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2017 News Releases

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WIA committees reinvigorated and explained

30/ 12/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) relies on the work of its various specialist committees to deliver services, and to consider requests or changes in their areas.
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Historical changes 60 years ago shape today

30/ 12/ 2017   The year 1958 was the International Geophysical Year and saw the start of many technical things we have today.
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HERO network activate for storms events

24/ 12/ 2017    Ham Emergency Radio Operations have been in support of two weather events in the Philippines, Kai-Tak and Tembin, which brought significant damage and loss of life.
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Queensland broadcaster celebrating on shortwave

22/ 12/ 2017   As part of 50th celebrations radio broadcaster 4KZ in Northern Queensland is now on 5055 kHz and already getting signal reports including from North America and New Zealand.
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New digital mode puts beacon off air

20/ 12/ 2017   A clash has occurred on 6-metres in Australia with the popular FT8 digital mode, introduced in June 2017 nominating 50.313 MHz as a worldwide operating frequency, already occupied by a propagation beacon.
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Antarctic milestone being celebrated

20/ 12/ 2017   Seventy years ago this month a group of 14 men set up on Heard Island in the Southern Ocean about 4,000 kilometres south-west of mainland Australia.
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WIA Christmas Message

20/ 12/ 2017   A Christmas Message from the president Justin, on behalf of the WIA and its Board
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Web and Digital redevelopment - call for volunteers

14/ 12/ 2017   The WIA is embarking on a program of work to restructure its digital strategy and media channels.
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Office closure for the Christmas New Holiday

03/ 12/ 2017   The WIA office in Bayswater will close on December 22 and re-open in the New Year at 11am (AEDT) on Wednesday 24 of January 2018.
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Amateur Radio magazine a new beginning

26/ 11/ 2017   The December Amateur Radio magazine is its final monthly edition and to come out as a bi-monthly in 2018.
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The Election of WIA Directors – Call for Nominations

21/ 11/ 2017   Under the WIA Constitution the Board of Directors has decided that there will be a postal ballot for three directors.
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Four Australian Ground Stations Provide HAMTV Chain For ARISS Contact

19/ 11/ 2017   Four Australian Ground Stations Provided a Chained HAMTV service for a successful ARISS school contact for 'Ilaria Alpi' in Italy with Astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZØJPA
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WIA policies, regulations and procedures

19/ 11/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) board of directors in their meeting each month are reminded of the established policies, which are reviewed by directors at least once every three years.
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Australis Oscar 5 history

19/ 11/ 2017   A well-researched and illustrated story on Australia’s first home-grown satellite will appear in the WIA journal Amateur Radio magazine.
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Amateur licensee numbers remain stagnant, sustained by churn

16/ 11/ 2017   Recent amateur licence statistics reveal a small growth over the past year, restoring licensee numbers close to where we were over a decade ago.
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Armistice Day Centenary to be commemorated

12/ 11/ 2017   The end of WWI came when Armistice was declared on the 11th hour, of the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
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Hurricanes shine light on emergency communications

09/ 11/ 2017   The Atlantic hurricane disasters this year left more than 260 dead with $300 billion in damages, making them the costliest ever.
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Australian Presented With Yasme Foundation Excellence Award

09/ 11/ 2017   These prestigious awards, which began in 2008, recognise individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to Amateur Radio.
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Colombia landslide and flooding

09/ 11/ 2017   At least four people have died, about 29 injured and some are missing after a mudslide swept through the town of Corinto in Colombia's south-west Cauca province.
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WIA board had a busy October meeting

02/ 11/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) board of directors had a full agenda in October and made further progress on a number of matters affecting all WIA members.
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Major antenna manufacturer ends its production

01/ 11/ 2017   Known worldwide Polar Electronic Industries of Australia, the designers and manufacturer of quality communication antennas for 41 years, has closed leaving a gap for the radio amateur community.
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Australian Amateur Radio Callbook 2018

01/ 11/ 2017   This WIA publication is expected to be in sale in early November, with final pre-press work having been under its Editor Peter Freeman VK3PF and in the final printing and binding stages.
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ACMA Annual Report 2016-17 is released

28/ 10/ 2017   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has just tabled its annual report, which includes references to its activities for radiocommunications services.
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Queensland students talk with an astronaut

27/ 10/ 2017   The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) linked up the Beaconsfield State School in McKay with Italian astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA via a telebridge last Thursday.
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WIA Office Closed

25/ 10/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) Office in Bayswater will be closed for the Melbourne Cup public holiday in Victoria on Tuesday November 7.
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