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> Come out to the Dam, and see what is in the cosmos !
Townsville Amateur Astronomers Association is holding a
public viewing evening on the top of Ross Dam from 6-30pm
this Wednesday September 2nd. A $5 donation for having a go
on all the mighty telescopes is required. <

> 125th Anniversary and Biennial Country Fair
Woodstock State School, Reunion 3pm to 5pm,
Country Fair 5pm to 9pm Sat Sept 5 2015 <

> Back to Herveys Range 150 Years Celibration at the
Herveys Range Tea Rooms (formerly the Eureka Hotel)
Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th September.
Bookings for organised meals essential. <


Part 1 - NEWS Summary

News from the ANZAC Front
- Where the ANZAC/Dardenelles stations hang out


News from Central Queensland
- Central Highlands ARC AGM Weekend - Invite and details
- Clairview Gathering


News from North Queensland

- TARC Project Night this Tuesday
- TARC Communications Support
- Cardwell Gathering October Long Weekend
- Mikes Morse Mania Display
- Jeckels Australiana Trivia Challenge


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
- Jason has some neat callsign stickers available
- Tubby is clearing the treasure trove
- 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 the ANZAC Front

- Where the ANZAC/Dardenelles stations hang out
Trying to find an initial starting point to find the various stations
operating in commemoration of ANZAC ?
Try these frequencies - information courtesy of the Wireless Institute of Australia

Band    Digital    CW    SSB
160m    1805kc    1825kc    1850kc
80m    3630kc    3530kc    3585kc
40m    7040kc    7010kc    7095kc
30m    10145kc 10110kc 10120kc
20m    14095kc 14010kc 14250kc
17m    18095kc 18105kc 18115kc
15m    21095kc 21105kc 21250kc
12m    24925kc 24895kc 24935kc
10m    28055kc 28025kc 28450kc
 6m    50225kc 50500kc 51150kc
 2m    145000kc 144050kc 144150kc



News from Central Queensland

- Central Highlands ARC AGM Weekend - Invite and details
The famous and popular Central Highlands Amateur Radio
Club AGM weekend at Camp Fairbairn, approx 20km south of Emerald, is on
from 4pm Friday 25th to Midday Sunday 27th September 2015.
Caravaners please book into Lake Maraboon Holiday Village, as soon as possible.
Sleeping on site in the dorms ? Get your numbers in as soon as possible.
CHARC Secretary Helen needs to know from you if you are attending,
so she and Steve/VK4SM can plan catering for the acclaimed Saturday Night
Gastronomic Feed Up, arrange the troops to get enough chairs and treasure
together for the coveted AGM Monster Auction, divvy up the available beds
in the on site dormitory and ensure there is enough grub for the Sunday Recovery
Breakfast and Saturday Sausage Sizzle.
It will be a good idea to bring your own linen and cutlery !
All you need to do is lift a digit or two and let Helen know that you will be there.
Do not wait until the last minute as you might miss out on overnight accommodation.
Latest date for numbers is Sunday 20th September.
Got questions ? Want to get your numbers in ?
Contact Helen and Steve either via email [qrm] vk4wch [at] wia [dot] org [dot] au
or by phone/sms 07 49827459 or 0412038033

The Presidential Invite
Steven Wood VK4SM, President of the Central Highlands Amateur Radio Club Inc.
would like to invite you and would love to see you at the Annual General Meeting for 2015.
Please bring along anything you wish to share with us in regards to the Club and Amateur Radio.
Hope to see you there!
Take care and 73’s de Steven VK4SM

and now the nitty gritties from Helen -

CHARC 2015 AGM
from 4pm Friday 25th to Midday Sunday 27th September
Camp Fairbairn - Selma Road, 25km south of Emerald, Central Queensland.
Overnight Visitation Fee: $16.00 per person, per night
(FLAT FEE - NO CHILDREN’S RATE)
(Children under 6 years Free)
Day Visit Only: $8.00 per person, per day
(FLAT FEE - NO CHILDREN’S RATE)
Lunch: Sausage Sizzle will be available for $3.00 which includes
Sausage on bread, onion & sauce
BBQ Dinner: $18.00 per person.
This includes Steak, Rissoles & Sausages with Onion, Salad and Dessert
Breakfast on Sunday: $8.00 per person.
This includes Bacon, Eggs, Toast or
Muffin and Fruit Juice Tea, Coffee, Milo, Milk, Sugar, Fruit Juice will be supplied
Cans of Softdrink $2.00 each, Water $1.00 each, Pop Top Poppers $1.50
* If you could please bring along a prize to the value of $5.00 to go towards the Auction *
Happy Hour Saturday from 4pm - 5pm
If you would like to bring a plate to share that would be appreciated.
AGM at 5.00pm Saturday 26th September
Raffles
Lucky Door Prize
Multi Draw Raffle: $2.00 each ticket
Money Board: $2.00 per number for a $100 prize
RSVP to Helen on 0412 038 033, vk4wch@wia.org.au or helenlwood@bigpond.com
NO LATER 20th September for catering purposes.
NO CAMPING PERMITTED ON-SITE…..CARAVAN PARK IS LOCATED 10
MINUTES DOWN THE ROAD AT DISCOVERY PARK



- 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 !
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 2016 from
Friday evening 29th April to Monday morn 2nd 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.

Check out the Mackay ARS website at http://www.vk4wim.com/Clairview.html

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



News from North Queensland

- TARC Project Night this Tuesday
This Tuesday September 8th the TARC Project Night will be happening
at the Club Rooms atop SES HQ Green Street West End from
7-30pm. Come along and help or learn about many fascinating aspects
of technology, and how to say Eureka! when all goes well.
All welcome !


- TARC Communications Support

There is a full programme of Communications Support events that you can get involved with
and have some radio fun !
Note there have been some changes to the programme dates !

Sat 12 and Sun 13 Sept         - WRERA Euri Gold Horse Endurance Ride - Euri Gold Farm near Bowen
Sun 27 Sept             - TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Round 4 - Mount Stuart
Sat 26 and Sun 27 June        - Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity - Townsville Region

The TCAC Rally at Cardwell was to have been held on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September however
due to poor entry numbers has had to been called off for 2015.

Some more details of these events -

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 rides start 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 horsie operators - you can join in the fun too !
Canteen, hot water, bbq din din plus brekkie and mod cons available at Ride Base.
Sat 12th to Sun 13th September - WRERA Euri Gold Endurance Rides
Operators so far - VK4ZZ, VK4ZM, VK4ME, VK4AAH, VK4YWG, VK4HSV, VK4JPA and Rhonda, VK4FVC and Nell

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
Sunday 27th September - TCAC King of the Hill Hillclimb Round 4
operators so far - VK4ME, VK4MSS and Marion, VK4JPA, VK4HSV, VK4YWG

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 in Oak Valley around 3pm on Saturday,
then go to your checkpoint amongst the undulating hills 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 25 and Sun 26 June 2016 - Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity - Townsville Region.
Operators so far – VK4ZZ, VK4ZM, VK4ME, 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 (or longer) in paradise.

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.

More information at
http://tinyurl.com/cardwell-gathering

Some of the organised activities -
Thursday 1st Oct
2pm - the TARC Van lands at Site 80
Saturday 3rd Oct
7am - 12pm - Cardwell Markets at the Coral Sea Memorial Park
9am - 12pm - Mike's Morse Mania Display at the Bush Telegraph
8pm - 10pm - Jeckel's Trivia Championship at Site 80
Sunday 4th Oct
9am - 10am - WIA National News retransmission on 146.5MHz
10am - 12pm - The North vs South Cricket Match on the reserve near the Beachcomber
12pm - 1pm - The Famous Group Photo Sessions at Site 80
1-30pm - 5pm - The Famous Monster Auction at Site 80
7-30pm - North Queensland Net hosted live from Cardwell
Monday 5th Oct
8am - 10am - Team dissasemble the Big Tarps at Site 80

Watch out for Ray and Wendys Lucky Numbers games held throughout the weekend
and make sure you get into the Cardwell Gathering Multi Prize Raffle,
tickets $2 each or 3 for $5. You might get lucky and get to pick the
QYT KT8900 mini transceiver out of the prize pool !

Whilst not involved in the planned activities, or the impromptu ones like
engaging in the lost art of extreme loafing or doing a bit of ARDF or DX chasing,
you can -
- meet up with friends
- swap ideas
- catch up on new techniques
- build a new thingie
- cook up a masterpiece
- socialise
- visit the local attractions such as
   the Rainforest to Reef Info Centre
   Bush Telegraph with Mike's Morse Mania Display
   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 Kirrama Range Road
   Girringun Cultural Centre
- kill a fish or two
- mangle a Jesse's Famous Pie or three
- spot Bruiser the Croc !
or get involved with -

- Mikes Morse Mania Display
Do you really appreciate really well preserved radio equipment ?
Well here is a chance to view 60 plus exquisitely restored morse keys
and other heritage radio gear which is just part of the collection of Mike/VK4MIK
The next Mikes Morse Mania display will be happening at the Cardwell Telegraph Museum -
The Bush Telegraph - in conjunction with the Cardwell Gathering
on Saturday 3rd October from 9am to Midday.
Mike hopes that you can make the journey and see the collection and at
the same time take in the other communication wonders on display at
the Bush Telegraph.

- Jeckels Australiana Trivia Challenge
Reckon you know lots about Australia - well you are about to find out how much !
John/VK4JKL, Jeckel, will be running the Trivia Challenge at the 2015 Cardwell
Gathering and he has gathered a dinky di you beut collection of questions
that well definitely expand your knowledge about Terra Australis.
Winning Team wins a prize.
Happening from 8pm to 10pm on Saturday 3rd October at the 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
Note - there has been an increase in operators discussing buying and
selling of equipment on Amateur Radio Frequencies.
This is being done by operators holding any class of licence.
You need to know this is a breach of Australian Law.
Haggle, Discuss or Bargain face to face, or on the telephone.
Be Responsible ! Now - onto the bargains !
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- 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.



- Tubby is clearing the treasure trove
Tubby/VK4TUB is slowly clearing the shack to make room, working in the electronics industry
one has a habit of collecting useful electronic equipment and Computers


GME PSA126 Power Supply
240 volt 13.8 volts DC output @7amps   $35 ONO


GME PSA 1210 Power Supply
240volt AC 13.8 volts DC @11amps    $50 ONO


2 only HP Pentium D Mini Desktop Computers
With an OS installed $50
or bare machine going for    $FREE


Silver Alloy Computer Case Cool Master
Complete alloy computer case suitable for small home server or similar
plenty of HD space and very cool running      $50 ONO


Black Alloy Computer Case Cool Master
Complete alloy computer case suitable for small home server or similar
plenty of HD space and very cool running      $50 ONO


12 Channel Graphic Equalizer Sony        $ FREE


12 volt switch mode power supplies 56 amp .....be quick now only 2 left @ $20 each
12 volt switch mode power supplies 35 amp      $10 or try twisting my arm!


I have around 50 assorted hard drives all sata, so if you need a spare call me or email $2 each


If youre into Fitness i have a complete and working rowing machine, to take away ..$free


Flat screen monitors, i have about 5 left come and help yourself! $free


Watch this space as more to come, I haven't started on the video cards or network cards yet and
IEC and video leads all  $free



------- WANTED -------   
9RU or there abouts for 19 inch rack mount cabinets.
I am looking for 3 of them to house repeaters




Contact Tubby on mobile 0419 714876 or on email
[qrm] kermck [at] gmail [dot] com [qrm]
being sure to remove the countermeasures first.




- Ken has a radio package and an antenna 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
He also has a Diamond CP6 HF-6m Vertical Antenna for sale for only $280.
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 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

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
Sat 26 to Sun 27 June - Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity - Townsville Region


Mackay Region
Mackay Amateur Radio Association Inc
- Co-ordinator George Adams VK4HAN 0413289220


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 over for 2015, but still be prepared. Whilst things are quiet
  its a good time to make stock up, charge batteries and get ready for action !

- 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:

September
- TARC Project Night - Tue 8th September from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- WRERA Euri Gold Horse Endurance Rides - Sat 12th to Sun 13th Sept
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 15th September from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 22nd September from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater
- 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 Oct - Cardwell Beachcomber Motel and Tourist Park
- Mikes Morse Mania Display - Sat morn 3rd Oct 9am to Midday - Cardwell Bush Telegraph
- TARC Management Meeting - Tue 6th October from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Project Night - Tue 13th October from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- Jamboree On The Air  - Sat 17th to Sun 18th October
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 20th October from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 27th October from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater

November
- TARC Management Meeting - Tue 3rd November from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Project Night - Tue 10th November from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 17th November from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Annual General Meeting - Sun 22nd November from 7am at Rossiter Park Aitkenvale
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 24th November from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater

December
- TARC Management Meeting - Tue 1st December from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Project Night - Tue 8th December from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Xmas Party - Sun 13th December from 2pm
- TARC Social Evening - Tue 15th December from 7-30pm at SES HQ Green Street West End
- TARC Does the Xmas Lights Tour - Fri 18th December from 7pm
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net Tue 22nd December from 7-30pm on Tsvl UHF Repeater

January
- TARC Club Meeting Recess until February 2016
- Australia Day Week Family Radio Camp - Sat 23 to Tue arvo 26 Jan - Girl Guides Training Centre Bluewater
- Ann Renton Memorial Ladies Net - Australia Day edition - 28th Jan from 7-30pm on Tsvl VHF Repeater

March
- TARC does the John Moyle Memorial Field Day March 18 19 20 - Burdekin Duck Camp Grounds Selheim

June
- Kennedy Region Scouts Nighthawk activity - Sat 25th to Sun 26th June - Townsville Region



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


2015
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/2015-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  2nd May - Labour Day Holiday
Mon  3rd Oct - Queens Birthday 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 3 - Mon 13th July to Fri 18th Sept
Term 4 - Tue  6th Oct to Fri 11th Dec
Student Free Day - Mon 19th Oct

2016
Term 1 - Tue 25th Jan to Thu 24 Mar
Term 2 - Tue 11th Apr to Fri 24th June
Term 3 - Mon 11th July to Fri 16th Sept
Term 4 - Tue  4th Oct to Fri 9th Dec
Student Free Day - Mon 17th Oct

2017
Term 1 - Tue 23rd Jan to Thu 31st Mar
Term 2 - Tue 18th Apr to Fri 23th June
Term 3 - Mon 10th July to Fri 15th Sept
Term 4 - Tue  3rd Oct to Fri 8th Dec
Student Free Day - Mon 16th 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



- 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 :

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 -
HF : from VK2 0000Z 1845 / 3595/ 5425/ 7146 / 10125 / 14170.2 / 18125/ 28320kHz
HF : from VK3 0030Z 3615 / 7158 / 10132.8kHz
HF : from VK4 2300Z 1843 / 3605 / 7070 / 7130kHz
HF : from VK5 2330Z 1843 / 3550 / 7135kHz
HF : from VK6 0100Z 3583 / 7140 / 10125 / 14130 / 29680kHz
HF : from VK7 2300Z 3570 / 7140 / 14130 / 28525kHz
HF : from VK8 2330Z 3555 / 7193 / 10137 / 14337kHz



6m: from VK7 2300Z 53825kHz FM
6m: from VK5 2330Z 53100kHz AM
6m: from VK2 0001Z 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.
2300Z 1843 AM, 3570, 3605, 7070, 7130, 7140, 14130, 28525, 53825kHz
2330Z 1843, 3550, 7135, 7193, 10137, 14337, 53100kHz
0001Z 1845 AM, 3595 AM, 5425, 7146 AM, 10125, 14170.2, 18125, 28320, 52525kHz
0030Z 3615, 7158, 10132.8kHz
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, 7193
10120, 10125, 10132.8, 10137,
14130, 14170.4, 14337,
18125
28320, 28525, 28537, 29680
52525, 53100, 53800, 53825kHz


Daylight Saving for NSW VIC ACT SA TAS
ends 20150404-1600UTC  begins 20151003-1600UTC


- 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
Majestic Towers North Queensland

 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 5/6 7135 0/0 7140 0/0 7146 5/6 7158 3/1 7193 4/1
10125 5/1 10132.8 5/2 10137 5/2
14130 0/0 (14130 5/2 VK6) 14170 5/4* 14337 5/9
18125 0/0
28320 0/0 28525 0/0 28537 0/0 29680 0/0
52525 0/0 53100 0/0 53800 0/0 53825 0/0

* QRM
# QSB


VHF Net Callbacks - VK4WIT 146.700MHz
following the WIA News and QNEWS transmissions.
News transmission by Richard/VK4FRJG
from Cranbrook North Queensland - 20150830 9-00am
Callbacks by Richard/VK4FRJG
from Cranbrook North Queensland - 20150830 9-40am

VK4JPA John and Rhonda at Rangewood
VK4IGM Iain and Sheila/VK4PAL at West End
VK4JCU David/VK4KIM at James Cook University Douglas Campus for JCU Open Day
VK4FNQ John and Cheryl/VK4FRYL at Majestic Towers
VK4OT Jason at Heatley
VK4TJS Tony at Kelso
VK4LU Ray and Susan at West End
VK4HSV Phil and Jan at Douglas
VK4DB Ian and Denise/VK4FCDB at Condon
VK4ME Snow and Sharon at Kirwan
VK4RO Ross at Ayr
VKMCC Colin from Mackay at VK4FRJG Shack Cranbrook



VHF Net Callbacks - VK4WIT 146.700MHz
following the North Queensland Net
retransmission by Richard/VK4FRJG
from West End North Queensland - 20150830 08-00pm
Callbacks by Richard/VK4FRJG
at Vincent North Queensland - 20150823 08-25pm

VK4MCC Colin portable at Rosslea
VK4AE Denis and Robyn at Kirwan
VK4PQ Peter and Ruth at Kelso
VK4FUQ Felix at Ingham
VK4HSV Phil and Jan at Douglas
VK4ZM Lyndall at Vincent
VK4ME Snow and Sharon at Kirwan
VK4SWR Joe at Burdell
VK4TJS Tony at Kelso



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