Qst 06 15

QST 06/15

FM VKCW.NET 20 SEP 2015 TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS = SOURCES ARRL MARTS RAST SARTS VKCW WIA =
TOTAL 10 ITEMS =

ITEM 1 =
40M BAND PLAN CORRECTION. WIA BAND PLAN NOW SHOWS SSB SECTION IS 7060-7300 WITH 7040-7060 BEING CW AND NARROW DATA MODES ONLY. PLEASE PASS ON THIS INFO TO ANY SSB STATIONS OPERATING BELOW 7060 WHO MAY NOT KNOW THE NEW BAND PLAN WHICH RESTRICTS SSB TO ABOVE 7060. CW CALLING FREQUENCY 7050 OFTEN SUFFERS QRM FROM SSB STATIONS WHO MAY NEED TO BE MADE AWARE OF THE CHANGES. SEE BAND PLAN ON WIA.ORG.AU FOR DETAILS +

ITEM 2 =
MALAYSIA. 9M CALLS ARE ALLOWED ALL HF BANDS ALL MODES 400W WITH 1.8 TO 2 MHZ RESTRICTED TO CW 25W. CLASS B 9W CALLS ALLOWED ONLY FULL 10M, 6M, 2M AND 70CM BANDS 50W. ALL 9M CALLS MUST PASS CW TEST AT 12 WPM SEND AND RECEIVE TO OPERATE ON HF. NATIONAL SOCIETY MARTS TO PUSH AT WARC 2015 FOR 60M BAND SECONDARY ALLOCATION BETWEEN 5.25 AND 5.45 MHZ AS WELL AS AN ADDITIONAL 100KHZ ON 40M WITH CURRENT ALLOCATION ONLY 7000 TO 7100 +

ITEM 3 =
SINGAPORE. 9V CALLS HAVE 1.8 TO 2 MHZ, 3.5 TO 3.9 MHZ, 7.0 TO 7.2 MHZ WITH OTHER HF BANDS SAME AS IN VK. SINGAPORE HAMS ARE RESTRICTED TO CW ONLY FOR FIRST YEAR OF OPERATION. LIS CONDITIONS STATE STATIONS CAN ONLY BE CALLED 3 TIMES WITH 2 MINUTE PAUSES BETWEEN AND IF NO RESPONSE NOT CALLED AGAIN UNTIL AFTER 15 MINUTES. ALL 9V HAMS MUST BE CONVERSANT WITH INTERNATIONAL Q CODES AND MUST KEEP LOG BOOKS. HF POWER IS 300W CW AND 800W PEP EXCEPT 160M 10W CW OR 26.67W PEP +

ITEM 4 =
THAILAND. ADVANCED CLASS ARE TO BE ALLOWED 1KW ON ALL HF BANDS INCLUDING 160M, WITH 135 KHZ 1W EIRP. 1800 TO 1825 KHZ PRIMARY, 1825 TO 2MHZ SECONDARY. 80M IS 3.5 TO 3.6 AND 40M IS 7.0 TO 7.2 MHZ. NOVICE VHF ONLY CAN OPERATE ALL OF 10M AFTER BASIC TRAINING CERTIFICATE. MORSE CODE RECEIVE ONLY TEST REQUIRED FOR ALL HF LICENSES +

ITEM 5 =
POLYNESIA. MOTO, JA1GAV IS QRV AS TX7A FROM MOOREA ISLAND, IOTA OC046 UNTIL THE END OF OCT. QSL VIA JA1GAV +

ITEM 6 =
COCOS KEELING VK9C AND LORD HOWE VK9L. JA0JHQ WILL BE QRV ON VK9C SEP 19 TO 25 ON 80 TO 6M CW AND SSB. LES NI1L WILL BE QRV AS VK9LN SEP 22 TO 29. HOLIDAY STYLE MOSTLY CW 40 TO 10M MOSTLY CW. QSL TO HOME CALL NI1L +

ITEM 7 =
PROP FCAST. SOLAR FLUX, PLANETARY A INDEX, GEOMAGNETIC CONDX AS FOLLOWS. 20SEP 110, 16, MOSTLY QUIET. 21SEP 105, 8, QUIET. 22SEP 105, 6, ACTIVE TO DISTURBED. 23SEP 100, 5, QUIET TO ACTIVE. 24SEP 95, 5, QUIET TO ACTIVE. 25SEP 90, 10, QUIET TO UNSETTLED. 26SEP 90, 5, MOSTLY QUIET. 27SEP 85, 5, QUIET. +

ITEM 8 =
VK CW CALLING FREQ. 7050 REMAINS POPULAR AS VK CW CALLING FREQUENCY. CODE OF CONDUCT WITH 3 SIMPLE RULES FOR 7050 ARE KEEP CALLS SHORT, MAKE NO MORE THAN 3 CALLS PER 5 MIN PERIOD, QSY IMMEDIATELY AFTER ESTABLISHING CONTACT. NEWCOMERS TO CW ARE MOST WELCOME. SEE WWW.VKCW.NET FOR MORE INFO +

ITEM 9 =
VK CW ACTIVITIES. SEE WWW.VKCW.NET FOR DETAILS OF MANY CW ACTIVITIES AROUND AUSTRALIA INCLUDING SLOW AND HIGH SPEED PRACTICE, CW NETS, CW TIPS, FORUMS AND MORE +

ITEM 10 =
CW BROADCAST. VK CW QST IS EVERY SUNDAY MORNING AT 2300UTC OR 9AM EASTERN ON 7022.5, 14022.5 AND 21022.5 KHZ FROM VK4QC OFFERING VK COVERAGE ON 40 AND 20M WITH POSSIBLE PACIFIC WIDE COVERAGE ON 15M +

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