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WICEN hits the airwaves on the BBC World Service

Australia’s WICEN NSW Forward Commander, Compton Allen, was interviewed on the BBC World Service’s Digital Planet programme where he spoke of the role amateur radio operators are playing as part of the emergency response in the Aussie bushfire crisis. Listen to the podcast on the BBC World Service on https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3csy67g Please follow and like us:0

Water drop antenna lens directs radio wave energy through its curved shape

This novel ‘water drop’ antenna lens design for directing radio wave signals was developed by a pair of antenna engineers from ESA and Sweden’s Royal Institute of Technology, KTH. https://phys.org/news/2020-01-antenna-lens-radio-energy.html Please follow and like us:0

AMC Callsign Lookup Facility Now Live

Date : 06 / 01 / 2020 Author : WIA Today, Monday Jan 6th 2020 the Australian Maritime College (AMC) released news that they have “gone live” to the public with their new Amateur Radio Callsign Lookup facility. The service is available by clicking the following Link This is a very welcomed addition to the…
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Yahoo Groups shutdown – Radio ham preserves archives

ARRL reports that on hearing of the Yahoo Groups shutdown Andy Majot K5QO took the initiative to download archives of Yahoo Groups devoted to individual amateur radio gear and upload them to his website “I hope to have them hosted in perpetuity for future hams to use,” Majot told ARRL. “It should be noted that…
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BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY 31 December 2019 through 1 January 2020

Date : 31 / 12 / 2019 Author : Greg Kelly VK2GPK – WIA President The WIA has received advice that there are major outages of telecommunications in areas impacted by the bushfires either currently or expected to occur overnight. The scope and range of these impacts is unknown at this stage. The WIA kindly…
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Meteor-M2-2 satellite ‘struck by micrometeoroid

Dan Maloney KC1DJT writes on Hackaday that the Meteor-M2-2 weather satellite may have been hit by a chunk of rock and radio amateur Dmitry Pashkov R4UAB was among the first to notice “The textbook operations of Meteor-M 2-2 wouldn’t last long, though, and as is often the case, an amateur radio operator was among the…
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Clubhouse shutdown period 28/12/2019 – 04/01/2020

Dear Members, We understand this is short notice, however, given the holiday period and the tireless efforts our station officer Steve VK2SKC has undergone over the years, I would like to inform of a short 2-week break from regular club activities. This is to allow some well deserved R&R for Steve and a good opportunity…
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CAMSAT CAS-6 satellite will be launched soon

CAMST’s amateur radio payload CAS-6 piggybacked on a technology test satellite TIANQIN-1 will be launched at 3:21 UTC on December 20, 2019 at the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Center of China using a CZ-4B launch vehicle The primary payload of this launch is China-Brazil Earth Resources Satellite CBERS-4A. Satellite Name: CAS-6/TIANQIN-1 Orbit: • Orbit type :…
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Possible ARISS SSTV operation before year’s end

ARISS reports the possibility of a worldwide commemorative SSTV operation from the International Space Station on Friday, Dec. 27 or Saturday, Dec. 28 and following days. The SSTV downlink frequency is 145.800 MHz. ARISS will provide more information as it becomes available. Watch the amsat-bb and follow @ARISS_status on Twitter for updates. An SSTV system…
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Christmas lunch

The CCARC / CCWICEN held their annual Christmas lunch and would like to thank everyone who attend. Great food, great people and a grand time. Please follow and like us:0