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2018 News Releases



WIA Response - ACMA Five Year Outlook

27/ 01/ 2018   The Wireless Institute of Australia board and its Spectrum Strategy Committee (SSC) recently held a workshop to review the submission to the 5 year spectrum outlook.
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The FT8 digital mode used by many

21/ 01/ 2018   The FT8 keyboard-to-keyboard text mode has taken over from the weak signal JT65, which had been previously favored.
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Northern Territory (VK8) Inwards QSL Manager

18/ 01/ 2018   Volunteer Opportunity - Northern Territory (VK8) Inwards QSL Manager
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Pacific island villagers get electricity and water storage

13/ 01/ 2018   A radio amateur from Far North Queensland has achieved a lot for a remote village while on holidays in the Solomon Islands.
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The future of Amateur Radio update

13/ 01/ 2018   A key part of how we operate is the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) Licence Conditions Determinations (LCD), which is to be reviewed later this year.
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AX prefix on Australia's national day

12/ 01/ 2018   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) automatically allows all radio amateurs to substitute their normal VK callsign prefix with the letters AX, every Australia Day.
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National News Broadcast roles Urgent assistance needed.

10/ 01/ 2018   As heard on the WIA National News – Graham VK4BB is taking a break as anchor of the weekly news broadcast, the Board is taking the opportunity to share the load of sourcing, editing, presenting and recording the VK1WIA broadcast.
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The IARU watches WPT developments .

06/ 01/ 2018   Widespread interest continues in Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) technology, reflecting the considerable concern about its potential to cause radio frequency interference.
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Office closure for the Christmas New Holiday

04/ 01/ 2018   The WIA office in Bayswater will close on December 22 and re-open in the New Year at 11am (AEDT) on Wednesday 24 of January 2018.
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ACMA Five Year Spectrum Outlook

04/ 01/ 2018   The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in its forward planning has a Five Year Outlook mapping out the spectrum priorities.
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Locating significant Australian Amateur Radio equipment

04/ 01/ 2018    The WIA Historical Archives Committee has received inquiries over the past few years about the availability of historical radio equipment for viewing and photographing.
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