QNews for July 14th 2024
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2d ago
Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking. There is the old saying that a change is as good as a holiday. One thing we can all say is that we have lived through many changes and some are more momentous than others, of course. Take, for example, the transition from analogue TV to digital. It created a bit of a ripple for people getting set-top boxes to tune in the new services or they had to replace their existing receiver with what seemed a much more expensive unit. This was at a time when people had been enjoying the benefits of getting video programming on various forms of laser ..read more
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QNews for July 7th 2024
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The Pinnacles Classic was held on June 16th with Greg VK4GJW and Mark VK4SMA on the base. About 86 runners started the event. From a communications standpoint everything went well. The Guzzler Ultra Marathon is on July 20 and 21. Mark VK4SMA said he now has enough operators to run the event. If you have time to help put your name on the reserve list via ipswichwicen@gmail.com. The Lake Manchester Trail is coming up August 18 and the Mount Glorious Trail November 10. Redcliffe Club Car Boot Sale & Wamuran Repeater Relocation Project. The Redcliffe Club Annual Car Boot Sale is on Saturday 24 ..read more
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QNews for June 23rd 2024
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Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking. One of the basics of marketing is getting to know your customer base and being able to promote a not-for-profit activity surely falls into that category. Whether we look at our local club level or at a hierarchy which includes state and federal structures, it is being able to relate to our members that can make or break a marketing campaign. Amateur radio is something that has grown around the world for over 100 years and it is something that we adherents want to see continue for an infinite time in the future. We have two things to do an ..read more
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QNews for June 16th 2024
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WAR on TOWNSVILLE: 29th. July 1942. In the early morning hours of the 29th. July 1942 a Japanese aircraft dropped eight x 250 lbs. bombs, supposedly on Townsville Q. Seven of the bombs fell in Cleveland Bay and the eighth bomb fell on Oonoomba, a suburb of Townsville. Thankfully the damage caused was a crater and the destruction of one palm tree. I, with other Members of TARC, operated two stations on ANZAC Day 2024 , Net Control by Gavin, VK4ZZ from the Green St. Headquarters. A lot of work has gone into dealings with the three levels of Government: TV and other media interviews with our Loca ..read more
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QNews for June 9th 2024
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VK4 - Caboolture Radio Club Hamfest Saturday 13th July. The venue, a new one, the Caboolture Uniting Church Hall, 257 King street. That's the corner of King and Smiths Road. Breakfast will be served from 8 am, with the Hamfest opening at 9 am. Admission is $5. For further information see the Club's Facebook page facebook.com/vk4qd (Alan VK4TG Secretary, Caboolture Radio Club Inc.) Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking. I’ve mentioned the weather forecasts a few times, recently. The good news turned out that the excess rain did not eventuate in my part of the world and Winter j ..read more
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QNews for May 26th 2024
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Sad news to impart that Alan Stephenson, formerly VK4PS, life member of The Townsville Amateur Radio Club Inc. went Silent Key peacefully during the early hours of Thursday morning, 23rd May, 2024. Alan's passing brings an end to a massive contribution to Amateur Radio and the community at large. Alan was instrumental in forming the communications section of the Townsville Civil Defence organisation in the early 1970s and continued to be a comms section leader when that organisation changed into the Townsville division of the Queensland SES. He was instrumental in obtaining the location of the ..read more
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QNews for May 19th 2024
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This is Allan VK4HIT with news from Ipswich and District Radio Club. First up from WICEN, the Brisbane Trail Marathon was held on April 28 with members volunteering their time at five checkpoints, a portable repeater site, and the base. The importance of providing safety communications to such events opens up the opportunity for members to support the club through the WICEN group. Congratulations to first-timers. The next event is the Pinnacles Classic on June 16 followed by The Guzzler Ultra Marathon held over two days – July 20 and 21. Now to more domestic matters, but no less important. Mem ..read more
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QNews for May 12th 2024
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Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking. I don’t know about you but I find it hard to pull rabbits out of a hat or even hit the ground running, these days. With the best will in the world I can say that things aren’t what they used to be for me 10, 20 years and more ago. The realisation that one’s circumstances are changing is perhaps the sign of maturity or for some, I believe, its a shock to the whole understanding of life. Now I have raised this contentious subject of age because we have to accept on a personal level that our capacities change but for most of us, we have the ..read more
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QNews for May 5th 2024
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Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking. Welcome to the new WIA Board who have been getting the feel of the mood in Bundaberg at the Annual General Meeting and associated events. We wish them a very productive and successful year ahead. With the benefit of the experience of the longer serving members the new members face the task of assuming the roles of directors and also the thrill and pressures of being advocates of the Australian Amateur Radio Community. One of the tasks that we all have is planning ahead for the activities that stimulate the juices and strengthen the hunger ..read more
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QNews for April 28th 2024
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Hello, I’m Geoff Emery, VK4ZPP, and I’ve been thinking. As the Rum City, Bundaberg, prepares to host the annual general meeting of the Wireless Institute it is perhaps the right time for us to think about what we would like to see happen for amateur radio in the next 12 months. There are matters that will need improvement and there are matters that need attention and there will be matters that have been neglected. As a new Board takes over the process of representing all Australian amateurs it is up to us as individuals and collectively as club members to let that Board know what we want. It s ..read more
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