Welcome to the ANZEL Network EchoLink Web Site | New LIVE AR NSW NEWS Broadcast - See NEWS BROADCAST Pages for Details |  New YOUNG TRANSMITTER's NZ Net - See NEWS ALERT PAGE for more details | NETWORK MAP Updated - 28/10/2019 |  Site Updated 17/11/2019
HOME ANZEL NEWS ANZEL NETWORK MAP NETS ON ANZEL NEWS BROADCASTS ANZEL MASCOT ARISS ON ANZEL ISS TRACKER NETS BY CONFERENCE NETS BY NAME LINKS VK3HJQ ZL4NORM CONTACT US HISTORY DISCLAIMER
hit counter

 VISITORS

Declan MW6SZL

Official Mascot

MEXICO SEPTEMBER 2018 263 Resized.jpg

Site Updated Sunday, November 17, 2019   © *HAM* 69556

The ANZEL admin team would like to thank Joe and Bevan from Yrless Ltd for hosting the ANZEL web site & email server. We are very grateful and appreciate their generosity in doing so.

NEWS ALERT NEWS ALERT

ANZEL NETWORK LATEST NEWS (17/11/2019)


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————

New Net on the ANZEL NETWORK

See our BREAKING NEWS Page for details.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————

THE ANZEL NETWORK and ALLSTAR


The ANZEL Network is now available via AllStar Node 48820 thanks to Norm ZL4NORM.


—————————————————————————————————————————————————————







HOW WE DO THE NEWS BROADCAST’s

AANBS


The ANZEL Automated News Broadcast System (AANBS) was the brain child of Dave GW8SZL and John VK3HJQ, we wanted a simpler way of doing all the news broadcasts on our servers.

So, this is how it all works…..

The News Broadcasts are now totally automated, with gaps (5 seconds) every 150 seconds to allow for timer resets on the EchoLink network. This is achieved by a script file written by Dave GW8SZL, this script file downloads the latest version of the news file (by date) from the appropriate news server web site, it then adds our own ANZEL promo file recorded by John VK3HJQ to the start of each of the news file (xpromo.mp3 > xnews.mp3), then the script runs a convert program on all these news audio files (xnews.mp3 > xnews.wav > xnews.tbd), to allow them to be played in a format directly from “THEBRIDGE” (the software that runs the conference servers), they are then ready for broadcasting on both our EchoLink servers, *HAM and *AOTEAROA at the appropriate time slots.

So now every Sunday morning in Australia we broadcast the news using our ANZEL Automated News Broadcast System (AANBS) these include the AR Newsline (Amateur Radio Newsline report) at 9:35am local time AEST/AEDT AU (23:35/22:35 UTC) followed by the WIANEWS (Wireless Institute of Australia National News) at 10:00am AEST/AEDT AU (00:00/23:00 UTC), and last but not least on the last Sunday of each month at 6:00pm AEST/AEDT AU (08:00/07:00 UTC) (8:00pm NZ) the NZART (New Zealand Association of Radio Transmitters) Official News Broadcast at the same time it is officially broadcasted on RF in New Zealand.

Now for the live broadcasts, yes LIVE News broadcasts using the ANZEL Automated News Broadcast System (AANBS), well Dave GW8SZL has again written another script (well two) to accommodate this and after some testing with John VK3HJQ we can now take live News Broadcast feeds onto our conference servers.

The live feed comes from ARNSW (Amateur Radio New South Wales) VK2WI, which does live broadcasts on 160m through to 23cm and now on EchoLink via our servers.

Basically, the script allows the live audio feed to transmit for 150 seconds it then mutes the live feed for 4 seconds ONLY to allow just enough time for timer to resets, and then on it goes again.This is achieved by running two separate scripts starting at the same time. The first script connects automatically to VK2WI-L (limited access only) for the live News feed. The second script uses the loop principle, basically once started (at the time the live news broadcast commences) it does nothing more than sleep for 150 seconds, then it comes to life and mutes VK2WI-L for 4 seconds, which after some testing we have found is enough to reset the timers on all the stations connected up, as the mute time is only 4 seconds long it does not show up every time on the screen of stations connected due to the update time required on the EchoLink network. The process is then repeated throughout the duration of the broadcast. As the time of the broadcast may vary in length, the script runs longer than the usual broadcast time just in case the news overruns, and we then manually disconnect VK2WI-L when the broadcast finishes, the script is still running but has no effect on VK2WI-L as it has been disconnected by then.

So now every Sunday night in Australia we now also broadcast live at 7:30pm local time AEST/AEDT (09:30/08:30 UTC) the ARNSW (Amateur Radio New South Wales) VK2WI News broadcast.

So that’s how it all works in a nut shell, oh, by the way, all are welcome to tune in to all our news broadcasts and are encouraged to Check in after the News with our News Net Controller (NNC) John VK3HJQ, all the WIANEWS and ARNSW VK2WI Check Ins are forwarded in weekly for collation.

Dave GW8SZL / John VK3HJQ (4th October 2019)

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————

ARISS - ALL SCHOOL CONTACT RECORDINGS ARE NOW AVAILABLE on the ANZEL NETWORK (23/09/2019)

AVAILABLE RECORDINGS ARE:

ARISS - Astronaut Contact - 25th Australian Jamboree 2019

ARISS - School Contact - Curtin Primary School, Canberra, Australia (20/05/2019)

ARISS - School Contact - Peninsula Grammar School, Melbourne, Australia (13/06/2019)

ARISS - School Contact - King Island District High School, Tasmania, Australia (19/06/2019)

ARISS - College Contact - Loreto College, Adelaide, South Australia, (15/08/2019)


ARISS - School Contact - Kingston Community School, Kingston SE, South Australia, (03/09/2019)


All recordings are available on the ARISS on ANZEL pages.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————

Nets / Broadcasts added & deleted

No Changes.

—————————————————————————————————————————————————————

ANZEL NETWORK Admin Team: Email: admin@ham.org.au

From the keyboard of John VK3HJQ

73 de John VK3HJQ