The following information is courtesy of Rob VK5RG.

Enjoy the read.

Best 73,


Hello AHARS,

There are two items in the August RAOTC Broadcast that may interest members.

1.  A section on the history of the “HEIL” microphones and audio facilities.

2. Further promotion on the ASKA (Australian Square Kilometer Array).

The source is a little boring, sent at approximatively ‘dictation speed’, and is about half way through the main broadcast.


For your information,

Rob  VK5RG


Trip to the Far North


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During June 2015, David VK5KC, John VK5BJE, and Paul VK5PAS, and their XYLs, will be travelling to the Far North of South Australia for some ham radio fun & 4WDing adventures.

A number of rare summits will be activated for the Summits on the Air (SOTA) program.  And a number of rare parks will be activated for the VK5 National and Conservation Parks Award and the World Wide Flora Fauna (WWFF) program.

Please keep an eye on the parksnpeaks site for further information.

Here is the itinerary…..


Saturday 13th June.

  • Clinton Conservation Park (mid morning)
  • Winninowie Conservation Park (late afternoon)

Sunday 14th June

  • Mount Arden, VK5/ NE-034 (morning)
  • Mount Benjamin VK5/ NE-083 (afternoon)

Monday 15th June

  • The Devils Peak, VK5/ NE-080 (morning)
  • Mount Brown Conservation Park (afternoon)
  • The Dutchmans Stern Conservation Park (afternoon)

Tuesday 16th June

No radio activity planned

Wednesday 17th June

  • Lake Eyre National Park, VKFF-276 (mid-late morning)

Thursday 18th June

  • VK100ANZAC at Farina

Friday 19th June

  • Mount Scott, VK5/ NE-111 (morning)

Saturday 20th June

  • Lake Torrens National Park, VKFF-278 (mid-late morning)

Sunday 21st June 

  • Flinders Ranges National Park, VKFF-176 (morning)


Should you hear us on air, please give us a shout.  We would love to get you in the log.

Best 73,


Paul, VK5PAS



As previously announced, earlier in the year I applied for the use of the special calls VK100ANZAC and VI5ANZAC as part of the ANZAC Centenerary Commemoration.

Between August – November 2015, AHARS has been authorised to use VK100ANZAC on 2 occasions, and VI5ANZAC on 3 occasions.

I have also arranged to operate from the National Military Vehicle Museum at Edinburgh Park.

I am seeking any AHARS members who might want to participate.  We will be operating on most of the bands on HF and also VHF.  So if you are an experienced op who likes to work DX pileups or a ‘ragchewer’, there is room for all.

If you would like to get involved, please drop me an email at…..


If you happen to work us, please QSL via eQSL or Logbook of the World (LOTW).


There is also an ANZAC Centennary Award.  More information cana be found at…..


For more information on the VK100ANZAC & VI5ANZAC calls, have a look at QRZ.com at…..



Here is some interesting audio from WIA President Phil Wait, VK2AD….

And John VK2JPM with a message from Australia’s Governor General His Excellency, Sir Peter Cosgrove…..


Details of the AHARS activations are as follows…..

VI5ANZAC, Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th August 2015

The 10th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. The battalion was recruited in South Australia, and together with the 9th, 11th and 12th Battalions, formed the 3rd Brigade.


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VK100ANZAC, Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th September, 2015

Corporal Roy Inwood was a Victoria Cross recipient.  This is the anniversary of the award of the VC to Inwood.


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VI5ANZAC, Saturday 3rd,  Sunday 4th, & Monday 5th October 2015

The commemorative callsign VI5ANZAC will be active on the weekend of October 3 and 4, at a memorial redwood tree planting in a South Australian National Park. 
The Adelaide Hills Amateur Radio Society will have a portable station at the Mount Lofty Ranges, with natural bushland at Belair Park, which has heritage attractions including old Government House and the State Flora Nursery. 
As a memorial to Australian and American Allied Forces who served in World War 2 and Korea, an avenue of giant Sequoias redwood trees was planted in 1962. 
The memorial had been accessible only via a remote fire track, until a joint venture with the Blackwood & District RSL built a bridge and track to the site, and unveiled a memorial plaque in 2008.


VK100ANZAC, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th October, 2015

Sergeant William Heny KIBBY was a Victoria Cross recipient.  This is the anniversary of his death.


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VI5ANZAC, Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2015

Lieutenant Thomas Currie ‘Diver’ Derrick was a recipient of the Victoria Cross.  This is the anniversary of his death.


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Again, if you would like to participate, please send me an email.

Best 73,


Paul, VK5PAS