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2017 News Releases

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WIA journal to go bi-monthly and exam fees reviewed

20/ 09/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) board has been considering for many months changes to its highest expenditure, the publication and distribution of Amateur Radio magazine.
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IARU Addresses New Radio Spectrum Pollution Threat

20/ 09/ 2017   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) Administrative Council (AC) held its annual in-person meeting on 15 and 16 September in Landshut, Germany, just before the IARU Region 1 Conference.
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Aussie school contacts the ISS

20/ 09/ 2017   The Beenleigh State High School about 30km south of Brisbane had a late night chat with Italian astronaut and engineer, Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA.
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WIA Team compete in overseas ARDF events

09/ 09/ 2017   Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF) competitions in the USA, and at the IARU Region 3 championship in Mongolia – saw the WIA Team win a swag of medals.
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WIA survey wants your views

07/ 09/ 2017   In a part of the ongoing consultation process the Wireless Institute of Australia wants to measure the views of those in Amateur Radio.
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´╗┐The WIA board reaches 100 day milestone

06/ 09/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia board of directors has quietly made progress in its first 100 days since the May annual general meeting held at Hahndorf South Australia.
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More heavy rain in monsoonal floods

01/ 09/ 2017   Monsoon rains in India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh over the past month has according to the UN affected 41 million people, and left an estimated 1,200 dead.
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New WIA National & Inwards QSL Manager

01/ 09/ 2017   Introducing John Seamons VK3JLS
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Historic storm and floods hit Texas

31/ 08/ 2017   Hurricane Harvey began in the Caribbean, watched by the Emergency and Weather Net with radio amateurs activating 3.815 MHz, then it moved to the Gulf of Mexico and intensified into a Category 4 storm to come ashore in Texas.
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JOTA and JOTI October 20-22

26/ 08/ 2017   Over a million Scouts and Girl Guides in 150 plus countries are getting ready for the 60th Jamboree On The Air (JOTA) and the 21st Jamboree On The Internet (JOTI).
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IARU happenings get increased exposure

22/ 08/ 2017   The WIA website has expanded its coverage and explanation of how the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) is working for the Amateur Radio and Amateur Satellite Services.
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The Wireless Men & Women at War book

22/ 08/ 2017   A copy of this historical Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) publication is now available to those researching war history in Canberra.
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Responses to draft new spectrum legislation made public

22/ 08/ 2017   Stakeholder responses to the draft radiocommunications legislation, released in late May, have been made available for download on the Department of Communication and the Arts website.
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Aussie lighthouses galore on air

17/ 08/ 2017    There are more than 55 Australian registrations in the 20th International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend –this Saturday and Sunday.
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Interference Management Review

16/ 08/ 2017   In the first week of August, the ACMA announced that it will be undertaking a review of the current Interference Management Principles.
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WIA responds to future plans for use of 3.6 GHz band

11/ 08/ 2017   The WIA has lodged a submission responding to the ACMA's Options paper on the "Future approach to the 3.6 GHz band".
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Move over JT65 for a new kid on the block

06/ 08/ 2017   The digital mode FT8 although still in Beta testing has caught on, luring many using the popular JT65 weak signal mode.
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You have the power to make a difference!

06/ 08/ 2017   The WIA opens a consultation process to better serve members with your choice of a quick two minute or a longer ten minute survey.
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WIA lodges strong response to the draft radiocommunications legislation

04/ 08/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia’s (WIA) has delivered its submission on the draft radiocommunications legislation.
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WIA trial exams undergo further development

30/ 07/ 2017   The trial theory assessments available online since May this year requires a simple registration process.
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ARISS marked its 20th anniversary

27/ 07/ 2017   The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) had outstanding success with many receiving its Slow Scan TV images of the past and present.
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WIA Media Sales manager - Applications Open

26/ 07/ 2017   Shape the future direction of the WIA's media engagement model.
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Project Amelia Earhart flight nears its end

26/ 07/ 2017   The commemorative around the world flight by pilot Brian Lloyd WB6RQN nears its end.
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Proposed Memnet Outage

26/ 07/ 2017   On Saturday 29th July 2017 from 9am (AEST), Memnet will be undertaking some urgent system maintenance on their servers.
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WIA QSL Operations Manager - Applications Open

25/ 07/ 2017   Applications are now open for the WIA's QSL Operations Manager.
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