2023 JUNE 04 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA
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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING JUNE 04 2023
IN OUR 28th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS
WIA DIRECTOR CHRIS VK3FY WITH VERY IMPORTANT NEWS OF AN UPCOMING
WEBINAR DEALING WITH CLUB INSURANCE.
JUSTIN VK7TW TELLS US OF THE CELEBRATIONS WHICH STARTED THURSDAY
LAST FOR 100 YEARS OF AMATEUR RADIO IN VK7
WIA EDITOR IN CHIEF OF AMATEUR RADIO MAGAZINE WHETS OUR APPETITE
BY TELLING US WHATS IN STORE IN THE LATEST GREATEST AR MAGAZINE
UNDER THE SOUTHERN CROSS - AND REMEMBER VK 90 AR for the 90 years
of the WIAs journal, Amateur Radio Magazine is available for YOU
PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE IN THIS EDITION OF
NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
I'M EDITOR GRAHAM VK4BB
JOIN THE WIA
WIA VK7 Centenary of organised amateur radio in Tasmania.
A huge thank you to the WIA Board for their support of this event
that happens throughout the month of June 2023.
For those who have taken a sneak peek at the digital version of the
May-June edition of AR Magazine it contains a humorous summary
history of organised amateur radio in VK7 and there is a quote from
the auspicious magazine The Listener In from the 14th March,1925,
in the Wireless Club section it reported
The Hobart Radio Experimenters Club is a strong body of wireless
enthusiasts . . . The club was once known as the Wireless Institute,
but a split occurred (in the course of which some blood was spilt and
a black eye told its tale), and the new body was formed with the
donor of the black eye as president. The Wireless Institute is still
in existence, but in a rather negative state at the moment.
Thanks to Richard VK7RO for all the research into this wonderful
article. There will be a number of VK7 focused articles over the
rest of 2023 AR Magazines.
Listen out throughout the month of June for the special callsign
VK7WIA and there will be a special QSL card and Award Certificate
and take a look at the link on the email edition of this broadcast
for the details.
There will also be Open Days around VK7 during June incorporating
media opportunities, historical displays and special operating days;
In the North West there will be an Open Day on Saturday 24th June, in
the North their Open Day will be on Saturday the 17th June and in the
South their Open Day will be on Saturday 10th June.
Check out the website for more information.
We hope to hear you on air or in person during the month of June to
celebrate the WIA VK7 Centenary Month.
73, Justin VK7TW on behalf of the VK7 Centenary Committee
This is Chris Dimitrijevic VK3FY on behalf of the Board of Wireless
Institute of Australia for VK1WIA National News.
1. Peter Young VK3MV Regulatory Council.
2. Amateur Radio Club Insurance
Peter Young VK3MV has advised the Board that he will be stepping down
as the WIA Regulatory Council to allow him to spend more time on
family matters. The WIA Board wishes to thank Peter for his time as
WIA Regulatory Council.
In addition the WIA Board wishes to advise that it will seeking a
suitable candidate to fill the role as WIA Regulatory Council and
seeks expressions of interest from WIA members.
Amateur Radio Club Insurance
The Wireless Institute of Australia has for many years arranged a
discounted insurance scheme for affiliated clubs by an insurance
broker. This insurance was very limited in its coverage and the Board
felt that in response to a number, of requests from affiliated clubs
that an option for additional insurance coverage be available to
Expressions of interest were sought, and a new broker selected to
arrange such coverage.
To provide clubs with an overview of the reasons behind the change
we have arranged for the Broker to join on a webinar to be held on
Wednesday 14th June 2023 at 7.00pm and should only go for 1 hour.
With so many affiliated clubs The WIA will issue an invitation to
Club Presidents and secretaries to join us on the webinar. The
webinar will be recorded for clubs to replay to other members in
their own time.
Invitations to WIA Affiliated Clubs will go out within the next week.
Questions may be submitted ahead of time by email and details will
be advised in the invitation email.
This has been Chris VK3FY on behalf of the Board of the Wireless
Institute of Australia for VK1WIA National News.
This is Roger Harrison VK2ZRH, Editor-in-Chief of Amateur Radio
I am reliably informed that members have been receiving their
copies and downloading their electronic issues for more than a
week, now. Meanwhile, the Editor-in-Chief has to maintain his
patience . . .
For those waiting with me, and for those yet to open their issues I
intimated on my last broadcast that there was more to come.
Hands up those of you with a 2m rig or dual-band 2m / 70cm rig
in your car.
Being able to chat with other amateurs during the daily commute or
when on long drives through the countryside is great stuff.
These days you can play with old-style analog FM, or the digital
spinoffs all those acronyms! C4FM, DMR, D-STAR, C4FM, etc.
Ever thought about how our brothers and sisters in Western Australia
cope with the vast distances between inhabited centres in that state?
Well, our WestNews columnist, Will McGhie VK6UU, is back in the
latest issue with further news on development of the AllStar network
over there. This time its about a new AllStar node installed in
Wiluna. Wiluna! Wheres that? Turn to page 11 and read all about it.
OK. Who knew that the Secretary-General of the International
Telecommunications Union the I-T-U held an amateur radio licence?
Doreen Bogdan-Martin K D 2 J T X holds that illustrious job, which is
important because the ITU organises the regular World Radio
Conferences we have one coming up in November that determine the
international rules and treaties for the uses of the radio frequency
Doreen recently found time to play a little amateur radio chasing
DX via the geostationary amateur radio satellite known as QO-100.
Read all about it on Page 5. With pictures. Shes the lady in the
pink suit. All the blokes are in grey, wouldnt you know. Apart from
one bloke who didnt get the memo and wore his jeans to work that
Dont miss this issues Book Review. The book is War Diaries: A
Radio Amateur in Kyiv. After all thats written and shown in the
mass media, heres a personal story of one man in Ukraine, helping
others as best he can.
Amateur Radio magazine, Volume 91, Issue Number 3 for 2023. Serving
Australian radio amateur dudes for 90 years and still plowing on.
Available in print and online. Always published to a schedule,
never random or half-heartedly slapped together.
Thanks for listening, Im Roger Harrison VK2ZRH for VK1WIA News.
CW - HARD
Last week we told you how Richard Ayre, VK6PZT, would be on
ABC national TV - where he had to answer questions and even trade
gently disparaging remarks with the host.
"Hard Quiz," Wednesday, TV fans watched Richard square off in the
Melbourne studio against three other contestants.
So how did he score as a contestant? [HE WON HE WON HE WON]
Now instead of just pounding the brass, he'll be drinking from it.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to IARU, RSGB, RAC,
ARRL, NZART, eHam, AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE, eHam,
Radioworld.com and the World Wide sources of the WIA.
Yes for our first story it's off to ancient Rome in Italy for an
out of this world project.
Compete to Decipher Message from Mars:
A competition to decode a message from Mars that reached Earth on the
evening of May 24 has started: the data, collected by radio
telescopes, have already been processed and made available online at
the website of the project 'A Sign in Space'.
The signal, which simulates a message sent by an extra-terrestrial
civilization, was transmitted via the Trace Gas Orbiter probe of
the ExoMars mission, in orbit around Mars.
In the space of a few hours, more than 1,300 people from all over the
world took up this challenge, an experiment on the margins between
science, art and science fiction, according to the INAF (National
Astrophysics Institute, which set it up from an idea from the artist
Daniela de Paulis, in collaboration with the European Space Agency,
the SETI Institute, and the Green Bank Observatory.
HAM RADIO is the place where radio enthusiasts from all over the
world meet. The 46th show will take place from 23 to 25 June.
HAM RADIO 2023 is a highly anticipated event with over 150 exhibitors
and 14,000 members of the amateur radio community catching up in
The IARU have put out a note to the Hams world-wide who will be
lucky enough to attend, and I quote in full:-
"Step by the IARU Open Innovation Zone, where we invite you to
explore exciting projects from our community. From software-defined
radio to powerful digital signal processing tools and captivating
citizen science initiatives, youll witness the future of amateur
radio unfold before your eyes. Active members of our community will
introduce you to their projects, expertise and inspiring stories that
will ignite your imagination and propel you into your own exciting
radio adventures. Discover the possibilities, connect with fellow
enthusiasts, and be part of a revolution that pushes the boundaries
of amateur radio. So join us at the IARU Open Innovation Zone, where
innovation meets passion, and together, well reshape the future of
amateur radio! "
Good words indeed and a great initiative from the IARU at
HAM RADIO 2023 to be held this month in Germany.
ARRL and FEMA Sign Agreement: Ham Radio is as Relevant as Ever.
The agreement emphasizes the importance of skilled Amateur Radio
Operators in times of crisis and the role of ARES leadership within
the emergency communications space.
ARES is a network of trained Amateur Radio Service licensees
organized across the country to provide communications and other
support to served agencies, such as local governments, hospitals, and
disaster response charities. More than 20,000 ARES volunteers
actively participate in the ARRL program. In 2022, they provided more
than 420,000 labour hours of service saving local officials
$13.4 million in personnel costs.
Each member of ARES has specialized training in emergency
communications. Many have also completed training in the
National Incident Management System in order to integrate
with local officials during an emergency response.
"The agreement is representative of the continued commitment and
cooperation between FEMA and ARRL," said ARRL Director of Emergency
Management Josh Johnston, KE5MHV. "Serving our country during
emergencies is an important service provided by ARES volunteers and
a principal purpose of our Amateur Radio Service. Our well-equipped
volunteers bring their training, use of innovative technologies, and
community partnerships together to serve before and during
Guamanian broadcasters have met with the Office of Civil Defence
Administrator and the communications director for Government to
determine how to restore communications across the island in the
wake of Typhoon Mawar.
According to a report in The Pacific Daily News, radio and television
stations were largely knocked off the air by the storm and the
territorial government is working to help stations get back on air
Power was the primary issue according to stations during the meeting.
The media representatives asked the governors office to help
stations secure diesel fuel and working generators to keep stations
broadcasting until power is restored.
KUAM-TV have reported efforts to restore power across the island with
a focus on critical infrastructure hospitals, wells, wastewater
facilities and telecommunications are taking place. Guam will
get our radio stations back online, we were in the dark a bit, you
know, with no radio communications so people of Guam are very anxious
The report noted that K-Stereo, the primary radio station designated
to relay 24/7 information from the government during emergencies,
remains off the air because it lacks power and its generator isnt
Finally this week it's to New Zealand where our KIWI Brethren are
taking part in the 97th NZART Annual Conference and AGM in
Palmerston North over Kings Birthday.
The conference commenced on Saturday the 3 June at 9:00 am and
concludes Sunday 4 June after the evening dinner.
So many activities and lectures an alternative program is being
run on both days.
HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT
NOW CONTEST WISE:-
JUNE Weekend prior to 2nd Monday of June VK SHIRES
The 2023 VK Shires Contest is coming up in just over a week on
Saturday June 10th Sunday 11th commencing at 00.00 UTC for 24
The Rules and current Shires list are both up on the WIA Website.
The links are provided in the text edition.
The preferred logging programmes for this contest are N1MM and VKCL.
The links to download the latest version of these contest loggers are
listed on the website.
Once the contest is finished please remember to upload your Cabrillo
3 log vklogchecker.com
The contest is open to home and portable stations, including
Single operators, Rovers and Multi Operators.
Diane Main VK4DI
VK Shires Contest Manager
Also make a mental note that the 2023 QRP Day happens June 17
(sourced to iaru r3)
JUNE 24-25 WINTER VHF-UHF Field Day.
0100 UTC Saturday 24 to 0059 UTC Sunday 25
BUT in VK6 add 3 hours onto start and end times.
Calling all VHFers, UHFers and microwavers.
As that old poem begins the time has come, the walrus said . . .
OK. No walrus. This is Roger Harrison VK2ZRH, erstwhile manager of
the VHF-UHF Field Days.
Im here to advise that the Mid-Winter Field Day for 2023, as
planned, runs over Saturday the 24th of June through to Sunday the
As in the past, you will find the dates, the times and the Rules
posted on the WIA website.
As everyone is aware, we have been working on catching up with
preparing results of last years contests and thi s years Summer
event, last January.
A number of people have made valiant efforts over recent months to
find or to write suitable log-checking software to suit these unique
contests that have been developed by the stakeholders over time.
Its proven to be a herculean task and I am truly grateful to those
volunteers who have taken it on. Let them rest for the moment or
so and I urge you just get out there, enjoy the outdoors, or the
indoors at home, and have fun.
A-I is not yet up to the task. I heard what you were thinking.
Meanwhile, I have returned to compiling contest results manually.
That means, by hand, not by a Spaniard, as Basil Fawlty thought.
This is Roger Harrison VK2ZRH for VK1WIA News.
The NZART Memorial Contest has been held every year since 1946 to
commemorate those New Zealand amateur radio operators who lost their
lives in World War 2. The contest is held every year on the Saturday
and Sunday of the first weekend of July.
The 2023 Memorial Contest dates are 1st and 2nd of July.
IARU HF World Championship Contest takes place the second full
weekend of July beginning 1200 UTC Saturday and ending 1200 UTC
Sunday July 8-9 July.
All licensed amateurs worldwide are eligible to participate in this
contest as the objective is to contact as many other amateurs as
possible, especially IARU member society HQ stations around the
world using the 160, 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meter bands.
(sourced to iaru r3)
JULY 15 - Trans Tasman Low Band Contest
Held on the 3rd weekend in July, aims to encourage
Low Band activity between VK and ZL
160 80 and 40M are allowed with SSB, CW and
Digital (RTTY OR PSK)
Contest Manager Alan Shannon VK4SN
AUGUST 12 - 13 Remembrance Day Contest
This contest commemorates the Amateurs who died
during World War II and is designed to encourage
friendly participation and help improve the
operating skills of participants. It is held on the
weekend closest to the 15th August, the date on
which hostilities ceased with Japan in the
southwest Pacific area.
A perpetual trophy is awarded annually to the
Australian state or territory with the best
The name of the winning State or Territory is
inscribed on the trophy, and that State or Territory
then holds the trophy for 12 months. The winning
State or Territory is also given a certificate, as
are leading entrants.
August 26 - 27 A.L.A.R.A. CONTEST
Contest is always on the last FULL weekend of August.
All licensed operators throughout the world are invited to
participate. Scout and Girl Guide groups are encouraged to
participate using their Club's equipment and callsign.
YLs work everyone; OMs work YLs only.
Combined phone and CW run over 24 hours:
Saturday 0600 hours UTC till Sunday 0559 hours UTC
All HF Bands except 160m & WARC Bands.
ECHOLINK will also be accepted.
(alara web site)
The Northern California DX Foundation is preparing to offer 100,000
US dollars in grants to help mitigate deliberate interference in
amateur radio activities.
"NCDXF will entertain grant proposals from individuals and/or groups
that specifically outline their approach to identify bad 'actors.'
A group of directors will weigh the probability of success of these
proposals as well as monitor the progress of the grantees.
These Aussie special calls on air are worth listening for, to years
VI 10 VKFF celebrates the 10 year anniversary of the VKFF group.
VI 100 MB celebrates the centenary year of the Manly-Warringah
YOU may be able to operate these calls if you are an affiliated
WIA Club. The booking portal is accessed on our WIA home page
VK 90 AR for the 90 years of the WIAs journal, Amateur Radio
VK 100 ZL celebrates the Centenary of the First Tran-Tasman Radio
contact between Australia and New Zealand. Again until December 31
and speaking of VK100ZL, a special event callsign ZL100 has been
issued for 3 months to the NZART to commemorate the event,
commencing 26 April 25 July.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- CW
BUILD A THREE TRANSISTOR RADIO VIA CW
This South African activity took place between Saturday 27 May
and yesterday, Saturday 3 June.
Your task if you are in ZS land and chose to accept, was to order
parts and build just one Radio. Parts could 1come from different
Amateurs, and swapping parts is the name of the game.
Therefore, the aim is to have all the parts you would need in one
place within seven days, giving you time to accommodate and collect
components. Parts ordered from other amateurs by CW, must be shown in
the comments section of the community logger.
ZS hams have a password to this logger.
Happy shopping and swapping but it all must be done using via CW.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
AMSAT-VK Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
A new distance record has been claimed on SO-50.
During a SOTA activation of Pine Mountain in Michigan May 24,
Joe Werth, KE9AJ, worked George Mamjis, MI0ILE, in Northern
Ireland. The distance between the two locations is 5,584 km.
The previous record on this satellite was 5,523 km - set in 2018.
Four CubeSats developed by the Korea Astronomy and Space Science
Institute (KASI) were NOT IARU coordinated and the downlink of
one of the satellites is on 437.800 MHz. This has the potential to
cause QRM to the ISS FM repeater.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - MARITIME
Fleet Week New York in its fourth decade of celebrating the sea
services, with the New York Council Navy League there every step of
the way. U.S.
Naval vessels have been visiting New York City in a celebratory
manner since the aftermath of the SpanishAmerican War in 1898, when
Commodore Dewey was celebrated as the hero of the battle of Manila
Bay. However, the first official Fleet Week took place in New York
City in 1988 and is generally timed to coincide with the Memorial Day
Fleet Week is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New
York and the surrounding areas to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast
Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of
todays maritime services.
Many of those visiting were on air on the local VHF/UHF ham channels
and were made welcome to the area by local ham radio operators.
Navy League values and honours those who uphold the traditions of the
June 3 and 4 mark the annual Museum Ships Weekend amateur radio event
during which amateur radio operators around the world commemorate the
service of historic ships by operating from ship memorials, museums,
or the actual ships themselves. Here in VK you can contact
HMAS VAMPIRE, listen out for Victor Kilo Two Victor Mike Papa in
Sydney and check out the VK2VMP page on qrz.com
HMAS Vampire is moored at the Australian National Maritime Museum:
The Montrose Amateur Radio Club in the USA will operate from the
USS Montrose Memorial both days. This is the fifth year that the
USS Montrose Memorial will participate.
The event encourages ham radio operators to contact as many of the
participating museum ships as possible, learn the history of the
ships contacted, and commemorate both the ships and those who served
There are more than 90 ships participating this year.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
Hallo everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW reminding you that the Radio
Amateurs Old Timers Club of Australia's June bulletin goes to air
Firstly, something different. 10 metre conditions are excellent and
we will conduct a one-off experiment tomorrow. In place of the usual
20 metre transmission at 0 hours UTC, Mike VK8MA will transmit the
bulletin on 28.450 MHz with 400 W beamed south-eastward. All who can
are asked to listen and report Mikes signals. Thats 28.450 starting
at 0 hours UTC or 10 am Eastern, 9.30 am in South Australia and 8 am
in WA. Please give it a go.
All other transmissions remain as published on our website
This months features are:
* Club news by Andrew VK3CAH,
* An item about Guy Gibson, the famous Dam Buster,
* Then Bill VK3BR tells us about the Eiffel Tower and its early
Everyone is welcome to listen to the program and join in the call
If none of the transmission times suit you, you can download the
audio file at any time from today from the club website.
The next lunchtime meeting for Members and Friends in Perth is on
Tuesday, June 13th at the Woodbridge Hotel, East Guildford. All are
welcome. See website for details.
Tune in tomorrow for the June RAOTC bulletin,. If possible, listen on
10 metres at 0 hours UTC and please join in the call backs
73 from Clive VK6CSW
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR YOUNG TIMERS - YOTA
(Youngsters On The Air)
Do you know that the Radio Society of Great Britains School Zone
webpage brings together radio amateurs in schools and colleges?
This great initiative from the RSGB helps people to share their
experience of, and expertise in, establishing and running a radio
club for young people. And just launched is a new page as part of
this section called "School Zone stories" where they highlight some
of the great amateur radio activities that are happening in schools
across the United Kingdom.
And in the USA, it's graduation season for high schools across the
United States which brings a Graduation Cap Decorated with a Call
This rite of passage is often accompanied by the chance for graduates
to decorate their caps for the festivities, and one teenage ham in
Oklahoma chose to decorate hers with her call sign.
Cassie Whetstone, KI 5 DBQ, is a graduate in the Mangum High School
class of 2023. She was also a part of the school's Tiger Radio Club,
KF 5 CRF, through which she earned her license.
Her graduation cap was decorated with monarch butterflies and a
bright floral design on each corner. Sparkly rhinestones lined the
cap's edges, and "73's KI5DBQ CLEAR!" was printed down the centre.
See a bigger photo of the cap and leave your well wishes for Cassie
on the ARRL Facebook page
And in Australia, a follow up on Emile and his family
As you may recall, I spoke about Emile VK5WWW who is 11. It turns out
his sisters, Josie 13 and Nina 16, earned their foundation license in
early 2022 in Adelaide with a great helper, Paul VK5PH. Since then
they have all trekked up mountains and into parks to activate
portable for Summits On The Air and World Wide Flora and Fauna.
Emile has continued have fun with the CW game Morse Zapp and he jumps
on air to play QRS CW, chasing parks and summit operators.
His next goal is to complete a CW only WWFF and SOTA activation
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
WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS
Yes we Hams know that one, the use of Amateur Radio to maintain
Well according to CBS News in the USA, their government has begun
issuing satellite phones to over 50 senators in preparation for a
potential disruptive event. The news has ignited a wave of concern
and speculation about the real reason behind the move.
Senators were told to keep these satellite phones within arms reach
during their travels. The phones are meant to ensure emergency
communication channels remain intact if a crisis severely impacts the
regular communication infrastructure.
The Department of Homeland Security has also issued an advisory
highlighting the significance of satellite phones during man-made or
natural disasters that cause widespread communication breakdowns.
Read more Offgrid Survival:
2023 Social Scene
Clubs are welcome to submit text with audio for this section
Details of all WIA affiliated clubs and societies can be found
on the WIA website, including email addresses and website links.
VK2 - OXLEY REGION 47th Annual Field Day at Wauchope
10th and 11th of June (vk2zhe)
Im Henry VK2ZHE, President of the Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club.
The Oxley Region Amateur Radio Clubs 47th annual Field Day at the
Wauchope Showground Hall is next weekend on Saturday and Sunday the
10th and 11th of June during the NSW Kings Birthday Long Weekend.
There will be all the usual field day activities including traders,
trash and treasure, foxhunting and a homebrew display.
The Field Day dinner will be at the Port Macquarie Golf Club on
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.
Im Henry VK2ZHE for VK1WIA National News
VK5 - SERG CONVENTION/FOX HUNTING CHAMPIONSHIPS also
next weekend June 10-11
VK5 - ADELAIDE HILLS ARS - Buy and Sell Marion RSL July 15 (armag)
VK4 - SUNFEST SEPTEMBER 9 (vk4an)
At Mountain Creek State Schools massive air conditioned
auditorium, just off the Sunshine Motor Way. Mountain Creek
is tucked in to the west of Mooloolaba
VK - ALARAMeet2023 4/5 November in HOBART (email@example.com)
VK3 - Rosebud RadioFest at Eastbourne Primary School Sunday,
November 12 (vk3pdg)
VK5 - Amateur Radio Experimenters Group Radio & Electronics Sale
November 26 (vk5qi)
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