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Part 1 - NEWS Summary


News from Central Queensland
- Clairview Gathering


News from North Queensland
- TARC Management Meeting this Tuesday
- Can you help out for Endeavour Foundation World Radio Day
- TARC does the John Moyle Field Day 2015
- TARC Communications Support
- Cardwell Gathering October Long Weekend


News from the Naughty Lad
- Noels Nutty Campers




Part 2 - Whispers On The Ether
- Nil this week




Part 3 - News Section



Buy Swap and Sell and Wanted
- Good Gear for sale by Mark
- Budjie is thining the coop
- Jason has some neat callsign stickers available
- Leigh has some great equipment for sale
- Ken has a radio package for sale



- Communications Support Events



TARC Services
- Book Book Book !
- Exams Service
- contacting theTARCinc



WICEN
- WICEN Net



Part 4 - http references
Part 5 - Regional Activities
Part 6 - NQ HF Propagation
Part 7 - VHF Net Callbacks





News from Central Queensland

- Clairview Gathering
The Clairview Gathering is a yearly event where Radio Amateurs meet
at a spot on the coast between Rockhampton and Mackay to relax, talk
radio, re-establish acquaintances and participate in the world renown
Saturday Night Mega-Auction. There might even be some fox-hunting and
there will definitely be RAFFLES ! There is a rumour going about that
a large contingent of Nutty Campers from the south will be on site.
The Gathering is one of the main revenue raisers for the
Rockhampton and District Amateur Radio Club Inc and
Mackay Amateur Radio Association.

It happens in 2015 during the first weekend in May from
Friday evening 1st to Sunday morn 3rd May.
Those who are keen to chill out completely in one of the most relaxing
and laid back venues in the cosmos arrive earlier and stay later.

For further details contact RADAR Club Secretary Clive VK4ACC
on home phone 07 49271216 or mobile 0429632815

To book your camping spot contact the BarraCrab Caravan Park Clairview
http://www.barracrabcp.com.au/
on 07 49560190



News from North Queensland



- TARC Management Meeting this Tuesday
The Management Meeting of the Townsville Amateur Radio Club
Inc happens this Tuesday 3rd of February from 7-30pm at the Club Rooms
perched atop the SES HQ Green Street West End.
Make sure you bring along something for the Show and Tell session.
All welcome !


- Can you help out for Endeavour Foundation World Radio Day
The Endeavour Foundation in Townsville has asked The Townsville Amateur Radio Club Inc
to help them out with operators and equipment to make the celebration of World Radio
Day 2015 a special one. February 13 is World Radio Day, which celebrates the
radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom
of expression across cultures. The world wide event is promoted by the United Nations
Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
theTARCinc involvement will be based around operators showing participants how
to use hand held radios effectively then allowing participants to have a hands on session
with the radios. At this stage it is envisioned that 10 hand held radios operating on the
UHF-CB service will be available, however theTARCinc needs operators to put their hands up
to help out with the event.
Interested in helping a valued community organisation celebrate World Radio Day
and promote good use of radio equipment ? Then contact TARC President Snow/VK4ME
either on mobile 0439159403 or on the radio as soon as you can.



- TARC does the John Moyle Field Day 2015
Happening from Friday afternoon 20th to Sunday lunch 22nd March 2015 at :
Burdekin Duck Roadhouse and Caravan Park,
Flinders Highway Sellheim. Phone 07-47873587.

Portable operation is the go so make sure you bring plenty of batteries
and whisper quiet generators if you can.

to get there:
approx. 111km from Cluden Park intersection Townsville.
Trundle along the Flinders Highway towards Charters Towers until you cross
the mighty Burdekin River at the Macrossan Bridge and start to head up the hill to Sellheim.
Keep an eye out to the right and get ready to turn in to the Roadhouse.

approx. 15km from the Flinders Hwy Heavy Vehicle intersection Charters Towers.
Trundle along the Flinders Highway towards Townsville. Slow down as you get into Sellheim.
Keep an eye out to the left and get ready to turn into the Roadhouse..

Upon arrival pull up near the Roadhouse and go in to find out where your site is.

The Park features powered and unpowered caravan and camp sites and it is planned
to set up the JMFD station in the unpowered paddock closest to Charters Towers.
The Roadhouse is renown for generous and yummy meals and is also well stocked for
basic grocery needs. Amenities are good and clean and there is good mobile internet
access via 3G.

The Park is situated on the edge of what used to be the Sellheim Army Camp and the
memorial is within easy walking distance. The Burdekin River is a bit further away,
a short car ride gets you there really quick.

There are a number of nice high eucalypt trees available to support HF dipoles and the
site has all weather access. Should we be lucky enough to be marooned if the Burdekin River
floods then we will still be very well off.

Logging for the event will be done by a dude that can type using a 12V powered
netbook running the latest version of VKCL, there will be lots of antennae lofting
and tweaking, operating in a location that can be used what ever weather is happening
plus plenty of chances to kick back and socialise.

There will also be available on site training and assessment services should you feel
like getting or upgrading your licence.

Cost of a powered site with 2pob daily is $22
whilst the cost of an unpowered site with 2pob daily is $12

Hope to see you there - come rain or shine !

JMFD Rules and information available on the WIA National Website
- http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/johnmoyle/

Need more info ? Then call og VK4ZZ on 0427182469
or email [qrm] vk4zz [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au [qrm]




- TARC Communications Support

There is a full programme of Communications Support events that you can get involved with
and have some radio fun !

Whitsunday Region Endurance Riders Association Inc Euri Gold Farm Endurance Rides.
All the rides happen on the verdant slopes of Euri Gold Farm, just out of Merinda
north of Bowen North Queensland.
You are able to camp out early at Ride Base from Friday onwards.
The ride starts up on Saturday afternoon and will mainly run into the evening.
Your chance to get out into some lovely countryside, set up camp with a portable station
or three and communicate in a relaxing fashion as the horsies and riders go by, day and night.
Hey Mackay and Bowen horsie operators - you can join in the fun too !
Canteen, hot water, bbq din din plus brekkie and mod cons available at Ride Base.
Fri 3rd to Mon 6th April - WRERA Euri Gold Easter Endurance Ride Carnival
Operators so far – VK4ZZ, VK4ZM, VK4ME, VK4FBLU, many more needed

TCAC King Of The Hill Hillclimb on the Mount Stuart.
A chance to get out in the field and mix your radio with high speed organized autosports.
Operators needed to man the Start and Flying Finish positions on the Mount Stuart Road.
Safety and Time Control communications and your chance to get a CAMS Officials Licence.
7-30am start, a free burger or steak sandwich at lunchtime, finish by 3-30pm
2015 dates TBA

Magnetic Island to Townsville Swim.
A great day out on the water (with the only positions available on land already taken)
playing with radios to the sound of Migaloo and a hundred plus marathon swimmers thrashing
across Cleveland Bay. Main comms on VHF, with some UHF comms with clubbies and aircraft.
It is also highly recommended that operators attend the Swim Briefing to meet the competitors,
organisers and skippers.
Sat 13 June - Maggie Island to Townsville Swim Briefing Session
Sun 14 June - Maggie Island to Townsville Swim from 7am Strand Park
Operators so far - VK4ZZ, VK4ZM, many more needed !

Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity.
Your chance to make a real difference and show the youth of today how useful
Amateur Radio can be. Teams tracking and a chance to set up portable at a spot
you would not normally go to. Arrive at Nighthawk HQ near Pallarenda around 3pm on Saturday,
then go to your checkpoint along the beach or in the Town Common for a night of
easy operating in the field tracking the progress of Nighthawk teams, with some in-flight
entertainment as you observe  youth members try to impress the Scout Leader judges with finesse
in their activity.
Sat 27 and Sun 28 June 2015 - Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity - Townsville Region
Operators so far – VK4ZZ, VK4ZM, VK4FBLU, many more needed

Queensland State Endurance Riding Championships
Comms support for this event, happening in the Wandecla-Ravenshoe region on the weekend of
29th and 30th of August, is being co-ordinated by the Tablelands Radio and Electronics Club Inc.
It is possible that dudes from further south will be called upon to go and help TREC with
the big 160km ride event. More details as they come to hand, however meantime who would like
to go along if the call comes in ?
Operators so far - VK4ZZ, VK4ZM, many more needed !

Please contact Gavin/VK4ZZ either on mobile 0427182469 or on
email [qrm] vk4zz [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au [qrm] as soon as you can
figure if you can support any of these events.



- Cardwell Gathering October Long Weekend
The Cardwell Gathering will be taking place from Friday afternoon October 2nd to
Monday morning October 5th at the Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park.
This is a call to all Hams and support crews and anyone interested in taking up
the hobby of Amateur Radio to spend a long weekend in paradise
- meeting up with friends
- swap ideas
- catch up on new techniques
- build a new thingie
- cook up a masterpiece
- socialise
- engage in extreme loafing (a lost art form)
- visit the local attractions such as
   the Rainforest to Reef Info Centre
   Telegraph Museum
   nice cafes and restaurants
   the Jetty to view dugongs, turtles or Bruiser the Croc
   Coral Sea Memorial Park
   Forest Drive, Cardwell Lookout or the more challenging Dalrymple Gap
   Girringun Cultural Centre
- kill a fish or two
- mangle a Jesse's Famous Pie or three
- visit the Saturday Morning Markets at the Coral Sea Memorial Park
- engage in some group games for young and old
- do glorious battle in the famous North Vs South cricket match
- recycle some treasure at the famous Monster Auction.
The Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park has a wide range of accommodation
choices from luxury ocean view villas, executive and standard motel rooms,
poolside cabins, powered and unpowered sites that can take from the biggest rig
down to the smallest swag. Find out more about the facilities and accommodation
options by surfing to http://www.cardwellbeachcomber.com.au
You can also contact the venue on telephone 07-4068550 or book on the
toll-free number 1800005633 .
The TARC Communications Van, Mop's Big Dome and the Big Tarps will be set up on Site 80.
Hope to see you at Cardwell beside the Sea.


Camping and Caravan accommodation for that long weekend will be starting
to get scarce !
Avoid dissapointment and book now !
More information at
http://tinyurl.com/cardwell-gathering

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News from the Naughty Lad
- Noels Nutty Campers
Noel VK4NL has been organising the famous and popular
Noels Nutty Campers weekends away for many years.

Interested in heading along to one of these funtastic weekends ?
Contact Noel via email
[qrm] vk4nlnoel [at] gmail [dot] com [qrm]
look at him on the web at http://vk4nl3.wix.com/noelsnuttycampers
on on the mobily 0413958216
to find out more !


Part 2 - Whispers On The Ether
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- Nil this week
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- News Section
- Buy Swap and Sell and Wanted
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- Good Gear for sale by Mark
Mark/VK3TCD has the following quality items for sale -

Scalar HF mobile whips standard 1/2" BSW female thread, 1.95m long with
adjustable tip. Whips are top wound with a solder join onto the outer sleeve
of the adjustable tip which makes them perfect to tune upwards in frequency
just by removing some turns.

There are 3  X 12.2 mhz ones  (5 mins work will have them on 20m)

There 2 X  5.9mhz ones  (5 mins work will have them on 40m)

and they are only $25 each


There is also a heavy duty fibreglass omni suited for a rooftop HF vertical
(via tuner), 5.2m long, steel base $65


Plus, for those not into DC, there is a 70cm RFI 9 el yagi custom made for 435mhz
in excellent condition for only $65 !

Contact Mark now and secure one or more of these nice items for yourself.
email [qrm] reef [dot] pix [at] bigpond [dot] com [qrm]
making sure to release the countermeasures first.



- Budjie is thining the coop
David/VK4BDJ is getting his radio shack together at
the new QTH but has to thin out the antenna farm a bit
as the new location has less room. So you reap the benefit
with the following bargains -

1) KIO Hexbeam 6 band (20m to 6m) complete and ready to install
3 years old and went thru Yasi ..one broken wire repaired
instructions included.
Also comes with a Kenpro K-400 rotator...many years old but still works.
May need some bolts and nuts to fit your mast or pipe.
Package Price $700

2) Diamond F23A VHF Co-linear Base Station Antenna 7.8 db gain 4.53m tall
3 years old in excellent condition
Price  $200

3) Bushcomm SWC-100S 2-30Mhz Dipole..about 5 years old has 2 new loads
Price  $250

Please contact David/VK4BDJ on the 600ohm line 07-47736325



- Jason has some neat callsign stickers available
Want a classy professional decal of your callsign for your car, boat,
bike, snowmobile, spacecraft, aircraft, deep sea diving vessel or subterranean borer ?
Jason/VK4OT has available large and small lettering callsign decals custom made for you.
They cost $15 each.
Contact Jason on [qrm] vk4ot [at] iinet [dot] net [dot] au [qrm] to find out more,
but ensure to disengage the countermeasures first.




- Leigh has some great equipment for sale
Leigh/VK4HLW is handling the sale of the following equipment on behalf
of legendary DX-er Bevan (ex VK4CXQ). Here's your chance to get your hands
on some great equipment in excellent condition that has been proven
with DX operation.
FT920 $900
FT840 $500
IC756PRO3 $1000
IC756 $700
2 of DSE D3800 25A PSU $100 each
RC5-1 Rotator and Controller $500
Yaesu MH1-98 Microphone $call for price
For more information or to snag the equipment contact Leigh
either on mobile 0427329347 or [qrm] leighw [at] internode [dot] on [dot] net [qrm]
making sure to release the coutermeasures first.




- Ken has a radio package for sale
Ken/VK4HAI is selling the following items as a package deal.
Icom IC718 HF Transceiver with Diamond CP6 80m to 6m vertical multi-band antenna.
Both units in excellent condition and for sale as a package for $2600
Contact Ken now on mobile 0407502838.




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- Communications Support Events



Atherton Tablelands Region
Tablelands Radio and Electronics Club Inc.
- Co-ordinator Dale McCarthy VK4DMC 0407962700

Sat 7 to Sun 8 March - FNERA Warabong Horse Endurance Ride Tepon
Fri 3 to Mon 6 April - FNERA Easter Carnival Mt Baldy&Kuranda Horse Endurance Ride Tepon
Sat 2 to Sun 3 May - FNERA Woodleigh Elevated Horse Endurance Ride Tepon
Mon 6 to Sat 11 July - FNERA Pioneer >TREC< Endurance Rides Tepon
Sat 29 to Sun 30 Aug - FNERA Gemstone / State Championship Horse Endurance Ride Tepon
Sat 19 to Sun 20 Sept - FNERA Shiralee Horse Endurance Ride Tepon
Fri  2 to Mon  5 Oct - FNERA Cordillera Trail Endurance Rides Tepon
Sat 31 Oct to Sun 1 Nov - FNERA Brooklyn Horse Endurance Ride Tepon


Townsville Region
The Townsville Amateur Radio Club Inc.
- Co-ordinator Gavin "Og" Reibelt VK4ZZ 0427182469

Sun 29 March - TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Heat 1 - Mt Stuart
Fri 3 to Mon 6 April - WRERA Euri Gold Easter Carnival of Horse Endurance Riding - Bowen
Sun 24 May - TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Heat 2 - Mt Stuart
Sun 14 June - TOWSA Magnetic Island to Townsville Swim
Sat 27 to Sun 28 June - Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity
Sat 11 to Sun 12 July - WRERA Euri Gold Horse Endurance Rides - Bowen region
Sun 26 July - TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Heat 3 - Mt Stuart
Sat 12 to Sun 13 Sept - WRERA Euri Gold Horse Endurance Rides - Bowen region
Sun 27 Sept - TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Heat 4 - Mt Stuart


Mackay Region
Mackay Amateur Radio Association Inc
- Co-ordinator George Adams VK4HAN 0413289220
Sat 21 to Sun 22 March - Our Retreat Endurance Ride - Denison Creek Station
Sat 2 to Sun 3 May - Breakaway Koumala Endurance Ride
Sat 16 to Sun 17 May - Denison Creek Endurance Ride - Denison Creek Station
Sat 20 to Sun 21 June - Denison Creek Endurance Ride - Denison Creek Station
Sat 1 to Sun 2 August - Greg Willoughby Memorial Endurance Ride - Denison Creek Station


Want to help out ? Contact the co-ordinator in your region and join in the fun !




TARC Services

- Book Book Book !
WIA Foundation Licence Manuals 2nd Edition
$20 per copy in Townsville
See Gavin VK4ZZ to obtain yours !



- TARC WIA Exams Information
Exam sessions in the North Queensland
region are held on demand with WIA Assessors
and assessment packs available for all 3
levels of licensing.
Contact theTARCinc Assessment Co-ordinator Roger/VK4CD
on mobile 0417 638366 or on email
[qrm] vk4cd [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au [qrm]
to have a mutually suitable date and
WIA Assessors assigned to your assessment.
[remember to remove the countermeasures first]

Further information also available at
theTARCinc website ...
http://www.tarc.org.au


- contacting theTARCinc
email address [qrm] vk4wit [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au [qrm]
phone contact 07-47234351
aprs short message protocol to VK4ZZ
snailmail po box 333 Garbutt East, QLD 4814
Facebook - search on Townsville Amateur Radio Club
homepage http://www.tarc.org.au  -  home of The Stink and Family !

Want to help add or correct something in this Dispatch ?
contact the bleary og VK4ZZ by dropping a line to
[qrm] vk4zz [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au [qrm]




- WICEN >> since 1946 << -
- WICEN NQ >> since 1971 << -
- Curly Wind Season is here for 2015, make sure your provisions are stocked up, your batteries are charged
  and that you are ready for action !

>> WICEN Weather Watch <<
Cyclone Season is about and northern Hams need to be in the know
about curly wind movements to be ready for activation.

Check regularly the Australian Bureau of Meteorology website at
http://www.bom.gov.au/qld/forecasts/cyclone.shtml   for the Coral Sea
http://www.bom.gov.au/nt/forecasts/tcoutlook.shtml   for the Gulf of Carpentaria
and
http://www.bom.gov.au/cyclone   for any cyclone warnings.

Alternative source for information regarding cyclone formation at
http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/    Joint Typhoon Warning Centre
http://www.meteo.gov.vu/     Vanuatu Meteorological Services
http://www.met.gov.fj/    Fiji Meteorological Service

- WICEN NET
WICEN Queensland holds a net every Sunday on 7075kHz from 8-30am (2230UTC)

The net calls in regular stations and then invites new stations to call in.
If conditions are poor on 7MHz, net control might move to around 3600kHz
depending on how pliable the net operators are.
Mix it with other WICEN ops and call in on the net !!

Try also the pre-WICEN net on 20metres
John/VK4LJ Gold Coast conducts the call-in on the
ANZA Net frequency 14183kHz from 08-10am (2210UTC)


EMERGENCY FREQUENCIES IARU REGION 3
3.600, 7.110, 14.300, 18.160 and 21.360 MHz



(Gavin VK4ZZ)



Regional  Activities:

February
- TARC Management Meeting - Tue 3rd Feb from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Project Night - Tue 10th Feb from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC helps the Endeavour Foundation with World Radio Day - Fri 13th Feb
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 17th Feb from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 24th Feb from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater

March
- TARC Management Meeting - Tue 3rd March from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Project Night - Tue 10th March from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 17th March from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC does the John Moyle Memorial Field Day March 20 21 22 - Burdekin Duck Sellheim
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 24th March from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater
- TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Heat 1 Comms Support - Sun Mar 29th - Mt Stuart Road

April
- WRERA Euri Gold Easter Carnival of Horse Endurance Riding - Fri 3rd to Mon 6th April Bowen
- TARC Management Meeting - Tue 7th April from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Project Night - Tue 14th April from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 21st April from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- AM and CW on ANZAC Day Centenary at Jezzine Barracks - Saturday April 25th
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 28th April from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater

May
- RADAR-MARC Clairview Gathering - Fri 1st to Sun 3rd May Clairview Beach Holiday Park
- TARC Management Meeting - Tue 5th May from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Project Night - Tue 12th May from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 19th May from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 26th May from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater

June
- TOWSA Magnetic Island to Townsville Swim - Sun 14th June
- Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity - Sat 27th to Sun 28th June

July
- WRERA Euri Gold Horse Endurance Rides - Sat 11th to Sun 12th July
- TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Heat 3 Comms Support - Sun July 26th - Mt Stuart Road

August
- International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend - 100th anniversary of Commonwealth Control - 15 to 16 August
- State Championship Horse Endurance Ride – TREC co-ordinating – Tepon Atherton Tablelands 29 to 30 August

September
- WRERA Euri Gold Horse Endurance Rides - Sat 12th to Sun 13th Sept
- CHARC AGM Weekend Camp Fairbairn near Emerald - Fri arvo Sept 25 to Sun Morn Sept 27
- TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Heat 4 Comms Support - Sun Sept 27th - Mt Stuart Road

October
- Cardwell Gathering - Fri arvo 2nd to Mon morn 5th - Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park
- Jamboree On The Air  - Sat 17th to Sun 18th Oct




Holiday planning
State Public Holidays and Show Day Holidays in North Queensland


2015
Fri  3rd Apr - Good Friday Holiday
Sat  4th Apr - Easter Saturday Holiday
Mon  6th Apr - Easter Monday Holiday
Sat 25th Apr - ANZAC Day Holiday
Mon  8th Jun - Queens Birthday Holiday
Mon  5th Oct - Labour Day Holiday
Fri 25th Dec - Christmas Day Holiday
Mon 28th Dec - Boxing Day Holiday

Source - QLD Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General
Public Holidays -
http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/fair-and-safe-work/industrial-relations/public-holidays/dates
see also listing for Special Holidays.
Show Holidays -
http://www.justice.qld.gov.au/fair-and-safe-work/industrial-relations/public-holidays/2014-show-holidays


2016
Fri  1st Jan - New Years Day Holiday
Tue 26th Jan - Australia Day Holiday
Fri 25th Mar - Good Friday Holiday
Sat 26th Mar - Easter Saturday Holiday
Mon 28th Mar - Easter Monday Holiday
Mon 25th Apr - ANZAC Day Holiday
Mon 13th Jun - Queens Birthday Holiday
Mon  3rd Oct - Labour Day Holiday
Tue 27th Dec - Christmas Day Holiday
Mon 26th Dec - Boxing Day Holiday

Source - QLD Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General


Holiday planning
Queensland School Terms and
mandated Student Free Days


2015
Term 1 - Tue 27th Jan to Thu  2nd Apr
Term 2 - Tue 20th Apr to Fri 26th June
Term 3 - Mon 13th July to Fri 18th Sept
Term 4 - Tue  6th Oct to Fri 11th Dec
Student Free Day - Mon 19th Oct


Source - QLD Government Department of Education and Training
http://education.qld.gov.au/public_media/calendar/holidays.html



- Regional Nets
Monday Evening - Mackay Club Net - VK4WIM Net Control - 3597kHz from 0930Z
Tuesday Evening - RADAR Net - VK4WIR Net Control - 3613kHz from 0930Z
Wednesday Evening - Gold Coast Net - VK4WIG Net Control - 3605kHz from 0930Z
Thursday Evening - The TREC Memorial Net - VK4WAT Net Control - 3588kHz from 0930Z
Thursday Evening - Sunshine Coast Net - VK4WIS Net Control - 3660kHz from 0930Z
Thursday Evening - Hervey Bay Net - VK4CHB Net Control - 3615kHz from 0730Z
Friday Evening - Central Highlands Club Net - VK4WCH Net Control - 3618kHz from 0930Z
Friday Evening - Lockyer Valley Club Net - VK4WIL Net Control - 3570kHz from 0930Z
Saturday Evening - Darling Downs Net - VK4WID Net Control - 3587kHz from 0930Z
Sunday Morning - WICEN QLD Net - VK4IQ Net Control - 7075kHz from 2230Z
Sunday Evening - North Queensland Net - VK4WIT Net Control - 3605.4kHz from 0930Z
Sunday Evening - Dalby and Districts Net - VK4BAD Net Control - 3585kHz from 1000Z
Every Morning - The Gnarly Net - All the Morse and Voice you can have for breakfast
                        3600kHz 6am or earlier for the Morse, Voice happens after the Morse
Every Morning - The Aircraft Enhancement Net - Get those Hairy Planes to propagate your signal.
                   144.125MHz USB from 7-30am from Far North to Central Queensland.
Every Afternoon - The Afternoon Net - Wake up from your power nap and get radio-active.
                        On 7120kHz from 4pm
Wed and Sat - VK CW Beginners Net from 0930UTC on 7190kHz +/- QRM


- D-Star Nets :
Wednesday Evening - Gold Coast ARS VK4WIG DV Dongle and Gateway Access DCS014 Reflector Port B
from 0930Z




Up and coming on air Contests and Special Events :

Jan Thur  1st 0100UTC to Sat 31st 2359UTC WIA Ross Hull Memorial VHF-UHF Contest
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/rosshull/
Feb Sun 1st 0001UTC to 2359UTC Triathlon DX Contest RTTY SSB and CW in a single contest
http://www.triathlon-dx-contest.gr
Feb Sat 21st to Sun 22nd ARRL International DX Contest CW from 150001UTC to 162359UTC
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
Feb Sun 22nd Central Coast Amateur Radio Club Wyong Field Day
http://www.ccarc.org.au/wp/
Mar Sat 7th to Sun 8th ARRL International DX Contest SSB from 010001UTC to 022359UTC
http://www.arrl.org/arrl-dx
Mar Sat 14th and Sun 15th RSGB Commonwealth (BERU) Contest CW 081000UTC to 091000UTC
http://www.beru.org.uk/
Mar Sat 21st and Sun 22nd VK WIA John Moyle Memorial Field Day 160100UTC to 170100UTC
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/johnmoyle/
Mar Sat 28th and Sun 29th CQ WW WPX Contest SSB  280001UTC to 292359UTC
http://www.cqwpx.com/
Apr Sat 11th to Mon 12th Japan International DX Contest CW 110700 to 121300UTC
http://www.jidx.org/
MaY Sat 30th and Sun 31st CQ WW WPX Contest CW  300001UTC to 312359UTC
http://www.cqwpx.com/
Jun Sat 6th and Sun 7th VK-Shires Contest 060600 to 070600UTC
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/wavks/
Jun Sat 20th and Sun 21st WIA VHF/UHF Winter Field Day
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/
Aug Sat 15th and Sun 16th WIA Remembrance Day Contest 150300 to 160259UTC
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/rdcontest/
Aug Sat 15th and Sun 16th International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend 150001 to 162359UTC
http://illw.net/
Oct Sat 3rd and Sun 4th Oceania DX Contest Phone Section 030800 to 040800UTC
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/oceania/
Oct Sat 10th and Sun 11th Oceania DX Contest CW Section 1010800 to 110800UTC
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/oceania/
Oct Sat 17th and Sun 18th Jamboree On The Air
http://scout.org/en/information_events/events/jota
Oct Sat 25th and Sun Oct 26th  CQ World Wide SSB DX Contest 250001UTC to 262359UTC
http://www.cqww.com/
Nov Sat 9th and Sun 10th Japan International DX Contest SSB 090700 to 101300UTC
http://www.jidx.org/
Nov Sat 21st and Sun 22nd WIA VHF/UHF Spring Field Day
http://www.wia.org.au/members/contests/vhfuhf/
Nov Sat 28th and Sun Nov 29th  CQ World Wide CW DX Contest 280001UTC to 292359UTC
http://www.cqww.com/



- HTTP references :
theTARCinc Web Site    http://www.tarc.org.au
theTARCinc news page   http://tinyurl.com/theTARCinc-news
Townsville IRLP info   http://irlp.themalefamily.net/
Townsville APRS info   http://vk4zz.no-ip.org
Townsville APRS info   http://tinyurl.com/theTARCinc-APRS
Online radio courses   http://www.res.net.au
Training & Assessment  http://tinyurl.com/theTARCinc-Training.
JOTA information  http://www.international.scouts.com.au/main.asp?iMenuID=17658077
Lighthouse Lightship Weekend  http://illw.net



- WIANews sources :
Tune North Queensland Net throughout Queensland and PNG
from 7-30pm Sundays on -
HF: 3605.4kHz
and in Townsville/Thuringowa 8pm Sundays on
VHF: 146.100 / 146.700 MHz
(the VK4RAT 2m repeater)



Tune WIANEWS in North Queensland on Sundays
(with Daylight Savings corrections for NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS, SA) -
HF : from VK7 2200Z 3570 / 7140 / 14130 / 28525kHz
HF : from VK5 2230Z 1843 / 3550 / 7135kHz
HF : from VK2 2300Z 1845 / 3595/ 5425/ 7146 / 10125 / 14170.2 / 28320kHz
HF : from VK4 2300Z 1843 / 3605 / 7070 / 7130 / 7190kHz
HF : from VK3 2330Z 3615 / 7158 / 10130kHz
HF : from VK8 2330Z 3555 / 7193 / 10137 / 14337kHz
HF : from VK6 0100Z 3583 / 7140 / 10125 / 14130 / 29680kHz



6m: from VK7 2200Z 53825kHz FM
6m: from VK5 2230Z 53100kHz AM
6m: from VK2 2300Z 52525kHz FM
6m: from VK6 0100Z 53800kHz FM



2m: from Cairns 2300Z 146950kHz FM
2m: from Townsville 2300Z 146700kHz FM
2m: from Mackay 2300Z 147000kHz FM
2m: from Rockhampton 2300Z 146700kHz FM



Timeline for monitoring.
2200Z 3570, 7140, 14130, 28525, 53825kHz
2230Z 1843, 3550, 7135, 28470, 53100kHz
2300Z 1843, 1845, 3595, 3605, 5425, 7070, 7130, 7146, 7190, 10125, 14170.2, 28320, 52525kHz
2330Z 3555, 3615, 7158, 7193, 10130, 10137, 14337kHz
0100Z 3583, 7140, 10120, 14130, 29680, 53800kHz



Frequency List for transceiver memory
1843, 1845,
3550, 3555, 3570, 3583, 3595, 3605, 3615,
5425,
7070, 7130, 7135, 7140, 7146, 7158, 7190, 7193
10120, 10125, 10130, 10137,
14130, 14170.4, 14337,
28320, 28525, 29680
52525, 53100, 53800, 53825kHz


Daylight Saving for NSW VIC ACT SA TAS
begins 20141004-1600UTC  ends 20150404-1600UTC


- NQ HF Propagation
To all the HF Rebroadcasters...
Keep Up the Excellent Work!!
You are our backup if other sources fail!



This week's reports from John VK4FNQ at Majestic Towers

 1843 0/0 1845 0/0
 3550 0/0 3555 0/0 3570 0/0 3583 0/0 3595 0/0 3605 0/0 3615 0/0
 5425 0/0
 7070 5/9 7130 0/0 7135 5/5 7140 2/1 7146 5/1 7158 0/0 7190 0/0 7193 4/1
10125 4/1 10132.8 5/1 10137 0/0
14130 4/1* (14130 5/2 VK6) 14170 5/6 14337 5/2
28320 0/0 28525 0/0 29680 0/0
52525 0/0 53100 0/0 53800 0/0 53825 0/0

* QRM
# QSB


Gavin VK4ZZ at Bluewater Girl Guides Training Centre Bluewater

 1840 0/0 1843 0/0 1845 0/0
 3550 0/0 3555 0/0 3570 0/0 3583 0/0 3595 0/0 3605 0/0 3615 0/0
 5425 0/0
 7070 10/9 7130 0/0 7135 1/1 7140/VK7 0/0 7140/VK6 0/0 7146 0/0 7158 0/0 7193 0/0
10120 0/0 10125 2/3 10130 0/0 10137 0/0
14130 (VK7) 1/1 14130 (VK6) 0/0 14170 5/9 14337 0/0
28320 0/0 28525 0/0 29680 0/0
52525 0/0 53100 0/0 53800 0/0 53825 0/0




VHF Net Callbacks - VK4WIT 146.700MHz
following the WIA News and QNEWS transmissions.
News transmission by Richard/VK4FRJG
from Cranbrook North Queensland - 20150125 9-00am
Callbacks by Richard/VK4FRJG
from Cranbrook North Queensland - 20150125 9-40am

VK4FNQA Matman and Roslyn at Condon
VK4AAH Bob portable at Bluewater Girl Guides Training Centre
VK4AE Denis and Robyn at Kirwan
VK4NET Ray and Wendy portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4TUB Kerry and Jeanine at Kirwan
VK4TJS Tony at Kelso
VK4SWR Joe at Burdell
VK4LU Ray and Susan at West End
VK4DB Ian and Denise/VK4FCDB at Condon
VK4PQ Peter and Ruth at Kelso
VK4HSV Phil and Jan at Douglas
VK4FABT Shorty at Ingham
VK4VTE Terry and Leonie portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4ZZ Gavin and Lyndall/VK4ZM portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4ME Snow portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre





VHF Net Callbacks - VK4WIT 146.700MHz
following the North Queensland Net
Net transmission by Richard/VK4FRJG
from Cranbrook North Queensland - 20150125 08-00pm
Callbacks by Richard/VK4FRJG
at Cranbrook North Queensland - 20150125 08-25pm

VK4NET Ray and Wendy portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4AE Denis and Robyn at Kirwan
VK4TJS Tony at Kelso
VK4HSV Phil portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4MSS Mal and Marion portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4ZM Lyndall portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4FUQ Felix at Ingham
VK4ME Snow portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre
VK4ZZ Gavin portable at Bluewater Girl Guide Training Centre



and fyi - North Queensland Net participants
on 3605.4kHz from 20150125 07-30pm to 08-25pm
Net control Gavin/VK4ZZ operating
VK4WIT portable at Bluewater Girl Guides Training Centre North Queensland

VK4MDX David and Justine at Kelso
VK4FNQ John and Charyl/VK4FRYL at Majestic Towers
VK4FRJG Richard at Cranbrook
VK4TJS Tony at Kelso
VK4FNQA Matman and Roslyn at Condon
VK4KN John and Claire at Mt Pleasant near Mackay
VK4SWR Joe at Burdell
VK4HSV Phil portable at Bluewater Girl Guides Training Centre
VK4DMC Dale at Atherton



and fyi - Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net participants
on Townsville UHF Voice Repeater from 20150127 07-30pm to 08-00pm
Net control Lyndall/VK4ZM operating
from Vincent North Queensland

VK4ZZ Gavin at Vincent
VK4FCDB Denise at Condon
VK4FRJG Richard at Cranbrook



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see you at theTARCinc does the John Moyle Field Day at the Burdekin Duck
and cheers fm Gavin/VK4ZZ


      

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