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2008 News Releases



Minister for Communications sets the timetable for the changeover to digital TV

23/ 10/ 2008   The Minister for Communications, Senator Stephen Conroy, has released the timetable for the switchover to digital television. Senator Conroy said that the plan is to close all analog TV transmitters by 31 December 2013.
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Future Management of Amateur Call Signs

21/ 10/ 2008   The WIA and ACMA are currently finalising the ongoing contractual arrangements for the ongoing management of amateur examinations, the issue of certificates of proficiency and certain administrative functions associated with amateur call signs.
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VK9DWX - Willis Island DXpedition - "Thanks VK Night"

20/ 10/ 2008   The operators at VK9DWX Willis Island would like to run a "THANKS VK NIGHT" on 80 metres as a token of appreciation and give all VK licence levels a chance to contact them on Willis Island.
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VK6 Dstar Launch Event

20/ 10/ 2008   On Saturday 18th of October, VK6 celebrated the launch of their new D-Star repeater system.
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Simulated Emergency Test

18/ 10/ 2008   International Amateur Radio Union member societies and emergency groups will take part in a joint on air communications exercise next month.
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Home Brew Dstar Repeater

13/ 10/ 2008   Members of the Weston super Mare Repeater Group in the UK have designed and built the first home brew D-Star repeater or to be more precise GMSK digital regenerator. The
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IARU Worked All Continents award now available through the WIA

11/ 10/ 2008   The IARU Worked All Continents (WAC) award can now be applied for by WIA members through the WIA Awards program.
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The WIA to move Office

09/ 10/ 2008   The WIA Board has announced that it has leased new premises to replace its present premises in Balaclava Road, Caulfield North.
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DSTAR news from VK6

09/ 10/ 2008   Saturday 18th October is the Official Release and opening of VK6 DSTAR. The function will begin at 11am at the Darling Range RSL Hall, 35 Canning Road, Kalamunda.
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WIA Comments on Draft Spectrum Plan

03/ 10/ 2008   Before the changes made at the ITU’s WRC 07 can be implemented, and in particular the new secondary allocation to amateur of the segment 135.7 – 137.8 kHz can be made in Australia, the statutory Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan must be amended.
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