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QST 015 FM VKCW.NET 21 NOV 2015 TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS = SOURCES ARRL IARU K7RA OK1HH VKCW =

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INTRUDER WATCH. CW INTRUDER 4XZ ACTIVE ON 7050.0 WITH ENCRYPTED TRAFFIC FROM 11NOV TO 16NOV APPEARS TO HAVE VACATED THE 40M AMATEUR AFTER COMPLAINTS FROM EUROPEAN RADIO AMATEURS. INDONESIAN SSB PIRATES CONTINUE TO OFTEN MAKE THE CW PORTION OF THE BAND ALMOST UNUSABLE IN THE EVENINGS. NO RESPONSE NOR EVEN ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT FROM IARU OFFICE HOLDERS REGARDING THE STATEMENT SIGNED BY CONCERNED AMATEURS MADE TO THE BALI CONFERENCE +

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NEW 60M WORLDWIDE ALLOCATION. FROM 2017 A VERY RESTRICTED 15 KHZ WIDE 60M BAND HAS BEEN AGREED AT WARC FROM 5351.5 TO 5366.5 KHZ WITH POWER LIMITED TO 15W EIRP WHICH EQUATES TO LESS THAN 10 WATTS RF TO A DIPOLE. AS THE BAND IS ALLOCATED ON A SECONDARY BASIS AUTOMATIC UNATTENDED DATA MODE OPERATIONS ARE RULED OUT AND EFFECTIVENESS FOR EMCOMMS IS LIMITED. IT IS UNCLEAR IF EXISTING HIGH POWER WIDE BAND ALLOCATIONS AT 60M IN A NUMBER OF COUNTRIES WILL CEASE AS A RESULT +

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PROPAGATION FORECAST. PREDICTED SOLAR FLUX, PLANETARY A INDEX AND GEOMAGNETIC FIELD AS FOLLOWS: 21NOV 108 A8 QUIET. 22NOV 110 A8 QUIET. 23NOV 110 A8 QUIET. 24NOV 108 A8 QUIET. 25NOV 100 A15 QUIET TO UNSETTLED. 26NOV 100 A10 QUIET TO UNSETTLED. 27NOV 110 A5 QUIET. 28NOV 115 A8 QUIET. 29NOV 115 A8 QUIET TO UNSETTLED +

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SUNDAY CW NET. ACTIVE 15NOV SUNDAY 40M CW NET NR 2187 WERE VK5AO VK3GDM VK2ARZ VK4CU VK2ASB VK7EE VK3XU VK4WMC VK5HV VK5FE VK2AGR VK1CT VK3JY VK2MZ VK2NV VK4DXX VK3AVA TOTAL 17. SUN 22NOV NCS LOU VK5EEE. CHECK INTO CW NET ON 7025 KHZ BETWEEN 2300Z AND 0100Z ON SUNDAY MORNINGS. MORE INFO AT WWW.VKCW.NET/CWNETS +

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VK REGIONAL CW NETS. PAST WEEK QNS ON 0830Z WEEKDAY 7051.2 CW NET WERE VK2MZ VK2AKM/MM VK2CCW VK2CPR VK2DLF VK2FGBR VK3GDM VK4QC VK5EEE VK6XC VK7AD TOTAL 11 STATIONS. 10Z DAILY 10119 TFC NET QNS WERE JF3KNW VK2MZ VK2CCW VK4QC VK5EEE SEE VKCW.NET/NET ALL CHECK INS WELCOME +

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90 YEARS IARU. SPECIAL CALLSIGN VI90IARU WILL COMMEMORATE 90 YEARS OF THE INTERNATIONAL AMATEUR RADIO UNION. A NICE AWARD IS AVAILABLE FOR CONTACTING 10 IARU STATIONS BEFORE THE END OF THIS YEAR. SEE IARU90.HAMLOGS.NET ? IARU90.HAMLOGS.NET FOR MORE INFO +

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VK CW QST SCHEDULE. SAT PM AT 0400 UTC 7022.5 14022.5 21022.5 REPEATED 2200 UTC SUNDAY MORNING SAME FREQS AND MONDAY EVENING 1000 UTC 3522.5 7022.5 14022.5 KHZ. PLS CALL WITH REPORTS AT END OF QST OR SEND RPRTS BY EMAIL TO VK5EEE AT WIA.ORG.AU +

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