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VK National News 03Oct21


Weekly news from the WIA:
MP3 edition of news available at: http://www.wia-files.com/podcast/wianews-2021-10-03.mp3 
Text edition:

 
 2021 OCTOBER 3 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 OCTOBER 3 2021 
 IN OUR 26th YEAR OF NON STOP NEWS

 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 VICE PRESIDENT Lee Moyle, VK3GK reports for IARU R3
 
 THIS & MORE IN THIS EDITION OF NEWS FROM THE
 WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA 

 PROGRAM RECORDED IN BRISBANE, OLYMPIC CITY 2032.


 WIA

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 Good morning from Lee Moyle, VK3GK, WIA Vice President.

 Last week I was invited and attended the 18th International Amateur  
Radio Union (IARU) Region 3 Conference. 
Originally planned to be  held in Bangkok Thailand but due to Covid 
restrictions it was held  as a virtual conference on zoom and was a full 3 day event.
 The Wireless Institute of Australia was well represented at the  
conference with ex IARU Director Peter Young VK3MV as the WIAs  
Delegate with Greg Kelly VK2GPK, Oscar Salazar VK3TX, Grant Willis  VK5GR, 
Dale Hughes VK1DSH and Lee Moyle VK3GK as observers.
 
 Hosted by RAST the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand, it was  incredibly 
well organised with multiple breakout rooms for  discussions for proposals 
and recommendations to be made.
 The meeting observed a minute of silence in memory of amateurs who  
became silent keys during past three years.

 Capt. Dr. Panit Chantrabhakdee MD, HS1AAZ, as the President of  Conference, 
opened the conference and welcomed everyone, as did Mr. Timothy Ellam VE6SH, 
President of the IARU and Mr. Wisnu Widjaja,  YBAZ, Chairman of Directors of IARU Region 3.
 Mr. Mario Maniewicz, Director, Radiocommunication Bureau of ITU  made a speech 
and stressed that the IARU have actively participated  in ITU study groups to 
protect spectrum for the amateurs. 
 
 The conference saw participation from over 85 individuals from the  
following 18 IARU Region 3 societies; (ARRL / ARSI / BDARA / CRAC /  
CTARL / HARTS / JARL / KARL / MARTS / NZART / 
 ORARI / PARA / PARS / RAST / RSGB / RSSL / SARTS / WIA) and one  
society (FARA) as an observer status. 
 
 Also attending was IARU President Tim Ellam, VE6SH and Secretary  Joel Harrison, 
W5ZN along with the presidents and secretaries from  IARU Region 1, Region 2 and Region 3. 

 Two working groups were formed where all participants were invited   to participate. 

  WG1-Policy Matters. 
  WG2- Operational and Technical Matters 
  In addition, a separate Finance committee was formed where all  delegates were invited to participate. 
  A total of 39 papers were discussed at Plenaries and the working groups, and 16 recommendations were adopted. 

 The following six directors were elected by voting following eight  nominations: 
 a) Mohd Aris Bin Bernawi, 9M2IR 
 b) Jakkree Hantongkom, HS1FVL 
 c) Ken Yamamoto, JA1CJP 
 d) Oscar Reyes, VK3TX 
 e) Wahyudi Hasbi, YD1PRY 
 f) Don Wallace, ZL2TLL 

 The 19th Regional Conference of IARU Region 3 will be held at  Bangkok in 
Thailand on September 23rd -26th, 2024.

 Peter Young, VK3MV, WIA-IARU R3 Liaison Officer notes the  following:

 A vote of thanks goes to all our attendees to the conference,  
particularly Grant Willis VK5GR and Dale Hughes VK1DSH.  
Grant  presented a WIA input paper related to modernisation of HF bands to  
accommodate digital modes.  As this was an exposure draft, 
Grant  took members of WG2 (Operational and Technical Matters) the  concepts 
and thinking of an inter-regional group that has been  working on this 
for the past eighteen months.  This paper generated  a lot of discussions 
dealing with the characterisation and  descriptions of the three buckets of uses.  
Thanks also to Dale  for volunteering to undertake the role of Secretary for WR1  (Policy).

 Thanks to Greg Kelly VK2GPK for his contribution to the Finance  Committee 
dealing with the matter of  a recommendation to the  incoming Directors 
for the need of a Risk Register for Region 3.  

 The WIA congratulates both Oscar Reyes VK3TX, who was elected as a ARU Region 3 Director 
by a comfortable margin in the first round   of voting. 
Oscar has an exceptional CV with past and present IARU  experience and Grant Willis VK5GR 
who has been appointed as the  Region 3 HF Band Plans Coordinator. Previously, 
there was one  coordinator for both HF and VHF+ and it was agreed in WG2, 
that the  role should be split.

 For me, after over 40 years of being involved in Amateur Radio my   attending my first 
IARU Conference was a total eye opener as to why   we all need to support the regional 
representative societies (in   our case the WIA) that represent us, 
the individual Radio Amateur at an international level for preservation of our 
frequency band   modes and uses globally. I was surprised at how many of the   
attendees I knew personally at the conference, who are involved in  the IARU, 
either from international hamfests and conferences to  DXpeditioning or general 
operating and DXing. 

  In a nutshell the IARUs main focus is on representing the  spectrum  interests 
of amateur radio to the ITU, the Regional   Telecommunications Organisations and 
to CISPR. 
Policies are   developed in partnership with Member Societies and IARU draws   
heavily on experts from Member Societies to develop position papers   
and to advocate IARUs position in regulatory meetings. 

  Now lets back to the Oceania DX Contest SSB.......

  73 from Lee VK3GK




             WIA NATIONAL NEWS AND YOUR 3 W's.


                    WASH YOUR HANDS
                   
                      WEAR YOUR MASK
                
             WATCH YOUR DISTANCE (1.5 metres)


                   www.health.gov.au/




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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 

 The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Region 1 Monitoring
 System newsletter reports that Radio France International has been
 active daily between 2100 and 2200 UTC on 7205 kHz.

 The report says splattering appeared massively all the  way  down
 down to 7186 kHz, which IARUMS called an untenable condition.

 IARUMS said that the especially well-known intruders included 
 Voice of Broad Masses on 7140 and 7180 kHz from Eritrea and from
 time to time, China Radio International was heard on 14,000 kHz.




 LET THE GAMES BEGIN

 Radio spectrum guide for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
 
 Ofcom has published a guide with key advice for people who plan to
 operate radio equipment at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

 Apart from Covid, the reliability of wireless devices, from
 walkie-talkies used by event organisers to TV cameras broadcasting
 to a global audience, will be pivotal to the  successful delivery
 of the Games, when the demand on the  radio spectrum will be
 unprecedented.
 
 Ofcom is responsible for protecting and managing the airwaves that
 are used for wireless communications. So, they have  published a
 guide for people who require a licence to use  these devices at
 locations within or around Games venues.
 
 Given the high demand for spectrum and limited availability  of
 radio resources in these locations, they have been encouraging
 early applications for licences.
 
 Download the Commonwealth Games Guide
 tinyurl.com/269faxb9
 
 Ofcom Events Page
 tinyurl.com/4xz9yv8f




 SPANNING REGION ONE and REGION 2 we hear that the ARRL and
 the Radio Society of Great Britain will jointly sponsor   events to
 celebrate the achievement of transatlantic communications by radio
 amateurs 100 years ago.
 
 In December 1921, ARRL sent Paul F. Godley, 2ZE, as its
 representative to listen for amateur signals from North America
 during the Second Transatlantic Tests. Setting up his  listening
 station on the west coast of Scotland, Paul received the signals of
 more than 2 dozen US amateur radio stations, the first on December
 12 from 1 BCG in Connecticut, operated by members of the Radio Club
 of America.

 These successful transatlantic tests and the ones that followed
 would spur technological advances and new global wireless distance
 records. Several amateur radio operating events this year and next
 will commemorate the centenary of these significant milestones that
 heralded the dawn of two-way international amateur radio
 communication.

 ARRL and RSGB will activate special event stations for 6   hours
 (0200  0800 UTC) on December 12 for the 160-Meter Transatlantic
 Centenary QSO Party. The RSGB will activate GB2ZE from Scotland,
 ARRL will activate W1AW in the USA.

 The RSGB and ARRL are also organizing an international amateur
 radio marathon on the HF bands to commemorate   transatlantic tests
 held between 1921 and 1923. The Transatlantic Centenary Marathon
 will take place in December 2022. The objective will be to mark
 these historic events by   encouraging all radio amateurs to get on
 the air. Event details are still pending.

 ARRL and RSGB have assembled a list of stations and groups that are
 also organizing events and activities to celebrate 100 years of
 amateur radio transatlantic communication.

 For more information, visit arrl.org/transatlantic and
 rsgb.org/transatlantic-tests

 The sites also include links to many previously published articles
 and presentations covering the historic tests.

 Just one of the Special Events GB 100 2 ZE, December 1  26.

 The Crocodile Rock Amateur Group based near Ardrossan,
 Scotland, will activate GB 100 2 ZE 

 The RSGB is encouraging stations in the UK and Crown Dependencies
 to append the suffix /2ZE to their stations normal call sign
 throughout the period, as authorized by UK   regulator Ofcom.
 


 REGION THREE

 NZART's President ZL2UFI Mark Gooding spoke on behalf of
 NZART and AREC at the recent Natural and Built Environments
 Bill Parliamentary Paper led be MP Chair Eugenie Sage.


 Mark focused his statement on 4 main points:
  Too many Councils NZART deals with, the rigmarole of
   contradictive messages from each Council
  NZART and AREC are important services
  Funding to provide a service
  The ability to do what amateurs do.

 If you would like to watch the meeting, click links below.

  fb.watch/7OmQjEh5D1
  www.facebook.com/environmentSCNZ/videos/853924985560040


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 HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT  
   
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 OCEANA CONTEST

 VOICE from 0800 UTC Saturday 2 October to 
            0800 UTC Sunday   October 3 

 CW    from 0800 UTC Saturday 9 October to
            0800 UTC Sunday   October 10 
 


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 SPRING VHF - UHF FIELD DAYS November 27-28

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 December 4-5 160 Meter WW

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 DECEMBER  11 - 12 10 Mtr World Wide



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 January, the entire month every year is the 
 WIA ROSS HULL VJF - UHF MARATHON CONTEST
 00:00 UTC 1 January to 23:59 UTC 31 January 


 The Ross Hull Contest is one of 9 Contests that make up the
 Peter Brown VK4PR, WIA Contest Champion Award.

 What is the Contest Champion Award?

 When you enter your logs in a WIA Contest, the top entries will be
 allocated points for their efforts. Winning a  category  will grab
 you 100 points and the tally at the end of the year results in the
 operator being crowned WIA  Contest Champion.

 How can I enter the Ross Hull? Well, it is not limited to SSB   if
 you have a good location for FM the world is your  oyster, FT8 on
 6M has been effective in the past.

 Find the Advanced Tab in WSJT-X and select EU Contest.

 Find out your Grid Square to 6 places and get ready for the
 exchanges, they will be Signal Report plus serial number and
 Grid Square. Although Grid Square is not mandatory you need it
 to sort out the distance.

 Hope to hear everyone out in the Ross Hull this coming  January.



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 DX WINDOW


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 VI 50 SG is QRV until December 31 commemorating 50 years
 of the St. George Amateur Radio Society in New South Wales.
 QSL via bureau.

 (SouthGate)


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 VK 20 HOME 

 Dont forget that the WIA special event callsign VK 20 HOME
 is still available for members use until December 31st 2021.
 Check the WIA website and Special Event pages to book your
 time slot for use.

 (VK3GK)

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 REPUBLIC OF KOREA.

 Special event station D 90 EXPO is QRV but only until
 October 17 promoting "2021 World Military Culture Expo"
 QSL via DS 3 BBC.
 
 (SouthGate)


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 PANAMA.

 Special event stations 3 F 200 AT and 3 F 200 NG are QRV
 until November 30 celebrating Panama's Bicentennial
 anniversary of Independence and QSL route is via LoTW.

 (arrl)


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 If you're looking to get the Maldives in your logbook, prepare now
 for November when Remo will be on the air as 8Q7RM.
 His plan is to operate for several hours each day.
 Send QSLs via his home callsign, HB 9 SHD.

 (arnewsline.org)

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 Holy Land DX Group in Rwanda

 Members of the Holy Land DX Group will operate from Rwanda
 signing 9X 4X between November 24th and Decemb0-10 meters using CW, SSB,
 RTTY and FT8 and will also participate in the CQWW DX CW
 Contest November 27-28th.

 QSL via Ruben, 4Z5FI.
 
 (opdx)


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 Belgian

 Special callsign OT5IDPD will be on all bands CW and SSB
 for a month in observance of the  'International Day of
 Disabled Persons') between  November 3rd and December 3rd.

 December 3 this year being the actual DAY.

 It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with
 disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to
 increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities
 in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

 All operators will be hams with a disability

 The log will be uploaded to LoTW, ClubLog and eQSL.
 Paper cards will automatically be sent via the Bureau.
 They don't need your QSL card.

 QSL via ON6WL
 
 Also from Belgium

 Belgian Institute for Postal Services & Telecommunications
 has announced that Belgian radio amateurs and Belgian radio
 clubs may replace the normal prefix 'ON' in their call-sign
 by the special prefix OS until December 12, 2021.

 This to celebrate the 120th anniversary of the first
 transatlantic radio transmission, on December 12 when
 Guglielmo MARCONI first succeeded in bridging the Atlantic
 Ocean with radio signals.

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 CROATIA, 9A.

 Members of the Croatian Flora Fauna ARC are QRV with special
 event call 9A10FF during all of 2021 to celebrate the club's
 10th anniversary. QSL via 9A2MF.

 (ARRL)

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 Switzerland joins Antarctic Treaty celebrations

 Members of the Swiss national organisation USKA, supported
 by the Radio Amateur Club Swissair, HB 9 VC join the
 celebrations around the Antarctic Treaty with the callsign
 HB 60 ANT until the end of the year.

 QSL via ClubLog OQRS; sending a card is not necessary.

 (southgatearc.org)

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 PORTUGAL, CT.

 CQ 750 RSI throughout 2021 commemorates the 750th anniversary
 of the birth of  Elizabeth of Aragon, the queen consort of
 Portugal and  patron saint of their city of Coimbra.

 QSL to home call CT 7 AQD.

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 FINLAND, OH.

 Special event station OH 100 SRAL is QRV during all of 2021
 to celebrate the centennial of the Finnish Amateur Radio
 League.
 QSL via bureau.

 (arrl)

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 ARGENTINA, LU.

 Special event station L 21 RCA is QRV during all of 2021
 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of IARU member society
 Radio Club Argentino. QSL via LU 4 AA.

 (arrl)

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 The Slovenian Amateur Radio Union will celebrate the
 country's 30 years of Independence by issuing a special award
 eligible to amateur radio enthusiasts all over the World.
 
 For this event, starting next Saturday June 26 until 
 December 31 the Slovenian amateur radio stations can use
 special call signs. Those will add the number '30' into
 the suffix.

 For example:

 S 50 ZZ  will be S 50 30 ZZ,
 S 51 A   will be S 51 30 A,
 S 57 XXX will be S 57 30 XXX etc.

 In order to obtain the award we here in VK and in fact all
 foreign (to Slovenian) amateur radio station must have at
 least 30 contacts with S5 stations,
 out of which 10 or more must have the special '30' suffix.

 The easy part though is any band/mode counts for the award!

 Send the log - list of contacts, date, time, call, band and
 mode to  scc(at)hamradio.si

 ( icqpodcast.com )

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 TAIWAN.

 QRV is BX 30 ARL until the end of 2021 marking the 30th
 anniversary of the Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League
 BX30ARL has been heard on 40 through to 6 meters.

 QSL via BM 2 JCC.

 (arrl)

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 POLAND.

 Special event stations SN 0 ZOSP and SN 100 ZOSP are QRV
 until February 5, 2022 to celebrate the 100th anniversary
 of the Association of the Voluntary Fire Brigades of the
 Republic of Poland.

 (SouthGate)


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 WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS




 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

 And if you watch you can learn

 a couple of VK hams are pretty prolific with their, in the main,
 educational videos also on YouTube, namely Haydn Honeywood VK7HH
 and Peter Parker VK3YE.. just google the calls ..




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

 Satellite Light Pollution

 Colin Butler, writing in the ICQPodcast tells how a
 Dr. Samantha Lawler, University of Regina in Saskatchewan,
 Canada, urges us all to "Go outside and enjoy the night sky because
 it might be about to change."
 
 She explains that thousands of communications satellites are  being
 launched over the next few years and one company alone,  Starlink,
 is planning to launch 42,000 satellites in the next  twenty years.

 SpaceXs Starlink is adding 60 new satellites every few  weeks.
 Dr. Lawler explains that all of these satellites  reflect the sun,
 which then muddies the view for astronomy  research.
 
 The good Doctor says right now there are no rules about how
 bright a satellite can be or what orbits they can use.
 She is urging for international regulations and for satellite
 companies to take it upon themselves to make their satellites
 less reflective.

 Lawlers calculations are that in the future, one in ten points in
 the sky will be a satellite, not a natural object, but she believes
 there is still time to fight this. She also  wonders what kind of
 affect this light pollution could have  on migrating animals,
 although she stresses she is not a  biologist and doesnt know the
 answer to that.

 Lawler also notes there is the challenge of having all of  those
 satellites in orbit and at what point it will be  considered too
 crowded

 Consider more from
 www.cjwwradio.com/2021/09/18/satellite-light-pollution/





 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - DMR

 Good Evening Folks,

 This is Peter, VK4NBL and this is the VKDMR Net across Australia.

 Well, not now, but next Tuesday night.

 It will be the third anniversary of the vkdmr net.

 Please call in and get your call-sign in the log for  this  anniversary net.

 Timings are

 Qld - 7pm

 NSW, Vic and Tasmania - 8pm

 SA - 7.30pm

 NT - 6.30pm and

 WA - 6.00pm.

 Don't you just love Daylight Saving.

 It's on Talk-group 5, Time Slot 1.

 See you all there,

 This has been Peter, VK4NBL for VK1WIA.





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

 AS-013 Maldives operation

 Active since Tuesday is 8 Q 7 CQ until October 13th
 from the Island of Innahura, as I said, AS-013.

 Activity will be on 80-10 meters (this now includes 60m)  using SSB
 and the Digital modes.

 1000 watt into an HF6V Butternut vertical

 QSL via M0OXO's OQRS or direct.

 (southgatearc.org)





 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO AMATEUR OLD-TIMERS
 raotc.org.au  


 Hallo everyone, this is Clive VK6CSW reminding you that tomorrow is
 the first Monday of month, time for the Radio  Amateurs Old Timers
 Club of Australias October bulletin to go to air.

 Following the Club news, we have three articles for you:

 Quantum Entanglement, read by Ian VK3JS,

 Revitalising old satellites, also read by Ian, after which

 Bruce VK3UV tells us What CPM was and how it lost out to  MSDOS.

 Everyone, RAOTC members and non-Members alike, is most welcome to
 listen to the program and join in the call backs  afterwards.

 Full details of all transmissions times and modes can be found on
 www.raotc.org.au

 or just Google RAOTC broadcasts.

 If none of the transmission times suit you you can download
 the audio file at any time from today from the website. If
 you do listen this way, brief feedback would be appreciated.

 Members and Friends of the RAOTC in Perth are reminded that 
 the next lunchtime meeting at the Bayswater Hotel is on  Tuesday,
 October 12th. All are welcome.

 Once again, tune in tomorrow for the October RAOTC bulletin,
 enjoy the program and please join in the call backs afterwards.

 73 from Clive VK6CSW.




 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- RADIO SCOUTING
 scouts.com.au
 scout.org/jota
 international.scouts.com.au  
 jotajoti.info/
 Brett Nicholas  VK2BNN Scouts Australia National co-ordinator
 for JOTA.
 Lorraine OHare VK2FICQ is Girl Guides Australia National
 JOTA-JOTI Co-ordinator.


    
 CALLING FREQUENCIES 
 Please QSY off the calling frequency after establishing
 communication.

 Australian voice calling frequencies:
 3.650, 7.090, 14.190, 21.190, 28.590, 52.160

 World CW calling frequencies: 
 3.570, 7.030, 14.060, 18.080, 21.140, 24.910, 28.180, 50.160

 World voice calling frequencies: 
 3.690 & 3.940 MHz, 7.090 & 7.190, 14.290, 18.140, 21.360,
 24.960, 28.390, 50.160


 Calling frequencies for Slow Scan TV (SSTV):
 3.630, 7.033, 14.227

 Calling Frequencies for PSK31
 14.070 

 JOTA-JOTI

 JOTA-JOTI takes place from the 15th to the 17th of October,
 with hundreds of Scouts and Guides stations from around the world
 set to take part in Jamboree On The Air and Jamboree On The
 Internet, including many from here in VK.

 More information, including a full list of participating stations
 can be found at www.jotajoti.info

 (irts and Col VK3GTV)




 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
 
 This weekend of October 2  3 in the USA is designated for
 holding the annual ARRL Simulated Emergency Test, ARRL's
 primary national emergency exercise and is designed to assess the
 skills and preparedness of Amateur Radio Emergency  Service
 (ARES) volunteers, as well as those affiliated with  other
 organizations involved in emergency and disaster  response.

 The SET encourages maximum participation by all radio  amateurs,
 partner organizations, and national, state, and  local officials
 who typically engage in emergency or disaster  response.
 In addition to ARES volunteers, those active in the National
 Traffic System, Radio Amateur Civil Emergency  Service,
 National Weather Service SKYWARN,  Community Emergency Response
 Team (CERT), and a variety of  other allied groups and public
 service-oriented radio  amateurs are needed to fulfil important
 roles in this  US exercise and should provide interesting comms to
 monitor from down here in Oceania.

 (arrl.org)






 WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- YOTA
 (Youngsters On The Air)
 youtube.com/channel/UClAapljf0VQ751sOgu2IzaA
 twitter.com/hamyota

 OG 2 Y - New youth callsign for Finland

 In the spring, a problem arose for the Youth Team, a callsign
 would be needed for the youth, which could be freely used for
 the youth's own projects, and which should also be able to
 participate in competitions.

 In the past, young people in Finland have been identified  with the
 call OH 2 YOTA, but this YOTA call can only been used for events
 approved by the IARU Youth Working Group, so there  was a need for
 another call.

 After a little reflection, the idea arose of the Youth Team's own
 callsign, which would be freely available to all youth  members as
 well. The callsign should also be identifiable and  distinctive.
 This was the beginning of a project to obtain a  youth callsign.

 In the summer, the Youth Team presented an idea to the SRAL  board.
 Permission was obtained to obtain the callsign. The call OG 2 Y
 meeting the criteria of the youth team was issued.

 www.sral.fi/nuoriso/
 tinyurl.com/IARU-Finland

 (southgatearc.org)




 And youth news in region 2, we hear a Quinault Indian Nation
 student has been named to the regional FEMA Youth
 Preparedness Council.

 8th grade student Jessica Eison,  has worked with the   Quinault
 Indian Nations Emergency Management Department over  the past few
 years "to organize emergency supplies, hand out   information
 leaflets during the Great Shakeouts and other events, and in other
 areas".

 According to FEMA, Jessica has also helped with the
 Community Emergency Response and Disaster Airlift Response teams.

 (eham.net)



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 2021 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/


 
 VK4 - SunFest Field Day Monday October 4,
       Nambour Showgrounds, Queensland.  ( mark@qslcomms.com )

 VK6 - PerthTech October 23                           (vk6pop)

 VK3 - ROSEBUD RadioFest by SPARC 9:30am Nov 14       (vk3pdg)
 



 VK5 - Australian Fox Hunting Championship and SERG Convention
       Mount Gambier SA Queens Birthday weekend June 2022
                                                       (vk5dj)







 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




 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

 ==============================
 WIA NEWS BROADCAST FEEDBACK  
 www.wia.org.au/members/broadcast/feedback/index.php
 ===============================  
  

 

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

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 prior to the actual broadcast date, e-mail
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 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,
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