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2012 News Releases



Still gracing the airwaves at age 101

13/ 01/ 2012   Adelaide Now reports on Darcy Hancock VK5RJ who has been a licensed radio amateur for 84 years.
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Geneva, Sunday 5 February 2012

01/ 01/ 2012   Dale Hughes is a member of the Australian delegation to WRC–12, representing the amateur services and nominated by the Wireless Institute of Australia.
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RD Contest Manager Steps Down

26/ 01/ 2012   Peter Harding VK4OD has advised the WIA Board that he wishes to stand down as Contest Manager for the WIA Remembrance Day Contest.
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AX For Australia Day

25/ 01/ 2012   Each year Australian Amateurs have the opportunity of using the "AX" prefix in lieu of "VK" when calling other amateurs on 3 predetermined occasions. These are Australia Day, Anzac Day and World Telecommunications Day.
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Lord Howe Island Activation

21/ 01/ 2012   WIA Director Chris Platt VK5CP will be operating in 'holiday mode' from LORD HOWE ISLAND as VK5CP/9 from 19 January 2012 to 24 January 2012.
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Melbourne Maker Faire a success

21/ 01/ 2012   22 January's VK1WIA broadcast reported on a new Maker column in CQ magazine, intended to strengthen ties between radio amateurs and the maker community.
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Successful Prosecution

17/ 01/ 2012   A 63-year-old man from Melbourne’s Western suburbs pleaded guilty in the Werribee Magistrates Court on 11 January 2012 to several offences under the Radiocommunications Act.
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WIA Welcomes Prosecution

17/ 01/ 2012   The WIA welcomed the successful prosecution in Werribee Magistrates Court on 11 January 2012 by the ACMA of a former amateur who had continued to cause interference to amateurs even after his amateur licence had been cancelled by the ACMA.
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WRC-12 to Start 23 January 2012

01/ 01/ 2012   The World Radiocommunication Conference 2012 (WRC-12) is being held in Geneva, Switzerland from 23 January to 17 February 2012.
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Western Australia marks 50th Anniversary of Perth as the ‘City of Light’

15/ 01/ 2012   On February 20, this year, WA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of a very significant event. On that day in 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth in the Friendship 7 spacecraft.
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WICEN Victoria’s Successful Training Exercise

08/ 01/ 2012   WICEN Victoria has completed another very successful training exercise in conjunction with the "VicSuper" Murray Marathon conducted over 5 days from 26th – 31st December 2011.
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