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Text edition: VK7 REGIONAL NEWS BROADCAST

FOR SUNDAY 07 October 2018

(Note.. please remove spaces in email addresses before using)


VK7 REGIONAL NEWS BROADCAST FOR SUNDAY 07 October 2018


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Welcome to the daylight savings edition of the VK7 Amateur Radio News for the 7th October 2018. This broadcast is brought to yo
u by VK7WI, and read today by Peter VK7PD.

This broadcast utilises repeaters around VK7 and the following HF rebroadcast stations:

On 3.670 MHz by Ross, VK7ALH

On 7.140 MHz by Peter, VK7TPE

On 14.130 MHz by Garry, VK7JGD

On 28.525 MHz by Tony, VK7VKT

On 438.525MHz VK7RCR DMR Channel 3807 VK7 News only from 0930 - 1000 by Clayton, VK7ZCR

This broadcast is repeated on Tuesday night at 8:00pm on repeaters VK7RTC in the South and VK7RAA in the North.
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Broadcast News
Huge Thank You

Richard Rogers VK7RO has been helping out with rebroadcasting the VK7 Regional News for over 20 years and for this we send him 
a huge thank you.

Richard has decided to give it a rest following a knee replacement in a week’s time. This operation will mean that Richard cann
ot easily traverse the steep stairs up and down to his radio shack.

>From the VK7 Regional News broadcasting team and all who listen to the broadcast we wish Richard a speedy recovery and thank hi
m for always being there.

Your 40m signal will certainly be missed.

(73, Justin, VK7TW)
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Event News
VK7 - Miena Hamfest Update

An update from Hamfest coordinator Dani VK7FREQ.

The VK7Hamfest is fast approaching! Held on Saturday 17th November, Dani is pulling the finer details together for the event.

We will be hosting new equipment from TET Emtron and Strictly Ham, REAST have a few DMR handhelds for sale, there will be some 
great secondhand equipment on offer, and we have a few presentations lined up, including a WIA update from Justin VK7TW, and an
 introduction to the World Wide Flora & Fauna (WWFF) section of our hobby from Helen VK7FOLK.

Dani has two presentation slots available still, 

	please email VK7FREQ on vk7freq @ gmail.com 

to let her know what you want to share, and how long. Slots can range from 5-30mins, depending on the discussion we have. Due t
o a calendar clash, my MC for the day has had to withdraw as well, so please use the same email VK7FREQ to nominate yourself (o
r someone else) for the MC role. (please don't nominate Justin, he is already contributing a lot to this event and Dani doesn’t
 want to overload him!)

Doors open at 9:30am, food and drink will be available, and you'll be able to purchase your very own commemorative VK7Hamfest 2
018 stubby holder, because you can never have enough of those! Mark it in your diaries, Saturday 17th November, 9:30am at the M
iena Community Hall!

Any enquiries can be made via email to Dani at vk7freq @ gmail.com

(73, Dani, VK7FREQ)

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VK7 News
Yahoo Group Moving to Groups.io

The Yahoo Group is currently being moved!

The VK7 Regional News News Yahoo Group is becoming the VK7 Amateur Radio News Groups.IO group.

This involves moving all members, messages and other items and you can expect a confirmation email in the very near future.

We have been experiencing some issues with the Yahoo group over the last few months and Groups.IO provides more functionality a
nd the price is right at $0!

https://groups.io/g/vk7arnews

(73, Your VK7 Amateur Radio News Team)

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QSL News
VK7 QSL Update

This weeks email version of the broadcast has a list of all QSL cards held by the VK7 Inwards Bureau received from WIA as at 4 
October 2018.

If your call sign is listed, please contact Herman to advise whether you want the cards or not. Email to vk7bureau@wia.org.au

If you do want your cards, contact Herman by email and we can make arrangements for delivery.

Any cards held after the Miena Hamfest for which no delivery arrangements have been made will be destroyed.

If you want Herman to mail them regularly, please send him some postage stamps or a larger self addressed stamped envelope. Whi
le he does deliver cards on an opportunity basis, if you want Herman to mail them it will be at your cost. WIA Members are enti
tled to have one free mail out per year.

Mail out arrangements for those who have contacted Herman will continue.

Herman looks forward to hearing from you

For the REAST Wednesday Lunchtime and Evening groups, please check the list and box of cards located just to the right of the d
oor to the bathroom. There may be some cards for you. Even if you have not been on the air for a while please check as some car
ds take years to turn up through the system. Please cross your name/callsign off the list as you take your cards.

(73 de Herman VK7HW, Manager, WIA VK7 Inwards QSL Bureau)

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AA, AAP, AB, AC, ADC, ACW, ADC, AG, AK, AKX, ALH, AM, AN, AO (ZL2IO0, AOB, AP,APZ, ATH, AQZ, ARG, ATE, AV, AWD, AZ

BBB, BBC, BDW, BIM, BJ, BJT, BLK, BMX, BNO, BO, BOGR, BP, BPV, BRY, BT, BXE, BZ

CAV, CAW, CCE, CE, CF, CGT, CIW, CJ, CK, CL, CM, CMD, CN, CO, COW, CRY, CT, CU, CVF, CWD, CWE, CW, CWW, CZ

DD, DFG, DG, DH, DI, DNC, DO, DQ, DSB, DW, DX, VK0DX, DZ, DZV

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HAL, HC, HCH, HDA, HDM, HM, HVK, HZ

IB, IF, IK, IO, IR, IS, ISL, IW

JAZ, JB, JCR, JJ, JK, JKZ, JON, JP, JQ, JX

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MAG, MAT, MAV, MBD, MD, MEL, MG, MHZ, MI, ML, MN, MPR, MS, MTX, MWT, MXB, MY, MZH

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NTE, NWQ, NWT

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PAS, PBD, PL, PRN, PSJ, PT, PTR, PW

QI, QP

RB, RG, RO, ROC, ROY, RTG

SD, SGN, SI, SJK, SKB, SMK, SMPR, SNE, SR, SSD, STQ, SV, SZ

TAS, TCE, TI, TJK, TK, TL, TNW, TR, TS, TX, TZ

UJ, URJ, UZ

VAZ, VC, VDL, VEK, VER, VET, VF, VKT, VQ, VR, VTX, VV, VVV, VXU, VZ

WA, WB, WC, WCN, WFZ, WJ, WO, WOX (or WDX), WPX, WT, WW, WWY, WX

X? (26Nov16, 80m cw 1008UTC), XJM, XM, XT, XX, XXR, XYZ(?), XZ,

YP, YT, YUM

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NEWS FROM THE NORTH WEST

North West Tas. Radio & TV Group (NWTR&TVG)

http://www.vk7ax.id.au/atvgroup/
JOTA 2018 Arrangements in N/West.

Planning for JOTA 2018 is still progressing in the N/West,
BURNIE

Burnie Jota starting approx 10am, at the Burnie scout hall. We will be operating 2, 70, HF, JOTI, echolink and IRLP.

Through till approx 7ish in the evening.

Will see Joey's in the morning, followed by scouts and ventures in the afternoon and into the evening.

Would like to thanks Arron VK7AGR and Tasmanet for the donation of internet for the JOTI station.

Information courtesy Lucas VK7LSB.
PATON PARK

It has been resolved that there will not be dual stations set up for the Ulverstone Group as previously planned, but to utilize
 Paton Park only.

Previously, the Leven District Scout Hall was going to be used to overcome communication difficulties on 70cm. at Paton Park.

It is planned to use VK7RTV Repeater on 2m. which will be cross linked to VK7RDR 70cm. Repeater using the normal VKlinking, + o
ther UHF Repeaters in the area if needed.

HF will also be operational from this site.

Operators offering assistance with Paton Park at this time are, Ross VK7WP, Graham VK7NGA, Rhys VK7FORD, and Tony VK7AX.

Operation will be on Saturday 20th. October 2018 Only.

Times are setup 10.00am, with planned operation between 11.00am - 4.00pm (or later if required)

Listen to next weeks broadcast for details and any last minute changes.

73 until next time,

(Tony, VK7AX, News Officer)

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News from the North
SOTA and WWFF Parks and Reserves Group

Meeting times are from 10:30am on Monday and Friday At Glebe Gardens Cafe, 166 Henry St, Launceston.

For more details contact Al on Mobile: 0417 354 410.

(73, Al, VK7AN)

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YOU ARE LISTENING TO VK7WI AND THIS IS THE VK7 AMATEUR RADIO NEWS BROADCAST

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Northern Tasmanian Amateur Radio Club Incorporated

Some of our stalwarts will be slowly recovering from their hard work at Santarena Park, Scottsdale yesterday, when the Tom Quil
ty 2018, more formally known as the Tom Quilty Gold Cup Endurance Ride National Championship was conducted. This is the premier
 ride on the equine endurance calendar in Australia. The ride commenced at midnight with a shot gun start and was a 100 miles i
n one day event. Safety Communications crews were required to be at their designated checkpoints by midnight Friday with many a
rriving mid-afternoon to get themselves nicely settled in for the long haul.

We should be able to provide you with an update of this event when our Safety Communications Coordinator Norm VK7KTN has recove
red from his long stint, having been on site since Wednesday 3rd. Other members of the team have also put in additional days, i
ncluding Wayne VK7FWGH and with Idris VK7ZIR and André VK7ZAB making visits on both Wednesday and Thursday to set up RFID’s and
 other related equipment required. I understand they have also both been back on site from lunchtime Friday, settling in for th
e long haul.

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Wednesday technical session roundup

Thanks to President Idris, VK7ZIR, for his report on the happenings last Wednesday evening

“Ross VK7ALH brought in another of his vintage radio collection. This time it was one of Arthur Collin’s masterpieces, an aircr
aft receiver type 51J-4. Of particular interest was the cam operated variable inductor tuning and the famous Collins mechanical
 filters. This receiver was in working condition and the construction was truly magnificent. Thanks Ross.

After having gotten excited over Ross’s radio, Idris VK7ZIR settled down to programming one of the transceivers to be used by c
heckpoint operators in the upcoming Tom Quilty Gold Cup equine endurance event, which is being run this weekend at Scottsdale.

André VK7ZAB was in the workshop making up some serial cables to be used by the timing equipment in the same event. It will be 
a busy weekend.

Investigations of noises in the garage revealed Bernie VK7BR cutting up some copper plate with a hacksaw in the light of a head
 torch he was wearing! This was due to some slack maintenance by yours truly having not replaced some faulty fluorescent tubes.
 Bernie didn’t seem to mind though. He was experimenting with etching copper with a mixture of hydrochloric acid and hydrogen p
eroxide. Make sure you mix them the right way round Bernie!

John VK7FJFG had the makings of an enclosure for holding some RF chokes, and was engrossed in a magazine article on the subject
 as well as discussions with other members.

Kevin VK7KJL and Simon VK7FSRM were back into the computers with bits and pieces strewn everywhere! Great work boys!

Peter VK7KPC was finishing off cataloguing the component store, but could not account for two rolls of resistors that may have 
been maybe misplaced during moving to the storage room. Please keep an eye out for them.

There was so much going on, it was hard to keep track of everyone, so I hope I have covered most things. We’ll be back again ne
xt week to continue onö.

Thanks Idris. Sounds like it was another great night. It would appear you and André have been flat chat the past few days what 
with travelling down to Scottsdale on the Wednesday and having to get back in time for the Technical Session. I notice your rep
ort hit the Secretary’s laptop at 00.01 hours Friday morning. Just a reminder though that next Wednesday is our October meeting
, so no technical night as such this week.

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JOTA/JOTI 2018

This event is getting closer so once again, it’s over to Peter VK7KPC, our JOTA Coordinator.

“It is getting to that time of the year again when NTARC will again be running a JOTA/JOTI station at our club rooms at Rocherl
ea. The plan is that we will be operational from noon to 8pm on Saturday 20th October and 10.00 am to 3.00 pm on Sunday 21st Oc
tober.

We are planning to do initial setup on Friday 19th and finalise on Saturday morning. So if you have some spare time on the Frid
ay your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

As is previous years, we are planning on having the Aussie favourite a sausage sizzle. This will be available for visitors on b
oth Saturday and Sunday. Cost for a sausage in bread with onion and preferred sauce will be $2.00. Cans of soft drink, along wi
th tea, coffee and milo will also be available at a cost of $2.00, we may even throw in a bickie to have with your hot drink.

Activities planned at this time are radio (HF, VHF and UHF), Echolink, IRLP and DMR, electronic kits, HF and VHF fox hunting, t
in can phones, morse code, GPS course etc. We may think of more activities between now and then. NTARC will have its Comms trai
ler on site.

Once again the Northern Area Rover Crew will be running the JOTI internet cafe in the main hall.

We will be looking for people to help run the BBQ, fox hunting, electronic kit mentors and radio operators while I try to keep 
the scouts rotating through activities and organise badge distribution and attendance records. So if you can assist on both day
s or just one then please contact me at the following email dodd.pc@bigpond.com or have a chat to me at the club coffee morning
s.

It would be appreciated if members could collect empty cans of various sizes for the phones that we intend to make.ö

On the same general JOTA/JOTI matter, Peter VK7KPC in his capacity as State JOTA/JOTI coordinator for Scouts Tasmania, would li
ke to hear from other clubs or individuals that are running stations in order to plan possible radio or internet contacts in ca
se propagation stops longer distance communication. If you or your club can assist with that information, please contact Peter 
direct.

Our New Old Stock (NOS) through hole component stock.

As we have said previously, NTARC is holding something like 120,000 resistors and 130,000 capacitors, all new old stock and all
 mainly from high quality European or Japanese manufacturers. That is with several cartons and the like still unopened.

So if you need some of through-hole components for your current, stalled or forthcoming projects, our Vice President Peter has 
produced a catalogue of our holdings in spreadsheet format. He is now well placed to give you an almost instant answer to that 
inevitable question, “Does the club have any **** value resistors or **** value capacitors?ö Go on folks, try him out. Peter ca
n be contacted by email at the following dodd.pc@bigpond.com or at coffee mornings.

Incidentally, if any of the other clubs in VK7 need any of these for club projects or whatever, I’m sure we could enter into mu
tually satisfactory arrangements.

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Now on to Coming events

October general meeting – this will be an evening meeting to be held Wednesday 10 October. Meeting to commence at 19:30 hours (
7.30 pm). As our guest speaker has had to pull out we have decided to follow up the meeting with a social catch up of finger fo
od. No we won’t be eating anyone’s fingers but suggest you may like to bring along some cheese and biscuits, dips, party pies o
r sausage rolls and the like to share with all attendees. For those that have projects underway you can retire to the small hal
l and continue and for those that like to sit, chat and relax the fire will be going. Endless tea and coffee will be provided b
ut if you prefer something else then it will be BYO, glasses we can supply.

Technical sessions –The next of these nights takes place on Wednesday evening, 17 October from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm, at the Club
 room Archer Street, Rocherlea.

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Future events –

JOTA/JOTI - weekend of 19 -21 October. Friday 19th setting up and then the event with Scouts attending on both the Saturday and
 Sunday. BBQ on both days. Our Coordinator Peter VK7KPC can be contacted by email at the following 

	dodd.pc@bigpond.com

Coffee mornings – are normally held every Monday and Friday in the NTARC Club rooms. Catch up time is from 10.00 am to noon.

Please remember that aside from the good company, freely offered philosophical views, maybe less than expert political analysis
, tall tales and genuinely good fare on offer, these coffee events are normally a good opportunity to collect your QSL cards. C
urrently we do not have any cards awaiting collection.

Please demonstrate your appreciation of all the effort that goes into operating the club and its facilities and other services 
we provide by joining us at these sessions, enjoying the company, coffee and the cake and leaving a gold coin or two, or even a
 small bank note, in the jar to assist in our on-going operations.

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Finally

As always I look forward to seeing you all at Rocherlea. A reminder to all members that if you have any items of news you would
 like added to the weekly roundup, then please email me at either of the following addresses 

	ypmaxwell @ bigpond.com or ntarc.emails @ gmail.com

(73, Yvonne VK7FYMX, Secretary NTARC Inc)

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YOU ARE LISTENING TO VK7WI AND THIS IS THE VK7 AMATEUR RADIO NEWS BROADCAST

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NEWS FROM THE SOUTH
Radio and Electronics Association of Southern Tasmania

https://www.reast.asn.au/
VK7RST Beacon Update

Licensing has come through from the ACMA and therefore the 70cm beacon will be switched on this weekend. The frequency is 432.4
70MHz – horizontally polarised halo antenna at 20W.

Just a reminder that the 2m frequency is 144.470MHz at 20W horizontally polarised and the 6m frequency is 50.297MHz at 20W hori
zontally polarised and all beacons are GPS locked.

On 6metres the minute long sequence is CW, JT4B, JT65A, on 2metres – CW, JT4D, JT65B and on 70cm it is CW JT4D.

The beacons are located near Snug.

Reports are welcome.

(73, Justin, VK7TW)

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REAST October Presentation - DMR

Last Wednesday there was standing room only at the REAST clubrooms as Scott VK7HSE presented on DMR and digital voice radio sys
tems. This event was also viewed by over a dozen people online through the live Youtube stream.

Scott gave a brief history of the DMR and digital voice development and use before diving right into the specifics about how DM
R worked, from transmission to infrastructure, software and encoding, which was all enhanced by his 8 radios he had on hand to 
show the differences. Scott claims he is not an addict, he is a collector! There were also a fantastic Q&A Session as part of t
he talk, and Scott was also able to update the ‘codeplugs’ for people who had brought their DMR handhelds along.

With people tuning in from Western Australia, Launceston Newcastle, Sydney and other locations throughout Australia, we for the
 first time were able to ask questions and comment from the people viewing, which was very well received.  This presentation is
 also proving popular, with around 100 people watching the presentation online in the couple of days that have followed.

If you missed the presentation, never fear, because You can still watch on Youtube. Check out the REAST Facebook page, or visit
 the link in the text edition of the broadcast!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTXXQoV4Ozc

(Ben VK7BEN, Secretary REAST)

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Experimenter's Night

Our next experimenter's night will be in daylight saving so some additional daylight to play in.

Just before the night officially gets underway Justin VK7TW and possibly Richard VK7ZBX and Larry VK7WLH will be bringing along
 portable EME rig to attempt some beacon decodes between 5:00 and 7:00pm - Moonset is at 7:30pm. If you can come along a little
 early you will be able to see some EME action.

See all of you keen experimenter's on Wednesday 10th October from 7:30pm for our next experimenter's night.

See you there, 
73, Justin, VK7TW

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REAST Foundation Training and Assessment Day

The next Foundation training and assessment day is on 20th October from 9am.

Please contact Reg, VK7KK if you are interested in attending the day. Check out the REAST Website or Facebook page for events. 
So, if interested please contact Reg on 
	email: assessor @ reast.asn.au or phone mobile: 0417 391 607.

73, Reg, VK7KK

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Regular VK7 gatherings and events over the coming months:
Regular gatherings:

SOTA Group – Monday and Friday Coffee Sessions from 10:30am at Glebe Gardens Cafe 166 Henry St, Launceston

NTARC - Monday and Friday Coffee Sessions from 10am in clubrooms, Wednesdays from 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm Archer Street, Rocherlea,
 Launceston.

REAST – Wednesday Afternoon Group meets from Noon in the Queens Domain clubrooms. No Experimenters Night this weeek.

https://www.facebook.com/reasttas/

REAST – MICROWAVE QSO Party – following after the Sunday broadcast on 1296.1MHz FM.

Events:

NTARC – 10 October – General Meeting from 7.30 pm in clubroom Archer St Rocherlea

VK7 and Worldwide – 19-21 October - JOTI/JOTI weekend

Daylight Savings BBQ - 25th October at Mt Barrow Discovery Trail Visitor Centre from 3pm

VK7 – 17 November – Miena Hamfest – Miena Community Hall

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A reminder to those people rostered for next week’s broadcasts:

Newsreader: VK7RI

Repeaters: REAST, NTARC and NWTR&TVG

80m: VK7TW

40m: Any Takers?

20m: VK7TPE

10m: VK7JGD

DMR: VK7RCR Channel 3807 VK7ZCR

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This broadcast is repeated on Tuesday night at 8:00pm on repeaters VK7RTC in the South and VK7RAA in the North.

Thanks to all people and organisations that assisted with this broadcast.

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That concludes our VK7 Amateur Radio News Broadcast for this week.

Next week the National WIA news can be heard at 0900 followed by the VK7 Amateur Radio News at 0930 hours.

Items for the broadcast can be emailed to vk7arnews @ gmail.com 

Please note all, this is now the address for news items for the VK7 Amateur Radio News.

Further information about the broadcast can be found at the VK7 Amateur Radio News Groups.IO Group.

https://groups.io/g/vk7arnews

The deadline for items is 21:00 on Friday prior to the Sunday of the broadcast.

VK7WI is now closing but will reopen shortly for callbacks and relay reports. Callbacks will be taken on the frequency to which
 you are listening. Relay stations will use their own callsigns during the callback.

>From the VK7 Amateur Radio News, it is 73 from Peter, VK7PD.

 		(Posted to the packet network courtesy Tony VK7AX)




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