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2016 News Releases

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WIA Has New Treasurer & Assistant Treasurer

27/ 10/ 2016   The WIA Board has appointed Chris Hendry VK3PAT as WIA Treasurer. The decision was made at the Board meeting by teleconference on 25 October. At the same time, Jeff Tubbenhauer VK5IU, was appointed at Assistant Treasurer. Both will commence immediately.
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Days left for VI4SEA commemoration

27/ 10/ 2016   The special event station V I 4 S E A - which stands for Sydney Emden Action - honours the brave officers and sailors on HMAS Sydney and the SMS Emden, that engaged each other on November 9, 1914, off Cocos Keeling Islands in the Indian Ocean.
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War memorial approves image for QSL card

27/ 10/ 2016   The Australian War Memorial has approved and endorsed the Vietnam War field photo of Australian soldiers and three helicopters as the image on the VI6BLT QSL card.
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Hams help on disaster response

27/ 10/ 2016   Typhoon Haima which hit the north of the Philippines has left a path of debris, destroyed infrastructure, damaged homes (46,000) and businesses, affected agriculture and fishing, plus resulted in flooding and landslides.
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AM on 40m – old is new, again!

27/ 10/ 2016   AM – the first voice modulation mode for transmitting speech, has not disappeared from the HF airwaves even with the advent of new technology in the guise of single sideband.
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Equipment failure for ARISS contacts

27/ 10/ 2016   The International Space Station has a problem with its 2-metre hand held radio used to connect the astronauts with students under the ARISS program.
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WIA responds to ACMA's proposed update of the Spectrum Plan

26/ 10/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) has submitted a comprehensive response to the proposed update of the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan.
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WIA Office Closed Tuesday

26/ 10/ 2016   The WIA Office will be closed Tuesday the 1st of November as the day is a Victorian public holiday.
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WIA membership – the importance of belonging

24/ 10/ 2016   Many WIA membership renewals fall due at this time of the year. Quite a few members recall it and make their renewal via the WIA website.
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WIA Directors undergo training

21/ 10/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia Board of Directors have received training from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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Callsign recommendations and licence time limits

20/ 10/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia has received queries about lapsed callsign recommendations by those who fail to pay the ACMA licence fee invoice on time.
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ACMA reports increased new radio amateurs

20/ 10/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia which provides the ACMA services had 1,271 exams, made 1,119 callsign recommendations, and issued certificates of proficiency.
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Some Amateur Radio hard copies did not arrive

14/ 10/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia has investigated the non-arrival by post of the October edition of its journal, Amateur Radio magazine.
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King of Thailand HS1A (sk)

14/ 10/ 2016   His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej HS1A, the patron of the Radio Amateur Society of Thailand (RAST), passed away on Thursday October 13, 2016. He was 88 years old.
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Retiring IARU Secretary honoured

14/ 10/ 2016   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has awarded the outgoing IARU Secretary Rod Stafford W6ROD, with the Michael J. Owen Memorial Award.
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Amateur Radio support for Atlantic hurricane

14/ 10/ 2016   Hurricane Matthew began as a tropical storm near the Windward Islands, but intensified several days later to be a Category 4 Hurricane, unleashing its fury and resulting in hundreds of deaths and widespread damage.
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WIA STEM Symposium details announced

10/ 10/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia has called for expressions of interest in its STEM Symposium to be held in Canberra.
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JOTA at the weekend

10/ 10/ 2016   The largest scouting event, the Jamboree On The Air held annually in more than 150 countries, with the 59th JOTA on October 14-16.
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IARU sets WRC-19 Priorities and Strategies

09/ 10/ 2016   The International Amateur Radio Union Administrative Council has formulated the approach it will take the World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019.
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VI4SEA

09/ 10/ 2016   Announcing the activation of the Special Event station VI4SEA
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New WIA Treasurer applications closing

05/ 10/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is seeking a Treasurer and an Assistant Treasurer to oversee the financial affairs of the Institute.
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