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2009 News Releases



ACMA/WIA Sign Contract For WIA Management Of Certain Amateur Licensing Functions

30/ 01/ 2009   On 28 January 2009, Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Chairman Chris Chapman signed a Deed between ACMA and the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA).
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WIA Board appoints new Director

23/ 01/ 2009   The WIA Board has, in accordance with the WIA’s Constitution, appointed Bob Bristow VK6POP a director following the resignation of Eddie Saunders VK6ZSE for personal reasons.
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'Interfering' BT Vision attracts campaigner glares. Ham radio enthusiasts call up trading standards

19/ 01/ 2009   Campaigners complaining about interference generated by BT's Vision product have financed independent tests to show that the kit BT is pushing fails to conform to the appropriate EU standards, prompting a complaint to trading standards officers.
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Plasma screen TVs may be banned under new EU legislation

17/ 01/ 2009   The Daily Telegraph carries a story that Plasma screen TVs may be banned under new EU legislation
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Costa Rica Earthquake

15/ 01/ 2009   News from the earthquake disaster that hit small Central American nation of Costa Rica on Thursday the 8th of January is starting to filter out.
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New D-Star projects & Experimentation.

15/ 01/ 2009   There have been a lot of new developments taking place with D-Star, especially in the UK where home brew D-Star equipment is taking off big time.
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Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica - Emergency Ham Frequency Declared

10/ 01/ 2009   On Thursday, January 8 at 1921z, an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the Central American country of Costa Rica.
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ACMA Publishes Revisions to the Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan

04/ 01/ 2009   On 2nd January 2009, "The Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan(ARSP), was published on the ACMA website.
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January the 4th - Kids Day in the USA

02/ 01/ 2009   News from the ARRL that in the United States "Kids Day" will be taking place this Sunday the 4th Of January 2009.
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NASA TV To Air Space Station Crew's New Year's Message.

02/ 01/ 2009   NASA TV will air a special New Year's message from International Space Station Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Sandy Magnus beginning on Monday's noon EST Video File (newsfeed).
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