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2015 News Releases



Emails from the ACMA not spam.

30/ 10/ 2015   Some misinformation has been spread via the internet that suggests emails from the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA’s) Auto Mail system may be SPAM.
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IARU gears up for the WRC-15

29/ 10/ 2015   Delegations are heading to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) World Radiocommunications Conference, and there will be a strong team from the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU).
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Hurricane Patricia - latest

25/ 10/ 2015   A prepared Mexico population has escaped relatively well from the fury of Pacific Ocean borne Hurricane Patricia, now downgraded to a category-1.
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Hurricane Patricia bears down on Mexico

24/ 10/ 2015   The Monster Pacific Coast Hurricane Patricia is about to hit Mexico causing many thousands evacuating, with the brunt of the weather system headed for the beach resort Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, the nation's busiest container port.
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Licence letters from the ACMA - what they mean

23/ 10/ 2015   As a part of the new SPECTRA system, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) will send revalidation letters to all radio amateurs 90 days before licences are due to expire.
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The IARU Region 3 meeting in Indonesia

21/ 10/ 2015   The 16th triennial conference of International Radio Union Region 3 hosted by Organisasi Amatir Radio Indonesia or ORARI, was held at Bali, Indonesia, October 12-16.
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Strong Typhoon hits northern Philippines - Amateur Radio responds

21/ 10/ 2015   Typhoon Koppu (locally Lando) made landfall in the northern Philippines on Sunday, bringing strong wind, heavy rain, flooding, power outages and the loss of vital infrastructure, as it moved slowly for three days.
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WIA to join IARU 90th birthday celebration

16/ 10/ 2015   Expressions of interest are being received by the WIA to celebrate the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) jubilee, by mounting a station using the special event callsign VI90IARU.
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Passing of a Renaissance Man – Wally Watkins VK4DO SK

13/ 10/ 2015   It is rare to post a Silent Key announcement here, but this marks the passing of a significant figure in Australian amateur radio, Wally Watkins VK4DO, late of Townsville.
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IARU AC meets in Bali, Indonesia

13/ 10/ 2015   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council met last week in Bali, Indonesia, just ahead of the gathering of the IARU Region 3 Conference.
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WIA at IARU Conference in Bali

10/ 10/ 2015   The Wireless Institute of Australia has submitted a paper on its main activities to the IARU Region 3 Conference, held this month (October 12-16) in Bali Indonesia.
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Maintenance Work

07/ 10/ 2015   This coming Saturday the 10th October from 16:30 hours AEST some scheduled maintenance work is to be carried out which will result in a period of downtime for the WIA website.
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Youth to grow Amateur Radio

03/ 10/ 2015   A potential growth area for Amateur Radio is involving younger people as a wonderful 'for them' and 'hands-on' communications activity.
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IARU 90 Award

03/ 10/ 2015   To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) founding in 1925, a very nice IARU award is being issued this year.
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Public callsign list restored

02/ 10/ 2015   Prospective radio amateurs and those looking at their callsign choices are now able to do that online at the "Public List Of Available Callsigns" on the WIA website.
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Danger ! A no-fee Amateur licence fee could mean no service

02/ 10/ 2015   The WIA Board has become aware of a campaign, circulated by email, to lobby the new Minister for Communications to "review the pricing of amateur radio licences, to bring them into line with other countries".
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SOTA day with car fire

01/ 10/ 2015   A report by Peter Freeman VK3PF tells of how a day out on the Summits On The Air peaks lead to his loss of a vehicle that caught fire and burned, but that didn’t prevent a further SOTA activation during the wilderness trip.
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