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2016 News Releases

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Overseas qualified radio amateurs

30/ 01/ 2016   The Australian Communications and Media Authority wants to renew its sun-setting legislative instrument that allows those radio amateurs qualified through an overseas administration, to obtain an equivalent licence in Australia.
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An update on the WIA Inward QSL Operation

26/ 01/ 2016   After receiving about 6,500 QSL cards at the WIA Inwards QSL Bureau just after the Christmas-New Year closedown, sorting and distribution continues.
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Australian telebridge in ARISS Nepal link-up

25/ 01/ 2016   The well-equipped station of Tony Hutchison VK5ZAI enabled students in Nepal to chat with Astronaut Tim Peake KG5BVI from England on board the International Space Station.
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High Altitude Balloon Launch – 26th Jan 2016

21/ 01/ 2016   The Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SHSSP) is jointly organised by the International Space University (ISU) and the University of South Australia.
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WIA at the Westlakes Amateur Radio Club

21/ 01/ 2016   Wireless Institute of Australia President Phil Wait VK2ASD has accepted an invitation to make a presentation at the Westlakes Club Rooms in Teralba on Saturday, January 30 at 1pm.
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A new President for the ARRL

20/ 01/ 2016   The American Radio Relay League (ARRL) has elected Rick Roderick K5UR as its new President, succeeding Kay Craigie N3KN who has completed her third term.
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AX prefix on Australia's national day

15/ 01/ 2016   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day.
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WIA Inwards QSL Bureau sorts cards

15/ 01/ 2016   The WIA Office opened on Monday January 11, after a short summer break, and among its mail were packages of QSL Cards from overseas.
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Call for nominations

15/ 01/ 2016   A reminder that nominations for the position of WIA Director close soon.
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Wireless Institute of Australia Merit Awards

10/ 01/ 2016   The WIA Board at its discretion makes awards to members for their contribution to Amateur Radio. These are announced at WIA’s Annual Conference, to be held in May on Norfolk Island.
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IARU Region 3 Newsletter issued

09/ 01/ 2016   A tribute to retired International Amateur Radio Region 3 Director Peter Lake ZL2AZ who has served since 2005 and held other positions earlier has been paid by its Chairman, Gopal Madhavan VU2GMN.
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GlobalSET 2015 a great success – lessons to be learnt

09/ 01/ 2016   The Simulated Emergency Test to measure the disaster readiness of Amateur Radio involved 38 countries and four others who recognised its importance but could not take part this time.
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EME or Moon Bounce began 70 years ago

09/ 01/ 2016   The United States Army was the first to bounce a radio signal off the Moon, and the site is now part of the Information Age Science History Museum and Learning Centre.
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WIA supports move on NBN interference complaints

09/ 01/ 2016   A technical solution to fix spurious emissions that sometimes come from the National Broadband Network or NBN fixed wireless network has been found.
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Changes for the WIA Board

06/ 01/ 2016   The WIA Board rang-in some changes over the Christmas-New year Period.
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Reforms to the Malaysian licence system

03/ 01/ 2016   The Malaysian Amateur Radio Society (MARTS) has advised that the Amateur Radio certification review was showing some positive future changes in that country.
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Available Callsigns facility back online

02/ 01/ 2016   The WIA is pleased to announce the problem affecting the ACMA Spectra system has been resolved and the available callsign listing has been reinstated on the WIA website.
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A New Year’s Resolution for us

02/ 01/ 2016   As this is the season to sing Auld Lang Syne, it also raises thoughts about friends and acquaintances in Amateur Radio from years past.
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WIA Office Closed

01/ 01/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia extends to all radio amateurs very best wishes for the festive season.
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