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This is Greg VK2GPK with this weeks comment.
Unless you were a hermit living in a cave, you would be aware that
the spectrum regulator, the ACMA has canvassed submissions over
the last year or so on its proposed elimination of the current
Amateur Service licence defined as a non-assigned (meaning not
restricted to a fixed location) apparatus licence. In an earlier
board comment , based on the ACMAs own description of a class
licence, I postulated that the Amateur Service is not an appropriate
USE CASE for a class licence. In other words, a class licence has
dubious fitness for purpose for the Amateur Service. There are
unavoidable collateral impacts in various legal contexts outside of
the regulators jurisdiction, with local and international legislation
that create exposure for amateur operators.
Importantly amateur operators would transition from being clients
of the ACMA to being at best tenuous stakeholders as unlicensed
spectrum users with no real rights of representation with the
regulator. This has potentially ominous long term implications for
the future, especially in regard to retention of the GHz spectrum.
Well, as was widely anticipated as the only likely outcome, the
ACMAs 2022-2027 Five year spectrum outlook (FYSO) and 2022 -2023
work program published only a few weeks ago contains the following
sentence.., <begin quote> We (Ed The ACMA) recently reviewed
non-assigned amateur and outpost licensing arrangements and
concluded that a transition from apparatus to class licensing was
suitable. end quote
Quote for the 2022 2027 ACMA FYSO
We recently reviewed non-assigned amateur and outpost licensing
arrangements and concluded that a transition from apparatus to
class licensing was suitable. The amateur service is a longstanding
and valued user of the radiofrequency spectrum and is designed
primarily to facilitate hobby radiocommunications and technical
experimentation. Given that there are over 15,000 licensed amateurs
in Australia, the transition to class licensing is expected to be a
substantial reduction in regulatory burden. End quote
Interestingly, in their definition the word hobby has never been
part of the official definition of the Australian Amateur Service
and it silent in regards that experimentation has contributed to
continual technical innovation for the benefit of society over many
decades. And the last sentence is quite telling what is the
regulatory burden? There is no real business case to support such a
statement. Why are they eliminating a perfectly serviceable class
licence? A class licence for the Amateur service makes Australia a
A change to a class licence is non trivial, as the ACMA has stated.
Activities planned for 202223
..The implementation of class-licensing arrangements will be a
large and complex body of work, involving administrative and
operational changes to how amateur qualifications and certificates
are issued and recognised under the Act, how call signs are managed,
and consequential changes to Deed arrangements for the delivery of
amateur radio services.
We do not expect this body of work to cause interruptions to the
amateur radio service for licensees. We will focus on communicating
the changes and timeframes to the amateur community and making the
transition as smooth as possible. We encourage amateur licensees to
subscribe to our Amateur update newsletter to ensure that they are
Because of time constraints, I have included in the text version of
this comment an extract from ACMAs response to submissions 2022.
It is worth reading, especially in regard to committees which is
I hope WIA affiliated clubs discuss the impending class licence
particularly the ACMA planned activities for 2022 -2023. in their
meetings as it is not quite yet set in concrete. It is worth
remembering that the IARU is the ITU sector owner for the Amateur
service and the WIA is the sole Australian member and also Region 3
Until next time, this is Greg VK2GPK.
The following was not included in the audio, but is useful
Begin quote from ACMA Response to Submissions 2022
An amateur radio representative body expressed its concerns that
the transition to class-licensing arrangements for the amateur
service would lead to a reduction in protection from interference,
and a reduction of future privileges, updates and support to the
service. The submitter recommended that a service level agreement
be established under the class licence that would define the
responsibilities and expectations of all parties. The submitter was
also of the view that the amateur service would benefit from an
independent committee made up of amateur community representatives,
and that operated on a consensus-based model akin to a self- or
co regulatory arrangement. Additionally, it requested that standard
amateur operators be allowed to access the 5052 MHz band.
Submitters supported further investigations into higher power limits
for foundation and standard operators, in addition to advanced
Our response (ed The ACMA)
We consulted on non-assigned amateur licensing arrangements,
including a draft class licence, in Q1 2021. In our response to
submissions to that consultation, we addressed concerns raised
about interference protection and the perceived dilution of amateur
operator privileges under a class licence. Specifically, we
explained that the level of interference protection for
non-assigned amateur stations will remain the same under a
class licence, and regulatory conditions that apply to amateur
operations, including operating privileges afforded to operators at
each level of qualification, will not be changed.
We expect to consult in Q3 2022 on the specific implementation
issues for amateur class licensing. We continue to consider the
best ways to engage with the amateur community through various
channels. It is our view that amateur class-licencing arrangements,
which will encompass the class licence and any operational procedures,
are adequate for the regulation of the amateur service. We do not
consider it is necessary or possible to establish a service-level
agreement for the service.
It is open to members of the amateur community, including
amateur representative bodies, to form one or more amateur
radio committees, and to do so without the involvement or
endorsement of the ACMA.
We have made some updates to the FYSO to clarify the scope of
implementation activities we will conduct in the 202223 period.
This is Editor-in-Chief of Amateur Radio magazine,
Roger Harrison VK2ZRH.
Amateur Radio magazine is now in newsagents and should be in most
members hands via Australia Post by now.
If not, a little patience and it soon will be.
As I said last week, the theme for Issue 1 is on Antennas and
Accordingly, our lead item in WIA News covers how Solar Cycle 25 is
confounding forecasts of the timing and size of the peak.
DXers may be in for a surprise.
Another item of note is WestNews, a new column covering happenings
in our largest state Western Australia. Our correspondent,
Will McGhie VK6 U U, details the operation of Perths International
Propagation Beacon VK6 R B P, one of the 18 five-band HF beacons
at locations across the world, transmitting on all the bands from
20 metres through 10 metres.
The two authors of our Antenna Modelling feature series that ran
over last year, complete it by detailing the design of a
five-element Yagi for two metres.
Meanwhile, Dale Hughes VK1 D S H completes the description of his
multi-mode transmitter for the 2200 metre band, and Phil Fitzherbert
VK3 F F expands on his journey of conserving a Collins S-line setup,
this time covering the 75S-3 communications receiver.
To round-out the technical content, Eric VK3 E A C reveals all about
a simple controller for bipolar stepper motors.
Amateur Radio magazine, Volume 91, Issue Number 1 for 2023.
Published continuously for 90 years!
Always published to a schedule, never random.
Available in print and online.
This has been AR magazine Editor-in-Chief Roger Harrison VK2ZRH
for VK1WIA National News.
Redcliffe and Districts radio club.
Gday to my name is Steve VK4SJH
THIS IS A PRINT ONLY STORY:- AUDIO IS ON THIS WEEKS QNEWS from VK4
The Redcliffe Radio Club is commencing and Advanced/Standard course
using Microsoft Teams from Sunday 12th Feb 19:30 hrs QLD time.
The course will run for several months or until you are ready to
have a go at either the Standard or Advanced Theory exam.
Course notes and plenty of practice exams will be provided to you
If you would like to be part of that training then send an email to
and one of the education team
will send you details for the advanced/standard training course and
cost being run via Microsoft Teams. You will find an extremely
friendly bunch of Amateurs who will help you with any theory
question you may have.
Hope to hear from you 73s Steve VK4SJH
INTERNATIONAL NEWS With thanks to IARU, RSGB, RAC,
ARRL, NZART, eHam, AMATEUR RADIO NEWSLINE,
Radioworld.com and the World Wide sources of the WIA.
TURKEY and SYRIA
A 7.8 Magnitude earthquake hit Trkiye and Syria 6th February
leading to well over 20,000 deaths and many many casualties.
Aftershocks continued in the area with another large 7.5 magnitude
event happening soon after affecting the response.
The emergency communications group of TRAC will be involved in the
response activities, primarily expected to be on VHF/UHF but they do
also use 3.777 and 7.092MHz as needed. Transmissions in Turkish have
been heard on the frequency of 28.540 MHz. Radio Amateurs are
requested to give way to any emergency traffic around those
Aziz Sasa TA 1 E President of TRAC has stated in a report on IARU
Region One website that Turkey has asked for assistance from the
international community and notes that if SAR Groups intend to come
for assistance they should contact the Embassies of Turkey in their
countries. He also says that SAR groups should be advised to have
at least one Ham Radio operator in their team and / or the facilities
to program their radios.
This is a devastating event for the area but please remember that
it is easy for ports and airports to be blocked with unrequested
supplies so only materials formally requested by the relief agencies
should be dispatched and only to named destinations or they are
likely to be blocked from import.
In honour of World Radio Day, tomorrow Monday February 13,
radio station SAQ in Grimeton, Sweden, and amateur radio station
SK 6 SAQ, are scheduled to be on the air to send out a peace message
to the world, using the unique 1924 200 kW Alexanderson alternator
on 17.2 kHz CW.
Test and tuning transmissions will begin approximately at 12:00 UTC
and SAQ will be on the air for 20 - 30 minutes. Start-up and tuning
of the Alexanderson alternator will begin at 14:30 UTC and
transmission of the peace message from SAQ will start at 15:00 UTC.
SK6SAQ has picked a set of unique frequencies with a "connection"
to SAQ's transmission frequency on 17.2 kHz, and will be QRV between
09:00 UTC and 16:00 UTC on the following frequencies:
- 3517.2 kHz CW
- 7017.2 kHz CW- 14017.2 kHz CW
- 3755 kHz SSB- 7140 kHz SSB
QSL cards will be available and there will be live coverage on
For more information about the World Radio Day event and SAQ
Grimeton visit their website
March 10-19 is British Science Week, an annual event celebrating
science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
It provides a platform to support teachers, STEM professionals and
the public in delivering STEM activities and events across the UK.
This years theme is Connections, which lends itself perfectly to
wireless communication and amateur radio-related activities!
The RSGB has put together a set of activities suitable for children
in early years, primary and secondary school. The RSGB hopes its
resources will inspire all to get involved too.
Find out more on the RSGB website at rsgb.org/bsw
The 46th HAM RADIO exhibition and the 72nd Lake Constance Convention,
both organised by DARC, will take place from Friday, June 23rd
until Sunday, June 25th, 2023 in Friedrichshafen on Lake Constance.
Thomas Wrede DF 2 OO from the DARC International Affairs Committee
says an informal international meeting for representatives of all
IARU member societies will be held on Friday, June 23rd followed
by an International Reception on Friday evening -
FCC HELPS UNDERWRITE EXAM COST FOR YOUNG AMATEURS
One amateur radio club in Kentucky is making full use of an FCC
measure that helps cover costs for amateur radio candidates under
the age of 18.
Alec VK2APC is following the thread:-
The Paducah Amateur Radio Association is encouraging local youngsters
between 8 and 13 to join the club's program, which it calls
"Pre-teen Talkers." The goal is to help them take the FCC licensing
exam and get on the air. Last April, the FCC and the ARRL announced
a negotiated agreement permitting Volunteer Examiners at amateur
radio clubs to waive the $35 license fee for applicants under the
age of 18 and to reduce the $15 ham radio testing fee to $5.
Nice touch by the USA Regulator!
JASON PICKS UP HERE =
BUT the good news doesn't stop there, Ham Club secretary
Michael Durr, KN4 TIP, told local TV WPSD that those who pass
the entry level Technician Exam will become eligible for a free
handheld radio to be given to them by
the Paducah Amateur Radio
HAM RADIO OPERATIONAL NEWS - IT'S A CONTACT SPORT
NOW CONTEST WISE:-
FEBRUARY 25 - 26
New Zealands Jock White Memorial Field Day
This annual ZL contest is named to honour Jock White ZL2GX,
NZART Contest and Awards Manager for over 40 years, for the
service that he gave to NZART during that time
The Jock White is always held the last full weekend in February
Saturday 1500-2400 NZDT
Sunday 0600-1500 NZDT
and on 40 and 80 meters.
Overseas stations in the South Pacific area are welcome and a
special category exists for "us".
MARCH 18 - 19 (the 3rd Weekend) John Moyle Field Day
UTC 0100 Saturday to 0059 Sunday.
Youngsters On The Air
1st round 22nd April 0800 1959 UTC
EAGLE EYED PETER PARKER
MAY SIX Saturday Harry Angel Memorial Sprint 106 mts an annual 80m
contest event, first established in 1999, to commemorate the life of
Harry Angel VK4HA who at the time of his becoming a Silent Key was
the oldest licensed amateur in Australia. (106)
The duration of the contest is 106 minutes one minute for each year
of Harry's life.
The Harry Angel Memorial Sprint has been run annually since 1999
It is usually held on the first Saturday in May each year
10:00 UTC - 11:46 UTC (wia.org.au
MAY 20-21 Don Edwards Memorial Slow Morse Contest
begins the weekend after Mother's Day.
80m section Saturday 20th May 6 to 9pm Sydney time.
40m section afternoon of Sunday 21st of May, 1 to 4
Sydney time. (vk2wi)
Listen and work ZX 89 L until February 15 to celebrate the 89th
anniversary of the founding of the Brazilian Amateur Society LABRE.
QSL via LoTW.
Peter, G4HSO is active holiday style as S79 / G4HSO from the
Seychelles until the 21st of February, concentrating on CW and
VarAC. QSL via LoTW, note Peter has asked for NO paper QSLs.
Now those not up on the mode VarAC, during Special Interest Group
news I'm sure Bruce will have something on it this week
Pista, HA5AO, George, HA5UK and Paul, W7IV are QRV as 5 W 0 DX
from Savai'i Island, IOTA OC-097, until February 28 on 80 to 10 mtrs
using CW, SSB, RTTY.
QSL via operators' instructions.
Special event station 9 K 9 NLD is active until February 28 to
commemorate Kuwait's National Liberation Day.
The RSGB was delighted to see the feature in The Times on Saturday
the 28th of January about amateur radio. It was a great opportunity
to highlight both amateur radio and the Society in the mainstream
Heather Parsons, the RSGB Comms Manager, spent a week liaising with
Rhys Blakely, the Science Correspondent, and coordinating the
interviewees. She put forward a whole range of ideas and possible
interviewees. An external media monitoring agency has confirmed that
the potential online audience for this feature was over 42 million.
The feature is called Ham radio tunes in to a new generation and
you can still read it online. Go to thetimes.co.uk
and search for
>From the UK to Australia:-
Hi, Im Bob VK4BOB in Cairns.
Three members of the Cairns Amateur Radio Club, Steve VK4SJB,
Mark VK4JU and I, operated the clubs contest station VK4HM for
the Australia Day Contest.
While we were setting up a field station on The Esplanade in Cairns,
a promo SMS I sent earlier to the local ABC Radio station was read
out by the breakfast announcer. Then we got a surprise visit from
the shows producer with his recorder, and the following morning an
interview of about 8 minutes was broadcast during the popular
breakfast program. This was broadcast by ABC Local Radio all over
Cape York and Far North Queensland
This is Bob, VK4BOB, signing off for the Cairns Amateur Radio Club.
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LETS GO TO THE MOVIES
SuitSat-1 (AMSAT-OSCAR 54) deployed from the ISS 17 years ago
February 3rd. It played voice messages in languages recorded by
ARISS partners and students from around the globe. It also sent
It was lost 15 days later.
Suit Sat came back to life in a 2021 short horror film!
If you'd like to watch the Sci-Fi Horror short film "Decommissioned"
based on the ARISS Suit Sat, it can be found on YouTube at
the link we like in the text edition of this newscast best read at
WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP NEWS - AND - SUMMITS ON THE AIR,
WORLD WIDE FLORA, FAUNA PROGRAM, PARKS ON THE AIR and other
SOTA EAST MALAYSIA
On air on a mountain top is 9 M 8 SOTA from the mountains in
Sarawak, 80 to 10 meters using CW, SSB, and FT8.
9M8SOTA's length of stay is unknown. QSL via LoTW.
SOTA SOUTH AFRICA
Be listening February 18, a Saturday for many activations from South
Africa as that's the day they will be celebrating their 20th
anniversary of SOTA in that country.
Closer to home, it takes all types to make up a park-fest!
Marty VK4KC 'speaks up'
While most will be driving from their home QTH to Pilliga in the
comfort of their motor vehicle, spare a thought for Stuart VK3UAO
who is incorporating the Pilliga Park-fest weekend as part of his
long bicycle journey in which he will depart his home QTH at
Niddrie, a suburb of Melbourne on around April 8th and ride for
3 weeks to Pilliga and then following Pilliga will ride for another
week to Port Macquarie. A total of 1550 KM.
Stuart will try and activate one park per day and will report his
position via aprs using some custom made equipment and a flowerpot
antenna for his bike.
His QRZ page will have a map showing his daily progress.
For the weekend he is at Pilliga he will pair up with another park
activator and be driven between parks in a motor vehicle to give his
legs a break.
What an adventure!
I'm sure the ham radio community joins with me in wishing Stuart all
the best as he prepares his gear and his body for this gruelling
All are welcome to attend the Pilliga park fest on the 29th & 30th
For more information Contact Alan VK1AO or Marty VK4KC whose details
are on their QRZ pages.
Pilliga Park-Fest, the place to be in 2023!
Im Marty VK4KC on behalf of the Pilliga Park-fest organising
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- ARDF
WIA ARDF COORDINATOR VK3WWW Jack vk3...@wia.org.au
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
USA Radio Orienteering Championships Set for April 19 - 23, 2023.
This is the 22nd USA Radio Orienteering Championships and this year
will be held at Cooper Lake State Park in Texas, and is hosted by
the New Mexico Orienteers
The White Rock Lake Amateur Radio Club will provide communications
support and the new name Radio Orienteering has been transitioning
to this new name but it is actually the same radio navigation sport
we know as Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF).
The sport involves using special radio receivers to find hidden
transmitters in timed events.
WORLD WIDE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- DIGITALvkdmr.info/
Felix mentioned that DX station in the Seychelles using CW and
Gaining in popularity, some who were FT8 devotees have swung to
VarAC. They say you get the best of both worlds, a quick connection
for the log using the Ping function where it exchanges signal report
and location, or you can have a proper chat by calling or answering
a CQ call. If you nip out, someone can leave you a message in your
mailbox and likewise, if you see someone on and connect to them, you
can leave them a message if they don't answer.
And one of the best features it's been suggested is the beacon
function where stations will leave their beacon running once every
15 mins, so you can see exactly what the propagation is doing
as well as who is online.
Its still quite new, so give it a go and be an early(ish) adopter!
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE BUT REAL RAGCHEW
ChatGPT is the intensely popular chatbot launched late last year by
Open AI. It has quite literally become the talk of more than quite a
few towns, if not the world.
Now, it seems, it is also the talk of amateur radio.
Ralph Squillace KK6ITB from ARNewsLine explains.
An enterprising ham in Manitoba, Canada, has found a way to use a
voice recognition engine and a text-to-speech engine to give
ChatGPT its own voice -- via a transmission that occurs over D-STAR.
William Franzin, VE4VR, has been a ham since the 1990s, long before
the age of today's modern digital modes, but he has almost always
tinkered with voice repeater controllers. He told NewsLine that
those early projects really didn't take off for him. It was only
after Amazon released its Alexa voice assistant that the project
gained real traction.
Five years ago he successfully integrated voice-assistant products
with popular ham radio platforms. His recent addition of ChatGPT
simply meant including it as one more platform.
An article on the Hackaday website describes the process:
A DSTAR digital voice transmission is received and transcoded to
regular digital audio. A voice recognition engine delivers the
question for ChatGPT's AI. The AIs output then enters a
text-to-speech engine which delivers the question's reply over
D-STAR. William has registered the VE 4 AVS callsign just for these
applications. He stressed that all of this is still in the experimental
However, he posed one question that might prove too tough even for
ChatGPT itself to tackle: Could the AI answer enough questions to
qualify for a license and an upgrade on its own?
We're listening for that answer.
This is Ralph Squillace KK6ITB.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS - FINAL FRONTIER
AMSAT-VK Secretary - secr...@amsat-vk.org
After a lingering illness of the battery, AO-95 passed away
peacefully on December 23rd. While a miraculous return is always
possible, it is not expected.
AO-95, known prior to launch as Fox-1Cliff to commemorate amateur
satellite pioneer Cliff Buttschardt, K7RR, who became a silent key
himself in 2007, launched in 2018.
Shortly after deployment, it was discovered that the receiver had
failed for unknown reasons. Still, the satellite provided an easy
to receive beacon and telemetry data for over four years before the
NiCad batteries failed.
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
Now to Allan VK4HIT with news from Ipswich and District Radio Club.
Robert VK4KHW highlighted this years WICEN events with the first
being the Pinnacles Classic on April 2. This will be followed by
the Brisbane Trail Marathon on April 30, Guzzler Ultra Marathon
July 22 and 23, Lake Manchester Trail August 20 and Mt Glorious
Trail November 12.
Ipswich will join with Brisbane WICEN for the Cooyar Horse Ride on
March 18 and 19.
Additional volunteers are always needed and welcome to help bolster
numbers at check points.
if you can help at any of these
events throughout the year.
WW SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS --- CW
CWVox Converts "Dah" and "Dit" Speech Into Morse Code with an
Every project these days that involves detecting speech seems built
around complicated algorithms: machine learning, pattern matching,
and spectrum analysis to name a few. However, amateur radio
operator Kevin Loughin KB 9 RLW created CWVox, a voiced-activated
keyer that converts the spoken "dits" and "dahs" into morse code
using only an Arduino Nano's ADC!
The Nano has a simple eight-bit microcontroller. That board,
a couple of transistors, and a few passive components are all you
need to convert verbal morse code into electronic tones
KB 9 RLW provides a real-time demonstration of CWVox in action
in this weeks national news script, wia.org.au
2023 Social Scene
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VK4 - REDCLIFFE - REDFEST APRIL ONE (vk4tfn)
VK - WIA AGM May 13 at 10:30am AEST proposed for Canberra (vk8zz)
A hybrid event conducted both in person and by video
conference and able to be viewed on an internet streaming
VK4 - SUNFEST - NOTE THE DATE SEPTEMBER 9
At Mountain Creek State Schools massive air conditioned
auditorium, just off the Sunshine Motor Way. Mountain Creek
is tucked in to the west of Mooloolaba
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