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Deadline extended on Radiocommunications Bill consultation

25/ 06/ 2017   An extension of the deadline for submissions on the Radiocommunications Bill 2017 has been announced by the Department of Communications and the Arts.
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Future of 3575-3700 MHz - ACMA Consultation

24/ 06/ 2017   The ACMA has announced consultation on next steps for the future use of the 3575–3700 MHz band (the 3.6 GHz band) in Australia.
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Amelia Earhart flight path commemoration almost half way

23/ 06/ 2017   The around the world solo flight by pilot Brian Lloyd WB6RQN, who is tracing most of the path taken by the Amelia Earhart flight, is now due over the Timor Sea headed for Australia.
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ARISS to commemorate its 20th anniversary

23/ 06/ 2017   The Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) is to encapsulate its accomplishments over two decades by transmitting a set of 12 SSTV images from space.
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WIA trial exams a big hit

23/ 06/ 2017   In May the Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) began its trial of theory and regulation assessments on-line that have proved to be very popular with about 230 people accessing them.
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Future licence conditions – Phase 3 consultation

18/ 06/ 2017   The last phase of formal consultation on future licence conditions – on outstanding issues – is now open for responses from the amateur community.
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Radiocommunications Bill consultation sessions

16/ 06/ 2017   The Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) had representatives at recent consultation sessions in Sydney and Melbourne, held by the Department of Communications and the Arts to further explain to stakeholders important aspects of the new Radiocommunications Bill.
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WIA Contest Champion Results 2016

16/ 06/ 2017   Avid contester Alan Shannon VK4SN (pictured) had the best combined effort in three out of seven Wireless Institute of Australia (WIA) sponsored contests for 2016, and was declared the WIA Contest Champion.
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Future licence conditions – Phase 2 consultation

06/ 06/ 2017   The second phase of formal consultation on future licence conditions – on proposed changes to each licence grade – is now open for responses from the amateur community. Phase 1 – on general principles – has been extended, to close on 20 June.
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Australian Air League talks to ISS astronaut

05/ 06/ 2017   An excellent Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS) contact was held with 19 questions being asked by cadets at the Australian Air League (AAL) South Australia Wing, Elizabeth, South Australia.
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WIA seeks your views on the Radiocommunications Bill 2017

01/ 06/ 2017   To develop a comprehensive response to the governments draft radiocommunications legislation, the WIA is calling for input from the radio amateur community – including anyone with an interest in the hobby but not yet licensed.
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Disaster communications in Sri Lanka flood

01/ 06/ 2017   Torrential monsoonal rain in south-western Sri Lanka last Sunday (May 28) sparked a flood and landslip disaster with an urgent call for help received by the Radio Society of Sri Lanka (RSSL).
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WIA Trial Exams getting plenty of use

01/ 06/ 2017   By early June at least 150 people have logged on to register for the WIA trial exams with feedback from them asking that the initiative been expanded.
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