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 am Victorian time (all year) In Melbourne on VK3REC 147.175 MHz, plus 1.825 MHz AM
and 7.060 MHz** LSB
01.00 UTC (all year) 14.150 MHz USB beaming north from Melbourne
08.30 pm Victorian time (all year) 145.700 FM plus 3.650 MHz LSB
As of the first broadcast in 2018, the 40 metre frequency will change
from 7.060 MHz to 7.146 MHz. This is in order to conform with the
WIA band plan.
10.00 am local time (all year) 7.088 MHz LSB and by VK6OTN over the
linked VK6 NewsWest FM repeaters
08.30 pm local time (all year) via the NTARC FM state-wide repeater network.
08.30 pm local time (all year) VK7AX Video Stream via BATC - www.batc.tv/streams/7ax
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.
Call back sessions
follow each transmission
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 5 Mb in size.