'QSO the World'



The aim of this page is to pass on articles of interest to serving & ex-serving Communicators  and interested parties.  I am sure that many of the names of those below will be familiar to other shipmates who may also visit this site.

We are now in direct contact around the globe via the Internet, email and social media, so we are truly  QSO the World”

This is not an on-line forum, if you would like Comms related articles published on this page please send me an email, I update this website regularly and will publish your article (with accompanying photo/s if you wish) as soon as I am able.

Follow this link for previous years QSO

John Curbishley
Web Yeoman

January 2020

RANCBA Southern Region - Regional Reunion - CANCELLATION

The Committee wishes to advise that due to Navy Operational Commitments the Open Day at HMAS Cerberus has been moved from 1 March 2020 to Saturday 31 October 2020.

As a result we have decided to cancel the Regional Reunion scheduled to coincide with the Cerberus Open Day originally scheduled for 1st March 2020. We will be looking at this new date and will provide further information as it comes to hand.

If you have already organised your accommodation for this event can you please contact the venue and cancel your booking.

BIG4 Mornington Peninsula Holiday Park
2 Robinsons Road, Frankston South, Victoria 3199.
Telephone 1800 623 491

If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0418 524 067.

Regards Nokka


RANCBA ACT Australia Day BBQ

The Association will be holding a BBQ on Australia Day again this year – details as follows:

Where : Weston Park Yarralumla – the second parking area on the right – next to BBQ’s and toilets – look for our banner.

When : Australia Day, Sunday 26th January 2020 – from 1000 onwards.

The Association will provide eggs, bacon, sausages, bread etc – BYO drinks and chairs.

The area is a ‘Dogs on Leash’ designated area – kangaroos frequent the area.

For catering purposes, please advise me if you are joining us.


Peter Guy
0499 991 421


Side Swiper:

Those Sparkers out there may be interested in the attached, which I have recently built. (Described as a Side Swiper for the PC brigade).

The two adjustable contact units, (the two black bits either side of the blade) I have had in the shed for around 30 years – thought it about time I put them to good use.

Key is functional – I’ll probably donate it to the HMAS Stirling museum.

Cheers and best wishes to all in 2020.


L.G. Michael