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Victorian Government Award 2017 Challenge

This operating award encourages on air activity by communicating with, and from, the 79 Local Government Areas in the State of Victoria. The unique opportunity from Amateur Radio Victoria is the Victorian Local Government Award Challenge held during the 2017 calendar year.

Get your Foundation licence

Do you know someone who could join the quality class and be a radio amateur in 2017?

Our next popular Foundation Licence course will be September 9th and 10th.

When Wireless Reserve became part of RAAF

The important role of radio amateurs in the WWII effort has been highlighted by the Royal Australian Airforce when it recorded the formation anniversary of the Wireless Reserve.The RAAF Air Power Development Centre reports the Wireless Reserve was formed in August, 1933.

Announcing the World DATV QSO Party

This annual event for 2017 is a mix of digital amateur television signals and Skype will be held on Friday the 26 August and Saturday 27 August.

Christmas Island VK9VKL on air

This remote Australian Territory Indian Ocean location has a new radio amateur Cliff Tindall VK9VKL who in a short time has qualified for the DX Century Club 100 certificate.

KRMNPA activity period in November

Did you activate a VK3 National Park across the Keith Roget Memorial National Park weekend in 2016? If so, the ‘2016 participation certificate’ will soon be on the way. The certificate is recognition of your efforts to gain points for the Award and helping hunters to do likewise.

Project Amelia Earhart flight nears its end

The commemorative around the world flight by pilot Brian Lloyd WB6RQN crossed the Pacific Ocean, landing first at Pago Pago in American Samoa, then Hawaii via a symbolic flyover of Howland Island.

Flight reaches Pago Pago

The commemorative around the world flight marking the 80 years since the disappearance of aviator Amelia Earhart has landed in Pago Pago American Samoa.

The 300th ILLW registration

The Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse VO1OK, in Gros Morne National Park Newfoundland Canada, is the milestone 300 registration in this year’s International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend held on August 19-20.

Project Earhart flight still in New Zealand

A test over New Zealand’s north island by the light aircraft on the Project Amelia Earhart flight put an earlier problem down to an airlock in the plane’s fuelling system.

Spectrum pollution put urban radio in doubt

The International Amateur Radio Union Region 1 told the Ham Radio 2017 Friedrichshafen conference opening ceremony of the need to be more vigilant to pollution and intrusions on our bands.

Bright cubesat for space

The soon to be launched Russian made cubesat called Mayak is claimed to the most visible object in the night sky.

The University of Mechanical Engineering in Moscow wanted to show that space exploration can be achieved through crowd funding.