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This is Giles Kirby VK5GK Delivering the WIA directors update.

One of my interests involves updating and polishing the WIA brand.

Were a 100-year-old organisation steeped in history and built on pillars of
great radio amateurs. I want our promotional materials to pay homage to this
history and acknowledge that were in the 21st century and we need to attract
new audiences.

Were still seeking EOIs for IT manager positions and social media moderators.

But what I want to highlight today are the Marketing and Promotional roles.
Do you have an aesthetic eye? Do you perhaps have experience in digital
publishing or design? If youre a talented individual with a little time to
spare, Id love to work with you. Please make expressions of interest to our
secretary or using the Contact Us form on the website. Wed love to hear from
you. In line with this. Wed love to broaden our pool of images for promotional
purposes. If you have great images relating to amateur radio that youd be happy
for us to use, then please reach out.

Im personally a fan of great antenna photographs.

This has been Giles Kirby VK5GK delivering the directors update. 73s.


Yes, this is Editor-in-Chief of Amateur Radio magazine, Roger Harrison VK2ZRH.

Fresh from my travel to and from the WIA AGM in Bundaberg. A sojourn involving Rum, chums and Childers peanuts.

The news is this Issue number 3 of AR mag whizzed off the press at Bairnsdale last Wednesday.

Should everything beyond our control proceed as planned, your precious copies should be in your letter boxes, Post Offices Boxes, and perhaps even in precious your hands, around Thursday next week, the 30th of May.

Oh, boy. Do we have an issue for you.

The very dramatic cover of spectacular cloud-to-cloud lightning illustrates our feature article on lightning scatter propagation, written by that inveterate stalwart Rex VK7MO.

The subject of lightning scatter radio propagation has been a matter of habitual speculation over many decades. Rex, in his indefatigable way, sheds much bright light on the subject pun intended and proof that its a real thing.

Talking of indefatigable, our prolific contributor of tantalizing technical articles, Lou Destafano VK3AQZ, completes his three-band rig for the road this issue AND launches into a description of test sets for homebrew transmitters.

And before I go, inspired by the AGM road trip, I penned this little verse:

I love an unburnt country
Of gently sloping plains
Of lusty wombat frolics
And waveguide made from drains

On strident peak-top Field Days
While striving contact gains
I recall the smell of nature
And waveguide made from drains

Wistly rising solder smoke
Gently nudges times a-weighin
To factries mand by blokes
And waveguide made from dray-ins

I left that closed horizon
To venture forth on planes
To build a new beginning
And waveguide made from drains

There we are.

Issue number 3 of Amateur Radio magazine, Volume 92.
More guts. Less gab.
Proudly produced and printed in Australia.


The Australian Government has announced that it will commence
important reforms to improve the Emergency Call Service, as part
of its official response to the review into last years Optus outage.

On 8 November 2023, the nationwide outage left millions of Australians
and small businesses without access to communications services, with
many unable to call Triple Zero. The next day the government announced
a post-incident review to be led by the former Deputy Chair of ACMA,
Richard Bean which examined emergency call arrangements, customer
communications and complaints handling during and after the outage.

The review was granted a short extension in February after additional
information was received from Optus related to the telcos wilting
arrangements an industry practice where signals from mobile towers
are powered down during disruptions in order for Triple Zero calls to
be carried by another network. The government understands that the
disruption to some Triple Zero calls during the outage was
predominantly caused by a failure of Optus 3G towers to wilt and
while Optus says this issue is now resolved, the review identified a
broader need to improve information flows, governance and technical
assurance frameworks in the emergency calling context.

Bean submitted the reviews final report on 21 March 2024, making 18
recommendations aimed at addressing structural issues within the
broader telecommunications ecosystem as specified in the reviews
terms of reference so that the telco industry may learn from the

Key recommendations are shown in the link to
which is in the text edition of this weeks WIA NATIONAL NEWS

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to ARRL, DX-WORLD, eHam, Hackaday,
SARL and the World Wide sources of the WIA.

Club of the Year

During the Dayton Hamvention, many awards are bestowed, this year the Club Of
The Year goes to the YLRL, Young Ladies Radio League.

And a good year to receive this award as the Young Ladies Radio League,
is celebrating its 85th Anniversary in 2024.

With members from all over the world, the organization has been involved in
everything from contests to emergency events to helping new hams get licensed
and, on the air, as well as everything in between. Established in 1939, YLRL
has been proud to have had a booth at Hamvention since the 1950s and a YL
Forum since the 1960s.

Women helping women in Amateur Radio is a mission statement for this club, but
there are also contest and award opportunities for the OMs who support their
YLs. YLRL has the motto QRV - I AM READY and they are ready to assist in the
radio community.

Happy 99th Birthday to the SARL

On Wednesday 20 May 1925, the South African Radio Relay League (SARRL) was
formed, just a month after the world's radio amateurs met in Paris to form
the world body, the International Amateur Radio Union.

The word 'Relay' was dropped in 1947. Council is already busy with the
planning for the centenary celebrations in May 2025.

99 years of service to the radio amateurs of South Africa, Happy birthday

Sony Draws Line In The Sand On Artificial Intelligence.

With AI already infiltrating the music industry, highlighted by the release of
a new song from Randy Travis using AI technology, Sony is warning hundreds of
companies not to use artists signed to their labels in AI applications without

The label group is sending formal letters to more than 700 generative AI
companies and streaming platforms prohibiting them from using SMG content
without explicit licensing agreements.

In the letter, Sony said it recognizes the significant potential and
advancement of artificial intelligence. Evolutions in technology have
frequently shifted the course of creative industries. AI will likely continue
that long-standing trend, the letter stated. However, that innovation must
ensure that songwriters and recording artists rights, including copyrights,
are respected.


It was only six years ago, 2018, that the Baker Island DXpedition changed the
face of digital QSOs when it debuted the Fox/Hound sub-mode of WSJT-X.
Joe Taylor, K1JT, and his dedicated team of software developers and testers have
provided hundreds of thousands of DXpedition QSOs in the succeeding years.

Never resting on what was good enough yesterday, Joe Taylors team will soon
offer a SuperFox mode of WSJT-X for making rapid FT8 QSOs. Hounds chasing the
SuperFox DX station will transmit normal FT8 signals, but rather than sending
concurrent streams of up to five FT8 signals, the SuperFox station will transmit
a single constant envelope, using a 1.5 KHz-wide waveform, that conveys signal
reports or RR73 acknowledgments to as many as nine different Hounds

Another very significant improvement will be a digital signature contained in
the SuperFox message that will allow the receiving software to verify the
legitimate origin of the signal from a validated DXpedition.

The SuperFox development team will be beta testing the software in coming weeks
with the goal to have it rolled out in time to debut during the N 5 J Jarvis
Island DXpedition a few months from now.


Ham radio operators who are driving in Pennsylvania USA are to be exempted
after all from a new distracted-driving law, following outcry from amateurs
that a previous version of the proposed law lacked protection for them.

An exemption for hams had been stripped out of the language during the
legislative process but, according to news reports, it was recently restored.

Following the bill's passage by the state's House of Representatives, it was
expected to be sent to the governor, who is to sign it into law.

And talking of 'going mobile' and operating -

If you think you can't operate mobile CW unless you have a radio and
unless you also know the Code, think again. Some automobiles on the
market are making mobile CW operating easier than ever.

Almost effortless, in fact, as we hear from Newslines
Dave Parks WB 8 ODF.

It seems that in the last few years, operating mobile CW hasn't even
required an amateur radio license - or so it seems, if you look at the
carmakers have embrace Morse Code as an automotive design element. In
the summer of 2022, models of Jeep vehicles featured the "dit" and the
"dah" across the front grille. Jeep's Dubai-based ad agency, Publicis
Dubai, explained that by sporting these CW symbols upfront, Jeep owners
could feel a sense of community and a spirit of adventure in remote,
off-road places. This bold gesture followed a more subtle use of CW by
the same carmaker four years earlier: the 2018 Jeep Compass featured
Code on the driver's left footrest in a message spelling out
"sand snow rivers rocks," all familiar Jeep uncharted terrain.

Not to be left behind in the off-road dust, Hyundai has recently put
four illuminated "dits" on its steering wheel - CW for the letter "H."
The Code began appearing in new models such as the Santa Fe, the Kona
and Hyundai's electric SUV, the Ioniq. Now the Toyota Tacoma is getting
into the traffic jam: This year's SUV has Morse Code symbols appear on
a side panel of the dashboard. The code provides directions to a way in
which car owners can find plans to build their own 3-D printed
automotive accessories.

This is Dave Parks WB8ODF.

(NewsLine 2428)

Thanks Dave, now in just a tic Operational News, but at the
international desk I'm Jason VK2LAW, see you next week from Sydney.




VK Shires Contest June 8 - 9 starts 0000 UTC Sat until 2359 Sunday

ALL HF Bands all the way from 10 to 160 meters SSB & CW only

(Di VK4DI)


Also on June 9 but only CW mode is New Zealand Straight Key Night
(Winter Edition) 0800 to 0900 UTC on 80 metres.

Operators send signal report, name, location, type of key, type of transmitter
and power output, which is limited to 100w.

An important note for first-time participants:
SKN uses the QSY Rule.
Any station that calls CQ must QSY after making a contact.

Full details about SKN are available or you can email




Saturday 15 June, 00:00 -till Mon, 17 June, 00:00

(vk4sn calendar)



0100 UTC Saturday 22 June through 0059 UTC Sunday 23 June
(in VK6 it's 0300 / 0359 in VK6).



IARU HF World Championship July 13-14.
Starts: Zero hours UTC Saturday Ends: 2359 UTC Sunday



Trans-Tasman Low Band Contest

July 21st

The Trans-Tasman contest, always held on the 3rd weekend in July,
aims to encourage Low Band activity between VK and ZL

Only contest bands 160 80 and 40M are allowed with SSB, CW and
Digital (i.e. RTTY OR PSK)

This contest is another official WIA Contest and will count towards
the Peter Brown Contest Champion Awards.


YOTA Contest 2024

The next session of this year's YOTA Contest will be from
10:00 to 21:59 UTC 21 July on the five classic bands using
CW and SSB.

Everyone can work everyone.

The complete rules can be found on


RSGB IOTA Contest July 27.


AUGUST 17 - 18

Remembrance Day Contest.

This contest commemorates the Australian 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 in the southwest Pacific area.

A perpetual trophy is awarded annually to the Australian state or
territory with the best performance. 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.

Amateurs will endeavour to contact amateurs in VK call areas,
ZL and P29 on all bands except WARC bands. Modes allowed are PHONE,
CW and RTTY as per the era remembered

Again the 2024 contest is 17th & 18th August.



44th A.L.A.R.A. CONTEST AND this ALARA contest is ALWAYS held 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
take part using their Club's equipment and callsign.

YLs work everyone; OMs work YLs only.

CONTEST: Combined phone and CW run over 24 hours:
STARTS: Saturday 25th August 2024 at 0600 hours UTC
ENDS: Sunday 26th August 2024 at 0559 hours UTC

SUGGESTED FREQUENCIES: All HF Bands except 160m & WARC Bands.
Contacts made on ECHOLINK will also be accepted.

(alara web page)


Oceania DX Contest

This years contest will be held on October 5th and 12th



Youth on the air test 3 of 3 will be from 10:00 to 21:59 UTC on
29 December on the five classic bands CW and SSB.





Active is TR 8 CR from Gabon until at least the end of June, the operator? F8EN

He will operate CW only and will celebrate his 96th birthday while there.

QSL for TR8CR is via F6AJA directly or the Bureau.
Roland can usually be found on the 30 to 10m bands.

And a Happy 96th Roland.

( rsgb )


Listen throughout the year for the special callsign 9 A 1 RKZ
marking the 100th anniversary of the Radioklub Zagreb which was
founded the 24th of March 1924 in Croatia

QSL via 9A1ADE.

(ARNewsLine 2410



The Berlin Airlift was an operation that carried supplies by plane to the
Allied sectors of West Berlin over a Russian blockade.

For more than a year, hundreds of American, British and French cargo planes
ferried provisions to West Berlin's Tempelhof, Gatow and Tegel airfields.

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Airlift, three
special event stations are active between now and 24 June:

DL0GWW for Gatow

DL0TXL for Tegel

and DL0THF for Tempelhof.

QSL via LoTW, QRZ Logbook, and the DARC Community Logbook; paper cards will not
be provided, but an award will be available:



TM 80 DD will be active from the 1st through to the 16th of June using CW, SSB
and the digital modes on all bands marking the 80th anniversary of the D-Day
landings in Normandy.

See for QSL details for TM80DD

(NewsLine 2429)



NZART has a special event call sign for the upcoming America's Cup to be held
in Spain later this year. ZL 6 AMCUP has been allocated to celebrate this event
with Phil Garside ZL2RO as the trustee of the callsign. November 30 is when
ZLCAMCUP goes off air.



Special callsign HF 25 NATO is active until the 31st of August,
marking the 25th anniversary of Poland joining the North Atlantic
Treaty Organization. Certificates and limited-edition QSL cards are
available. Visit for details.

(ARNewsLine 2428)


The Humber Fortress DX Amateur Radio Club in the UK is once again
supporting International Men's Mental Health month and helping to
raise the profile of Men's Mental Health 2024 throughout the
international amateur radio community.

Club members are operating from their headquarters at Patrington Haven,
East Yorkshire using special callsign GB 0 M M H.

The station will be active throughout the weekend (17 to 19 of May)
and in June the 14th to 16th of June across all the HF bands.

Please listen out for the operators and give them a call because your
support will help raise the awareness of men's mental health.

For more information on GBOMMH see



On air is OR 9 AL until the 31st of May marking 90 years since the
death of Albert the first, King of the Belgians.

QSL OR90AL via the bureau.

(ARNewsLine 2428)



Members of the North West Group ARC are QRV with special event station
GB 0 AEL until May 31 commemorating the anniversary of Amelia Earhart's
transatlantic flight in May of 1932.





Members of the United Nations Global Service Centre AR Club in Brindisi
are QRV as 4 U 29 MAY until May 31 to promote the International Day of
UN Peacekeepers.

The 4U 29MAY QSL route is via 9A2AA.




QRV is 9 X 2 AW from Kigali until May 17 on 160 to 10 meters using CW,
SSB, FT8, and FT4.

QSL 9X2AW via M 0 OXO.



Special callsign 9H6HE is in use by the Malta Amateur Radio League
to celebrate the swearing in of Malta's 11th President.

Look for activity until the 31st of May on the 40, 20, 15 and 10m
bands using SSB, CW and digital modes. QSL 9H6HE via Logbook of the
World, noting that paper QSL cards are not available.




Don, 7Q6M is QRV until May 13, 2024 and has also been active on 160
meters. QSL via LoTW.



Active will be A 25 SHD from different locations in Botswana,
between 30 April and 13 May. QSL A25SHD via home call which is



In the World of DX, be listening for members of the Zurich City Police
Radio Amateur Club throughout the year, operating as HB 2 SP the club
is marking its 20th anniversary. Unfortunately no Bureau QSL's but you
can use Logbook Of The World, and HB20SP runs until December 31.

(sourced to ARNewsLine 2410)



Special event callsign EI 80 MB is active until the 31st of May to
commemorate the 80th anniversary of the rescue of 168 German seamen
who were rescued from the waters of the Bay of Biscay after a battle
between British and German naval forces in 1943.

The men were carried out by a small Irish coaster called Kerlogue
[KER-LOG] which had the callsign EIMB. The rescue took more than ten

QSL WI80MB via Club Log's OQRS or via EI6AL




active until the 31st of December celebrating the 100th anniversary of
the beginning of regular radio transmissions in Austria in 1924.

The station has heard recently on the 40m band using CW.

QSL via the Bureau.



AMSAT-VK Secretary -


After 25 years lost in the vastness of space, a missing satellite has
finally been located, highlighting the challenges of tracking the multitude
of objects orbiting Earth.

The rediscovery sheds light on the difficulty of monitoring the approximately
27,000 objects that populate Earths orbit, a number that continues to grow with
each rocket launch and satellite deployment.

The satellite in question, the Infra-Red Calibration Balloon (S73-7), was
launched in 1974 to serve as a calibration target for remote sensing equipment,
but a deployment failure left it adrift as space debris. Despite initial
attempts to track its whereabouts, it vanished from ground-based sensors in the
1990s, only to resurface now.

While the rediscovery of the missing satellite serves as a reminder of the
challenges of space tracking, it also underscores the importance of
continued efforts to monitor and manage Earths orbital environment.
With technology evolving and space activity increasing, effective space
surveillance remains paramount to ensure the safety and sustainability of
activities in Earths orbit.

(amsat na)

Japans Moon Sniper, also known as *SLIM, has astounded experts by surviving its
third lunar night*, despite not being designed for such harsh conditions.

song starts

As Moon Sniper enters hibernation again, the team plans to resume operations
next lunar day and are expressing gratitude for ongoing support and even
composing a song titled 15 Degree Slope (taken from the 15 degree slope SLIM
is resting on) to commemorate the missions unexpected journey.

song ends

Initially landing near the Shioli Crater on January 19, the spacecraft
encountered an anomaly during descent, landing on its nose and facing west,
hindering its solar panels ability to generate power. However, Moon Sniper
continues to defy expectations by waking up after each lunar night, transmitting
new images before going back into hibernation.

(amsat na)


listen for callsign 8 P 9 CB from Barbados, IOTA Number NA-021, until today
the 26th of May. 8P9CB is operating portable and activating POTA sites on
20 through 10 metres using CW and SSB.

(NewsLine 2429)

9 M 4 VM will be used by a group of hams operating from Pulau Besar in
West Malaysia, IOTA Number AS-097, from the 31st of May to the 2nd of June
on 40, 20, 15 and 10 metres where they will be using CW and SSB.

QSL 9M4VM directly to 9 M 2 HUS.

(NewsLine 2429)


VK9L/W7BRS will be active on Lord Howe Island July 20 through August 1 2024.
40 to 10 metres, CW, FT8 and SSB.
This is a good period as it takes in the RSGB IOTA Contest July 27.

Logs will be uploaded daily to Club Log, QSL VK9L/W7BRS via LOTW

(sourced to

Team MM0UKI (5 ops) will be active from the Flannan Islands, EU-118
(Scotland) beginning August 1st and staying for 48-72 hours.

Flannan Island is very weather / seas dependent.

Plan is to be to QRV with 3 stations; Hexbeam + wire antennas;
including 2 x QRO stations.

Bands: 40-6m; CW & SSB no FT8.

QSL M M 0 UKI via M 0 OXO.


INCLUDING ILLW NEWS - ILLW 17th August 2024 to 18th August 2024

To coincide with the International Lighthouse and LightShip Weekend (ILLW)
REAST's August Presentation night promises to be a wonderful wander through
the life of Mike VK7FB and his time with the Lighthouse Service.

Mike was lighthouse keeper on four of Tasmania's Lighthouses and will take
his guests at REAST in Hobart through his experience, by words, pictures and

This will be a fascinating insight into life when lighthouses had people
stationed at the actual lighthouses maintaining the lights.

7th August 7:30pm in the Queen's Domain REAST clubrooms and the presentation
will stream via the REAST YouTube Streaming channel.


Recordings of military transmissions can be found on the
Signal Identification Guide Wiki at


This story is no illusion but the story itself deals with some of the greatest
masters of illusion in the US military during wartime.

We hear more from Ralph Squillace KK6ITB.

The 23rd Headquarters Special Troops - members of the "Ghost Army" - were the
magicians of the military whose efforts went well beyond the inflatable cannons,
tanks and trucks - or other tools of trickery - contained in arsenal to confound
the enemy. The top-secret unit's 82 officers and 1,023 soldiers were experts who
used visual, sonic and radio trickery to render realism to fictional military
manoeuvres. Like the impersonators of the entertainment world who can recreate
The voice and personal style of some celebrities, some of the troops learned to
do the same with CW. The unit's Signal Company Special adopted the rhythm and
signature touch of certain enemy soldiers' fists, modifying their radios' sounds
as well and then transmitting on enemy frequencies with their bogus messages.
In that guise, they sent scripted reports and created fake traffic nets designed
to be intercepted by German intelligence and send their military off course.

This is Ralph Squillace KK6ITB.

(NewsLine 2429)


Were you lucky enough to catch special event station GB 5 ESC (ESC for escape)?

Certainly last weekend, but maybe throughout March, RAF Waddington Amateur Radio
Club is back at the International Bomber Command Centre for its Inspire Ride
2024 event, which this year pays tribute to the men of Stalag Luft III who took
part in the Great Escape in March 1944.

Operators expect to be working on the HF bands, using SSB and some CW,
using special event callsign GB5ESC.

(sourced to rsgb)



The Signals Museum at RAF Henlow is closing soon, in fact its final open day
will be on the 8 June 2024, after this time it will start to dispose of its

The Museum attempts to tell the story of RAF Signals and among its attractions,
it contains a lot of working equipment which can be demonstrated, including
transmitters, receivers and radar consoles.

The UK Ministry of Defence announced way back in 2016 that the base was set to
be closed and flying activity ceased in July 2020.



You have an hour to kill, and you like old communication technology.
If you happen to be visiting or live near Windsor, Connecticut, you
could nip over to the Vintage Radio and Communication Museum. If you
are here in VK ( or anywhere with IT connectivity), you could watch
WG7Ds video tour.

The museum is a volunteer organization and is mostly about radio,
but they also have a beautiful player piano that no kidding now
runs from a vacuum cleaner.

One notable piece of gear was an old tube tester, and the guide
mentions they have 100,000 tubes in storage! If you are a ham radio
operator, youll appreciate the vintage code gear and teletypes.
The amount of old gear here is impressive, including unusual record
players, movie theatre projectors, and lots more.

The guides are clearly not used to having someone like WG7D in the
museum filming as they explained things like Morse code and magic eye


(Youngsters On The Air)


Carole Perry, WB2MGP, kicked off the highly anticipated ARRL Youth Rally headed
by ARRL Education and Learning Manager Steve Goodgame, K5ATA, by thanking all
those who helped make the rally possible. She told the audience made up of
young hams, their parents, sponsor representatives, and plentiful volunteers --
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Well, look around this room.
It takes a team to support this youth forum.

The first youth presenter out of many was sixth-grader Cameron Frey, KD9VGV.
In only 2 years since being introduced to amateur radio, he has become a
General-class, fully fledged Parks on the Air fanatic, and thats just part of
his ham radio repertoire. Ive done more than 100 central activations, and more
than 40 different parks. Ive also hunted more than 700 different parks,
Cameron said with pride.

The Youth Rally continued for most of the day with a slew of activities planned
for we young hams. To break the ice, the young people were encouraged to catch a
satellite pass outside of the forum room that just happened to be overhead at
the start of the rallys next phase.

Dayton, and one day we'll get there ourselves, hey Pete?


OpenWebRX and OpenWebRX+ are Recipients of 2024 Amateur Radio Software Award

The 5th annual Amateur Radio Software Award was recently granted to Jakob
Ketterl DD5JFK and Marat Fayzullin KC1TXE for their contributions to OpenWebRX
and OpenWebRX+, respectively.

Both projects allow software defined radio receivers to be accessible through
a web browser with full waterfall display and tuning controls. OpenWebRX+
includes support for noise reduction and decoding of additional digital modes.

The Amateur Radio Software Award is designed to recognize projects that enhance
amateur radio through software innovation that is open source and unique.



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.

VK2 - June 8-9. Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club Field Day. (vk2zhe)

VK5 - Aust. Fox Hunting championships Mt Gambier 8/9 June.(vk5dj)

VK4 - Caboolture Radio Club HamFest July 11 (vk7jea)

VK3 - Bendigo AR & Electronics Club RadioFest August 18 (vk3gtv)

VK6 - PerthTech 2024 Sept 21 for 2 days at Gidgegannup (vk6pop)

VK4 - GOLD COAST HAMFEST OCTOBER 13 at Nerang Country Paradise
Parklands 231 Beaudesert-Nerang Road Nerang. (vk4DMH)

VK5 - Amateur Radio Experiments Group Radio & Electronics Sale
Saturday 26th October 10AM David Roche Park Kilburn (vk5qi)

VK7 - Tasmanian Ham Conference November 2 and 3 Hobart. (vk7news)
Held at the Sandy Bay Campus of UTAS.

VK3 - SPARC Rosebud RadioFest November 17 at Eastbourne Primary
School, Allambi Ave. Rosebud. (vk3pdg)

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