2023 OCTOBER 01 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA
THE BEST NEWS YOU'LL GET ALL WEEK
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NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING OCT 01 2023
IN OUR 28th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS
WIA Director Giles Kirby VK5GK provides the board update. -
WIA AR Magazine Editor in Chief VK2ZRH Roger Harrison looks at his
PLUS MUCH MUCH MORE IN THIS EDITION OF
NEWS FROM THE WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA
I'M EDITOR GRAHAM VK4BB
This Tuesday night, Oct 3, is the 5th anniversary of the VKDMR Net.
The net started off small when I was living in Queensland and has grown
exponentially over that time.
I've had people call in while caravanning utilizing their hotspots and
even had a few people call in while Maritime Mobile.
So, dust off those radios and come get your callsign in the log.
Timings have changed due to Daylight Savings and are as follows:
Qld - 7pm,
NSW, ACT, Vict. and Tasmania - 8pm,
Sth. Australia - 7.30pm,
NT. - 6.30pm and
Western Australia - 5pm.
Don't you just love Daylight Saving timings across our country!
So, please come and join us on TG505 on Australia's largest digital
amateur network. This has been Peter, vk5dmr and vk4nbl for vk1wia.
JOIN THE WIA
This is WIA Director Giles Kirby VK5GK providing the board update.
Last week the ACMA consultation on Assessor Accreditation and Arrangements closed and the WIA made a ten-page submission. This submission was an excellent collaboration between the Education and Spectrum Strategy Committees of the WIA.
Online collaboration spaces like Google, Teams, and Slack are one of the great things to come of the different ways we live and work in recent years. Especially useful to us given that we have committee members from all over Australia and overseas.
The WIA is positive about the direction that the ACMA is taking in relation to setting up the Assessment service from February 2024 when the Deed expires with the AMC.
The submission asks some key questions that include - why there is a 50 km limit for remote assessments, use of home premises, public liability cover, digital literacy concerns, further clarification about process, recognition of prior learning, and fees and charges.
There are also some questions about how the transition process will work along with ensuring and maintaining the integrity of the assessor system.
On behalf of the board, Id like to say a huge thank you to the Education and Spectrum Strategy committees for their input and to Justin Giles-Clark VK7TW for bringing it all together.
You can find a copy of the WIA submission to the ACMA on the WIA Website news feed.
Ive said this before, but the WIA relies on the passion and drive of volunteers to represent the amateur radio service. A relatively small number of dedicated individuals give their time and effort to support the future of amateur radio in Australia, and to each and every one of them, I am immensely grateful.
This has been your board update. Best wishes and 73s. This is Giles Kirby VK5GK for the VK1WIA national news.
I DID RECEIVE A JOT POINT LAST MONDAY, SEPT 25, THAT DARWIN TO JAPAN
2 METER CONTACTS WERE MADE RECENTLY 20 PLUS ON FT8 AND SSB. RICHIE VK8RR
HAS TOLD WIA NEWS HE WILL SEND US A REPORT SOON SO WE AWAIT THAT AUDIO.
IN THE MEAN TIME A REPORT NOW ON THE LATEST ARMAGAZINE..
So dudes! This is Editor-in-Chief of Amateur Radio magazine, Roger Harrison VK2ZRH.
This week, I have to fall on my knees and do a mea culpa for an error I committed last week.
In introducing the new Listening-In column, I paid tribute to a previous AR magazine columnist, Robin Harwood VK7RH, who contributed Spotlight on SWLing for decades.
Mistakenly, I said he was a silent key, when in fact, hes alive and kicking!
My forehead hit the space bar on my laptop keyboard on being advised of this followed by an email from Robin himself!
Nobodys perfect! Thats not an excuse, just a painful fact. My apologies, Robin. I look forward to receiving the article you offered and giving it a run in Listening-In!
Recovering my composure . . . what else is there in Issue 5, which has begun landing in letterboxes and newsagents this past week.
Given that the ACMA is currently consulting the radio amateur community about working out the details of how examinations and assessments will be carried out in future, it so happens that we have a very timely article on something of a stumbling block of where exams may be held.
Jules Perrin VK3JFP, a long-time assessor and also a member of our Publications Committee, describes a recent incident in which exam assessments were withheld until the issue of whether they were conducted at premises other than his residence was resolved.
This is a must read article that is of particular interest to all present and past assessors, as well as clubs, and for that matter, anyone with an interest in the governance of amateur radio in Australia.
The issue has been referenced in the WIAs recent submission to the ACMAs consultation on Proposed amateur radio qualifications and assessor accreditation arrangements.
For the solder smoke brigade we have a nifty mod for the Poppin Pulser test project, published in Issue 2.
Remember that? It generates an audio pulse for testing and setting up transceivers and linear amps saving you having to whistle or repeat haaa-lo. Keith Gooley VK5OQ describes how he substituted a MOSFET in place of the LED-LDR assembly that pulsed the audio tone in the original project designed by Jim Tregellas VK5JST.
October being Jamboree on the Air month that is, JOTA we have Alec Cherry VK2APC with Below 25, a column about young people on the air, who outlines the story of how JOTA came about in the late 1950s and was joined by Jamboree on the Internet JOTI in the late 1990s. JOTA with JOTI bursts into life over 20th through 22nd of October.
The Geelong Amateur Radio Club celebrates 75 years of life this year! Tony Collis VK3JGC tells the story of the Clubs formation and later acquisition of the call sign VK3ATL. To mark its diamond jubilee, Geelong ARC obtained the special event call sign VI 75 G, for use all year. Look for it on the bands theres a special QSL card to be had.
If youre keen on playing ham radio in the outdoors, youll be eager to read of the 2023 Pilliga Park-fest. This annual event is for participants of the World-Wide flora and Fauna (WWFF) and Parks on the Air (POTA) programs.
The 1st event was held at Dorrigo last year and written-up in AR Issue No.4 for 2022. As for last years Park-fest article, this year also deserved a poetic introduction:
To the wild Warrumbungles, they drove far and wide
Braving roads and wild jungles, reaching Pilliga Parkside
Marty Nelson VK4KC tells about the adventures of the 20 participants.
Elsewhere in Issue 5, Will McGhie VK6UU goes into remote stations, with a focus on VK6CRO, located at Carnarvon, which is on Western Australias coast some 890 km north of Perth.
Completing Issue 5s focus on When all else fails, we have an article on the role amateur radio plays in the new $25M purpose-built Disaster Emergency Management Centre on Queenslands Gold Coast.
In addition, Newcomers Notebook goes into the matter of the Go Box a complete, all-in-one portable amateur radio station. Something that you can pick up and take with you in an emergency where independent communications is needed.
A Go Box is also great for POTA, SOTA and other outdoor amateur radio operations.
Whats more Spectrum Horizons is back with an article detailing how two clubs with keen interests in VHF-UHF and microwaves, one from VK2 and one from VK4, got together on a lonely lookout in northern NSW to do it differently for the 2023 Winter VHF-UHF Field Day. Its a soliloquy on a sojourn.
This issues ALARA column from Jenny VK3WQ updates details on the ALARAmeet event happening in Hobart in four weeks time. VI7ALARA can be worked until 9 November.
Spread over three pages, this issues Over to You has some interesting and entertaining letters to peruse and amuse.
Amateur Radio magazine, Volume 91, Issue Number 5 for 2023.
More guts. Less gab.
Serving Australian radio amateurs for 90 years. Available in print and online.
Im Roger Harrison VK2ZRH for VK1WIA News.
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.
WRTC 2026 becomes an RSGB affiliated Special Interest Group.
The United Kingdom is delighted to have been awarded the hosting
rights for the 10th WRTC taking place in July 2026.
Every 4 years, much like the Olympic Games, the World Radio Sport Team
Championship, known as WRTC, relocates itself to a new host nation.
WRTC is a radio contest event, designed to provide a platform for
high-achieving ham radio contesters to compete on a level playing
field in the same geographic region using identical antennas,
output power and other operating conditions.
Each team will have had to qualify over a significant period of time
by participating and scoring extremely well in a collection of HF radio
contests from this month, October 2023 to March 2025, then, in
July 2026, Fifty qualifying teams, comprising of 100 operators will
arrive in the UK from most parts of the world and will represent their
home countries, much like the style seen in the Olympic Games.
The International Broadcasting Convention was held September in
Amsterdam with over 43,000 attendees, 1250 exhibitors and 325-plus
speakers across an expanded number of theater halls to champion new
technologies, future business models and creative innovations that
broaden the horizons of media and entertainment.
The organizers noted that topics such as cloud and AI were
front and centre throughout the show floor theatres and
Organizers also announced that IBC will return in September of 2024
The Cambridge Amateur Radio Club VE 3 SWR went QRT earlier last month
following a break-in at the shed where the club stores its equipment.
Stepping up and lending a helping hand ( or is that a 'helping ham'
the Kitchener-Waterloo Amateur Radio Club.
While the Cambridge club sorts out the damage and the losses from the
early September incident, members have been given use of the
Kitchener-Waterloo club's equipment and repeaters. Harry Niezen, VE3HZ,
President of Kitchener club, told CBC that it was natural for the club
to open its doors to help fellow hams.
According to a story on the CBC website, Scott Mitchell, VA3GGT,
President of the Cambridge club, said that the club's electric
generator went missing along with numerous tools after the break-in.
Part of the storage shed had been set on fire and the club's repeaters
suffered smoke damage. The club's duplexer had been thrown to the other
side of the shed and was destroyed.
The amateur radio operator's tool kit for disaster assistance usually
consists of towers, radios, antennas and other communications
equipment. Now one club in Missouri has just added a new device - one
that communicates with the heart.
ARNewsLine say the Sedalia-Pettis Amateur Radio Klub has a new addition
to its emergency communications trailer. It's an AED, an automated
external defibrillator which is capable of restoring the heart's
natural rhythm in cases of cardiac arrest.
KE QYA, told local media that the AED will be placed in the emergency
communications trailer that hams use during disaster drills as well as
WHO LISTENS TO THE RADIO
In Indonesia, their regulator now authorises the simulcasting of
analogue and DRM digital radio in the standard broadcast bands we here
in Australia are used to in our radios plus in VHF band III, the new
regulation authorizes the use of DRM in the 174202 MHz portion of the
band and DAB+ in 202230 MHz. There is no requirement to simulcast
analogue and digital signals, and there is no analogue shut-off plan
in the regulation.
In China, a joint recommendation from the National Radio and Television
Administration, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and
the State Administration for Market Regulation has called for
strengthening in-car radio reception, in part, by accelerating the
rollout of DRM for domestic AM broadcasters. The recommendation calls
for accelerated integration and expansion of AM networks using the
DRM digital radio standard, as well as for promoting the use of
analogue / digital simulcasts.
Finally, Pakistan Federal Minister for Information & Broadcasting
Murtaza Solangi addressed the International Conference on Radio
Resource Control and Management at IBC 2023, highlighting Radio
Pakistans digitization efforts, which includes a transition to
DRM digital broadcasting in all wavebands. In late July, we here at
WIA National News told how Radio Pakistan broke ground on a massive
DRM project, including a new 1,000 kW transmitter that extends the
broadcasters reach from the Mediterranean to the Pacific.
New Zealand Amateur Radio Milestones
Arguably the best laid out and easy to navigate web page showing a
timeline of notable events for Amateur radio in New Zealand and NZART
is to be found on their nzart.org.nz web page
( nzart.org.nz/nzart/milestones )
Craig Crawford ZL 3 TLB is to be congratulated on this project.
Now Im pretty sure it isn't our own WIA News Editor VK44BB Graham Kemp
BUT way back in 1888, and first entry on this timeline is one G Kemp
who began wireless experiments in Gisborne NZ.
HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT
NOW CONTEST WISE:-
OCTOBER - Oceania DX Contest
PH - The October 7 - 8 0600 UTC Saturday to 0600 UTC Sunday
CW - October 14 - 15 from 0600 UTC Saturday to 0600 UTC Sunday
75th CQ World Wide DX Contest's SSB leg is October 28-29
ith the CW test November 25-26.
Both legs run 0000 UTC Saturday; Ending 2359 UTC Sunday
VHF-UHF Spring Field Day 25 - 26 November.
0100 UTC Saturday to 0059 UTC Sunday BUT for our Perth Listeners and
viewers, in fact all over VK6 YOU CAN add 3 hours onto start and
NOW CONTEST WISE:- 2024
Ross Hull Memorial Contest.
Running on VHF and above for the month of January.
(PAUSE HERE Felix because we MAY get an audio report from
a new contest manager.. not sure)
DX WINDOW - OCTOBER
The special callsign VI7ALARA is active on the HF bands until the 8th of November, commemorating the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association's meeting to be held in Hobart, Tasmania. The callsign is being operated by a number of YLs in Tasmania and throughout Australia. See QRZ.com for more details.
Acromegaly Awareness day this year has, to raise awereness of this
medical condition, a Special Event Call sign all of November, VI4ACRO.
VI 10 VKFF running all year celebrates the 10 year anniversary
of the VKFF group.
VK 90 AR for Amateur Radio Magazine.
October 2023, this year, sees your WIA celebrating 90 years of
continuous publishing of Amateur Radio Magazine, the official journal
of the Wireless Institute of Australia.
The WIA will be running the VK90AR activity until December 31.
Special Event Station VI 100 MB all year celebrates the centenary of
the Manly-Warringah Radio Society
Rebel DX Group are using callsign T22T from Tuvalu, IOTA OC-015
till the 9th of October on 160-6m using SSB and FT8
(either in normal or fox-hound mode).
Visit the QRZ.com page for T 22 T for further details.
Ken, KH6QJ is QRV as T 32 AZ from Kiritimati, IOTA OC-024, until
October 17. QSL to home call which again is KH6QJ.
Special event station TM 23 RUGB will be QRV October 16 to 22,
during the Rugby World Cup. Activity will be on the HF bands.
QSL via F 5 KHG.
WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS
SUMMITS ON THE AIR, WORLD WIDE FLORA, FAUNA PROGRAM,
PARKS ON THE AIR and other ADVENTURE GROUPS.
Ben Lloyd is taking on the challenge of "activating" ten new summits
in the Outer Hebrides with some amateur radio equipment. In Ben Lloyd's
case, it means taking on ten new summits in the Outer Hebrides.
Ben is a board director for Radio Society of Great Britain, the
RSGB -- the UK's national society for amateur radio enthusiasts and is
planning to climb ten summits on remote islands and from there, make
SOTA contacts to the world.
When successful, it will be the first time the summits have EVER been
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- CW
HAMS IN LATVIA CELEBRATE THE MECHANICAL KEY
You may have worked the Latvian Contest Group YL1ZX in any number of
major contests on the band over the course of any year. Well, now those
same hams are involved in another activity - one that its members have
organized as a kind of celebration.
It's a celebration of the mechanical key used by many CW operators.
This one-hour activity featuring bugs, side-swiper and straight keys
will encourage amateurs to shake the dust off on the 13th of October
and engage in as many QSOs as they can using a simple exchange.
The activity frequencies will be between 3.520 MHz and 3.560 MHz.
Operators will be calling "CQ MK," of course, for "mechanical key."
This is the third activity of this kind that the group will have hosted
this year in the hopes of recognising these keys' increasing
For details and to see the operators' simple exchange, see the link
that can be found in the text version of this week's WIA NATIONAL NEWS.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
AMSAT-VK Secretary - firstname.lastname@example.org
Researchers have designed a miniature rocket thruster so small that it
can only be fabricated using techniques originally intended for
creating silicon microchips
Satellites weighing under 10 kilograms, constituting approximately 90%
of today's satellite launches, present a unique set of challenges when
it comes to developing components for them. Among the most critical
challenges is designing rocket thrusters tailored to the limitations of
CubeSats. These thrusters must not only be diminutive in size but also
uncomplicated, unpressurized, low-power, and devoid of toxic materials.
Funded by the European Space Agency, this Thruster meets these
stringent criteria, with its primary attribute being its diminutive
size. The entire thruster chip, comparable in length to a human
fingernail, features a combustion chamber and nozzle measuring a mere
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
Hallo everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW reminding you that tomorrow is the
first Monday of the month, time for the Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club
of Australia's October bulletin to go to air.
This month Andrew VK3CAH brings us the latest Club news, after which
Ill be talking about the Earth Inductor Compass, followed by
Bill, VK3BR telling us about the A-A-3-Mk-7 gun-fire control system.
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
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 club website.
The next lunchtime meeting for Members and Friends of the RAOTC in
Perth is on Tuesday October 10th at the Woodbridge Hotel, East
Guildford starting at 11.30. All are welcome; full details are on the
73 from Clive VK6CSW
Once again, tune in tomorrow for the October RAOTC bulletin, enjoy the
program and please join in the call backs afterwards. Now I was just
thinking, who is VK's Oldest Ham? Drop email@example.com
a quick note so we can give our eldest statesman a shout out, much like
the ARRL has credited W4OXH Oscar Norris as the USA's oldest.
Oscar W4OXH, turned 106 last Monday, Sept. 25.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
Brett Nicholas VK2BNN Scouts Australia National co-ordinator
Lorraine OHare VK2FICQ is Girl Guides Australia National
Jota always 3rd weekend in October so 2023 = October 20 - 22
Please QSY off the calling frequency after establishing
Australian voice calling frequencies:
3.650, 7.090, 14.190, 21.190, 28.590, 52.160
World CW calling frequencies:
3.570, 7.030, 14.060, 18.080, 21.140, 24.910, 28.180, 50.160
World voice calling frequencies:
3.690 & 3.940 MHz, 7.090 & 7.190, 14.290, 18.140, 21.360,
24.960, 28.390, 50.160
Calling frequencies for Slow Scan TV (SSTV):
3.630, 7.033, 14.227
Calling Frequencies for PSK31
Jamboree on the Air, JOTA, is on 20-22 October this year.
Whilst searching FaceBook recently I stumbled across a great JOTA
resource, from our friends at Ham Radio Ireland. In turn, they
credited Aussie club Manly-Warringah in VK2.
In the past, the club had taken HF rigs and antenna etc to a nearby
JOTA camp site, but setting up and tearing down all the gear was a
lot of work. So they worked with the Scouting Association to
streamline the whole operation and give the kids a broader
introduction to Amateur Radio.
These days, Scouts and Guides are brought to the club in groups,
for about an hour and a half each. They are split up into smaller
groups and during their time they rotate between a number of different
activities, each lasting about fifteen minutes.
They learn how to assemble an Emergency Radio Station. -
Introduction to Shortwave. -
See Electronic Signals with an Oscilloscope. -
They play games such as 'Radio Battleships' and based on the training
mission from the smartphone app, Escape Team, the scouts on this JOTA
gathering race the clock to crack the secret codes that will defuse a
bomb that threatens the city. This is titled Code Breaking.
And learn about Radio Propagation, identifying AM radio stations and
seeing the difference the daytime scouts receive compared to those of
WELL WORTH A VISIT, THE LINK WE LIKE FOR THIS AS WITHH ALL POINTS OF
CONTACT IS HERE - tinyurl.com/vm9rvbbx
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
In the wake of the devastating and tragic earthquake that struck
Morocco September 8, satellite data is proving to be a vital asset for
emergency response teams.
The International Charter 'Space and Major Disasters,' which offers
rapid support during major crises, quickly deployed Earth observation
assets to assist rescue efforts. Additionally, radar measurements from
Europe's Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite mission are being utilized to
assess ground shifts caused by the earthquake. This information not
only aids in planning reconstruction efforts but also advances
The powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the Atlas Mountains, about
75 kilometres from Marrakesh, Morocco resulting in significant loss
of life, building collapses, and infrastructure damage.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,
along with the United Nations, invoked the International Charter
Space & Major Disasters. This initiative allows for the swift provision
of satellite imagery to define the extent of the disaster, enhancing
In alignment with this collaboration, the Copernicus Emergency Mapping
Service was activated to share satellite data in response and High
resolution images from France's Pliades satellites were used to create
detailed damage maps, aiding rescue teams in their operations.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- STAMP COLLECTING RADIO AMATEURS
Australia Post is set to mark 100 years of public broadcast radio
by showcasing a new Australian stamp release.
The new Centenary of Broadcast Radio stamp releases feature images
from broadcast radios early years, with the 1st Day of Issue release
set for October 17 to mark the Centenary of broadcast radio in
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.
VK6 - PerthTech - October 28th (vk6pop)
VK - ALARAMeet2023 4/5 November in HOBART (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This is Linda V
VK3 - Rosebud RadioFest at Eastbourne Primary School Sunday,
November 12 (vk3pdg)
VK5 - Amateur Radio Experimenters Group Radio & Electronics Sale
November 26 (vk5qi)
2024 IT'S A DATE
Clubs are welcome to email 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.
VK3 - BARG HamFest 4th of February next door to BARG clubrooms
at Ballarat Airport 10:00 am.
VK - WIA AGM MAY 4 5 - BUNDABERG. (vk2tsg)
VK - National Volunteer Week Monday 20 Sunday 26 May 2024.
National Volunteer Week (NVW) is Australias largest annual
celebration of volunteers and their important contribution to
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