The nets are held on Sundays at 02.10 UTC
which just happens to be 10.10 W.A.Sandard Time
and at 08.30 UTC (1630 WAST).
on or near 28.560MHz
To become eligable for membership of the "10x10" Net
(with your own unique 10-10 number)
just collect the 10-10 numbers of Ten members
on 10 metres, otherwise known as 28MHz.
The awards of the "Twenty Eight Chapter"
aim at inreasing the awareness of Western Australia,
and they are to be extended as "10 metres" becomes more active again.
There are many awards to collect
but the following is really worthwhile,
Although not a 10-10 activity,
the 28 chapter has undertaken to help raise funds
for the Royal Flying Doctor Service by offering the following:
The award seeks to recognise the great work being done by
the Royal Flying Doctor Service,
and to acknowledge the assistance given, particularly in its formative years,
by Amateur Radio Operators.
and today many Amateurs are involved in its operations.
For the Rev. John Flynn, the establishment of the service in 1928
was the fulfillment of a dream - to spread a "Mantle Of Safety"
over the people of the vast inland of Australia,
combining the use of Aviation, Medicine And RADIO.
Flynn maintained that the effectiveness of the service
was 75% due to radio - today too people of the inland areas
of our vast continent rely to a large extent
on radio to communicate with each other:
and the "School of the Air" helps bring
education to the children of those isolated settlers.
This is an excellent chance for Radio Amateurs
to help the work of the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
For the award, using as many letters as you wish
from the prefix and, or suffix of Station Callsigns worked or heard
from anywhere in the world, make up the words:
ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE
The award is available to Any Radio Amateur
or Short Wave Listener anywhere in the World
The award will be available annually,
a new certificate being introduced each year.
Contacts can be on any band any mode
within the amateurs licence conditions.
Each callsign may only be used once each year,
All VK6 stations may be claimed as "Instant Qualifiers"
The cost of this Certificate is $5.00 each
NOTE: of this $1.00 or enough for return postage ONLY will be taken
the remainder will be sent to the R.F.D.S.
The goal is for $28,000 in 10 years.
Lets see if we can do even better.
The full rules are available from
Dave - VK6ATE - 08-9305-7295
P.O.BOX 39 Quinn's Rocks
Western Australia 6030
From papers supplied by Dave VK6ATE