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ISSUE No 15-12 17th April 2015

In this Issue:


  1. Business Meeting This Saturday
  2. Gallipoli ceremonies have Amateur Radio access
  3. ISS Ham Radio SSTV video
  4. History This Week
  5. Broke & fixed
  6. Reminders



1. Business Meeting This Saturday


The next CCARC Business meeting will be held on Saturday 18th April 2015, commencing at 1315 hours.




2. Gallipoli ceremonies have Amateur Radio access


Australian and New Zealand radio amateurs traveling to Gallipoli for the ANZAC ceremonies on April 25, ANZAC Day, will have VHF and UHF frequencies available, including Echolink access. 

The Türkiye Radyo Amatörleri Cemiyeti (TRAC) has set-up repeater TA3EC at Gokceada Island on EchoLink 433.850 MHz 88.5 Hz CTSS, with Yagi beam coverage to the commemoration areas. TRAC President Aziz Sasa TA1E says the intention is also to be listening nearby on 145.550 MHz and 433.550 MHz, as the VK and ZL visitors disembark from buses and pass through a security check point. He says TRAC has already dealt with the embassy to allow hand-held radios to be taken to the commemorations. Under the CEPT rules the guests can operate freely by identifying as TA1 slash their home call. A little hospitality and international friendship is being shown by TRAC to all radio amateurs from VK and ZL. 

Among those attending is June Sim VK4SJ, a first generation daughter of a Gallipoli Veteran, who will be joined by her son Anthony VK8NCS, at the Dawn Service, and the later service at Lone Pine. 
There are others attending and we wish them all well during what will be a very respectful observance and commemoration of the WWI battlefield, where the ANZAC and Ottoman Empire soldiers fought during WWI.


Author : Jim Linton – VK3PC

From WIA News



3. ISS Ham Radio SSTV video


Randy Hall K7AGE used his Arrow dual band J-Pole antenna, FT-817, Signalink USB interface and MMSSTV software to capture some great images from the ISS 

Watch SSTV Images from the International Space Station 

ISS Slow Scan TV Active on Weekend of April 11

Using WebSDRs Worldwide for the ISS


From Southgate AR News



History This Week


A look back at events that made history this week – compiled by the Summerland Amateur Radio Club of Lismore, NSW

Monday, 13 April, 2015

1474 The Venetian Patent Law, the first of its kind in the world was enacted.
1611 The word “telescope” was first used in public by Prince Federico Cesi
1633 Galileo Galileo’s second trial by the Inquisition, decided that “the Earth was not the centre of the Universe” was heretical.
1802 Richard Trevithick took out his first patent. It was for the first full sized road locomotive. 
1846 The telegraph ticker tape machine was patented by R.E. House.
1846 First U.S. patent for a telegraph ticker to print letters was issued to R.E. House of New York
1861 The first oil well fire occurred at the Little and Merrick well at Oil Creek, near Rouseville, Pennsylvania.
1877 A steam-engine driven helicopter model built by Enrico Forlanini rose 40 ft (12 m).
1879 H.L’Estrange first OZ parachute drop from balloon over Melbourne.
1893 Edison opens first motion picture studio, West Orange, New Jersey.
1894 Edison displays motion picture ‘peep show’ in New York.
1900 First military (R.Navy) use of wireless in the Boer War. 85 kms.
1912 Titanic sinks, radio use results in saving many lives.
1912 David Sarnoff picked up a message of distress call of the Titanic relayed from ships at sea:
1912 American aviator Harriet Quimby became the first female pilot to fly across the English Channel.
1923 Lee DeForest’s Phonofilm, the first sound-on-sound film, motion picture.
1926 Second flight of a liquid-fueled rocket by Robert Goddard.
1934 Highest wind velocity 371.6 kph, Mt Washington, New Hampshire,USA.
1941 Igor Ivor Sikorsky made the first helicopter flight for over one-hour in his Vought-Sikorsky VS-300
1956 The first practical black-and-white video recorder was demonstrated in Chicago




No items for Broke & Fixed this week – all CCARC infrastructure is operational.



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Dave VK2DLS … News & Publicity Officer …


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