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Monday, May 30, 2005



The repeater VK3RIR has been experiencing severe interference from LIPD's ("Low Interference Devices"). Work will soon be carried out to protect the repeater from the interference caused by LIPD'S. This will cause the repeater to be off-air for some hours when work is started. Please take note that the following CTCSS TONE will be used (91.5 Hz) when the work is completed in the near future. Graham VK3JBONode Owner 6391

Friday, May 27, 2005


Results of The First International IRLP Contest
are in and The BASS AMATEUR RADIO IRLP GROUP-Australia
and KG4ZXK

are proud to announce the winners.1st place went to

ZR6JEB-Jane from South Africa node 8467 with a total score of 370 contacts. Jane will soon be receiving the Trophy which she assures me will be on display in a prominent place in her house.

2nd was VK3JBO-Graham from Australia node 6391 with 229 contacts. Certificate.

3rd was WB7OTQ-Bruce from the USA node 4865 with 152 contacts. Certificate.4th was W2SBI-Don - USA node 4865. 137 contacts. Certificate.

Friday, May 20, 2005

[WIA-NEWS] WIA and ACA Formalise Intruder Watch Procedures

WIA Director Glenn Dunstan VK4DU and ACA liaison committee member Gilbert Hughes VK1GH met with the ACA last week to formalise and document a set of agreed Intruder Watch procedures between the ACA and the WIA. "The WIA intruder watch is an agreed mechanism between the ACA and the WIA to identify and remove non-amateur intruders which are causing substantial interference to Australian amateurs in exclusive amateur HF bands" Glenn said. The ACA interprets 'substantial interference' as that level of interference which degrades reception by a considerable degree. The ACA is obliged under the Intruder Watch mechanism to investigate and as much as practical resolve intrusions into amateur bands in which amateurs have Primary status. "The majority of our HF bands fall into this category" Glenn said. The Intruder Watch is not designed to deal with amateur-amateur issues. This remains a matter between the amateurs involved and the ACA. The ACA and WIA have agreed on a standard report pro-forma, procedures for forwarding of reports, follow up and a monthly status update. "The ACA have indicated their willingness to devote considerable resources to the Intruder Watch service - the onus is now on amateurs to deliver accurate and timely reports" Glenn said. "Our HF bands are under increasing pressure from intruders - please do your bit by submitting a report." The intruder report form, along with more details on the WIA-ACA agreed procedures for the Intruder Watch service may be found at on the WIA web site at Help safeguard our bands, become an intruder watcher today.

Source Wireless Institute of Australia -