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2017 AGM Award Now Available

27/ 05/ 2017   The 2017 AGM award is now available to those who qualify.
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WIA AGM videos & Board minutes access

25/ 05/ 2017   Video recordings of the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) annual general meeting and Open Forum held in Hahndorf are now available to members.
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WIA honours achievers with awards

23/ 05/ 2017   Noel Ferguson VK3FI of Mildura and Graeme Scott “Scotty” VK2KE from Albury were made Honorary Life Members at the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) annual general meeting in Hahndorf South Australia.
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New WIA President Announced

21/ 05/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia Board of Directors held its first meeting in Hahndorf South Australia today electing its leadership for the year ahead.
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Draft of new radiocommunications legislation released

20/ 05/ 2017   The long-awaited Radiocommunications Bill 2017 – a draft of what will become a new Radiocommunications Act – was released on 18 May, along with a raft of supporting papers and fact sheets; 17 in all.
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Future licence conditions – Formal consultation

17/ 05/ 2017   The WIA has advocated and promoted reform of the Amateur licence conditions since it was invited by the ACMA to provide a submission on the subject in 2014.
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Volunteer Charter finalised and available for download

17/ 05/ 2017   Development of a Charter for WIA Volunteers was agreed and announced by the Board in 2016.
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WIA office closed Friday May 19

14/ 05/ 2017   For the Wireless Institute of Australia annual general meeting weekend (May 19-21) the WIA office in Bayswater will be closed on the Friday.
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WIA tries out on line trial exams

13/ 05/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia has been working toward some on line assessments for some time and has introduced a trial exam system as a 'proof of concept' exercise.
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“New” Belize Amateur Radio Club Admitted to IARU Membership

12/ 05/ 2017   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) has approved the admission of the new representative of the radio amateurs of Belize in the Caribbean Sea to IARU membership.
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New Venue For Next Friday Evening in Hahndorf.

10/ 05/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) annual general meeting weekend in Hahndorf is so well attended it has resulted in one event changing to a larger venue.
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WIA Open Forum Reports

07/ 05/ 2017   Once again we have decided to publish the 2016-2017 WIA Open Forum Reports prior to the upcoming AGM and Conference weekend at Hahndorf.
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National Volunteers Week 2017

05/ 05/ 2017   National Volunteer Week, May 8-14 is an annual celebration to acknowledge the generous voluntary contributions being made throughout Australia.
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WIA AGM weekend bookings closing

03/ 05/ 2017   Have you made a booking yet for the exciting WIA AGM weekend in the historical town of Hahndorf an easy drive from Adelaide?
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The WIA 2016 Financial Reports

01/ 05/ 2017   As is the normal custom, the WIA Board is pleased to release the Financial Statement, Directors Report, and the Auditors Report for the 2016 Year.
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ACMA Reviews Licence Equivalency Table

27/ 04/ 2017   Visiting Amateurs, and overseas Amateurs who are residents in Australia, are granted an Australian licence based on their overseas qualification in accordance with the "Table of Equivalent Qualifications and Licences", which is published on the ACMA website.
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The ACMA’s approach to spectrum reform

22/ 04/ 2017   Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Acting Chairman Richard Bean has given a little insight on what is ahead, during a CommsDay Summit 2017 speech in Sydney.
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WIA AGM convention has something for everyone

19/ 04/ 2017   Hopefully by now you have booked your place to attend the WIA AGM Convention at Hahndorf South Australia on the weekend of May 19-21.
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AX prefix for ANZAC Day

15/ 04/ 2017   The ACMA automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, on ANZAC Day, April 25.
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World Amateur Radio Day

13/ 04/ 2017   Every April 18, radio amateurs worldwide take to the airwaves in celebration of World Amateur Radio Day.
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Club Insurance public liability insurance

07/ 04/ 2017   All 103 WIA affiliated clubs in the group public liability insurance scheme that began on April 1 have now received their certificates of currency.
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Belgium gets ready for WWI ‘radio’ centenary event

06/ 04/ 2017   The Royal Belgian Amateur Radio Union (UBE) as part of the 100 years Battle of the Mines remembrance in June, will have an event specifically focused on the use of radio in World War I.
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Aussies tracking satellite

06/ 04/ 2017   Students of the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences in Germany will launch the COMPASS 2 cube-sat in May and are at looking for a possible ground station partner in Australia.
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Australian university students to launch satellite in 2018

06/ 04/ 2017   Students at the University of Melbourne are well advanced on a program to build a nano-satellite, with the Wireless Institute of Australia assisting in the IARU frequency and other coordination processes.
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Tropical Cyclone Debbie – emergency communications in Queensland Australia

04/ 04/ 2017   A Category 4 Tropical Cyclone Debbie hit north-east Australia inundating coastal and island resort areas last week.
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