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2017 News Releases



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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