The Wireless Institute Of Australia Weekly News Broadcast
Introducing The Broadcast
The Wireless Institute of Australia produces a 30 minute audio news service which is available as an mp3 file here on this site and also is transmitted across Australia on both Amateur and Citizen Band frequencies.
Rebroadcasters download the mp3 and play it over their repeaters and/or simplex frequencies Sunday mornings. Many retransmit Sunday evenings and throughout the week.
In other areas the audio is transmitted onto various frequencies from a central originating frequency or transmitter, however the preference is that each transmitter plays their own mp3 file which ensures perfect quality each and every time.
After the 30 minute WIA News local news is transmitted then callbacks are taken. Make sure you supply firstname.lastname@example.org with your callback numbers each week. This also ensures your station gets listed on this site as a rebroadcaster.
All rebroadcasters are asked to subscribe to our group, wiabroadcasters over at yahoogroups. Join with a blank email with word subscribe in the title sent
News For You In Both Audio And Text Formats
The mp3 file is available from the link in the left hand column, in both a 14 meg file size and a lessor quality 7 meg file.
AUDIO FILE AVAILABLE AFTER 0400 UTC SATURDAYS
You may read this weeks news also from the link on the left.
News Sent Direct To Your Inbox
By free email just click the following Link This is for the TEXT of the VK1WIA audio news but it IS the TEXT only.
click the following Link This is for the Audio Netcast of the weekly VK1WIA news broadcast.
click the following Link This is your TWITTER feed.
Great Moments in History
ALARA edition of the news 2007. Entire bulletin presented by members of the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (August 5 2007) in mp3 can be heard by clicking the following Link
Remembrence Day opening Address's can be heard by clicking the following Link
We've Reported You Decide
Societies and Club News Letter Editors can EXCHANGE a feed prior to the actual broadcast date, e-mail email@example.com
Call-backs follow the RF editions, but also for text readers you may lodge a quick reply to let us know you read it, who knows, you might even get a "cheerio call". Thanks to to our dedicated band of broadcast volunteers who utilize their time and equipment in bringing you this weekly broadcast.
The purpose of "WIANews" is to rapidly provide news of interest to active amateurs residing in Australia and the globe. We strongly encourage membership in the Wireless Institute of Australia and participation in the activities of local clubs. Opinions expressed in "WIANews" are those of the writers who submit material and do not necessarily reflect those of the rebroadcasters, nor the National WIA, but are broadcast in the spirit in which they were submitted.
Material may be reproduced in whole or in part, in any form, a credit to WIANews wouldn't go astray...
Also, importantly, when you send NATIONAL NEWS an item a couple of
"must do's", and these have not changed over the years, just they seem
to be forgotten or not passed on to club officers after elections etc.
1/ When recording, send in the highest quality you can, keep news items to
approx. 90 seconds. Club events ala HamFests 30 seconds is a fair length.
2/ After you file your audio always email the script to
with words "news for such and such a date" included in title.
3/ When supplying script for someone else to read, PLEASE write as you'd
expect to hear it! as an example always write in the 3rd person!!
(Remember our readers are not you or your club so don't say things like
"we are having a working bee... say 'club members' are having a working
bee etc etc". dont't say "I worked the space shuttle, say VK*** worked
the space shuttle)
4/ Don't send us links or photo's of stories , always write out the story
in a manner in which it can be read and pasted to our text and
5/ If you want an item run several times, write different slants on the
item, running the exact same item over and over would be dull/boring and
lets face it, if you can't think of anything extra to say, that is
probably a good sign that it will end up being a dull event!! We do not
make any promise to run even varied items pertaining to the one event
week in week out until the event is held.
6/ WIA related material, eg BPL if Australian material will only be broadcast
after clearence from the WIA unless said item is already in the public
7/ Club social events will always make way for "news". Your local hamfest is
far better run on your own state news service. Exeptions of course prevail,
such as Australia's Main Ham Gathering, Gosford, or if your local group
has something which will be of interest to the far broafder Ham Community.
8/ Silent Keys are best sent to AR Magazine and your local state or club news
rather than this WIA National News Service.
Page Last Updated: Monday 4 February 2013 at 14:27 hours