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2009 News Releases



Typhoon Morak CTARL ARES activity ends

28/ 08/ 2009   The CTARL reports that the job of ham radio operators supporting the rescue and construction activity has concluded after quiet a busy period.
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137 kHz Beacon on the Air

27/ 08/ 2009   Well known Amateur Radio Magazine author and experimenter, Drew Diamond, VK3XU, is operating a CW beacon on 137.4 kHz every Saturday and Sunday afternoons and evening.
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Gateway on for VK3RMM D-STAR repeaters

20/ 08/ 2009   The D-STAR repeaters on Mt Macedon north-west of Melbourne, Australia are now connected to the D-STAR internet gateway enabling it to be linked to many other similar repeaters.
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AMSAT-UK's FUNcube satellite on the front cover of Electronics Weekly

17/ 08/ 2009   AMSAT-UK's FUNcube satellite project features on the front cover of the August 12-18 edition of Electronics Weekly magazine.
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Send a message to an alien

17/ 08/ 2009   An Australian website "Hello From Earth" is collecting messages that will be transmitted to Gliese 581d, a planet outside our Solar System which may support life and all this, as part of 2009 National Science Week.
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ARES team safe after tyhoon disaster scare

14/ 08/ 2009   Welfare concerns about a Chinese Taipei Amateur Radio League (CTARL) emergency communications group have been allayed, with the latest report that the team has made it safe to dry ground.
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WICEN Victoria Recognised

13/ 08/ 2009   On Saturday 18 July 2009 WIA President Michael Owen VK3KI assisted by WIA Director Peter Young VK3MV attended the Annual General Meeting of WICEN (Vic.) Inc., held at the rooms of the Moorabbin and District Amateur Radio Club and presented two President’s Commendation awards.
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2009 Opening Address for the “Remembrance Day Contest”.

12/ 08/ 2009   The 2009 Opening Address for the “Remembrance Day Contest” download both the audio and written versions.
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Orana Region Amateur Radio Club at The Dish

11/ 08/ 2009   The Parkes Radio Telescope opened its doors for the weekend of 18 & 19 July, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of man walking on the moon.
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Finalists announced for 2009 Radio Awards

10/ 08/ 2009   A hotly contested category this year is best "Documentary" where Amateur Radio Operator Craig Huth with his entry entitled "Kids In Space" will battle it out.
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WIA Director Visits RSGB

09/ 08/ 2009   During a business trip to London last week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Colin Thomas G3PSM and Peter Kirby G0TWW President and General manager of the RSGB.
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Honeysuckle Creek final track scheduled for August 2nd 2009

01/ 08/ 2009   Its final track is currently scheduled for August 2nd, but NASA has told us to keep it in ‘operational preparedness’ just in case it is required for mission support.
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