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2008 News Releases



Red Cross Murray River Canoe Marathon – Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) does it again.

27/ 12/ 2008   Today sees the start of the 40th Murray River canoe marathon, the world’s longest and possibly toughest sporting event of this type. Again, the Wireless Institute Civil Emergency Network (WICEN) will provide safety communications for the five days of this event.
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Rewind - The Russian Woodpecker.

21/ 12/ 2008   The Russian Woodpecker was a notorious Soviet signal that was heard on the shortwave radio bands worldwide between July 1976 and December 1989. The stations enormous antenna structure has been a popular subject for photographers.
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Seasons Greetings From The WIA

12/ 12/ 2008   On behalf of all of the Directors of the WIA and the Secretary, may I extend to all radio amateurs our best wishes for the festive season. (includes a video message)
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Five-Ham Family Down Under

11/ 12/ 2008   Ali Simpson VK2FALI provided her Fourth Grade class with a demo of Amateur Radio, including an IRLP contact with ham friends in the Phoenix, Arizona area.
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Ross Gardiner VK3UB Gets Family Award

11/ 12/ 2008   Melbourne's Eastern And Mountain District Radio Club recently presented Ross Gardner VK3UB with a Family Award in recognition of his contribution to Amateur Radio.
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WIA Exam Charges to Increase from 2 February 2009

11/ 12/ 2008   From 2 February 2009, the price of WIA examinations will increase to $67.00 (inc. GST).
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Eddie Saunders resigns as a WIA Director

10/ 12/ 2008   The WIA Board has accepted with regret the resignation of Eddie Saunders VK6ZSE as Director of the WIA.
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Headphones Interfering With 2m Repeater Confiscated By The ACMA

10/ 12/ 2008   Monday December 8th, a representative from the Brisbane ACMA office paid a visit to an address where an offending device was located.
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WIA Keeps Australia Post Busy

09/ 12/ 2008   The WIA National Office volunteer staff have been very busy today Tuesday and have packed all outstanding back orders for the 2009 Amateur Radio Callbook.
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Assessment System – Three years since the new LCD

08/ 12/ 2008   In October 2005 the new LCD introduced a new era in Amateur Radio in Australia. The very first WIA Assessors for Amateur Radio Licence examinations were trained by the WIA Nominated Registered Training Organisation and authorized to assess by the WIA Board of Directors.
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New WIA Gift Certificates Are Now Available

05/ 12/ 2008   Are you looking for something special to give a radio enthusiast friend or loved one for Christmas, yet can't decide what to buy, then consider giving them one of our new Wireless Institute Of Australia Gift Certificates.
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