VK3OTN, the official callsign of the
RAOTC, transmits news and
information sessions for the benefit of members on the first Monday of
month (except January) at the following times and frequencies:
10.00 Victorian time (all year) -:
12.00 (Midday) Victorian time (all year)
- VK3REC in Melbourne on 147.175 MHz, (FM Repeater)
- 7.146 MHz LSB from Victoria (VK3).
Note - Sometimes a frequency may already be in use by other amateur operators, and listeners are encouraged to tune UP
the band. For example if 3.650 MHz is in use (that is it can be heard
by the broadcast relay operator), try 3.655 MHz or 3.660 MHz.
- 1.825 MHz AM in Melbourne
00.00 UTC (all year) 28.450 MHz USB beaming south east, (towards Sydney), from Katherine, Norther Territory (VK8).
01.00 UTC (all year) 14.150 MHz USB beaming north from Victoria (VK3).
20.00 (8:00 pm) Victorian time (all year) -:
- VK3REC in Melbourne on 147.175 MHz, (FM Repeater)
- 3.650 MHz LSB from Victoria (VK3)
DMR - Digital Mobile Radio
11.00 Victorian time (all year). VK DMR network on Talk Group 5 (TG5).
TG5 is an Australia Wide Talk Group. See http://vkdmr.com for further
Please also note that all VK DMR repeaters have a 3 minute time-out,
and to overcome this, a 100ms transmission break will occur each 2.5
minutes, and this might mean a syllable may be missed, but tests have
shown that this is not a real issue, but is mentioned here in case
anyone thinks there is a problem with their equipment.
10.00 local time (all year) 7.088 MHz LSB and by VK6OTN over the linked VK6 NewsWest FM repeaters.
09.00 local time on 3.620 MHz LSB, relayed by Chris, VK6JI in Perth. This is a new frequency and experimental at this stage.
Also refer to DMR and D-Star broadcast information shown elsewhere but allow for WA time difference.
- 20.00 (8.00 pm) local
time (all year) via the VK7RAA network across northern Tasmania and the
VK7RTC network in southern Tasmania.
- 20.30 (8.30 pm) local
time (all year) VK7AX Video Stream via BATC -
https://batc.org.uk/live/vk7ax and VK7AX DATV DVB-T
(HD) on 445.5 MHz.in Ulverstone.
- 20.30 (8.30 pm) local
time (all year) FM Voice Repeaters VK7RDR (439.775), VK7RTV
(146.775), VK7RAC (147.375) MHZ in North West Tasmania (via VK7AX)
- On the 2nd Sunday of the month at14:00 (2:00 pm) local time (04:30 UTC) on VK8RKT in Katherine, on 438.725 MHz, (FM Repeater).
Additional broadcasts are as follows:
On the Sunday following the first Monday of the month, Chris, VK6JI
re-broadcasts the news bulletin; NewsWest is followed by WIA news and
then the latest RAOTC monthly broadcast. This transmission begins at
08.00 local time on 7.088 Mhz, so the RAOTC broadcast will be heard
around 09.00 local time.
On the Sunday following the first Monday of the month, Phil, VK6GX
re-broadcasts the latest RAOTC monthly broadcast on 1.845 MHz in the
Perth area. The bulletin follows the WIA News. To maximise
coverage, broadcast times follow either a summer or winter schedule.
The summer schedule runs from the first Sunday in October, to the first
Sunday in April. The summer schedule is 06.00 followed by a repeat
broadcast after callbacks at 07.00. In winter, the schedule is 07.00
followed by a repeat broadcast after the callbacks at 08.00. All times
are local. (Note - the schedule changes at the same time that some
Eastern states change to or from Daylight Saving Time)
The Ham College Information Beacon, VK6RIB, 145.575 Mhz, which is
located at Wireless Hill in Perth, usually re-broadcasts the RAOTC news
bulletin every ODD hour for the following week..
The latest monthly news broadcast can be heard throughout the Geelong
and Melbourne area at 21.00 (9:00 pm) local time every Tuesday evening
on VK3RGL, 147.000 MHz, as part of the nightly Geelong ARC re-broadcast
service. Kindly note that no call-backs are taken on this transmission.
Amateur Television - VK3RTV
VK3RTV1, which is located at Mt View, Wheelers Hill in Melbourne.
Output is 100 Watts on 445.5 MHz DVB-T2 HD. Note vertical polarisation.
Broadcast is on the Sunday prior to the first Monday in the month,
morning and evening. No broadcast in January.
- 11.00 (11.00 am) local time (all year) Video Stream also via BATC - https://batc.org.uk/live/vk3RTV
- 20.30 (8.30 pm) local time (all year) Video Stream also via BATC - https://batc.org.uk/live/vk3RTV
The RAOTC monthly broadcast will be transmitted on D-STAR Reflector
91C, on the first Wednesday AFTER the first Monday of each month.
This will follow the D-STAR News Line and its world affiliates at 7.30 pm Eastern Australia time.
ANZEL (Australian & New Zealand EchoLink) Multimode Network.
(Pre Recorded News: 150sec TX / 5sec RX for TOT reset)
Modes: EchoLink / IRLP / M17 / AllStar Link / D-Star / DMR / DMR TGIF / YSF / SIP Portal / Hamshack Hotline.
Automated News Broadcasts on the ANZEL Multimode Network @ *HAM*
EchoLink Conference Server Node 69556, AOTEAROA 256883, WALES 485040,
MEGANETS 637329, SWDG 676659, NEWPORT 958488, ANZEL IRLP 9556, ANZEL
M17 -432H, M17-WAL H, M17-SWD H, ANZEL AllStar Link Node 49903, 48820,
52284, DVNZ @ ANZEL D-Star XLX299-H, ANZEL FreeDMR TG 50556, ANZEL DMR
TGIF TG 50556, ANZEL YSF Reflector 50556, Extended Freedom SIP Portal
499814 & Hamshack Hotline 94144. News is broadcasted on the first
Sunday of each month (except January) at 8:50am VK3 local time. More
information @ https://anzel.radio/
Every attempt is made to keep
up to date re-broadcast details, however, there may be occasions when
times and frequencies may vary.
Do you know of a re-broadcast not listed?
Amateur radio clubs and repeater operators are welcome to re-broadcast
the monthly RAOTC broadcast. If this is done on a regular basis, you
are encouraged to contact the RAOTC by email with the details, and it
will be listed here.
Every effort is made by around six or seven regular members to bring
listeners the monthly RAOTC Broadcast. From time to time, however, the
broadcast team is unable to fulfill the advertised schedule. In this
situation a notice will be posted here if an alternate relay station
cannot be found.
Current notice of proposed broadcast outage - None
Call for broadcast relay volunteers
If you feel you may be able to help to transmit the broadcast on a more
or less regular basis, from your location, then why not drop a note
One example would be to transmit the evening broadcast on HF on 80
metres, from a location in Brisbane, or the morning broadcast on 160
metres from a location in Sydney. With the current decline in solar
activity, every little bit helps. Another example would be to transmit
it over your local FM repeater, providing of course, that you have the
repeater owner's permission. The audio is supplied as an MP3 file and
is made available via email a few days before the broadcast date. In
order to provide a positive experience (as opposed to negative!),
kindly have a look at our Broadcast Technical Requirements in our Technical Reference Section
Call back sessions
follow each transmission
April 25, 2023
- Broadcasts usually occur the first Monday of the month, 11 times a
year, except January. At present, there is only one broadcast compiler
& presenter, who will (hopefully) produce a broadcast every EVEN
month. There will however be a broadcasts on every ODD
month, offering an historical broadcast from years past.
Listen to our current month's broadcast, and also our previous broadcasts... left mouse click the file listed
broadcast files are in MP3 format. Simply click on the relevant
file you wish to hear, and your computer should start "streaming the
audio", that is play it after a few moments of buffering.
IIf you want to save a permanent copy of the broadcast to your hard
drive, click the RIGHT mouse button on the broadcast file name, then
save the file to your hard drive using the "Save link as" or “Save
target as” option.
Please note that the broadcast files are approximately 15 Mb in size.