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Text edition: Weekly news from the WIA:

MP3 edition of news available at: 
http://www.wia-files.com/podcast/wianews-2018-11-25.mp3 


Text edition:
NOV 25 2018 - VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA

 
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 NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING NOV 25  2018.  
 IN OUR 23rd YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS
  

 WIA Director, Peter VK8ZZ, covers 4 topics this week, board elections,
 social media 2020 WIA AGM and Conference along with international
 band planning representation.


 THESE STORIES & MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE
 WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA 2018
 AND FOR WEEK OF November 25


 NATIONAL

 Early Wednesday, Queensland-based Black Sky Aerospace (BSA) conducted
 Australia’s first ever launch carrying commercial payloads, from the
 nation’s only suborbital launch site in Goondiwindi, Queensland.

 BSA’s 5-m Sighter190 sounding rocket soaring to approximately
 20,000ft. The Sighter190 rocket has a mass of 80kg, and is propelled
 using solid fuel consisting of aluminium, ammonium chloride, and
 proprietary ingredients.

 The launch today carried experimental payloads, including some for
 Hypersonix, another Australian launch startup developing the world’s
 first hypersonic scramjet launch vehicle. Here, Hypersonix tested
 sensor packages as well as a Ceramic Matrix Composite panel, which
 the company plans on using for its own launch vehicles.

 The Sighter190 also carried a device developed by Dekunu Technologies
 targeting skydivers. An enhanced altimeter that also has a 3D
 location tracker, flight analyser, and a situational awareness tool
 that can gather flight data.

 BSA is currently working on a range of suborbital rockets, and is
 positioning itself as a suborbital payload delivery system. This
 first BSA/Hypersonix launch marks the beginning of Australia’s
 commercial launch industry.

 http://www.spacetechasia.com/black-sky-aerospace-conducts-australias-first-commercial-rocket-launch/





 Labor commits $2million to resurrect ABC shortwave radio

 NT Country Hour report that, if elected next year, Federal Labor say
 it will provide the ABC with $2 million in funding to help
 re-establish shortwave radio services across the Northern Territory.
 
 The ABC controversially switched off its shortwave service in January
 2017, and, defended the decision by saying it would "only affect a
 very, very small amount of people" and save taxpayers up to
 $1.9 million. 

 The decision was heavily criticised by industry groups such as the
 NT Cattlemen's Association and the NT Seafood Council. NTCA president
 Chris Nott welcomed the announcement by Labor and said the ABC's
 decision was short-sighted. "What people take for granted in the
 cities is a luxury for those of us in the bush," Mr Nott said. "We
 rely on the HF shortwave radio transmitters because we don't have
 mobile and data coverage for AM and FM radio stations.

 Federal Member for Solomon Luke Gosling, said the axing of shortwave
 had angered a lot of people and community groups. "Many thousands
 will benefit from bringing back shortwave," he told the Country Hour.
 
 (SouthGate News)




 WELL DONE VK6AXB!

 The national awards for engineering, technical excellence, sales and
 customer service were announced in November.

 One of the recipients of the ARCIA 2018 Industry Excellence Awards
 announced at the organisation’s annual gala dinner on 21 November
 was an Aussie Ham!
  
 The 2018 national Industry Professional of the Year Award was
 presented to Anthony Benbow from Western Australia. Anthony has
 devoted significant amounts of time to training young people, both in
 his role with Department of Fire and Emergency Services in WA and
 also since his move into private industry. He continues to push for
 better and wider training options to encourage more young people into
 the communications industry.

 VK6AXB - Well done! 

 Read more:
 http://criticalcomms.com.au/content/industry/article/2018-industry-award-winners-announced-192533951#ixzz5XiP3OTof





 WIA 

 WIA Director, Peter VK8ZZ, covers 4 topics this week

 WIA Board Elections

 The November / December issue of Amateur Radio Magazine should be in
 your hands in the next few days. In this issue you will see on the
 reverse side of the address label is the nomination form for the
 up-coming vacancies on the WIA Board. The formal notification of the
 WIA Board election is included in the magazine proper.

 Nominations close at the end of January, followed by an election.
 Nominations can only be posted or hand delivered to the National
 Office. I encourage any member who is keen to participate in the
 management of the WIA to nominate for a position on the Board.


 Social Media

 The WIA is looking to invigorate its social media presence. In order
 to do this, we are seeking the expertise and experience of social
 media gurus to join a team to assist in this area.
 
 Social media will be used to foster and encourage existing and
 potential foundation licensees.


 2020 AGM and Conference

 The WIA are keen to hear from clubs that would like to take on the
 exciting role of organising the 2020 AGM and Conference. 

 Whilst this event is not until the year after next, we are keen to
 start early. The event of course, is underwritten by the WIA. Please
 contact the secretary for more details.   secretary@wia.org.au


 International Band Planning Representation

 At the recent IARU Region 3 Conference in Seoul Korea, a proposal to
 establish the Region 3 Band Planning Committee was passed. Mr. Sion,
 9M2CQC was appointed the Committee coordinator.

 The IARU have already published the Terms of Reference for this
 committee. The ToR provide that the Band Planning Committee will
 comprise of 10 committee members from Region 3 member societies, which
 includes the WIA. The WIA are therefore seeking expressions of
 interest from members who have the background and ability to
 participate as the Australian representative on that committee.

 Expressions of interest or queries should be directed to the WIA
 Secretary in the next few days as the timeline for nominations is
 extremely short.

 secretary@wia.org.au

 I am the WIA Director, Peter VK8ZZ
 Good DX’ing


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 INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to IARU, RSGB, SARL, Southgate AR Club,
 ARRL, RAC, NZART Amateur Radio NewsLine & the World Wide sources of
 the WIA.  

 NASA's Mars Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations,
 Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight) lander is scheduled to touch
 down on the Red Planet at approximately 8 p.m. UTC Nov. 26, and
 viewers everywhere can watch coverage of the event live on NASA
 Television, the agency's website and social media platforms.
 
 Launched on May 5, InSight marks NASA's first Mars landing since the
 Curiosity rover in 2012. The landing will kick off a two-year mission
 in which InSight will become the first spacecraft to study Mars' deep
 interior. Its data also will help scientists understand the formation
 of all rocky worlds, including our own.
 
 InSight is being followed to Mars by two mini-spacecraft comprising
 NASA’s Mars Cube One (MarCO), the first deep-space mission for
 CubeSats. If MarCO makes its planned Mars flyby, it will attempt to
 relay data from InSight as it enters the planet’s atmosphere and lands.

 InSight and MarCO flight controllers will monitor the spacecraft's
 entry, descent and landing from mission control at NASA’s Jet
 Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, where all landing
 events will take place. 

 About 80 live viewing events for the public to watch the InSight
 landing will take place around the world.
 
 For a complete list of landing event watch parties, visit: 
 https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/timeline/landing/watch-in-person/

 For a full list of websites broadcasting InSight landing events,
 go to:
 https://mars.nasa.gov/insight/timeline/landing/watch-online/





 INDIA

 In India, recognition is coming posthumously for one Silent Key who
 authored a book about India's space program.

 Electronics engineer Ved Prakash Sandlas VU2VP never lived to see the
 publication of his book “The Leapfroggers: An Insider’s Account of
 ISRO.ö

 Ved became a Silent Key in 2017 and the book was published just months
 ago.  It tells the story of how the Indian Space Research Organisation
 (ISRO) developed its launch vehicles from scratch.

 VU2VP became a licensed ham radio operator whilst he was an
 undergraduate studying for his physics degree. His radio hobby later
 became invaluable to his work at the space agency when he was given
 the responsibility of developing a communication system for the
 Indian space programme’s Satellite Launch Vehicle.





 EUROPE

 SILENT KEYS SILENT NO MORE

 A Silent Key Memorial Contest held November 1st was more of an on-air
 memorial to departed friends than a competitive activity.

 This marked the sixth year since Lßszló Foldi HA6NL and Lßszló Dallos
 HA7PL conceived this tribute, held in CW.

 The 1st of November is a day that Hungarians honour their dead.

 This 'wireless' activity has grown to include between 50 and 70 hams,
 most of them in Europe, reflecting band conditions on 80 and 40 metres
 even the form of QSL is special:

 Hams get an ornamental memorial leaf with the call sign of the Silent
 Key they have honoured by sending their call on the air.





 UNITED KINGDOM

 RSGB at UK Spectrum Policy Forum

 It is vital that we contribute to the debate around spectrum use.

 Former RSGB Chairman Graham Murchie, G4FSG recently made a
 presentation on behalf of all UK radio amateurs to the UK Spectrum
 Policy Forum, a body that advises the government. He also led the
 subsequent discussion, supported by RSGB General Manager Steve
 Thomas, M1ACB and RSGB Spectrum Forum Chair Murray Niman, G6JYB.

 Topics included the shortage of practical skills in the radio
 arena, the social and economic aspects of spectrum use, and
 examples of where the RSGB is encouraging development of scarce
 skills and using them to good effect.

 You can see the presentations at
 https://www.techuk.org/insights/meeting-notes/item/14317-uk-spf-cluster-3-social-and-economic-value-3 .





 CANADA

 OUT AMOUNGST THE MAPLE LEAVES

 Radio Amateurs of Canada is pleased to announce its support of the
 Canadian National Parks on the Air event which will be held next year
 all year, i.e. January 1 to December 31.

 All Radio Amateurs worldwide will have an opportunity to operate
 portably from any of Canada's 48 National Parks and 171 National
 Historic Sites (these are ‘activators’). Amateurs around the world
 will be able to chase these adventurous operators in an effort to
 confirm the most QSOs (these are ‘chasers’).

 Activity for activators and chasers will be tracked on a dedicated
 website and real-time leader board and other statistics will be
 available throughout the year. Activators and chasers will be able to
 compete for and collect online awards and certificates created
 specifically for the event. 

 For more information about the event please visit the Canadian
 National Parks on the Air website at: https://cnpota.ca





 DXPEDITIONER GOING THE DISTANCE AT 83

 We introduce a YL who's an octogenarian headed to Africa. Caryn Eve
 Murray KD2GUT Editor of Amateur Radio Newsline shares her story.

 CARYN: An amateur radio ticket can also be a ticket to living one’s 
 dreams – and perhaps no one knows that better right now than Susan 
 Meckley W7KFI.  Susan is headed to Malawi where in a few days she and 
 her friend Don Jones K6ZO will be on a DXpedition through early 
 December, operating CW as 7Q7M and 7Q6M respectively.

 Retired from both the U.S. Navy and the Army, the Mississippi resident 
 said she’s always been up for adventure. Yes, even at 83 years of age.
 Susan, who’s had her ticket since 1952, cruised the Pacific solo aboard 
 her 32-foot sailboat for years until she came ashore when she turned 80. 
 Her next big moment was to fly a World War Two fighter plane -- but 
 then, Don Jones came along another option: They would travel to the rare 
 African DX entity where he is involved in a project assisting a local 
 hospital and operate before, after and during the CQ WW CW contest.
 Her rationale for changing her plans?

 SUSAN: “The plane would have been for an hour and the trip is for an 
 extended period of time.ö

 CARYN: Though they’ll be living in the hospital guest quarters there 
 might be some camping involved – which, in Africa, means lions.
 
 SUSAN: “I am worried about that…I just might bow out of that because 
 with my luck I would get the 10 percent that didn’t get the memo that 
 says don’t bother humans.ö
 
 CARYN: She wants to make as many contacts as possible, of course, but 
 she has another goal, a reasonable one:
 
 SUSAN: “Get out alive and come back home.ö
 
 CARYN: The trip will mean that this devoted rag chewer will finally get 
 to experience her first contest too. She considers this trip one grand 
 last hurrah.
 
 SUSAN: “When I first got into radio in the early 50s I read about Danny 
 Weil and his yacht the Yasme and I said ‘my gosh I want to do that.’ My 
 whole life has been planned to get military retirement, Social Security 
 and disappear off into the sunset. So I’ve gone to some of the islands 
 and places I’ve been to that I haven’t been so sure about. Oh I’ve had 
 some adventures out there.ö
 
 CARYN: You can be a part of her next adventure starting on the 22nd of 
 November. Listen for Susan 7Q7M and Don 7Q6M sending CQ in CW. That will 
 be the sound of Susan Meckley, age 83, saying QSL to one more big ham 
 radio dream.

 For Amateur Radio Newsline, I’m Caryn Eve Murray KD2GUT



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 HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT    

 THIS WEEKEND

 VHF/UHF Spring contest for 2018 - Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 November. 
 Also this weekend will see the  CQWW DX CW Contest (Nov 24-25)



 DECEMBER TWO

 Straight Key Night

 New Zealand Straight Key Night - normally held on the first Sunday
 in November - will be held this year on the first Sunday in December.

 9pm to 10pm on 80 metres.

 SKN honours the roots of amateur radio:
 Morse Code sent with a straight key (no bugs, sideswipers, keyers
 or keyboards). All levels of CW skill are welcome in this event.

 There are certificates for the three stations working the most QSOs,
 and all participants are invited to nominate an operator for the
 Best Fist Award.

 SKN has a unique exchange that includes not just RST, but also type of
 key, type of transmitter and power output. There are special log sheets
 available so that it's easy to keep track of this information.

 Get all the details at http://maritimeradio.org/skn

 (SouthGate)





 2019

 Inaugural “Green Keys Nightö Set for New Year’s Day, January 1
 
 NZART Portable Activity Day - New Year’s Day

 The Christmas/New Year holiday period is a great chance to get on the
 air. Accordingly, New Zealand's national society NZART is promoting
 New Year’s Day, 1 January 2019, as a portable activity day.
 
 This is an opportunity to get outdoors and operate knowing there will
 be others doing the same. As an activity day this is not a contest,
 so it is up to you where, when and how you operate. 

 There will be a lot of Summits on the Air  activity on this day
 (ZL and VK) owing to us being able to claim double activation points
 by operating either side of 0000z 1 January UTC (1pm NZDST). 

 You could therefore activate a SOTA summit, or if that is a bit much,
 participate in the NZART awards programme by activating a lake,
 lighthouse or National Park (make sure you know the rules before you
 start) 

 Alternatively, you could just park up at your favourite spot and make
 a few QSOs. Apart from SOTA which stresses portable activity without
 your station being connected to a motor vehicle, you are free to use
 any method of portable operation you like.

 This could be a chance to take the family on a picnic, a branch
 activity, or you could get together with a bunch of mates, head to
 different places and meet up in the pub afterwards to swap “the DX
 that got awayö stories. 

 It is entirely up to you. 

 It is also a great chance to test your portable emergency capability.

 There is no fixed operating period, although as a rule of thumb SOTA
 activators will generally be operating between 12pm and 2pm NZDST,
 and you can operate as long as you like.





 THEN

 Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 January, the Summer VHF /UHF Field Day.

 May Four the 20th Harry Angel Memorial Sprint.

 July 20 Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest

 Aug 17-18  VK Remembrance Day Contest.





 THROUGH THE DX WINDOW
 
 Roly ZL 1 BQD is QRV as P 2 9RR from Papua New Guinea till 4th
 December.  He will take part in the CQWW CW Contest on 24th – 25th
 November.  QSLs go via his home call.  

 (irts)





 ROAR STATION A 44 A

 Yes A44A from Oman 

 Members of the Royal Omani Amateur Radio Society (ROARS) will activate
 their contest station, A44A, in Muscat during the CQWW DX CW Contest
 this weekend as a Multi-Multi entry. 

 QSL via A 47 RS. 

 (SouthGate)



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 BROADCAST  MONITORING SWL AND SCANNER NEWS    
 websdr.org 
 websdr.mwrs.org.au:8901/
 http://farnham-sdr.com/   Listen from UK to satellites

 'Grand Tour Across All Continents' dx contest 

 The Czechoslovak DX Club's 'Grand Tour Across All Continents'
 dx contest is to be held from Friday, 30 November 2018, 0000 UTC, to
 Sunday, 9 December 2018, 2400 UTC. 

 It is open to all shortwave listeners regardless to their membership
 in any DX club. 

 Full details here:
 https://www.dx.cz/index.php?&rubrika=7&id=393

 (SouthGate)





 WIRELESS WEATHER    

 A sunspot from the next solar cycle 

 Over the weekend, a magnetically reversed sunspot appeared in the
 sun's northern hemisphere. Its high latitude and 'backwards' magnetic
 polarity mark it as a member of the next solar cycle.
 
 Is Solar Minimum over? 

 Not even close but this development does suggest that Solar Cycle 25
 is stirring. 

 Learn more on today's edition of Spaceweather.com. 





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 WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS

 DIGITAL

 New version of WSJT-X

 A new WSJT-X release candidate, version 2.0.0-rc4, is available and
 the version 2.0 Quick Start Guide has been revised and extended.

 The developers urge anyone upgrading to the new version to read
 the release notes thoroughly. The upgrade requires users to change
 operator settings, so the software may not work straight out of
 the box when upgrading from previous versions. The latest version
 of WSJT-X also removes compatibility with earlier versions of the
 software in certain circumstances.

 Full information is at
 https://sourceforge.net/p/wsjt/mailman/message/36465968/ .

 (RSGB)





 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
 https://ariss.batc.tv/ (under test)

 First geostationary amateur satellite

 On Thursday the 15th of November, a SpaceX Falcon 9 vehicle lifted
 off flawlessly at 2046UTC from Cape Canaveral, carrying the first
 amateur radio payload destined for geostationary orbit.

 About 32 minutes after launch, SpaceX reports the spacecraft was
 successfully deployed into a geostationary transfer orbit.

 Positioned at 25.5E, the satellite carries an amateur radio S-band 
 and X-band payload capable of linking radio amateurs from Brazil to
 Thailand.

 The recent subject of an AMSAT-UK Colloquium presentation, Es'hail-2
 carries two Phase 4 non-inverting amateur radio transponders operating
 in a 2.4GHz up and 10.45GHz down configuration. This offers a 250kHz
 bandwidth linear transponder intended for conventional analogue
 operations, plus an 8MHz bandwidth transponder for experimental
 digital modulation schemes and DVB amateur television.

 You can see the talk at www.youtube.com/user/AMSATUK/videos .

 (rsgb)





 ONE THAT DIDN'T GET UP

 The SpaceX Spaceflight SSO-A SmallSat Express launch carrying the
 Fox-1Cliff Amateur Radio CubeSat and several other Amateur Radio
 payloads has been delayed.

 SpaceX tweeted, “Standing down from Monday’s launch attempt of
 Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to conduct additional pre-flight
 inspections. Once complete, we will confirm a new launch date.ö





 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR YOUNG TIMERS
 A Youth Net meets Saturdays at 0100 UTC on IRLP Reflector #2.
 Young Hams Net 3.590 - 7:30pm Victorian time. 
 http://www.ham-yota.eu/
 https://www.facebook.com/groups/youngstersontheair
 http://www.arrl.org/youth-nets

 2 I 0 SSW appointed Youth Committee Champion

 The RSGB has appointed Sara McGarvey, 2I0SSW into the new role of
 Youth Committee Champion.

 The role will include managing the UK attendance at the YOTA camp
 each year and YOTA Month every December.





 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        
      
 IARU Region 1  3760  7110  14300  18160  21360 kHz

 IARU Region 2  3750  3985  7060  7240  7275  14300  18160  21360 kHz


 Radio hams assist vessel with ill crew member

 ARRL reports Amateur Radio operators associated with the Maritime
 Mobile Service Network played a significant part in summoning medical
 assistance on November 9 

 A crew member was suffering chest pains on board the 48-foot sailing
 vessel Marie Elena, some 300 miles east of Bermuda.

 “The assistance we received from the ham radio operator[s] was crucial
 in helping us communicate with the vessel’s crew,ö US Coast Guard
 Petty Officer 1st Travis Unser said afterward. Unser was the
 search-and-rescue coordinator for the incident.

 MMSN member Donald Plunkett, VA6FH, heard a call for medical
 assistance at 1650 UTC on the net’s 14.300 MHz frequency from
 Nick Cancro, KC2WRH, the captain of the Marie Elena.

 Cancro reported that a crew member was experiencing severe chest pains
 and needed medical assistance. Fellow MMSN operator Fred Moore, W3ZU,
 of Florida, had good propagation with the Marie Elena and contacted
 the vessel, linking it via a phone patch to the US Coast Guard Station
 in Norfolk, Virginia. 

 The Coast Guard was able to connect the patient directly to medical
 personnel via the phone patch to ascertain symptoms and prescribe 
 first aid measures prior to medical assistance arrival.

 Read the full story at 
 http://www.arrl.org/news/maritime-mobile-service-network-operators-assist-vessel-with-ill-crew-member





 DISASTER DRILL CHALLENGES AMATEURS IN OREGON

 Perhaps only a drill but the challenges were real.

 Not every ham is faced with responding to a double virus attack
 launched by terrorists. The first “attackö involved a deadly
 biological virus released intentionally into the population followed
 by a second virus, an electronic one that knocked out cell phones,
 landlines and the internet.

 First, let’s clarify something – this was all just a test.

 The hams were part of a state-wide ARES Simulated Emergency Exercise in
 cooperation with the state’s Office of Emergency Management and they
 we’re training for what could someday be the real thing. According to
 Steve Fletcher K7AA, Oregon's Grant County ARES Emergency Coordinator,
 participating hams faced numerous challenges:

 They were instructed to test Winlink in “radio onlyö mode within a
 one-hour window; explore the best way to employ APRS for the tasks
 ahead and of course, establish clear communications between volunteer
 and government agencies while understanding the instructional
 materials guiding their procedures through the test. An HF Net was
 also established on 75 meters in advance to avoid relay pileups.

 Steve said the hams’ enthusiasm was stoked even more by a scenario 
 called the MacGyver Task, which occurred concurrently with the 
 double-virus scenario. In this simulation, the antennas on each local 
 Emergency Operations Centre were knocked out by bad weather.

 Steve told Amateur Radio Newsline in an email, the hams concluded the
 one-day test happy but tired – and better-educated about what they’ll
 need to do next time.

 (Amateur Radio Newsline)



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 CLUBBING

 TARC Monster Xmas Lights Tour

 Get out your Santa Hats, flashy pins and Christmas Costumes and get
 ready for a magical mystery tour of the light fantastic!

 The famous (or is that the INfamous) TARC Monster Xmas Lights Tour
 is on again, happening Friday evening December 21st.

 Its a Drive Yourself Dazzling Spectacular and all mobile shack
 chariots will need to monitor 146.5MHz during the tour to hear
 instructions from the guide vehicle. If you do not have a 2metre
 transceiver in your vehicle - don't worry as a handheld will be lent
 to you.

 The Tour will start from Townsville<, gathering by 7pm and then
 leaving when it is dark enough.

 Be sure to pack an esky with plenty of cool water and cool bananas
 as the tour will be happening in a dehydrating climate!

 MXLT organiser Gavin VK4ZZ, with help from stage surveyors, is
 currently plotting a way around the City of Townsville (protected by
 the Powerpuff Girls).

 Are you a local HAM putting on a light spectacular?

 Have you spotted an outstanding display?

 Let Gavin know the suburb and street name so that the display can be
 included in the tour.

 Now don't be silly here...we don't need details od a display in
 downtown Wooloomooloo! 

 TOWNSVILLE!

 The tour should end by 10pm at a secret destination.

 Contact Gavin VK4ZZ on mobile 0427 182469 or vk4zz@wia.org.au





 2019 Social Scene

 February 24   VK2 - Wyong Field Day                        (vk2kfu)


 March 23-24   VK7 - Meet the Voice event at Ross          (vk7news)


 April     6   VK5 - BRL Radio Group Annual Gathering,       (vk5la)
                     Overland Corner, S.A


 May 3 - 6 VK4 - Claireview Gathering                         (tarc)


 Sept   2019   - Scandinavian YL Radio Operators Convention
                 will be in Norway LA8FOA is your contact
                 Ingrid lullen55 @ gmail.com    


 Oct 27  VK3 Ballarat Amateur Radio Group, BARG Hamvention 2019 3kqt





 2020 Social Scene

 ALARAMEET 2020 Bendigo                                         (vk5yl)
 
 October 2020 in Bendigo Victoria. 

 Heidi VK3FHID and Jenny VK3WQ are leading the team who are planning
 an eventful weekend. This team is meeting regularly and are looking
 forward to seeing you in Bendigo.



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