Radio Amateurs Old Timers Club Australia Inc
Registered No A0042780C




VK3OTN, the official callsign of the RAOTC, transmits news and information sessions for the benefit of members on the first Monday of each 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 7.146 MHz** LSB
01.00 UTC (all year) 14.150 MHz USB beaming north-east from Adelaide
08.30 pm Victorian time (all year) 3.650 MHz LSB

7.146 MHz**. 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.

Western Australia
10.00 am local time (all year) 7.088 MHz LSB and by VK6OTN over the linked VK6 NewsWest FM repeaters

07.30 pm local time (all year) via the VK7RAA network across northern Tasmania and the VK7RTC network in southern Tasmania.
08.30 pm local time (all year) VK7AX Video Stream via BATC -

Broadcast Outages
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 to  . 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

September 2018
August 2018
July 2018
June 2018
May 2018
April 2018

These 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.


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