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2009 News Releases



Good News D-Star story from Port Lincoln

28/ 12/ 2009   While the loss of our clubrooms and equipment is sad, it does pale into insignificance when you compare it to the loss of 12 family homes two days before Christmas. But there is one story from the fire that promotes D-Star which I though I would share.
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VK5ALE Lower Eyre Peninsula ARC Clubrooms Destroyed

24/ 12/ 2009   Sad news from Port Lincoln today with the Lower Eyre Peninsula ARC clubrooms destroyed by a bush fire.
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Bushfire Radio Operator Recognition Day for February 2010

19/ 12/ 2009   February 7, 2010 is the first anniversary of the disastrous fires in Victoria where 13 major fires burnt 352,686 hectares. 173 lives were lost, over 2000 homes destroyed, countless stock killed, kilometres of fences, sheds and wildlife.
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Radio Amateur Interviewed on ABC Radio

18/ 12/ 2009   Phil Maskrey VK3HBR was interviewed by Gippsland ABC Radio station presenter Gerard Callinan, the interview went to air simultaneously on 100.7 fm and 828 am at about 7am on the morning of Thursday the 17th of December 2009.
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A Christmas Message From The WIA

16/ 12/ 2009   The WIA President, Board and Office Staff would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The WIA office will close on Wednesday 23 December 2009 and reopen on Monday 18 January 2010.
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When All Else Fails - Amateur Radio, the Original Open-Source Project

10/ 12/ 2009   Amateurs may be interested to learn that the January 2010 edition of "Linux Journal" contains articles comparing the similarities and evolution of Amateur Radio and the development of Open Source software.
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WIA National News On Video

05/ 12/ 2009   For the second week in a row, video footage of the weekly WIA National News presented by Bryan VK3HXR and Robert VK3DN is available for download.
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WIA Announces Proposed Emergency Communications Training Arrangements

02/ 12/ 2009   This year the WIA has been considering training of amateurs for activities associated with emergency communications preparedness. The WIA Board has prepared a statement on “where it is at” in the development of the training package and a summary of feedback and issues.
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