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          QUA
       QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER, SEPTEMBER 2005




SQUIRREL ON DECK OF SUCCESS BEING LASHED DOWN
                   The Commercial Bits


Committee 2002-03
President: John Garvey VK5OJ, email: imaresa@bigpond.com

Secretary/Treasurer: Arthur Geeson VK2AGN, email:
geesona@optushome.com.au

QUA Editor: Jeff Fletcher VK3EUL, email: fletchjc@bigpond.net.au


Committee: Tony Locke ZL2AEL, email: tony.anne@paradise.net.nz
           Norman Nobbs VK4FON, email:
Vk4fon@touchbase.com.au
           Doug Head VK5DUG, email: hedhil@bettanet.com.au
           Jeff Fletcher VK3EUL,email: fletchjc@bigpond.net.au




All correspondence to: The Secretary
                       ANARS
                       23 Ettalong Road
                       Greystanes, NSW. 2145

Society Website: www.vk2bv.org/anars

Webmaster: Simon Buxton VK2UA, email: sb@zip.com.au

Other Website: www.qsl.net/anars

Webmaster: Kevin Mulcahey VK2CE, email: Kevin@vk2ce.com



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           EDITORIAL ELUCIDATIONS
First up let me apologise for no June QUA but many things happened first of
which there were not enough articles, so it would have been only a couple of
pages and was not worth doing. If you fellas want a regular QUA then you
must contribute, stand down Tony and Grant, I only have two regular
contributors but how about the rest of you having a go, Tony and Grant
should be able to have a rest.
Several other things happened during the month of June the main thing being
my trip to Darwin, more on that later, then my 91 year old mother was ill and I
was told she would have to go in to a nursing home, most of you have
probably been there but it was taking up a lot of my time looking at homes
and making applications. Luckily I was able to get her in a nursing home at
Hastings which is only 5km away. A funny little story, my mother suffers from
dementia and had been 3 months in rehab, I moved her in to the nursing
home and she had settled in and about 2 weeks later she told one of the staff
that if any of her family turned up then tell them she was not there. She told
the staff member that she was going in to hiding because her family were
going to put her in a home and that there was no way she was going.
About Darwin, it was a great trip and I enjoyed it immensely. I flew to
Adelaide and then joined The Ghan at Keswick terminal, had a great two
days on the train and met some very nice people. The train trip was fun so
thinking of going on The Indian Pacific to Perth.
Darwin was great and I had a good look around, a bonus for us pensioners is
that the buses only cost 60 cents no matter how long the trip so managed to
get around a lot on public transport. Went out to Bathurst Island for the day
and then to Litchfield National Park and while I was there saw the new class
Patrol Boat as she was commissioned and one of the old ones
decommissioned. Darwin is a great town and if I was 20 years younger
would have stayed there.
Back here at the Ponderosa we are finally having a wet winter in Spring and
whilst the rain is welcome, the cold isn't and I have finally caught the dreaded
lurgy.
Am turning in to a fair barista (thats coffee maker for you uninitiated), had to
use up some of my fly buy points and traded in quite a swag of points for an
Italian coffee machine, so Chez Fletcher now serves up cappuccinos, flat
whites, latte's etc. Next time your down this way Arthur drop in for a
cappuccino.
The big radio project gere is to move the shack in to the house, my daughter
moved out and I am finally on my own so her bedroom which was the
smallest will become my new radio shack when I can find some time to do it,
I managed to get 100 meters of RG213 at a ham fest here, all I need is the
will power and some time and effort and my in house shack will be up and
running.




Just put in a picture I took of the Patrol Boat base when I went on a boat trip
in Darwin, not a good photo but you can see 2 boats alongside and several
on the hard standing.
Enough from me this month except to say that articles are always needed so
if you want a regular QUA then please contribute.

Jeff

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Junker Key: A Piece Of Australian Maritime History
By Grant McDuling VK4JAZ
 They say a telegraph key is a personal thing. The way you use it, the feel of
it and its ‘signature’ sound on air are some of the things I find endearing with
this, my favourite mode of amateur radio.
I recently acquired a ‘new’ key; a Junker key with a history. This meant I
could finally retire my trusty 100 year old English GPO key and upgrade to a
German key that is half its age.
I was offered this particular key by a fellow ham who was the last manager of
coastal maritime station Sydney Radio (VIS) before it closed down in 1996. It
was used there by one of his staff. And he tells me that the Junker was the
standard key at all Australian maritime coastal radio stations.
 My key is built like a tank and is a pleasure to use. I love the solid ‘thunk’
sound it makes when I key down. There’s something rather reassuring about
it.
This key weighs in at a hefty 1kg, so it doesn’t go anywhere on the bench
when in use. I no longer need to hold my key in place with my left hand when
working cw.
This key is named after the much decorated German naval officer Joseph
Junker, who founded a factory in Berlin in 1926 to make radio equipment for
submarines. He moved the factory to Bad Honnef at the end of WW2, and
my key is one of those that was made there. They were issued as standard
keys to the Dutch and German merchant fleets.
So being an ex-naval type, I value my new key and the history it comes with.
International Naval Contest 2005

This year, FNARS, the Finnish Navy Amateur Radio Society will be
sponsor of the International Naval Contest

When: 17. December 2005 16:00 UTC
until: 18 December 2005 16:00 UTC

Bands: 3,5 – 7 – 14 – 21 – 28

INFORMATION TO BE GIVEN ON CONTACT:
1. Naval Club Member: RST+CLUB+NUMBER (eg. “599 RN4198”)
2. Non Naval Station: RST+ NUMBER (eg. “599001”)

POINTS:
1. Naval Club Members: 10 points
2. Non Naval Stations: 1 point

Multiplier:
    1. Every contacted and logged member of a Naval Club.
    2.
Note: participation at contest only as member of one club, do not use
different
club membership numbers.
1. Every station only counted once as multiplier during the contest regardless
the number of bands you work them on.

SCORE:       Total QSO points x Multipliers

PARTICIPATING CLUBS:

ANARS            Australian Naval Amateur Radio Society: AX
BMARS            Belgian Maritime Amateur Radio Society: BM
FNARS            Finnish Naval Amateur Radio Society: FN
INORC            Italian Navy “ Old Rhytmers Club”: IN
MARAC:           Marine Amateur Radio Club Netherlands: MA
MF               Marinefunker-Runde e.V.: MF
RNARS            Royal Naval Amateur Radio Society: RN
YO-MARC          Romanian Marine Amateur Radio Club: YO
MFCA             Marine Funk Club Austria: CA

Classes:
A = all band mixed mode (single op)
B = all band CW (single op)
C = all band SSB (single op)
D = all band SWL (single op)
E = Naval-Club-Station (multi op)
F = Non Naval

TROPHY: The 1st winner of each class.

LOGS: For each band a separate page.

The summary sheet to have a “FAIR PLAY STATEMENT”, stating
that contest rules and general amateur rules have been applied during
operation.

ALL LOGS TO BE FORWARDED TO:
CONTEST MANAGER
Jaakko Männikkö
Paavolankatu 3 I 78
FIN-20240 TURKU
FINLAND

LOGS TO BE RESEIVED BY: 1st February 2006
(deadline / final date on letter cover)

73 de Rauno-OH1WR
This is an item I came across on packet radio.
Tony.

Just for once I thought I'd ask about a saying which I've wondered about
for years.

"Three Sheets to the Wind" in th UK is usually used about someone who is
drunk and staggering.

I suspect it has something to do with sailing boats as I seem to remember
that 'sheets' are ropes on sailing ships.

Any old salts out there know what it means. Thanks in advance,73.Ian.

A Bermudan (triangular) sail has three sides and three corners. When it
is in the fully hoisted position, the edge next to the mast is known as
the "Luff" whereas the angled edge running from the top down to the bottom
outer corner is called the "Leach" and the bottom edge the "Foot".

The corner to which the "Halyard" (Haul the Yardarms) is attached is the
"Head" and the corner at the bottom nest to the mast is the "Tack" leaving
just one corner called the "Clew" and a rope called a "Sheet" is attached
to this point and used to haul in or "sheet" the sail.

When running loosely or before the wind (ie the wind astern blowing the
vessel straight ahead) all sails are generally (but not always) let out
to fill like a balloon and drive the craft along. When "Tacking" or
heading
into the wind, a sail is hauled tight so that the wind strikes it, thrusts
it in a forward direction and then spills out to be replaced with fresh
wind. Just as a weather vane tends to face into the direction that the
wind is coming from, so a tightly hauled sailing ship tends to want to
head up into the wind. If you were to let out a sheet, she would veer away
from the wind. If this happened with three sails she would stagger about
like a drunkard, hence the expression being "Three Sheets To The Wind"!
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Thats it for this QUA, hope to hear from you with articles soon

Jeff
MEMBERSHIP FEES 1 July 2004 to 30 June 2005 ARE AS FOLLOWS
being for

FULL / ASSOCIATE / CONSOCIATE MEMBERS
JOINING FEE    Aust $5.00
AUSTRALIA      Aust $17.00
NEW ZEALAND NZ $17.00
OVERSEAS       Aust $22.00

RETIREES / STUDENTS / CADETS
JOINING FEE    Aust $5.00
AUSTRALIA      Aust $14.50
NEW ZEALAND NZ $14.50
OVERSEAS       Aust $19.50

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Arthur Geeson VK2AGN
Treasurer ANARS
23 Ettalong Road
GREYSTANES, NSW. 2145 AUSTRALIA

Please find enclosed Money Order / Australian Cheque payable to ANARS for Aust $.
2003 / 2004 Membership renewal Fee.

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AX Number..............................................

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you do this for audit purposes)

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2. FULL                         or         ASSOCIATE or CONSOCIATE, and

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