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QST 10/15 FM VKCW.NET 17 OCT 2015 TO ALL RADIO AMATEURS = SOURCES ARRL IARU K7RA OK1MGW VKCW =

TOTAL 7 ITEMS =

ITEM 1 =
20M CW NET. NEW SUNDAY MORNING CW NET AFTER 2200 UTC QST ON 14022.5 AT AROUND 2245 UTC FOR THOSE WHO CANNOT REACH THE 40M CW NET. ALSO CQ CW BASH ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON ATER 0400 UTC QST FINISHES ON 14022.5 MORE DETAILS AT WWW.VKCW.NET/CWNETS +

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ITEM 2 =
CW BASH HOURS. MON, WED, FRI AT 0900 UTC ON 3550 AND TUE, THU, SAT AT 0900 UTC ON 7050, ALSO AFTER THE 0400 UTC QST FINISHES ON 14022.5 AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET UP OLD AND NEW FRIENDS, SLOW SPEEDS AND RUBBER STAMP QSO PRACTICE WELCOME. MORE DETAILS AT WWW.VKCW.NET/CWBASH +

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ITEM 3 =
IARU DEFENDS OUR ANTENNAS. IARU ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL MET IN BALI URGED MEMBER SOCIETIES TO ENCOURAGE GOVERNMENTS TO RECOGNIZE IMPORTANCE OF AMATEUR RADIO SERVICE AND OUR ANTENNAS. BROAD RESOLUTION CALLS FOR ADVOCATING PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS THAT PROPERLY RECOGNIZE IMPORTANCE OF AMATEUR RADIO ANTENNA, DO NOT PLACE UNDUE RESTRICTIONS ON ANTENNA ERECTION AND DISCOURAGE FEES FOR ANTENNA USE, ALSO TO ADVOCATE NON-PECUNIARY NATURE OF AMATEUR RADIO AND POPULARITY AMONG STUDENT AND SENIOR COMMUNITIES +

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ITEM 4 =
ARRL TAKES ON FCC. ARRL SAID FCC SHOULD CLARIFY ABILITY OF HAMS TO MODIFY, ADAPT NON-AMATEUR EQUIPMENT IS BENEFICIAL, PERMITTED, NOT RESTRICTED. ARRL OPPOSES FCC PLANS TO FURTHER RELAX CONTROLS ON COMPLIANCE OF IMPORTED EQUIPMENT FROM CONTRIBUTING TO AMBIENT QRM LEVELS ON HF BANDS AND ASKED FOR CONTROLS TO BE TIGHTENED. ARRL SAID NUMBER OF INTERFERING DEVICES WHEN TESTED IN ARRL LAB WERE FOUND TO EXCEED FCC LIMITS BY ALARMING AMOUNTS. ARRL ALSO URGED FCC ACTION ON LED LIGHTING QRM +

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ITEM 5 =
SUN SPRINGS A LEAK. A HOLE THE SIZE OF 50 EARTHS IN THE TOP MOST LAYER OF THE SUN AND ITS MAGNETIC FIELD IS LETTING LOOSE AN ULTRA-FAST SOLAR WIND THAT HAS KICKED OFF SEVERAL NIGHTS OF AURORAS ON EARTH AS WELL AS PERIODS OF GEOMAGNETIC STORMS +

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ITEM 6 =
PROP FCST. PREDICTED SOLAR FLUX, PLANETARY A INDEX, GEOMAGNETIC FIELD AS FOLLOWS: 18OCT 120, 12, QUIET TO UNSETTLED. 19OCT 120, 8, MOSTLY QUIET. 20OCT 120, 8, MOSTLY QUIET. 21OCT 120, 5, QUIET TO UNS. 22OCT 115, 5, QUIET. 23OCT 115, 5, QUIET. 24OCT 120, 5, QUIET. 25OCT 125, 5, QUIET +

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ITEM 7 =
VK CW QST SCHEDULE. FIRST BROADCAST SAT PM AT 0400UTC ON 7022.5, 14022.5, 21022.5. REPEATED SUNDAY MORNING AT SAT 2200UTC ON 7022.5, 14022.5, 21022.5 AND 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 +

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