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2008 News Releases




Ballot for Two Letter Callsigns now Open

Date : 01 / 08 / 2008
Author : Michael Owen - VK3KI

On 1 August 2008 the WIA placed details of the ballot for two letter callsigns and the necessary application form on its website. The WIA is conducting the ballot on behalf of ACMA.

If you are interested, go to the WIA website, read the details, look at the list of available two letter callsigns in each state and the ACT and Northern Territory, and if you are qualified to participate and wish to participate, download an application form.

You are qualified to participate if you hold or are qualified to hold an advanced licence, you reside permanently in Australia and you do not already hold a two letter callsign.

If you cannot download the application form from the website, you can ask for form to be sent to you by mail to the WIA national office, or by telephone between 10 am and 4 pm on week days to 03 9528 5962, or by email to or by facsimile to 03 95238191.

An application to participate must be on the application form and must be accompanied by the non refundable fee of $59.74 and must be either hand delivered to the WIA office or received through the mail by Friday 29 August. It cannot be sent electronically or by facsimile.

Everyone who participates in the ballot will be advised of the result by mail posted no later than 24 September. Those successful in receiving a two letter callsign will be sent the ACMA application form for variation of an apparatus licence.

They will have until 10 October to lodge that application with ACMA.

You may be allotted a callsign that is not your first or second choice, if your preferred callsigns have already been allotted. You do not have to accept the callsign you are given, but you may elect to retain your current callsign. In that case, you just do nothing.

Full details of the ballot process being used is on the WIA website and will be published in the August Amateur Radio.

Click the following Link to go directly to the two letter ballot process.


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