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VK National News 08May22

Weekly news from the WIA:
MP3 edition of news available at: http://www.wia-files.com/podcast/wianews-2022-05-08.mp3 
Text edition:

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 2022 MAY 8 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 MAY 8 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 )


 PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.



 WIA

 JOIN THE WIA
 tinyurl.com/yyj87b9y


 *WIA Directors - change of positions- with VK8ZZ WIA Secretary*

 Thanks Graham and I am coming to you today from COVID Isolation at
 home in Darwin

 The Board of the WIA is made up of 7 directors all of whom are
 elected by the membership and serve for a period of 2 years.
 Directors are all unpaid volunteers who work hard to represent the
 membership and to benefit the Amateur radio service in Australia.
 The election for the Board of the Wireless Institute of Australia is
 held at the beginning of each year. Retiring directors are allowed
 to re-nominate for election to a position on the Board.

 At the AGM this year the term of directorship expired for three
 members of the Board :-

   Lee Moyle VK3GK
   Philip Shields VK2CPR
   Oscar Reyes VK3TX

 The Directors newly Elected are: -

   Chris Dimitrijevic VK3FY
   Steven Green VK2TSG

 And a returning director who was re-elected:

   Lee Moyle VK3GK

 The term of the new and returning directors will commence at the
 closure of this years AGM that is on 7 May 2022.

 Directors previously elected and continuing until May 2023 AGM are; -

   Greg Kelly VK2GPK
   Peter Clee VK8ZZ
   Scott Williams VK3KJ
   Peter Schrader VK4EA

 The board currently has a full complement of directors as allowed
 under the constitution

 This has been Peter Clee VK8ZZ WIA Secretary




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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 

 Moldovan President holds security meeting after blasts in
 Transnistria

 Two radio antennae in the Moldovan breakaway region of Transnistria
 have been damaged by blasts.

 In the early morning of April 26, two explosions occurred", the
 ministry said. It said that two radio antennas  were knocked out
 following the blasts.

 Ukraine Intelligence has claimed that the explosions in the region
 are a planned provocation by the Russian special services (FSB).

 jpost.com/breaking-news/article-705070

 yahoo.com/now/blasts-hit-soviet-era-radio-080836274.html





 IARU-R1 HAMChallenge

 IARU Region 1 says 'we want your ideas to change us! Join now the
 very first HAMChallenge'

 Do you have a mind-blowing idea you would like to share with the
 community?

 Amateur Radio is about fun, radio communications, technology,
 experimentation, self-training, and friendship.

 The IARU Region 1 is inviting you to come up with a game-changing
 idea, which could lead to more licensed radio amateurs.

 Make a team, share your idea, present your proposal and bring this to
 reality: this is the time for a change in amateur radio and we are
 looking for you!

 The best proposals will be rewarded, dont miss this opportunity!

 Dont wait too long, the last day of submission will be the 31st of
 May and that's THIS MONTH.

 tinyurl.com/5b8nbvrn





 ITU Radiocommunication Bureau's Nick Sinanis, Study Group Advisor
 and Head of ITU Radio Station 4U1ITU  writing in ITU new about 
 amateur radio says Above all, amateur radio is a social hobby that
 still attracts the interest of the young

 Basic equipment like a handheld radio is affordable and sufficient
 to make local contacts, while more expensive, larger antennas enable
 more distant communications. Still, tinkering with a rooftop
 long wire connected to a software-defined radio module can deliver
 the joy of a long-distance call at a reasonable cost.

 Above all, amateur radio is a social hobby that still attracts the
 interest of the young, through social networking apps or challenges,
 like copying high-speed Morse code.

 The passion of radio amateurs and their community have also provided
 crucial assistance in the form of emergency communications.

 tinyurl.com/yrasd7z6



 Several radio amateurs report that transmission are observed at
 40.680 MHz from Belgian stations using FT8.

 Their regulator, BIPT, states that broadcasts on 40 MHz are currently
 not permitted in Belgium. For the avoidance of doubt, the license
 exemptions granted in this frequency range for small models and
 non-specific short-range equipment should not be misused for amateur
 radio transmissions.

 BIPT is currently investigating the possibility of releasing a small
 frequency segment for radio amateurs around 40 MHz and it SHOULD go
 without saying that Unauthorized activities of radio amateurs at
 40 MHz are likely to adversely affect this research.






 REGION TWO

 REMOTE POSSIBILITIES BRING THEM CLOSER TOGETHER

 When we talk about being "remote," we're usually referring to people
 who are distant from one another. Here's how one unique amateur radio
 project -- a new remote operation with its QTH in Canada -- has
 redefined the meaning of that word, bringing people together from all
 over.

 Ralph Squillace KK6ITB speaking on Amateur Radio NewsLine
 tells us what has made it so successful.

 RALPH: The heart and soul of the remote HF station operated by the
 Inverhuron Ham Radio Club, VE3IHR, is the Kenwood TS85 that
 Rob Noakes VE3PCP inherited when his father became a Silent Key.

 Controlled by RemoteHams software and connected to a seven-band
 ground-mounted vertical antenna, what was once the pride and joy of
 his dad's shack has become a valued key that has begun to unlock
 access to HF for amateurs worldwide: Some are living where an HF
 station does not exist or is not possible; others are away from
 home for extended periods. Add to those groups an international
 collective of YLs, including Maria, R3TM; Biggi, DK3YB; Marija,
 YU3AWA; and Raisa R1BIG, who worked one-on-one with Rob to help
 coordinate operations for YLs and youngsters into this new remote
 project.

 On Sunday, April 17th - a day before World Amateur Radio Day - the
 YLs and youngsters got on the air using the remote stations
 new callsign VA 3 YLR. Rob told NewsLine there are now seven YLs
 from five countries and four young hams from two countries all
 operating remotely through the station. Rob told NewsLine that
 [quote]:
 "ham radio should be kept as an open line of communications
 regardless of what may be happening and we fully support that notion."
 [endquote]

 As the community of users continues to grow, what seemed so remote is
 now well within the reach of many.

 For Amateur Radio NewsLine, I'm Ralph Squillace KK6ITB.




 FCC CRACKS DOWN ON 'HAZARDOUS' DRONE TRANSMITTERS

 They claim public safety could be imperilled by the operation of
 unauthorized drone transmitters and is seeking more than $3-million
 in combined fines from the devices' distributor. The agency's
 complaint, filed in US District Court in Portland, Oregon, charges
 that at least 65 models of the transmitter were never FCC certified.
 Certification would have ensured its RF signals did not interfere
 with the Federal Aviation Administration's aeronautical radar systems
 or any government transmissions. The FCC's civil complaint against
 the distributor, Hobby King, states that at least 15 of the
 transmitters [quote] "created a threat to public safety." [endquote]

 The FCC also said that the devices do not serve a legitimate amateur
 radio purpose.

 According to a report posted on the Oregon Live website, Hobby King
 has told the FCC that it believed no marketing rules exist specifically
 for this kind of equipment, which is capable of transmitting on
 amateur and non-amateur frequencies. The FCC countered, however, that
 its rules forbid radio frequency devices to be sold without first
 being labelled and authorized, consistent with its rules.





 REGION THREE

 Earth-Moon-Earth enthusiast, Silent Key since  2016 Doug McArthur,
 VK3UM, within the EME community enjoyed a world-wide reputation for
 his expertise, exploits, and accomplishments. He was well known for
 his 8.6 meter dish, which he used on 1296 MHz in 2006 to set a
 moonbounce DX record by working CT3/DL1YMK in Portugal, a distance
 of 18,342.3 kilometres (11,372.2 miles).

 An annual contest, unfortunately with little to no publicity within
 VK, exists to perpetuate and honour his call VK3UM

 Saturday May 7, starting at 08:00 UTC the VK3UM Memorial EME Contest
 also known as the European EME contest on 23cm takes to the ether.
 This 16 hour contest is sponsored by the VHF, UHF and SHF enthusiast's
 DUBUS Magazine and the French REF. Intended to promote random EME
 contacts and is in this way different from contests where contacts
 solicited via different channels like Internet chat forums,
 DX-clusters or other ways of communicating are allowed. 

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 IT'S WEIRD, IT'S WONDERFUL AND IT'S TRUE.

 Scientists hope to broadcast DNA and Earths location for curious
 aliens Even if the aliens are short, dour and sexually obsessed,
 the late cosmologist Carl Sagan once mused, if theyre here,
 I want to know about them.

 Driven by the same mindset, a Nasa-led team of international
 scientists has developed a new message that it proposes to beam
 across the galaxy in the hope of making first contact with
 intelligent extra-terrestrials.

 The interstellar missive, known as the Beacon in the Galaxy, opens
 with simple principles for communication, some basic concepts in
 maths and physics, the constituents of DNA, and closes with
 information about humans, the Earth, and a return address should
 any distant recipients be minded to reply.

 The group of researchers, headed by Dr Jonathan Jiang at Nasas
 Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, says that with technical
 upgrades the binary message could be broadcast into the heart of the
 Milky Way by the SETI Institutes Allen Telescope Array in California
 and the 500-metre Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope in China

 The message, if it ever leaves Earth, would not be the first.
 The Beacon in the Galaxy is loosely based on the Arecibo message
 sent in 1974 from an observatory of the same name in Puerto Rico.
 That targeted a cluster of stars about 25,000 light years away, so
 it will not arrive any time soon. Since then, a host of messages
 have been beamed into the heavens including an advert for Doritos
 and an invitation, written in Klingon, to a Klingon Opera in
 The Hague.

 There are concerns,  more than a decade ago, Prof Stephen Hawking
 warned that humans should refrain from sending messages into space
 in case they attract the wrong sort of attention. If aliens visit us
 the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which
 didnt turn out well for the Native Americans, he told a Discovery
 channel documentary.

 Here on Mother Earth, I'm John VK4JJW
 
 Read the full "The Guardian" story on:

 tinyurl.com/3e7u2944

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HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT  
   
NOW CONTEST WISE:-
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       2022
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 The Don Edwards Memorial Slow Morse Contest 2 days starting
 next weekend May 14 concluding May 15

 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

 --------------

 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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 PP200/PR200/PS200/PV200/PW200/PX200/ZV200/ZW200/ZX200/ZY200/ZZ200,

 BRAZIL

 Freemasons Hams linked to the "Grande Oriente do Brasil" (GOB) are
 carrying out a special operation during the month of May in
 commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the GOB.

 Listen for 11 special event stations whose suffix is 200GOB

 A special "200 Years GOB Diploma" will be available (see QRZ.com for
 details). QSL all callsigns via PT 2 OP.

(OPDX)

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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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 Mario, IZ3KVD, is in Zambia using the callsign 9J2MYT.
 He will be there in Lusaka until June.
 Listen for him on SSB on 40, 20, 17, 15 and 10 meters.
 Send QSLs via IZ3KVD.

 (ARNewsLine)

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 9H6, MALTA (Special Event).

 9 H 6 CAP is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the destruction of
 the Capuchin Monastery and the Church (on Easter Saturday bomb attack,
 April 4-5th, 1942), in Floriana Malta, until June 30th.

 QSL via 9H1CJ direct only.

 (opdx)

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 NEW CALEDONIA, FK.
 Jean-Louis, F5NHJ is QRV as FK/F5NHJ from Noumea until June 11.
 HF bands using CW, SSB, and various digital modes.
 QSL via LoTW.

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 NETHERLANDS, PA.

 PA 75 DXCC on air until August 2 celebrates the 75th anniversary 
 of the first post-World War II list of DXCC members published in
 the July 1947 issue of QST. QSL via operator's instructions.

 (SouthGate)

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 Z 81 D from Juba in South Sudan until the 11th of September.
 Activity is holiday style and you QSL Z 81 D   via  OM 3 JW.

 (RSGB)

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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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 INDONESIA.

 7B2C, 7B2E, 7B2T, 7B2H and 7B2O are QRV until the end of October to
 celebrate the Javanese-Hindu Ceto Temple that was built in 1475.
 Activity is on 80, 40, 20, 15 and 10 meters using SSB and FT8.
 QSL via operators' instructions.

 (arrl)

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 Danish DX Group celebrates 50 years

 The Danish DX Group (DDXG) to celebrate their 50th anniversary
 station OZ 50 DDXG  is on-the-air until December 31, 2022

 Radio amateurs around the world can obtain the anniversary award
 by having contacts using CW, Phone or Digital modes with the
 anniversary station OZ 5 DDXG.

 The anniversary station may be contacted once on each band and with
 each modulation type in every month. Each approved contact counts
 1 point.

 Full details on
 qrz.com/db/OZ50DDXG

 SouthGate)

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 Frans, PC2F will be active as PF 01 MAX until the 20th of November,
 over the twenty-two Grand Prix weekends of this year's FIA Formula One
 World Championship.

 for PF 01 MAX, you QSL via PC2F either direct, via the bureau,
 Logbook of The World or eQSL

 (rsgb)

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 BBC centenary special event GB 100 BBC

 Members of the BBCs radio club, The London BBC Radio Group, have
 been granted an exceptional all-year Special Event callsign to help
  celebrate the BBCs centenary year.
 
 Ofcom will permit GB 100 BBC to operate throughout the year,
 from the headquarters station in  Broadcasting House, London.
 
 (southgatearc.org)

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 In the World of DX, be listening on the HF bands for 8 N 65 JP, 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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 Hadrian's Wall Special Event Station

 There are two special event stations GB1900HA and GB1900HW
 running throughout the year to commemorate 1900 years since
 the building of Hadrians Wall.  

 QSL Via Logbook of the World and Club Log OQRS.  
 See QRZ.com for more info on GB1900HA and GB1900HW

 Further info at: 
 tinyurl.com/a78xy29x

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 Irish Radio Transmitters Society hams are using the special callsign
 EI 90I RTS to mark the 90th anniversary of the founding of Ireland's
 national society. Listen for the EI90IRTS callsign.
  
 QSL via EI6AL.

 (ARNewsLine)

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 NETHERLANDS.

 Members of VERON's section of Mid and North Limburg are QRV with
 special call sign PI 75 LIM all this year to celebrate their
 75th anniversary.

 QSL via bureau.

 (arrl)

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 A year-long special event is call HG 2 PS.

 Hams are marking the 200th birthday of Sandor Petofi, a revolutionary
 and celebrated poet and their station is on air until March 15 2023.

 Be listening on all bands for operators using CW, SSB and FT8.

 QSL via HA 8 RD, ClubLog or LoTW.

 (ARNewsLine)

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 MEDIA WATCH

 Shortwave Radio Audio Archive

 The Shortwave Radio Audio Archive (SRAA) is a collection of
 shortwave radio recordings that you can download or listen to
 as a podcast. 

 The collection grows every day and includes both historic recordings
 and current recordings from the shortwave radio spectrum.

 The goal of this site is for the shortwave radio enthusiast to have
 a place to store, archive and share radio recordings with the world.
 
 shortwavearchive.com

 (SouthGate)




 1943.3 miles QSO in FM 10 meters frequency 29.600 MHz

 KP 4 NYC reports a very interesting RF propagation opening between
 Puerto Rico and Canada gave the opportunity for two ham radio
 operators to exchange signal report of 5/9.

 It was a great but too short QSO.

 Signal faded very fast (QSB) but while it lasted the communication
 was crystal clear and strong.

 This was an FM QSO of 1943.3 miles in 10 meters frequency 29.600 MHz
 between WP4KEY (Puerto Rico) and VE9GCS (Canada) 20 April 2022 
 20:52 UTC.

 (SouthGate)

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THE QNEWS WORK BENCH - the nuts and volts report 
                       Measure Twice cut Once. 
 
 Today at the QNEWS workbench, thanks to Hackaday we are looking at
 a Multiband Crystal Set

 Most crystal radio receivers have a decidedly 'field expedient' look
 to them. Fashioned as they often are from a few turns of wire around
 an oatmeal container and a safety pin scratching the surface of a
 razor blade, the whole assembly often does a great impersonation of
 a pile of trash whose appearance gives little hope of actually
 working. And yet work they do, usually, pulling radio signals out of
 thin air as if by magic.

 Not all crystal sets take this slapdash approach, of course, and some
 like this homebrew multiband crystal receiver, aim for a feature set
 and fit and finish that goes way beyond the norm.

 The Husky crystal set, as its called by its creator [alvenh],
 looks like it fell through a time warp right from the 1920s. The
 electronics are based on the Australian Mystery Set circuit, with
 modifications to make the receiver tuneable over multiple bands.

 Read the full Hackaday post at
 tinyurl.com/chmc9dsk

 (SouthGate)
 

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 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS  ATV (Every pixel tells a story) -
 tinyurl.com/WIA-News-Videos
 THAT LINK IS A VIDEO VERSION OF THIS NEWS COMPILED BY VK5BD BEVAN

 Radio amateurs in court

 Lewis M 3 HHY has released a YouTube video that takes a look at UK
 radio amateurs prosecuted during World War 1

 Among them is Archibald George Cocks who, in December 1914, was given
 a sentence of six month imprisonment for processing a largely
 dismantled radio which didn't even have any antenna. Also mentioned
 in the case was his procession of a Morse buzzer which he and his
 wife had been using to keep up their Morse practice.

 Watch  Radio Amateurs In Court!

 The link in the text edition of course
 youtube.com/watch?v=qllZLkCJSrk




 WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS - AND - SUMMITS ON THE AIR,
 WORLD WIDE FLORA, FAUNA PROGRAM, PARKS ON THE AIR MILLS 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/


 Hi, I'm Graeme, VK3GRK.

 And now to Mills on the Air!  Bendigo Amateur Radio and Electronics
 Club is operating from Anderson's Mill, Smeaton, today, Sunday May 8
 for Mills on the Air.

 The Mills on the Air event is held annually in May, and is
 co-ordinated by the Denby Dale Radio Society in the UK.
 It coincides with the National Mills Weekend, run by the Society for
 the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

 Stations that have worked the BAREC special event VI 3 MILLS station,
 are eligible for an electronic QSL card via email.  But there's more!
 BAREC members will also be operating from the Castlemaine Mill.

 QSL, frequency and Node details for both Mills, can be found by
 going to the VI3MILLS page at QRZ.com.




 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- CW
 www.morsecodeclassnet.com

 German radio hams celebrate Morse Code Day

 Each year on April 27 it's known as Morse Code Day

 April 27th is the birthday of Samuel Morse, the founder of Morse
 telegraphy. 

 Although Morse code has largely disappeared from the commercial
 realm, radio amateurs still keep the art of Morse code alive today.
 Radio amateurs around the world meet on shortwave frequencies and
 indulge in telegraph radio communications or take part in CW contests
 What counts here is speed, precision, physical fitness and an
 excellent understanding of the sporting world of amateur radio waves.

 In 2014, Morse telegraphy was included in the nationwide register
 of intangible cultural heritage - the German Commission for UNESCO
 recognized it as an important form of intercultural communication
 that transcends time and space.

 Here in VK the Peel Amateur Radio Group organised a Morse Code Day
 Trivia Quiz and spent nearly three hours laughing their way through
 100 trivia questions relating in some way to Morse code, telegraphy 
 or amateur radio.

 ( Source DARC https://darc.de/ via SouthGate and VK6QI )




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

 DO-64 (Delfi-C3) has just celebrated 14 years of operation in orbit.
 Although the linear transponder failed several years ago, the
 satellite continues to transmit telemetry.

 Netflix show Yakamoz S-245 features a mission control room.
 On one of the PC screens, both the FUNcube Dashboard and SatPC32 are
 visible.

 SpaceX Crew-4 mission have arrived at the International Space Station
 with Kjell, KO5MOS, Robert KI5RQT, Samantha, IZ0UDF, and Jessica
 Watkins on board. 

 [ ANS ]





 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FIVE MHz
 rsgb.org/main/operating/band-plans/hf/5mhz/

 The latest news bulletin - InfoLine 451 - from the New Zealand
 Amateur Radio Transmitters Society (NZART) reports that their
 regulator, RSM, has continued their 60 m Sub - Licence 

 (5351.5 to 5366.5 kHz).

 As announced in the last InfoLine (and reported here on
 WIA National News last week) NZART has obtained from RSM,
 a new 60m licence with the same terms and conditions as the previous
 licence which expired on 4 May 2022.

 This allows time for RSM to promulgate a new GURL

 ZL hams who have an existing 60m sub-licence, it will continue
 to apply and you can continue operate on 60m as you did before.

 nzart.org.nz/info/60m

 ( With thanks to Paul G4MWO Editor 5 MHz Newsletter )




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.

 Spain's national amateur radio society URE has announced they intend
 to participate in the Youngsters On The Air (YOTA) camp organized
 by IARU Region I. The 10th edition of YOTA camp will be held in
 Croatia, 50 km from the capital Zagreb in August.

 At YOTA Camp they will continue with the Train-The-Trainer program
 as the main theme throughout the week. Participants will work on the
 future of amateur radio and participate in workshops where they gain
 skills to initiate similar amateur radio youth events upon returning
 home. 

 However, this will not be the only theme of the event. There will be
 time to operate state-of-the-art equipment both locally and remotely,
 build kits and visit the capital and beach!

 Since there are many nationalities visiting the camp, there will also
 be cultural activities: such as the intercultural evening, where
 participants can bring food and drink from their home country to be
 shared by all.

 Each IARU Region 1 member society will participate with a team of
 maximum 4 people. There is a limit of 80 participants for all
 member societies.

 (SouthGate)




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

 EU-125.

 Stefan, DL7AOS, will be active as 5P5K from Romo Island between
 June 4-18th.

 Activity with an emphasis on SSB and the Digital modes on 80-6 meters.

 QSL via DL7AOS, by the Bureau, direct or LoTW.

 All SSB QSOs will be recorded and can be heard at the link in this
 weeks WIA news.

 qsorder.hamradiomap.com

 (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/



VK3 - MOORABBIN HAMFEST 10am May 14                           (vk3gl)

VK2 - Oxley Region Amateur Radio Club Field Day June 11/12   (VK2ZHE)

VK5 - Australian Fox Hunting Championship and SERG Convention
      Mt Gambier Queens Birthday weekend June                 (vk5dj)

VK6 - PerthTech October 21-23                                (vk6pop)

VK7 - Miena HamFest Saturday 19th November.              (vk7wi news)




 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
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 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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 you may lodge a quick reply to let us know you read it, who
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 The purpose of "WIANews" is to rapidly provide news of
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 in Australia and the globe. 

 We strongly encourage membership in the Wireless Institute of
 Australia and participation in the activities of local clubs.
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 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,
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