Qst 08 15

QST 08/15

FM VKCW.NET 03 OCT 2015 TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS = SOURCES VKCW WIA =
TOTAL 8 ITEMS =

ITEM 1
40M BAND SSB QRM. SOME SSB STATIONS APPEAR TO BE UNAWARE OF NEW BAND PLAN RESTRICTING SSB TO ABOVE 7060. IN PARTICULAR THE CW CALLING FREQUENCY ON 7050 IS EXPERIENCING QRM. POLITELY INFORM SSB USERS ON THE FREQUENCY ABOUT THE NEW BAND PLAN AND TO PLEASE AVOID QRM TO CW USERS INCLUDING CW EMCOMM QTC STATIONS WHO ARE MONITORING 7050. SEE BAND PLAN ON WIA.ORG.AU FOR DETAILS +

ITEM 2
OCEANIA DX CONTEST. SAT OCT 10 IS START OF THE OCEANIA DX CONTEST CW SEGMENT. TO AVOID QRM FOR QST PLS TUNE IN EARLY AND HELP KEEP THE FREQUENCIES AT 7022.5, 14022.5 AND 21022.5 CLEAR IF YOU CAN SPARE THE TIME. 300HZ ON EITHER SIDE IS SUFFICIENT AND A REASON FREQUENCIES ENDING WITH DECIMAL 5 WERE CHOSEN FOR THE QST +

ITEM 3
DST AND QST. NEW SCHEDULE AND BANDS WITH DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME NOW STARTED. QST NOW HAS 3 BROADCASTS. FIRST, SAT PM AT 0400UTC ON 7022.5, 14022.5, 21022.5. SECOND, SAT 2200UTC SUNDAY MORNING ON 7022.5, 14022.5, 21022.5. THIRD, MONDAY EVENING AT 1000UTC ON 3522.5, 7022.5, 14022.5. PLS CALL BACK WITH RECEPTION REPORTS AT END OF QST OR SEND IN YOUR SWL REPORTS BY EMAIL TO VK4QC AT WIA.ORG.AU +

ITEM 4
WIA GREATER ROLE. IF ALL RECOMMENDATIONS OF GOVERNMENT'S SPECTRUM REVIEW ARE ADOPTED, WIA WILL PLAY A MUCH GREATER ROLE IN ADMINISTRATION OF AMATEUR RADIO IN VK IN NEAR FUTURE. WIA WILL HOWEVER NOT BE CALLING FOR FREE LICENSES IN LINE WITH USA, BRITAIN, IF AN EDITORIAL ON WIA.ORG.AU NEWS IS ANY INDICATION +

ITEM 5
INDONESIA PIRATES. EVERY EVENING VK SUFFERS QRM IN CW BAND FROM SSB PIRATES. PLS CONTACT VKCW.NET WITH RECORDINGS OR COMPLAINTS WITH YOUR QRA LOCATOR, DATE, TIME, FREQ, MODE HEARD, AND SIGNAL STRENGTH. PETER VK3MV WILL BE ATTENDING IARU REGION 3 SUMMIT IN BALI EARLY OCT AND HAS AGREED TO RAISE THIS ISSUE THERE +

ITEM 6
SUNDAY MORNING CW NET. DUE TO CHANGES IN CLOCKS IN SOME STATES THE CW NET NOW TAKES PLACE AT 2300UTC ON 7025KHZ. SEE VKCW.NET/CWNETS FOR MORE DETAILS +

ITEM 7
PROP FCST. SOLAR ACTIVITY ROSE AGN WITH SUNSPOT NRS WEEKLY AVG UP FM 73 LAST WEEK TO 121 THIS WEEK. SOLAR FLUX, PLANETARY A INDEX, GEOMAGNETIC FIELD PREDICTED AS FOLLOWS. 4OCT 105, 33, UNSETTLED TO MINOR STORM. 5OCT 100, 23, QUIET TO UNS. 6OCT 100, 14, QUIET TO UNS. 7OCT 100, 8, ACTIVE TO DISTURBED. 8OCT 100, 5, ACTIVE TO DISTURBED. 9OCT 115, 10, QUIET TO UNS. 10OCT 115, 8, QUIET TO UNS. 11OCT 110, 8, QUIET TO ACTIVE +

ITEM 8
CW TODAY. OCTOBER ISSUE OF WIA AMATEUR RADIO MAGAZINE HAS A NEW REGULAR COLUMN CALLED CW TODAY. EDITED BY LOU VK5EEE, COMMENTS ARE WELCOME. LOU ALSO EDITS THIS WEEKLY CW QST BULLETIN. CONTACT VIA VKCW.NET OR EMAIL VK5EEE AT WIA.ORG.AU +

END OF QST = SWL PSE SEND RECEPTION REPORTS TO VK4QC AT WIA.ORG.AU +

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