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2022 APRIL 3 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA
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THE BEST NEWS YOU'LL GET ALL WEEK

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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING APRIL 3 2022
IN OUR 27th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

THE BEST NEWS YOU'LL GET ALL WEEK

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

John EI7GL reports Ofcom is now issuing some UK radio amateurs with
temporary Innovation and Research licences to transmit in the 40 MHz
band

On his blog John writes:

Roger, G3XBM in the east of England can operate from the 2nd of
April for 1-year with 5-watts. Roger writes... " It permits me to
use 40 - 42MHz with digital modes (including CW) at 5W ERP max.

I expect to be mostly on FT8 around 40.676 MHz."

It is understood G0JJL, G0JHC and G7PUV either have or are applying
for licences.

Read the full blog post at
ei7gl.blogspot.com/2022/03/several-radio-amateurs-in-uk-obtain.html




Finland's national amateur radio society the SRAL reports over
200 people have started training for amateur radio licenses since
the start of the year




REGION TWO

The FCC has announced it would start charging for US amateur radio
licenses on April 19, 2022, a fee of $35 when they apply for a
license and again every time they renew or upgrade their license.

FCC Wireless Fees notice of effective date
fcc.gov/document/effective-date-wireless-application-fee-rates




AMSAT Argentina has prepared and donated to Cocoantar
(Antarctic Joint Command), a beacon operating in WSPR mode, it was
installed and began its operation at 40, 20, 15 and 10m from the
Esperanza (Hope) Antarctic base, emitting with Call Sign LU 1 ZV.

To track, maps, graph and details see
lu7aa.org/dx.asp?call=LU1ZV




REGION THREE

Bharthi Prasad, a well-known amateur radio operator in India, has
helped with several relief operations across the country during
natural calamities. Testing times have come once again for her when
she saved the lives of terrified Indian students in Ukraine at the
beginning of the war, from her radio shack in Saidabad.

I got in touch with a radio HAM from Ukraine while making contacts.
He identified himself as Vishnu, a Keralite, and informed that
there are several Indian students with him in a bunker, some 30 km
from Kyiv. On not receiving any response from the Indian
government, she contacted radio HAMs in Poland and Budapest, who
then gave their details and helped the students to be evacuated."




Chairman of the Japan Amateur Radio League, JG1KTC Yoshinori Oo
writing in the JARL news says the number of JARL members has
increased from the previous year for the second consecutive year.

He said "We would like to express our deep gratitude to all the
members and other related parties for their support and cooperation.
As the attention and expectations for amateur radio increase,
we will work harder to promote amateur radio, and it is more
important for as many people as possible to play an active role as
members of the federation, and the satisfaction of all members will
continue. We will continue to work on the management of the
federation by striving to improve and further enhance membership
services of the Japan Amateur Radio League."

Chairman JG1KTC Yoshinori Oo March 22 2022.

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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT



CONTEST WISE:-
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2022
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This is Denis VK4AE Contest Manager for the John Moyle Memorial
Field Day.

The log delivery has speeded up considerably this week and so far
there is 150 logs submitted with about 50% of them for home stations.
This should serve as a reminder to get moving as there is only
until Friday the 8th of April to submit your log.

Most logs are using VKCL and are easy to process but a significant
number have been received in Cabrillo Format from N1MM+ and as
these logs are missing a lot of information as required by the
contest and so have to be dealt with by hand and this has multiplied
my workload considerably. Those station who have been asked for
more details are often very reluctant to provide anything.

Many club stations who have been active in the contest have still
not submitted their logs so maybe it might be time to offer a hand
to help your club complete their log.

So do not forget to submit your log this week as you will miss out
if it is received after Midnight on Friday.

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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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DX WINDOW
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VK 90 ABC an Aussie station celebrating 90 years of the National
Broadcaster and is operating all this year

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TIME GENTTLEMEN TIME

A 30 MINUTE ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY

Details shortly.

German North Pole DXpedition

Operators Martina DF3TS and Thomas DC8TM will activate Svalbard
as JW/home calls to start their DXpedition between April 9-12th.
Activity will be on SSB and FT8.

They will then be active from a Russian "Severnyi Polyus" the
Scientific Polar Drifting Base approx. 80kms from the North Pole
on the Arctic Ocean where they will activate the WWFF area RFF-0176.

Operators will use their special callsigns DP 0 LE (when written out
this call looks like the word POLE) and as RA/DC8TM/P and RA/DF3TS/P
to represent the Russian flag of the camp between April 14-17th.

Activity will be on 40/30/20/17 meters using SSB and FT8. Activity
from the North Pole (90 Degrees North) - under DP0LE and DC8TM/P
together with Martina DF3TS/P will take place sometime during this
time (The exact schedule will depend very much on weather
conditions) on 20 meters [14244 kHz (+/-)]. !!

NOW NOTE activity is limited to approx. 30 minutes!!

(SouthGate)

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France's REF reports the special event station TM97WARD will be on
the air April 16-25 to celebrate World Amateur Radio Day which takes
place on April 18

As last year, the REF has planned to celebrate WARD (World Amateur
Radio Day) by activating the special call sign TM97WARD from
April 16-25, 2022.

Also DARC, the German IARU Member Societys Team SES have activated
special call sign DA 22 WARD until 30 April in celebration of World
Amateur Radio Day on 18 April.

(SouthGate)

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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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4X74 and 4Z74 ISRAEL Special Event.

Israel celebrates 74 years of Independence this year.

Amateur radio operators from Israel will be using the special
prefixes 4X74 and 4Z74 starting May 5th until May 11.

QSL cards will be uploaded to LoTW

Some of the operators may be using these special callsigns during
the Holyland Contest the weekend of April 15 - April 16th.

For more details see:
iarc.org/iarc/#HolylandContest

(opdx)

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UNITED STATES (Special Event).

Members of the Scranton Pocono Amateur Radio Club (SPARK - K3CSG)
will be active as N3T from Steamtown, Scranton, PA, between May 13
- 15, to celebrate "National Train Day" (May 14th) and
National Preservation Month.

This is a POTA park as well, K-0864, The K3CSG operating schedule
will be tentatively 14:00 UTC to 21:00 (UTC) each day depending on
park operating hours.

Check QRZ.com

(opdx)

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Mario, IZ3KVD, is in Zambia using the callsign 9J2MYT. He will be
there in Lusaka until June. Listen for him on SSB on 40, 20, 17, 15
and 10 meters. Send QSLs via IZ3KVD.

(ARNewsLine)

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3A, MONACO.

Members of Association of Radio Amateurs from Monaco (ARM) will use
the special callsign 3A5M to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the
passing of Prince Albert 1st of Monaco (1848-1922).

He was a humanist, founder of the Institute of Peace, scientist,
founder of the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, of the Oceanographic
institute, the Institute of Human Palaeontology, etc....

Activity will take place between April 1st and May 31st.

Operations will be on various HF bands using CW, SSB and the Digital
modes.

QSL via the 3A Bureau.

(OPDX)

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9H6, MALTA (Special Event).

9 H 6 CAP is commemorating 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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NETHERLANDS, PA.

PA 75 DXCC on air until August 2 celebrates the 75th anniversary of
the first post-World War II list of DXCC members published in the
July 1947 issue of QST. QSL via operator's instructions.

(SouthGate)

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Z 81 D from Juba in South Sudan until the 11th of September.
Activity is holiday style.
QSL Z 81 D via OM 3 JW.

(RSGB)

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INDONESIA.

7B2C, 7B2E, 7B2T, 7B2H and 7B2O are QRV until the end of October 2022
to celebrate the Javanese-Hindu Ceto Temple that was built in 1475.

Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB and FT8.
QSL via operators' instructions.

(arrl)

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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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BBC centenary special event GB 100 BBC

Members of the BBCs radio club, The London BBC Radio Group, have
been granted an exceptional all-year Special Event callsign to help
celebrate the BBCs centenary year in 2022.

GB100BBC will operate throughout the year from the headquarters
station in Broadcasting House, London.

(southgatearc.org)

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Danish DX Group celebrates 50 years

The Danish DX Group (DDXG) was founded May 27, 1972.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary special event station OZ 50 DDXG
is on-the-air until December 31, 2022

Radio amateurs around the world can obtain the anniversary award by
having contacts using CW, Phone or Digital modes with the
anniversary station OZ 5 DDXG.

The anniversary station may be contacted once on each band and with
each modulation type in every month. Each approved contact counts
1 point.

Full details on
www.qrz.com/db/OZ50DDXG

SouthGate)

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Hadrian's Wall Special Event Station

There will be two special event stations GB1900HA and GB1900HW
running throughout the year to commemorate 1900 years since the
building of Hadrians Wall.

QSL Via Logbook of the World and Club Log OQRS.

See QRZ.com for more info on GB1900HA and GB1900HW

Further info at:
tinyurl.com/a78xy29x

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Irish Radio Transmitters Society hams are using the special callsign
EI 90I RTS to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of Ireland's
national society. Listen for the EI 90 IRTS callsign.

QSL via EI6AL.

(ARNewsLine)

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NETHERLANDS.

Members of VERON's section of Mid and North Limburg are QRV with
special call sign PI 75 LIM to celebrate their 75th anniversary.

QSL via bureau.

(arrl)

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A year-long special event began Hungary on March 15th using 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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NET ADVICE

The Pride Radio Group is a world wide collective of queer radio operators
and their allies - who strive to demonstrate and promote acceptance of
operators regardless of who they are or who they love.

The Pride Radio Group weekly net is held at 02:00 (UTC) / currently 13:00
(Sydney) on Sunday afternoons and can be found on the VK2ROT 70cm repeater,
on EchoLink at the VK-Ragchew conference server, FreeDMR Talkgroup 969 and
a range of other modes.

The Pride Radio Group appreciates the support of the Waverley Amateur Radio
Societyfor allowing use of their repeater for carrying this net.

For more information visit the Pride Radio Group website at
https://prideradio.group, membership is free with and comes with a strong
sense of community built around the group discord server.


*Connection Modes*
IRLP 9550
FreeDMR TG#969
Brandmeister TG#3168094
AllStar 2105
M17 M17-OMO A
P25 50535
D-Star XLX432 D
EchoLink KJ7OMO-L (569391)


*Contact Information:*
Pride Radio Group VI2022PRIDE VK3PRG K3PRG

Jared Quinn VK2WAY cq@vk2way.id.au

Audio version:

freedmr.vk2way.id.au/news/news-2022-03-30-pride-radio-group.wav

Jared Quinn

*VK2WAY*Sydney, Australia (Grid: QF56oc)
e: cq@vk2way.id.au w: *https://vk2way.id.au <https://vk2way.id.au>*
m: +61 434 624465 ph: +61 2 8000 8822 hamshack: 33 000 000 30


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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.

hema.org.uk/index.jsp
minesontheair.com/about-mota
parksontheair.com/
sota.org.uk
sotawatch.sota.org.uk/en/
wwffaustralia.com/


Here's one no matter our walking climbing ability we ALL should be
able to meet.

HEMA

HEMA stands for HuMPs Excluding Marilyns Award.

To the uninitiated that might look like gobbledegook.
A HuMP is a summit that has Hundred Metre Prominence, meaning that
it sticks up above the surrounding land by at least 100m.

A Marilyn is a summit with 150m prominence.

HEMA then is an award for HuMPs with a prominence of less than 150m.

Marilyns have their own award scheme through SOTA. The HEMA scheme
currently operates in the UK and Ireland, other parts of Europe and
here in Australia. If you would like more information on the HEMA
scheme please contact

newDXCC@hema.org.uk





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





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

EU-089.

Tony, CU 8 AS, will be active as CQ 84 AS from Flores Island
between April 13 - 19 and prefix CQ84 is to celebrate his 84th
birthday. Activity will be on 160-10 meters using mainly CW with
some SSB.

(opdx)




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP --- MILITARY

Vietnam War Veterans Amateur Radio Event 2022

The Amateur Radio Alliance (ARA) has been accepted as one of the
non-profit organizations that will be observing and honouring
US veterans of the Vietnam War.

National Vietnam War Veterans Day in the USA is observed every year
on March 29 and is a way to thank and honour their nation's Vietnam
veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

The Amateur Radio Alliance will be recognizing Vietnam veterans and
everyone who contacts their KP 4 ARA club will receive a
commemorative QSL.

More information at KP4ARA QRZ.com
kp4ara@gmail.com

(SouthGate)




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 April bulletin to go to air.

As usual, well have the latest Club news followed by an item by
WIA historian, Peter Wolfenden, VK3RV, featuring recorded comments
by several amateurs who were involved with the opening of the
shortwave bands in the 1920s, after which you can hear the
fascinating story of how Heathkit, probably the best-known
electronic kitset manufacturer ever, originally sold not radios but
light aircraft. In fact, Heathkits founder, Edward Heath, never
sold an electronic kit in his life!

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

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.

Members and Friends of the RAOTC in Perth are reminded that the next
lunchtime meeting at the Bayswater Hotel is on Tuesday, April 12th.
All are welcome but do remember that WA Public Health rules apply.

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

73 from Clive VK6CSW.




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


Exercise Cloudless Dawn

The Peel Amateur Radio Group in Western Australia will be holding
Exercise Cloudless Dawn 1, a communications exercise in the
Mandurah WA area on Sunday, April 10th.

The exercise will involve Mandurah Local Emergency organisations,
including the Police, SES, Hospital and Bushfire Brigade, and will
simulate a complete State-wide failure of the Internet after a
cyber attack.

PARG will be separately deploying its emergency communications
trailer and antenna trailer (PARG1 and PARG2), and will have
operators at various Headquarters and critical sites.

2m, 70cm, 80m, 40m and 20m, operating with both voice and WinLink
for message handling.

The exercise will run from 0945 WA time until 1300 WA time
Sunday April 10th. If youre in WA and youd like to listen in,
the primary frequencies will be 146.550MHz FM, 439.000MHz FM,
the Mandurah Repeater on 146.850MHz (91.5Hz sub-tone for access)
and the Mount William repeater 146.900MHz.

For other listening frequencies (including 80, 40 and 20m) and more
information, see the Whats New page of the PARG website
www.parg.org.au which will have a link to the Exercise Cloudless
Dawn Plan and associated Coms Plan when these are finalised closer
to the event.

Cheers from Mark Bosma, VK2KI / VK6QI for the Peel Amateur Radio
Group.




Now in its 20th year, SOS Radio Week celebrates the work of the
volunteers of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the
United Kingdom, National Coastwatch Institution and, in 2022,
the many independent lifeboat and rescue organisations around
UK coasts.

SOS Radio Week starts on 1 May 2022 and concludes on 31 May 2022
to coincide with the RNLIs own Mayday fundraising month.

For further details please visit sosradioweek.org.uk

(RSGB)


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I'M JOHN KNOX VK4FJRK AND THIS IS REWIND

Amateur radio in Belfast in the 1920's

The Institution of Engineering and Technology has published an
article about Eric Megaw 6 MU ( GI 6 MU ), a radio amateur in
Belfast in the 1920's

Eric's radio achievements featured in the newspapers of the time.
When aged only 15 he hit the headlines in the local press, under the
title of Belfast, Ireland Boy Spans Ocean (December 12 1923).

In October 1924 the Belfast Telegraph carried the story
Belfast Boy Receives 12,000 Mile Signal.

On August 15, 1925, the Irish Telegraph published a picture of Eric
and his amateur station and in 1926 under the title,
Belfast Talks to India: Amateurs Fine Performance it was
reported that On Wednesday evening Belfast radio amateur,
Mr Eric Megaw (GI6MU), who has for some time been experimenting with
low power telephony on short waves, established telephone
communication with Mr H. Beck (Radio Y-HBK) at Kohat, India.

Mr Beck, reported speech quite OK, fairly strong, with no
distortion. This is understood to be the first time words spoken in
Ireland have been heard in India, and, as Mr Megaw was using an
input of only 30 watts (about half the power used by an ordinary
electric light) and a single 20 watt Mullard transmitting valve, the
transmission is probably a record for low power and simple apparatus.

Read the IET article at
https://ietarchivesblog.org/2019/02/06/eric-megaw-and-amateur-wireless-transmissions-of-the-1920s/


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2022 Social Scene



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

TEXT EDITION ONLY

Hi, its John Saunders VK4BZ on behalf of the Redcliffe & Districts Radio Club

Yes, thats right Redfest 22 is on Saturday 9th April at St Michaels College, The Abbey Place, Caboolture.

The gates open for sellers from 7:00am to set up tables, and for buyers from 9:00am until 2:00pm.

Breakfast is available from 7:00am with Dougies famous bacon and egg rolls and cups of tea or coffee to fuel your ham shopping stamina.

Entry is only $5.00 per person and if youve got some things to sell, you can still book a table for $10.00 each. Simply contact the convener by email to: secretary@redclifferadioclub.org.au

There will be heaps of tables with pre-loved goodies for you to purchase, along with commercial sellers for you to browse as well.

Navigating to Redfest is easy! You can Google St Michaels College or follow these simple directions: from the M1 turn toward Bribie Island at the Bribie Island Road exit. Drive for 5.6kms to Old Toorbul Point Road and turn left. Follow the Redfest signs for a few hundred meters and turn into St Michaels College.

Redfest comes but once per year so dont miss it! Saturday 9th April at St Michaels College, The Abbey Place, Caboolture.

This is John Saunders VK4BZ on behalf of the Redcliffe & Districts Radio Club.


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

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

VK3 - MOORABBIN HAMFEST 10am May 14 (vk3gl)

The Moorabbin and District Amateur Radio club is pleased to announce
the 2022 HamFest will be on Saturday 14th May with doors opening at
10am.

This is a Covid safe event - this year's event will be held at
The Kingston City Hall, corner of Nepean Highway and South Rd,
Moorabbin.

The Moorabbin Radio Club's annual HamFest is proud to be Victoria's
biggest with displays and sales of new and preloved equipment. This
event supported by commercial traders with specials on offer, as
well as the many second hand traders, and is an event not to be
missed for anyone interested in Radio Communications and Electronics.
As well as many bargains available on the day, there will be major
and minor door prizes, light refreshments will be available.

Trader table bookings online at www.mdrc.org.au/hamfest

General enquires can be made by emailing Graeme Lewis
vk3gl@wia.org.au or by phoning mobile 0418 171601.

Victoria's first HamFest for 2022 - A Must see, must come event!!



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

VK6 - PerthTech October 21-23 (vk6pop)

PerthTech is on the weekend October 21st to 23rd, in the springtime
in the Perth Hills. Attendance is free, you just pay for your lunch.
Interstate visitors are welcome.

Theres space onsite for campers and caravans, so you can make a
weekend of it, with activities on Friday night, the symposium on
Saturday, and workshops on Sunday morning.

Were calling for papers from potential presenters for our symposium
on Saturday. You can lodge your expression of interest to be a
presenter at our website, vk6.net.

Selected presenters will attend PerthTech as our guest.

This has been Bob VK6POP.

==============
Contact: PerthTech@vk6.net
Website: vk6.net
Bookings for attendees will open on July 1st 2022.




FINAL FINAL

SPECIAL EVENT HONOURS COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND LORETTA LYNN

Get ready for a birthday party on the air, marking one of the greats
in American country music history. We hear more about this special
event from Jim Damron N8TMW.


"The Amateur Radio Service Club of Paintsville, Kentucky will be
operating a special event station from the birthplace of American
country music star Loretta Lynn in Butcher Hollow in Van Lear,
Kentucky. The hams are commemorating her 90th birthday.

During her musical career, Ms. Lynn received numerous awards
including three Grammys, seven American Music Awards, eight
Broadcast Music Incorporated awards, 13 Academy of Country Music,
eight Country Music Association, and 26 fan-voted Music City News
awards.

The club will be using the callsign K4L, which stands for
Kentuckians for Loretta.

The special event station will be operating from Zero through 2359
hours UTC on April 14th, 2022 on all HF bands and on repeaters on
the East Kentucky Repeater System. They will also be operating some
of the digital modes, as well as CW.

For a specially-designed QSL card confirming your contact, send your
QSL and SASE to KY4ARC.

(Amateur Radio NewsLine)



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




Submitting news items

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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