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Budde Bags Radio Amateurs on ABC Regional Radio

25/ 02/ 2006   On the morning of 22 February 2006, ABC Goulburn Murray radio (rural Victoria) ran several segments on how broadband over powerlines (BPL) will bring the Internet to every home.
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World War over Broadband Powerline Standards

25/ 02/ 2006   Europe's Open PLC European Research Alliance (OPERA) formally announced development and approval of what it calls "the first open global specification for Powerline Communications (PLC) access
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TransACT announces BPL trial in Canberra.

25/ 02/ 2006   Howard Dahdah, of PC World, reported this week that Canberra telecommunications provider TransACT is to commence a trial of BPL.
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ACMA Policy - Practical assessment

25/ 02/ 2006   The WIA has addressed the concern raised by a number of members in relation to the ACMA policy about when it was necessary to undertake a practical assessment.
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No Lollies on Space Station, Commander Tells Youngsters in Space QSO

25/ 02/ 2006    International Space Station Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur, KC5ACR, this month educated and inspired youngsters in Florida and the Australian outback during separate Amateur Radio contacts.
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Hams help out following mud slide

25/ 02/ 2006   Radio amateurs have helped coordinate rescue operations after a devastating mud slide on the Philippine island of Leyte buried an entire village.
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3Y0X leaves Peter 1st Island

25/ 02/ 2006   3Y0X - the long-awaited DXpedition to Peter 1st Island, Antarctica - has finally gone off air, after notching up a spectacular number of QSOs during its two weeks of operation.
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Broadband Powerline Communications Where Are We Now ?

25/ 02/ 2006   Broadband over Power Line communications, BPL, (aka Power Line Communications - PLC, or Power Line telecommunications - PLT), is a method of injecting and carrying high speed data over the electricity distribution network, or the transmission grid.
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WIA Board meets

23/ 02/ 2006   The WIA Board met in Sydney on February 17 and 18 2006 and most of the directors travelled to the Wyong Field Day on Sunday the 19th and manned the WIA stand.
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AM and USB on 40 and 80 meters

21/ 02/ 2006   "We have been receiving a lot of positive feedback to the new draft 40m band plan", WIA Director Glenn Dunstan VK4DU said.
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Several new astronauts are Amateur Radio licensees

16/ 02/ 2006   After 18 months of intense training, NASA's latest astronaut candidates now are officially astronauts, and several already are Amateur Radio licensees.
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I would like to order 22 Margherita's please !

13/ 02/ 2006   The Hornsby & Districts Amateur Radio Club (HADARC) hosted two Foundation Assessment Courses with a difference over the weekends of 28-29 January, 2006 and 11-12 February 2006 proving
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Have you ever called CQ and waited 25 hours for the reply?

12/ 02/ 2006   In March 2006, for the very last time the Earth will be in a favorable position to receive Pioneer 10's radio signal.
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HAMRADIO 2006 in Friedrichshafen

12/ 02/ 2006   From the 23rd - 25th of June 2006 the 31st International Amateur Radio Exhibition HAMRADIO 2006 combined with the 57th Bodensee Convention organised by the DARC will take place in Friedrichshafen near the Lake of Constance, South Germany.
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3Y0X Peter I Island DXpedition is on the air

11/ 02/ 2006   3Y0X Peter I Island DXpedition is on the air! (Feb 8, 2006) -- The Peter I Island 3Y0X DXpedition is out of the fog, on the island and on the air.
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ACMA Responds on Single Letter Suffix Callsign Proposal

08/ 02/ 2006   ACMA has responded to the WIA's proposal for the issue of single letter suffix callsigns to Australian Amateurs.
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"SuitSat-1" Alive, But Signal Weak; "Keep Listening!" ARISS Urges

07/ 02/ 2006   Earlier reports to the contrary, "SuitSat-1" is alive. Whether it's also well is the question that's still up in the air.
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Foundation licences to be allowed 10 watts all permitted modes

03/ 02/ 2006   As the new amateur licence structure, including the Foundation licence, came into effect on 19 October 2005, WIA President Michael Owen, VK3KI, said that "Our only regret is that we believe that the power limit of 3 watts for AM, FM and CW for the Foundation licence
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