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2017 News Releases



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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