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QST 07/15

FM VKCW.NET 27 SEP 2015 TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS = SOURCES ARRL IARU VKCW WIA =
TOTAL 10 ITEMS =

ITEM 1 =
SUNSPOTS UP. WEEKLY AVG DAILY SUNSPOT NR FOR SEP 17 TO 23 MOVED UP TO 73 FM 67 PREVIOUS WEEK. AVG DAILY SOLAR FLUX UP FM 97 TO 107. ONE NEW SUNSPOT GRP APPEARED SEP 20, TWO ON SEP 22 AND ANR NEW ONE ON SEP 23 +

ITEM 2 =
LACK OF IONOSPHERIC DISTURBANCE DATA. BOTH IN USA AND VK DATA ABT SOME SW FADE OUTS HAS BEEN MISSED, BLAMED ON TECHNICAL PROBLEMS OR OTHERWISE UNEXPLAINED. +

ITEM 3 =
INDONESIA PIRATES. EVERY EVENING VK SUFFERS QRM IN CW BAND FROM SSB PIRATES. PLS CONTACT VK3MV PETER OR VKCW.NET WITH RECORDINGS OR COMPLAINTS AS PETER WILL BE ATTENDING IARU REGION 3 SUMMIT IN BALI EARLY OCT +

ITEM 4 =
WIA OFFICE CHANGES. POPULAR AND HELPFUL VOICE ON WIA OFFICE PHONE MAL BROOKS WILL BE MISSED AS OFFICE MANAGER IS BEING REPLACED BY EXECUTIVE OFFICER POSITION. WIA HOPES CHANGE WILL HELP INCREASE MEMBERSHIP, SUPPORT BOARD, IMPROVE SERVICES +

ITEM 5 =
WARC NEWS. EU COMMON PROPOSAL FOR 100KHZ 60M ALLOCATION 5350 TO 5450 KHZ WILL BE PUT FORWARD TO WORLD ADMINISTRATIVE RADIO CONFERENCE IN GENEVA WHICH STARTS NOV 2 +

ITEM 6 =
PROP FCAST. SOLAR FLUX, PLANETARY A INDEX, GEOMAGNETIC FIELD PREDICTED AS FOLLOWS. 27SEP 105, 8, QUIET. 28SEP 110, 8, QUIET. 29SEP 105, 8, MOSTLY QUIET. 30SEP 105, 8, QUIET TO UNSETTLED. 1OCT 100, 20, QUIET TO ACTIVE. 2OCT 95, 15, QUIET TO ACTIVE. 3OCT 95, 15, QUIET TO ACTIVE. 4OCT 95, 45, QUIET TO UNSETTLED. +

ITEM 7 =
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 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 =
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 +

ITEM 10 =
STOP SIGNS. REMEMBER IF PRACTICING CW WHILE DRIVING TO LISTEN TO XYL WHEN SHE SAYS THAT WAS A STOP SIGN AND NOT A DIT DIT DIT, DAH, DAH DAH DAH, DIT DAH DAH DIT SIGN. BETTER ARRIVE LATE THAN EARLY TO HOSPITAL +

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