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2016 News Releases

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Making plenty of QSOs to commemorate battle anniversary

31/ 08/ 2016   Three stations are commemorating the Battle of Long Tan on August 18, 1966 during the Vietnam War, in which 108 ANZACs were greatly outnumbered, with heavy losses on both sides, and eventually won against a large enemy force.
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Indian floods keep hams busy

25/ 08/ 2016   The recent flooding in India triggered by monsoonal rains has a death toll of 300 and forcing many villages to flee to higher ground.
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Amateur Radio active in Italian earthquake

25/ 08/ 2016   Following the magnitude 6.2 earthquake which struck central Italy on 24 August killing 38 people, Italian radio amateurs are active in the emergency response.
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Battle of Long Tan anniversary on air

24/ 08/ 2016   The Australian commemoration of 50 years since the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War continues with at least the states of Western Australia (VK6), Queensland (VK4) and the Australian Capital Territory (VK1) already on air.
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WIA recruitment, digital AR magazine, and the Committee System

23/ 08/ 2016   The WIA Board continues to discuss a range of matters on its busy agenda each month. These include WIA recruitment, digital AR magazine, and the Committee System.
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IARU Region 3 Directors meet in Japan

23/ 08/ 2016   International Amateur Radio Union Region 3 Directors have met in Tokyo with an agenda that included measures to further improve the website facility and support to seek greater access to 50 MHz at the next World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC).
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Changes in technology mean consumers need to upgrade

22/ 08/ 2016   A warning from Telstra is that the 2G mobile network is to be shut down at the end of November this year.
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The Battle Long Tan commemoration – update

20/ 08/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia has callsigns for all States and Territories for the commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan, for use over 30 days.
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Wireless ANZAC goes on exhibition

18/ 08/ 2016   Australian World War I Wireless Operator Eric Keast Burke, a photographer, journalist and radio experimenter with the amateur callsign XMO, has a public exhibition that starts this week at a gallery in Melbourne’s east.
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The Battle of Long Tan 50th anniversary

17/ 08/ 2016   Amateur Radio is part of the 50 year commemoration of the Battle of Long Tan - which is also Vietnam Veterans Day – following the ACMA’s issuing of two callsigns to mark the important anniversary.
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WIA 2017 AGM weekend of activities to be held at Hahndorf

17/ 08/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia will hold its annual general meeting in Hahndorf out of Adelaide South Australia in May 2017.
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Public callsign list restored

14/ 08/ 2016   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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Amateur Radio "Remembrance Day Contest" Opening Address

13/ 08/ 2016   The Amateur Radio "Remembrance Day Contest" for 2016 now has an opening speech, of 15 minutes.
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WIA submission for allocation at 70 MHz

06/ 08/ 2016   The WIA has lodged a submission with the ACMA concerning interest in an amateur allocation in the 70 MHz band. Want to know more?
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