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VK National News 24Apr22


Weekly news from the WIA:
MP3 edition of news available at: http://www.wia-files.com/podcast/wianews-2022-04-24.mp3 
Text edition:

 2022 APRIL 24 VK NATIONAL NEWS BROADCAST ON VK1WIA
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 THE BEST NEWS YOU'LL GET ALL WEEK

 THIS LINK IS A VIDEO VERSION OF NEWS COMPILED BY VK5BD BEVAN
 tinyurl.com/WIA-News-Videos

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 NATIONAL NEWS FOR WEEK COMMENCING APRIL 24 2022 
 IN OUR 27th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

 ( 1937 in a mention we've come across relating to weekly
  broadcasts of information prepared by VK4 was a plea to
  restart the weekly news service which was on air in the 
  late 1920's )


 AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PORTAL
 Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news, key facts and figures,
 contacts and answers to your questions.
 www.health.gov.au/

 WIA Hybrid AGM and Virtual Conference 2022
 
 THIS & MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE
 WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA 


 PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.


 You wouldn't necessarily expect a regional town known for its
 gold mining and agriculture to be the next "centre of drone
 excellence", but this father and son did. 

 Key points:

 A drone testing range is being established at West Wyalong in the
 NSW Riverina.

 New drone, balloon, and space technology are being developed

 It is hoped the technology could be used by emergency services to
 help save lives.

 ABC News are reporting Flight Design research and development manager
 Robert Brand and his son, Jason, are setting up a facility at
 West Wyalong in the New South Wales Riverina to study, develop, and
 analyse aerospace and space hardware.

 The 70-year-old has high hopes for some of the potentially
 "lifesaving" hardware.

 He said it could have been valuable during the Black Summer bushfires
 and recent flood emergency in the east of the country.

 The Brands started working on a project to send balloons into the
 sky that will stabilise at an altitude of about 16 kilometres,
 something Robert Brand said had rarely been achieved.

 "They'll have solar power, they'll have batteries, they'll be able to
 just motor gently against the wind up there, which is pretty light,"
 he said.

 "We can fly a system to a disaster zone and provide visuals of what's
 going on, and provide radio communications to people on the ground.

 "We need to be able to get this technology bedded down really well
 and into the hands of our defence forces, firefighters, and the SES.

 "If we can do that, it will change this country

 At 20, Jason Brand is the CEO of Flight Design. He is also the
 youngest person to win the Australian Industry and Defence Network
 Young Achiever New South Wales award.

 BUT thanks to an amateur radio club all this nearly didn't happen.

 "I was nine years old the first time we went on a balloon launch," 
 he said. 

 "Long story short: the amateur radio club we knew were going to do
 one. They said, 'It's too difficult, we're not going to do it',
 so sad and I decided that we wanted to and it all started from there."

 Growing up, school never agreed with Jason. He barely got his 
 Higher School Certificate.

 So, he took matters into his own hands, literally.

 "I learn in my own way and that's through doing, researching on the
 internet, actually having the objects in my hand and programming them,"
 he said.





 The AM and CW on Anzac Day Event has been operating for many years.
 
 It developed after I (Mike VK4MIK) talked to World War 2 Coast
 watcher Sargent Lionel Veale who operated with Allied Intelligence
 Bureau which gathered intelligence in New  Guinea to allow further
 operations on his RCA ATR4A.
 
 They used Radio  to pass coded messages back to base stations.

 It reminded me that Radio Communications have played such a big part
 in Australia's Defence History from World War 1 to the present.
 Following that it occurred that quite a large number of folk in
 Amateur Radio served in the Armed Forces it would be appropriate to
 have a "Radio Salute" to those who served and are still serving and
 use the old radio modes of AM and CW that was used during World Wars
 1 and 2 and even Korea. We also encourage use of ex Defence Force
 Radio's and older Radios - as history showed that there was many
 occasions where commercial radio transceivers were used plus I, 
 personally, had experienced many commercial radio's used when I
 served in the RAN Hydrographic Service.

 The Tableland Radio Group  gave me support for the initiative and
 the Townsville Amateur Radio Club has supported the event since the
 beginning and the Radio operator experience of Gavin VK4ZZ, ex OTC RO,
 as Net Control has proved invaluable as Townsville Radio Club
 operates from the World War 2 Command bunker which is the S.E.S.
 headquarters and Townsville Amateur Radio Clubs club room.
 
 The event has grown in popularity over the years and Amateurs get to
 experience AM for the day and for many that is a new experience but
 it is interesting how well the AM transmissions travel. We also
 encourage operation from former defence facilities if possible

 This year the Whyalla Amateur Radio Club are hoping to operate from
 near the ex HMAS Whyalla - one of only 2 surviving Corvettes from
 60 that were built in Australia during World war 2. Andrew VK5CV and
 others will be operating from the Repatriation General Hospital site,
 Australian military Hospital 105 in its 80th year. Doc VK5BUG will be
 operating CW around 7.018 =/_ during the afternoon - he is ex RAN,
 NATO and a Marconi School trained RO. Some members of the Australian
 Military Radio operators will be operational as well using a variety
 of military radio's.

 Suggested frequencies are 7.125 for AM and 7.025 ± CW.

 This event is not a contest and is designed to be friendly and
 social and allow Amateurs to try the old radio modes.

 LEST WE FORGET - Mike VK4MIK




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 WIA Hybrid AGM and Virtual Conference 2022

 Antarctic Gateway 

 The WIA Hybrid AGM and Virtual Conference 2022 has the theme of
 Antarctic Gateway and is open for registrations. It takes place on
 Saturday May 7th with the AGM kicking off at 1030 AEDT and the
 Virtual Conference starting at 1300 AEDT.

 The Virtual Conference consists of four special presentations that
 highlight the history, culture, research and communications
 associated with Antarctica.

 This week we focus on the first two presentations and next week on
 the last two.

 Our keynote speaker is Professor Elle Leane from UTAS and is titled
 Mixed Signals: The Impact of Wireless on the Australasian Antarctic
 Expedition (1911-14).

 Just before the Australasian Antarctic Expedition departed in late
 1911, its leader Douglas Mawson boasted to the media that the great
 feature of the expedition is our wireless equipment. For Mawson,
 establishing wireless communication between the two continents for
 the first time was important not only for practical and scientific
 reasons, but also symbolic ones: a continent that was effectively
 within talking distance of Australia, he argued, had a special call
 upon its people.

 This presentation draws on a collaborative research project with
 polar historian Ben Maddison and psychologist Kimberly Norris, and
 examines the impact of the wireless on the interpersonal dynamics of
 the expedition, focusing particularly on Sidney Jeffryes, as a way
 of understanding the important but destabilizing role this technology
 played during Australias first Antarctic expedition.

 The second presentation is by well known microwave experimenter -
 Rex Moncur VK7MO who between 1988 and 1999 was Director of the
 Australian Antarctic Division (AAD).

 This is a unique look at the management of Australia's Antarctic
 Territory, radio communication covering historic connections,
 amateur links with Heard Island and the installation of the
 ANARESAT satellite system. Rex will cover his passion for
 Earth Moon Earth contacts and specifically with Macquarie Island and
 the challenges of rebuilding, funding and shipping to/from Antarctica.

 Rex managed the AAD at a time when our political leaders made for
 some challenging times when the Madrid Protocol on the Protection of
 the Antarctic Environment was being negotiated and this lead to the
 AAD focus on climate change and the establishment of the Antarctic
 Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania.

 Rex finishes off with some interesting and expensive examples of
 Murphy's law from his time at the Division.

 How do you participate?

 If you are coming along in person to the AGM then please book at the
 link

 eventbrite.com.au/e/wireless-institute-of-australia-annual-general-meeting-and-open-forum-tickets-317873416947

 If you wish to receive the stream of the AGM and Open Forum then a
 MemNet email will be sent to all WIA members in the very near future
 that will enable you to register and receive the stream details.

 To register to attend in person OR receive the stream of the Virtual
 Conference presentations please register at the link (and this is a
 different link to the AGM link)

 eventbrite.com.au/e/wia-virtual-conference-antarctic-gateway-tickets-250007648607

 There is a small charge of $10 to cover organisational costs for the
 Virtual Conference presentations.

 For further details check out the WIA website or Facebook pages.
 wia.org.au/joinwia/wia/2022agm/

 On behalf of the 2022 Conference organising committee we look forward
 to seeing you on the stream on May 7th. 

 73 from Justin, VK7TW for the National WIA News.




 This Greg VK2GPK with this weeks Comment

 TEXT EDITION ONLY

Last week on April 18, it was World Radio Amateur Day. Do you know why April 18 is a date of great significance to Radio Amateurs? 
It was on this day in 1925 that the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) was formed in Paris. 
Amateur Radio experimenters were the first to discover that the short wave spectrumfar from being a wastelandcould support worldwide propagation. In the rush to use these shorter wavelengths, Amateur Radio was in grave danger of being pushed aside, the IARUs historians have noted. Amateur Radio pioneers met in Paris in 1925 and created the IARU to support Amateur Radio worldwide.
Just two years later, at the International Radiotelegraph Conference, Amateur Radio gained the allocations still recognized today160, 80, 40, 20, and 10 meters. Since its founding, the IARU has worked tirelessly to defend and expand the frequency allocations for Amateur Radio. Thanks to the support of enlightened administrations in every part of the globe, radio amateurs are now able to experiment and communicate in frequency bands strategically located throughout the radio spectrum. From the 25 countries that formed the IARU in 1925, the IARU has grown to include 160 member-societies in three regions. IARU Region 1 includes Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Northern Asia. Region 2 covers the Americas, and Region 3 is comprised of Australia, New Zealand, the Pacific Island nations, and most of Asia. The International Telecommunication Union (ITU), a specialist agency of the United Nations responsible for global spectrum usage has recognised the IARU as the sector represen!
 tative fo
 r the Amateur Radio Service. (Historical Source: IARU R2).

May 7 is fast approaching. It is the date of both the WIA Annual General Meeting (and Open Forum) and the first WIA Virtual Conference.  Both events will be held on location in Hobart and will be live streamed. The WIA AGM will be a hybrid AGM, with participation via ZOOM  and/or onsite in Hobart. Our keynote speaker is Professor Elizabeth Leane from the University of Tasmania with a presentation on Sidney Jeffryes and the role played by wireless in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14) -plus many other speakers. The AGM and the WIA Open forum will also be live streamed on YouTube . For more details on how to attend either in person or virtually and registration process, please visit the WIA website:
 ( https://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2022/20220303-1/index.php )

This is Greg VK2GPK. 


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to IARU, RSGB, RAC,
Southgate AR Club, ARRL,  NZART, eHam, AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE
& the World Wide sources of the WIA.  


 REGION ONE 

 ARU Monitoring System Region 1 newsletter reports during March,
 likely as a consequence of the current military situation,
 they noticed an increase of transmissions in unknown modes in
 HF amateur radio bands

 In many cases, their most probably function was to act as jammers
 in order to disrupt or nullify their reception.

 They also received on several occasions a signal whose possible
 function, given its behaviour (transmission of short but powerful
 bursts jumping in an organised and repetitive way along the radio
 spectrum), could be to act as an ionosonde (radar used to examine
 the ionosphere in order to determine the optimum frequency for the
 transmission of signals in HF bands).

 Also, military modes that IARUMS had not observed for long time,
 such as the Russian digital mode T-230-1A, also known as "Mahovik"
 were copied.


 iaru-r1.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/IARUMS-R1-Newsletter-2022-03.pdf

 sigidwiki.com/wiki/Category:Military

 www.websdr.org/

 www.iarums-r1.org/




 IARU-R1 respond to EC Solar Energy Strategy

 In their response to the European Commission Solar Energy Strategy
 IARU Region 1 have highlighted the level of RF Pollution that can be
 caused by the Solar PV optimizers used in solar panel installations

 A post on the IARU-R1 site says:

 IARU R1 PRC in conjunction with the Regions EMC Committee has
 submitted a paper to a recent European Commission Call for
 Evidence with respect to Solar Energy Strategy.

 Solar energy systems, which include Solar PV, are a progressive
 technology whose use is to be encouraged. However, there are certain
 caveats to be noted in deployment and on-going use.

 IARU concerns are not with solar technology per se but with the
 potential pollution from so-called optimizers. The paper that was
 submitted detailed elements of the on-going research and monitoring
 by the EMC Committee in this area.

 Read the IARU-R1 paper at
 tinyurl.com/frra2x2f

 Source IARU Region 1
 iaru-r1.org/




 Celebrating the centenary of the Transatlantic Tests

 The RSGB (in Region1) has released a video celebrating the centenary
 of the 1921 Transatlantic Tests

 The Radio Society of Great Britain and the ARRL have been celebrating
 the centenary of the Transatlantic Tests. This video highlights the
 fantastic exhibition put on by the National Heritage Centre in
 Saltcoats, the 1921 message re-enactment by the Kilmarnock and
 Loudoun Amateur Radio Club and the 160m Transatlantic QSO Party.


 Watch Celebrating the centenary of the Transatlantic Tests
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=L1Ww7QDwDI4




 REGION TWO

 Canada: Updated policy on amateur radio and examinations

 Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) have
 released updated versions of two important amateur radio policy
 documents for that countries hams.

 They are:

 RIC-1  Guide for Examiners Accredited to Conduct Examinations for
          Amateur Radio Operator Certificates

 RIC-3  Information on the Amateur Radio Service

 Both documents were updated to reflect the changes made to the
 Radiocommunication Regulations, specifically the rescinded ISED $20
 examination fee for Amateur Radio Operator Certificates and the
 removal of certificates that are no longer issued by ISED.
 Other revisions include editorial corrections for clarity and the
 conversion to electronic format of the form to apply to become an
 Accredited Examiner.

 Amateur radio in Canada became license exempt on April 1, 2000.
 A call sign when issued lasts for 125 years from the holders date
 of birth at which point it can be re-assigned.

 You can find the updated documents at these links:

 RIC-1: ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01007.html
 RIC-3: ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf01008.html






HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT  

NOW CONTEST WISE:-
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       2022
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Harry Angel Memorial 80m Sprint

Saturday May 7th 2022
10:00 UTC - 11:46 UTC

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 The Don Edwards Memorial Slow Morse Contest 2 days starting
 May 14 1800 concluding May 15 16:00

 Saturday evening 14th May between 6pm and 9pm Eastern Standard Time
 on 80 metres. 

 Sunday afternoon 15th May between 1pm and 4pm Eastern Standard Time
 on 40 metres. 

 (vk2emu)

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 International CQ Pride contest June 4-6

 (Luke VK3UKW)

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 New World Wide Digital Contest also June 4-6

 arrl.org/news/arrl-announces-new-world-wide-digital-contest

 (SouthGate)

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 VK SHIRES CONTEST 11th JUNE 2022

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 WIA VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS

 Winter 2022 - 0200 UTC Saturday 25 June through 0159 UTC Sunday
 26 June (differs in VK6).

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 IARU HF World Championship
 NEXT contest is July 9 and 10.

 (ref)

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 WIA Trans-Tasman Low-Band Contest

 16 JUL 2022

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

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 RSGB IOTA Contest is July 30 - 31st

 (SouthGate)

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 WIA RD or Remembrance Day Contest

 Weekend closest to the 15th August each year.
 
 2022 its Sat Sun August 13 and 14

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 WIA - NZART OCEANIA CONTEST

 PHONE - First full weekend in October
         0600 UTC Saturday  to 0600 UTC Sunday

 CW    - Second full weekend in October
         0600 UTC Saturday to 0600 UTC Sunday

 Log deadline for ALL logs - 31 October.

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 WIA VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS

 SPRING 2022 is in NOVEMBER


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 DX WINDOW
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 In the Maldives, active for a few more days is as 8Q7DX
 through to the 27th of April on 80 through 10 metres.

 QSL via LoTW and E73Y.

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 LITHUANIA, LY.
 Special call sign LY 100 BBALL is QRV until the end of April to
 commemorate 100 years of basketball there.
 QSL via LY2QT.

 (arrl)

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 Kenji, will be on the air from Otsu Island, AS-117,
 from April 30th to May 1st on 40, 20, 17 and 6m,
 where Kenji will be using CW, SSB and FT8.

 QSL via the home call JA4GXS.

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 Listen for the call sign 3 Z 8 AK through May 31st.

 Polish amateurs are marking the 80th anniversary of the formation of
 the Home Army, which was the dominant underground resistance movement
 in Poland during World War II.

 QSL via SP 1 PBW.

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 In the World of DX, be listening on the HF bands for 8N65JP, the 
 special call sign being used by the Japan Amateur Radio League's
 Okinawa Branch. Hams are marking the 50th anniversary of the return
 of the Okinawa Prefecture to Japan from United States administration.
 The callsign 8 N 650 JP is active through the 30th of September.

 QSOs will be confirmed automatically through the bureau.

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 JAN MAYEN, JX. Helge, LB4MI is QRV as JX/LB4MI until early October.
 Activity is in his spare time on 20 and 17 meters using SSB.
 QSL to home call LB4MI

 (arrl)

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 WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS - AND - SUMMITS ON THE AIR,
 WORLD WIDE FLORA, FAUNA PROGRAM, PARKS ON THE AIR and other
 ADVENTURE GROUPS.
 
 hema.org.uk/index.jsp
 minesontheair.com/about-mota
 parksontheair.com/
 sota.org.uk 
 sotawatch.sota.org.uk/en/
 wwffaustralia.com/

 Pubs Clubs On The Air (PACOTA) 2022

 Now pretty sure this is legit and not an old April One post but it
 must rank as "some adventure!"

 It's Back! - Pubs Clubs On The Air - May 13th/14th/15th 2022

 If you or your Radio club or Society are interested in taking part
 and putting on a station please put on your big boots and complete
 the Web Entry Form at the website listed in the text edition of
 this news below or alternatively e-mail pacota@g6tw.org.uk and
 its said they will send you some details, hints and tips.

 pubsandclubsontheair.wordpress.com

 (SouthGate)




 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - ASTRONOMICAL

 SOFTWARE PROJECT TO GUIDE WORLD'S LARGEST RADIO TELESCOPE

 We begin this week with a story that doesn't get much bigger than this:
 the world's largest radio telescope, an array of antennas and dishes
 that spans the hemispheres, is getting software to help in its
 operation. Amateur Radio NewsLines Jeremy Boot G4NJH picks up the
 developments from here.

 "Prototype software for the world's biggest radio telescope will
 be built by a group of universities and labs in the UK with money
 just released by the UK government's Science & Technology Facilities
 Council (SFTC). The software for the Square Kilometre Array, or SKA,
 will direct the telescope's gaze at the sky, translate its signals
 into data and diagnose issues. BBC news reported that on Monday, the
 11th of April, the Council released 15 million pounds, the equivalent
 of more than $19.5 million in US currency for the work that will
 involve teams at Oxford, Cambridge and Manchester universities
 as well as those at the STFC's own labs in Edinburgh, Daresbury and
 Harwell.

 The SKA is an array of 197 dishes and 130,000 antennas in both
 Australia and South Africa and the software will allow astronomers
 to interpret what is received by the SKA, at an intensely high
 resolution and it is a most sensitive radio signal receiving device.

 For Amateur Radio NewsLine I'm Jeremy Boot G4NJH.




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
AMSAT-VK Secretary - secretary(at)amsat-vk.org

 URESAT

 URESAT (HADES-B ITU designation) is a 1.5 P Pocketqube mission
 sponsored by AMSAT-EA offering licensed radio amateurs around the
 world the opportunity to relay FM voice and AX.25/APRS 300/1200 bps
 communications.

 A SSTV camera module is expected to fly depending on restrictions.
 Images would be taken randomly but the SSTV module would contain
 some ROM coded images to be transmitted as well.

 The launch is planned for a 525km polar orbit with SpaceX in Oct 2022

 More info at
 www.amsat-ea.org.




 LightCube

 LightCube is a 1U CubeSat educational mission aimed to inspire and
 provide a learning experience to people across the planet by
 producing a light visible to the naked eye.  The flash, expected
 to be as bright as the International Space Station, will be produced
 by two Xenon flash tubes.

 These will be triggered by Amateur Radio operators. 

  A downlink on 437.175 MHz using 1k2 AFSK with AX25 has been
 coordinated. Planning a deployment from the ISS October.

 More information on lightcube.space

 [ANS]





 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- IOTA
 iota-world.org

 EU-114. Bob, will be active as MU 5 E from Guernsey during
 the RSGB IOTA Contest (July 30-31st) as a Single-Op/CW-Mode entry.
 QSL Bob and MU 5 E via LoTW or GU4YOX direct, or, by the Bureau.

 EU-122. Ian, G3WVG, will be active as MN 5 A from Rathlin Island,
 Northern Ireland, during IOTA Contest also as a Single-Op / 
 Mixed-Mode/DXpedition entry. QSL via LoTW.

 EU-129. Operators Norbert, Rainer, Heiko, Georg, Ron and Olaf
 will be active as DK 1 A  from Usedom Island during the RSGB IOTA
 Contest July 30-31st as Multi-2 entry.

 QSL via DK1A, direct, by the Bureau or ClubLog's OQRS.




WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- YOTA
(Youth On The Air)
youtube.com/channel/UClAapljf0VQ751sOgu2IzaA
twitter.com/hamyota
YOTA Contest 2022  Youth On The Air (ham-yota.com)


 Now Alec,VK2APC.

 Youth Preparedness Award for Clovis High School students

 Thanks Col and in this story we hear how TV station Fox34 KCBD
 reports Emergency Management Director Dan Heerding KG5DTV and the
 Clovis High School Teen Community Emergency Response Team have been
 awarded the FEMA Region 6 Youth Preparedness Award

 FEMA in the USA is their Federal Emergency Management Agency

 The award is for the programs impact on the school as well as the
 surrounding community.

 Dan KG5DTV has taken an active role in raising Curry Countys next
 generation of leaders and responders by setting a high bar for
 Teen CERT Members. In addition to their regular studies,
 CERT Basic Training, Clovis High School Teen CERT members must
 complete several FEMA training courses on the National Response
 Framework, the National Incident Management System and the
 Incident Command System.

 Team members are encouraged to obtain their Technician Amateur Radio
 license and have participated in multiple responder training and
 has deployed to three major community events.

Read the full story at
tinyurl.com/4w8efbtf




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
 

 Amateur Radio helps rescue injured California outdoorsman

 A relaxing weekend of camping and fishing did not go as planned
 when a member of a California outdoors club fell and broke his hip.

 The Old Goats Mountain Club (OGMC) had worked their way along an
 old Forest Service Road into a rugged, off grid location in the
 foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Dave Johnson, KL7DJ, said his
 friend slipped and fell while trying reel in a catch. The injury was
 so severe that the man could not be moved safely with a trip that
 could take at least 2 hours over the rough terrain.

 Johnson is the only licensed amateur radio operator in the group
 and using the California Amateur Linking Radio Association system,
 he was able to call for emergency help from this vehicle.
 Greg Stamback, KD6VEN, located in the San Francisco Bay area
 responded and contacted the Shasta County EMS which dispatched a
 REACH 5 rescue helicopter from their base in Redding, California.

 The entire rescue took about 1 hour and before the helicopter landed
 a local ambulance company arrived and was able to stabilize the
 injured camper. After surgery and 3 days in the hospital he is now
 at home recovering.

 Johnson's wife Linda, KL7ISN, helped coordinate getting their
 friend's vehicle back to Redding. Using pre-planned contact
 schedules and, after several makeshift auto-patches, the car was
 driven to a nearby highway where two other club members were able to
 take the car safely back home.

 (SouthGate)



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2022 Social Scene


Due to the COVID-19 situation, please check these events'
direct for up-to-date status information and even without 
Covid dates have an uncanny knack of being changed at last
moment.

AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH PORTAL
Coronavirus (COVID-19) latest news, key facts and figures,
contacts and answers to your questions.
www.health.gov.au/

VK2 - MAYHAM at Wyong Race Course 8.30am May 1 (vk2ji)

 Just one more week until the largest gathering of radio amateurs in
 the Southern hemisphere gets under way again, as it has done for over 
 60 years. Mayham gates will open for general entry at 8:30 am May 1st.

 The CCARC Mayham at Wyong racecourse is building up to be one of
 the best yet. Whether you are coming to buy, to learn, to take your
 licence exam or simply to meet people you havent seen for, all too
 long a time and are looking forward to the reunion, the CCARC team
 have got you covered. Foxhunts with prizes, both in the car and on
 foot, car boot sales and commercial traders, exhibitors and lectures
 and good old-fashioned meeting up with mates with refreshments  its
 all going to be at Wyong.

 The one thing we cant control is the weather but as many of the
 attractions are under cover that is less of a problem. We do hope to
 put on a portable radio demonstration with HF and satellite
 communications as long as the weather is kind to us.

 To speed your entry, you may wish to buy your ticket in advance,
 online. That facility along with the list of raffle prizes, traders
 attending and terms and conditions can be found on the website at
 mayham.org.au

 There is allocated parking for the disabled and Mayham is a
 wheelchair friendly event.

 If you are traveling to Wyong from further away dont forget the
 Meet & Greet on Saturday evening from half past six in
 The Grand Hotel in Wyong (on the main road just across the railway
 from the racecourse).

 The CCARC look forward to seeing you at Wyong!

 For the Central Coast Amateur Radio Club, Im Ed Durrant VK2JI.




VK  - WIA AGM (VIRTUAL EVENT) May 7                           (vk8zz)
      wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2022/20220303-1/index.php

 May 7 is fast approaching. It is the date of both the WIA Annual
 General Meeting (and Open Forum) and the first WIA Virtual Conference
 Both events will be held on location in Hobart and will be live
 streamed. The WIA AGM will be a hybrid AGM, with participation via
 ZOOM  and/or onsite in Hobart.

 Our keynote speaker is Professor Elizabeth Leane from the University
 of Tasmania with a presentation on Sidney Jeffryes and the role
 played by wireless in the Australasian Antarctic Expedition (1911-14)
 -plus many other speakers.

 The AGM and the WIA Open forum will also be live streamed on YouTube .
 For more details on how to attend either in person or virtually and
 registration process, please visit the WIA website:
 
 wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2022/20220303-1/index.php
 
 (Greg VK2GPK) 



 Reception Reports

 WIA News rebroadcasters often give Short Wave Listeners a
 welcome to the broadcast as they commence call-backs
 straight after the Local News. Local news follows National
 news in all states. It would be great if those SWL's would
 email their reception reports and location to
 callbacks(at)wia.org.au



  Submitting news items

 If you would like to submit news items for possible inclusion
 in the VK1WIA broadcasts, please email your item in text to
 nationalnews(at)wia.org.au   and don't JUST send url's links or
 posters, but take the time to pen YOUR contribution. 

 To submit audio, email nationalnews(at)wia.org.au
 and send BOTH the audio and the text
  
 We would appreciate items certainly no longer than 1.5 mts in
 length as we only have a half hour.

 Remember the sooner you submit material the more the
 likelihood of it being broadcast in the very next edition of
 WIA National News.

 Each item will only be broadcast once, if you want a couple
 of mentions, please submit different slants to keep your
 event 'fresh' and always if the news room is to read your
 item --- write it in the 3rd person. (First if YOU are
 reading your own item)

 
 A reminder when supplying HamFest info we obviously can't
 plug DEALS from commercial traders "on air", but we at the
 WIA will put your supporters 'goods' in this text edition
 "no worries."

 We cannot give blatant 'plugs' to raffles.


 
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 Oh... and to contact us with your news because
 If It Matters To You It Matters To Us!


 Click the links below to download the most recent edition of
 National News, BUT this is ONLY the backup site!

 WIANEWS backup thanks to Brendan VK4BLP can be found on
 wiaq.org.au

 BACKUPS OF THE BACKUP!!  thanks to Tony VK7AX
 www.vk7ax.id.au/wianews/
 
 wia.org.au/members/broadcast/wianews/ (This is the link
 to the original text version and original audio on wia site)


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 WIANews - we've reported...YOU decide.

 TWITTER  twitter.com/VK1WIA

 Societies and Club News Letter Editors can EXCHANGE a feed
 prior to the actual broadcast date, e-mail
 nationalnews(at)wia.org.au

 Call-backs follow the RF editions, but also for text readers
 you may lodge a quick reply to let us know you read it, who
 knows, you might even get a "cheerio call".

 Thanks to our dedicated band of broadcast volunteers who
 utilize their time and equipment in bringing you this weekly
 broadcast. 
 Who and where are they?
 wia.org.au/members/broadcast/where/
 
 The purpose of "WIANews" is to rapidly provide news of
 interest to WIA affiliated clubs and active amateurs residing
 in Australia and the globe. 

 We strongly encourage membership in the Wireless Institute of
 Australia and participation in the activities of local clubs.
 Opinions expressed in "WIANews" are those of the writers who
 submit material and do not necessarily reflect those of the
 rebroadcasters, nor the National WIA, but IF broadcast, are
 done so in the spirit in which they were submitted." 

 Material may be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form,
 a credit to WIANews wouldn't go astray... 

 If you would like to see the call-backs reported each
 broadcast, OR have call-backs to contribute to the National
 News call back tally then please send through your call-backs
 to callbacks(at)wia.org.au


 How do I join this National News List? 
 (subscribe for an automatic weekly feed.)
 Email to vk1wia-news-join(at)lists.wia.org.au
 from the email account that you wish the emails to go to.


 How do I leave this National News List? (unsubscribe your
 weekly feed)
 Open mail program which sends mail from the address you want
 to unsubscribe from.  Send unsubscribe to the list
 unsubscribe address vk1wia-news-leave(at)lists.wia.org.au
 You will be sent a confirmation mail and must follow the
 instructions given in that mail to complete the 
 unsubscription. 
 
 Once your unsubscription has been processed, you will
 probably receive a message confirming your unsubscription
 from the list and at that point you should stop receiving
 messages.

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            (Posted to the packet network courtesy Tony VK7AX)




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