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2017 News Releases

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Lake Boga Flying Boat 75th Anniversary

23/ 02/ 2017   The commemorative callsign VI3FB75 will be active on March 17-19 at the Lake Boga Catalina Communications Bunker at Swan Hill, in northwest Victoria.
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Rotary Club Foundation Centenary VI100TRF

23/ 02/ 2017   The Rotary Foundation began in 1917 with a meagre donation, to now being able to fund a number of activities for the world including the eradication of the disease polio.
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WIA election material in the post

21/ 02/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia election information pack, the 13 statements by candidates, instructions, two envelopes and a coloured ballot paper is now with Australia Post due for delivery to financial WIA members this week.
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Excellent video from the ISS

18/ 02/ 2017   Recent use of HAM-TV on the International Space Station in Europe has taken this popular educational activity to a new level.
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Brenda Edmonds VK3KT LMWIA (sk)

15/ 02/ 2017   It is with great sadness that we record the passing of Brenda Edmonds VK3KT. She died on Sunday February 12, aged 86.
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Amateur Radio Media Sales

12/ 02/ 2017   The WIA is seeking a passionate, motivated and energetic volunteer to assist with the sales and management of advertising space in Amateur Radio (AR) magazine.
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Consultation Policy provides specific ways and means for all to comment

12/ 02/ 2017   Noting an expressed desire among some members and others in the Amateur Radio community for a formal process for the WIA to encourage consultation on issues affecting Amateur Radio, the WIA Board has formalised policy and processes for this in its Consultation Policy, which is now available for download.
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The Bombing of Darwin 75 years on

12/ 02/ 2017   This WWII event is to be commemorated including the callsign VI8BOD that has been issued to the Darwin Amateur Radio Club for a month.
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SSTV From The ISS

09/ 02/ 2017   An MAI-75 Experiment SSTV event is planned on February 13 0925-1800 UTC and February 14 1125-1630 UTC.
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A message from the 2017 Postal Ballot Returning Officer.

03/ 02/ 2017   The names of candidates seeking election to the Board of Directors of the Wireless Institute of Australia for the 2017 postal ballot is as follows: There are seven positions to be filled.
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Have your say on the draft Volunteer Charter

22/ 01/ 2017   Development of a Volunteer Charter was announced by the WIA Board in 2016. A draft was sent to the WIA committees for comment. Helpful feedback and suggestions have been received and incorporated into a new draft which is now released to the Amateur Radio community at large for comment.
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Work continues towards WRC 2019

16/ 01/ 2017   A major change in approach for the IARU is a Matrix system introduced with specific responsibilities being taken by individuals on the team at the World Radiocommunications Conference.
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WIA Elections, Nominations and Ballot

14/ 01/ 2017   The election of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Board of Directors by postal ballot will happen in March; the nomination of candidates closes with the Returning Officer on January 31.
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Band Planning plays an important role

14/ 01/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia is reviewing the digital segment in its band plan for the 80 metre band and for several other HF bands where the Australian band plan does not correspond to the plans applying in other countries.
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The WIA Fact Sheets

12/ 01/ 2017   Some WIA members noting accusations and criticisms on social media and elsewhere, have sought a response from the WIA Board to those claims.
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Minimal change in latest Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan

08/ 01/ 2017   The latest Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan – ARSP 2017 – was published on the Australian Communications and Media Authority’s (ACMA) website on 3 January 2017.
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AX prefix on Australia's national day

02/ 01/ 2017   All radio amateurs may substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, on Australia Day – Thursday January 26.
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No Special-Purpose Grants Program for 2017

02/ 01/ 2017   The Special-Purpose Grants Program of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA), will not proceed for 2017.
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Licences for repeaters & beacons are now streamlined

02/ 01/ 2017   Australian Communications and Media Authority licence applications for Amateur Radio repeaters and beacons are now handled differently to speed up issuing and reduce errors that may occur.
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WIA moves ahead STEM involvement

02/ 01/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) is developing a plan for the involvement of radio amateurs in the Federal Government promoted Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) program.
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60 metres not ready for amateur occupation in VK

01/ 01/ 2017   The new amateur band at 5.3 MHz allocated world-wide to the Amateur Service in late 2015, has been incorporated into the Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan (ARSP) 2017, but a number of further steps have to be taken before Australian amateurs can occupy the band.
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WIA Office Closure

01/ 01/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia extends to all radio amateurs very best wishes for the festive season. The office will be closed from 4:00pm Thursday, 22nd December reopening 10:00am, Monday, 23rd January, 2017.
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