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2013 News Releases



Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum Maker Faire

26/ 11/ 2013   Updated Monday 02/12/2013 - The first Sydney maker was held at the Powerhouse Museum on Sunday the 24th November. The Manly Warringah Radio Society (MWRS) and the WIA both attended the event and were located together in an external courtyard, along with the amateur rocket society.
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The future of Amateur Radio - a possible way forward

16/ 11/ 2013   A recent Wireless Institute of Australia email survey of radio clubs on the promotion of Amateur Radio found it faces some serious barriers, but there were a few worthwhile responses to consider.
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Typhoon Haiyan Press Release

15/ 11/ 2013   In and effort to promote the efforts of Philippines’ radio amateurs providing primary communications links since Typhoon Haiyan swept through the nation, and the promotion of amateur radio as a fallback communications service in natural and other disasters, the WIA prepared the media release reproduced below and distributed it to mass media news networks on the morning of 15 November.
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WIA letter of support to the Philippines

15/ 11/ 2013   The aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) that struck the central Philippines more than a week ago continues to unfold including thousands of deaths, injuries and destroyed property.
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Special Event Station 4S0CGM

12/ 11/ 2013   Special event station 4S0CGM to commemorate the commonwealth heads of Government meeting CHOGM 2013 Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Terry Ryeland VK2UX - Silent Key

11/ 11/ 2013   It is with great sadness that Terry Ryland VK2UX, a doyen of amateur radio education and very active in Institute and club affairs, passed away on Sunday 10 November, 2013.
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Typhoon toll rises as rescuers reach affected areas

10/ 11/ 2013   The number killed by Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) has dramatically increased with the Red Cross now unofficially estimating 1,000 dead.
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Monster typhoon leaves huge losses

09/ 11/ 2013   The extent of damage caused by Typhoon Haiyan (locally named Yolanda) that hit the central Philippines on Friday is still being assessed with the death toll upgraded to at least 100, many injured and half a million made homeless.
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Strong typhoon hits Philippines

08/ 11/ 2013   The Super Typhoon Haiyan has affected the Philippines, triggering flooding, destroying buildings and causing millions of people to take shelter.
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A foray into the do-it-yourself world

08/ 11/ 2013   On display at last weekend’s Eurisko exhibition in Melbourne was the hands-on aspect of Amateur Radio.
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WIA Takes Amateur Radio To Eurisko

02/ 11/ 2013   The WIA has an interesting display to showcase Amateur Radio at this weekend's Eurisko exhibition in Melbourne for makers, crafters and the DIY enthusiasts.
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What will be Amateur Radio in the future?

01/ 11/ 2013   Are you happy with the way things are now, without giving deep thought how, over the years, Amateur Radio has truly evolved?
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