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Written by Tim VK2ZTM and appearing monthly in Amateur Radio Magazine

VK2 Notes are a summary of activities and event around New South Wales. They are uploaded to this page after they have been published in Amateur Radio magazine. The notes on this page are the original text as submitted and may have been edited in some way to appear in the magazine.

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VK2 Notes – September 2017

Tim Mills VK2ZTM


Welcome to spring now that another winter is behind us – in most places.  With the lead time of at least a month with these columns giving mention of future events is always difficult. Mention has been made previously that the Manly Warringah R S were to have their annual Flag Pole contest this month. Well - plans change and it has been replaced by a Post Code contest. Their web site will carry the details of the one day event on the 16 th.

Last month in VK2 there have been several AGM’s which included Oxley Region, Central Coast, Illawarra and WICEN.  Activity wise there has been the annual Remembrance Day Contest and the Lighthouse and Light Ship weekends.

This month it’s a little less busy with WICEN providing communication support on the 15 th to the 17 th for the annual SAREX for light aircraft VH-MDX which went missing in the Barrington Tops over three decades ago.  WICEN has the Trek for Timor on the 7 th and 8 th October with the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic towards the end of October.

 ARNSW will have a regular Foundation course and assessment weekend on the 16 th and 17 th. September. Any inquiries or bookings by email to  education@arnsw.org.au  The bi-monthly Trash & Treasure at the VK2WI Dural site on Sunday the 24 th.  Before each T&T a listing on the ARNSW home page of major items on offer is made. The instructions include no phone calls are accepted - so use only the email address  disposals@arnsw.org.au  The Disposal personnel have no access to the ARNSW phones and any inquiry to the office phone will add days of delay as calls have to be retrieved from the answering machine and relayed on.

 The VK2WI Sunday News sessions are now streamed for those who have reception difficulties. Go to  arnsw.org.au/audio  for the 1000 or 1930 sessions. The logging indicated many are using the service.  You can also go to the Manly Warringah web site SDR where 1845, 3595, 7146 and 14170 are available.  Some call backs have recently being taken on the Mt. Bindo VK2RDX 6650 and the Newcastle VK2RNC 6975. Any reports can be email to  callbacks@arnsw.org.au    73 – Tim VK2ZTM.

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