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2013 News Releases



The question is: .... "Explain amateur radio?"

28/ 09/ 2013   Seems to be a pretty simple question, but think about it, do you have the right answer or answers?
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Pakistan earthquake - aid workers safety

27/ 09/ 2013   While the toll mounts from the widespread area hit by the 7.7 scale earthquake on Tuesday in south-western Pakistan, an army helicopter with VIPs came under attack making it unsafe in that area for ground workers.
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Inaugural Michael J. Owen VK3KI Award Announced

25/ 09/ 2013   The Michael J. Owen VK3KI Award was established to recognize an individual or individuals that best exemplify the dedication and hard work of IARU volunteers.
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Do we meet the tek-nol-uh-jee definition ?

22/ 09/ 2013   It surrounds us, often taken for granted. One definition of technology is that it's a branch of knowledge dealing with the creation, use, interrelation with life, society, and the environment.
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Life is like a box of chocolates, or the curate’s egg

19/ 09/ 2013   The curate’s egg was reported to be "good in parts", while with a box of chocolates, "you never know what you’re gonna get." These amusing maxims are remarkably applicable to managing the operations of the WIA.
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Amateur Repeaters: Power Limits and Cross-Border Linking

19/ 09/ 2013   Several questions have been raised recently concerning the operation of amateur repeaters. To avoid uncertainty, the WIA has released this information for clubs applying for a new repeater licence.
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Twin storms get ham radio response

19/ 09/ 2013   The toll from devastating storms of Ingrid and Manuel has reached 80 with many stranded and more than 50 missing in a massive landslide north of Acapulco.
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2300-2302 MHz – ACMA to work with WIA

19/ 09/ 2013   In February 2013, the ACMA released a discussion paper proposing to withdraw the 2300-2302 MHz amateur allocation so that 2300-2400 MHz could be re-allocated for Spectrum Licensing.
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Emcomm training in Malaysia

09/ 09/ 2013   A 'battery power only' emergency communications exercise based at Miri in Sarawak Malaysia on Saturday September 14, will test a couple of remote sites, with message handling and disaster training.
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WIA announces new publicity drive

08/ 09/ 2013    The activity of amateur radio is mostly unknown to the general public who are often surprised it actually survives in this internet, mobile phone and digital age.
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