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2022 OCTOBER 09 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 OCTOBER 9 2022
IN OUR 27th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

A Working Group has hit the ground running to develop the Wireless
Institute of Australias response to the ACMAs proposal on
Class Licensing and high power operation by Advanced amateurs.

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

PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.



STOP PRESS As seen across the socials this last week the Tassie Ham
Radio Conference and Expo has just become the place where ICOM is
doing the VK debut of their impressive IC-905 microwave rig.
Yes.you can see it at the expo, up close and personal and even talk
with Hiro the ICOM Engineer who will also be there. More later!



WIA

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This is Roger Harrison VK2ZRH.

A Working Group has hit the ground running to develop the Wireless
Institute of Australias response to the ACMAs proposal on
Class Licensing and high power operation by Advanced amateurs.

The deadline for responding to the ACMAs proposals is 29 November.
The ACMA intends to implement the proposed arrangements from
1 July 2023.

Leading the Working Group is the WIAs Regulatory Counsel,
Peter Young VK3MV. Peter has been licensed since 1965 and has a
background in maritime communications engineering. He is a former
Regional Manager with the ACMA in Melbourne and, since retiring,
held positions with the WIA as a director in the WIA Board,
director with the Region 3 International Amateur Radio Union (IARU)
and on the Spectrum Strategy committee.

Members of the Working Group come from a wide variety of backgrounds
and experience, but particularly having experience in preparing
persuasive responses to government proposals, expertise in
RF engineering, in science, and in the machinery of government.
Members also have interests in contesting and DX, home design and
construction, and propagation.

The first meeting of the Working Group was held by Zoom on Monday
3 October, which identified key issues to be addressed in developing
the WIAs response and setting regular meetings.

Firstly, it is clear that we will have to address the Class licensing
questions, and the matter of Advanced amateurs wishing to use
high power, as separate issues.

As weve done before, a survey of the Australian radio amateur
community will be held to gather viewpoints and suggestions from
individuals, groups and WIA Affiliated Clubs.

Look out for regular despatches from the WIA Working Group on the
ACMAs Class Licensing proposals.

This is Roger Harrison VK2ZRH for the WIA Working Group
responding to the ACMAs proposed Class Licensing and
high power regulations.


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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

Radio ham elected ITU Secretary General

Radio amateur Doreen Bogdan-Martin KD 2 JTX has become the first
woman to be elected as secretary-general of the International
Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Ms Bogdan-Martin KD2JTX decisively beat her Russian rival
Rashid Ismailov by 139 votes to 25. She will succeed Houlin Zhao,
who has been in the role since 2014, when her term begins on
1 January 2023.

On September 29 Doreen KD2JTX tweeted:

Immensely proud to be the first woman ever elected to the post of
ITU Secretary-General. We've finally smashed a 157-y.o. glass
ceiling! and I hope this result inspires women & girls everywhere
to dream big & make those dreams a reality!

twitter.com/ITUBDTDirector/status/1575403606131474433

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-63074895




IARU welcomes new member society

The IARU member-societies have voted to admit the SARU, Sudan Amateur Radio Union as its
newest member society. Founded on August 6, 2021, SARU has 54 licensed
radio amateurs as members.

Congratulations to the officers and members of our newest
member-societies!




Peter, SM 4 KEL has been awarded a gold medal by the Swedish Academy
of Engineering Sciences (IVA):

Peter, who also has the call sign W4KEL, is awarded the Gold Medal
for his outstanding work with the global development of the internet
and with its early establishment in Sweden. The medal is awarded by
the Swedish King.

For over a hundred years, IVA has rewarded outstanding efforts in
technical and economic research, innovation and business for the
benefit of society.

youtube.com/watch?v=kvF1RuOfQr8

tinyurl.com/IARU-Sweden





REGION TWO

REPORT PINPOINTS FACTORS IN ARECIBO COLLAPSE

A new report has pinpointed some contributing causes behind the
collapse of what was once the largest radio telescope in the world.

Kent Peterson KCDGY from Amateur Radio NewsLine brings us up to
date.

"Engineers have identified a number of key factors that led to the
2020 collapse of the Arecibo Telescope, once the world's largest radio
telescope. A forensic examination by the New York-based firm Thornton
Tomasetti identified issues that included design of the cable system
with relatively low safety factors for gravity loads as well as the
force of naturally occurring events in the environment. Those included
Hurricane Maria in 2017 and the January 2020 earthquake tremors in
Puerto Rico where the telescope was located. The report said that
despite having a hurricane-resistant design, Arecibo's cable system had
already led it to suffer stress under its own weight whenever storms
hit. The engineers recommended higher safety factors for cable systems
under such conditions.

Although the investigators said they found the telescope to be generally
well maintained, they did note in their report that they found that
moisture had intruded, paint had degraded and individual wires had
broken within the cable system.





REGION THREE

What with the OPTUS hack recently much has been dealt with re
Cyber Security.

CERT Australia is the national computer emergency response team.
CERT Australia provides advice and support on cyber threats and
vulnerabilities to the owners and operators of Australia's critical
infrastructure and other systems of national interest.

It is an office within the ACSC.

Across the ditch in New Zealand their Government announced an
investment of $22.2 million to set up a national Computer Emergency
Response Team (CERT) as part of Budget 2016. In establishing a CERT,
New Zealand joins an international network of CERTs. This improves
access to information on potential or real-time cyber-attacks

CERT NZ will be holding their annual awareness Cyber Smart Week
this coming week, 10 to 16 October where the primary goal of the
campaign is to empower all New Zealanders to improve their online
security so theyre less vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

Its a very easy and useful web page to visit, no matter where in the
world you are.

cert.govt.nz/cybersmart/

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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT

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NOW CONTEST WISE:- 2022
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WIA - NZART OCEANIA CONTEST

CW - Second full weekend in October so that's THIS WEEKEND
0600 UTC Saturday to 0600 UTC Sunday


Log deadline for ALL logs, SSB AND CW - 31 October.


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Spring Digital Run Contest is also this weekend and it's
run by the PRIDE Radio Group

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WIA VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS
SPRING
0100 UTC Saturday 26 through 0059 UTC Sunday 27 November

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160 METER CW CONTEST - ARRL SPONSORED

Objective is for Amateurs worldwide to exchange information with
W/VE amateurs on 160-meter CW.

Dates: First full weekend in December (December 2-4, 2022).

Contest Period: Begins 2200 UTC Friday, ends 1559 UTC Sunday.
This is a forty-two hour period with no time limitation.

Logs are due within SEVEN (7) days after the event is over.


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10 METER CONTEST - ARRL SPONSORED

For Amateurs worldwide to exchange QSO information with as many
stations as possible on the 10 meter band.

Dates: Second full weekend of December. Starts 0000 UTC Saturday;
runs through 2359 UTC Sunday (December 10-11, 2022)

Logs are due within SEVEN (7) days after the event is over.



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DX WINDOW
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ANTARCTICA.

Warren, VK 0 WN is QRV from the Casey Research Base. Activity is
"holiday style" on 20 meters usually between 0500 to 0600z.
QSL via LoTW.

(arrl)

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Danish DX Group celebrates 50 years

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

Radio amateurs around the world can obtain the anniversary award by
having contacts using CW, Microphone 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
qrz.com/db/OZ50DDXG

(SouthGate)

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Frans, PC2F is be active as PF 01 MAX 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 PC 2 F 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 using thisexceptional all-year Special Event callsign to help
celebrate the BBCs centenary year.

(southgatearc.org)


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BEACON ADVICE

This is Peter, VK5DMR and VK4NBL.

WOW, what a response to the vkdmr net on Tuesday night.

We had amateurs calling from Launceston to Longreach, Perth to Sydney
and all points in between. With 67 check-ins, Id like to thank
everyone who participated in the 4th anniversary of the VKDMR Net.

Come join us at 0900 Zulu Tuesday night on Talkgroup 5 on Australias
biggest amateur digital network.

For VK1WIA, this has been Peter, VK5DMR.

Peter also advises that there are now 60 repeaters on the VKDMR
network across Australia.



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

Ukraine amateur radio satellite may launch November

Though the war battles on, students at the National Technical
University of Ukraine 'Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute'
have built an amateur radio CubeSat expected to launch soon

The IARU satellite frequency coordination pages carry the information:

A 2U CubeSat. QBU A 01 is a project driven by Kiev National
University and its mission is to launch a Ukrainian educational
satellite built by KPI students and space exploration enthusiasts
for solving a number of educational, scientific and technological
university problems.

(SouthGate)




IARU Coordinates Frequencies for CosmoGirlSat

BUT

What is CosmoGirlSat?

It is a project of the Cosmo Women's Amateur Radio Club, an organization
established from Cosmo Women, a women's community with the theme of
"Making Space Closer to Home."

The Cosmo Women's Amateur Radio Club regularly holds specialized
study sessions and events that can be enjoyed even by beginners who
are a little concerned about space, and from the knowledge gained
through these events, a plan was launched for Cosmo female members
to fly satellites.

Currently, plan is to launch in 2023.

CosmoGirlSat is a 1U CubeSat mission with three-fold communications
capabilities:

1) An automatic Packet Reporting System (APRS) Digipeater - APRS
shall provide digital message relay service to the Amateur Radio
community by means of digipeating.

2) Picture Data Transmission - The satellite carries a high resolution
camera, which can take pictures of the earth which can be
downloaded to the ground stations.

3) Short Text Message Transmission - Short text messages uplinked on
UHF signals by Radio Amateurs are stored on the satellite. UHF
request commands from the ground station triggers the downlink of
the stored messages. One stored message is randomly picked up and
downlinked to Amateur Radio stations on GMSK signal.

CosmoGirlSat will be deployed from the ISS. A CW beacon and 4k8 GMSK
telemetry downlink on 437.120 MHz has been coordinated together with
the APRS digipeater on 145 825 MHz

satellite.cosmos-girl.com/

[ANS + Cosmo Girl AR Club]




MOON-HACK

Moonhack is an online coding challenge for young learners and
celebrates humans technological achievements.

The 2022 event takes place from tomorrow, October 10 to 23 coinciding
with World Space Week, and it features six brand-new projects that
show how satellites can help us live more sustainably. Moonhack is
free and open to any young coder, whether they are part of a Code
Club or not.

The projects are already available in English, French, Dutch, and
Greek.

More information on
raspberrypi.org/blog/moonhack-2022/

[ANS]




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

Marco, IS BSR, and a number of other amateurs will be using the
call sign IM B from San Pietro Island, IOTA number EU-165, between
October 22nd and November 5th BUT and this is important QSL only
via LoTW.




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


WCBI-TV in the USA have had a look at Ham Radio and how it heled out
after the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian as it came ashore in
Florida.

Now, as recovery and clean-up begin, local amateur radio operators
are helping relay valuable information to victims, their family members,
and emergency services.

In a corner of the Tupelo Veteran's Museum, members of the Tupelo
Amateur Radio Club and the Wireless Prayers Group are monitoring
ham radio traffic in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Ham radio
operators are able to provide and relay information that can be
crucial to those on the ground. Many of the emergency centres have
a ham radio operator, who helps coordinate relief services and pass
on information to families with loved ones in the path of the storm.

wcbi.com/tupelo-ham-radio-operators-help-hurricane-ian-victims/

(eHam)


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2022 Social Scene


VK6 - PerthTech October 21-23 (vk6pop)

VK7 - November 5-6 Tassie Ham Radio Conference and Expo.
Hobart reast.asn.au/news-events/tassie-ham-radio-conference-and-expo/

The Tassie Ham Radio Conference and Expo is happening on the 5th
and 6th of November in Hobart Tasmania.

Why is this all happening well its to provide some inspiration,
education and promotion of our wonderful hobby with a brand new
experience never seen before on the VK Amateur Radio calendar - a
Radio Conference and Expo.

As mentioned earlier ICOM have let us know that the VK debut of the
IC-905 will be at the Expo on the 6th. Why not come along and see
what all the hype is about? ICOM will also have a large range of
their other products that you can see and talk with the Engineer
about. A huge thank you to ICOM.

Our raffle prize pool is huge and can be seen at the link on the
text edition of this broadcast and the only way you can get a raffle
ticket or three is to register to be in person at the Conference
and/or Expo.

reast.asn.au/news-events/tassie-ham-radio-conference-and-expo/raffle-prizes/

We have had a huge response so far with well over 100 people already
booked to come along. Vendors include ICOM, All About DX, SpookTech,
DX Systems and many more. There is a huge number of information
stands including WIA, ALARA, SOTA, ROAR, VEA and many more.
There will also be many pre-loved tables to re-distribute the
treasure as well HIHI!

Its all happening at the University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay Campus
with plenty of free car parking and only a short 20 minute car trip
from the airport. Registrations for attendance, Vendors and Pre-loved
tables are NOW open and registration for the event is essential.

reast.asn.au/news-events/tassie-ham-radio-conference-and-expo/

We look forward to seeing you all in Hobart!

73 Tassie Ham Expo Organizing Committee



VK4 - Nov 5 Tannum Sands Gathering with Gladstone ARC (vk4zz)


VK4 - GOLD COAST HAMFEST Nov 13. @ Country Paradise Parklands

VK3 - Rosebud RadioFest November 20 9.3Oam. (vk3pdg)



2023

VK3 - BARG HamFest 5th of February BARG clubrooms
barg.org.au/ (vk3kqt)



VK - ALARAMeet2023 4/5 November in HOBART (luther8@bigpond.com)









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