 31 October.

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WIA VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS

SPRING 2022 is in NOVEMBER

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Now Denis VK4AE contest Manager for the John Moyle Field Day 2022.

"Logs have been arriving steadily those that already been received
seem to be not as many as the number received at this point after
the contest last year. The mixture is about 50% home stations.

The logs do not appear to have met with as many delivery
difficulties this year and the direct e-mail address seems to be
working well.

It is still highly recommended that once you have submitted your
log you should check a bit later that your callsign has been added
to the list of logs received. If your call is not on the list, then
it might not have been received.

A couple of logs have been submitted as a PDF which is just a
picture and contains no more useful information to the contest than
a picture of a flower as the data is not accessible electronically
and hence usable to me. In the same way a couple of logs were
submitted using a Cabrillo format that does not contain all of the
information required by the JMMFD rules and requires much extra work
for the Contest Manager to attempt to fix those logs.

Some club stations were operated during the contest that have not
yet provided a log. Perhaps, in your club you have to rely on
Mr. Somebody to get the log done, get in touch and give him a hand
to get it finished and submitted. Have you considered getting a
senior secondary student to complete the log for you? Maybe you
might inspire an interest in Ham Radio?

It is timely to remind you all that while there is not a lot of time
left to submit the log and it will pass quickly and the final date
is the 8th April 2022. This is required by the very long lead times
now for the AR Magazine.

Following this date all of the logs will be processed and the
results prepared and made available soon after. The results will be
shown on the WIA contest page as soon as they are ready.

So check that your call is on the list, resend the log if it isnt."


Thanks Denis and it might also be a good idea to submit your log now
as you never know what can happen to delay you in the next few days.


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DX WINDOW
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Listen for D 6 AB until the 29th of March from the Comoros Islands
(AF-007).

Also participating in this weekends CQWW WPX SSB Contest

160-6 meters using CW, SSB and the Digital modes.

QSL via his home callsign direct. K 6 ZO

(ARNewsLine)

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PJ4, BONAIRE.

John, KK9A, will once again be active as PJ4/KK9A from the
"Radio House" on Bonaire until this Wednesday, March 30th
on 160-10 meters using CW and SSB.

QSL via WD9DZV.

(opdx)

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On the air will be TM 8 C from the Island of Brehat between the
23rd and 30th of April on 40, 30 and 20 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8.

QSL to his home callsign F6CUK, direct, by the Bureau, and LoTW.


(ARNewsLine)

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A year-long special event began Hungary on March 15th using the
callsign HG 2 PS.

Hams are marking the 200th birthday of Sandor Petofi, a
revolutionary and celebrated poet.

The station will be on the air until March 15th, 2023.

Be listening on all bands for operators using CW, SSB and FT8.

QSL via HA 8 RD, ClubLog or LoTW.

(ARNewsLine)

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9H6, MALTA (Special Event).

9 H 6 CAP will commemorate the 80th anniversary of the destruction of
the Capuchin Monastery and the Church (on Easter Saturday bomb
attack, April 4-5th, 1942), in Floriana Malta, between April 1st and
June 30th.

QSL via 9H1CJ direct only.

(opdx)

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Frans, PC2F will be active as PF01MAX until the 20th of November,
over the twenty-two Grand Prix weekends of this year's FIA Formula
One World Championship.

For PF 01 MAX, you QSL via PC2F either direct, via the bureau,
Logbook of The World or eQSL

(rsgb)

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

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

For one week in April, the World Wide Flora & Fauna program is urging
hams throughout the Americas to participate in its "Parks in the
Americas Week" between April 3rd and April 10th. Operation qualifies
hams for recognition in the International Awards Program of the WWFF
and it makes each chosen natural setting a winner too. Activation
with a portable station calls attention to these nature preservation
areas, which are listed on the WWFF website. The names of all
qualifying natural areas can be obtained by contacting the national
WWFF coordinator in each country.

Ronaldo, PS8RV, the Brazilian national coordinator, wrote on the
WWFF website that hams will be permitted to operate on CW, SSB, FM
and FT8 and there will also be awards for shortwave listeners.

(Amateur Radio Newsline)




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

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


CAMSAT's CAS-10 is an 8U CubeSat.

A follow on mission from CAS-9 and also known as Hope-4 (XW-4),
CAS-10 is an 8U CubeSat, approx. 228 x455x 100mm, with a mass of 12kg.

Included in her payload the satellite will carry a camera, and the
pictures it takes are stored in the flash memory on the satellite,
They have designed a simple remote control system based on DTMF, and
amateur radio enthusiasts around the globe will be able to send DTMF
commands to download the camera photos.

http://www.amsat.org.uk/iaru/




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- BALLOONING

kniakrls.com/2022/03/18/pcgs-balloon-launch-spans-globe-nine-times/

That's the link to the map of the flight and story that follows

KNIA, an AM news station in the USA are reporting how the Pella
Christian Grade School 8th grade science classes launched an
amateur radio GPS tracker on a scientific balloon on November 2
last year with the help of their local Pella Amateur Radio Club.

The students were able to track their balloon on their computers
and smart-phones as it travelled around the world in the jet stream.
Their balloon flew for 130 days and travelled around the world over
9 times and reached speeds of 177 mph, and finally came down in the
middle of the Atlantic Ocean just a week or so back.




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

Amateur radio payload for the Chinese (Tiangong) space station

The IARU satellite frequency coordination panel report an
application has been submitted for an amateur radio payload to be
hosted on the Tiangong space station

The coordination request says:

CSSARC is the amateur radio payload for Chinese Space Station,
proposed by Chinese Radio Amateurs Club, Aerospace System
Engineering Research Institute of Shanghai and Harbin Institute of
Technology.

The first phase of the payload is capable of providing the following
functions utilizing the VHF/UHF amateur radio band:

1. V/V or U/U crew voice;

2. V/U or U/V FM repeater;

3. V/V or U/U 1k2 AFSK digipeater;

4. V/V or U/U SSTV or digital image.

The payload will provide resources for radio amateurs worldwide to
make contacts with on-board astronauts, or communicate with each
other. It will also play a rule to inspire students to pursue
interests and careers in science, technology, engineering and math,
and to encourage more people to get interested in amateur radio.

Planned is a launch from Wenchang in Q3 2022 to the Chinese Space
Station.

Source IARU satellite frequency coordination
amsat.org.uk/iaru/




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- MILITARY

News from the ANZAC front - RadioAmateurs remember

AM and CW on ANZAC Day, 25th April 2022

The traditional AM & CW event organised by Mike "Banjo" Patterson
VK4MIK and the Tablelands Radio Group of Far North Queensland, will
again take to the air for the 10th year.

It honours those modes used by service personnel in earlier wars.

The concept developed by the Tableland Radio Group in Far North
Queensland basically asks us to consider changing modes on ANZAC Day
nets, as an honour and Amateur Radio salute to those who served or
are serving.

The annual event involves ex-military sites and related museums plus
many stations will be also operating and switching to the old modes
during the day.

Northern AM operations will centre around 7125kHz.

(theTARCinc)




Request for Information Please:

Phil Mikkelson is a writer and is looking to learn about radio
operators during World War 2 in the Pacific, things like how
operators would actually operate the 1000 ZC1 Mk I radio,
the power needed, the challenges of that set and operating from a
harsh pacific island condition.

(They also used the Playfair cipher to pass on the messages to
headquarters)

Contact Kris at his email address shown in this weeks text edition
of WIA National News.

krismikkelson3@gmail.com




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- QRP and WEAK SIGNAL COMMUNICATION
QRP day is always June 17.

JARL will operate several special event stations for QRP Day from
April through to June 2022. QRP day is always June 17.

In Japan, Q cannot be used for call sign suffix, so Call Signs will
be 8J (then call area number ) followed by VLP representing
Very Low Power of 5W


IARU HF Championship, JARL will operate 8N (call sign area numeral)
HQ during and possibly before and after the contest. The operators
look forward to having QSO with as many stations as possible
including HQ stations of other IARU Member Societies.

The IARU HF Championship as you would have heard from Felix, VK4FUQ
over the year is the second full weekend of July, beginning 1200 UTC
Saturday and ending 1159 UTC Sunday i.e. July 9-10 in 2022

( 73 de JARL International Ken Yamamoto JA1CJP intl@jarl.org )




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- YOTA
(Youth On The Air)
youtube.com/channel/UClAapljf0VQ751sOgu2IzaA
twitter.com/hamyota
YOTA Contest 2022 Youth On The Air (ham-yota.com)


Now Alec,VK2APC.

In one US school, lessons on electronics theory and the
electromagnetic spectrum have graduated to a level way beyond theory.

Tuesday nights in a high school biology room, members of the
Columbiana Clippers Amateur Radio Club, K 8 LPS, can be found calling
CQ. Not only are they logging contacts; they're gaining a deeper
understanding of the lessons about the electromagnetic spectrum.

Also ham radio is providing geography lessons since the students
always look up any DX contact they've worked for the first time.
The other map provided, is teaching the geography of electronics:
how to read circuits and interpret schematics.

Some students, however, are finding a roadmap for life.

Katie Campbell, KE 8 LQR, said becoming a ham has helped her with
leadership skills, giving presentations, mathematics ability and
communications.

She said:

[and I quote]

"Amateur radio in general has helped me in every aspect of my life."

[endquote]

For VK1WIA National News, I am Alec VK2APC in Sydney.

( For more info visit https://ham-yota.com/contest )

(sourced via ARNewsLine)





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


The role of radio amateurs radio amateurs in assisting in the rescue
of firefighters buried in a cave near Altinpolis was recognized in
a Civil Defence ceremony

During the ceremony, the "Resilient Municipality Certificate" was
awarded to cities that stood out in the way they manage risk and
disaster reduction, as well as the delivery of a symbolic key by the
State Governor to the Secretary of Civil Defence, representing the
100 vehicles destined to municipal civil defences.

The National Coordinator of RENER, Hilton Libanori PY2BBQ, was
invited to perform the medal delivery.

Source LABRE via SouthGate
tinyurl.com/mksdjxhu




SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - VHF AND ABOVE
(The Plumbers Delight)

134 GHz World Record Wednesday, March 2nd 2022 at 14:23 UTC

Michael DB6NT and Matthias DK5NJ

DK5NJ on the Scheekopf (977 m ASL) near Gehlberg JO50JP19QU

DB6NT on the Fichtelberg (1210 m ASL) near Klingenthal JO60LK43LC

distance 157,0 km

QSO on 134 GHz at 14:23 UTC mit 599 = World record!

(dk5nj.de)




I'M JOHN KNOX VK4FJRK AND THIS IS REWIND

What Does 73 Mean in Ham Radio?

The phrase seventy-three or seven three is often uttered at the
end of a ham radio conversation. If you are a new user, you will
immediately be baffled about its meaning. Seasoned operators of
ham radios, however, are aware of ham radio 73 meaning, as well as
other codes.

In our ham radio jargon, 73 means "Best Regards."

BUT:- What is its origin?

Traditionally, users of amateur radios and similar forms of
communication do not have the luxury of time. They make the most out
of every second that they are on the air. Hence, they must use
short-hand codes, and one of them is 73.

The ham radio 73 code is from the Phillips code. This is a string of
numeric messages that were created for cutting the transmission time
during radio communication.

One of the earliest documents that show the meaning of the 73 code
is the National Telegraphic Review Operators Guide. It was released
in 1857, which was meant to create a standard guide on how radio
operators communicate around the world.

In 1857, however, the meaning of 73 was not Best Regards.

During that time, 73 meant My Love to You. It is a literal
expression of the love of one person to the other over the radio.
It might seem flowery, but it was a standard code used by telegraph
operators to show how they wish the other person well.

Meanwhile, in the 92 Code published in 1859, 73s meaning changed
slightly. It was similar to the first list released in 1857.
It was created by Western Union and had numbers up to 92 with
different meanings. In such code, 73 meant All My Love. This also
means accepting my compliments, showing appreciation to the person
you are talking to.

From 1859 to 1900, code 73 in ham radio continued to evolve.
According to The Telegraph Instructor by Dodge, it meant compliments.
Meanwhile, if you look at The 20th-century Manual of Railway and
commercial Telegraphy, you will see that 73 meant my compliments to
you or compliments.

In the early 1900s, the first publication of Theodore A. Edisons
Telegraphy Self-Taught defined code 73 as compliments.

Meanwhile, the Dodge Manuals 1902 edition is the first document to
note that 73 means best regards, which model most ham radio
operators are following these days.

So from me, John Knox VK4FJRK I bid you all SEVENTY THREE

https://tinyurl.com/3rwr6cad


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2022 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 - REDFEST Sat. April 9 St Michaels College Caboolture (vk4bz)
Sellers can start filling tables after 7am.
The venue for selling will open at 9am although
the public can gather from 8am onwards for breakfast


VK5 - South Coast Amateur radio club Buy & Sell Sunday 24 April (vk5dad)


VK2 - MAYHAM at Wyong Race Course 8.30am May 1 (vk2ji)

The CCARC has been operating an annual amateur radio field day for over 60 years. Hosted at Wyong Race Course in New South Wales.

Entry of MAYHAM opens at 8:30 AM on May the 1st for the general public to enjoy Commercial Traders, Exhibitors, Lectures and car boot sales, there's something for everyone.

Examinations will be held for both Australian and US amateur radio qualifications.

As always theres a bumper raffle with tickets costing $5 each and to beat the rush you can even buy them online in advance via the website mayham.org.au as long as you dont live outside of VK or in VK1 or VK3 where we could not get licences. Online ticket sales will close at 12pm on May 1; one hour before the draw.

The prizes are

First prize; a Yaesu FTDX10 transceiver.

Second prize; An AnyTone AT-D878UV-two Plus VHF/UHF HT AND an AnyTone AT-778UV
UHF/VHF mobile radio.

Third prize is a NanoVNA and RF Demo Kit.

In the foxhunt an MMDVM hotspot will be the prize.

Raffle terms and conditions and much more information can be found at mayham.org.au

The CCARC look forward to seeing you at Wyong!

For the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club, Im Ed Durrant VK2JI.



VK2 - Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club Annual Field Day June 11/12


The Oxley Region Amateur Radio Clubs 46th annual Field Day will be
held at the Wauchope Showground hall on Saturday and Sunday the
11th and 12th of June 2022 during the Queens Birthday Long Weekend.

There will be all the usual field day activities including foxhunting
and a homebrew display.

The Field Day dinner will be held at the Port Macquarie Golf Club
on the Saturday night.

Mark your calendar now for the June Long Weekend.

The Wauchope Showground permits camping so it is possible to stay on
site in your own motor home, caravan or tent with power and
amenities but you must book ahead with the Showground Caretaker.

(VK2ZHE)



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



VK - WIA AGM (VIRTUAL EVENT) May 7 (vk8zz)
wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2022/20220303-1/index.php




FINAL FINAL

A MORSE CODE MESSAGE 'ACCORDION' TO HIM.

Last up, we offer you a serenade that's also a CW Serenade.
Morse Code enthusiasts have often likened the pattern of all those
dits and dahs to music. Now one ham in the USA has taken things
one step further. Paul Braun WD9GCO hits the final high notes this
week with this story.

PAUL: Paul Castonguay KC1LBL is a ham who not only composes messages
when he's on the air he can also compose a little music when he's
off the air.

It's basic music with these basic lyrics: "CQ QRP." To get that
message sent, he uses a special kind of keyer. It's not a bug,
an iambic paddle or a cootie. Well, actually, it's not a keyer at
all. It's an accordion. Paul performs his one-minute song on the
accordion to an appreciative audience of YouTube viewers.
Fear not, music-lovers. Even if you are completely CW-challenged or
simply very QRS, this performance comes with its own automatic
decoder. It has subtitles. You can watch his YouTube performance by
using the link found in the text version of this week's newscast.
He's not expecting any QSL cards. Just applause.

For Amateur Radio Newsline I'm Paul Braun WD9GCO.

youtube.com/watch?v=gKhVRtvHEn4



Reception Reports

WIA News rebroadcasters often give Short Wave Listeners a
welcome to the broadcast as they commence call-backs
straight after the Local News. Local news follows National
news in all states. It would be great if those SWL's would
email their reception reports and location to
callbacks@wia.org.au



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If you would like to submit news items for possible inclusion
in the VK1WIA broadcasts, please email your item in text to
nationalnews@wia.org.au and don't JUST send url's links or
posters, but take the time to pen YOUR contribution.

To submit audio, email nationalnews@wia.org.au
and send BOTH the audio and the text

We would appreciate items certainly no longer than 1.5 mts in
length as we only have a half hour.

Remember the sooner you submit material the more the
likelihood of it being broadcast in the very next edition of
WIA National News.

Each recorded item will only be broadcast once, if you want a couple
of mentions, please submit different slants to keep your
event 'fresh' and always if the news room is to read your
item --- write it in the 3rd person. (First if YOU are
reading your own item)


A reminder when supplying HamFest info we obviously can't
plug DEALS from commercial traders "on air", but we at the
WIA will put your supporters 'goods' in this text edition
"no worries."

We will not give blatant 'plugs' to raffles, be it raffles
at the event or "on-line".



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Oh... and to contact us with your news because
If It Matters To You It Matters To Us!


Click the links below to download the most recent edition of
National News, BUT this is ONLY the backup site!

WIANEWS backup thanks to Brendan VK4BLP can be found on
wiaq.org.au

BACKUPS OF THE BACKUP!! thanks to Tony VK7AX
www.vk7ax.id.au/wianews/

wia.org.au/members/broadcast/wianews/ (This is the link
to the original text version and original audio on wia site)


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Societies and Club News Letter Editors can EXCHANGE a feed
prior to the actual broadcast date, e-mail
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Call-backs follow the RF editions, but also for text readers
you may lodge a quick reply to let us know you read it, who
knows, you might even get a "cheerio call".

Thanks to our dedicated band of broadcast volunteers who
utilize their time and equipment in bringing you this weekly
broadcast.
Who and where are they?
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The purpose of "WIANews" is to rapidly provide news of
interest to WIA affiliated clubs and active amateurs residing
in Australia and the globe.

We strongly encourage membership in the Wireless Institute of
Australia and participation in the activities of local clubs.
Opinions expressed in "WIANews" are those of the writers who
submit material and do not necessarily reflect those of the
rebroadcasters, nor the National WIA, but IF broadcast, are
done so in the spirit in which they were submitted."

Material may be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form,
a credit to WIANews wouldn't go astray...

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News call back tally then please send through your call-backs
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