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4GO Brisbane - Transcriptions and notes
Birth registration of 4GO's sister Thelma
- Birth registration: Thelma Myra Louisa Oxlade
- Birth date: 25/02/1904
- Mother's name: Ellen Elizabeth Salisbury
- Father/parent's name: George Colling Oxlade
- Registration details: 1904/B/8101 
Birth registration for George Oxlade 4GO
- Birth registration: George Oxlade
- Birth date: 23/06/1907
- Mother's name: Ellen Elizabeth Salisbury
- Father/parent's name: George Colling Oxlade
- Registration details: 1907/B/14836 
Birth registration of 4GO's brother Eric
- Birth registration: Eric Salisbury Oxlade
- Birth date: 22/01/1913
- Mother's name: Ellen Elizabeth Salisbury
- Father/parent's name: George Colling Oxlade
- Registration details: 1913/C/3703 
Birth registration of 4GO's brother Allen
- Birth registration: Allen Beresford Oxlade
- Birth date: 19/03/1915
- Mother's name: Ellen Elizabeth Salisbury
- Father/parent's name: George Colling Oxlade
- Registration details: 1915/C/1104 
First newspaper reference to 4GO transmissions (Robert Browne later licensed as 4RB)
RECEPTIONS IN 1924. CLIFDEN'S LIST. Mr. Robert J. Browne, of Clifden, Church-street, Toowong, forwards a list of amateur transmitting stations heard during the year 1924, and hopes it will be of interest to readers of the "Wireless Circle." Mr. Browne is to be congratulated upon the wide range of his receptions, as follows:— Queensland.— 4CK, 4CG, 4GO, 4FA. New South Wales.— 2AR, 2AY, 2BB, 2BF, 2BK, 2BM, 2CH, 2CI, 2CJ, 2CL, 2CM, 2CR, 2CS, 2CX, 2DE, 2DH, 2DK, 2DN, 2DS, 2ED, 2FA, 2GE, 2GF, 2GQ, 2GR, 2HF, 2HM, 2IJ, 2JM, 2JS, 2KC, 2LO, 2MC, 2MD, 2OI, 2RA, 2RJ, 2SO, 2UW, 2VM, 2WS, 2XA, 2YA, Victoria.— 3AP, 3AY, 3BE, 3BD, 3BH, 3BI, 3BM, 3BQ, 3BU, 3CD, 3BP, 3CK, 3DB, 3DD, 3EF, 3EM, 3EN, 3EP, 3FM, 3GB, 3GQ, 3HH, 3HL, 3IL, 3JH, 3JP, 3JU, 3LM, 3LS, 3ND, 3OT, 3QW, 3RG, 3RY, 3SW, 3TM, 3XF, 3ZL. South Australia.— 5AC, 5AD, 5BD, 5BF, 5BG, 5BQ, 5DA, 5DO, 5LO, 5WJ. Western Australia.— 6AG. Tasmania.— 7AB, 7BK. New Zealand.— 1AA, 1AC, 1AI, 1AO, 1AP, 1AX, 1FF, 2AB, 2AC, 2ND, 2AC, 2AI, 2AK, 2AP, 2AQ, 2AR, 2AW, 2BA, 2BC, 2BI, 2BL, 2BM, 2XA, 3AC, 3AD, 3AF, 3AL, 3AM, 3AZ, 3CG, 4AA, 4AD, 4AG, 4AK, 4AP, 4AR. United States.— 1GV, 1KC, 2XQ, 2RK, 3ABW, 4DY, 4MB, 4TJ, 4KU, 4FS, 4OA, 4SA, 5AJJ, 5ADV, 5AKN, 5UK, 5NW, 5QY, 5IN, 5AF, 5AJH, 5ZA, 6CK, 6AVJ, 6GT, 6AOS, 6BCP, 6CCA, 6ADT, 6APK, 6AIK, 6AO, 6LJ, 6CJV, 6ARB, 6AHP, 6AGK, 6CHL,6CW, 6BQL, 6DON, 6CTO, 6CNL, 6ZQL, 6AME, 6APT, 6AKW, 6AWT, 6CGO, 6AI, 6AKY, 6AWS, 6GG, 6CGW, 6BBV, 6CGK, 6ALO, 6AGC, 7NO, 7IJ, 7PM, 7AFN, 8PL, 8CY, 8DG, 9ME, 9WP, 9DMS, 9CHT, 9HK, 9BGH, 9BFG, 9ZB, 9XI, 9ZT, 9AXS. Canada.— 5ZAI. Mexico.— BX. Special.— 2CDM, 7PZ, WGH, 6XI, NKF, NOF.
DX NOTES. There is a lot in the air these days! lf you don't believe me just listen from 30 to 40 metres any time after 5 p.m. Yanks are going their hardest to get hold of the traffic trophies offered by the A.R.R.L., and others. Traffic is being worked all over the 40 metre band and after dark the Americans are logged as fast as they are sorted out. High powered Naval stations in U.S.A. are heard on the speaker and are working great DX. Brandon Wentworth of U6OI is the loudest U.S. ham and works with our country nightly. Other good Americans are 9XI, 6AJI, 8ADM, 6KB, 6NP, 6BAV, 6BBV, 6NP, 6?? and scores of others. Ed. Willis, who was in charge of one of the sets on one of the American battleships, is back again at his old address and sends his greetings to Aussie through his own station U6TS. Now that DX conditions are at their best the Australian hams are striving for long distance communications on the low waves. 4AN, who has 100 watts on a T250, is the loudest Australian using RAC. 2CM and 2YI run fairly close for the loudest DC transmitter. 2MH tells me he has worked all districts U.S.A. with 10 watts input. Up here we thought he used about 100 watts. 2DG, with 220 volts on 2-201As, has worked a few Yanks. 3KB has improved greatly and is about the loudest Victorian. 4GO, a new Queenslander, worked Chilian 9TC after finishing with 4DO. 4RB still works the globe on his long 202. His note now resembles direct current, and although RAC is just as good as a generator or battery supply. 4AD, a "bootlegger," has a good note on about 35 metres and works consistently. But fellows, above all that I have seen, stands out the performances of Z4AV, the station of J. L. Milne, Dunedin, New Zealand. Using a Radiotron 201A receiving valve in a 4 Coil Meissner circuit with an input power of 20 watts obtained from 375 volts S tube rectified A.C., he has WORKED Australia, Canada, France, Hawaii, Italy, Japan, Phillipine Islands, U.S.A., New Zealand, Tahiti, and last, but not least, Great Britain. Take off your hats to him for that's the finest DX that has been done for many a day. Wireless Institute Art Union. This Art Union was drawn on April 29th and in case some ticket holders have not seen the results, the list of prize winners is given for their benefit. The prices run from one to 15 as follows:— Ticket numbers 9753, 3246, 9813, 1470, 2384, 7101, 4058, 8099, 466, 6312, 3926, 2826, 2187, 8689, and 2619.
4GO testing telephony
DX NOTES. At last Queensland stations are waking up and several new Bananalanders have been heard lately. The newest arrival is 4CG, of South Brisbane, who, using 600 raw A.C. on a 201A tube, pushes out a ruff signal on 97 and 34 metres. He has just descended to the latter wave and was heard there yesterday for the first time. His signals are much better on this band in daylight than on the higher wavelength at night. Funny thing, when on 34 metres, he has a harmonic on about 31 as well, and it is just as loud as his true signalling wave. 4EY is also a new boy from Brisbane, and has a high-frequency alternating current note, Strength good, but not heard often. 4AN has gone up to the 90 metre band for a while, and his note, like all others who leave the depths for the heights, is much better on the higher wavelength. 4GO has been testing telephony, although his wave is a bit rough for this work. 4RB has not been heard for weeks. The Toowoomba hams are dead again. About once in six months they wake up for a while and then vanish again. 4KR, late of Barcaldine, has removed to Ascot, Brisbane. We still learn that he has his 150 watt tube, but don't know what is keeping him from using it. 4HR is non est. Dozens of Americans are coming in well here in the early afternoons, and several of them are read from the speaker on two and three valves. 6CGW is at it again, after a long spell, and his fairly rough signals are very loud as usual. 6AWT has been quiet for months. 6RW, of California, maintains a regular schedule with 4CM Australia. CD8, 1CW, 1HR, &c., of the Philippine Islands, are heard regularly, but are not as strong as they used to be. 1CW is working many schedules with American stations and is after the traffic trophy presented by the American Radio Relay League for the greatest number of messages handled by an amateur station. Chilian 9TC has cone to Spain and hopes to set up a station there shortly. Hawaii is well represented over the air by several stations, the loudest of which is 6BUC, who is heard at wonderful strength here. We believe this station is operated by a Radio Club at Honolulu. Many Australian amateurs are heard calling France and England in the afternoons, but contact is seldom established. The New Zealand fellows have no trouble getting across, due, I think, to their beautiful steady direct current notes. I heard 2AE, New Zealand, call C.Q. the other day for the first time, although his signals have been regularly heard here for nearly two years. You should have heard the replies he got. 2YI was the one who got the reply back. VIR has been working at night the last week, evidently standing by for the Cooma. Don't know how the B.C.L's got on for QRM. He could be heard anywhere from 20 metres upwards.
4GO places equal second in reliability relay test conducted by QRTL
"QTC" Transmitters' League. The Queensland Radio Transmitters' League, which was formed in April of this year, has entered upon the second stage of its activities — that of organised publicity and promulgation of reports of its doings and plans for the future. It has brought out the first issue of its magazine, "Q.T.C.," which is to be published monthly in the interests of experimental radio. From its columns we learn that the league aims, by co-operation and co-ordination of effort to obtain better conditions for its members, and, incidentally, for the amateurs and experimenters of the Commonwealth. It is pointed out with a great degree of truth that the regulations governing wireless telegraphy in Australia, especially as far as experimental activities are concerned, are very much out of date, having been formulated at a time before radio had made the rapid strides which it has been achieving in the last decade. It is therefore essential that the laws governing wireless be brought up to date so as to meet the needs of the experimenter. The league aims to secure an amendment of the regulations to permit of the handling of traffic by experimental stations upon similar lines to those at present in operation in the United States. The league purposes providing telephone lectures and classes of instruction in code on the 200-250 metre band. The first reliability relay test conducted by the league resulted as follows: 4HG (H. Bell), 6 points 1; 4AW (A. Walz), 4 points 2; 4GO (G. Oxlade), 4 points 2; 4NW (T. Starkie), 2 points 3; 4HW (H. Walsh), 2 points 3; 4JG (C. Grant), 1 point 4. The following stations, being originators, were not eligible for points, but the number gained are shown for general information: 4RB (R. Browne), 6 points; 4CG (C. Gold), 4 points; 4LJ (Leo. Feenaghty) 2 points. The Q.R.T.L. is holding a convention on Thursday of Exhibition week. "QTC" contains much useful information for amateur transmitters, and has been well edited by Mr. Leo. Feenaghty, care of the Main Roads Commission.
4GO commended for his work in context of presentation of the 4CG trophy
Radio Transmitters League Convention. Short Wave Peculiarities. At the second convention of the Queensland Radio Transmitters' League, held in the West End School of Arts last night, it was stated that Darling Downs observer members of the league had regularly reported that with the fall of night the signals of Brisbane amateurs faded out after becoming distorted, and station 4QG became terribly distorted. The chief observer and secretary (Mr. L. J. Feenaghty) reported similarly as a result of some tests conducted by him on the Northern Rivers of New South Wales. At Bangalow, near Lismore, he noted that station 4QG came in fine during daylight, but at nightfall "they could not imagine anything so awful as reception from 4QG." The president of the league (Mr. M. M. O'Brien, of station 4MM) was in the chair, and there was a large attendance of members and guests. A toast list and musical programme were submitted. Proposing the toast of "The Department and the Services," coupled with the name of Mr. T. Armstrong (Radio Inspector), the president said that during the last twelve months he had come into active touch with the department and with Mr. Armstrong, and he had found that the department was the very reverse of what many people thought. Many looked upon the department as a "dog"; but it was not. The department was there to administrate the law and to successfully do that the co-operation of those to whom the law applied was necessary. The department had greatly facilitated the activities of the league during the past twelve months. Mr. O'Brien paid a tribute to the work of Mr. Armstrong. Responding to the toast Mr. Armstrong said that the relations between the department and the league had been most cordial. The co-operation which had been forthcoming from the league had made his task as radio inspector much easier. He did not doubt that the same measure of co-operation would be given him during the coming twelve months. Without co-operation chaos would result. Mr. T. Armstrong proposed the toast of "The Q.R.T.L." The league, he said, was the first of its kind in the Commonwealth in that it embraced only transmitting stations in the State. Other States had copied the idea, but for once Queensland had its nose in front, which had given him great pleasure. The league had successfully published a magazine, and New South Wales had followed in that direction. Radio clubs came and went — some had a very short life — but judging by the attendance that night and the enthusiasm of members the Radio Transmitters' League seemed to be as alive as ever. The league could accomplish much. It could convene conventions, arrange tests, publicity and experimental work.It could also engage in research work along certain lines. There was work to be done that would not entail the purchase of costly scientific instruments, and in co-operation with its observer section the league perhaps could accomplish some good in the interests of wireless trans-mission and reception. The problem of fading was one of the matters that could engaged the attention of the league. That problem had not yet been solved, nor was it near solution. Responding to the toast, Mr. L. J. Feenaghty said the Australian amateur and experimenter was extremely fortunate in having administrators such as Mr. Malone and Mr. Armstrong. The wireless regulations, as they stood were super-restrictive, due, no doubt, to the fact that they were formulated many years ago before the present comparatively high stage of advancement had been reached by amateur experimenters. In 1912, if a man were successful in communicating over five miles he was regarded some-hat as a DX fiend, but now there were several amateur transmitters in Brisbane who bridged the Pacific with monotonous regularity. He had been carrying out a series of tests this month and had made contact with the North and South American continent. Other amateurs were accomplishing similar things. The regulations had not advanced with the rapid strides that had characterised the efforts of the experimental amateur transmitter. Therefore were the regulations administered according to the letter rather than in the spirit the work of the amateur would be so restricted as to cause him to "put up the shutters." Mr. Feenaghty agreed that the observer section of the league was a very important section. The league had transmitter members throughout the country, as well as in Brisbane, and there were observer members at many centres of the State and in other States. The duty of observers, he said, was to note the behaviour of short wave signals and report to him anything of a peculiar nature. Reports were received regularly from the Darling Downs, and he personally had conducted tests on the Northern Rivers last year during a motor holiday tour. Referring to experimental work, Mr. Feenaghty said the league recognised that such work should occupy a big part in its activities; but up to the present very little had been done in that direction. Tests, however, had conducted on the 23 metre band, and three members had been conducting tests on five metres. He referred to the progress made by the league's magazine "QTC," of which he is editor. Ten months ago the magazine started with four pages and 20 subscribers. The current issue had 20 pages and the subscribers numbered over 150. It was sent to England, South Africa, India, Burma, China, Japan, the Fanning Islands, New Zealand, and the United States of America. He hoped that before this year had come to a close that a federation of all radio transmitting leagues in Australia would have been formed. Other toasts were "The other Leagues" and "The Artists." Mr. C. H. Gold (4CG, Hill End) presented his trophy to the owner-operator of the station adjudged to be the best during the year. He handed the trophy, an ornate cup, to Mr. T. W. Starkie (4NW, Nundah) who during the period under review established contact with 232 stations on 32 metres and nine stations on 23 metres. Mr. Starkie held two way communication with nearly every country in the world on short waves and he also did quite a lot of work on 250 metres besides conducting many experiments. The station next in order of merit was 4AW (Mr. A. E. Walz, Nundah), who was said to be one of the most enthusiastic transmitter members of the league. He communicated with 11 countries in five continents, besides getting in touch with 142 Australian and 23 New Zealand stations. The next in order of merit was station 4PN (R. Roberts, West End). Other stations which were commended for their work by Mr. Gold were 4LJ (L. J. Feenaghty) and 4GO. The owners of the first three stations were presented with league pennants. On behalf of the league Mr. Feenagty thanked Mr. Gold for his trophy. Mr. T. Armstrong (radio inspector), on behalf of the league, presented a pennant to Mr. Gold, who was adjudged the most consistent experimenter in the reliability test on 23 metres conducted by the league. On behalf of fellow members Mr. Gold presented the secretary with a pair of silver-mounted engraved pipes in case in recognition of his work for the league. Mr. Feenaghty, who was obviously surprised, expressed thanks to members.
4GO part of party to Sydney possibly to seek support for ARTL
PERSONAL. . . . Mr. T. Starkie (4NW), Mr. C. Gold (4QG (sic, 4CG)), Mr. G. Oxlade (4GO) left by mail train on Saturday morning for Sydney.
4GO amateur broadcasting
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." QUEENSLAND RADIO TRANSMITTERS' LEAGUE. Clifford H Gold, 4CG, traffic manager of the Queensland Radio Transmitters' League, notifies that his times of transmission are:— Sunday morning, 9.30 o'clock, regularly; Monday and Tuesday, 6.45 p.m., irregularly; Wednesday, 6.45 p.m., regularly; Thursday, none; Friday, 6.45 p.m., irregularly; Saturday, 2 pm, irregularly; wavelength 234 metres. This station, along with 4GO, 4NW, 4TC, 4AW, 4MF and 4WA (who also use the 250 metre band) are amateur experimental stations, and their operators are in no way connected with commercial broadcasting. The power used at 4CG is approximately 8 watts, and the Heising modulation is being experimented with at present. The traffic branch of the Queensland Radio Transmitters' League is at present preparing a test on 250 metres to be held towards the end of July. Further details will be published later. Mr. Gold's address is Drake-street, Hill End, South Brisbane.
First newspaper reference to 4GO's military involvement, note also other amateurs present
MILITARY EVENING. An enjoyable dance was held by the non-commissioned officers of Signals, Queensland, in the unit drill hall, Kelvin Grove, last Wednesday night. The hall was gaily decorated with flags and palms intertwined with bougainvillea. Those present included Major and Mrs. O'Brien, Misses F. Cullen, A. E. Bennett, E. M. Cheetham, C. Barber, Estelle Long, Nell Rudd, D. Phillips, A. E. Lenton, D. B. Drysdale, C. M. Jones, K. Walsh, E. Enright, R. Cartwright, Captain F. V. Sharpe, Lieutenant G. Oxlade, Messrs. A. V. Ward, M. Hutchinson, N. O. Dart, D. F. Wiley, Jensen, Pat. H. Roberts, R. H. Peet, Tucker, C. Scott, H. Cartwright, G. Aubrey-Crowe, Harold A. G. Crawford, G. O. Lenton, W. Lenton, S. L. Anderson, and L. McGrath.
4GO elected secretary of the key section of the QRTL recently renamed WIA (Qld)
WIRELESS INSTITUTE. NEW SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT. The Wireless Institute of Australia (Queensland Division) called a public meeting of those interested in wireless to further the interests of the institute, and a band of amateur wireless enthusiasts assembled in the State Service Union rooms, Elizabeth-street, last night. The president of the institute (Mr. M. O'Brien) was in the chair. The secretary (Mr. L. J. Feenaghty) said that the object of the meeting was to inaugurate a new system of government of the institute by a council and sections, to put into effect a more comprehensive set of rules governing the institute, and to elect members of the council and sectional representatives. Each section, he said, would be governed by a president and a secretary. He also mentioned that it was the intention of the institute to embark upon a publicity campaign to attract members and public interest. It was intended to hold lectures, meetings, &c. The meeting decided to initiate a country section. Pending consideration by that section, Mr. A. E. Walz (VK4AW) was elected to represent the country section on the council, pro tem. On the motions of Mr. W. Young and O. E. Alder, it was decided that, in order to encourage country members, "This meeting takes a ballot of town members to reduce the fees of country members from 20/ to 15/," and also "That the council agrees to act as buying agent to purchase gear for country members at the best terms." The new council was elected as follows:— President, Messrs. M. O'Brien (VK4MM); secretary, L. Feenaghty (VK4LJ); technical director, R. Browne (VK4RB); publicity director, R. Beatson (VK4BB); key section representative, W. Young (VK4WA); country section representative, A. E. Walz (VK4AW), pro tem.; and associate members' section representative, G. Payne. The selection of a representative for the 'phone section was postponed until the section met. In the key section Messrs. W. A. Young and G. Oxlade were appointed president and secretary respectively, and in the associate members' section Messrs. G. Payne and R. Rose were elected president and secretary pro tem, respectively. The various sections will meet monthly, the country fortnightly, and a general meeting will be held monthly.
4GO referenced as an excellent amateur broadcaster with regular Sunday programmes
OUR WIRELESS CIRCLE. POPULAR 1-VALVE AMPLIFIER. Making the Crystal a Speaker Set. (By "Proton.") WITH the taking over of 4QG by the Australian Broadcasting Company, the programmes have improved greatly, and this, along with the excellent transmissions every Sunday morning by amateur stations 4NW and 4GO, makes the crystal set and a one-valve amplifier an excellent combination for the man of moderate income who wishes to obtain loudspeaker volume at a minimum outlay. As readers have noticed there has been a constant demand for details of a one valve amplifier in our radio queries of late and this week I am meeting the demand. A carefully designed crystal set will work a loudspeaker with varying degrees of satisfaction, but no crystal set will give consistently good loudspeaker results. When the crystal does work the speaker the children must be kept perfectly quite, and you must not rustle the evening paper, otherwise the thread of the broadcast will be lost. It imposes an unnatural silence in any home, and it cannot be called enjoyment, it is merely a novel stunt. . . 
4GO included in list of Brisbane amateur broadcasters and impact of Brisbane B class foreshadowed
RADIO. Wireless Institute. Telephony Transmissions Members' Schedules. . . . TELEPHONY TRANSMISSIONS. In connection with telephony trans-missions, it is interesting to note that the following schedule is adhered to by the leading amateur phone trans-mitters in Brisbane. VK4NW: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 8.15 p.m. to 10 p.m. Week nights, except Wednesday and Sat-urday, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wave length 248 metres. VK4LW: Sundays, 9 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. and 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wave length 224 metres. VK4GO: 6.30 p.m. to 7.15 p.m. nightly. Sundays, 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Wave length, 227 metres. VK4PG: Sunday, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wave length, 222 metres. VK4WN: Sunday, 9.30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wave length, 240 metres. VK4JU and VK4BH occasionally transmit on the band between 200 and 250 metres. This schedule will be subject to re-vision when the new regulations are in force as a result of the establish-ment of a B class station in this dis-trict. Any inquiries, regarding the in-stitute should be addressed to the secretary, Major Leo J. Feenaghty (VK4LJ), Box T1412, G.P.O., Brisbane.
4GO greatly involved in A.I.F. Signals Branch
Voluntary Training. . . . SIGNALS BRANCH. Many of the members of Signals, Queensland, are busy preparing for the examinations for non-commissioned rank and specialist badges. Every Sunday they may be seen at the depot, Kelvin Grove, hard at work from 9.30 a.m. to 9.30 p.m. Next weekend the officers and selected N.C.O's. propose to carry out an exercise in the employment of wireless telegraphy. Stations will be established at Kelvin Grove, Petrie, and Redcliffe, and the exercise, which will be supervised by Lieutenant G. Oxlade, is to continue overnight, and should prove a thorough test of gear, and personnel. Preparation of teams for competitions and demonstrations at the military sports at Kedron Park on Empire Day are well under way. Lieutenant D. E. Woodrow is training the Cable Section and Corporal D. F. Wiley the Cadet team. Among recent enlistments in the Signals is G. S. Bartlett, ex-A.l.F., who joined up as a driver one day and brought his son along to sign up the next day. 
4GO included in list of Brisbane amateur broadcasters
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . WITH THE AMATEURS. The Queensland division of the Wireless Institute of Australia is rapidly becoming organised into a body worthy of association with the other divisions throughout the Commonwealth. At the annual meeting held recently confidence in and satisfaction with the work of last year's council was shown by the re-election of all members. A full programme was laid down for the current year, amongst the more important items being the organisation of a regular relay chain for wireless communication amongst country members and headquarters, by means of which the country men will be able to keep in close touch with the council, and receive replies to questions much more rapidly than hitherto has been found possible. Arrangements also have been made for well-known electrical engineers and other gentlemen to lecture to members at the monthly meetings, which are held on the first Monday in Gale House, 59A Elizabeth-street (over Henley's Wires, Ltd.). Visitors are welcome, and it is expected that the lectures will provide an instructive addition to the institute's work. A direction-finding day will be held in June, and further details will be given later. A new and up-to-date official transmitting station, which will use the call VK4WI, is in course of construction, and will eventually be used on all bands, including telephony, on 175 to 250 metres. This official station will be used for instructional and propaganda work. Several institute stations are on experimental telephony work on the 200-250 metres band, the best known being VK4NW, VK4LW, VK4GO, VK4PG, VK4WN, VK4TC. Details of these stations and of their hours of test transmissions will be published from time to time. A telephony section has been formed, consisting of all institute men engaged or interested in telephony, and VK4HW (Mr. H. D. Walsh) is acting as secretary. The first meeting of the section will be held on May 18, and a report will be presented next week. At a special meeting of the council of the division, at which all 'phone men were present, held last week, the question of the fees payable to the Australian Performing Rights Association by amateur experimental stations, which transmit items over which the A.P.R.A. hold copyrights — and that apparently includes the greater portion — was discussed. After considerable debate it was decided that all members transmitting music should pay a flat rate as prescribed by the agreement with the A.P.R.A., and that the fee be not graded. Any inquiries regarding the institute should be addressed to the secretary, Major Leo. J. Feenaghty, VK4LJ, Box T1412, G.P.O., Brisbane.
Report on military wireless exercise supervised by 4GO
VOLUNTARY DEFENCE SCHEME. NOTES AND NEWS. It is, perhaps, not generally realised that the work of the A.A.S.C. in camps has two difficulties imposed on it which are not experienced by other units. In addition to studying the supply of a force in the field, the A.A.S.C. has, actually, to deliver the goods to the other units in camp. The supply of food to a standing camp, while permitting no scope for learners' errors and thoroughly inculcating the watch words of the A.A.S.C., "The troops must be fed," is quite a different matter to the supply of a highly mobile force in action. To gain experience in this, the most important phase of their work, a voluntary weekend course has been arranged for May 24 and 25. Lieutenant-Colonel Hartshorn proposes to carry out an exercise in the supply of a brigade in action beyond Cash's Crossing. A refilling point will be established at Enoggera, a meeting point on Bunya-road, and delivery points in the vicinity of Cash's Crossing. There are more applicants from the A.A.S.C. for instruction at the riding school, Milton-road, than the limited establishment (20 horses) of the school will provide for. This necessitates a restriction to applicants from the horse transport section only. The riders are making satisfactory progress, and it is expected that before long they will be prepared to receive instruction in the more spectacular side of riding school work, such as double ride, passaging, bending, circle and change, turn and a half at the corners, and jumping. Owing to the weather, the wireless exercise arranged for Iast weekend by signals, Queensland, had to be reduced in range, and instead of stations being established at Redcliffe, Petrie, and Kelvin Grove, they were set up at Kelvin Grove, Enoggera, and Frazer's Camp. The exercise, which was designed to demonstrate the reliability and consistency of certain light types of army signal gear, was controlled by the adjutant and the wireless officer (Lieutenant G. Oxlade) and officers and non-commissioned officers and two selected signalmen (Chapman and Hammond) operated the sets. The sets employed are a three man load, and are intended for use in the forward area with fighting troops. They have an all-weather range of three miles (a much larger maximum with Ioss of selectivity) on a band of wave-lengths between 150 and 400 metres. The sets produce tonic train on three different notes from a battery driven rotary transformer, and, with a non-oscillating receiver, are very selective. This is essential in the forward area where many such sets are in action at the same time. All army wireless gear is built with three objects — reliability, simplicity, and ruggedness. They, consequently, lack many of the refinements of non-military sets, but will work at any time, at any place. The exercise last weekend proved this. There was continuous rain and considerable variations in temperature and humidity, yet the sets functioned without interruption on a triangle with sides of about four miles for 30 hours. Each set radiated about 300 milleamperes and came in strongly. All personnel are to be congratulated on the manner in which they worked under adverse conditions.
4GO reported working various bands
Amateur Notes. Things generally on the 40 metre band are no good at all at present. Oh, for 32 metres! A few stations have been working on the 80 metre band lately, including ZL3AE, ZL2GV, ZL1BD, ZL1FT, ZL2AW, ZL2AF, and several other New Zealanders, also VK2KX, VK2KG, VK2HB, VK3RJ, VK3GJ, VK3BW, VK3LX, VK2GR, VK2DP, VK2HK, VK4BH, VK4MM, VK4BH. Built on an old TPTG circuit up with which to work on 80 metres, and got R7 from ZL. VK4RB is back on 40 metres, using a "Colpitts" circuit, which gives off a very good signal. VK4BS has added six Nicrofarads (sic) to the capacity of his filter. VK2WK has again installed crystal control. VK4RS (sic) (Rev. Mr. Delbridge), who has been transferred from Childers to Paddington, is at the present time the keenest VK4 on the air. He is using Slop Jar (Noden valve) rectification, and puts 600 volts on his UX210 valve. VK3JW, like everyone else, is complaining about the bad conditions. VK2MR is still putting out the best crystal control sig. RAC, but better copy than PDC crystal. VK4LW has cleaned all the cobwebs off his aerial and now puts .9 of an amp in the aerial as against .6 of an amp. on the 250 metre band. VK4KG has been putting more phone out on tho 40 metre band and his record (Redwing) came through very well for microphonic work. VK4MF is back on the 250 metres band with fairly good phone, using UX281's as rectifiers. VK5IT is now using an input of 24 watts on his crystal control transmitter. VK4LL, VK4KX, 4GG, 4GO, 4RW, VK4AM, 4WK, are working on the various bands. VK4AL was heard working on 40 metres during the past week with DC signal. VK2JZ has been putting phone over to New Zealand. VK4JB is putting out a good strong signal on 40 metres, getting the feel of his new gear. VK4NW put out some good phone on the 250 metre hand during the weekend and made several new adjustments. VK4AW is busy building a power transformer for VK4RJ. VK4AT working ten metres. VK4AB working 40 metres.
4GO allocated frequency for amateur broadcasting
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMATEUR TELEPHONY STATIONS. The newly-formed telephony section of the Wireless Institute of Australia held its first meeting last Monday night at Golden's premises in Elizabeth-street. The meeting was convened by the secretary (Mr. Harold D. Walsh), and was attended by Mesrs. L. J. Feenaghty (4LJ), R. J. Browne (4RB), V. Kenna (4FK), C. Morrison (4LW), P. J. Golden (4PG), G. Ham (4GW), R. Stevenson (4RG), H. D. Walsh (4HW), and representatives from the Wooloowin Radio Club (4WN) and Toombul Radio Club (4TC). Mr. C. Morrison was elected president of the section. The object in calling the meeting was to decide on some method of reducing the mutual interference and jamming at present experienced on the 200-250 metre band, and so render the amateur telephony transmissions more satisfactory to both operators and listeners. For the past few months at least five telephony stations have been working simultaneously each Sunday morning on approximately the same wavelength, with the result that listeners have found it well nigh impossible to separate the stations. The meeting decided that the most satisfactory solution would be to allot a definite wavelength to each station in such a manner that stations in the same locality would be rather widely separated on the tuning dials of receivers. The position of each station was marked on a map, and a list drawn up showing the most suitable wavelength for each, and the meeting decided that the allotment as shown should be recommended to the council of the institute for adoption. The meeting decided that at an early date a test should be carried out by operating all stations simultaneously, each on its allotted wavelength. Listeners would then be able to make reports which would assist in determining the efficacy or otherwise of the system. It was suggested that the co-operation of the Queensland Listeners' League should be invited for this test, for which a date has not yet been fixed, but probably it will take place on a Sunday morning. The allocation of wavelengths is as follows: 4NW, 249.9 metres; 4PG, 245.8 metres; 4WN, 241.8 metres; 4LW, 238.0 metres; 4GW, 234.2 metres; 4HW, 230.6 metres; 4RB, 227.1 metres; 4GO, 223.7 metres; 4AL, 220.4 metres; 4JU, 217.3 metres; 4CG, 214.2 metres: 4WA, 202.6 metres. It is hoped that if the stations adhere rigidly to these wavelengths listeners will experience no further trouble in separating them.
4GO amateur broadcasting band plan
Short Waves. Stations on the Air. Notes from a Daily Log. . . . W6AM says that it is very hard to hear foreign stations, owing to the large number of U.S.A. stations operating on the 40 metre band. He also says that it was possible to receive DX (long distant stations) up till 10 a.m. during the winter months, but it is hard to get DX after 6 a.m., which is equivalent to midnight, Brisbane. Wednesday, May 21, was a very good night for U.S.A. contact. One Brisbane amateur was told by W (U.S.A.) 6BY that he was the best VK (Australia) station heard for some time and was given R6. Of course, this station has a very strong signal. VK4KX has built a new Zeppelin type aerial and is getting PDC (pure direct current) reports. VK4RJ has at last got his outfit working o.k. He has got rid of the arcing across his key and puts out a very nice signal. VK4WK has been calling DX quite a lot lately. He is now using 20 watts and has still got the bug (key). VK4BS has been fairly quiet during the past week. VK4MM was on the 80 metre band during the week. VK4NW has been making quite a lot of new adjustments on the 259 [sic, 250] metre bands, and appears slightly stronger. VK4BH is putting out a much stronger signal on the 250 metre band and was quite good on May 25 at 9.30 a.m. VK4JB was working on the 80-metre band on May 25. He QSO (communicated) with 3L4BT and got R6. He has a nice DC sig. VK4MF blew out one of his UX281's (rectifying valve), and is now using half-wave rectification. VK4PG has built himself a new transmitter and it certainly gets out. With a few adjustments it should be very fine. VK4HW, who will be on the air again soon, on 250 metres, was at VK4PG on May 25. VK2JH is doing very well with his 1CW on the 40-metre band. VK4LL and VK4RW were working on the 40-metre band on Saturday. The amateur stations who work frequently on the 250-metre band have come to a sort of mutual arrangement among themselves with regard to the wavelength working of their stations, and the following list of wavelengths were set down at a recent meeting of the Wireless Institute of Australia:— Metres. KC.'s. 249.9 1,200 VK4NW, Nundah 245.8 1,220 VK4PG, Wynnum 241.8 1,240 VK4WN, Wooloowin 238 1,260 VK4LW, Rosalie 234.2 1,280 VK4GW, Northgate 230.6 1,300 VK4HW, Hamilton 227.1 1,320 VK4RB, Toowong 223.7 1,340 VK4GO, Newmarket 220.4 1,360 VK4AL, Hawthorne 217.3 1,380 VK4JU, city 214.2 1,400 VK4CG, West End 211.1 1,420 — — 208.2 1,440 — — 205.4 1,460 — — 202.6 1,480 VK4WA, West End 199.9 1,550 — — If this is to be a success, the waves of certain stations will need a lot of sharpening.
Amateur Telephony Station. THE newly-formed telephony section of the Wireless Institute of Australia held its first meeting recently. The meeting was convened by the secretary (Mr. Harold D. Walsh), and was attended by Mesrs. L. J. Feenaghty (4LJ), R. J. Browne (4RB), V. Kenna (4FK), C. Morrison (4LW), P. J. Golden (4PG), G. Ham (4GW), R. Stevenson (4RG), H. D. Walsh (4HW), and representatives from the Wooloowin Radio Club (4WN) and Toombul Radio Club (4TC). Mr. C. Morrison was elected president of the section. The object in calling the meeting was to decide on some method of reducing the mutual interference and jamming at present experienced on the 200-250 metre band, and so render the amateur telephony transmissions more satisfactory to both operators and listeners. For the past few months at least five telephony stations have been working simultaneously each Sunday morning on approximately the same wavelength, with the result that listeners have found it well nigh impossible to separate the stations. The meeting decided that the most satisfactory solution would be to allot a definite wavelength to each station in such a manner that stations in the same locality would be rather widely separated on the tuning dials of receivers. The position of each station was marked on a map, and a list drawn up showing the most suitable wavelength for each, and the meeting decided that the allotment as shown should be recommended to the council of the institute for adoption. The meeting decided that at an early date a test should be carried out by operating all stations simultaneously, each on its allotted wavelength. Listeners would then be able to make reports which would assist in determining the efficacy or otherwise of the system. It was suggested that the co-operation of the Queensland Listeners' League should be invited for this test, for which a date has not yet been fixed, but probably it will take place on a Sunday morning. The allocation of wavelength is as follows:— 4NW, 249.9 metres; 4PG, 245.8 metres; 4WN, 241.8 metres; 4LW, 236.0 metres; 4GW, 234.2 metres; 4HW, 230.6 metres; 4RB, 227.1 metres; 4GO, 223.7 metres; 4AL, 220.4 metres; 4JU, 217.3 metres; 4CG, 214.2 metres; 4WA, 202.6 metres. It is hoped that if the stations adhere rigidly to these wavelengths listeners will experience no further trouble in separating them.
Amateur Notes. VK5WR and VK5IT recently had a game of draughts over the air in Morse code. The game took three hours to play. VK4RJ and 4JU are going to play those two VK5 stations on 80 metres when conditions are good. VK4MM is busy testing out his new gauged S.G. receiver. He is also having his power supply altered and will in future work remote control in his transmissions. VK4LW played several "talkie" records during the weekend, and demonstrated the result when played at "ordinary" record speed very interestingly. It might have been clearer however, although it was very fair under the circumstances. VK4PG, VK4NW, VK4MF, and VK4NW worked on 250 metres. VK4PG and VK4MF were received at R6 and R9 strength respectively. Both these stations appeared to be making actual adjustments, consequently comments on their tests would be vague. VK4NW was heard at R7 on three valves without aerial. It was very clear and was nicely modulated. It has a sharp carrier. VK4BH, of Booval, carried out a test with 4JU on the same band, and 4BH has considerably improved all round. Its strength was R7 and was very good. VK4GO also worked on 250 metres and was true. VK4RB is working on 40 quite a lot lately. VK4AB recently landed a W2 station at 8 p.m. (our time). VIC4BS is working on 40 metres. VK4WK is working DX on 40 metres. He built a "High C" circuit and puts .45 amps in his aerial. He says it is not enough. VK4RJ is now using a Phillips TB04/10 valve on low power for local work, and a UX210. He got W9PV, also F8GBV. R7 was the report from France on 20 metres. VK4KH, VK4LL and 4RW working on 40 metres. VK2RB, VK2HM, and VK2JZ and several other N.S.W. stations put out some good phone over the weekend. VK2JH is still thumping hard on 40 metres with his modulated CW. VK's 2NS, 2RC, 2DY, 2HC are anything from 50 to 120 watts, and QSO among themselves over short distances with this power. These stations complained about the broadness of three Brisbane stations and told them they were breaking the regulations by having such broad notes, yet one of the VK2 stations who complained most uses 58 watts (regulation power 25 watts), also phone on 40 metres which is not permissible. The VK4 district is the most law abiding in Australia. The AIR, especially on 40 metres and 20 metres, is the quietest VK4JU has ever heard it. The reason cannot really be conditions. As soon as the RAAF business fell through — which started by VK7DX and VK5BY staying off — the gang in all States followed them. The lull in the RAAF business is temporary. V3BW gets over to "W" (U.S.A.) o.k. The W.I.A. direction finding field day is drawing close now for those interested should brush their gear up. Amateurs should not forget the lectures at 59a Elizabeth Street (over Henley's), on the first Monday in every mouth. VK4JB is working on 80 metres.
4GO prominent amateur broadcaster
OUR WIRELESS CIRCLE. THE REINARTZ ONE. Super Valve for Everybody. (By "Proton.") In education many of us start at a primary school, move on to a secondary school, and later perhaps to a university. Radio is very much the same, and during my 11 years' association with it in Brisbane I have been struck by the similarity. I know hundreds who have started with the simple crystal set, radio's A.B.C., and now own super-six valve, all electric, which to get to their present state of efficiency have presented more trials than the average university or secondary school final. This week we have passed the primary crystal set stage, and take up our secondary studies, breaking new ground with a one-valver, a set which will prove simpler than learning French, and will yield much more pleasure. A carefully designed one-valve set will give reception from just as many stations as a super six. Of course, you will not get the volume you can with the latter, but you do get the same thrill and pleasure; the only difference is you use headphones and not the loudspeaker. The Reinartz One is not confined to headphones for the local stations, as it is quite capable of giving loudspeaker volume on 4QG, 4LW, 4NW, and 4GO, with surprising clarity and loudness. In fact, this one-valver is ideal for those who suffer from the seemingly incurable disease of a shallow pocket, and makes a real home set. Here is what you will be able to "get" with the set, provided you use it in conjunction with a good outdoor aerial:— 4QG, 4LW, 4NW, and 4GO (on the loudspeaker); earphones 2FC, 2BL, 2UE, 2UW, 2GB, and 2KY(Sydney), 3LO, 3AR, 3DB, and 3UZ (Melbourne), 5CL (Adelaide), 6WF (Perth occasionally), 7ZL (Hobart), 2YA, 3YA, 1YA and 4YA (New Zealand). Some nights when conditions are ideal, as they are sometimes at this time of the year, 2FC, 3AR, 3BL [sic, 2BL] and 3LO give quite good volume on the speaker. A wavetrap must, of course, be used when 4QG is on the air. Knowing what the set will do, perhaps you desire to build, one. If so, you will require the following gear:— 
4GO having issues with the amateur broadcasting band plan
Amateur Notes. . . . VK4WN is back on the air and is an improved station. VK4NW certainly modulates his carrier when he plays his saxophone. His station is certainly worth listening to. His modulation has somewhat increased in depth. QRM for the BCL's. VK4LW is practically good at all times, and like 4NW is always welcome. Don't know what VK4BH is doing up at Booval, but he is getting better every week. VK4GO obviously does not listen before going on because he invariably rides on top of some one who is already on the air. His whole transmission was practically spoilt owing to VK4MF being on almost same wave. VK4MF is the stronger station of the two at this end. It uses almost twice the power used by VK4GO. The 250 metre band was in a chaotic state last Sunday. VK4LW, 4WN, 4RB, 4PG, and 4NW were giving an example of "The More we are Together, &c." The noises were varied. VK4MN is building a 250 metre outfit. He uses something like 75 watts.
4GO with Sunday transmissions
Amateur Notes. . . . VK4BH was working on 80 metres on Saturday night and was good on CW with 6 Watts. His phone on 250 metres on Sunday was O.K. VK4GG works on all bands. VK4RG has considerably cleaned his phone on 80 metres and was fine on 80 metres Iast Saturday night. VK4AB was working on 20 metres on Sunday. He said that conditions were bad on that band. VK2DP, working on 80 metres, said that the recent rains had upset his gear a bit. He was on 20 metres but could do nothing there on June 22. VK4NW has the cleanest carrier on the 250 metre band. This station has been using the same Raytheon rectifier for about three years or more. He appears to be modulating deeper than ever. VK4GO had a night out on 250 metres last Sunday. VK4LW must have gone away as he anticipated. Nothing was heard from him on Sunday. VK4PG was working on 250 metres. 
4GO amateur broadcasting Sunday mornings
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMONG THE AMATEURS. There is still great activity on the 200-250 metre band, excellent telephony being heard on Sunday mornings from stations 4NW, 4GO, 4PG, and 4WN. Mr. C. Morris, owner operator of VK4LW, is at present absent from town, and his transmissions are greatly missed. Mr. Pat. Golden (4PG) has completely rebuilt his transmitter, and great improvement is noticed both in speech and music. However, reception of his station is rather difficult while 4NW is on the air, as their wavelengths are very close, and 4PG, being some distance out of town, is somewhat weaker. Unfortunately amateur stations will soon be driven off this band to make room for more broadcasting stations. It is understood that within the next few months there will be at least two B class stations operating in Brisbane with wavelengths below 300 metres, and even at present complaints are being received that amateurs are interfering with reception of Southern B class stations. Amateur transmission probably will be limited on this band to wavelengths between 175 and 200 metres. 
4GO still broadcasting but issues with speech
Amateur Notes. VK4CG and VK4WA again visited VK4RJ's shack and after various adjustments and tests were made the "Heising" system of modulation was installed successfully. The speech from the three speakers was natural and clear. VK4WA informed me that a "Ford" coil was being used as modulation transformer and this was taken from VK4CG's "Ford." VK4AT was heard testing phone with VK4FB during the week, VK4AB is building a new control panel, and is doing a bit of brass pounding on 40 metres. He says there is nothing on 20 metres. VK4BS finds 40 metres very interesting at times. VK4BS is now a member of the W.I.A. VK4BB must be very busy at Maryborough. He has not been heard of for months. VK4NW has made several adjustments which are not too satisfactory, and I believe a change is to be made. His transmission of music on Sunday, July 6, was not up to the usual standard of this station. VK4GO has shown an improvement in music. His speech could be cleaner. It was much better two years ago. VK4GW has gone off on 250 metres and both speech and music are thick. VK4PG has been testing quite a lot with speech, and he has had some very fine adjustments which do not seem to stay long. But this is due to the fact that the power supply has been troublesome. VK4JO and 4JU had a test on phone on 80 metres, and 4JO was very fine indeed. VK4GG was working on 40 metres testing phone with VK2RB on Sunday. 2RB was very good, although speech could have been better, being thick. VK4CG was testing on 250 metres on Sunday and was very clear. VK4RB has been fairly quiet lately. VK4SP has been rather active on the 40-metre band with his aeroplane transmitter. VK4PN is back again working with an aerial ten feet long and a counterpoise six feet long. Both are five foot off the ground. VK4LL is working on 40 metres. VK2KL has been making his transmitter look nice and now it will not work. He is installing Xtal control next week. VK4MM, working on 80 metres, gets out very good indeed. He was on 40 metres on Sunday morning. VK3RJ, working a VK4 on Sunday night, was very fine. VK2HC was O.K. here on phone on Sunday morning. VK2LH was also coming through O.K. on phone. VK2JH was coming through O.K. on Sunday morning. VK4KH silent. VK3NM, 3RG, 3XA, 3RB all coming through as well as conditions allow. VK4KX blew his pioneer transformer up, but is now O.K. again. VK4BH, on 250 metres, was good on Sunday afternoon. VK, 2RC, 2NS, 2DY, and many other VK2's O.K. here. VK2HG, who is practically a new amateur, is doing very good consistent work on both 40 and 80 metres on which bands he has no trouble in getting out. His phone work on 40 metres late Sunday nftcrnoon was good.
4GO amateur broadcasting
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMONG THE AMATEURS. At a recent meeting of the Wireless Institute of Australia the members decided to augment the funds of the institute by holding various benefit functions. A committee was appointed, comprising Messrs. H. D. Walsh, P. J. Golden, and E. L. Hutchinson, and a benefit dance has been arranged to take place at the Carlton Cabaret on Tuesday, July 29. Tickets may be obtained from any member of the institute. During the past week a number of amateur 'phone stations have been heard below 250 metres; 4NW, 4GO, and 4RB are still coming in with wonderful volume and clarity. 4BH (Booval) and 4PG (Wynnum), although some distance away from the city, also are making their presence felt, though somewhat overshadowed by the more powerful local stations. 4HW (Toorak Hill) has lately resumed transmitting, and has been heard with great punch, while reports indicate that the quality of modulation leaves little to be desired. The transmitter in use at this station is the original outfit designed and built by Mr. Walsh in 1924, using one UV 202 5-watt tube as oscillator, with power input of just over 20 watts. A similar tube is used as a modulator, this being fed from the last stage of the speech amplifier. The gramophone pickup is connected into the receiver in the ordinary way between grid and filament of the first audio tube, while for speech the microphone transformer secondary is substituted. The receiver is all-electric, and the only battery used in the whole transmission system is a single cell in the microphone circuit. A new 4-wlre cage type aerial has been erected at this station for transmission on all the amateur bands.
4GO results in rifle shoot for citizen military
RIFLE SHOOTING. M.D.R.C.U. FIXTURES. The fifth round of A grade fixtures was fired over the short ranges on Saturday. Conditions were good, and many fine scores were made. Details:— . . . SIGNALS. Sig. Shay .. .. .. .. 31 27 53 Sig. O'Hara .. .. .. .. 31 25 56 Sig. Smith .. .. .. .. 28 28 56 Cpl. Tucker .. .. .. .. 30 25 55 Sgt. Fewtrell .. .. .. .. 25 26 51 Lieut. Hardace .. .. .. .. 31 19 50 Cpl. Morrison .. .. .. .. 24 25 49 Capt. Wright .. .. .. .. 23 24 47 Sgt Dart .. .. .. .. 29 18 47 Sgt. Ward .. .. .. .. 17 28 45 Sig. Murphy .. .. .. .. 27 18 45 Sig. Crawley .. .. .. .. 16 26 42 Sig. Townes .. .. .. .. 20 22 42 Sig. Thumm .. .. .. .. 24 16 40 Sig. Swindles .. .. .. .. 24 16 40 Lieut. Oxlade .. .. .. .. 17 21 38 Driver Lather .. .. .. .. 20 16 36 Sig. Powell .. .. .. .. 19 16 35 Sig. Graham .. .. .. .. 16 17 33 Sig. McCasker .. .. .. .. 15 16 31
4GO attendance at military funeral together with other citizen military officer amateurs
Funeral of Lieut.-Col. R. A. Stanley. Representatives of the Naval and Military Services, including the Engineer Corps and Submarine Mining Company, public bodies, and governmental departments, attended the funeral service of the late Lieut.-Col. R. A. Stanley, D.S.O., V.D., which was held at All Saints' Church, Wickham-terrace, yesterday afternoon. In tribute to the memory of the late Lieut.-Col. Stanley the church was thronged. The service was conducted by the Rev. L. J. Hobbs, assisted by Canon D. J. Garland. Following the service the cortege moved to the Toowong Cemetery, where Rev. L. J. Hobbs officiated at the graveside service. The chief mourners were Mrs. R. A. Stanley (widow), Messrs. J. H. Stanley and C. J. Stanley (brothers), C. Bourne (cousin), Mrs. K. Driguine, Mrs. E. Orton (mother-in-law), Mr. C. Orton, Mrs. J. H. Stanley, Mrs. C. J. Stanley, Miss Freda Bage, M.Sc. Draped with the Union Jack, and with a wreath placed at its head, the coffin was borne by six military officers: Lieut.-Col. J. M. Grant, Col. F. A. Hughes, Lieut.-Colonel D. Evans, Lieut.-Col. F. W. G. Annand, Lieut.-Col. F. M. de F. Lorenzo, and Major O'Brien. Others present at the church service were Brigadier E. M. Ralph (State Commandant), Lieut.-Col. A. C. Jackson (Rifle Clubs), Lieut.-Col. W. W. Alderman, Messrs. W. G. Duncan (South Queensland Rifle Association Council), N. St. G. Woodyat, and G. Bryan (S.Q.R.A.), James Allan (Allan and Stark), B. Henderson (Government Analyst's Department), A. E. Round, G. R. Patten (Agricultural Chemists' Association), O. Kent (Australian Chemical Institute), L. A. Meston, F. Berryson, R. S. Potter, J. Adamson, A. S. Hurwood, F. C.Thompson, Col. J. Craven, Major Maddicks, and Captain R. A. N. Plant (representing the United Service Club), Captain J. B. Rodgers, Lieutenant R. L. Higgins, Lieut.-Commander S. J. Harris and Lieut. F. J. Nugent, R.A.N. (representing the Naval Service), Lieut. M. G. Thompson, Messrs. L. Shell, F. W. Robinson, A. Ekland, A. S. Walters, B. Haig, and J. P. Fry, M.L.A. (representing the West End School Committee), W. S. Hurwood, Captain the Rev. H. P. Wilkins, Capt. W. L. Sweetman, Messrs. J. F. F. Reid (United Service Club), J. A. O'Connor (Deputy Insurance Commissioner), A. H. Hart, W. Walters, C. W. Gibson, E. S. Samson, C. H. Biscoe, H. B. Cripp, A. Waddeley, W. Horten, W. Thompson, Captain F. V. Sharpe, Lieut. G. Oxlade, Captain G. J. Wright, Mr. R. C. Lloyd (R.S.S.I.L.A.), A. Rees, Captain T. Roberts, and Mr. G. L. Dick (Harbour and Rivers Department), Messrs. W. Cann, J. E. England, Mr. J. R. Kemp, and Major L. J. Feenaghty (Main Roads Commission), Major H. R. Carter (French Consulate), Messrs. A. J. Cumming (Government Printer), W. G. Wood (Government Printing Office), D. V. Bartlam, E. H. Voss, K. H. S. Kerr, F. Bodman, sen., F. Bodman, jun., D. Joyce, E. McSweeney, J. Corrigan, J. P. Davies, J. Geddes. The Treasury Department was represented by Mr. H. D. S. Forbes, assistant Under Secretary (representing the Treasurer, Mr. W. H. Barnes, M.L.A.), and Messrs. E. A. Crosser, A. J. Unwin, F. J. Dodsworth, M. P. Donovan.
4GO amateur broadcasting
Amateur Notes. VK4HW carried out two very interesting tests during the weekend. VK4HW carried out a duplex telephony test with VK4JU. VK4HW was on 230 metres approximately, and his end was the most interesting owing to the fact that he rebroadcast both sides of the conversation. 4JU was operating on the 40 metre band. VK4HW is using the old transmitter which was employed in 1924. He is using an old UV202 valve as oscillator. His amplifier is the amplifier in his receiver. He hopes to be on short waves soon. VK4CG is operating on the 250 metre band, is putting out a good strong signal. VK4RJ has been putting out phone on the 40 metre band and gets good inter-State reports. VK3NM gets out O.K. and puts out phone occasionally. VK2EK puts out good crystal sigs. on 40 metres. VK2JT works a lot on 80 metres and likes ZL. VK2GS tests phone on 40 metres a great deal. He is FB. VK3XA reported phone from VK4JU O.K. Conditions must have been good, as 3XA was roaring in. VK4FB made his first phone test on Sunday on 40 metres. He hopes to clean things up a little shortly. VK4GG was working VK2HC on 40 metres with phone. VK4MM was working on 40 metres with PDC R8 sigs. ZL3AF was very FB on Sunday night R7 on 80 metres. VK2HG, on 80 metres, was very strong on Sunday night, and was O.K. on 40 metres testing phone with VK3. VK4LL working on 40 metres. VK4JH (Mackay) working on 80 metres. VK4JO also on 80 metres. VK2HK and 2GR on 80 metres. VK4NW showed improvement on Sunday night. The quality seemed improved and the volume was greater. VK3KA was O.K. on Sunday. VK4LJ has been rather quiet lately. VK4BS works occasionally on 40 metres, VK3KR was O.K. on Sunday. VK3NS, 2HC, 2RB, 2LZ were O.K. on phone on 40 metres on Sunday. VK3FP was O.K, on 40 metres. VK4AB is testing phone on 40 metres, He anticipates 100 per cent modulation. VK3HJ testing phone on 80 metres, with ZL2BE, who was R7 on phone. VK4GO: Very good music on 250 metres. ZL4BR working on 80 metres was RAC and R6. He uses 50 watts. VK2GR worked ZL3AE on phone on 80 metres, 2GR said he was using "4" watts and was given R7. Hi! The direction finding field day will be held next Sunday at 9.30 a.m. from the G.P.O., Brisbane, and the hidden transmitter will be situated about 5 miles from the Nundah post office. VK4CG and VK4WA will have charge of the transmitter in the field.
4GO amateur broadcasting
OUR WIRELESS CIRCLE. THE 1930 A.C. FOUR. Ideal Receiver for All Homes. (By "Proton.") "All-electric" is the catch-phrase of the radio world today. This year has seen remarkable advancements in the design of all equipment, such as valves, power transformers, and general circuit design. It is now safe for the home constructor to build any all-electric receiver he may desire, with an absolute assurance of success. Actually an AC receiver is easier to build than the out-of-date battery sets. The all-electric solves the radio problem, because there is no maintenance: you simply switch off and on as you would your electric iron or toaster. There is no bother about replacements, except a valve now and then. Those troublesome batteries are gone for ever. . . . When I built it up first I was astounded to find 4YA New Zealand was the first station I tuned in. Here is the final test log, which will give some indication of the receiver's worth:— 1YA, 2YA, 3YA, and 4YA (New Zealand), 6WF (Perth), 5CL (Adelaide), 3AR, 3LO, 3DB, 3UZ (Melbourne), 7ZL (Hobart), 2FC, 2BL, 2UE, 2UW, 2GB, 2KY, 2ME (Sydney), 4QG, 4GO, 4RB, 4NW, 4LW, and 4MF (Brisbane), 4GR (Toowoomba). All these were obtained on the loud speaker on any night with more volume than was comfortable. 2FC, 2BL, and 3AR were tuned in practically any time during last Sunday; in fact, the strength of the daylight reception was truly astonishing. The selectivity feature is also worthy of attention. The receiver does not require a wavetrap to tune in 2FC, 3AR, 2BL, and all the B class stations below 2BL; in fact, 3LO is stronger than 4QG, but a wavetrap must be used on 3LO, 5CL, and 4YA to cut 4QG out completely. 
Amateur Notes. Conditions on the 40 metre band have become a little more tolerable and the Queensland signals seem to be getting out much better. That "blanketing" effect on this band which has been apparent for a few months appears to be lifting. It usually started at 6.30 p.m. and, lasted until, about midnight. It is possible that within a week the "VK" stations will all be working at night again, because day work may not be so good as it has been for some time. Using 11½ watts I got R7 on phone from ZL1BN, at 7.15 p.m. and VK5IT gave me R6 on phone. A few nights before VK3XA gave my phone R6 on a two valve receiver. He stated that the phone would have been still better had the valves in his receiver not come out of the Ark. VK4RS has improved his phone considerably and held a two way test with 4JU. Interaction between my transmitter and receiver prevented a duplex test. ZL3AH told me on Thursday night that it was very cold and frosty at Timaru. His signals were R7 to 8 here. VK3YW, VK3CW, 3ML, VK5HG, 5UX, 5XK, 5MB, 5BY, 5KJ, 5WR, and 5IT have all been very fine on 40 metres. VK4AH is a new station who is getting out OK. He landed ZL a few nights ago. VK4CG has been making music on the 250 metre band. VK4FB held a duplex test with 4JU and it was a success as far as 4FB was concerned. The direction finding day was a great success from every angle. It has been decided to hold many more such days. THE HIDDEN TRANSMITTER. VK4GW was successful in getting within half a mile of the hidden transmitter, but everyone feels sure that he would have found the transmitter had there not been a "mixup" in the time at which the "hidden" transmitter had to disclose its whereabouts. Its presence was made known at 12.45 p.m. instead of 1 p.m., and it is generally felt that VK4GW would have found it in that extra 10 minutes. The transmitter was at Webster's Road, Chermslde. The secretary (VK4LJ), president (VK4MM), and technical director (VK4RB) took short cuts through private property and over railway lines. In fact, they followed any track that would lead them to the Nudgee waterholes, which are in the opposite direction to Webster's Road, Chermside. It was unfortunate that this party was midway between these two points when they first picked up the signals from the hidden transmitter. The signals appeared to be coming from the waterholes, which proves that a reflector revolving round the loop would be a very handy attachment. VK4MM thoroughly enjoyed the proceedings, especially the incident where the differential of VK4LJ's car nearly came up through the floor. Mr. Macpherson piloted this party over some good roads. In VK4GW's party was the Mahoney brothers and VK4LS. In VK4AW's party was Mr. Pat Kelly, Mr. Vic Bouchard (X4WE, Mr. Vining) and VK4AW. VK4CG and VK4WA had charge of the hidden transmitter. VK4AW was most unfortunate owing to a component part of his equipment becoming faulty. VK4RJ has improved his phone still further. VK5KM paid a visit to VK5IT's shack. VK3HM (Mrs. Hutching) was putting out a good P.R.C. sig. VK2MH is back on the air. He has been off for 18 months. VK4BS has been on 40 metres calling DX and getting none. VK4SP, working on 40 metres has been putting out a good PDC sig. VK4AB is working DX on 40 metres occasionally. VK4AT is on 40 and 20 metres. VK4LS (Indooroopllly) has been working on 40 metres. VK2RB, 2HC, 2LZ, 2HG, 4JR, and GG were working, one on 40 metres, during the weekend. VK4JW was QSO, VK4MM during week. 4JW of Charters Towers was coming through very fine on Sunday. VK4KX is rebuilding his outfit and hopes to be going next week-end. There was good music from VK4GO during the weekend on the 250 metre band. VK4PN was getting good reports on 40 metres during the week from New Zealand, Victoria, South Australia. For his low power he puts out a good strong signal. VK4NW has shown ???? improvement over the ????? in well. VK2HM is occasionally being well ated by 2HM's daughter, Miss Vera Marshall. It was TB on Saturday afternoon. VK4MF has been silent. VK2HG and VK2HL, both of Chatswood, New South Wales, were coming in very well during the weekend. The following stations have been coming through well this week:— VK2WD, 2WK, 2RC, 2N?. 2NB, 2DP, 2DW, 2??, 2??, 2GR, 2?K, 2?V, ?????????????? VK ??, ??, 3XA, 3KA, 3WM, 3JU, 3PP, 3RG.
R.I.P. 250 metre amateur broadcasting
Among the Amateurs. Within a few weeks the amateurs who have so ably filled the gap as far as Brisbane is concerned, on the 250 metre band, will have to shift down to the 175 metre band, because of the establishment of the new B class broadcasting stations 4BC and 4BK on 233 and 217 metres respectively. This is unfortunate in some respects, but the amateurs who worked so consistently on this band realise that more broadcasting actions are required and so they are moving down to 175 metres with pleasure, knowing that though their experimental work they have endeavoured to give the listeners the variety which they sought. PIONEER WORKERS. It cannot be denied that the amateurs pioneered transmission and reception below 300 metres. Some years ago radio engineers when experimenting on short waves found that they disappeared after a certain distance and they at once jumped to the conclusion that such waves were useless for long distance work. In 1919 radio engineers declared that wave lengths below 200 metres would never be of commercial value, and enormous sums of money were spent on the erection of stations of large power and ultra-long wave length. But amateurs were continuing their experiments on short waves and soon they were showing to the world that the low bands were more suitable for long distance communication in Morse than the higher bands. The amateurs discovered what the professionals missed — that when shortwave messages disappeared after going a certain distance they did not do so altogether but merely skipped a distance and reappeared again. Since that time increasing attention had been paid by commercial interests to wave lengths below 200 metres. VK4NW can claim to be the most consistent station on the 250-metre band. This station has done all in his power to make his experimental work interesting. Other stations who have been doing good work are 4CG, 4GO, 4LW, 4WN, 4RB, VK4HW, VK4AW, 4MF (old 4WI), 4JU, and 4GW. The 4th District has livened up again on phone tests on 40 metres, 4JU, 4FB, and 4HW have held duplex and triplex tests. 4GG and 4JR have also been testing phone. VK4MM tries phone sometimes, as also does 4CG. One of the old gang, VK4HB, had a duplex chat on Sunday from 4HW's shack with 4JU. VK2LE and VK2RB held a two-way phone test with 4JU on Sunday, and both stations were o.k. VK2HM was "butting in" on 2RB's wave. 4AT, 4AB, and VK4SP have also been testing out very fine phone on the 40-metre band. 2GR, VK2GS, 2LS, 2RF, 2GV, 2HG, 2OZ, 2NS, 2HB, 2CS, and several other two's have been on phone on 40 metres. 3RG, 3XA, 3NM, and many other three have been on phone on 40 metres. VK4CG has been working on 250 metres quite a lot of late experiment-ing with microphones. 4NW and 4GO have both been doing good work on the 250 metre band. VK4JO, 4RW, and 4FB have lately landed a few "W" (American) stations, and this points to a change for the better. VK2RB has been putting phone over to America. VK4AH, VK4LL, 4AM, 4NA, 4GW, and VK4BS have been active on 40 metres. VK4RJ at last has brought his phone up to a good standard.
4GO "Swan Song" for 250 metre amateur broadcasting
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMONG THE AMATEURS. Most of the local stations are now making full use of the 200-250 metre band, realising that it will not be available much longer. A number of Southern B class stations are already operating on this band, and there will soon be several more. Reports have come to hand from Sydney that several Queensland amateur stations are causing serious interference by heterodyning with some of the B stations. 4GO and 4NW are heard almost every night, and their transmission seems to improve each week. 4PG has again rebuilt his transmitter, and is coming through with good punch. 4HW has made up a new microphone, which is giving excellent results. This station has been carrying out some very interesting duplex telephony tests during the past few weeks. 4JU works on 41 metres, and talks to 4HW, who receives 4JU and rebroadcasts him on 235 metres. Listeners are able, by tuning into 4HW, to hear both sides of the conversation. Records played by 4JU were also rebroadcasted by 4HW, and reports state that the relay of 4JU was just as loud and clear as 4HW's own transmission. After this system was established, the operators decided to attempt a three-way conversation. 4NW then started up, and his transmission was relayed by 4JU to 4HW, who rebroadcasted it a second time. 4JU also relayed 4HW, and 4NW listened to this relay, so that a perfect three-sided conversation was possible, all sides being transmitted from 4HW. This was made possible by the system installed at 4HW, by which the amplifier of the receiver is also used as speech amplifier for the transmitter. Rebroadcasts of distant shortwave stations have been attempted, but have not been very successful to date, as when the aerial coupling is tightened to make the receiver sufficiently sensitive serious interaction with the transmitter occurs, resulting in a bad howl. However, at an early date the receiver will be placed at a greater distance from the transmitter and great improvement is then expected. Early this week 4HW was on 42 metres, and 4JU on 85 metres, and both stations appeared rather clearer than on their usual wavebands. Reports have just come to hand from Newcastle, Bolac (Victoria), and Ninnes (South Austalia), stating that last week's duplex test was clearly heard on 235 metres.
Amateur Notes. VK4HW, 4FB, 4GW, 4AB, 4AT, 4JU, 4GG, 4JR, 2RB, 2GR, 2LS, 2LZ, 2HC, 2HM, 2HG, 2KL, 3XA, 3NM, 5IT, and many others have been working on phone the 40 metre band. 2HC and 2RB have been very clear indeed. VK2LZ and 2LS have rough notes on phone. LL2BE [sic, ZL2BE] and 2AW put phone over to Brisbane on Sunday night on 80 metres. Both were complaining about the wet weather in New Zealand and also the bad conditions. LL2BE was slightly stronger than 2AW. It may interest some to know that VK4AL has obtained his pilot's license for aircraft work. We should hear some interesting work between VK4AL and VK4SP. VK4NW, VK4LW, 4GO, 4CG, and 4LW, made what might be termed their final appearance during week nights on the 250 metre band. The radio inspector has advised all amateurs to be off the 250 metre band by Wednesday night, because one of the B class stations will be testing that night. The amateurs may therefore now be heard on the 175-200 metre band. VK4MM brought Mr. Slite (operator on one of the topographical survey aeroplanes which is at present in Brisbane) over to 4VU's shack. VK4MM is back on 75 watts. VK4FB was testing phone with 4HW during the week. He also tested with 4GW and 4JU. VK4RJ has also been on phone during the week. VK4HW put phone into Sydney and Melbourne and got good reports. VK4LJ will be going to the convention in Melbourne in October to represent "VK4." VK4BS has not been so active of late. VK4AH was working on 80 metres during the week, and F.B. VK4LS was very good on 40 metres during the week, and worked rather late one night. He said that he had been looking at his voltmeter instead of at his watch. VK4BH, on 250 metres, was O.K. 4GG, 4XK, 4KH, 4KX, 4BL, 4AM and 4NA, were heard. VK4GW will have a portable set at Redcllffe on Wednesday. VK4BB is in town for a week's holiday, and is looking very well indeed. VK4AB has been working quite a lot on 40 metres testing telephony. VK4NW has been putting out very good phone on 250, as also has 4GO.
4GO broadcasts switch to 200 metres
OUR WIRELESS CIRCLE. REVISED DX CRYSTAL SET. Tune in New B Class Stations. (By "Proton.") Some three months ago the DX crystal set appeared in these columns, and the results obtained have been very satisfactory. In response to many requests I am describing the set again in a revised form. Since the set originally appeared, the radio stage in Brisbane has changed, we now have B class station, 4BC, on the air, and shortly another station 4BX will be operating. These stations will be of untold value to listeners, for they will provide alternate programmes to those of 4QG, thus radio enthusiasts who own a suitable crystal set will be able to enjoy a choice of three programmes at a small cost. The altered outlook of broadcasting in Brisbane, calls for a revision in design of the DX crystal set to enable listeners to tune in all three stations. . . . Last Saturday and Monday 4BC, the new B class station, was tuned in. and at times he was audible on the speaker. On Sunday 4GO and 4LW, the old amateur stations were tuned in on their new 200 metre wavelength. So well do the A class stations come in on the phones, that a wave trap may be used to cut out 4QG. Country readers, who want a crystal set, will find this set very satisfactory, as I have excellent reports from Toowoomba and Laidley.
AMATEUR TRANSMISSIONS. Last night the "free night" of the week brought out amateurs VK, 4LW, and VK4GO. Transmission was excellent, and volume good. Both may be on the air again during the week.
Amateur Notes. The 20 metre wave band should now be o.k. at night, but unless some of the VK's get down there those on the other side will not hear them. I think it is a case of one waiting for the other. The Commercials are going full swing at night so that there must be a chance of hearing DX. Anyhow QRN and QRM (static and interference respectively), are now so bad on 40 metres that 20 metres would be good if only for local work. The QRN on 80 metres is cruel and 10 minutes is quite enough. I have called on 20 metres several nights but NO as yet. I have been in touch with a few more W (U.S.A.) stations and am getting fair reports, so 40 metres still holds good late at night. The K, J, KA, and AC stations do not hear us too well. VK5WR worked AC2CO (China) and only got a fair report. The J (Japanese) stations hear America best. The K (Hawaiians) hear KA (Philippine Islands) and W (American) stations best. At least they appear to do so. ZS5U (South Africa) is working quite a lot of Yanks on 40 metres. This station also works on 20 metres a great deal. VK4BH is working on 40 metres. VK4HW is still putting out phone on 40 metres and bagged a few VK2 stations on Sunday, August 24. He is now adjusting up to improve things. W6EAK, 6EOU, 6AMO, 6CBK, 6CIX, 6DOG, 6EFQ, 6BYB, 6DZM, 6DOC, 6ClI, 6EJU, W4KH, 9EGV, 7AL, 8GHW, and many others are coming in very fine late at nights. VK2HK, 4NW, 2HJ, 4GG, VK2HC, 2NS, 2HU, 2HG, 3RJ, 3BZ, 2GR, 2EK, 2MH, ZL2BJ, ZL2BE, ZL2AW, ZL2GG, ZL3AE and many other stations were operating on 80 metres on August 29. VK4FB, has been making adjustments, and has not been looking for outside QSO's. VK4RJ was working on 40 metres on August 2 and 30. VK2HG, 2DY, and 2BC were successful in finding the hidden transmitter in the VK2 "D.F." field day held on Sunday. They drove right into the station. It was 2HG and 2BC who actually found it. 2DY went on foot. 2HG worked several stations from 2WI. VK2GV, testing 2LZ on Sunday at 3.30 p.m., was o.k. VK2LZ was not very clear on speech, but we all more or less suffer from that. VK4AB relays 4QG on 40 metres a lot. VK4XK, of Ipswich, came through fine on Sunday afternoon. VK4NW has been on 80 metres. VK4LW and 4GO both have been on 200 metres. VK4JL has been on 40 metres. VK4GA, of Gayndah. worked VK4JU on phone on Sunday. VK2GH also tested phone with 4JU. It was very fine business, VK4LJ, VK4HW, and VK4AW finding the hidden transmitter in last Sunday's direction finding field day at Burns Road, Nudgee. VK4GG has been on 80 metres. VK4BS has been silent. Why? Come out. Plenty of DX, 4JU got seven Yanks in five days. Only 14 watts here. VK4KX has been on 40 metres; also 4AH, and 4AM, each of which has had good strong sigs. VK2RB gave VK2NS a 75 watt valve. Lucky, is he not? VK2HK worked ZL2BJ on telephony. The following stations were testing phone on 40 metres last Sunday: 2GV, VK3RG, VK2GH, 4AB, 4GA, 2LZ, VK2RB.
4GO in amateur broadcasting band plan for 200 metres
AMONG THE AMATEURS. A number of the telephony members of the Wireless Institute met last Monday night to discuss an allocation on the new wave band below 200 metres. It appeared, however, that only two members — 4GO and 4LW — intend to carry out regular tests on this band, and as the average broadcast receiver will not work much below 200 metres it was decided that these two stations should each work on alternate nights on a wavelength of 199 metres. Any other stations carrying out tests in the nature of a broadcast will work just below this, while inter-station tests, not being of interest to the broadcast listening public, can take place down as low as 150 metres. Members of the telephony section note with pleasure that listeners are continuing to display great interest in amateur activities in spite of the advent of another high power station. Members are doing all in their power to teach listeners how to alter and operate their sets to hear stations on the lower wavebands, and it is hoped that before long a greatly increased number will be listening on the 80 and 40 metre bands. The 80-metre band is being used very little by local amateurs, who do not seem to realise its possibilities. 4JU and 4NW are often heard on 80, and are getting excellent results. 4JU seems to work two-way telephony with New Zealand almost every night — his speech was reported R8 there last week, his power input being only about 15 watts. On 42 metres this station put speech into California late last Saturday night — a very creditable performance. During last weekend Mr. Harold Walsh (4HW) established radiotelephone communication with 14 different stations, including West Australia and New Zealand. Telephony is becoming very popular on 40 metres; often 10 or more stations can be heard within a few minutes. Local new-comers include 4RJ, 4MF, and 4AM. Long-distance telephony has been rather scarce lately, but RVI5 (Russia), GBP (London), WENR and W8XK (America), KZRM (Manila), and PCW and 3AN (Java) are coming through well.
4GO at first annual mess dinner of the Australian Corps of Signals, Queensland
AUSTRALIAN CORPS OF SIGNALS. On Wednesday night, at the United Service Club, the first annual mess dinner of the Australian Corps of Signals, Queensland, was held. The table was decorated with unit colours, purple, blue, and white, white vases of roses, combined with the scarlet and dark blue of the mess uniforms, lent a very artistic touch to the scene. It was also a reunion of officers, who, earlier in their military careers, had been greatly interested in signal work. The guests of the mess were representatives of all arms of the military forces in Queensland, and included Brig.-Gen. Wilson, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D.; Lieut.-Col, F. M. De F. Lorenzo, D.S.O.; Staff Corps (representing District Commandant), Lieut.-Col. W. W. Alderman, C.M.G., D.S.O.; Staff Corps, Col. F. W. G. Annand, D.S.O., V.D.; Col. F. A Hughes, D.S.O., V.D.; Col. D. E. Evans, D.S.O.; Col. A. H. Marks, C.B.E., D.S.O., V.D.; Col. J. E. Christoe, V.D. The members of the Mess present were Lieut.-Col. J. M. Grant, M.C., V.D.; commanding officers of the signals, Queensland; Major N. O'Brien, V.D.; Capts. G. J. Wright and F. V. Sharpe, Lieutenants J. C. Ran, Staff Corps, W. Strange, J. Brunckhorst, G. Oxlade, J. F. Hardacre, and D. Woodrow. The toasts honoured included, "The King," proposed by Lieut. D. Woodrow; "The Corps," proposed by Brig.-Gen. L. C. Wilson, C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D., responded to by Lieut. Col. J. M. Grant, M.C., V.D.; "The Parent Corp," proposed by Col. F. W. G. Annand, D.S.O., V.D., and responded to by Col. D. Evans, D.S.O.; "The Military Forces," proposed by Col. F. A. Hughes, D.S.O., V.D., and responded to by Lieut.-Col. F. M. De F. Lorenzo, D.S.O., Staff Corps; "The Guests," proposed by Major N. O'Brien, V.D., and responded to by Col. A. Marks, C.B.S., D.S.O., V.D. Apologies for their absence were received from Brigadier E. M. Ralph, D.S.O., Staff Corps, Lieut.-Col. L. J. B. Hartshorn, and Major L. M. Cowlishaw. The music was arranged bv Major N. O'Brien, V.D.
4GO's probationary appointment as Lieutenant confirmed
VOLUNTARY TRAINING. LATEST APPOINTMENTS. Major A. H. Cory, A.A.V.C., has been awarded the Colonial Auxiliary Forces' Officers' Decoration. Captain (P.) H. M. Saxby, A.A.M.C., has been enrolled on strength, on transfer from 2nd Military District. The probationary appointments of the following officers have been confirmed: Lieutenant A. T. McKenna, A.E.; Lieutenant J. E. Brunckhurst, Signals; Lieutenant G. Oxlade, Signals; Lieutenant J. F. Hardacre, Signals; Lieutenant D. P. Hempenstall, and W. A. Hamilton, 42nd Battalion. Lieutenant M. R. Allen has been transferred from 2nd Military District to the 26th Battalion. The resignation of Lieutenant W. H. Fooks, from the 9/15th Battalion has been accepted.
4GO shift from 250 metre band to 175 metre band
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . WIRELESS INSTITUTE OF AUSTRALIA. Last week mention was made of some of the decisions of the seventh annual convention of the W.I.A., held in Melbourne. Other matters dealt with by the Federal Council were the appointment of vigilance stations in each division, whose duty it is to watch for off-band operations, or the use of signals which are not in accord with modern practice. These vigilance stations will report direct to the offending station by letter, and such report must suggest possible causes of the trouble and methods of elimination. The Queensland division has selected VK4JU as the first vigilance station, as it is the most consistently operated station in Queensland at present. As these stations have Federal sanction and recognition, and as the vigilance service is designed as a help, and not as a mere "air cop" service, it is confidently hoped that the candid and friendly comments of the vigilance stations will be accepted and acted on by the recipients in the spirit in which they are made. The question of the amateur telephony station on the 200-250 metal [sic, metre] band was brought up at a deputation to the Chief Inspector (Mr. Jas. Malone). It was stated that beyond all doubt such amateur stations could only operate between 200 and 250 metres when there were no broadcast stations operating. While this means ejection from this band, and thus creates a certain amount of hardship on the operators who have spent a considerable amount of time and money upon their apparatus, it is felt that the march of progress must go on, and the work done by the amateurs on this band filled a gap in the days before B class stations started in Queensland. Several of the prominent stations — VK4LW, VK4GO, and VK4HW — have migrated to fresh fields and pastures new on the territory between 175 and 200 metres. Meetings of the Queensland division of the W.I.A. are held on the first Monday in each month in the State Service Union rooms, 59a Elizabeth-street, Brisbane, next 4QG, and all interested are invited to attend. Inquiries should be addressed to Major Leo J. Feenaghty (VK4LJ), secretary, W.I.A., Box T1412 G.P.O., Brisbane.
4GO on 175 metre band
AMONG THE AMATEURS. A meeting of the Wireless Institute of Australia was held last Monday night but perhaps owing to the holiday season a very poor attendance was recorded The council reported that as not a single report had been forwarded in response to the request for observance of commercial interference on amateur bands it was felt that there was a considerable lack of enthusiasm among the members and the whole council in consequence tendered its resignation. This, however was not accepted by the meeting, and the council was requested to carry on. Congratulations were tendered to the associate members who recently passed the test and obtained their amateur operator tickets thus qualifying for promotion to full membership. It was decided to hold the annual meeting on April 13 next, and that this should take the form of a business meeting followed by presentation of trophies and supper. A committee consisting of Messrs. Haroid Walsh, R. Browne and an associate member was appointed to investigate and decide the awarding of the various trophies. The meeting decided to hold a field test during 17-18th instant. The bulk of the party participating will proceed to Scarboiough but some will go to Bribie and various tests will be carried out using portable apparatus. It is likely however that other attractions usually associated with the seaside may prevent members from devoting much of the time to serious experimental work. Conditions have been almost impossible lately for short wave work and most stations have temporarily gone "off the air." On the 200 metre band 4LW and 4GO are heard consistently also occasionally 4NW. 4HW has been rebuilding his transmitter to comply with fire underwriters' rules, and expects to be back on the air with crystal control at an early date. 4JU is still heard regularly and appeals to get good contacts; 4RB and 4FK have been devoting most of their time to constructional work, and are seldom heard on the air. However when winter begins and static diminishes somewhat, it is hoped that the old keenness will be observed and that many new records will be established by local amateurs.
Radioqueries. Answered by "Proton." THE NOVICE S. W. THREE. B. I. M. (Ascot) who has written before about his Novice Shortwave Three with which he is having excellent results, now asks for some more stations to be identified. (1) A station calling Sydney and amongst other things saying "You have no calls for Java?" (2) A station calling Amsterdam, a woman and a man were speaking and laughing? (3) A Melbourne station broadcasting, and when closing down said that they would be on the air at 8 to 9.40 Saturday. (4) On the broadcast coil after 4BC and 4BK had closed down, I heard a station playing "When its Springtime in the Rockies," would this be Hobart or Perth? Answer: You are certainly obtaining very satisfactory results from your Novice Shortwave Three. Personally, I have not been doing any short wave work of late so I have to advise you purely on your own remarks. (1) This station is undoubtedly the Javanese International telephone service station which, I understand, is using the old short wave broadcasting equipment of PLE. (2) You obviously tuned into a radio telephone call between Java and Amsterdam, hence the question, reply, and laughter. (4) Your remarks are hard to understand. The Perth station is located just a little higher up the wavelength scale than 2FC, and Hobart even higher still, so where does 4BC and 4BK come in, unless you are troubled by harmonics? I think that you tuned an amateur station such as 4LW or 4GO whose wavelength is just below that of 4BC and 4BK. (3) This Melbourne station looks like an amateur, so I cannot give any indication as to its indentity.
4GO amateur broadcasting
WIRELESS NOTES AND NEWS. By "ANODE." . . . AMONG THE AMATEURS. Members of the Wireless Institute of Australia attended in full force to carry out communication work in connection with the air pageant scheduled for last Saturday afternoon, which, unfortunately, was postponed owing to the weather. A complete transmitting and receiving station had been installed at each turning point in the proposed races, and these were tested out on the previous Sunday. The 40 and 80 metre bands were used, and fine results obtained, in some cases excellent 'phone work being put over from the portable stations. The page-ant has been arranged for to-morrow, if weather conditions are at all suitable, and it is hoped that the same rally of enthusiastic members will be in evidence. Although the recent rainy weather would be expected to have the effect of keeping most people at home during the evening hours, little increase has been noticeable in the activity of Queensland amateurs on the shorter wavebands. On the 200 metre band 4LW, 4GO, and 4NW are heard fairly regularly, evidently each struggling to win the Feenaghty Cup, which is awarded annually to the station putting up the best performance on this band. Members are reminded that applications for consideration for this and other trophies must reach the secretary before March 1 next. These include awards for best all-round station, best experimental work during the current year, and best work on 21 metres and below. Short wave conditions are reverting to those prevalent last winter, perhans owing to the cold change brought about by recent rains. Sydney and Melbourne amateurs are very weak after dark, while New Zealand, U.S.A., and other distant stations come in quite well. Telephony from GBX (England) often comes in much louder than 2ME (Svdney), both stations being on about the same band (28 metres), and using approximately the same power (about 26 KW.) Mr L. J. Feenaghty (VK4LJ) has resigned from the secretaryship of the institute, handing over to Mr. M. M. O'Brien (VK4MM).
4GO awarded the Feenaghty cup for best amateur broadcaster
Wireless Institute. The New Officers. Series of Lectures. The fourth annual meeting of the Queensland division of the Wireless Institute of Australia proved to be the most successful yet held. Apart from the usual business there was the presentation of trophies won during the year. These comprised cups and pennants. The winners of the awards were: Rev. R. J. Delbridge (VK4RJ) gold cup for the best station. VK4GK was awarded the cup for work on 20 metres and below. VK4RJ being second in this grade. The Feenaghty cup for 250-metre phone work went to Mr. G. Oxlade (VK4GO), with Mr. G. W. Ham (VK4GW) in second position. For experimental work Mr. A. E. Walz (VK4AW) received the cup, and Mr. A. H. Mackenzie (VK4GK) was runner up. A special pennant was awarded to Mr. Frank Nolan (VK4JU) for special services consistently rendered to the institute during the year in connection with traffic relays, vigilance, &c. During the evening the retiring secretary, Major Leo J. Feenaghty (VK4LJ) was made the recipient of a token of esteem from the council, and Mr. P. J. Kelly received a presentation from the associate members' section in recognition of his services as honorary lecturer to the section. ELECTION OF OFFICERS The election of officers resulted in Major Leo J. Feenaghty (VK4LJ), who has been secretary for four years since the inception of the organisation in Queensland being elevated to the presidential chair, the past president, Mr. M. M. O'Brien (VK4MM) taking over the position of secretary; Mr. R. J. Browne (VK4RJ) and Mr. H. D. Walsh (VK4HW) were re-elected technical and publicity directors respectively. The representatives from the various sections are as follow: Key section, Mr. W. A. Yeung (VK4WA); phone section, Mr. G. W. Ham (VK4GW); country secretary, Mr. A. E. Walz (VK4AW); associate members' section, Mr. Scholtz. Messrs. Walz and Kenna (VK4FK) were reappointed to their positions of assistant secretary and section guard, Air Force Wireless Reserve, respectively. The positions of treasurer and traffic manager will continue to be filled by VK4LJ. The institute has concluded arrangements with the Epworth House Trust for the occupancy of a room in the Methodist Book Depot building as apartment headquarters. Classes and meetings will be held there, and an attractive programme has been arranged. On Mondays there will be preliminary lectures for those desiring of learning something about the science of wireless but who are not, at present, anxious to go for their transmitting license. The transmitting license class will be held on Tuesdays, Morse Code class Wednesdays; public non-technical talks on one or two Thursdays each month; and all meetings of the council sections; and general meetings will be held Fridays. The first class will be held Tuesday, May 5 and every night thereafter will be occupied. Members of the public are cordially invited to attend the public lectures, the date for which will be announced soon. Get in touch with W.I.A. headquarters and learn something of this most fascinating hobby. A programme of publicity is being embarked upon from the leading phone transmitters on 200 metres each Sunday morning. Listen in from 9 to 10.30 a.m. Any inquiries regarding the institute should be addressed to the secretary, Mr. M. M. O'Brien (VK4MM), Fewings Street, Toowong.
4GO providing amateur broadcasting throughout 1931
RADIO. A YEAR OF GREAT PROGRESS. Review of Activities in 1931. . . . By "LISTENER." . . . AMATEURS AND CLUBS. Many amateurs changed over from Morse transmissions to telephony in 1931, and some excellent programmes were presented for the enjoyment of listeners during periods of the day when the broadcasting stations were off the air. In Brisbane 4LW, 4NW, and 4GO were heard with pleasure, and towards the end of the year when the Listeners' League established their station, 4QL listeners, particularly on Sundays, heard many excellent recorded items. The amateurs' clubs continued to do good work in teaching hundreds of young men — and women too — something of the technical side of radio and in coaching them for their operators certificates. As a result of the activities of the clubs there are some thousands of men in Australia who are competent senders of Morse, men who would be of invaluable assistance to the nation in time of war in keeping open the lines of communication.
4GO amateur broadcasting on a crystal set
INTERSTATE CRYSTAL. EXCELLENT RESULTS. Interstate (Gregory-terrace) writes: In your Wireless Circle, a correspondent wished to know if results could be obtained on an interstate crystal set with a short indoor aerial, and you stated that it could not be satisfactorily done. Without any offence to you, I say it can be done. I have built the set, and with an aerial of 24 guage DCC, 12ft long, I can receive the following, in excellent volume — 4QG, 4BC, 4BK, 4BH, and with very slightly reduced volume: VK'S, 4LW, 4GO, and 4QL and 4JU. I can hear the latter stations with the headphone resting behind my ears. With an aerial 60 feet long and 20 feet high I can receive all stations on a little Spitfire speaker, audible in a room 20 feet by 15 feet. This proves what the humble crystal set can do. I have tried this set at the following places: Windsor, Clayfield, Buranda, Dutton Park, Milton, Ashgrove, Newmarket, with the same results. I am going to Toowoomba, and hope to get good results there, as I feel sure I can do. Trusting this will help some of your readers who think of building the remarkable little inexpensive set which I built out of junk, using out-of-date parts. This is no bed time story.
4GO and wife at Master Builders' convention
WIVES OF MASTER BUILDERS. Dinner Party. Crimson and pink roses set in slender vases made fragrant the tables in Rowe's banquet hall on Thursday evening when the president of the Queensland Master Builders' Association (Mr. G. A. Stronach) and Mrs. Stronach entertained at dinner the delegates attending the Master Builders' Convention and the ladies accompanying them. Mrs. Stronach chose a gown of milmerrun red georgette. Fashioned on straight lines, it was inlet with alternate godets of biscuit lace and kiltings. The epaulettes also displayed a kilted finish. Miss Stronach's mignonette green velvet was cut to reveal a lace top in pinafore effect finished with bronze velvet shoulder straps. The guests included the Lord Mayor (Alderman J. W. Greene), who is president of the Federated Master Builders' Association, and the Lady Mayoress, (Mrs. J. W. Greene), . . . Mr. and Mrs. George Oxlade, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Wylie, Mr. and Mrs. Watson, Mr. and Mrs. C. Tait, Mr. E. P. Trewern, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Cryle, Mr. and Mrs. W. Ackworth, Mr. and Mrs. F. R. Hail, Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Cook. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Gayford, Mr. Stewart and Miss Stewart, Mr. and Mrs. D. McNeill, Mr. and Mrs. J. Kerr, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lever, Miss K. Howes, Messrs. G. F. Stronach, S. S. Carrick, W. H. Deague, Crick, J. F. Brett, Cunningham, Jones, Raymond, Hossack, M. Maddison, H. Lucas, Percy, Mclntyre and Newman.
Leenaghty cup awarded to 4LW noting 4GO a past winner
WIRELESS NEWS. By "Electron." WELL WON. CUP FOR 4LW. FINE RECORD. A well-deserved honour was accorded Mr. C. Morris, of Station 4LW, at his final transmission, when he was presented with the 4LJ Cup. Sunday last marked the cessation of Mr. Morris's transmitting activities for some time, as early in the new year he will proceed to Hughenden and Cloncurry to carry out his duties in the transmission branch of the Postmaster-General's Department. The final transmission — for the time being, at any rate — was marked by the receipt of a great many letters and telephone messages expressing regret at the closing down of this very popular amateur station, but the greatest tribute of all was paid when the 4LJ Cup for 'phone transmission on 250 metres was presented to Mr. Morris. The presentation was made by Mr. L. J. Feenaghty, who is a vice-president of the Wireless Institute, and also the donor of the cup. In a short speech through the 4LW microphone he explained that Mr. Morris was the winner of the cup when it was first presented for annual competition in 1929. In subsequent years it was won by 4NW and 4GO, but now it had been decided that the cup should become the property of Mr. Morris, who had done so much good work entitling him to retain it. Mr. Morris, in responding, paid a tribute to the help given him by the little band of enthusiasts who have attended at the station every Sunday morning to assist in the transmissions, and presented each of them with a photograph of the station where so much has been done to give listeners pleasure.
AN IMPRESSIVE LOG. 79 Stations Received On Four VaIver. Here is a list of the 79 stations tuned in on a Crammond four-five set owned and operated by Mr. Arthur N. Roulund, of 12 John-street, Kelvin Grove. The figures represent the number on the dial, and then comes the station's call sign and the location:— 02, VK4EF, Ashgrove; 1½, 2AY, Albury; 1½, VK4QL, Paddlngton; 1¾, VK4NW, Nundah; 2, VK4LW, Rosalie; 2¼, 7UV, Ulverstone; 2½, VK4WI, Toowong; 3, VK4GO, Newmarkett [sic, Newmarket]; 3, 2WL, Wollongong; 3½, VK4HR, Coorparoo; 3¾, 3AW, Melbourne; 4, 2KO, Newcastle; 5, 4BH, Brisbane; 6½, 3KZ, Melbourne; 7½, 4PW, Ipswich; 8, VK4VG, Brisbane; 8¼, 5AD, Adelaide; 9½, 4BK, Brisbane; 10½, 2SM, Sydney; 10½, VK4JU, Brisbane; 11½, VK4MM, Toowong; 11½, 2NC, Newcastle; 12, 6KG, Kalgoorlie; 13½, 2CH, Sydney; 14, 4MK, Mackay; 15, 3DB, Melbourne; 15½, 4TO, Townsville; 17½, 4BC, Brisbane; 18½, 2UW, Sydney; 20, 2HD, Newcastle; 20½, 7LA, Launceston; 21½, 3SH, Swan Hill; 23, 2KY, Sydney; 23½, 4MB, Maryborough; 24, 2CA, Canberra; 25, 5PI, Port Pirie; 26½, 2UE, Sydney; 27½, 3HA, Hamilton; 28¾, 4GR, Toowoomba; 30, 3YA, Christchurch; 31, 3BO, Bendigo; 32, 5DN, Adelaide; 33½, 2GB, Sydney; 35, 3UZ, Melbourne; 37, 4RK, Rockbampton; 38½, Japan; 40, 7HD [sic, 7HO], Hobart; 40¾, 6PR, Perth; 41¾, Japan; 44, 2BL, Sydney; 44½, JOAK, Japan; 47¼, Japan; 48, 1YA, Auckland; 50, Japan or China; 50½, 3LO, Melbourne; 55, Japan; 56½, 4QG, Brisbane; 57¾, JOCK, Japan; 60¼, Japan or China; 60¾, 5CL, Adelaide; 62, Japan or China; 62½, 2YA, Wellington; 65½, China; 67½, 6WF, Perth; 68¾, Bangkok, Siam; 69, KGO, San Francisco; 69, APOA [sic, XPOA?], Nanking, China; 70½, Japan or China; 72, 2FC, Sydney; 74, 4YA, Dunedln; 76¼, KFI, Los Angeles; 77, 5CK, Adelaide; 80½, KGRM [sic, KZRM?], Manila, 82, Japan or China; 82, 3AR; Melbourne; 84, Japan; 86½, JOAK, Tokio, Japan; 89, 7ZL, Hobart; 93½, 2CO, Corowa.
Funeral Notice of 4GO's brother Allen (aged 21 years)
FUNERAL NOTICES. . . . OXLADE.— The relatives and friends of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Oxlade, Mr. and Mrs. G. Oxlade, jun., and Mr. and Mrs. I. K. Pyne (Southport), are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved son, brother and brother-in-law, Allen Beresford Oxlade, of Irving and Badger Streets, Newmarket, to move from Alex. Gow's Funeral Parlour, Petrle Bight, To-morrow (Wednesday) Forenoon at 11.15 o'clock for the Toowong Cemetery. ALEX. GOW.
Bereavement Notice of 4GO's brother Allen (aged 21 years)
BEREAVEMENT NOTICES. Mr. and Mrs. G. C. OXLADE and FAMILY wish to express their sincere THANKS to the Doctor, also the Matron, Sisters, and Nurses of the Glenrowan Private Hospital, Wickham Terrace, for the care and attention given to their Son and Brother, Allen Beresford Oxlade, during his recent illness. Also their many friends for their kind expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement.
Death of 4GO's father
OBITUARY. "The Telegraph," in announcing the following deaths, expresses sympathy with the bereaved relatives and friends:— . . . OXLADE, George Colling, of Irving Street, Newmarket. (Alex. Gow.) 
Funeral Notice for 4GO's mother
FUNERAL NOTICES. . . . OXLADE.— The Relatives & A Friends of Mr. & Mrs. I. K. Pyne, & Mr. & Mrs. George Oxlade & Families are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Mother, Mother-in-law & Grandmother, Ellen Elizabeth Oxlade, of Irvine Street, Newmarket, to move from Alex. Gow's Funeral Chapel, Petrie Bight, To-morrow (Friday) Afternoon, at 2.30 o'clock, for the Toowong cemetery.— ALEX. GOW. Funeral Director. OXLADE.— The Relatives & Friends of Mrs. S. Picking & Family are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Sis-ter & Aunt, Ellen Elizabeth Oxlade, to move from the Funeral Chapel, as per above notice.— ALEX. GOW. Funeral Director. OXLADE.— The Relatives & Friends of Mr. & Mrs. W. C. Oxlade, Mrs. A. M. Oxlade, Mr. & Mrs. W. G. Stanley, Mr. & Mrs. J. G. Gawthrop, Mrs. M. B. Oxlade, Mr. & Mrs. S. E. Oxlade, Mr. & Mrs. W. Trewin & Families, Miss Mona Oxlade & Mrs. E. G. Byers & Family are invited to attend the Funeral of their beloved Sister-in-law & Aunt, Ellen Elizabeth Oxlade, to move from the Funeral Chapel as per above notice.— ALEX. GOW, Funeral Director.