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by VK2ZRH
Mon Aug 22, 2016 10:47 pm
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 7998

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

VK4GHZ wrote:
Hopefully there is an arrangement with the Dubus publisher to also allow publication of the article on the internet, where infinitely more people would benefit.
Yep. Already done it. It's on summink called VK Logger. :lol:
by VK2ZRH
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day
Replies: 50
Views: 5960

Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Thanks for your comments, Lou. Much appreciated. Regarding the Division 1 vs Division 2 "split" and the "station participation" figures, this is what I've said in the article for AR mag: The Division 1 versus Division 2 split of logs was a bit of surprise; 86.8% of all logs were submitted for Divisi...
by VK2ZRH
Sun Aug 21, 2016 5:39 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day
Replies: 50
Views: 5960

Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

A results Summary table and the full table of results have been posted to the web page. Dates for the Spring 2016 event have been posted under Upcoming Contest . Future VHF-UHF Field Day Dates: A paper setting out an algorithm for determining future field day dates is available for download. It incl...
by VK2ZRH
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Propagation & Solar Cycle News
Topic: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?
Replies: 39
Views: 7998

Re: Solar Cycle 25...how old will u be?

I don't care. I'll be there. :beer:

Meanwhile, I'll be chasing global Es DX on 6m . . . even if vicarioulsy. :mrgreen:
by VK2ZRH
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:08 am
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: The future for amateur radio in VK
Replies: 66
Views: 7583

Re: The future for amateur radio in VK

From the VK1WIA broadcast text for 21 August 2016: WIA proposal for Amateur Radio involvement in STE(A)M The Wireless Institute of Australia has called for interest in a proposed symposium in Canberra to identify how radio amateurs can actively participate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Ar...
by VK2ZRH
Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: Another missed opportunity
Replies: 12
Views: 2860

Re: Another missed opportunity

Well, well. An intriguing WSPR report. As N3IZN is in Southern California, and the summer Es season is still happening, while the winter Es season is happening here, TEP is unlikely as (a) the SSN and 10.7cm flux are each quite low (on the 13th August), and the Sun is well north of the geomagnetic e...
by VK2ZRH
Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day
Replies: 50
Views: 5960

Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Hi Peter,

Results submitted for September AR magazine.

Summary and full table will be posted to website shortly.
by VK2ZRH
Tue Aug 09, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Check You License Renewal
Replies: 52
Views: 4092

Re: Check You License Renewal

Phew !
Emoji Phew_2.jpg
Perhaps they're loading data onto thumb drives and walking them between buildings to upload in the other system. :wink:
by VK2ZRH
Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

Re: WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz

Thanks for the reminder, Richard. The proposal for an amateur allocation at 70 MHz was included in the WIA's submission to the ACMA of 11 July 2014. Published on the WIA website, here: http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2014/20140901-2/index.php Glenn Dunstan's "proposal" was put to the Board mor...
by VK2ZRH
Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz
Replies: 9
Views: 1045

WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz

The WIA has lodged a submission with the ACMA concerning interest in an amateur allocation in the 70 MHz band.

Get the skinny here: http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2 ... /index.php

Posted in the interests of sharing the news.
by VK2ZRH
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:32 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: Check You License Renewal
Replies: 52
Views: 4092

Re: Check You License Renewal

As the WIA news release says:
In summary, if you have paid the fee for your new licence, or your renewal, before the due date, you can go on-air and operate with confidence.

See: http://www.wia.org.au/newsevents/news/2 ... /index.php
by VK2ZRH
Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tiny nation returns 60m, more power on 6m, adds 4m
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Tiny nation returns 60m, more power on 6m, adds 4m

The tiny principality of Andorra in southwest Europe, all of 468 sq. km, has returned access to 60m for the micronation's amateurs, granted them more power on 6m and added a 200 kHz-wide band 70 MHz for them. Andorra's amateurs had limited access to the 5 MHz band up to December 2015, when it was wi...
by VK2ZRH
Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:52 am
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day
Replies: 50
Views: 5960

Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Best wishes to those hardy souls venturing forth on the Field Day this weekend.

Never mind the pessimists. :wink:

Weather in the west is to be fine and cool. 8)

Remember - it's about having fun in the great outdoors. :lol:

Don't drive through any floodwaters. :shock:
by VK2ZRH
Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: VK2ZRH makes DUBUS front cover, 1/2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: VK2ZRH makes DUBUS front cover, 1/2014

Paul VK4MA deserves a big congratulations for being "the man on the spot" for the opening. No doubt there are some measures of experience and sagacity in catching the opening. Nevertheless, well done to Paul, reaching ~16,500 km on a short path Es opening is no mean feat. 8) Thanks for the complimen...
by VK2ZRH
Sat Jun 11, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: 50 MHz
Topic: VK2ZRH makes DUBUS front cover, 1/2014
Replies: 11
Views: 2254

Re: VK2ZRH makes DUBUS front cover, 1/2014

Actually, DUBUS said: ". . may be some TEP on his end involved ". I checked it out this afternoon. Took a look at the Equatorial Ionospheric Anomaly (EIA) parameters both north and south of the geomagnetic equator. Would not support TEP at 50 MHz, or even N-mode (Es-F). Electron densities of the EIA...
by VK2ZRH
Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:39 pm
Forum: Regulatory, Licencing & Exams
Topic: I wonder what ACMA plans with 56-70MHz?
Replies: 27
Views: 2425

Re: I wonder what ACMA plans with 56-70MHz?

The Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan is reviewed and updated by the ACMA in response to the Final Acts of the ITU World Radiocommunication Conferences. The latest was held during November 2015. The current Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan came into effect in January 2013. The ACMA unde...
by VK2ZRH
Mon May 23, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day
Replies: 50
Views: 5960

Re: 2016 Winter VHF/UHF Field Day

Rules for the 2016 event are now live on the WIA website.
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/index.php

You're welcome.
by VK2ZRH
Wed May 11, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: 144 & 432 MHz
Topic: V360CL 5A NEC TRPA
Replies: 16
Views: 2344

Re: V360CL 5A NEC TRPA

Just to clarify the application of a high power permit, it's not just for moonbounce (EME), but also for meteor scatter. The moon and meteors are generally described in the "high power" condition attached to the licence as "celestial bodies". Peter VK5PJ's high power condition attached to his licenc...
by VK2ZRH
Tue May 03, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Contests, Field Days, Portable Operation, JOTA, SOTA
Topic: 3.4 GHz QSO Party
Replies: 71
Views: 6064

Re: 3.4 GHz QSO Party

Check the geographic areas for the allocations.
by VK2ZRH
Mon May 02, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: 1296, Microwaves and Opto
Topic: 3.4 GHz Transverter Conversion (3.5 GHz WiFi transceiver)
Replies: 171
Views: 15721

Re: 3.4 GHz Transverter Conversion (3.5 GHz WiFi transceiver

Great idea. 8)

As per that 4WD advert: meee tooooo ! :lol:

I intend to bring my pair of panels, fresh from the DXpedition to Norfolk Island (once I wash out the junket :twisted: ).