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2016 News Releases

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WIA Board to call a meeting

24/ 09/ 2016   On Friday evening, 23 September, at a WIA Board meeting, two directors proposed a motion calling for a financial audit and review of operations of the Institute by a registered auditor fo the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
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Review of the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan

24/ 09/ 2016   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has opened consultation on its proposed update of the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan.
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Amateur Reciprocal Qualifications Review

24/ 09/ 2016   The Australian Communications and Media Authority has reset the qualification equivalency of the US Technician Licence for new applications to that of the entry level Australian Foundation Licence.
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WICEN in search for missing aircraft

24/ 09/ 2016   The search continued to solve the enduring mystery disappearance of an aircraft VH-MDX last heard from 35 years ago in the rugged Barrington Tops National Park, about 200 kms north of Sydney.
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WIA review seeks Foundation Licence enhancement

21/ 09/ 2016   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) in its submission to the Australian Communications and Media Authority on licence conditions sought as a priority a review of maximum permitted powers for each of the Advanced, Standard and Foundation licences.
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Historic medium wave band digital contact

21/ 09/ 2016   Experimentation and pushing the boundaries paid off for two radio amateurs Steve McDonald VE7SL in Canada and Roger Crofts VK4YB Queensland, who made a two-way digital contact in the JT9 mode.
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WIA Merit Award recipient most worthy

16/ 09/ 2016   The prestigious Chris Jones Award for 2016 has been presented to Jenny Wardrop VK3WQ, for consistent support of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), the Australian Ladies Amateur Radio Association (ALARA), and the WIA journal Amateur Radio magazine.
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2016 DATV QSO party

16/ 09/ 2016   The DATV QSO party will be on again starting at 1000 UTC on Friday 23rd September.
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Battle of Long Tan commemoration – final days

15/ 09/ 2016   The four callsigns marking the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War have made contacts, even though propagation has not often been favourable.
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Are your details correct on WIA membership records?

10/ 09/ 2016   In this digital age it’s important to be correctly recorded with your current postal and email addresses, to make sure you are kept informed. The problem is made more difficult because of an anti-spam measure used by some internet service providers to no longer bounce invalid email addresses and organisations are unaware of changes to email addresses.
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Battle of Long Tan commemoration continues

10/ 09/ 2016   The marking the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan during the Vietnam War is continuing with the three stations reporting difficult propagation at most times.
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Position Vacant - WIA Treasurer

09/ 09/ 2016   Are you passionate about Amateur Radio? Have you ever thought about using your professional skills to advance your hobby?
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WIA takes steps to reduce its postage costs

02/ 09/ 2016   The hike in postage rates by Australia Post late last year has resulted in a review of how organisations communicate with customers and members.
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