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2017 News Releases



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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Many killed in landslides at Colombia's Mocoa

04/ 04/ 2017   The rescue effort continues after a mudslide disaster but the loss of power and communications is making the operation impossible after darkness.
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Focus on compliance – ACMA tune-up presentation

01/ 04/ 2017   The Australian Communication and Media Authority (ACMA) recently (15/3/2017) presented an overview and results of its ongoing work to investigate interference and ensure that equipment used in Australia complies with the law.
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