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2017 News Releases

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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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Aussie pico balloon series soars again

22/ 10/ 2017   The tiny helium filled balloon PS-72 launched from Melbourne has travelled 5,500 kms to be now over the Solomon Sea and is heading east at an altitude of 10,000 metres.
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HAMTV from the ISS seen in Australia

18/ 10/ 2017   The first live HAMTV transmission from the International Space has been received in Australia.
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WIA Radio and Electronics Convention and AGM 2018

13/ 10/ 2017   The 2018 WIA Radio and Electronics Convention and AGM will be held at Sea World on the Gold Coast May 18th, 19th and 20th 2018.
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Reinvention of Amateur Radio

10/ 10/ 2017   Lack of growth in radio amateur numbers, and how to make Amateur Radio attractive and relevant to young people, is very much on the minds of many International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) member societies, including the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA).
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IARU Watching Wireless Charging Technology

06/ 10/ 2017   The International Amateur Radio Union (IARU) continues to consider the issue of Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) as it prepares for the ITU World Radiocommunications Conference in 2019 (WRC-19).
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International Beacon Project Upgrade

05/ 10/ 2017   All five Northern California DX Foundation/IARU HF propagation beacons in IARU Region 3 covering the Asia-Pacific are being upgraded.
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HAM-TV ground stations ready Downunder

03/ 10/ 2017   The International Space Station HAM-TV facility has again been used, this time by Astronaut Paolo Nespoli IZ0JPA who sent his greetings and congratulations for the European Researchers Night.
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Remembering Sputnik 60 years on

01/ 10/ 2017   The world’s first satellite Sputnik 1 was launched on October 4, 1957, by the then Soviet Union that heralded it as a national triumph, and started the space race.
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WIA office will be closed

27/ 09/ 2017   The WIA office will be closed on Friday 29 September.
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Australis Oscar 5 recalled at a book launch

27/ 09/ 2017   Australia’s first ‘home grown’ satellite was built in 1966, then sent to the USA for launch, but unfortunately this did not take place until January 1970 on a Delta rocket from the Vandenberg Air Force Base.
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