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2018 News Releases



Third World Youth ARDF Championships

29/ 12/ 2018   The Ukrainian Amateur Radio League (UARL), the host Society of the 3rd World Youth ARDF Championship 2019 and Vinnytsia city council are pleased to invite ARDF teams, individual competitors, and guests to visit Ukraine and to participate in the 3rd World Youth ARDF Championship.
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WIA Christmas Message

23/ 12/ 2018   On behalf of the WIA Board we wish everyone a happy holiday season and a safe entry into 2019.
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WIA Representation at APG19-4

20/ 12/ 2018   New WIA representative to join Australian Delegation at APG19-4 - Peter Pokorny VK2EMR.
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WSJT-X 2.0 full release now available

19/ 12/ 2018   WSJT-X 2.0.0 The FT8 and MSK144 protocols have been enhanced in a way that is not backward compatible with older program versions. All WSJT-X users are encouraged to upgrade to 2.0.0 prior to 1 January 2019.
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International Lighthouse and Lightship Weekend 2019

18/ 12/ 2018   There are already 100 entries for the 2019 ILLW which is to be held on 17 & 18 August 2019.
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When PEACE was brought to the amateur bands

17/ 12/ 2018   Commemoration of the Centenary of the Armistice that ended World War 1 with Australian special event callsigns saw over 2700 contacts made between the 3rd and 11th of November 2018.
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VI25AJ - Australian Jamboree 2019

16/ 12/ 2018   In January approximately 8000 scouts will be converging on Tailem Bend in South Australia to participate in the 25th Australian Jamboree, AJ2019.
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Michael J. Owen Distinction Medal

14/ 12/ 2018   The WIA is proud to announce the Michael J. Owen Distinction Medal.
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Amateur Radio qualification and examination services continuity

13/ 12/ 2018   Update from the WIA Education Team on the work being done on the WIA’s bid to continue to provide qualification and examination services on behalf of the ACMA.
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ACMA Delays and Christmas Closure

12/ 12/ 2018   ACMA Licence System upgrade may cause application processing delay and WIA office closure over Christmas.
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Urgently seeking volunteer to attend (WRC-19) APG19-4 Meeting

11/ 12/ 2018   WIA seeking volunteer for APG19-4 Meeting.
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Marconi Centenary Event Success

10/ 12/ 2018   2246 contacts made across seven states and territories during the Marconi Centenary event activation.
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WIA Response to ACMA Approach to Market

02/ 12/ 2018   The WIA Education Group introduce themselves and outlines the response to the ACMA Approach to Market for amateur radio licencing and administration.
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Henry Sutton, The Innovative Man book launched

01/ 12/ 2018   A book about an almost forgotten early Australian inventor and wireless experimenter, Henry Sutton of Ballarat, Victoria was launched at the Federation University, Ballarat.
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